Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism

The Kilmer Chronicles

                     October 2020 

    Joyce Kilmer Council 2483   

              Knights of Columbus                 

Hackettstown, NJ  

                 Chartered June 1923

GRAND KNIGHT'S CORNER:  Brothers, as we continue to pray for the end of this pandemic, we find ourselves noticing steps, though modest, getting to possibly a “new normal.”   The governor is allowing for small groups to gather indoors at a max of 25 people.    With that in mind, we will meet in the Hall for our fist monthly meeting- Thursday, Oct. 1st at 8pm.     In addition to attending the meeting “live,” I plan to still have the meeting be delivered “virtual” so that all can be as comfortable in attending as much as possible.   Important though is to respect the current ruling-- that all who attend the meeting at the Hall practice mask wearing and the appropriate social distancing.   Let’s give this a try!  

October is proving to be a busy month.   The dates below will reflect that, and for all these events, we need volunteers and participants.   Please reach out to the organizers or me for your participation.   I do want to highlight three items: volunteers for our Softball Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 3rd- Field of Dreams, Knights’ Insurance Agency virtual seminar on Retirement- Oct. 14th at 7pm, and our Roses for Life campaign at the Church of the Assumption- Oct. 24th –  25th.   Please note all the events and dates below.

In regard to the Knights’ Insurance Agency’s virtual seminar, we need to have at least 5 member brother Knights to register and attend for us to make progress to the Founders Award.   Attached is a flyer that gives you more information on this event and it seems very appropriate to many of us as we enjoy our retirement or just planning for it.    Please take note.   Our field agent, Gerry Tatarka, has strongly suggested we all participate in this event.   He plans to follow up on the seminar later.    Please register!

Upcoming dates to remember are:

Thursday, Oct. 1st,  8pm – October’s monthly business meeting (Hall and virtual)

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 8am- 5 or 6pm- Would like to have two Knights at all times split thru the day

Sat. – Sun., Oct. 10th and 11th- Roses for Life at Ss. Peter & Paul

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 7pm- Knight’s Insurance Agency Virtual Seminar- Retirement

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 8pm – October’s monthly social meeting (Hall & virtual) Brotherhood video

Saturday, Oct. 17th,  8am- Joyce Kilmer Classic Golf Tournament (Shawnee Golf Resort)

Sat. – Sun., Oct. 24th and 25th- Roses for Life at Assumption Church


Vivat Jesus!

GK Steve Fantano

HONORS AND ANNIVERSARIESPlease join me in congratulating the following brothers on attaining significant service milestones in October:  35 Years - William Burke III and John Kelly and 55 Years - James Bevelock.  Also in October Rocco Digregorio became an Honorary member of the Order.



10/1  John DiLillo

10/8  William Lucatorto

10/19 John Holder

10/1  James Brady

10/8  Francis Kenny

10/20 Eugene Degeorge

10/1  Stephen Beggin

10/9  Ryan Scheifler

10/23 Joseph Magdaleno

10/2  Timothy Segada

10/10 Anthony Michniewicz

10/23 John McHugh

10/3  Walter Horzepa

10/13 Edward Basel

10/24 Thomas Bordi

10/4  Joseph Wilson

10/15 Michael Watterston

10/25 Joseph Clarke

10/5  Rocco Delellis

10/15 David Burns

10/29 Robert Frail

10/6  Rocco Digregorio

10/16 Michael Warcholik

10/29 Keith Hollman

10/7  Joseph Castellano

10/17 Francis Whalen

10/8  Louis Williams

10/18 Jay Woodruff

NEED ASSISTANCE: If you are at home and there is little or no money coming in, we may be able to offer some confidential assistance.  Contact Ed Shellman or Bob Piereth


ROSARY GROUP: The Knights and the Rosary Altar society have suspended their church gathering for the rosary until further notice.  That being said, Deacon Walter hosts the rosary Monday thru Friday at 7:30PM on ZOOM. Here is the link to join in:

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNEY OCTOBER 17 2020: Our annual golf tournament will be held at Shawnee Golf & Country Club.  Cost is $100 per golfer which includes cart, prizes and lunch at the courseTo sign up or get more information, contact Roger Hines at or 908-310-3354.

TOYS FOR TOTS: Believe it or not, it's that time again.  A box is at the Columbus Club awaiting your  new unwrapped toy for disadvantaged children. COVID-19 may have added more to the list.  If you would like to donate cash to the program please make the check payable to TOYS for TOTS and send it the club, attention Jim Brady.  Semper Fi


HAVE YOU ASKED SOMEONE JOIN US TODAY? :  NEW “Ask me about the Knights,” buttons have been made to help promote our Council. If you have not gotten one, please stop by the Hall to get yours. Better yet, come to our next monthly meeting! We all need to help in building our Council and hopefully wearing these buttons to Mass or other activities will prompt someone to ask how to join. Appreciate all your help!.  Joe Murphy - Membership Director at
FATHER MCGIVNEY GUILD: dedicated to keeping us informed of the progress of our Venerable founder. As many of you know, Fr. McGivney is 1 step closer to sainthood.  His first miracle has been approved by the Vatican and a mass of his Beatification will be announced shortly.  He will then be know as Blessed Michael McGivney. Brothers should consider joining the guild.  There is no fee or dues of any kindSimply sign up at  and you will receive the quarterly newsletter.
HALL FOR RENTHaving a shower, birthday or a business meeting.  Do you know of anyone who is and needs a place?  The Columbus Club is available.  Contact Roger Hines 908-310-3354 for availability and rates.