Children's Christmas Party
A Christmas party will be held for the children of Boyd Council members on Sunday,
December 12th, at 2:00 PM. The festivities will take place in the gymnasium below St. Peter and Paul church,
on Birch St. and Columbus Ave. in the Fleetwood section of Mt. Vernon. The party will feature refreshments
such as candy, soda and hot dogs, as well as a clown and a visit from Santa at the end of the day. Anyone
interested in attending should bring a gift for each child who will be accompanying them. Please wrap each
gift and label with the child's name.
K of C Free Throw Tournament
Bob Ellis will be running a Knight's of Columbus free throw tournament on Sunday, January 9th, 1994
from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM. The competition will take place in the St. Barnabas elementary school gym, located
on McLean Ave. almost directly across from our office. The contest is will be broken into both boys and girls divisions,
and 5 brackets: childen of the ages of 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 ( entrant's age as of 1/1/93 ). The winners of each age
group will progress to the District level competition and possibly to regional and state levels.
Applications are available from either Bob Ellis or Jim Maher the first three Saturdays of December ( 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 )
at the St. Barnabas gym between 8:30 and 10:00 AM. You may also call the the Council hotline during that time frame.
Las Vegas Night
A Las Vegas night was held at the Bajart American Legion Post in Yonkers on Saturday, September 11th. The event
was the most successful one in years due to the efforts of chairmen Ed Carey and Bill Nage, along with a battery of volunteers
from the council. The night featured blackjack, poker, wheels and a high-hand poker game, along with light refreshments. Look
for another one sometime in early 1994.
Keep On Hopin' Open
Our annual golf outing was held Friday, September 24th, at Van Cortlandt Golf Course. A group of about 70 people
took part in the outing, which concluded with a dinner and an awards presentation at the River's Edge Cafe on McLean Ave.
Chairman Rich Bowman came away with a closest to the pin award, while the Steve Magee Award, given annually to recognize
a member for his contributions for the good of the order of Boyd Council., was given to Rich Condon. Rich Bowman would like
to thank all those who donated their time to making the outing a success, especially Gary Henshaw, Brendan Kelly, Carmine
Tabacco and Dennis Farley.
Boyd's first ever Jai-alai trip was held on Sunday, October 24th, as a luxury bus (featuring 14 T.V. sets) took 38 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, and quite a few big quinella, exacta and triple winners too.
Dart League Update
Bill Reilly reports that with 2 weeks to go in the N.Y.C. Chapter Dart League regular season, the Boyd dart team is situated
in the hunt for a playoff berth. The squad consists of team captain Bill Reilly, co-captain Carmine Tabacco, John Foran, Rich Condon,
Mike Gilmore, Ed Crean, Dennis Farley and Jim Maher. This is the league's first year of existence, and the general conception is that it
has been a huge success, providing a way for members of different councils to meet and socialize.
1994 Dues Notices
Financial Secretary Carmine Tabacco wishes to advise the membership to please remit their 1994 dues - $30.00 for
regular members and $9.00 for Honorary members. Please use the enclosed envelope ( we are using 1993 envelopes again for
1994 ). For all those in arrears, he has included a Dues Bill specifying the amount due. In addition, he wishes to advise that
termination notices for those members in arrears more than one year have already been sent out.
Don't be a statistic - write out that check now !!
When you would like to know about upcoming events, give us a call at (914) 237 - 2747.
Welcome to Boyd Council
The officers of the council would like to extend a warm welcome to the latest group of accepted applicants: Bob Bunten,
Rob Nugent, Dave Ryan, Pat Ryan, Frank Morganthaler, Jim Falconi, Mickey Brady, and Raymond Mitchell. We also would like
to welcome back the recently re-instated Chuck Slattery and Mike Gilmore.
In Prayerful Remembrance of the Faithful Departed
James Kane, Sr.
Benefit for a Friend in Need
The benefit in honor of departed brother Richard Santiago held in Guiding Star Council on the evening of Nov. 5th was a
resounding success - both financially and emotionally. The highlight of the evening was an announcement from the N.Y. Chapter
that the softball championship trophy awarded annually will be permanently named "The Richie Santiago Award". This high honor
accorded the memory of Richie is an indication of the impact he had on everyone he touched. He will never, ever be forgotten.
Meeting & Fraternal Nights
In response to the requests from many members with a limited amount of leisure time at their disposal, we have decided to move
the Council membership meetings to third Thursday of every month. The Council officers meetings will be held on the first Thursday of
every month. The meetings will start at 7:30 promptly and will be followed by Fraternal Nights at our office at 1008 McLean Ave.
There are poker games and/or dart matches featured on these nights, with beer, soda and hot dogs for your refreshment. If cards or
darts don't interest you, then come by anyway and just enjoy the company of your fellow Knights. For those members who choose to
stay after the meeting there is a $10.00 charge for refreshments.
Please call the hotline if you are interested in joining a group of members interested in playing cards on Friday night on a steady basis.
Daze & Knights
Our last mailing yielded some responses from some beloved members of Boyd's days gone by. Dave Connelly, Sr., PGK wrote
to us about the improvement in his quality of life down in Florida, seems he's a Port-St. Lucie Mets season ticket holder. It's got to be better
than the circus over at Shea.....Dave Connelly, Jr. wrote to us with a virtual travelogue in attempting to chronicle all his moves since leaving
N.Y. , currently residing in Dublin, Ohio. Do people from there drink Guinness stout and speak with a brogue ?.....We also hear Dave's friend
Brian wants to know when the next bowling trip is taking place.....Another blast from the past, Joe Martin has been heard from - is that
"BYPASS-3" van still in commission ?.....We hear a past DGK spent some time meditating in his car after the benefit the other night.....Was
that Jim "Buster" Halsey we heard recently yelling for the attention of the "barboy"?.....Boyd softball said goodbye to mainstays, Bobby Ellis
and John Foran at the end of 1993 season - they'll be hard to replace.....Some more observations at the benefit last month: Ed Carey selling
of 50/50's met with mixed reviews. He sold his usual large amounts of tickets, but several members are still complaining of sore backs and
shoulders.....Ed Backes ran short of dance partners as he outlasted all the women, young and old.....Is Wappingers Falls that big, that two
of it's residents ( how many more are there? ) only see each other in the Bronx ?.....Gary "Gunner" Henshaw looking especially dapper that
evening.....Big raffle winners for the evening were Mary Nage and Bob Thompson's daughter - maybe Mary will invest some of her winnings in
a stamp and mail us the names and addresses of the Columbiettes......Congratulations to Doug Thompson on his engagement.....Best of luck to
Artie Eilert on his marriage and move down to Florida.....Just a note of thanks to the members of our House Committee for some of their recent
contributions - to Mike Crean for setting up a regulation dart area, Bobby "Buttons" Bunten for installing new carpet in the office, Mike Gilmore
for installing new ceiling tiles in the office, and to Billy Reilly for his ongoing efforts to keep our refrigerator stocked and profitable.....Rumor has
it that Boyd is starting a Jai Alai league - as soon as Mike Crean finishes building the fronton.....Based on the number of holes in the walls behind
the dart board, accuracy must not be an important factor in the game.....We hear Brian Curley, Steve Carlson and John Mallon have provided
the dart team with an "invisible" boost - both John and Brian are undefeated......Congrats to John Enright, whose daughter was chosen to greet
the Pope during his stay in Denver.....Did the 10 turkey dinners that Nick Jordan won the other night last as far as the Throggs Neck Bridge?......