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Knights of Columbus Officers
2013-2014
Chaplain
Father Scott Shaffer ( 732-349-0018)
Spiritual Advisor
Deacon Frank J. McKenna (732-286-7722)
Grand Knight
Mark Taylor
(732-245-9445)
Deputy Grand Knight
John Budenas
(732-341-7076)
Recorder
John Fernandez, PGK (917-797-2358)
Warden
Ron Juba
(732-929-9325)
Financial Secretary
John Langan, Jr. PGK (732-270-2985)
Treasurer
Mike Russo
(732-270-0609)
Advocate
Glenn Frantz
(732-899-7368)
Chancellor
Kevin Delmonico
(732-286-7933)
Inside Guard
R.J Smith
(732-773-4654)
Inside Guard
Joe Kennedy
(732-573-0780)
Outside Guard #1
R.J. Smith
(732-773-4654)
Outside Guard # 2
Robert Madore
(732-237-0812)
Guard Emeritus
Glenn Sawyer
(732-557-5088)
Three Year Trustee
James Erbe
(732-278-4658)
Two Year Trustee
Kenneth Marrone, PGK (732-929-9811)
One Year Trustee
Joe Dobridge (PGK)
(732-929-4456)
Lecturer
Nick Crosta
(732-797-1555)
Praeco Editor
Dick Rieger, PGK
(732-779-9203)
Benefits Field Agent
Jim Castrovilly
(732-606-1616)
Booking Agent
Ed & Patty Mount
(732-929-4969)
Bar Manager
Jeff Adamkiewicz (607-713-8470)
House Maintenance
Bob Austin
(732-929-8790)
Council Photographer
Jeff Kupiec
(732-736-0858)
COUNCIL 4969
NOVEMBER 2014
IGHT’ GRAND KNIGHT’S MESSAGE K MESSAGE
November 2014 Grand Knights Message
We are coming into the month of November and the start of the
Holiday Season. We as Brother Knights have a lot to do with our
families during this time but we still fine the time to participate
in programs in our council. The Super 50/50 Raffle is in full swing
so get your tickets and get some for your friends. This is one of
our fund raisers that always does well.
GK Dick Rieger is getting the food drive off the ground. He had
the 1st kickoff meeting to start laying out pieces. We are going to
increase our deliveries to 200 Families this year, so he is going to
all of us to step up by donating, packing the boxes and delivering
them. I am asking my brothers to start by every time you come to
the Council to bring and donate non-perishables. I would expect
that the Brother Knights who attend the meetings on the 1st and
3rd Wednesday of the Month will be a big supporters in donating.
On October 12th
Deputy Grand Knight John Budenas, Chairman of the God
Special People Program had the Breakfast at the Knights. It was
well attend and I would like to thank all the people that
volunteered. John has provided the leadership and the
momentum for this very important program.
On November 1st
We have the Annual Halloween Party for Adults Hosted by
Brother Darren Fullerton and Kim Spill. Get your tickets at the
bar because this event is coming up. Darren and Kim do an outstanding job with the decorations and putting this whole thing
together. This is a party not to miss, so I will see you all there.
The New Security and Swipe Card System are installed and
online. If you would like a swipe card and are a member of this
council, they are available at the bar for a $5 card charge.
I would like to thank the Ladies Auxiliary President Melissa
Delmonico and the Ladies for their generous donation for the
front entrance way project. Without your assist this would not
have been completed is speedy manner. I would like to see you all
at the next meeting and have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
GRAND KNIGHT’S MESSAGE CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
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CHAPLAIN’S MESSAGE
My Brother Knights,
Autumn greetings to you all. Just yesterday, while walking back to the rectory and scuffling through the fallen leaves, I
remembered one of my seminary professors and his great love for this time of year.
Monsignor Mulligan had a quirky sense of humor. You see, he had some type of stenosis in his neck which caused him
to be unable to lift his head. So, with a knowing laugh he joked that this time of the year was great because nature
brought the leaves down to the ground so that he wouldn’t have to look up!?! Who knows? It worked for him.
But Autumn and, especially this month of November, are the time when we think of end times and all those who have
gone before us marked with the sign of faith. Starting with All Saints and All Souls Day,
the whole month of November is a time for us to say thank you to God for our lives and blessings, as well as the lives
of those we loved.
A man named Robert Flatt wrote, Thanksgiving like contentment is a learned attribute. The person who hasn't learned
to be content will not be thankful, for he lives with the delusion he deserves more or something better. As Knights and
as Catholic men, we are called to walk in the light and love of our Savior Jesus Christ, always being mindful of and
grateful for our many blessings. I know that sometimes our lives get so busy and things seem to fly at us fast, but it is
then that we are called to acquire the ‘attitude of gratitude.’ This season, I pray for all of you that you live with grateful
hearts this wonderful life and faith that God gives us. Peace and God’s blessings to you all.
Father Scott
PART OF THE MANY VOLUNTEERS AT THE GOD’S SPECIAL PEOPLE BREAKFAST
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LADIES AUXILIARY
2014—2015
Officers
President – Melissa Delmonico
Vice President – Samantha O’Brien
Treasurer – Pati Mount
Membership Secretary – Karla Austin
Recorder – Patti Rodriguez
3 yr. Trustee – Dodie Burger
2 yr. Trustee – Toni Ann
1 yr. Trustee – Rosie McGeehan
Parliamentarian – Tracy Dobridge
WANT TO HELP
Joe Zieniewicz, our Wake Chairman, could
use some help in calling members whenever
there is a Wake for a departed member.
It won’t take much time and would be a
great help to Joe.
Please contact him at 732-240-3258 or
[email protected]
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LADIES AUXILIARY
—————————————————————————Ladies
Our regular monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, November 12 at 730. As always, new members are welcome
and encouraged to join.
The holidays are quickly approaching, and it really is the
most wonderful time of the year! We are hoping to have the
Christmas family sign ups at our next meeting. I’m excited
for our small but mighty group to bring Christmas joy to
those in need again this year.
Additionally, the Knights annual Christmas Basket program
will be getting underway shortly. If you get the opportunity,
please consider donating canned goods. They can be brought
to the meeting or directly to the club.
God Bless,
Melissa
SWIPE CARD SYSTEM
ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE
The Council’s annual blood drive will be
held on
SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 28
FROM 9 AM TO 2 PM
PLEASE CALL 732-929-9811
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME
TO SAVE A LIFE
As you may know from our meetings and the PRAECO,
a swipe or key card system for entry into our Council
Home was approved, purchased, and installed. This was
done to protect our bartenders and brother Knights
when there is very limited attendance during the day
and late evening. We have had a few situations where
non members have just walked into the building, some of
which were very questionable as to character.
In this connection, a key card or swipe card is being offered to those who would like one. Cards will cost $5.00
each. I will be handling this effort.
NOTE: the purchase of a key card is not mandatory.
A brother can gain access via his membership card to be
presented when the bartender buzzes him in and requests same, You can simply drop off your full name and
$5.00 at the bar. I will activate cards at night and will
leave them at the bar for PICK UP. No cards will be
mailed as a precaution to loss and possible misuse. You
can mail in your request and payment, but must still
physically pick up the card.
James M. Erbe, PGK & Columbus Club President
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SIMON’S KITCHEN
Our Squires and Council members
have been volunteering at Simon’s
Kitchen at Our Lade Of Perpetual
Health in Seaside Heights on a
regular basis.
This is what we are about...more help
is always needed.
Lets demonstrate the first Principal
of our Order CHARITY
CONTACT JOHN FERNANDEZ, PGK
(917-797-2358)
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IF AT ALL POSSIBLE
PLEASE HELP THE CHRISTMAS FOOD PROGRAM
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GRAND KNIGHTS MESSAGE CONTINUED
Reminder that the Memorial mass will be held on November 19 th at 7:30 pm. This is a very important
night in this council. I expect that all Bothers do everything they can to attend the Mass.
Knight of the Month: Brothers Jim Erbe and Kevin Delmonico
I have selected Brothers Jim Erbe and Kevin Delmonico. These two gentlemen are always there when
someone needs volunteers. They also step up and take charge of projects that need to be done at the
council. The latest one is the front entrance way. They did a great job painting. Without them to take
charge of this project it would not been done. It is an honor to be a Brother Knight with you.
Family of the Month: None
.
Vivat Jesus
Grand Knight Mark A. Taylor
FR SCOTT SHAFFER, OUR CHAPLAIN,
GIVES THE BLESSING AT THE GOD’S SPECIAL BREAKFAST
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James Flaherty
Tony Calvetie
Tony Pojnar
Mary Dockery(dec)
Jim McCann
Bernard Barrett
Harry Baratier
Ashley Jameison
The Cronin Family
Irland Conahan
Agnes Malecki
John Holmes
Monsignor Charles P. Cassidy
Harry Varacchi PGK(dec)
The Cozzolino Family
Jeff Werth
Bob Cauda, PGK
Jack Preston
Ed Cummings
Frenchy Jocques
Michael Rasmussen
Rosemary Kempf (dec)
Lewkowicz Family
Louis & Grace Rutundo
Bill Choltco
Brendan Bianchi
All of our Military
Charley Egan
Sadie Novitsky
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Jo Eckert
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James Flaherty
Jennie Pojnar
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Colin Wagner
Linda O’Donnell
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Eric Vecchione(dec)
Therese & Keith Farmer
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Donald Snith
Michaelle Flammia
Jerry Barrett
John Ragas
Bill & Dolores Huwyler
Barry Havens
Rose Ragas
Carmen Dorrise
Renato D. Molas (dec)
Marie Ierzolino
Colin Wagner
Patricia Jarocki(dec)
John Shaffer(dec)
Rich Jarocki
Joseph Salvatore
1LT Sean Screen
Douglas Sheerer, Sr
Michelle Flammia
George Wilson
Gary Eberle
Brian Langan
Douglas Sheerer, Jr
Shelli Wagner
Glenn Frantz
Rick Clary,PGK (dec)
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Monsignor Hatcher
Michele Dragona
Veronica Adamkiewicz
Augi Bacco
John Langan, Jr.
Eugne (RED) Nemechek, PGK (dec)
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Mollie Carney
Bernard Brown
Victor Falsetti
Tony Calvetti
Glenn Saywer
Steve Kempf
Tim Ryan
Greg Wagner
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Mary Bucco
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John McBrinn
Rosemary McClave
Dave Schick
Thersa Torre(dec)
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Sal Cuccia
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Cosma Brown
Marianne White
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Carol Phoebus
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John Berish
Tony DeSent
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([email protected]) or at any meeting. Please make sure you leave the proper spelling of
their name and if they are living or deceased
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FOOD CARDS
Council 4969 is
Initiating a program
to sell gift cards for the
purchase of groceries
at Shoprite and Stop
and Shop.We will be
able to
secure these cards at a
5 % discount and sell
them at full face value.
The council will make
a profit on every sale
and it will cost you
nothing more that if
you paid by cash, check
or credit card at the
supermarket. All the
profits will go to fund
our Christmas Food
Program. John
Fernandez, PGK @
917-797-2358 is
coordinating this
project.
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Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.
ANNUAL MEMORIAL MASS
On Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM, the
Council will hold its annual Memorial Mass.
The Memorial Mass is in honor of those brother
4969 Knights who have passed on in the past 12
month period. This is a very important Council
function, and all brother Knights are expected to
attend. Family members are also invited to attend.
Please take note that the mass will start at 7:30
PM. If you have any questions please contact
Brother Ed Woram at (732) 505-2093.
God’s Special People
You should be aware that the following business owners have agreed to maintain
collection containers at their locations, and I would encourage you to stop by and thank them for
what they have been doing in support of the God’s Special People.
Crystal Diner
Four Season’s Diner
Toms River Diner
Wallach’s Farm Market
Mulberry Street Italian Deli
Blue Fountain Restaurant
Primo Hoagies
Luigi’s Pizza
John Budenas, Chairman
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732-240-7527
MICHAEL T. SUTTON, PGK
MANAGER
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKET PROGRAM
Our annual Christmas Food Basket Program is now underway. Our goal is to deliver 200 baskets, up
from the 193 we delivered last year. The need continues very grave due to: the continued effects of
Superstorm Sandy; the cutback in the Federal Government funding of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), a government assistance program to help low-income households pay for
food; and, the continued negative economic impact on our citizens.In order to be able to deliver as
contemplated, donations are sorely needed. Cash donations are the greatest help because they allow
us to buy in bulk and create uniform packages based on family size.
Donations can be made payable to K of C 4969 and addressed to the council at
113 Tennyson Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753 or dropped off in the Financial Secretary’s box in the
office at the council home.
Please put "Christmas" or "Food" or "CFBP" in the memo field of your check. If a cash donation is
made at the Council, please put any of the words on the envelope and drop in the Financial
Secretary’s box in the office. NOTE: Any funds received after the delivery will be held and used next
year.
NON-PERISHABLES can now be dropped off at the Council. We will advise at a later date when food
perishables can be dropped off at the Council.
VERY IMPORTANT. If any brother (including himself) knows of a family or families in need, please
simply e-mail me at [email protected] and include the following information:
Family Name - Address - Telephone # - Number of persons in family
The size of the basket varies by the size of the family.
Delivery will be on Saturday, December 20, 2014. We will assemble the boxes on the 18th and pack
on the 19th. Help will be needed in this very important Charity Event conducted by our Council and
Charity is the first principle of our Order.
Thank you.
Dick Rieger,, PGK
Committee Chairman
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FROM THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY
As of 10/16/2014, the date this notice was prepared for the November PRAECO, 71 Brothers have not
paid their 2014 dues, 28 of which have not paid 2013 dues, as well, and are in process for suspension
from the Knights. For those who have not paid your dues, please do so as soon as possible. To
check as to whether or not you paid, look for your 2014 Membership Card. If you do not have one, you
probably did not pay your 2014 dues. You can e-mail me or call to verify. Never before has it been
more important for Catholics to be heard in this country. Your membership is a voice carried by our
Order and really does have an impact.
For all who have not yet paid, please make your dues check payable to KofC 4969 and send to:
Knights of Columbus 4969; c/o John J Langan, Jr. F.S.; 904 Eaglehurst Road, Toms River, NJ 087537921. If you have a reason for non-payment, do not hesitate to call me (732-270-2985) or e-mail me
([email protected]).
To our Honorary Life members, we have limited contact with you. Do we have your current address
and telephone number? Very few of you have given us an e-mail address and we would like you to
consider doing so. Please send to me at my mail or e-mail address both noted above.
Thank you, and Vivat Jesus, John J Langan, Jr., PGK & FS
Breakfast at the Knights Report
On Sunday, October 12, over one
hundred guests enjoyed a delicious
catered breakfast at the Council,
and a profit of $720 was made to
benefit the God’s Special People
program. The sale of 105 tickets
brought in $945; 50/50 profits
were $205; and $120 in donations
were also received. As for
expenses, the catering cost was
$550 and all supplies (milk, orange juice, coffee, plates, cups,
napkins, knives/forks/spoons, etc.)
were donated. There was plenty of
help from Brother Knights and
family members, for which I am
most grateful. Many thanks for
a job well done!
John Budenas, Chairman
God’s Special People Program
St. Joseph Council # 4969
Knights of Columbus
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Toms River, N.J. 08753
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November
Saturday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Monday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Monday
Saturday
1
4
5
10
12
12
19
24
29
Halloween Party @ 7 pm
Columbus Club Mtg @ 7:30 pm
Business Mtg @ 8 pm
Chapter Mtg @ 8 pm
Ladies Auxiliary Mtg @ 7:30 pm
4 th degree officers Mtg @ 8 pm
Memorial Mass @ 7:30 pm
Officers Mtg @7:30 pm
Blood Drive 9 am to 2 pm
December
Tuesday
Wednesday
Monday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Wenesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Monday
2
3
8
10
10
17
18
19
20
29
Columbus Club Mtg @ 7:30 pm
Business Mtg @ 8 pm
Chapter Mtg @ 8 pm
Ladies aux Mtg @ 7:30 pm
4 th degree Officers Mtg @ 8 pm
Council Christmas Party @ 7:30 pm
Box build for Food Program @ 7 pm
Box Filling for ChristmasFood @ 7:pm
Food delivery @ 7:30 am
Officers Mtg @ 7:30 pm
KNIGHTS OF THE
MONTH
JIM ERBE
KEVIN DELMONICO
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