The W.J.Boyd Knights of
Officers: Grand Knight: Christopher
Grand Knight: Robert Treacy
Financial Secretary: Carmine Tabacco, P.G.K. (914) 377-1492
Treasurer: Richard Condon, P.G.K.
Dorothy Fleming, mother-in-law of James Jones
I hope that the new year finds you healthy and happy. We have much to celebrate and much to look forward to as we enter 2008. Thanks to the superlative efforts of our members, our annual fundraising raffle was a great success. I have mentioned a number of times in this space the importance of this endeavor to our continued financial stability. I challenged the membership to rise to this important challenge and rise you did.
We continue to strive for an increased role in the community and as such have undertaken a number of charitable initiatives that you can read about below. Again, any suggestions or ideas will be embraced wholeheartedly. If you have a thought, make it known. In this way we can continue our growth as a vital Catholic organization and be what the Knights of Columbus is intended to be.
Once again, I wish a happy 2008 to
you and your families.
Christopher C. Farley
Free Throw Frenzy
The annual free throw shooting contest will be held this coming Saturday, January 19th at at the St. Barnabas Grammar School Gym. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14. The cost for competitors is either two dollars or two cans of food, which in turn will be distributed to “Part of the Solution,” an organization specializing in feeding the hungry. Scorekeepers and rebounders are needed. Anyone wishing to give back to their Council and their community may contact Chairman Bob Ellis directly at (914) 237-3402.
The Annual New York Chapter Communion Breakfast will be held
on Super Bowl morning February 3rd
Boyd will hold its Annual Super Bowl Party on February 3rd. The cost for the day will be $40 per person which includes an open bar and buffet style dinner. Doors open at . Due to the intimate nature of the Council, only the first 35 reservations can be honored. If interested, please forward a check to the Council today.
Kudos to Jim Casey, Steve Carlson and company for their hard work and dedication to the “Toys for Tots” Program. Through their efforts, Christmas was brightened for scores of disadvantaged children. Well done lads!
Through the generosity of its membership, the Council has
been able to make charitable contributions to several worthy
organizations. We have made donations to
both the Dunwoodie Seminary in
The winner of the 2008 W. J. Boyd Raffle was Michael Brost. Mr. Brost is not a member of Boyd, but a coworker of Dennis Wentzler, who sold him the winning ticket. The winners of $50 gift certificates were long time member Jack Doyle and the brother-in-law of Rich Bellotti. Committee Chairman Brian Farley wishes to thank all the members of the Council for their hard work and generosity in ensuring the success of this year’s raffle. Without this effort it is unlikely we would be able to keep our doors open. Additionally, following the drawing, the Boyd Christmas Party was held. It was an evening of good will and good cheer. Needless to say, a good time was had by all in attendance. The event served as yet another example of Boyd’s serving as a location to bring good people together.
The Council’s Annual Men’s Retreat was held at the Passionist Retreat House in Riverdale during the first weekend of December. Though the Council did not produce a large turnout, those in attendance can attest to the fact that the two days were spiritually and emotionally uplifting. Co-Chairmen Jerry Desmond and Derek Tabacco thank those who attended and wish to advise the membership that all are welcome during future Retreat Weekends.
Three month old Cate Treacy a huge hit during maiden
trip to Council… Mary Ann Farley back from