GRAND KNIGHT - DONALD DARCY

NEXT MONTH’S
EVENTS
Knights of Columbus Fairview Council # 4044
1599 Memorial Drive Chicopee, MA 01020
Council Website: www.kofc4044.com
Dec 1
Officers Meeting
Member’s Lounge: 533-2877
Financial Secretary’s Office: 536-2835
Dec 2
Soldiers’ Home
Dec 8
Council Meeting
Dec 14
Children’s
Christmas Party
Dec 15
Board Meeting
Dec 22
Council Meeting
Dec 31
New Years Eve Party
Grand Knight
pg 1
Father Guidi
pg 2
Memorial Mass
Insurance
pg 3
Fourth Degree
Prayer Intentions
24th Annual
Thanksgiving
pg 4
Children’s
Christmas Party
pg 5
Home Association
pg 6
Lounge News
Cookie Swap
E-mail: [email protected]
GRAND KNIGHT - DONALD DARCY
Brothers,
My Brother Knights,
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collecting for her is immeasurable. Thank You All for making this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive a great
I thank Dave Saraiva PGK and Lecturer Jim McKinnon for a very lively Western Night. A whole
success.
lot of foot stomping music and great food (what a combo) made for a fantastic evening, thanks
guys!
For
the upcoming events, we are having the Wine and Beer Casino Night on Friday November 1st,
a Memorial Mass will be on Tuesday, November 12, Our Council Chaplain, Fr. Matthew Guidi will
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in the lounge on Saturday November 16, and our Annual Thanksgiving day meal on November
net, Doris Hachey, and Gloria LaMarche. I would also like to personally thank all the volunteers
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GK tasting was very successful. Ten vendors and numerous sponsors attended the
event and our council was well represented by almost all of its officers. A thanks to Greg and
Linda Komer, along with committee stalwarts Richard and Dottie McKenna, Roger Fontaine and
Ed LeBlanc DGK.
pg 7
A special thanks to Deacon Pete Hebert and Ed Stawarz for a beautifully done Living Rosary. The
Sorrowful Mysteries were recited, the singing was provided by Gloria LaMarche, accompanied by
Lynn Bennis on the organ. The event was well attended. Please plan on participating in our May
Living Rosary.
Beer & Wine
Supporters
pg 8
A job well done and a big thank you to Jessica and Kevin Godek and their committee for a fun
filled Children's Halloween Party!!
Advertisers
pg 9
Council Officers
pg 10
Volunteer
New Year’s Eve
Volunteering
November
Calendar
A Third Degree Exemplification will be held Oct. 26th at the Palmer Council and don’t forget our
Council will be performing a 1st and 2nd degree Exemplification on Sunday Nov. 2nd.
VIVAT JESU
Donald Darcy, Grand Knight
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CHAPLAIN - FR. MATTHEW GUIDI
My Dear Brother Knights,
I write this newsletter with a rather heavy heart. Since I have moved out of Ste. Rose de Lima Parish in
Chicopee and been in flux of other ventures and assignments, I have found myself becoming rather
busy. My other duties appear to have limited my time with the Knights as well as other important organizations in my life. Before I became both Chaplain and Faithful Friar for 4044 Council and 2670
Assembly, the duties were split with Fr. Roland Galipeau as Chaplain and Fr. Francis X. Sullivan as
Faithful Friar. Fr. Galipeau passed away nearly two years ago in winter of 2013. Fr. Sullivan is retired
and no longer able to be Faithful Friar.
In June of 2014, the Diocese of Springfield received a brand new priest by the name of Fr. Frank Lawlor. Fr. Lawlor has
been assigned to St. Anne's in the Fairview section of Chicopee for his first assignment. Fr. Lawlor is very friendly with
the Knights of Columbus and has a history of supporting the Knights. I spoke with Fr. Lawlor about accepting my responsibilities as chaplain so as to better serve the Knights since he is very close by. Bishop Mitch and Grand Knight,
Donald Darcy also agreed that this move would be a good one.
Therefore, this is my final newsletter and Fr. Frank Lawlor takes over as chaplain of the Knights of Columbus Council
4044 immediately. Please know of my love and devotion for the Knights of Columbus. I will continue to remain Faithful Friar of the 2670 Assembly and hope to attend your events as my schedule allows. This was a very difficult decision
for me to make but I didn't want the council to suffer in my absence with an increase in duties. Also, I know that Fr.
Lawlor is an outstanding priest and know that you are safe in his hands.
Please keep all is us in your prayers during this time of transition!
In Christ,
Fr. Matthew Guidi, former Chaplain 4044
MEMORIAL MASS SERVICE
TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 11, 2014 at 7:00pm
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
CELEBRATED BY OUR COUNCIL CHAPLAIN
REV. FR. FRANK LAWLOR
And
DEACON PETE HEBERT
Please join us with your family, friends, and neighbors
For this Mass of Remembrance
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FOURTH DEGREE
Dear Brother Knights,
The Ice cream social at the Soldiers Home was great. We had a great turn out. Thank you! We will be at the Soldiers
Home again on November 18th. Please join us.
We are still looking for someone to take the position of Faithful Purser. We are also looking for help with The Wreaths
Across America. It’s always a powerful day and the families are so very grateful.
I want to thank some of the Guards for doing a great job at the Wine & Beer Tasting: Ed LaFromboise., Richard
Beaudry., Eugene Murphy, and Don Gladu. A wonderful evening was had by all and for a very good cause.
Our next Honor Guard rehearsal is November 7th and our meeting will be on the 12th.
Have a safe, blessed and wonderful month!
VIVAT JESU
Scott C. Lafond, Faithful Navigator
PRAYER INTENTIONS
Please remember to keep in your prayers all of the Brother Knights and members of their families that have passed away,
those who are sick and elderly, for all Priests and religious vocations, for the life of the unborn, and remember to keep
the men and women serving in our military safe, so they may return home to their loved ones.
We ask that you pray for the repose of the souls of , Brother Knight Donald Gagne who leaves behind his wife Una,
Brother Knight Jack Conway who leaves behind his wife Angela, Brother Knight Tom Tucker who leaves behind his
wife Anita, Brother Knight Raymond Pepin who leaves behind his wife Nancy, Brother Knight Michael Dubour Sr.
who leaves behind his wife Mary.
Fr. Matthew Guidi, Chaplain
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24th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER
WE NEED YOU
Important: Every year the Job Corps donates the use of their bus. I am in need of someone with a bus
drivers license to pick up and bring home those individuals without transportation. The hours are from
approximately 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Ron
THANKSGIVING DAY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27th, FROM NOON TO 2 P.M. OUR COUNCIL,
THE FAIRVIEW KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS WILL BE HOSTING OUR THANKSGIVING DINNER.
THIS DINNER IS AIMED AT PROVIDING A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER FOR
ANY PERSON OR FAMILY THAT IS NEEDY, HUNGRY, OR LONELY FOR FREE.
IN ADDITION TO THE DINNER SERVED AT OUR HALL, MEALS ARE ALSO DELIVERED TO
THOSE WHO ARE HOUSE BOUND. WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF WESTMASS ELDERCAREAND YOU, OUR MEMBERS AND YOUR FAMILIES. TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE FOR
THOSE IN NEED FROM THE CHICOPEE SOUP KITCHEN TO THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS.
IN ADDITION WE PROVIDE MEALS FOR KATE’S KITCHEN IN HOLYOKE AND THE
CHICOPEE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB ON THIS SPECIAL DAY.
IF YOU ARE OR KNOW OF ANY FAMILY MEMBERS OR FRIENDS WHO ARE IN
NEED OR JUST LONELY, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BE A PART OF OUR FAMILY
ON THIS VERY SPECIAL DAY.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION,
CALL 532-2011 OR 246-5185.
THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT FUNCTION AND REQUIRES HUNDREDS OF MAN-HOURS ALL
WEEK LONG. WE SERVED OVER 3800 PEOPLE LAST YEAR. WE NEED PEOPLE TO ASSIST
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY IN THE MORNING HOURS STARTING AT 8 AM AND
THURSDAY ALL DAY. WE ARE ESPECIALLY IN NEED OF DRIVERS TO DELIVER MEALS TO
SHUT-INS, STARTING AT 8 A.M. DRIVERS ARE DONE BEFORE 12 NOON. ALSO, WE START
PUTTING TOGETHER THE “TO GO BAGS” AT 5AM ON THANKSGIVING MORNING.
SIGN UP SHEETS ARE IN THE LOUNGE OR YOU CAN CALL
P.G.K. RON BELAIR AT 246-5185.
THIS IS A REWARDING EXPERIENCE
WE HOPE YOU SHARE IN THE JOY OF IT WITH US.
Happy Holidays, Ron
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ANNUAL HOME ASSOCIATION MEETING
The annual meeting of the Home Association will be held on Monday November 17, 2014 at 7:00pm. This meeting will
be held at the Castle of Knights Meeting and Banquet House 1599 Memorial Drive Chicopee, Ma. 01020. Four Board
members that are up for re-election have decided to seek another term. They are, in alphabetical order, Kevin Godek, Ed
LaFromboise, Steve Martin, and Jim Patrick. PGK Arnold Craven has decided not to run for reelection to the Board.
We thank him for his years of service to the Council as well as the Board of Directors.
There was one letter submitted by PGK, PFN, Peter Panaretos for election to the Board and there is still one vacancy
that needs to be filled. Nominations will be accepted from the floor the evening of the elections. The names of those
nominated from the floor will be placed on the ballot starting in the sixth position in the order they are nominated and
accepted as candidates. There will be a light buffet at 6:00pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Paul Phaneuf, President of the Board
LOUNGE NEWS
We now have the Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket Package which means we can get up to four football games, on any
one of our four televisions, at the same time, in the Member’s Lounge. The lounge is open at Noon on Sundays and will
close at the bartenders discretion in the evening, depending on the crowd.
The Member’s Lounge is there for you to enjoy. Bring a group of friends and enjoy all that the lounge has to offer. Comfortable seating, plenty of room, two free pool tables, four televisions, cribbage boards and other card games. We also
have Popcorn, Hotdogs, and other snacks for your convenience.
A great place for a football party or large gathering of friends and relatives. The lounge has an occupancy of one hundred
and is perfect for parties of fifty or seventy people. Please call the lounge at (413) 533-2877 and book your party for
groups larger than twenty. We can even cater your event using are own banquet facility.
The Lounge Committee
ANNUAL LADIES CHRISTMAS COOKIE SWAP
Join us on Tuesday, Dec 9th at 6 p.m. in the lounge for the Annual Ladies Christmas Cookie Swap. Bring 3 or 4 dozen
home baked cookies and display on a platter or in a large container (cookies should be ideally related to Christmas) - no
store bought please. After enjoying a light dinner of soup and sandwiches, each lady will select two or three cookies
from each kind of cookie and place in a separate plastic container or bag. One lucky lady will win the door prize drawing of a fresh Christmas wreath to hang in her home. Please bring a donation of new winter mittens/gloves, scarf or hat
to be donated to Lorraine's Soup Kitchen. The sign up sheet for this event will be available on the lounge bulletin board
very soon. Please be sure to register along with indicating on the sheet the kind of cookie that you are bringing in order
to try to avoid duplicates.
Please contact Louise King at 413-313-3685 with questions.
Thank you!
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
The volunteer of the month is Gloria LaMarche., Those of you who know Gloria know that she has a beautiful singing
voice which she gladly shares with us at our many events, especially our Living Rosary,. Gloria is a very giving person
and always willing to lend a hand whenever and wherever possible. She works Bingo, Spaghetti Suppers, Tootsie Roll
Drive just to name a few. Congratulations Gloria, and thank you for all that you do.
Donald Darcy, Grand Knight
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NEW YEAR’S EVE
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, CASINO, DINNER AND DANCE
The holidays are fast approaching and before you know it 2015 will be here. Once again an unforgettable evening of entertainment, luck, dining and dancing is awaiting you at our New Year’s Eve event. Opening at 6:00 p.m. for cocktail
hour, we will feature a Casino complete with roulette table, cash wheel, chug-a-lug and a $1,000.00 dollar raffle, cash
bar and platters of Canapés at each dinner table and two open dance floors which remain open all night for your dancing
pleasure.
At 7:00 p.m., the casino temporarily closes to begin serving a 5-course dinner. Surprise live entertainment and dancing
will take place during the dinner. Guests will have a choice of four entrées. After dinner the casino reopens with entertainment by Mr. David Colucci and dancing till 1:00 a.m.
At midnight noisemakers, hats, champagne toast and buffet will ring in the New Year. Event tickets are $60.00 per person ( tax & gratuities included) with a $5 discount for KC members only. Ticket sales start December 2nd Tuesdays
through Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. in the members’ lounge and at the Banquet Office from 10:a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
See our December newsletter for details on theme, menu and live entertainment.
Jackets are required. Convenient free parking is provided. For questions/ticket info contact event chairman Don at 5344749 or go to www.kofc4044.com or www.castleofknights.com or banquet office at 532-2000. Please understand, we
cannot reserve a table for you without full payment. So start thinking about organizing your seating arrangements. Members are needed to staff the casino so please call GK Don Darcy if you can help.
Dee Darcy
VOLUNTEERING
As a noun the definition of a volunteer is a person who donates his time or efforts for a cause or organization
without being paid. As a verb it means: To volunteer is defined as to give without being asked and without being
paid.
I hear far too often people complaining about what they don’t get when they volunteer at the Council. I’ve been associated with a few other organizations in my lifetime and I feel the Council is very generous in taking care of its volunteers.
If you are volunteering and expecting something in return, or quit pro quo, you are not a volunteer. On the other hand, if
you are offered something for volunteering you should be thankful.
The feeling that you get inside and the knowledge that you are helping to raise funds for those less fortunate than ourselves is what it is all about. Remembering, the first principle of our Order is “Charity”.
We have approximately 1300 members in our Council. Three hundred or so live outside the area or are disabled and can
not physically volunteer. Out of the 1000 members we have less than 200 that volunteer. That means 800 are not participating within the Council. The Tootsie Roll drive was a huge success with only 126 people volunteering and many of
them were children and wives of members. This brings me to the second principle of our Order ‘Unity”. Think what
we can accomplish if we were united? I am asking everyone to do a little soul searching and ask, “why am I a member of
the Knights of Columbus”?
Every month at our weekly Bingo and once a month at Spaghetti Dinner we ask for new volunteers. Some have passed
away, some are too old or disabled, and some are just tired. We need our membership to step up and volunteer once a
month or every other week a few hours of their time otherwise, eventually there will be no Bingo or Spaghetti Supper,
which means there will be no more Council.
Fraternally,
Kevin J. Godek, Bingo Chairman
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BEER AND WINE TASTING
A Big Thank You
From The Fairview Knights of Columbus Council 4044
To All of our Supporters
THE CASTLE OF KNIGHTS
WILLIAMSBURG MARKET
K OF C HOME ASSOCIATION
JEAN DUQUETTE
POLISH NATIONAL CREDIT UNION
THE CHORDSMAN
BERKSHIRE BREWING CO.
HU KE LAU RESTURANT
ST. PIERRE-PHANEUF FUNERAL CHAPELS
YEE FAMILY
AMHERST BREWING CO.
CERRATO’S PASTRY SHOP
PLANET FITNESS-STEVE RONDEAU
GALAXY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
LEDGES GOLF CLUB-SO.HADLEY
COPPER MOON DISTILLERY
CHICOPEE PROVISION
FORT HILL BREWERY
WILLIAMS DISTRIBUTING CO.
AMHERST FARM WINERY
COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTING CO.
CHICOPEE ROTARY
All DAIRY STAR DAIRY FOODS
UNITED BEVERAGES
SENIOR SANGRIA
CHICOPEE SAVINGS BANK
BEERS AND STORY FUNERAL HOME
TIGER ATHLETIC CLUB
PHIL BEAULIEU & SONS
ATKINS FARM MARKET
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ADVERTISERS
If you wish to advertise in our newsletter a business card size ad costs $120.00 for twelve months. The space is limited
so the ads will be placed on a first come basis. We only have space available for two more ads.
Checks should be made out to the Fairview Knights of Columbus and mailed along with one of your business
cards to Kevin Godek, 11 Bach Lane, South Hadley, MA 01075.
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COUNCIL OFFICERS 2014-2015
Grand Knight – Donald Darcy…………...…….…….…Denise…............,.,...…….534-4749
Chaplain – Father Matthew Guidi…………..………….……..…….……...….....…..739-4779
District Deputy John Hurley…………….…………...........................………………786-1065
Deputy Grand Knight– Edward LeBlanc….….……...Cecile…......………………533-1025
Chancellor– Norm Fleury, PGK, FDD……………….....Grace….....…......….…….592-5190
Warden– Tom Trudell…...…………….……...............................…...……................887-7223
Recorder– Thomas Charette……….……………...……Karen…...….................…536-3419
Inside Guard– Alan Lussier…..…...……………..…..…Shirley…..………….…….593-3589
Outside Guard– David Hachey………...…….…..……………...…..….…....……….532-7173
Financial Secretary- Joseph Turgeon……………........Dottie…...…………....…..536-4302
Treasurer– Edward Stawarz..….....................................Mary....…………….….....535-3105
Advocate– Peter Panaretos, PGK, PFN..……………...Mary…......…...………….538-7748
Lecturer-Jim McKinnon...………………………….………………………...………...272-9925
Trustee (one year)- Paul Soja, PGK,….................................…...……….…..…....374-9205
Trustee (two years)- Ray Cote, PGK,……….........................………….………….272-8208
Trustee (three years) - David Saraiva, PGK………..…Jill....………...…..……….244-9697
November 2014
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2 1st & 2nd
3 Officer’s Mtg.
Degree
7:00 pm
1:00 pm
NFL PACKAGE
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4
5
6 Bingo 6:15 pm 7 Honor Guard
Rehearsal
7:00 pm
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11 Memorial
Mass
7:00 pm
12 Spaghetti
4:30 pm
4th Degree Mtg.
7:30 pm
13Bingo 6:15pm 14
15
17 Board Mtg.
18 Bingo
Annual Election Soldiers’ Home
7:00 pm
1:30 pm
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20Bingo 6:15pm 21
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24 Council Mtg.
7:30 pm
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10 Council Mtg.
7:30 pm
NFL PACKAGE
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NFL PACKAGE
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Newsletter
Deadline
27 No Bingo
Happy
Thanksgiving
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