• The next Nassau Chapter Meeting will be
    January 19th at 8 PM. Fr. Farrell Council, Hewlett
  • Nassau Chapter Scholarships Forms are available. Click Forms on the Menu above. C.C.D./Religious Ed. Grant Deadline May 18, 2018, Catholic Elementary School Grant Deadline May 18,2018, High School Scholarship Deadline April 20, 2018
  • Corpus Christi Council will be hosting a Super Bowl Party February 4th. Downstairs 4 Large Flat Screen TVs in Two Rooms Party runs from 1 hour before the game to 1 hour after the game $40 Per Person Open Bar Hot and Cold Buffet Reservations Only Please Contact Danny McWeeney or Bobby Redmond at the Council or at 746-8643
  • Golden Gloves Boxing, Friday February 9, Knights of Columbus Hall, 186 Jericho Turnpike Mineola, $30 Per Ticket in Advance or $40 at the Door. Doors Open at 6 PM First Bout at 7:30 PM. For Tickets Contact Paul Kelly 347-886-0071 or Peter Zayas 516-458-6610
  • Save the Date...Corpus Christi Council will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day Party on March 4th.. Doors Open at Noon, Free Admission, Live Music by Billy and Jacinla, Irish Food and Drinks at Reasonable Price
  • Information regarding Right to Life Initiatives
    Right to Life Mass, St. Patrick's Cathedral, January 21    More Information
    Right to Life Report   Read Report
    Pro-Life Committee Information   
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  • If you are not in favor of the change in the Color Corps Regalia, please sign and e-mail this petition to Carl.Anderson@KofC.org and Dennis.Stoddard@KofC.org    Petition
    Nassau Chapter Charity Ball, April 15th, honoring the Dominican Nuns of Amityville
    More Information
  • Show your support for our Patron Christopher Columbus. Our symbol that allegiance to our country does not conflict with allegiance to our faith
    More Information

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.

Nassau Chapter Charity Ball

Nassau Chapter


Nassau Chapter

The Chapter President for the Columbian Year 2017 - 2018 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 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 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

Powerful Performance


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

Nassau Chapter Committees


Nassau Chapter Councils

The council membership consists of members of the 1st Degree (Admission), 2nd Degree (Formation) and 3rd Degree (Knighthood).
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 mustexist in any tightly-bonded and efficiently operating organization.The anchor is the mariner’s symbol for Columbus, patron of theOrder, while the short sword or dagger was the weapon of theKnight when engaged upon an errand of mercy.

Nassau Chapter Councils


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'.

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 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.

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

Responsive Layout

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.

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

District Deputies

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).

District Deputies



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 Knights in Action

Nassau Chapter Officers

Fr. Rudy Pesongco

Fr. Rudy Pesongco

Rev Nicholas Zientarski

Fr. Nicholas Zientarski

Associate Chaplain
Fr. Jiha Lim

Fr. Jiha Lim

Associate Chaplain
Ted Newkirk

Ted Newkirk PGK

Anthony Ippolito

Anthony IppolitoPGK, FDD, PNCC

Vice President
Jim Albert

Jim Albert PGK, FDD

Tom Liddy

Tom Liddy PGK, PFN, FDD

Thomas Kopetic

Thomas KopeticPGK, FDD, PFN, PNCC

Warden to the President
Steven A. Connelly

Steven A. ConnellyPGK, PCP

Secretary to the President
William Murphy

William MurphyPGK, FDD

Lecturer to the President
Allan Valente

Allan ValentePGK, FDD

Lecturer to the President
Edward Ciulla

Edward CiullaPGK, FDD, PNCC, FSW, PCP

Michael Galgano

Michael GalganoPGK, PFN, FDD, PCP

Stephen Driscoll

Stephen DriscollPGK, PCP

Michael Murtha

Michael MurthaPGK, FDD, PCP