Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism

The Kilmer Chronicles

                     November  201

    Joyce Kilmer Council 2483   

              Knights of Columbus                 

Hackettstown, NJ  

                 Chartered June 1923

GRAND KNIGHT'S REPORT: Brothers, November and December are offer us great opportunities to fulfill our calling to serve our mission in charity and service. So consider a gift or monetary contribution to the Thanksgiving Basket Food Collection, Toys for Tots, and the Giving Tree programs.
As most of you know Father David was reassigned to shepherd two churches, St. Patrick in Belvidere and St. Rose of Lima in Oxford. We wish Father David all the best in his new assignments. While Father David will continue as our Council Chaplin, we are going bid him farewell as Pastor of Assumption of the BVM church. Please join us on Thursday, November 9th at 6PM at Mattar’s Bistro. We’ll split the tab among all those who attend (except Father of course). Contact Ed Shellman 973-945-3947 if you plan to attend.
Equally important, be sure to welcome Father Antony Arockiadoss to Assumption of the BVM Church as our new Administrator, effective November 1st.
October was a busy month for the council. We kicked of the Catholic Citizenship Essay contest at Assumption, St. Theodore’s and in the Hackettstown and Great Meadows schools If you are interested in being an Essay Evaluater, please contact me. We were well represented at the Hackettstown Community Day event. The Columbus Club Fall Golf Classic was held at Shawnee on the Delaware followed by the ever popular Clam Bake. Both were well attended. And finally, on October 22 we held out annual Altar Server Breakfast for the Assumption Altar Servers. Many, many thanks to all of the brothers who organized, and led these events and helped to execute them.
“Many hands does not much work make” – Maureen Toye said something to that affect as a group of about 9 brothers and 6 parish volunteers helped move Father David to his new rectory in Belvidere this weekend. A 16’ U-Haul, loaded to the gills was packed in an hour and half and unpacked in under an hour! The Thursday before the Clam bake, a large group cleaned and bagged several thousand clams in less than 45 minutes. My point – We can always use more help. No one is expected to help out at every event, but if every brother in the area helped out for a couple of hours, a couple times throughout the year, things would be much easier for everyone. Give it some thought, I hope to see you around.

HONORS & ANNIVERSARIES:  Please join me in congratulating the following brother on attaining a significant service milestones in
November: 20 Years - Joseph Bielski, Jr, 25 Years - Edward Caufield, 30 Years - Robert Napotano, 35 Years - Michael Curcio and 55 Years - Robert McDevitt


11/1  Brendan Gross

11/14 Andrew Druffner

11/26 Jose Dumenigo

11/2  Gerald Tatarka

11/17 John McHugh

11/26 Joseph Rossi

11/5  Brett Stradtler

11/19 Joseph Difiglia

11/27 Robert Moore

11/9  Roger Taylor

11/20 Harry Browne

11/27 Gary Poyer

11/9  Mark Cole

11/20 Andrew Poyer

11/28 Jeffrey Gove

11/10 Ruben Lopez

11/24 Diego Castelomendes

11/29 Karl Strohmaier

11/14 Edward Shellman

11/25 Frank Acosta

11/14 Thomas Delaney

11/26 Paul Greszczak

ANNUAL KOFC CHRISTMAS SOCIALOur social is scheduled for December 9, 2017 at the Columbus Club Hall, beginning at 7PM.  We have a full program including a visit from a resdident of the North Pole.  For information, reservations, contact Jay Sparkes.  See Flyer in important links.

NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH: Back by popular demand the Columbus Club will be hosting another New Year’ Eve Bash to Ring in 2018 - See the Flyer in important links for details to this special night of absolute FUN! It’s only $40.00 per Person and includes: Open Bar, Hot/Cold Hor d’oeuvres, Champagne Toast & Party Favors, Music will be provided by Professional Party DJ. A Limited number of tickets are being sold – 1st Come/1st Served (Deadline is December 1st). All are welcome so invite your friends! Hope to see you! Joe Yap

CHRISTMAS TREE SALES: We start our annual Christmas Tree Sales beginning on 24/25th at LaBurnell farms.  More information about scheduling will be sent out shortly.  Please try and lend a few hours to this cause.  It is one of the KofC's fund raisers.  It also is quite the social event as well..  Stay tuned.

TOYS FOR TOTS: Our annual support for the Toys for Tots program begins on November 1The box is located at the Columbus Club Hall.  Next time you stop by, bring a new unwrapped Christmas gift for a needy childDonation checks can be made out to Toys for Tots and sent to the club at 142 Liberty street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840Or just drop them in the boxThank you for your continued support ... Jim Brady

OPERATION CHILL OUT:Help homeless Vets. The flier in Important Links  gives you a fairly good idea what to do. Filling the bag may cost approximately $45.00. If that seems a bit much, partner with a brother Knight, friend or family member. The Veterans have done so much for our Country. Please consider doing a little something for them. Contact Jim Brady or Ed Shellman to get a back pack or for more information.

Work in Progress

    • St. Theodore Church Alter Server Breakfast: TBD
    • Christmas Social Saturday, December 9th, starting at 7:30
    • Toys for Tots
    • Christmas Tree Sales
    • Keep Christ in Christmas