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Attention Members!!

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NEW WEBMASTER IS NEEDED!!! Any Member interested please contact our Grand Knight Charley Shami 225-0176.

Thank You!


Brothers and Sisters: welcome to Fall.  I can hardly believe that Summer is over. I would like to thank John Reynolds and my wife Gayle for a wonderful installation dinner dance.  They worked very hard for what turned into a magical evening. I also want to thank Phil Maniaci and his team of District Wardens who did a fantastic ceremony. I am grateful to Msgr. Joe for letting us use of the Church and for Mark’s help with the set up.


A special thanks for the Squires for being there and helping in the serving and clean up. Nick, you and your team are a great asset to our Council. Joe Artusa, who was representing the Counselors, proves why Nick is a good Chief Squire.


This October will prove to be a very busy one for us. On October 7th, we will be honoring Stephen Strigaro at our annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance. We are happy to honor a man who has done so much for our council. Phil Renna is chairing this event so please contact him for tickets.


On October 30th, a testimonial will be held to honor Tom Romano as Past Chapter Chairman. I have tickets for this event. This will prove to be a very interesting afternoon, so please attend and see what will happen.


On November 15th, we will be having our Memorial Mass. We will be celebrating Mass at the Church and we will have cake and coffee afterwards. Please come and honor our dearly departed who have past from this world during this year.


Please pray for our Country, our troops, our veterans, our council, and our families.


Vivat Jesus


Charlie Shami—Grand Knight


Our sincere condolences to the family of Joseph O’Hara who passed away last month.

Happy 104th Birthday to Charley Coyne celebrating this occasion on October 5th.   Our fraternal night together on Dec. 18th to see “White Christmas”, then to Sergio’s for a sit down dinner is sold out, there is

a waiting list.


 We are in need of a SHORT ORDER cook at our meeting nights on the first & third Tuesdays of the month – use of the kitchen at the Legion has been approved for these short order meals.  Any member interested please contact our Grand Knight Charley Shami 225-0176.

NEW WEBMASTER IS NEEDED!!! Any Member interested please contact our Grand Knight Charley Shami 225-0176.

                             C&B RAFFLE BOOKS


Attached to the Oct. Tidings is one C&B raffle book which is sponsored by they N. Y. State Knights of Columbus.  There are 12 chances in each book at $1.00 a chance, return book with $10.00 check to the attention of Tom Romano.


Editor: Bob Dobres (631) 592-8697

Items for the Monthly Tidings must be in the hands of the Editor, Bob Dobres, by the 2nd Tuesday of each month. 
You can email Bob at


04        1ST Council Meeting – 8 pm

07        Columbus Day Dance 7 pm

   10        Columbus Day Holiday

   11        Home Assoc. Meeting 8 pm

               American Legion

              – All invited to attend

   18        2nd Council Meeting – 8 pm

   25        Ladies Aux. Meeting – 7.30 pm

   28     Golf Outing 8 am breakfast

            – 9 am tee

   30        Testimonial Tom Romano 1 pm

   31        HALLOWEEN


            NOVEMBER 2016

 01        All Saints Day

    01        1st Council Meeting 8 pm

    06        Daylight Savings Time Ends

    08        Election Day

    11        Veterans Day Holiday

    15        Memorial Mass

                OLPH CHURCH 8 PM

    22        Ladies Auxiliary Mtg 7.30 pm


    29        Fifth Tuesday



                      FOURTH DEGREE NEWS


Ourf Lady of Fatima Assembly are seeking members of the 4th degree to join the Honor/Color Corp.  This is a great honor to represent the K of C at functions.  Our practices are now scheduled on the 2nd Wednesdays of each month.  The next 3 months this practice will be held at the American Legion Hall on Herbert Avenue.

Call Tom Romano at 631 561-7052 for more details.

Many have asked who are the longest members of the Council, so here are the top ten:


NAME                  DEGREE DATE


Thomas P. Dolan               06-01-1949

Michael J. Sakolsky            07-01-1949

John W. Hosey                  12-01-1949

Frederick Kienle                 12-01-1949

Hugh Gilmore                    04-01-1950

Robert T. Finn                   09-01-1953

Charles W. Turner              04-01-1954

John D. McIntyre                05-01-1954

Robert J. Manley                11-01-1954


C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!


2016 Scholarship & Financial Aid Applications

The above applications are available by calling  Bob Dobres 631 592-8697 and he will mail them off.

Scholarships & Financial Aid are for Catholic High School students and the Charley Coyne Scholarship is for a $1000.00 grant for college of winners choice.

Also available are applications for Student Loans for a College Education.



Sometimes it is easy to overlook the simplest of things.

Take, for example, the beneficiaries on your life insurance policies.  If your policy was applied for and issued several years ago, it may very well be that the person you originally selected as the beneficiary is now longer the person you would want to receive the policy proceeds.  If you bought the policy when you were single, for example, you may have named your parents as beneficiaries.  If you have since married your policies should be updated to reflect your spouse as beneficiary.  Maybe you’ve had children since, who are not named on the policies.

Most people list a primary beneficiary, who is specifically designated as the first in priority to receive policy proceeds.  We also encourage the naming of a contingent beneficiary, an alternate person designed to receive policy proceeds, usually in the event that the original beneficiary pre-decreases the insured.

I routinely call all of my policyholders for annual review appointments, usually near the anniversary date of your policy – that is, the date it was originally issued.  One of the matters that I’ll discuss during this review is the status of your beneficiary designations.  If they need updating and they often do, I can complete the paperwork during that appointment.  I look forward to meeting with each you to discuss your family’s  needs.

Alex Keller FICF –