Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism

The Kilmer Chronicles

                     March 2018 

    Joyce Kilmer Council 2483   

              Knights of Columbus                 

Hackettstown, NJ  

                 Chartered June 1923

“SHAKE THE CAN”: Brothers, the weekend of our fund drive for the Developmentally Disabled Children is April 27, 28, and 29. It is our annual signature event in raising funds and demonstrating to our community in a very public way, the first pillar of our organization: CHARITY.
Please sign up early so you can get your choice of location and times.
To volunteer, the sign up board is already in place at the hall. Or you can call Bob Carlson, 908-229-9951 or John Takacs, 908- 852-3322. Email works too:

this year's parade will be held on Sunday 03/11/18 at 3:00PM.  The parade route takes us down Main St to Union Cemetery. As always, we will be marching.  It would be a good idea to meet at the Columbus Club around 2:15PM.

  As always, our St Patrick's Day dinner will be on Saturday 03/17/18 at the Columbus Club Hall. There are two seatings: 4:00PM to 5:30PM and 6:30PM to 8:00PM.  Our fare includes Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and carrots.  Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. Take Outs available.  Tickets go pretty quickly for this event so get them while they last.  Contact Jay Sparkes 908-914-1246, Joe Yapaola 908-246-1962 or Ed Shellman 973-945-3947 for tickets or information.

BANDS ARE BACK: the Columbus Club will have some local bands in for your listening pleasure.  For more information go to for all events.

HONORS & ANNIVERSARIES: Please join me in congratulating the following brothers on attaining significant service milestones in March: 20 Years - Steven Yosh, 40 Years - Joseph Farinella. 45 Years - Charles Schneider Jr.
Also in March Robert Carlson became an Honorary member of the Order


3/2  Thomas Yannuzzi

3/6  Timothy Sullivan

3/18 Kevin Brady

3/3  Robert Carlson

3/9  Joseph Yapaola

3/23 Thomas Tagliareni

3/3  Louis Williams

3/12 Robert Napotano

3/26 Guiseppe Masciarelli

3/4  Leonard Hunt

3/14 Anthony Russack

3/27 Donald Feller

3/5  Francis Kelleher

3/15 Stephen Clark

3/28 John O’Reilly

3/6  Jeff Biamonte

316 Ronald Busacco

3/28 Francis Nagy

MUSIC OF THE RAT PACK - MAY 19 2018: Travel back in time to the days when the Rat Pack ruled the night, as Dave DeLuca performs his one-man tribute to the swingin' sounds of the iconic Las Vegas trio - Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Frank Sinatra. "Rat Pack Flashback" features classic songs from the Great American Songbook, such as "Ain't That A Kick In The Head", "That Old Black Magic", and "Summer Wind", all sung in the style of the men who made them famous - the Rat Pack!  COMING TO OUR CLUB ON MAY 19TH 2018.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR & SAVE THE DATE!!  PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT BENEFIT THE RELIEF FUND.

A lifelong New Jersey native, Dave DeLuca has been a professional musician since 1977. In 1989 he placed first in the annual ASCAP New Songwriter's Competition in New York City and subsequently joined the Songwriter's Guild Of America. After several stints playing guitar and bass and singing in several rock and punk groups throughout NJ and NYC, including the acclaimed hard blues band "Wild Life", he switched gears and became a jazz/pop singer. In 2011 Dave beat out several hundred hopefuls and won a starring role in the Count Basie Theatre's annual Sinatra Birthday Bash, where he was accompanied by the Red Bank Jazz Orchestra led by Maestro Joe Muccioli. In addition to the Rat Pack Flashback, Dave has created several other shows including the Star-Spangled Songbook - a patriotic tribute to the composers and lyricists whose body of work is known as the Great American Songbook - a DVD of which is currently in production for PBS.

We have received some of these links from our membership so we would like to pass them along. 
The University of Notre Dame off daily Gospel reflections, prayer requests and  other interesting material.  The website is .
Another resource is the Dynamic Catholic website at

FATHER MCGIVNEY GUILD:  this web is dedicated to keeping the public aware of the efforts to canonize our founder, honorable servant of God Rev. Michael McGivney.  There is no fee to subscribe to the guild and they only send information out quarterly.  They only ask that you continue to pray for him.  The website can be found at

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


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