Brother Knights, Family & Friends,

 Brother Knights, Family & Friends, I can't believe how fast this year is moving on by. Already thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. I pray that this letter finds you and all of our brothers and sisters doing well. A big thank you to PGK Dennis Winkler and his lovely wife Jeanette for hosting our first Friday Night At Delaney; and to Sir Knight Eric Linder for hosting our second one! Both nights were a big success and we are looking forward to having more in the future. A big shout out and thank you to Deacon John for sharing his musical talents and proving entertainment at both events. Congratulations to both PGK Terry Marsac and SK Ed Ferro for being recognized as outstanding members of our council. Between the two of them they have over 90 years of service to our council. Thanks to PGK's Keith Wilson and Chick Angioli for chairing the event. Congratulations to our newest SK's for completing their fourth Degree on Oct. 4th at o"connor Council. Welcome SK's Gary Rodetis, Sean O'Conor, Jeff Manchisi, Eric Linder and John Warshack. A big Delaney thank you to Father John for allowing the council to be present at St. James Church for our Recruitment Drive and C&B (Charity & Benevolence)raffle book sales. Thank you to our Priests and Deacons for speaking at all of the Masses. Special thanks also to Membership Chairman, PGK Tom Moran; and all our Brother Knights who helped out. I am looking forward to our upcoming events.... Cigar & Whiskey Night (10/31 in the afternoon)..... Nov. 18th at 8pm at the council is our annual Memorial Mass. Come down and pray for all of the members who have passed, and their families.... Nov. 20th is Chapter Bowling- contact Chairman Rob Mathai.... Dec. 7th is the Light Up for Christ Tree lighting & Children's Christmas Party..... December 10th is the adult Christmas party. See ads in this edition of the KL for these event details. Wishing all of our Brothers and Sisters a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Remember to say one Hail Mary for the unborn.

Vivat Jesus, GK Tom Sommerville

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Night of Appreciation


Installation of New Officers

Picnic 2021


Thanks to the generous spirit of our membership, we have received over $1,000 for our charity budget from passing the hat at meetings. Recent donations include: 106th Air Rescue Squad DRVC Priest Retirement Fund Long Island Gianna Center for Womens Health and fertility for $200 The Society of St. Vincent De Paul St. James Outreach $200; Birthright $100; Our Lady of the Island Shrine $100 Maria Regina Church $50 in memory of Brother John Russo Sister of Saint Dominic's $100 If you would like to make a donation or suggest an organization please contact GK Tom Sommerville. +++++++++++ COAT DRIVE RWILL RESUME IN THE FALL FOOD DRIVE REPORT: Please bring non-perishable food items to the council meetings & functions. All proceeds are delivered to St. James Pantry by SK Bill Iannone 

Brother Knights praying together

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Chancellors Corner

Greetings Brothers, May this message reach you and your families and find you in good health and happiness. Since becoming a member of the Delaney Council I have met and become friends with some extraordinary people and am blessed to have them in my life. I would like to welcome all our new members to the Delaney family.Take the time to chat and get to know your brothers- especially elder statesmen. They have led fascinating lives outside the Council and are steeped in the history of Delaney. In my short time in the Council I have learned so much from them and continue to learn each and every day. In closing I ask God to bless you and your families and may he continue to bless America. May God Bless you all and may God Bless America. SK Gary Rodetis, Chancellor 2021-2022 

May God Bless you all and may God Bless America.

SK Gary Rodetis, Chancellor 2021-2022


Membership Report

Membership Report Thank you to all who helped at our recent Council Recruitment Drive and C&B Sales at St. James Parish, Deacons Chris and John for speaking at the masses, and Father John for letting us have the event at the parish. The drive was successful with two new members, two transfer inquiries, and four prospects as well as almost fifty C&B books sold. I would say it was a successful event held with our Sister Columbiettes who got a few prospects also, thanks again to all those that helped. An Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity is being planned at Delaney council in November and a date is to be announced. Delaney Council welcomes new members; Carmelo Manganaro, Martin O'Conor, William Newman, and Peter Raffaele We also congratulate the following members for making their 4th Degree Exemplification over Columbus Day Weekends: Jeff Manchisi, John Walshack, Matteo Ferro, Gary Rodetis, and Eric Lindner SK Thomas M. Moran PGK FDD Council Membership Chairman 


We are open again please contact Bob Yurasits at 516-390-1281 or 516-391-5983 to make a reservation

Lounge Area

Recent members Passing

Eternal rest grant unto them,

 O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. 

May they rest in peace


Thomas J Smith 1/31/2021

Dan Crumlish 2/8/2021

John J Budnick 3/18/2021

Robert M Pfaltz 4/21/2021

John Russo 4/28/2021

Charles J Schiatta 4/30/2021

John Kolakowski 5/5/2021

Robert H. Marquardt 5/10/2021

Richard F Mclaughlin 5/11/2021

Joseph A Bermudez 6/4/2021

Edward R. Scutellaro 6/29/2021

PGK Mathew J Ruggiero 7/4/2021

Robert B Cruickshank 7/17/2021

John J Daley 7/20/2021

Gene Obrien 9/5/2021

Anthony Iovino 6/9/2021

Brother Knights,
Please make your dues check for $40 payable to:
Msgr Delaney Council
Mail to:

If you have not submitted membership dues. Please do it as soon as you can.

St. James Parish - Fr. John Pastor

Link to the Parish Website

Knights of Columbus - Msgr Delaney Council # 5983 300 Club Report-

Collections for the 300 Club for the period July 1, to December 31, 2021 has begun.
K of C Members please bring checks to the next meeting. 300 Club members please mail your check payable to 5983 Corp. in the amount of $30. per number
Knights of Columbus
Msgr. Delaney Council #5983
110 Merritts Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735 If you have any questions contact Jeff Manchisi at 631-681-4728 or


Since the last Knight Light, the following members were

selected for the progressive Attendance Award:

March 6 Robert Wurtz $35 Not PresentThe prize at the next council meeting will be $40.

You must be present to win. Good Luck!

106 Air Rescue Wing $100
Birthright   $100

Brother Knights,
Please make your dues check for $40 payable to:
Msgr Delaney Council
Mail to:

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