The Unit

                                                                          Feb,  1995      

Yonkers Raceway Night

            Saturday evening, April 22nd will be the annual Boyd night at Yonkers Raceway.  There will be a Buffet Dinner,

free program and your admission to the clubhouse, all at a cost of  $30.00.  All are welcome, but seats are limited.  For

further information or to make reservations contact the Hotline at  (914)  237 - 2747.


St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance

            W.J. Boyd Council and St. Raymond's Council will collaborate on a joint St. Patrick's Day dinner dance at

St. Raymond's Council on the evening of March 18th.  The cost of the evening will be $25.00 for reserved seats, or

$35.00 for seats purchased that evening at the door. The evening will feature a hot buffet, open bar and musical entertainment. 

If you wish to join us for the "wearin' of the green", please contact John Honan at (718) 733 - 9701 or Dennis Farley

at (914) 476 - 0929.


K of C Shuffleboard League Starts

            A  K of C  shuffleboard is scheduled to start on March 3, 1995.  The Council has already registered one team,

but there is room in the league for more teams if there is enough interest.  A team can have six players on their roster, and

wives or girlfriends are welcome to participate.  Leave a message on the Hotline soon if you are interested.


All Knight Card Game

            Here's an invitation to all you high rollers and wheeler dealers - Come to the council on March 4th for the big

poker game of the year!  The game will run from 7:00 PM until ???  and is open only to members of Boyd Council. 

Bring your wallets and your poker faces and prepare to have a good time.


Softball Tryouts/Practice Scheduled

            Softball tryouts will be held on Sunday, April 23rd at 11:30 AM in Van Cortlandt Park at the Flats.  The season

will start in the second week of May.  Boyd returns fifteen of their seventeen players from last year's championship team

and is looking to "twopeat".  Spots will be tight, but a few will be up for grabs.


" 30 - 20 - 10 " CLUB WINNERS DRAWN

            The "30 - 20 - 10" drawing  was held on December 15th, 1994 and listed below are the winners and their prizes:

- (30%) Ed Crean, PGK                      -  $651.00

- (20%) "Softball 5"                             -  $434.00

- (10%) The Dart Team                        -  $217.00                  

- Five free entries were also awarded for the next drawing.

.           Thanks to Chairmen Ed Crean, Dennis Farley and John Finn for making this venture such a success, and don't miss

the next one that comes up.


Jai Alai

          Boyd's second annual Jai-alai trip was held on Sunday, November 20th, as a luxury bus (featuring 14 T.V. sets) took

30 hopeful passengers from McLean Ave. up to Milford, Connecticut. Rich Condon co-ordinated the enjoyable day, which

featured a full course dinner, the fast-paced action of  Jai Alai, some winners and, alas, some losers too.


Monday Night Football Pool

            The  Monday Night Football box pool came to end with two members sharing the final nine weeks worth of prizes:

            Carmine Tabacco         $300.00

            Gerry Conroy               $600.00


K of C Free Throw Tournament

            Boyd Council sponsored a Knight's of Columbus free throw tournament on Sunday,

January 8th,  in the St. Barnabas elementary school gym, that attracted almost 50 boys and girls between the ages of  10 and 14. 

The winners were:

            Age                         Boy                              Girl

             10                   Matt Saunders              Molly O'Keefe            

             11                   Ryan Fitzmaurice          Erica Badillo

             12                   Kevin Curry                 Melissa Lindsay

             13                   Kevin Supple                Caroline Penny

             14                   Jim McCaffrey              Karen Orefice

            Bob Ellis did an outstanding job organizing this event, from securing the gym to coordinating the paperwork and distribution

of awards. Bob would like to thank his team of volunteers for helping to ensure the success of this endeavor, including Mickey Brady,

Bill Burns, Gerry Conroy, Kenny Davitt, Jim Falconi, John Finn, Jerome Lindsay, Jim Maher, Rob Nugent, Carmine Tabacco and

GK Bill Reilly. The Council also wishes to thank St. Barnabas for the use of their gym for this event, particularly Fr. Toner, Sr. Nancy

McNamara and Regina Saunders.


In Prayerful Remembrance of the Faithful Departed

            John O'Connor


Daze and Knights

        Best wishes to Joe Crean and Liz on the birth of their son Zachary.....Nice to read the heart-warming article in the New York Post

about Tim Crowe from softball rival Vera Cruz Council. Tim,  exemplifying the K of C ideals in action, donated half of his $1,000 football

contest prize to another entrant in the pool who was homeless.....We hear Rich Condon celebrated a milestone recently.....Looks like

Ed Crean found himself a great part-time job to bring in a little extra cash flow - it's called the 30/20/10 club drawing - and what a great

touch bringing Dennis Deegan in to pick out the winning ticket.....Gerry Conroy and Carmine Tabacco finding similar side jobs called the

Monday Night Football Pool.....Bob Rehm threatens to boycott the Super Bowl until they come up with an NFC vs NFC format.....We

hear Jim Maher is laying low in Woodlawn, waiting for the heat blow over on the Staten Island Free Throw mixup - Bob Ellis claims he

knew something was amiss when Jim told him that he got the date from Ed Sullivan - hmmm.....Boyd owes a big debt of thanks to the many

members ( the majority of them softball players ) who helped us clean out our Yonkers storage site. This will result in a $1500 annual savings.

Another weight-loss wager is definitely in order.....Bill Reilly appeared to really enjoy his All Hallows Reunion based on the many pictures in

their newsletter.....Did Bob "Tex" Ellis really have Jim Maher trapped at an ATM on McLean Ave?.....Did JJ Jordan and Vinnie LaRegina

really quit softball to be scab baseball players.....Did Bobby "Buttons" daughter Kerianne really make the first left-handed layup in family history?

Saw Dennis Farley's son Brian recently recognized for some late game heroics in the Gannet newspaper.....Could Timmy Rehm's mail delivery

really be that slow? - maybe Joe Carey is involved in this somehow......