Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism

The Kilmer Chronicles

                      September 2020 

    Joyce Kilmer Council 2483   

              Knights of Columbus                 

Hackettstown, NJ  

                 Chartered June 1923

FROM THE GRAND KNIGHT: Brothers, as I complete my first month of being the Grand Knight, I want to thank you all for your support.   It’s nice to know there is group of PGKs and Brothers that are there to help me to move our Council’s agenda forward; our purpose of being an active band of brothers to our spiritual community.  Brotherhood, this is the theme for September.   I was pleased to see the participation at our last meeting where we watched Supremes’ Into the Breach video that focused on Masculinity.The group discussion that followed was very enlightening and I hope we can expand on that this month when we will view the video on Brotherhood.    I hope we will get even more participation in September, so please take note of the meeting emails that give you the link for our virtual meetings; it would be nice to see many more faces on my computer screen.  Upcoming dates to remember are:

Wednesday, Sept. 2nd , 7:30pm – Officer’s Installation Mass @ Assumption Church

Thursday, Sept. 3rd,  8pm – September’s monthly business meeting (virtual)

Thursday, Sept. 17th, 8pm – September’s monthly social meeting (virtual) Brotherhood video

Saturday, Sept. 19th,   Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Picnic- Columbus Hall


Vivat Jesus!

Steve Fantano



Please join me in congratulating the following brothers on attaining significant service milestones in September:  30 Years - Robert Caufield,  Arichibald Davison Jr, Robert Frail and Jeffrey Frye.  Also in September Edward Caufield and James McCann Jr became Honorary members of the Order.



9/1  James Bevelock

9/13 Randy Randazzo

9/21 John Manailovich Jr

9/2  James Mcloone

9/14 Henry Rebinski

9/22 Robert Uccardi

9/2  Brian Havican

9/14 Edward Shellman Jr

9/22 Gary Quigley

9/5  Edward Wehmeyer

9/15 John Gallinot

9/22 Rev David Pekola

9/6  Wilber Hulse

9/15 Archibald Davison Jr

9/23 Richard Barrk

9/6  Kevin Byrne

9/16 Lawrence Cece

9/23 Kevin Hines

9/6  Ronald Walsh Jr

9/17 Anthony Grabinski

9/23 Michael Shellman

9/7  Henry Williams

9/18 Harry Bloodgood

9/26 John Sylvester

9/7 James McCann Jr

9/19 David Tangeman

9/26 Leo Romanczyk

9/9  Robert Salus

9/21 Martin Doncheski

9/27 Jerry Whitney

9/11 Frederick Miller

9/21 Edward Caufield

9/30 Scott Alitz

9/13 David Bryk

9/21 Joseph Matuszek

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.


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.