Dear Brothers and Sisters in Columbianism,
first thank Gayle Shami, Tom Romano, Joe Ryzak, Bob Dobres, Vinny Ayers and
their committees for putting together a great set of Christmas Parties. I thank
everyone that attended and helped with each of these events. Let me take this
time to wish all of you a Happy New Year.
month’s message I stated that 400 South Broadway has been our home for last 60
years, unfortunately it’s time to move on. Now, I know it will be hard for us
and the Lindenhurst community to move on; we
all have our memories of events that were both happy and sad. It is hard for me
as well. For me it is so much more than a building, it is where my mom grew up,
where she met my father and they were married. Where my Grandfather was Grand
Knight, and where I grew up, was Chief Squire, I took my 1st and 3rd
Degrees, and where I became your Grand Knight. Each of us has our greatest and
fondest memories of this building. Hold on to those memories and the people
that helped make our Council what it is today. We take those memories with us
and they will help us to move forward! Yes, it will be hard to move forward but
with the help of our brothers, sisters and GOD, we can overcome this!
Remember, it is not a building that makes O.L.P.H.
#794 it is our members!
Over the course of the last few
months we have been speaking with our Pastor and Chaplin Msgr. Joe, to acquire
potential meeting and storage space for us. I can now finally say that an
arrangement has been negotiated! We will
be using the O.L.P.H. Convent Meeting Room 1 for meetings starting January 6,
2015 for all Council, Ladies Auxiliary, Squires and Retire Knight meetings and
Meeting Room 2 for storage. In this arrangement we are hosting Thursday Evening
BINGO in the O.L.P.H.
starting January 8, 2015.
January 1st we begin
rebuild our home, our family and most of all our Council! In order to do this
we need to be unified together as ONE!
We must look to the future, we must move
forward! We will need the support of our
I thank you for your support and
let us in Charity, Unity, and Fraternity move to a brighter future!
Philip A. Renna