The Unit

                                                  August,  1994                                    




            The election of officers for the upcoming year were held on  June 16th, and the following candidates were elected:

            Grand Knight                -       Bill Reilly

            Deputy Grand Knight    -       Dennis Farley

            Chancellor                    -       Ed Flanagan

            Warden                        -       Mike Flanagan

            Treasurer                      -       Ed Crean

            Recording Secretary     -       John White

            Advocate                     -       John Honan

            Inside Guard                 -       John Finn

            Outside Guard              -       Brian Curley                                            

            Trustees                       -       Rich Bowman      -    3-year term

                                                -       Ken McLaughlin  -    2-year term

                                                -       Rich Condon        -    1-year term


" 30 - 20 - 10 " CLUB WINNERS DRAWN

            The "30 - 20 - 10" drawing  was held on June 16, 1994 and listed below are the winners and their prizes:

- (30%) Frank Riley, PGK                   -  $562.50

- (20%) George Verdon                       -  $375.00

- (10%) Quintet                                    -  $187.50  ( B. Reilly, B. Curley, J. Honan, J. Carey & J. Jordan )

-  Free entry in next drawing:                - J.J. Jordan

                                                            - George Verdon

                                                            - Luigi Fata & Brian Curley

                                                            - Jim Maher

                                                            - Mike Crean

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

miss the next one that comes up.


Old-Timers Day

            The Eighth Annual Boyd Old-Timers Day /Picnic will be held at Indian Field in Woodlawn on Saturday, August 20th at

11:00 AM.  In the event of rain, it will be held the following day.  All are welcome, so mark the date on your calendar today. 

Bring your own refreshments and a baseball glove.  For further information, contact John Honan , Dennis Farley or leave a message

at (914)237-2747.


Keep On Hopin' Open

            Our annual golf outing will take place Friday, September 30th, at Van Cortlandt Golf Course.  The first Tee time is 8:30 A.M.. 

The  $85.00 entry fee includes golf, gas cart, refreshments after the round, awards, prizes and open bar and buffet dinner at  River's Edge Cafe,

on McLean Ave. (at Bronx River Road).  Please submit entry fee and tee time preference by 9/16/94 to chairman, Rich Bowman,

425 New Rochelle Road, Bronxville, N.Y.  10708, telephone # (914) 793-9274.



            When you would like to know about upcoming events, give us a call at (914) 237 - 2747.



In Prayerful Remembrance of the Faithful Departed

Tom McElwain, PGK

Joe Miller, SR ( father of Joe Miller )


First Meeting - Sept. 15th at Bajart American Legion Post

            The first meeting of our membership will take place on Sept. 15th at 7:30 PM and will be held at the Bajart American Legion Post

at 840 McLean Ave (just west of Kimball Ave.).  The meeting will include an installation of the officers, as well a tribute to Ed Backes and

others for their contributions to Boyd Council over the years.  There will be free draft beer and soda served , so plan on joining us to start

the new Columbian year.


Fall Dart League organizing now

            Last year's team finished in a respectable fourth place.  There is room on the roster for new players or a possibility of fielding two

teams.  Games take place one night a week from October through January at various Bronx councils.  Experience is not necessary, so just

come out and enjoy the competition and the camaraderie. Anyone interested can either call the Hot Line (914) 237 - 2747 and leave a message

or call team captain Bill Reilly for more information at (914) 528 - 1991.


Softball Report

            The W.J. Boyd softball team has wrapped up the regular season with a 9 - 4 record, good enough for 3rd place and a playoff spot. 

The team was led by All-Stars Mike Kelly, John Mallon, Mike Ostrander, Chris Stoll and Mgr. John Honan ( All-Star game MVP ). 

Manager John Honan feels there is more than enough talent on this team to bring home the first ever Richie Santiago League Championship



Update - The Boyd softball has swept Vera Cruz ( league champs since 1986, when Boyd last won ) in the first round to advance to the

championship round.  Please call the Hotline for Championship round times and locations.  Come out and support your team.


Monday Night Football Pool

            The softball team is sponsoring a Monday Night Football box pool that will run for the length of the NFL season ( 17 weeks ).  The

cost for the season is $85.00, payable prior to the start of the season, and there will be $1700.00 in prize money up for grabs.  Here's a chance

to support your softball team, as well as add some excitement while viewing the Monday night games.  The boxes are moving fast so see John

Honan or JJ Jordan at Old-Timer's Day , or call the Hotline as soon as possible.


Meeting &  Fraternal Nights

            Starting in September, the general membership meetings will be held on the third Thursday of every month, while officers meetings will

be the first Thursday of every month.  All meetings are held at our office at 1008 McLean Ave.



New Insurance Agent

            John Scherer, FIC

            1550 McDonald Ave.

            Brooklyn, New York 11230       (718) 376-4336


Daze and Knights

            Nice to see so many Columbiettes come out for our annual Yonkers Raceway Evening - looked like it was even a profitable venture for

some of the lovely ladies.....Is that Boyd's own John Stephens who keeps appearing in the news as one of the stalwarts of stickball.....Chris Farley,

son of our DGK Dennis Farley hoped to experience his first taste of champagne when Knicks won the NBA championship - maybe the Boyd

softball team can offer him another opportunity to celebrate.....We hear that Ray "Red" Dunne and his wife spent some time overseas this year - were

the Bobbies and Gendarmes alerted in advance ?.....Our congratulations go out to Joe Carey and his wife on the arrival of their first child, a baby girl.....

Also hear that JJ Jordan and his wife were blessed with their fourth child - a baby boy.....Speaking of children, Zachary Tabacco will be starting

Fordham Prep next year and Marianne Farley is headed up to the Ursuline Academy to start her high school career.....Best wishes to Boyd softball

team members Brian Curley and Billy Ostrander who will be walking down the aisle in the Fall - and, thankfully, not with each other.....Most of us

are familiar with the terms "birdie" and "eagle" on the golf course, but Carmine Tabacco bagged a snake the other day and Richie Condon is still

trying to figure out how to mark that down.....We hear that Mike Gilmore is working hard on his dart game while his wife is in Ireland - often practicing

into the wee hours of the morning.....Ryan Malloy writes to tell us he has relocated from Denver to Aspen, where he manages a Charthouse restaurant.

Says he hopes to visit some time in 1994.....If Rich Bellotti offers you a ride somewhere, don't go unless he's got John White and his trusty screw

driver in the car.....Anyone seen or heard from John Foran - he used to be so dependable with his phone calls.....When Tom Sweeney starts up

his chant of "defense" ( never before heard at Boyd softball games ), one can only wonder - are Spike Lee and his towel far behind ?.....