Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism

The Kilmer Chronicles

                     September 2018 

    Joyce Kilmer Council 2483   

              Knights of Columbus                 

Hackettstown, NJ  

                 Chartered June 1923

GRAND KNIGHT'S MESSAGE:Brothers all - I hope everyone enjoyed their summer and had a chance to recharge. As August ends, school is upon us, I hope everyone with children – has a very successful school year.

Thank you for everyone who supported the Joyce Kilmer council officer installation on 8/16. We had a very good turnout. To re-iterate Ed Suhy’s comments, we appreciate the efforts by all the new officers joining us, as well as retiring officers for their contributions to the council.

The Fall Softball Tournament on Saturday 9/29, has been cancelled, as the Hackettstown athletic fields have already been taken. The Roses for Life campaign, for Right to Life fund is still on our calendar for late October at both parishes. Council membership plans are taking shape, as we are investigating “Ask me about the Knights of Columbus buttons” for parish and council events. As a council, we plan to join the parish at the prayer service on Friday evening 9/21 from 6:00PM to 7:00PM at the Church of the Assumption. Also, the council members are encouraged to volunteer-assist the Assumption parish with picnic activities, for the day on Sunday 9/23. Either contact myself, Jim Cash or Bill Harding Jr., if you would like to help. Please pass the word to fellow members regarding these dates in September. Remember to join us for our council meetings on Thu - 9/6 and 9/20. Enjoy the last weeks of summer! Grand Knight Keith Hollman

HONORS & ANNIVERSARIES  -Please join me in congratulating the following brother on attaining significant service milestone in September: 40 Years -Anthony Michniewicz. Also in September Edward Wehmeyer became an Honorary Life and Martin Doncheski a Life member of the Order


9//1 James Bevelock     9/14 Henry Rebinski         9/22 Rev David Pekola
9/2 James Moore          9/14 Edward Shellman Jr  9/22 Gary Quigley
9/5 Edward Wehmeyer 9/15 Archibald Davison Jr  9/22 Robert Uccardi
9/6 Kevin Byrne            9/15 John Gallinot             9/23 Richard Barry
9/6 Wilber Hulse           9/16 Lawrence Cece         9/23 Kevin Hines
9/6 Ronald Walsh Jr      9/17 Anthony Grabinski    9/23 Michael Shellman
9/7 James McCann       9/18 Harry Bloodgood       9/26 Leo Romanczyk Jr
9/7 Henry Williams        9/19 David Tangeman      9/26 John Sylvester
9/9 Robert Salus           9/21 Edward Caufield       9/27 Jerry Whitney
9/11 Frederick Miller      9/21 Martin Doncheski     9/30 Scott Alitz
9/13 David Bryk             9/21 Joseph Matuszek
9/13 Randy Randazzo   9/22 John Manailovich Jr

September 8th -  Church of the Assumption will have a Day of Atonement for all the victims of abuse and for the priesthood.  It begins with the 8:00AM mass, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Benedition just before the 5:30PM mass.
September 21 - there will be a Holy Hour of Prayer and Adoration at the Church of the Assumption from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.  This service will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month.  Let's get together and pray as a community.

ANNUAL COLUMBUS CLUB FALL GOLF OUTING - This years tourney will be held on October 13 2018 at the Shawnee Resorts and Country Club in Shawnee on the Delaware, PA.  Along with that comes the clam bake following at the Columbus Club Hall starting at 3:30PM.  Prices are: $70 golf only; $100 for golf & clam bake; $125 for golf, clam bake & bringing a guest; $40 Clam bake only.  For more information and sign-up contact Roger Hines at or 908-310-3354.  Sign up sheet will be at the Columbus Club Hall as well.

FATHER MCGIVNEY GUILD: dedicated to keeping us informed of the progress of our Venerable founder.  Brothers should consider joining the guild.  There is no fee or dues of any kind.  Simply sign up at  and you will receive the quarterly newsletter.

HALL FOR RENT:  Having a shower, birthday or a business meeting.  The Columbus Club is available.  Contact Joe Yapaola at 908-246-1962.


Karaoke & Dance Night

September 15 , 8PM to 11PM
$5.00 Cover

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