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The W.J.Boyd Knights of Columbus Council # 326 Newsletter                       Summer, 2009

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.




Membership Meeting:               Last Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM, September through June.


In Prayerful Remembrance of the Faithful Departed

Leo Burke, member since 1963

P.G.K. James Keenan, member since 1961

Jane Kletzky, sister of Richard Bellotti, sister-in-law of Richard Kletzky


A Message from the Grand Knight

            It is wonderful to be at a point in our Council’s history that we can once again turn our attention to charitable endeavors.  While perusing the annals of our order’s history, I encountered an anecdote that brings to mind our current situation.  In 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, the famous Bonus Army made its way across the country with its sites set on Washington, D.C.  They were owed money by the federal government.  Because of the financial straits in which they found themselves, they were demanding payment for their service immediately.  In Fort Wayne, Indiana, seventy-one members of the Bonus Army found themselves destitute and desperate.  It was at this time that the Knights of Columbus stepped forward to feed the starving former servicemen.  In these difficult economic times, let us continue to draw upon our order’s illustrious charitable history and give what we can to those less fortunate.  Have a healthy and safe summer.

Fraternally,                                                                Christopher C. Farley


            The nominations committee recommendations for the officers of Boyd Council for the Columbian Year  2009-2010 are as follows:

Grand Knight                          Christopher Farley

Deputy Grand Knight             Robert Treacy

Chancellor                               Brian Farley

Treasurer                                 Rich Condon

Advocate                                Bill Burns

Warden                                   Jim Jones

Trustee            (3 years)                     Jim Maher

            It should be noted that these are only recommendations and that members in good standing may be nominated from the floor for office on election night, June 25th at 7:30 PM at the Council.  All other officer positions will be filled by the Grand Knight immediately following the election.



            Having amended the bylaws and constitution by Council vote on February 1, 2009, therefore, it is resolved that all actions, declarations, resolutions, and commitments made in the name of W. J. Boyd Council #326 since May 5, 1985, (closing date of Grand Concourses Bronx location) are hereby validated and ratified effective immediately.

With Gratitude

            Because of our membership’s involvement, in particular the support of our annual raffle, Boyd Council is currently experiencing a period of financial stability.  This, in turn, has allowed us to increase our charitable donations.  Recent examples include donations to breast cancer research, suicide prevention, and Calvary Hospital.

The ripple effect of your generosity has permitted us to assist those less fortunate, which is its own reward.  Boyd and untold others thank you.


The New Place

            The Council’s Annual  pilgrimage to Queens baseball and its first ever to spanking new Citi Field will be held on July 11th of this year.  The cost of $80 includes a ticket to the Mets vs. Reds, roundtrip bus transportation for the 7:10 PM start, and refreshments at the Council prior to the game.  Anyone interested may contact Chris Farley at (914) 844-7432. 



            The Annual Boyd “Keep on Hopin’” Open Golf Outing will be held this year on Friday, September 11th at Dunwoodie Golf Course.  The cost of the affair will be $110, which includes green fees, golf cart, a lavish dinner, and bottomless refreshments.  Any member in good standing wishing to attend should contact Chairman Rich Condon at (914) 231-5285.


Raindrops Keep Falling

            One of the wettest springs on record has played havoc with all outdoor athletic teams from tee ball to the major leagues and the New York Chapter Softball League is no exception.  Despite this, Boyd currently sports a

6-0 record and welcomes all members and their families to attend upcoming games.  Anyone interested should contact skipper Brian Farley at (914) 424-2106.   


Assistance Required

            Mail addressed to John J. Naughton, Howard F. Carroll, and James J. Gallagher has been returned to the Council.  Anyone able to assist may leave word at the Council.  Thank you.


One of Our Own

            The Council wishes to congratulate publicly our own Carmine Tabacco on his recent election as New York Chapter Treasurer.  Our long time Financial Secretary, Carmine has served the Council tirelessly and professionally, often under the radar.  Congratulations, not only to Carmine, but also to the Chapter for their astuteness in recognizing and advancing an individual of Carmine’s caliber.


Daze and Knights

            Congrats to Rich and Noreen Bellotti on April arrival of bouncing baby Meredith…Get well wishes to Mike Gilmore, on the mend following losing encounter with venomous spider…Bill Young counting down to August wedding… Burns family off on Emerald Isle vacation…Race Rewards: Dan Stoll and Pam Healy still aglow after cashing 50-1 win tix on Kentucky Derby, Jim Jones spied cashing fat Belmont Stake trifecta, and Paul Riccio dreaming of Triple Crown glory after purchasing yearling throughbred “Captain Sully”… Debbie Maher and sun worshipping hubby back from Jersey shore getaway… Congrats to newly minted United States Air Force Captain Kevin Conroy…Drew Given settling into new Brooklyn digs…Proud as punch Tabaccos back from son Mathew’s May Cornell graduation, and older son Zachary’s June American Film Institute commencement…  Eve and Ed Carey spotted laughing out loud at comedy club outing… Welcome to Boyd’s two newest members, David Gaffney and Michael DelNegro… Was that Mickey Brady cheering on Metsies at Citi Field?…  Congrats to Mike Guilfoyle on $50 win in NY Chapter Charity Ball drawing…Bravo to linkster Bill Reilly for finally breaking 100… Nick Califano, proud new owner of Big Blue season tix… Best of luck to June grad Kathryn Powers, off to Quinnipiac College in the fall…Rich Condon spotted kayaking on pristine New England lake…Bob and Kathy Ellis prepping for September dream Italian vacation, courtesy of their three sons…Tim Hearns jetting in from Utah morning of July 11th, attending Citi Field outing, and returning to Utah Sunday.  Ah, youth…