Council Announcements

May 17, 2020

     I am pleased to announce Our Lady of Fatima Church is open each day from 8:00AM to 5:00PM for private prayer. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed from noon to 3:00PM each day. I urge every member to take advantage of this opportunity to pray in the presence of Our Lord. Remember to maintain social distancing of 6 feet when in the same pew. Try to leave 2 rows of pews open in front and behind you. FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

     We will be holding our monthly business meeting on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:30PM. This meeting will be held on Zoom. Members who prefer to dial up may call 929-205-6099. The meeting ID is 856 4316 8889. Check your email for the password or contact Jim Whelan, koc2544_dunellen@yahoo.com.

     Elections for the coming Columbian year that begins on July 1 will be held at our May meeting. Nominees are shown below. Again, please join the meeting for this important election.

     As government restrictions are eased remember to check parish and Diocese websites regularly to see if Mass and other organized events become available. Remember to continue to support our parishes financially if you can.

 

 

2544 Vetting & Nominating Committee Report 2020 - 2021

    

 

The Four Chair Officer Nominees are:

Grand Knight …………………… Jim Whelan

Deputy Grand Knight ………….. Mario Fabella

Chancellor ………………………. Tom Baffuto

Warden …………………………..  Jeff Marren

 

The Warden’s Staff Nominees are:

Outside Guard …………………… Dennis Whelan

Inside Guard …………………….. Joe Kovalchick

 

The Trustee Nominees are:

3-Year Trustee …………………… Tom Connors

2-year Trustee ………………….. Keith Venturella

1-Year Trustee …………………… Garry Kosteck

The Council Staff Officer Nominees are:

Treasurer …………………………. Ralph DeLillo

Secretary …………………………. Alan Kulig

Advocate (Parliamentarian) ……..Jose Lagdameo

 

Non-Elected Officers (who are not nominated):

Chaplain …….. Rev. Father Paul da Silva

St John’s Parish Coordinator- GK Appointee- Jeff Marren - Ron Fojtlin

Our Lady of Fatima Parish Coordinator GK Appointee … Bill Rider/Larry Reilly

Lecturer….. GK appointee …

Financial Secretary … GK recommends to Supreme …Dave Sprayberry

 

 

 

                                                       

 

Accomplishments in 2019

  • Collected $1,200 through our Right to Life Rose Drive and donated the money to Good Council Home, St. Ann’s Center     Grandma’s House, and Rutgers Catholic Center for their bus trip to Washington DC in January.
  • Purchased trophies in excess of $1,100 for the OLF basketball program
  • Collected 684 pairs of used eyeglasses and donated them to New Eyes for the Needy.
  • Sponsored a barbecue for seminarians of the Diocese of Metuchen and collaborated with Father Paul for a Holy Hour for Vocations on the same evening.
  • Donated $500 to help offset education expenses of our seminarian and Brother Knight, Ariel Bautista
  • Contributing sponsor for St. John’s Casino Night
  • Donated to Rutgers Catholic Center to help offset cost of a bus for students so they could assist in repairing homes damaged by Florida hurricanes.
  • Collected over $5,300 with our Special Needs fund drive to be distributed to local Arcs, Special Olympics, and St. Peter’s Hospital For Keeps Program.
  • Donated $100 so that 10 Veteran residents of the VA Home in Menlo Park could attend a Somerset Patriots baseball game
  • .Contributing Sponsor of St. John’s Golf Outing in October.
  • Ran blood drives in April and October at our council home
  • Prepared a Christmas luncheon in December for over 100 clients of FISH
  • Donated to and participated in Wreaths Across America
  • Volunteered man hours;
       To clean out the old feast storage container so that it could be removed from OLF property.
       To move tables, chairs, and statues in the our Lady of Fatima school building
       To help set up and breakdown tents, tables, and chairs for the OLF Family Picnic
       To clean St. John’s auditorium and basement area

 

We ask Catholic men over the age of 18 to consider joining us. Please talk to any Knight for more information about who we are and what we do. You can also visit our website, www.KofC2544.com for more information or you can email our Grand Knight, Jim Whelan, at koc2544_dunellen@yahoo.com.

 

WHY JOIN THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS?
Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie, it is being involved with your community. It is supporting your local Catholic Church while enhancing your own faith. It is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
                                                                                                               Courtesy of Council 12173, www.knights12173.com

 

 

 

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Council Business Meeting Schedule

3rd Wednesday of the month at Council Home

Meetings Location

647 Grove St.
Dunellen, NJ 08812 US

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