January , 1993
The officers at W.J. Boyd Council would like to extend our wishes for a healthy and a happy
new year to all our council members and their families.
A Communion Breakfast was held on December 6th, as members and their families gathered to
attend the 9:00 Mass at St. Barnabas in Woodlawn. Following the service, all retired to a local restaurant
for a sumptuous buffet breakfast. The attendance was many times that of the previous Communion
Breakfast, and serves as yet another example of the increased activity level of the membership.
Childrens Christmas Party
The Annual Boyd Children's Christmas Party was held on Sunday, December 13th at Sts. Peter
and Paul's Church in the Fleetwood section of Mt. Vernon. Refreshments were served all day, and the
children were entertained by the antics of Bingo the clown. In the late afternoon, reindeer on the roof
betrayed the arrival of a special visitor. Sure enough, Old St. Nick joined the party, assuring that
children of all ages would have a wonderful time. Special thanks to Brothers Farley, Miller, Ellis, and
Conroy for making the day a huge success. Many thanks also to Billy McLaughlin, who brought many
smiles to his multitude of anxious admirers that day.
Hey, You never know
In an effort to both raise capital and increase member participation, the council is
re-instituting the Executive Club. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $50.00 each. Prizes will be
distributed as follows: 1st prize - $1,000
2nd prize - $ 750
3rd thru 5th prize - $ 250
6th thru 15th prize - free entry into the next drawing.
Contact chairman Ed Crean on the hotline (914) 237 - 2747 for further information. Tickets are
available at the council or by the mail. Help your council and quite possibly fatten your own wallet at
the same time.
Yonkers Raceway Night
Saturday evening, March 20th will be Boyd night at Yonkers Raceway. There will be a race
named in honor of the Council, and the evening, which includes a Prime Rib Dinner, two drinks and
your admission to the clubhouse, will cost $30.00. All are welcome, but seats are limited. For further
information, contact the Hotline or Dennis Farley at (914) 476 - 0929.
When you would like to know about upcoming events, give us a call at (914) 237 - 2747. We are
trying to use our telephone answering machine as a kind of bulletin board - a way to keep you informed
of any curent council news, as well as providing the general membership with a point of contact during
On the first and third Thursdays of every month we have been hosting Fraternal Nights at our
office at 1008 McLean Ave. There are poker games and/or dart matches featured on these nights, with
beer, soda and hot dogs for your refreshment. If cards or darts don't interest you, then come by anyway
and just enjoy the company of your fellow Knights. There is a $5.00 charge for refreshments and the fun
begins at 7:30.
1993 Dues Reminder
Financial Secretary Carmine Tabacco wishes to remind the membership to please remit their
1993 dues - $30.00 for regular members and $9.00 for Honorary members. In addition, he wishes to
advise that termination notices for those members in arrears more than one year will be going out
Don't be a statistic - write out that check now !!
Attention hoop fans
As of early December, we have purchased a new 27 inch television, a VCR, and have installed
Cable TV service at our office. Any member wishing to view a Knick game at the council, contact the
Hotline or John Honan at home - (212) 733 - 9701. We also plan to get together for some future Pay-
Everything must go !
In an effort to rid itself of storage fees, the council will place on sale many different articles from
our Grand Concourse location. Make an offer, grab a bargain, own a piece of Boyd history ! Contact
the Hotline. All articles must be removed from storage by the 30th of January. The items will be
available for purchase on both Saturday, January 23rd and January 30th - from 10:00 AM to Noon at the
storage site - 230 Parkway North in Yonkers ( directions available on the hotline ).
Some of the items and their suggested prices are as follows:
- NCR chrome cash register - $100 , speakers - $15.00 each
- two metal desks ( 4' 6" ) - $25 each, two manual typewriters - $10 each
- electric adding machine - $10 , electric calculator - $10 , desk lamp - $10
- profressional bingo equipment - $ cheap, make an offer.
Prices are suggested - any reasonable offer will be entertained.