Dear Brothers and Sisters in Columbianism,
Let me first start by thanking our Council
on sending me to the 121st New York State Convention at the Villa
Roma Resort in Callicoon, NY. It was an honor to represent our Council at this
year’s convention. I would like to extend a congratulations to our re-elected
State Deputy Robert Weitzman and all re-elected State Officers and re-appointed
staff. We wish them success in leading our great State of New York’s Knights of
Thank you to our Brother Knights that
came out to help us sell Chapter Charity Drive books on the 24th of
April, in front of the church. I want to thank MSGR. Joe for letting us host
this event in front of the church. Currently we have surpassed our goal of 200
books and we are up to 287 books. This is a phenomenal job done by our chairman
John Jordan and his committee. With us having about six week’s remaining of the
drive, I have no doubt we can surpass 300 books. I encourage any member that
has a book sitting at home, to please fill it out and turn it in. Let us make
one last push to reach our new goal.
to all this month’s winners of the 200 Club. Thank you to all our members that
purchased not one but several numbers, your support of this raffle is greatly
appreciated. Our next drawing will be held on May 3rd, 2016, which
is our 1st meeting of the month. Last month we held a blood drive on
April 27th, I would like to thank Andy for chairing the event and
his committee for doing an outstanding job. A special thank you to all who came
out to give blood.
Our council’s softball team will be
making its opening day on May 8th at 9am at Fireman Parks softball
field. I invite all our brothers to come down and watch us play. Just to touch
on a community event, on May 1st
there will be the Springfest and Craft beer event held by the Lindenhurst
Chamber of Commerce. The Springfest will take place all along Wellwood Ave.,
while the Craft beer event will be held at the Lindenhurst Gazebo from 12pm –
5pm. Hope everyone can come out to enjoy this great day.
On March 17th,
2016 Secretary of State John Kerry make a declaration that a genocide was taking
place in the Middle East was based on a 300-page report that was presented by
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and other members of the Knights of Columbus.
Because of this report on April 19th, 2016 Supreme Knight Carl
Anderson, testified before Congressman Tom Lantos of the Human Rights
Commission on the genocide of Christians and other minority religions. This
genocide has been taking place in Iraq and Syria. Supreme Knight Carl Anderson presented
his five key areas he believes U.S. policymakers should follow. For more
information go to the Knights of Columbus website kofc.org.
As this Columbian
year is coming to a close there is still much to take care of. We are currently
in the process of finalizing the area for 2 of the 3 monuments and soon will be
laying the foundation for them. As soon as they are in place we will be
scheduling a date to reveal them. I thank all the brother knights involved with
I thank you for your continued support
and let us in Charity, Unity, and Fraternity move to a brighter future!
Philip A. Renna