Calendar and Appointments

Chairman Robert Guida, PGK

The Chapter is always looking for
Councils to host the monthly
chapter meeting. If your council is
willing to do so, please contact
Robert Guida

Chapter Directory

Chairman Tony IppolitoPGK,FDD,PNCC

Each year the Nassau Chapter
produces its Chapter Directory,
which lists contact information for
all Chapter & Conference Officers
along with the Councils and Grand
Knights in Nassau County. The book
also includes a calendar for keeping
track of appointments and meetings.
Each Council receives 4 free books,
and additional books can be purchased
for $5 each. The cost of printing the
books is defrayed by income from ads
that can be placed in the book. To
purchase a book, or to place an ad,
please contact Tony Ippolito.

Chapter Gear

Chairman – Steve Connolly, PCP

The Nassau Chapter has a number of
items available so that you can show
your pride in, and support the Nassau
Chapter. These include: Patches; Car
Magnets: Indoor Magnets;
Commemorative Pins; American
Flag Pins; Logo Pins; T-Shirts;
Keep Christ in Christmas T-Shirts;
and Easter Magnets. Items are
available for purchase at each
Chapter Meeting or contact Steve.

Columbian Squires

Chairman – Michael Galgano

The Columbian Squires are the official
youth organization of the Knights
of Columbus. Squires are young men
between 10 and 18 years of age. A
Squires Circle can be sponsored by a
Knights of Columbus Council or 4th
Degree Assembly. A minimum of 10
Squires is needed to start or reactivate
a Circle. For more information
contact Mike Galgano.

Fraternal Assistance

Chairman – Anthony Ippolito

This program was established to
provide assistance to members of the
Nassau Chapter Knights of Columbus,
Columbiettes, Ladies Auxiliary, or
their Spouses, Squires, or Squirettes.
Fraternal Assistance is available and
cannot exceed $750 in an six
month period. Repeat requests can be
made in subsequent six month periods,
with a lifetime limit of $2,500. All
requests for assistance are held in
the strictest of confidence. To apply
for assistance contact Anthony Ippolito.

Pro-Life Mass

Chairman – Keith Wilson

Each January, to mark the Supreme
Court’s decision in the Roe v Wade
case, the Knights of Columbus in
New York State gather at St. Patrick’s
Cathedral in NYC for the annual
Pro-Life Mass. The Chapter, in
conjunction with Floral Park Council,
sponsors a bus to the Cathedral. A
small fee is charged for a seat on the
bus and includes a continental
breakfast at Floral Park Council prior
to departure. For more information or
to reserve a seat contact Keith Wilson.

Veterans Affairs

Chairman – John Huber

Those Brother Knights interested in
assisting our Veterans should reach
out to me for information relative
to our program for driving veterans
to the VA Hospital in Northport.
In addition, there are numerous other
programs and medical entitlements
available at Northport and other VA
facilities for Brother Knights and Sister
Columbiettes who served our country.
In keeping with our call to Patriotism,
service to our men and women of the
military should be one of our primary
calls to Charity! For more information
and forms contact John Huber

Blood Drives

Chairman – Doc Batista, PGK

The Chapter is always looking for
Councils to host Blood Drives. If your
council is hosting a blood drive, please
contact Doc Batista.


It's All About the Love !

Nassau County NY
Knights of Columbus

Nassau County is led by two separate, co-equal entities
The Nassau Chapter and the Nassau Conference

The Nassau Chapter represents the Fraternal arm of the Order. Chapters are recognized by Supreme Council and are responsible for the day to day fraternal activities of its member Councils. Various programs, such as Fraternal Assistance, Scholarship, Blood Drives, Pro-Life Initiatives, Social functions, Church, etc., are organized and facilitated by the Chapter. Each program should have Charity as its core. Chapters are the visible Fraternal, Charitable face of our Order. The Nassau Chapter meets monthly on the third Friday of the month, hosted by a different Member Council each month.

The Nassau Conference represents the political arm of the Order. Conferences are NOT recognized by Supreme Council. They are in charge of political appointments on behalf of the State Deputy and in NYS, are in sync with the other Conferences to elect our State Officers on an annual basis. Also, unlike Conferences in other States, the Nassau Conference facilitates the appointments of the County's District Deputies. (In most other states, the Chapters appoint District Deputies.). Conferences are not permitted to fundraise for the purpose of Charity. The Nassau conference meets twice per year.

Both the Chapter and Conference work together to serve the overall needs of our Brother Knights in Nassau County.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” hosted by Fr. Joe Fitzgerald

A Catholic Faith Network show that focuses and promotes Vocations while giving some insight into the Priesthood. Each week Fr. Joe sits down with Priests from around the country and discusses their calling, some of their experiences and their life as a priest. “It’s a Wonderful Life” is about getting to know our Parish Priests outside the Church with the hope of helping us better understand and appreciate who a priest is and what he does.

Catholic Faith Information

Now that the NY State Legislature has enacted a grave and permissive Abortion Expansion Act, we must hold our lawmakers accountable. Please take the time to express your views to your elected officials.
Express Your Views, Let Your Lawmakers Know How You Feel
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Featured News

Father Joe Discussing Vocations

Make a Donation for Vocations
On the PayPal screen choose Vocations from the Donation List

Last Year, the Chapter conducted an Ultrasound Initiative Program that resulted in the donation of an Ultrasound Machine to the Gianna Center of Long Island. Millions of babies have a chance at life, thanks to ultrasound machines donated by Knights around the world, the 1000th of which was just dedicated.

Click Here for Full Map or Square at Top Right of the map, check locations such as the Gianna Center LI

Chapter Scholarships

High School Scholarship

Application Deadline April 19th
To provide Financial Assistance to dependent children and grandchildren of members in good standing of the Nassau Chapter for the furthering of their Catholic High School Education.


C.C.D. / Religious Education Grant

Application Deadline May 17th
To provide financial assistance for the Catholic education of dependent children or grandchildren of members of the Nassau Chapter.


Elementary School Grant

Application Deadline May 17th
To provide financial assistance for the Catholic education of dependent children or grandchildren of members of the Nassau Chapter.


Barbara And Francis Veit Young Catholic Scholar Incentive Award

Application Deadline April 15th
To provide Financial Assistance to a member or dependent child of a member in good standing of the Nassau Chapter for the purpose of furthering his or her post High School Education.

Application More Information

Nassau Chapter Information

Nassau Chapter

The Chapter President for the Columbian Year 2018 - 2019 is Ted Newkirk. The chapter serves Councils located in Nasssau County, Long Island, New York. Chapter Membership represents the nearly 18,000 members and their families among the 50 member councils in Nassau County, New York.

Nassau Chapter Officers

Chapter History

The Nassau Chapter was founded in 2001. The Nassau/Suffolk Chapter was originally made up of councils from both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Its membership represented nearly 100 Long Island councils. Today, both Nassau and Suffolk Counties have their own separate Chapters.

Past Chapter Presidents

Nassau Chapter Councils

The council membership consists of members of the 1st Degree (Admission), 2nd Degree (Formation) and 3rd Degree (Knighthood).
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Our Emblem shows a shield mounted upon the Formée Cross. The shield is that associated with a medieval Knight. The Formée Cross is the representation of a traditionally artistic design of the Cross of Christ through which all graces of redemption were procurred for mankind. This then represents the Catholic spirit of the Order.
Mounted on the shield are three objects: a fasces standing vertically, and, crossed behind it, an anchor and a dagger or short sword. The fasces from Roman days is symbolic of authority which must exist in any tightly-bonded and efficiently operating organization. The anchor is the mariner’s symbol for Columbus, patron of the Order, while the short sword or dagger was the weapon of the Knight when engaged upon an errand of mercy.

Nassau Chapter Councils

Nassau Chapter Columbiettes

The Columbiettes, an organization of Catholic women dedicated to our Patronesses, Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Theresa the Little Flower and St. Joan of Arc. They rely upon the intercession of Mary, our Mother and Model, for guidance in guarding the common good, and to work through her, on loving and aiding all members of the human family and to give assistance to the Knights of Columbus in all their activities upon request.
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The Columbiette emblem includes a blue circle that represents the world. The rays going out from the cross reflect our desire to serve God through faith, hope and charity. Those three virtues are symbolized by the three white stars underneath the cross

Nassau Chapter Columbiettes

Nassau District Deputies

The Board of Distict Deputies is made up of twelve districts in Nassau County, NY. District Deputies are nominated by the State Deputy and are appointed and approved by the Supreme Knight. The district deputy is the representative of the Supreme Knight and the State Deputy and is responsible for the supervision, growth, expansion, general care and well-being of the councils assigned to his district. District deputies are responsibile for the exemplification of the 2nd Degree (Formation) of the Knights of Columbus in addition to the supervision of the 3rd Degree (Knighthood).

Nassau Chapter Meetings

Monthly Chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of each month starting at 8 P.M.. The meeting location varies from month to month as Member Councils share hosting Chapter meetings. Chapter meetings are open to any and all Third Degree Brother Knights.

Meeting Schedule

Chapter Committees

Nassau Chapter Committees consist of Chapter Gear, Fraternal Assistance, Veterans Affairs, etc.
Chapter Committees

Nassau Chapter Assemblies

The Assemblies (Fourth Degree) primary purpose is to foster the spirit of patriotism and to encourage active Catholic citizenship. Members are referred to as 'Sir Knights'.
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The Triad Emblem of the Fourth Degree features the Dove, the Cross and the Globe. The Dove - classic symbol of the Holy Spirit and Peace is shown hovering over the orb of the earth (Globe). Both which are mounted on a variation of the Crusader’s Cross.
The Orb or Globe represents God the Father the Creator of the Universe. The Cross, God the Son the Redeemer of Mankind. The Dove the God the Holy Spirit and Sanctifier. These symbols along with the red, white, and blue colors are used to stress the basic principle of the Fourth Degree .... PATRIOTISM.

Nassau Chapter Assemblies

Nassau Chapter Squires

The Squires is designed to develop young men as leaders who understand their Catholic religion, who have a strong commitment to the Church and who are ready, willing and capable of patterning their lives after the Youth Christ.
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The Squires emblem includes a Maltese cross upon which are the letters ”P.” (physical fitness); ”I.” (intellectual development); ”S.” (spiritual growth and the practice of our faith); and ”C" (citizenship and civic life). The large letters ”C.” and ”S.” intertwined with the cross respectively represent Christ and Squires. The ”K.” centered on the cross symbolizes the Knights of Columbus. Esto Dignus, the Squires' motto encircling the emblem, is Latin for ”Be Worthy.”

Nassau Chapter Squires

K of C Insurance East

Eric Izzo is the General Agent for
Eastern Nassau County
Phone: (631) 342-2850
E-Mail: Izzoagency@optonline.net
[ Councils East of Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway ]

K of C Insurance West

Patrick McGuire is the General Agent for
Western Nassau County
Phone: (516) 223-2339
E-Mail: Patrick.McGuire@kofc.org
[ Councils Near and West of Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway ]

Nassau Chapter Officers

Columbian Year 2018 - 2019

Chapter Chaplains

Fr. Chris


Fr. Nicholas Zientarski

Associate Chaplain

Fr. Jiha Lim

Associate Chaplain

Ted Newkirk


Anthony Ippolito


Jim Albert


Tom Liddy


Thomas Kopetic

Warden to the President

Steven Connelly

Secretary to the President

William Murphy

Lecturer to the President

Joe Bonnarigo

Lecturer to the President

Edward Ciulla


Michael Galgano


Stephen Driscoll


Michael Murtha