The Unit

The W.J. Boyd   #326 Newsletter                                     June, 1996


Grand Knight:                       Rich Condon

Deputy Grand Knight:         John Finn

Treasurer:                              Carmine Tabacco

Financial Secretary:             Jim Maher


Council Info

Address:                                957 McLean Ave. - 2nd Floor ( enter through glass doors of building with blue Allstate canopy )

Telephone:                            ( 914 ) 237 - 2747

Council hours:

Friday nights                        8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Sunday afternoons              1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

**  Please sign up as a volunteer for these fraternal nights to open, tend bar, and close up  **

Meetings/Fraternal Nights:

First Thusday of the month               - Officers Meeting                  ( meeting open to council officers only )

Third Thursday of the month            - General Membership Meeting  ( open to all paid up members )



            The Council elections will be held on June 20th, at 8:00 PM in our office at McLean Ave.  The Nominating committee is putting

together and reviewing the current slate of candidates.  Anyone who may be interested in running for an office should leave a message at

the council by May 15th.


Ken Mc Laughlin 50th Anniversary Party - June 21, 1996

            The Ken McLaughlin fiftieth anniversary party is on Friday June 21st, at 7:30 PM, in the McGinley Center in Fordham University. 

All are welcome to join us in honoring Ken that evening, including all Squires and Knights, past and current, as well as their spouses, girlfriends

and children. The contribution for the evening will be $50.00 for adults, and $20.00 for anyone eighteen years of age and under, with all profits

going to the Squire program.  The evening will include beer, wine, soda and a buffet.  Since the time is now upon us, we need to have a

commitment from anyone planning to attend that evening.  Tickets have been printed and will be mailed to you upon receipt of your check made

payable to Boyd Council.  You may also stop by Boyd Council on Friday evenings at 8:00 PM, as well as Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM and

purchase your tickets in person.  The planning committee needs your payment by June 12th in order to ascertain an accurate head count for

the caterer.

            Please spread the word to any ex-Squires you are in contact with, should you need more info, please contact Chairman Bill McLaughlin

at (home) 914-793-1502, (beeper) 914-587-0116 or (council) 914-237-2747.  The journal ads should have been in already, but call any of the numbers

above for a possible late submission.


It Happens Every Spring

            The W.J. Boyd softball team will be attempting to regain the New York Chapter Bronx-Manhattan Championship with a talented squad that

is twenty strong.  Why not support your team as they attempt this daunting task , and see softball like it oughta be.  All games start at 6:30, call the

Hotline if you need directions.

5/20/96 Aquinas            at Pelham                     6/12/96 Aquinas            at Pelham        

5/29/96 Wakefield         at Pelham                     6/17/96 Vera Cruz         at Clinton (57th St.)      

6/5/96   Guiding Star      at Pelham                     6/19/96 Guiding Star      at Pelham        






Dart Tournament

            Plans are being firmed up for a home and home set of dart matches between a team from Boyd Council and one representing the Bajart

American Legion Post for the “Championship of McLean Ave.”.  Look for details at the club.  Sharpshooters wanted.


Old-Timers Day

            The Tenth Annual Boyd Old-Timers Day /Picnic will be held at Indian Field in Woodlawn on Saturday, July 6th at 11:00 AM. In the event

of rain, it will be held the following day.  All members and their families are welcome,so mark the date on your calendar today.  Bring your own

refreshments and a baseball glove.  A grill will be available for cooking your burgers and hot dogs.  For further information, contact John Honan ,

Dennis Farley or leave a message at (914)237-2747.


NCAA Pool Winners

            The following people probably enjoyed the NCAA Tournament more than Rick Pitino this year.  Listed below are the lucky winners and

their prizes from the Boyd Council NCAA box pool:

            Prize                 Winner(s)

            $250                 Gianni DiPaolo, Jim Jones

            $750                 Dottie Lowe, Jim Kane, Don Cimino

            $1250               John Enright


And They're Off

            The annual Boyd Pilgrimage to Yonkers Raceway was held on Saturday evening, May 4th.  Five dozen Boyd bettors enjoyed a buffet

dinner, the traditional race named in our honor, and more then a few trips to the cashier windows.  Thanks to Dennis Farley for planning and

organizing this special outing.  Also thanks go out to Eddie Carey for bringing along his contingent of family and friends.


30/20/10 Winners

            The winners of our 30/20/10 drawing were pulled on May 4th during our visit to Yonkers Raceway.  Listed below are the lucky winners

of that drawing:

- (30%) “Lucky Five”                -  $382.50

            (Bill Bauer, Rich Bowman, Ed Carey, Dennis Farley and Jim Maher)

- (20%) Mike Brennan               -  $255.00

- (10%) Kyle Honan                  -  $127.50

-  Free entry in next drawing:     - Christine/Kate Maher

                                                - Martin Malloy

                                                - Joe Mongan


New First and Second Degree Members

            A warm Boyd welcome to new member Chris Coppola on taking his First Degree into our membership.  Congratulations to Tim Butler,

Jim Coombs, Joe DaCorta, Louie Fata and Mike Kenny for completing their Second Degree.


Poker Nite

            Mark your calendar-- From June, 1996 forward, the third Friday of every month will be our official “Poker Knights”. Admission of $10.00

includes soda,beer and food throughout the evening.


St. Patricks Day Party Recap

            A big crowd of Knights and their families and friends had a grand old time at the first ever St. Patricks party in our new headquarters. 

The day featured corned beef sandwiches and a six foot hero, as well as a continuous flow of Irish music and spirits.  An informal dart tournament

took place, with Liz Coakley emerging as the apparent victor, with a strong performance turned in by Joe O’DaCorta.


K of C Free Throw Tournament

            W.J.Boyd was well represented in the K of C Free Throw tournament by 12 year old Ryan Fitzmaurice from St. Barnabas.  Ryan won

our Council championship, and then proceeded to win the District, Bronx/Manhattan/Staten Island, and Downstate titles to earn a spot at the

N.Y. State championships held at West Point in April.  Ryan sank an unbelievable 21 of 25 foul shots, yet was nosed out by an eagle-eyed competitor. 

In addition to Ryan, congrats go out to  Matt Saunders and Kevin Supple who made it as far as the Downstate competition at Shrub Oak.


Room for Rent

            Our beautiful new room (25’x36’) is now available to rent for special accasions, such as birthdays, christenings, showers, graduations or

meetings.  There is a special rate for members.  Please let your friends know about the room for their parties.  Anyone interested please contact

Rich Condon at (718)-549-5647.


Calvary Hospital

            We would like to thank all of those who bought and sold the C & B books for this most worthy cause.  We were able to sell more books than

we have in the past ten years at a time when the hospital is suffering from cutbacks in Federal aid.  Thanks again for your support.



            Boyd Council has received numerous letters of thanks from the men and women of the Armed Forces for the many boxes of sundry supplies

we have shipped to Bosnia.  Several schools and other local organizations have also followed Boyd’s lead in letting our servicemen know we care and

appreciate them.  Special thanks to Johnny Murphy for not only kicking off this great charity, but for personally handling the shipping of all supplies collected. 

We’d also like to acknowledge Mike Brennan for bringing this cause to the attention of the students at PS 19, where it was very well supported.  Please

note that this is an ongoing effort and that supplies may be dropped off any evening that we are open.



            Wouldn’t it be great to be able to retire and not worry about money?  You don’t have to die to benefit from life insurance.  You can use it as a

retirement fund for you and your wife.  It isn’t luck that helps you survive in your retirement years.  It is good, intelligent use of your money.  Life

insurance is one of the ways you can be sure to enjoy your golden years.  Life insurance enables you to look forward to retirement instead of fear it. 

Call our K of C insurance agent today for more information:

            Brian O’Reilly               (718) 376 - 4336 or

                                                (516) 437 - 3103.