Reflections from our Chapter President Ted Newkirk...
Together we have achieved much in Nassau this Calendar Year:
In August our District Deputies, the “work horses” of our great Order were honored by NASSAU COUNTY at a concert held at Eisenhower Park.
The Brothers of the Chapter had a fraternal night at Governors Comedy Club. A great time was had by all… and most importantly raised over $1200 that night for “Hurricane Relief”.
In September we had our second “Fraternal Night” together attending a Long Island Ducks Game and were treated to an awesome fireworks display.
Also, in September we had our FAC mailing, which gives all our Brothers in Nassau a chance to help a Brother in need by their generosity, including a chance to help our Brothers affected by the hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
We learned from SK Austin Cannon that The Nassau Chapter was chosen to start a COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND by funds left to us by the late Brother Knight Francis Veit. This Scholarship will be rolled out in January.
The Officers of the Chapter were honored attending most of the Council installations and testimonials we were invited to.
In October, SK Bob Wahl met with the Nassau Chapter President, Conference Chairman and the Chairman of the Board of District Deputies for breakfast. Bob was concerned that donations for an ULTRASOUND MACHINE were little or none and wondered if achieving enough donations for the machine would ever actual happen. The three of us gave BOB our full support and the push began.
In November we held our Nassau Chapter Memorial Mass. We had great participation from our Grand Knights who passed on to the Chapter their Necrology lists, so a pamphlet could be created and handed out at the Mass. We had a strong showing from our Color Guard, the physical presence of the Knights of Columbus. The Mass was also well attended by our Brother Knights and our Sisters in Columbianism.
Because NASSAU is UNITED in CHARITY, a dream was realized. Due to the challenging work of The Nassau Chapter, Nassau Conference, District Deputies, Grand Knights and the BROTHER KNIGHTS of the NASSAU & SUFFOLK CHAPTERS the GOAL has been reached and an ULTRASOUND MACHINE will be purchased this month for the Gianna Center. What a present for THE INFANT JESUS during the Christmas Season.
To close out the Calendar year, the mid-mark for the Columbian Year we had our Chapter Christmas Party where we were treated to a late-night show by host Chapter Secretary Jim Albert who conducted an entertaining & tasteful testimonial for Past Chapter President Mike Galgano.
All that was accomplished could not have been achieved without the constant and unwavering support of Nassau’s Councils, Assemblies, Columbiette Auxiliaries and above all the memberships who individually embody the Catholic principles of Charity. The Nassau Chapter is successful ONLY because individuals are successful and UNITED IN CHARITY. Keep up the excellent job. We need the support of each and every one of you.
IN THIS CHAOTIC WORLD WE LIVE IN, WE AS BROTHER KNIGHTS HAVE MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR.
I AM PROUD TO BE A KNIGHT AND THE WORK WE DO TOGETHER.