Grand Knight: Rich Condon Treasurer: Carmine Tabacco
Deputy Grand Knight: Bill Burns Financial Secretary: Jim Maher
Address: 957 McLean Ave. - 2nd Floor ( Room 203 )
Yonkers, NY 10704
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 **
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 )
Kid’s Christmas Party - Sunday, December 15th @ 1:00 PM
The Annual Boyd Christmas Party for children of members and their guests will be held at Boyd Council on December 15, at 1:00. The day
includes candy, soft drinks, hot dogs, entertainment, and of course, a visit from St. Nick himself. There is no charge for admission but we would ask for
your generosity in supporting the 50-50 drawing that day. Anyone wishing to attend should bring a gift (suggested cost $5 to $10) that is wrapped and
clearly labeled with your child’s name.
New Years Eve Celebration
The time is rapidly approaching for the first annual New Years Eve celebration. The cost for the evening will be $50.00 per person, and it
includes a five hour open bar, buffet dinner, champagne toast at midnight, dancing and party favors. A deposit of $25.00 is due by December 1st in
order to derive an accurate head count for the caterer. Seating will be limited to eighty people, so send in your deposits as soon as possible. The
party is open to all members
and their guests and should prove to be a great way to ring in the New Year. Please contact Mike Brennan either though the Boyd Hotline at
(914) 237 - 2747, or at home (718) 325 - 6470.
Diane Bruno Brennan Charity Basketball Event - December 18th
On Wednesday evening, December 18, 1996, a charity basketball game will be held in memory of Diane Bruno Brennan, the former high
school sports editor of the New York Daily News who died of breast cancer at the age of 35. Diane was the sister-in-law of Mike Brennan, a current
member of Boyd Council. The game will be played at the Mark Twain School in Yonkers at 8:00 PM and will feature Mike Brennan’s team versus
the basketball team from WFAN Sports Radio. Tickets are $10.00 each, and there will be several raffles held on the night of the event. All proceeds
from this event will go to the Diane Bruno Brennan Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to prospective college student athletes. Anyone
interested in tickets or making a donation , please contact Mike Brennan at
(718) 325 - 6470.
30/20/10 Drawing - December 15th
This raffle is an exciting way to help your council meet expenses, while offering an opportunity to fatten your wallet. Tickets are $25.00 each
and prizes are awarded as follows.
First Prize: 30% of ticket proceeds
Second Prize: 20% of ticket proceeds
Third Prize: 10% of ticket proceeds
Fourth - Eighth Prize: Free entry in next drawing
One ticket is enclosed and more are available on request. Winners will be drawn at The Kid’s Christmas Party on Sunday, December 15th.
Upcoming Degree Dates
First Degree - November 20, 1996 - Please call the Council the week before if you will be attending.
Our council is undergoing renovations in order to better serve the many different needs of our membership. Since the beginning of the
summer a new bathroom has been constructed as well as a new office. A new stereo system was purchased and a new bar is being considered
for the near future. Make plans to stop by our new quarters to get a look at these improvements.
Thanks go to so many who have helped in the remodeling. Mike Gilmore has been a driving force in his new role as president of the Home
Association, with special thanks to Jerome Lindsay for sharing his carpentry skills in the construction of the new office. Thanks also go out to Joe
DaCorta for his all work in rewiring and to Mike Brennan for his role in purchasing the stereo system. Any of our other members who are skilled
craftsmen or simply “handy,” and can lend some time are encouraged to step forward and help out.
A large group of Boyd members, their families, and Fr. Duffy Squires attended Mass at St. Barnabas on September 29th in remembrance
of our departed members. The presence of the K of C Color Guard brought a special awareness to all those who attended the Mass. Thanks go to
Bill Burns and John Finn for all their work in setting up for the the breakfast that followed. Donations were collected for the St. Barnabas Soup Run.
Jai Alai - September 22nd
It took little time for the small band of Boyd members and friends to adapt to Pelotas, Cestas and Chulus and to pick the winning players.
A great lunch and lots of fun was had by all and it seemed everyone won at least one Quinella. Joe Cummings was the big winner hitting a triple in
the last match of the day.
Old Timers Softball - September 7th
As the morning rain ended, a late crowd appeared for the 9th Annual Boyd Old-Timers Game/Picnic. The current Boyd Championship
Softball Team met stern resistance from the Old-Timers who made acrobatic catches and showed surprising power to gain a thrilling split of the
two games. Good stories filled the air as liniment was applied to the sore bodies following the doubleheader.
Golf Tournament - October 4th
More than fifty golfers teed off in perfect weather at Van Cortlandt followed by a party at the Rivers Edge for Boyd’s Annual Golf Outing where
stories of long drives and near misses filled the air. Joe Mulgrew won best score at 77 and almost everyone won a prize. Rich Bowman did his usual,
great one man show in running this event.
You and I Nite - Friday, October 18th
A large crowd of members and guests enjoyed a great evening of darts, ping pong, poker and sports videos. Bob Ellis and candidate John
Murphy won Yankee sweatshirts for their dart acumen. John Murphy also won prizes in our sports trivia contest.
While some folks may feel that Joe Torre was the big winner in New York this year, we know some people who could give him a run for the
money. Listed below are the lucky winners and their prizes from our baseball championship series:
- American League - Con Coakley - $500
- National League - Dennis Farley - $500
- World Series - Jay Jordan - $1000
The football pool ( formerly the Monday Night Pool, now the Giant / Jet Pool ), has just passed the halfway mark in the season. Listed below
are the lucky winners and their prizes to date:
- Week 1 - Chris Collins - $100
- Weeks 2-5 - Mike Gilmore - $400
- Weeks 6-7 - Jim Maher - $200
- Weeks 8-9 - Jim Griffin - $200
Thanks to all those who participated, as the proceeds raised for the Council are important revenue. Good luck for the remainder of the football season.
Welcome to new and returning members
A warm Boyd welcome to new members Kenny Davitt and Joe Cummings who recently participated in the First Degree. The Council would like
to welcome back former Boyd members Pete Pless and Eddie Yandoli who are transferring from Cardinal Hayes Council.
K. of C. Dart League
The dart season has started and our team is off to a great start. The blend of new members and last years nucleus seems to have formed a
winning combination under the leadership of co-captains Derek Tabacco and Mike Gilmore. We still have half the season left and would love to see
more support from our fellow council members (the schedule is posted at the council). Stop by and we guarantee you will enjoy yourself. If we
have enough interest, maybe the council will field two teams next year!
Room for Rent
Our beautiful new room (25’ x 36’) is available for rent for special occasions such as birthdays, christenings, showers, or meetings. Anyone
interested, please contact Rich Condon or Bill Burns at the Boyd hotline (914-237-2747).
Mark your calendar-- the third Friday of every month will be our official “Poker Knights”. Admission of $10.00 includes soda,beer and food
throughout the evening.
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
K. of C. Insurance
During Thanksgiving, as you are giving thanks for what you have, think about what you are giving your family. I know you’re a great provider. You
give your family a nice home and everything else that they could need. But what would happen if you were to die unexpectedly? Would the giving end?
It wouldn’t have to if you had life insurance. Give your family the security that life insurance delivers. Give them protection that will last a lifetime.
Get life insurance for yourself - and your family.
Call Brian O’Reilly, your K. of C. Insurance agent (Bus.) 718-376-4336 or (Home) 516-437-3103.
Daze and Knights
How many times can you postpone jury duty? Ask Richie Condon.....Special thanks to Timmy Rehm for his generous gift to the Council.....John
White mulling retirement? - Say it ain't so.....Joe Higgins was a welcome site at the Boyd Communion Breakfast.....Ken McLaughlin claiming amnesia after
his Old-Timers Day no show.....Amazing but true: Mike (Honest Abe II) Gilmore never took a golf lesson.....Jim and Debbie Maher back from a brief retreat to
the Catskills.....Was that Chris Collins at the rear of a three mile line at Yankee Stadium?.....Joe Miller still amazed at losing with four 10's at a recent Poker
Knight.....Kevin Kane rumored to have a special delivery package for little Jeffrey Maier.....Rich Bellotti and Brian Curley quite a dance floor couple at the
Honan wedding bash.....John Kearns starring in "Unsolved Mysteries".....Jerome (Hayden Fox) Lindsay has two new assistant coaches in Janet Coombs
and Debbie Maher. Just one question - which one is "Luther" and which one is "Dobber"?.....Where have you gone Jackie Thornton?.....Rich Bowman,
Rich Condon, Jim Maher and Carmine Tabacco making a return trip to Myrtle Beach over the Veteran's Day weekend.....Joe DaCorta has literally taken
it upon himself to give Boyd members a place to hang their hats.....Joe Miller can still hit those rocket shots into the gap .....Rich "Bookie" Bowman made
a remarkable catch in the Old Timers Day game at Indian Field. Rich started from his position in left field, caught the the ball in center field and finally
hit the brakes sometime after hurdling the grave marker of Bat Masterson in Woodlawn Cemetary.....Did Kevin Phelan sign up for the dart team for 1996
or 1997?.....Bob Ellis claiming that Mike Gilmore was his weak link in the past after partnering with John Murphy to win the dart tournament held at
You and I Night recently.....Congrats to Bobby's son, Chris Ellis, who just had a successful two week run in the Herald Statesman football handicapping
contest.....Good luck to Rich Condon in his quest for a new place to live.....Jim Shea keeping fit with his evening constitutionals through Crestwood.....Please
be generous in your support of the "Diane Bruno Brennan Basketball Game" mentioned previously in the newsletter. Diane's husband Sean was gracious
enough to do a touching full page story on Ken McLaughlin in the Sunday edition of the Daily News last June. The article was extremely helpful when
the Council was trying to contact ex-Squires for his testimonial.....Wanted - volunteers willing to open the Council and tend bar on Friday evenings and
Sunday afternoons for members, and on Tuesday evenings for the Irish set dancing class that uses our facilities. No experience is necessary, just a
willingness to pitch in and help.....