Dear Brothers and Sisters in Columbianism,
As we move into our new home at O.L.P.H. Convent, I want
to thank the great support we received over the last several weekends with cleaning up our old building. The amount of membership
that came out to help with this task was excellent. Thank you again for all your help. A brief building update, the Home Association
closed on the building on January 22, 2015 at 2pm. Everything went well during the closing and the remaining funds of $700,000
I want to thank Rob Saracino, Mike Hearney, John Reynolds, Bob Dobres, Joe Artusa & Ed Cirella for a job well done with the
Free Throw competition. Despite the weather we still had a number of participants. GOOD LUCK to all our winners that will
be representing O.L.P.H. Council #794 at the District competition! The District competition which will be held at Lindenhurst Middle School
on February 7th, form 12-3pm.
The Chapter Charity Drive booklets are out! I have asked our Warden
Tom Romano to handle the booklets for our Council this year. He will act in the same capacity as he did with the C&B booklets.
Our goal is to sell 125 books. Brothers please do what you can to help support the program.
This month we enter into the Lenten season beginning
with Ash Wednesday, let us use this time to reflect over the past year and prepare ourselves to enter into the most Holy season
of Easter. Let us use this season to give back to our neighbor, and be charitable in all of your works.
Over the course of the next several months it’s important that
we stay unified and continue to build fraternity with our brothers and sisters. Let
us come together to help make this change as smooth as possible and rebuild our council for the future.
I thank you for your support and let us in Charity, Unity, and Fraternity
move to a brighter future!
Philip A. Renna