Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism

The Kilmer Chronicles

                  March 2020 

    Joyce Kilmer Council 2483   

              Knights of Columbus                 

Hackettstown, NJ  

                 Chartered June 1923

GRAND KNIGHT'S CORNERBrothers, Lent is the time of the liturgical year when we are asked as Catholics to make sacrifices as we head toward the death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus. Personal sacrifice puts in a position to more fully understand the days that led up to the crucifixion. Just as important, it helps us to enjoy and celebrate the Resurrection at Easter. Before we know it Lent will be winding down. Easter will be upon us  and we may be left wondering what did we do to prepare? 

On a more laic note, we have the St. Patty's Day parade on 3/15. Gathering info will be supplied shortly by the Kilmer staff. The St. Patty's Day Dinner on 3/17. Tickets are going fast! We have Andrea Nies at the hall on 3/21. Tickets are $10. Come see a lady with a tremendous voice and range.

PGK's Andy Seger and Keith Hollman and I are serving as the nominating committee for the next Columbian year. Please help us to put together a strong slate of officers. Nominate someone today! We will be happy to talk to the nominee.

And remember Spring is a very short time away!


MARCH ROSARY GROUP: The Knights and the Rosary Altar society will meet on the March 5TH and19th.  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 March - 10 Years - Richard Dubord, Frank Galka and Ronald C Raphael, 20 Years - Eric Formichella, 25 Years - Walter Horzipa and Joseph Moore, 30 Years - John O’Reilly, 55 Years - John Kietrys and 60 Years - Anthony Grabinski.  Also in March Walter Horzepa, Joseph Moore and Louis Williams became Honorary members of the Order and Robert Napotano became an Honor Life member.


3/2  Thomas Yanuzzi

3/6  Timothy Sullivan

3/23 Thomas Tagliareni

3/3  Robert Carlson

3/9  Joseph Yapaola

3/26 Guiseppe Masciarelli

3/3  Louis Williams

3/12 Robert Napotano

3/27 Donald Feller

3/4  Leonard Hunt

3/14 Anthony Russack

3/28 John O’Reilly

3/4 Ryan Colalillo

3/15 Stephen Clark

3/28 Francis Nagy

3/5 Francis Kelleher

3/16 Ronald Busacco

3/6 Robert Biamonte

3/18 Kevin Brady

BY-LAWS UPDATE: The first draft was completed and approved by the committee.  Council Policies were drafted and are under review at this time. Comments from the committee are due this week. If all goes as planned, everything should be approved by the committee and forwarded to the membership, by the GK, for your review, comment and approval.

ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE: Once again we will be participating in the St Patrick's Day Parade on 03/15/2020.  Step off time is 3:30.  Wear the GREEN and assemble at the Columbus Club around 2:30PM to get our banner and proceed to the area behind to Post Office on Washington Street. Come back to the hall following the parade for refreshments.

ST PATRICK'S DAY DINNER: Our annual dinner will be held on St Patrick's Day 03/17/2020 at the Columbus Club Hall.  There will be two Seatings 4:00PM (need to start cleanup at 5:45) and 6:30PM.  Tickets are a must!  Prices are $15 for Adults, $6 for children 12 and under, $13 for take-out. Contact Ed Shellman (973-945-3947), Roger Hines (90-310-3354).

COLUMBUS CLUB ENTERTAINMENT: Mark your calendar.  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 of the trustees 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