Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism

The Kilmer Chronicles

                  February 2020 

    Joyce Kilmer Council 2483   

              Knights of Columbus                 

Hackettstown, NJ  

                 Chartered June 1923

GRAND KNIGHT'S CORNER: Brothers, It seems that everyone of my recent predecessors regales us with how busy a Council we were, we are and we will be. I am her to tell you that I will be saying the same thing. What did we do? We helped to take down all the Christmas decorations at Assumption. Matt Dilillo and Brian Willis ran a successful Free Throw contest. We are continuing our semi monthly Rosary prayers. What are we doing? We have met to review our existing by laws. And we will be bringing the new version to the general membership shortly before we send to Supreme for approval. We are meeting shortly to create our 2020 – 2021 budget for the Council. What will we be doing? First and foremost preparing for Lent. There are several items that we need to check off in the near future. Some of which could have exciting consequences for us. Of course, we will keep everybody up to date. But as I close, I have just one question. When is Spring again?   Vivat Jesus! Bob Marks


FEBRUARY ROSARY GROUP: The Knights and the Rosary Altar society will meet on the January 6TH and 20th.  If the choir is practicing, we will meet in the Annex at  7:30PM. Family & friends cordially invited.

HONORS & ANNIVERSARIES: Please join me in congratulating the following brothers on attaining significant service milestones in February: 10 Years - John McHugh, 30 Years - Deacon Walter Pidgeon, Jr, and 40 Years - Thomas V Shields. 


2/4  Joseph Barcik

1/12 Mike Tierney

2/15 Michael McGarry

2/4  Robert Piereth

2/12 Joseph Pannia

2/17 Richard Danner

2/5  Brian Kuehner

2/14 Roger Hines

2/22 Joseph Clarke

2/6  Frank Nagy

2/14 David Waguespack

2/23 Michael Russo

2/6  Robert Lisicki

2/14 Devon Souls

2/23 Patrick Burke

2/7  Philip Koskoff

2/15 Luke Suppa

2/28 Earl Smith

BY-LAWS UPDATE: It has been some time since our by-laws have been reviewed and approved by Supreme.  At present, we are operating under a set of by-laws that were approved and adopted in 1960.  Just a bit out of date.  GK Bob Marks put together a committee to review, update as needed and get them approved.  The first part of the process was to look at the 1960 laws against a Supreme provided templateThat process was completed.  Some amendments were made by the committee and they will meet to review and include amendments as needed.  Following that, they will meet to approve the final draft and present to the GK.  They will be sent out to all members via email for their review and comments.  The final step will be to present the final draft, over two meetings, for approval

COLUMBUS CLUB ENTERTAINMENT: The Andrea Nies band will be at the Columbus Club on 03/21/2020.  Andrea is a local talent who has played the Stone Pony, the Stanhope Hose and many other popular places down the shore and other areas.  Tickets available for $10.00 per person.  Contact any Columbus Club Trustee for tickets and information.

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!.  Steve Fantano - Membership Director at
FATHER MCGIVNEY GUILD: dedicated to keeping us informed of the progress of our Venerable founderBrothers 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.


MARCH 17, 2020
2 SEATINGS 4:00PM & 6:30PM
TICKETS $15.00 each