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The W.J.Boyd Knights of Columbus Council # 326 Newsletter                       Summer 2007

Officers:   Grand Knight:                    Christopher Farley                                                   116 Lake Ave. Suite 2A                

                 Deputy Grand Knight:       Robert Treacy                                                          Yonkers, N.Y. 10703

                 Financial Secretary:           Carmine Tabacco, P.G.K.                                        (914) 377-1492

                 Treasurer:                          Richard Condon, P.G.K.




A Message from the Grand Knight

            As the Columbian Year draws to a close, it is appropriate to reflect on the state of our Council and to set goals for the future.  We will soon embark upon the 2007-08 Columbian Year, and our transitional period has come to an end.  As I have stated previously in this space, the future is yours.  We will be whatever you, the membership, want us to be.  For obvious reasons, the summer is traditionally a slow time for Council activity.  This does not mean that activity need be nonexistent.  We are in search of activities, or even a single activity, to light the flame of fraternalism during the dog days.  If you have any ideas, do not hesitate to share them.  Your Council will be grateful.  

            I have written before of the exciting years ahead.  Let us renew our commitment to seizing this opportunity and mining every bit of potential our membership has to offer.  I hope to see you at our Council elections on the night of June 28th at 7:30 PM.

            I wish a safe and happy summer to you and your family.



                                                                                                                                    Christopher C. Farley


Membership Meeting:   Elections will be held on Thursday, June 28th at 7:30 PM.  The slate of candidates is as follows:


Grand Knight:                      Christopher C. Farley

Deputy Grand Knight:         Robert J. Treacy

Treasurer:                              Richard Condon

Financial Secretary:              Carmine Tabacco

Chancellor:                            Steve Carlson

Warden:                                 Bob Rehm

Advocate:                               Brian Farley

Recording Secretary:            Derek Tabacco

Inside Guard:                        Eugene Leonard

Outside Guard:                      Julio Pimental

Librarian:                              Jerry Desmond

Home Assn President:           Jim Maher

Trustees:                                Dennis Farley

                                                Jim Maher

                                                Richard Condon

                                                Ken McLaughlin, Trustee Emeritus


Rehm’s Rules

            Poker Chairman “Full Boat Bob” Rehm wishes to advise the membership that the next scheduled Poker Knight at the Council will be held on the evening of Friday, July 6th.  Bluffing will be permitted.  All welcome.


Starry Knight

            The Council will be open to all on Tuesday, July 10th for the Major League All Star Game.  Members and their families are welcome to see baseball’s elite battle it out in a friendly fraternal atmosphere.  Doors open at 7:30.


Kiner’s Korner

            The Council’s Sixth Annual pilgrimage to Shea Stadium will be held on Saturday evening, July 14th.  The opponent is the Cincinnati Reds, and the cost of $45 includes admission, round trip bus transportation, and refreshments en route.  The Council will open at 4 PM and the bus will depart promptly at 5 PM.  Longtime Met announcer Ralph Kiner will be honored in pre-game ceremonies.  Anyone interested in attending should call Chris Farley ASAP at (914) 844-7432. 


Never Too Early

            The Annual Boyd Oldtimers’ Day will be held on Saturday, September 15th at Indian Field.  Mark the calendar and join us for a day of sun and fun.


August Looms

            The Boyd softball team has reached the midway point of the season with a 5 and 3 record, each of the losses by a single run.  Skipper Brian Farley is confident that the team has turned it around and will play its best ball under the spotlight of the August playoffs.  Anyone wishing to support the Council and take in a game can reach Brian at (914) 476-0929.


Lest We Forget   

            Andrea Cuggy wishes to remind the membership that she is continuing to collect empty metallic cookie tins.  Andrea in turn ensures that the containers are used to ship goods to US military personnel overseas.  Anyone wishing to assist this effort may call the Council or drop off the tins either on election night or the night of the Major League All Star Game.  Thank you.


Daze and Knights

            Spielberg beware:  Our own Adam Piaciente honored by New York International Film Festival for both his acting and writing in “Typecasting,” named Best Comedy Short… Jim Jones quite the proud papa on daughter Jamie’s wedding day…Taking the plunge department:  Keith Bresciani sky high after popping the question.  She said yes!  Tim McCarthy set to stroll down the aisle July 14th in Aruba and Brendan O’Keefe counting down to July 28th Pittsburgh wedding…Ken McLaughlin still red-faced after traveling across the Bronx to take in Boyd game at Pelham Bay.  The contest was at Harris Field, you see… Did Tim Hearns really make those onions rings for Tony Soprano at Holsten’s?... Congrats to Marist grad and future US Senator Bridget Burns…John and Donna Enright adjusting effortlessly to grandparenthood…Entire Tabacco family on upcoming two week Caribbean cruise…Get well wishes to Eugene Leonard, recently discharged from Lenox Hill Hospital.  Likewise Kathy Ellis and Joe Miller, she on the mend after breaking foot, he the proud owner of a brand new hip…Steroid whispers in New York Chapter Softball League after Rob Treacy’s muscular power surge…Determined Wethered still on the prowl for a few good men to revive the historic “Keep on Hopin’ Open”…Jack Cuggy pondering postgraduate degree in Hasidic history…Why is lifelong Yankee fan Rich Condon rooting so fervently for the faraway Los Angeles Angels?...Kudos to aspiring paralegal and top of his class Jerry Desmond…Chris Farley available for whitewater rafting lessons… Meagan Reilly turning out some mean desserts during culinary internship at White Plains bakery…Gerry and Julie Conroy back from anniversary island excursion…Was that Mike Gilmore on his feet yelling “Bravo” after the curtain fell on “Mamma Mia?”...Congrats to Laura and Brian Curley on spring arrival of son Finn…Kate and Christine Maher back from dream London-Paris vacation.  They were particularly impressed with Big Ben…Brian Powers still musing “what if?” after his three point shot for $10,000 at Madison Square Garden rimmed out…San Francisco mayor requesting federal disaster aid after weekend visit by Yankee nuts Matt Ernau, Steve Carlson, and Jimmy Charlton…