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2019 Annual Golf Outing

Golf Registration

Sponsored by: Knights of Columbus Council 2188

Serving St. Andrew’s and St. John the Baptist Parishes

And helping those in need throughout the Pascack Valley since 1920

For the benefit of the Knights of Columbus 2017 Scholarship,

Charity, and Operating Funds

2019 Knights of Columbus Hole Sponsor

2019 Hole Sponsor Application

The Annual Golf Outing of the St. Thomas More Council 2188 will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the River Vale Country Club. The goal of the event is to raise money for our Scholarship, Charity, and Operating Funds to allow us to continue pursuing our charitable contributions to the communities we serve.


         We are seeking your support as a first–time sponsor or as a repeat sponsor for this event with the hope that you will be able to provide a hole sponsorship. If you can assist us in this endeavor, it will be greatly appreciated. Once again this year, not only will a sign on a hole acknowledge your contribution, but you will also have two other opportunities to have your sponsorship seen. Your information will be placed in our newsletter, The Chancellor, and it will be featured on the placemats used at our 8 Friday night dinners. This provides three times the exposure for your donation of $100.00.


In this economy we realize that any form of financial relief making an education easier to achieve can be difficult. Your contribution will make someone’s dream of a college education a reality.


         We thank you in advance for your generosity.



2018 Scholar Scholarship Winners

Four of the 2018 Scholarship Winners


Pictured, from left: GK Frank Mariconti; winners Joe Kramer, Daniel DeMarco, Patrick Breen, David Russo; DGK Joe Bisi.



First Degrees at St. Thomas More

The St. Thomas More Council 2188 in Westwood is proud to welcome new men into the order by hosting the exemplification of the First Degree on the second Tuesday of each month (except August.)

To register a candidate, please email us at

In your email, please include:

--Your council name and number
--Sponsor’s name and e-mail
--Name of each candidate and their e-mail, if available
--Acknowledge you have a first-degree kit for each candidate
--Acknowledge the candidates have been informed of dress requirement (coat & tie) 

Sponsors are responsible for supplying degree kits.

Please arrive between 7 and 7:30 p.m. to sign in your candidates.

Dress code for all is jacket and tie.

The exemplification begins at 8 p.m.

Only Having Insurance “Through Work” Doesn't Work

A Message from Field Agent Mike Fischer



Do you know anyone whose life or career has drastically changed during these years of economic downtown? It is very likely that someone in your immediate or extended family of friends is facing financial uncertainty. Maybe there’s a possibility that you (or your spouse) could lose your job or change employers.

Too many people have often relied on group term life insurance as their only safety net. Often, this insurance is an employee benefit provided at low or no cost. The existence of this coverage might convince someone that person-ally-owned life insurance is not necessary.

But having “through work” insurance can leave you and your family vulnerable. Most group life insurance poli-cies are limited in amount, which may be tied to salary or some other bench mark. These numbers are often capped and this cap may be dangerously low when compared to your family’s actual needs. In fact, a detailed needs analysis that evaluates your specific situation will likely show that any employer-provided coverage falls short.

In addition, the amount of group insurance offered is almost always reduced, sometimes drastically, when you retire. You could one day find yourself without coverage and, if your health changed (which it will as you age) you might also find yourself unable to secure individual protection. At the very least, it will definitely be more expensive.

While group insurance can help, it does not replace the need for individually owned life insurance. I shall be hap-py to meet with you and provide a no-cost needs analysis so you know exactly where you stand.