Grand Knight: Rich Condon Treasurer: Carmine Tabacco
Deputy Grand Knight: Bill Burns Financial Secretary: Jim Maher
Address: 957 McLean Ave.
2nd Floor ( enter through glass doors of building with blue Allstate canopy )
Telephone: ( 914 ) 237 - 2747
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 **
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 )
COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS - 1996
The election of officers for the upcoming year were held in June and the following candidates were elected:
Grand Knight - Rich Condon
Deputy Grand Knight - Bill Burns
Chancellor - Bob Cleary
Warden - Bill McLaughlin
Treasurer - Carmine Tabacco
Recording Secretary - Mike Brennan
Advocate - John Honan
Inside Guard - Joe DaCorta
Outside Guard - Ed Flanagan
Trustees - Ken McLaughlin - 3-year term
Bill Reilly - 2-year term
- Rich Bowman - 1-year term
Grand Knight’s Message
Last year was certainly a time of accomplishment at Boyd Council, witnessed by the relocation to new headquarters, a successful
membership drive, renewed fraternal and community activities and most importrantly a sense of vitality. We cannot rest on our laurels.
Renovations are underway to make your council even better. Your officers are working hard to develop a calendar of fraternal, charitable
and community activities that our members can enjoy ( see following articles ). However, our real success over the next few years must come
from the transformation of Boyd’s “card carrying members” into “active members” in the life of your council. Please make every effort to drop
by on a Friday night or a Sunday afternoon and at our general membership meetings. Participate in activities of your liking and perhaps
volunteer to be on one of the committees. I can guarantee both fun and personal satisfaction.
Rich Condon, G.K.
*** News Flash *** Boyd captures 1996 softball crown *** News Flash ***
The W.J. Boyd softball team rebounded from a first round game 1 defeat to win their next four playoff games by an aggregate score
of 43 to 15, capturing their second Bronx-Manhattan Championship in the last three years. Mgr. John Honan expressed great pleasure in his
team’s prime time performance and also derived great satisfaction from the fact that “ the Richie Santiago Award is back where it belongs”.
Well done men.
Ken Mc Laughlin 50th Anniversary Party a huge success
June 21st was certainly a “significant and historic night in the life of W.J. Boyd Council and the Fr. Duffy Squires”, as Rich Condon
announced in his opening remarks. A crowd of 230 people converged on Fordham University, some flying in from the West, Midwest and
South to honor Ken on the occasion of his fiftieth anniversary as Chief Counsellor of our Squire program.
Plaques were presented to Ken by NY State representatives from both the K of C and Squires. Former Grand Knight Chris McGuinness
provided an amusing and poignant retrospective of Ken’s years and Squire remembrances, while Jim Moore, who was a squire when Ken took
over the program, shared some of his memories with the crowd. However Ken “stole the show” with his acceptance speech. Who will ever forget
Ken’s personalized rendition of “Casey at the Bat”, which featured Squires of past years throughout the verse and concluded with “There is no joy in
Duffyville, for the mighty Farley had struck out”.
Everyone’s generosity that evening was overwhelming and certainly evidenced what Ken and the Squire program meant in their lives.
All proceeds were turned over to Ken and the Fr. Duffy Squire program.
Special thanks go out to Bill McLaughlin and his committee for arranging this memorable affair. If you placed an ad in the journal and did
not receive a copy, please leave a message on the Hotline.
*** Open Letter to Boyd Council Members and Friends ***
The evening of June 21, 1996 will always remain indelibly fixed in my mind as a memorable point in my life as a member of Wethered J. Boyd
Council, Knights of Columbus. To have been the recipient of such honors and generosity for the role played by me in the history of the
Fr. Duffy Squires is disproportionate to the enjoyment of the task.
To those who were in attendance on that evening and to those who were there in spirit, I can only offer my sincerest thanks for your thoughtful
words and gestures.
As will be noticed below, the second half of that century has already begun.
June 21, 1996 has come and gone - and even with the fond recollection of innumerable plaudits - there is no reason to suggest that the
Fr. Duffy Squires should be sitting back in repose.
The election of Squire Officers for the Columbian Squire Year, July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997 resulted in the following designations:
Chief Squire: Timothy McCarthy (Fordham Prep)
Deputy Chief Squire: Patrick O’Keefe (Regis)
Bursar: Matthew Duffy (Fordham Prep)
Notary: Patrick O’Connor (Fordham Prep)
Marshal: Neil Martinez (Fordham Prep)
* ( Perhaps a hint of Jesuit influence ! )
An investiture of new Squire candidates is scheduled for Sunday, September 15 at 9:00 AM at the Council quarters. The innaugural business
meeting for the 1996-1997 Squire Year will be held on Monday, September 30th.
As this goes to press, the 1996 Spring and Summer basketball program, encompassing 41 boys, competed in
84 games at the Acorn, Turkey and Senior level - participating in nine leagues - and finishing with a record of 54 wins and 30 losses - winning both
the JV and Varsity championships in the Yorktown Heights League - and without the unstinting help of PGK CHRIS McGUINNESS, there is no
way such a schedule could have been handled!
Dart Tournament vs Bajart Post
While the Olympics took center stage in the national media, the big talk locally was the dart competition between the Bajart American Legion
Post and Boyd Council for the “Championship of McLean Ave”. Boyd eked out a narrow victory to bring home the gold and a four foot high trophy.
A rematch is tentatively planned for January, 1997 so start practicing.
Room for Rent
Our beautiful new room (25’x36’) is now available to rent by members and non-members for special occasions, 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, Bill Burns or Bob Cleary at the Boyd Hotline (914)-237-2747.
The Soup Run
“The Soup Run” consists of a group of volunteers from St. Barnabas parish. Every Thursday evening at 5:00 PM the group assembles in
the St. Barnabas Parish Center to prepare meals for distribution to the homeless people by Penn Station and Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.
The group subsists solely on the donations of the volunteers themselves, as well as the generosity of merchants and store keepers. Generally the
meals consist of iced tea, sandwiches and cookies or cakes in the warmer weather, coffee, sandwiches, cakes and soup in the colder weather.
Once the meals are prepared and bagged, the group drives down to the Eighth Ave. side of Madison Square Garden and sets up tables to personally
distribute the food to the needy in the area, of which there are many. We are calling on you to see if you would be able to assist us in this
worthwhile venture - your help would be greatly appreciated.
Boyd Council would like to assist this group in their effort to help the needy. If you have time on Thursdays, either at 5:00 PM in the
afternoon to make sandwiches, or around 7:30 PM to drive to Manhattan, please leave a message on the Hotline. We also plan to raise funds
to help support this program, so financial contributions will be accepted. If you have any questions, please call Debbie Maher at (914) 793 - 7540.
Insurance - Protect the family
The objective of the offensive line in football is to protect the quarterback. To do this, the line must be strong and reliable. Your family must
also be protected. The one thing that will protect them the best is strong and reliable life insurance. With life insurance, your family will be protected
from financial disaster in the event of your death. They can continue to live as you would want them to live. And they would have you to thank for it.
Score a touchdown for your family and buy life insurance.
Call Brian O’Reilly, your K of C insurance agent today for more information:
Brian O’Reilly (718) 376 - 4336 or
(516) 437 - 3103.
Daze and Knights
The Ken McLaughlin Anniversary celebration certainly brought together many faces from our past.....Dave Connelly Sr, and Marty Malloy
travelled long distances to attend the Ken McLaughlin get together. Neither has changed much from their days on the Grand Concourse.
Dave Connelly Jr. also made the long trek that evening and reports that he’s still playing ball back in Ohio.....Ryan Malloy came in from Aspen,
Colorado and said he barely recognized the Grand Concourse.....The Slattery clan, representing several generations of squires, showed up in
force that evening to demonstrate their support of Ken and the Squire program.....The McGuinness family also played a key role in making
the night such a success.....Special thanks also go out to Eurotech ( Chris McGuinness’ employer ) for all the financial support they provided.
Nice to see Gary and Angel Henshaw in attendance and looking so well. Lot’s of travelling went on this summer....Joe Miller’s son Chris recently
back from baseball tournament in sunny California.....Mike and Irene Gilmore made a trip to the Emerald Isle, as did Con Coakley and daughter Pam.
Dan and Tina Crane headed south to Disney.....The Maher’s spent July 4th enjoying the fireworks display in Washington, D.C…..
Bill Reilly safe at home after surviving west coast blackout..... Many members looking forward to the Sept. 14th Honan wedding bash.....John Enright
and Doubleday’s restaurant a perfect fit.....Can’t anybody beat Rich Condon at ping pong?.....Ken McLaughlin dusting off his knuckler for Old Timer’s
Day…..Best of luck to Mike “Oscar” Ostrander and Mike “Felix” Kenny in their new digs.....Carmine Tabacco a smash hit on his recent trip
to Hollywood - Florida.....Boyd well represented at recent Vera Cruz benefit for a stricken brother.....Gianni “Jet” DiPaolo vying for title of fastest Boyd
ballplayer ever - is the current record holder really Dennis Farley ?.....Bob and Kathy Ellis hosting kinfolk from the confederacy.....Bob Rehm recently
spotted teaching the fine art of fishing to his son Karl.....Special thanks go out to Joe Dacorta and Mike Brennan for doing all the shopping for our new
stereo system. They both claim that they’ve also contributed the lions share of money that paid for the system while learning to play darts.....With
the new stereo system in place, it’s just a matter of time before the Guinness record for longest Macarena line falls.....Jim Naughton and his lovely
daughters paid a surprise visit to the Council in August. He still works for GM, has become a Michigan State fan and plays a mean game of ping pong.
Threatens to visit again at Christmas time.....How long has Dennis Farley been pitching for Boyd? - the Meadowlands didn’t exist yet, U.S. troops were
still in Vietnam, and people were still square dancing at Poe Park.....