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Brother Knights, Family & Friends,

 As our summer is quickly coming to an end, I pray that this letter finds that you and your families are doing well. Our Colombian year began with a very sad start as we lost four beloved members in 20 short days: Ed Scutellaro, John Daley, Edward Kruckshank and PGK Mat Ruggerio. May their souls and the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. I want to thank all of the members who responded to the calling post message and attended our wake services. One of the most important tasks we do as Knights of Columbus members is to attend the wake service and pray as a group for the repose of the soul of a departed brother. We pay our respects to the family and friends of the departed and offer them comfort during their time of need. I pray that these calls are few and far between going forward. On a lighter note, I wish to thank PGK Matt Antonucci and Chancellor Garry Rodetis for a job well done on our Yankee vs. Mets tailgate party. Although the game rained out, a good time was had by all! Both Yankee & Mets fans were able to maintain their pride imagining how their team would have won! I for one am looking ahead to our upcoming September and October events and I hope that you will join us.

Remember to say one Hail Mary for the unborn.

Vivat Jesus, GK Tom Sommerville

 

Calendar of Events

 

Thu 09/16                  Council Meeting - 3rd Thursday of the Month

Fri 09/24                    Night of Recognition

Tue 10/05                  Exec meeting

Thu 10/07                  Council Meeting - 1st Thursday of the Month

Fri 10/08                    Delaney Night

Mon 10/11                 Columbus Day

Mon 10/11                 Columbiettes Meeting

Sat 10/16                   Blessed Fr. McGivney Pilgrimage to St. Mary's

Tue 10/19                  B.O.D. Meeting

Thu 10/21                  Council Meeting - 3rd Thursday of the Month

Fri 10/22                    Delaney Oktoberfest

Sun 10/31                  Cigar Night

Mon 11/01                 All Saints Day

Tue 11/02                  All Souls Day

Tue 11/02                  Exec Meeting

Thu 11/04                  Council Meeting - 1st Thursday of the Month

Fri 11/05                    Columbiettes Gift Card Bingo

Mon 11/08                 Columbiettes Meeting

Thu 11/11                  Vetrans Day

Thu 11/18                  Council Memorial Mass - 3rd Thurs of the Month

Sat 11/20                   C&B Bowling

Thu 11/25                  Thanksgiving

Tue 11/30                  Exec meeting

Thu 12/02                  Council Meeting - 1st Thursday of the Month

Picnic 2021

CHARITY REPORT:

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 

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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 to:

Knights of Columbus Msgr. Delaney Council #5983 110 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735 If you have any questions contact Jeff Manchisi at jmancpa2008@yahoo.com

July 2021 - 300 Club Winners Congratulations : You are one the Winners! 300 Club Drawing

Julia Rose 25

Louis Delio 25

Al Porto 25

Jerry

Tuohey 25

Gayle Manchisi 25

Michelle Sevino 25

Frank Venezia 50

Lorraine Brown 50

Julia Colini 100

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Chancellors Corner

My brothers, I hope this finds you and families healthy and enjoying the remaining days of summer. In December 2020, Pope Francis recalled the 150th Anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph”. The Holy Father wrote that St. Joseph has helped us to see the importance of ‘ordinary people”, who though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. These people often go unnoticed, a daily and discreet hidden presence. With that in mind, I would like to acknowledge one of our Brothers whose hard work should be appreciated - PGK and Corporation President Rich Tucci. Rich puts in a lot of time and effort to ensure the Council runs smoothly. It is a thankless job and Rich performs it with very little recognition. Our Council is considered one of the best in the district due in large part to Rich’s efforts. Thank you, Rich, for all you do!

May God Bless you all and may God Bless America.

SK Gary Rodetis, Chancellor 2021-2022

 

Membership Report

Besides our charitable works, recruitment of new members and retention of our current members are a top priority of our Order and our council. As the saying goes "the more hands, the less work" rings true when it comes to getting all the things done our council does during a Fraternal Year. The ask of our Brother Knights, as well as our Sister Columbiettes, is to make a commitment to get involved in something at the council now that we are back "Open for Business". Get involved in helping or donating to a council fundraiser, volunteer to help at a social event, attend a council meeting, attend a social event, join the Knight Light group that prepares the publication for mailing to our members, help solicit ads for the upcoming PGK Journal, or share your ideas on what event you would like to see at the council and let's continue to keep Delaney Council as one of the leaders in Nassau County with Columbianism. As we all bring our time and talents to the council, don't forget how we all became a part of the Delaney family, someone asked us to join. Please ask someone to join us and the good works we do, have a great summer and look forward to seeing you at the council. SK Thomas M. Moran PGK FDD Council 

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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

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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

MEMBERSHIP DUES
Brother Knights,
Please make your dues check for $40 payable to:
Msgr Delaney Council
Mail to:
PHILIP BRUNO
456 N SYRCUSE AVE MASSAPEQUA, NY 1175

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

Membership Director's Report

As summer winds down, kids start getting ready to go back to school, and cool autumn nights are on the horizon we are starting to gear up at the council for a great Fraternal Year. I am proud to announce that as I write this article, we will have 6 new members making their Exemplification on August 19th. We welcome our new members' time and talents and look forward to their contributions to our council. Thanks to our recruiters Giuseppe Mendola and PGK Dennis Winkler for doing what we are all asked to do, they simply asked them to join. Our annual fall recruitment drive weekend will be planned at St. James in October, details to follow as soon as confirmed. Stay well and look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming events.

SK Thomas M. Moran PGK FDD
Council Membership Chairman+
SK Thomas M. Moran
PGK,FDD
Council Membership Chairman

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
to:
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 jmancpa2008@yahoo.com

ATTENDANCE AWARD

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!

RECENT CHARITABLE DONATIONS
106 Air Rescue Wing $100
Birthright   $100

MEMBERSHIP DUES
Brother Knights,
Please make your dues check for $40 payable to:
Msgr Delaney Council
Mail to:
PHILIP BRUNO
456 N SYRCUSE AVE MASSAPEQUA, NY 1175

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