GRAND KNIGHT’S COLUMN Highlights this Month:
Dear Brother Knights, Bingo
ELDER COUNCIL #69 Time sure does fly when so many things are
460 GRANBY ROAD happening. Once again I am late with the bulletin Irish Pub Night
CHICOPEE, MA 01013 message. Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
413-594-9848 Old but still of interest, The Children’s
413-598-8621 Christmas party was a success, thanks to Dave Shining Stars
www.kofc69.com Amo and his committee. 134 youngsters had a CHAPLAIN’S MESSAGE
great time. Among them were the six children of My Dear Brother-Knights,
our two members serving in Iraq with the military. As we begin a new year, I want to share with
CHAPLAIN Thanks also to Brian Houghton Jr. and to Ray you some thoughts from Robert Fulghum’s book
Msgr. Leo Leclerc Lehouiller for running two money raising events “All I need to know I learned in Kindergarten”.
to help defray the cost of the Christmas party. In telling us how to live a meaningful life and how
GRAND KNIGHT The final report for this event is now in the making to be happy, he says: “These are the things I
Delfo Barabani and will be ready for the next meeting.
Our Bingo player numbers are still low, we learned, not in college, but in the sandpile at Kin-
need the help of any member of your family who dergarten Sunday School; I learned: Share. Play
plays Bingo to attend on Weds. nights. Players fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you
are complaining that the prizes are not as high as found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take
they were. Reason, less players less money to be things that are not yours. Say you’re sorry when
Larry Perreault given out. By staying away you are creating the you hurt somebody. Take a nap every afternoon.
problem, not the solution. Plans are in the making When you go out into the world, watch out for
to reward the players attending. It will happen traffic, hold hands and stick together.”
very soon, so be on the look-out. Almost everything we need to know is in there
Happy to report at the last 1st degree our somewhere. Take any one of those items and
council had seven candidates. Our total now apply it to your life and it holds true and clear and
stands at 24, 50% of the State’s goal. Thanks to firm. Not everybody has the luxury of “taking a
Ed Potyrala, Frank Jazab and others. St. nap every afternoon” (as I do ), but think what a
Anthony’s Parish has signed up nine members. better world it would be if we all “put things back
Now if the other parishes do the same, my goal where we found them” and “cleaned up our own
Normand E. Ruel
of 69 will be made. Let’s go Knights I still have mess” etc….And it is still certainly true, no matter
flag pins to give out. how old we are, that “when we go out into the
TREASURER Have you heard our banquet hall has a new world, it is best to hold hands and stick
Ernie Charland name? It will be known from now on as the together”!!!
Camelot Room at the K of C. It was the center Happy and Holy New Year!
LECTURER of attraction at the bridal show, in fact a TV station Fr. Leo
set up and used it as the back drop for their
interviews. Good work Linda and Chef Alexis. UP COMING EVENTS
ADVOCATE Council 69 was well represented at the Monday February 6th - Spaghetti Supper to ben-
Charles L. Tanguay Mayor’s Inaugural Ball with two tables. It was a efit Assumption Education Fund 4:30pm-7:00pm
great time. On Thursday Jan. 26 our annual Hoop Monday February 13th - Council meeting and
INSIDE GUARD Shoot took place at Bowe. Heading up the 1st Degree Exemplification at 7:00pm.
Ernie Matheau committee this year were Craig Moson and Dave Saturday February 25th - Irish pub night at
Amo. Special thanks to Dan O’Reilly for 7:00pm
OUTSIDE GUARD managing that evening. 38 players participated and Monday February 27th - Council meeting at
Ronald Brault winners are Girls: 10yrs-Meghan Shewchuk, 7:00pm.
11yrs-Shannon O’Neil, 12yrs-Amanda Bruno, Monday March 6th - Spaghetti Supper to benefit
TRUSTEES 13yrs-Kaitlynne Labonte, 14yrs-Andrea Lyon, The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee 4:30pm-
William T. Reilly Boys: 10yrs-Aric Santos, 11yrs- Kyle Tereso,
12yrs- Felix Vega, 13yrs-Edeike Roman and 7:00pm
Brian R. Houghton Jr.
Daniel O’Reilly 14yrs-Juan Carlos Santana Monday March 13th - Council meeting and 1st
Say did you see the picture of our PGK Paul Degree Exemplification at 7:00pm.
DISTRICT DEPUTY Aubuchon presenting pins to Fr. Greene and Fr. Monday March 27th - Council meeting at
Anthony Spirito Remy for their continuous membership in our 7:00pm.
Council. It was in the Catholic Observer. Monday April 3rd - Spaghetti Supper to benefit
INSURANCEAGENT May God watch over you and your family Holy Name School 4:30pm-7:00pm
James M. Healey and our troops overseas. The newsletter and other events are now
Del available on our web site at www.kofc69.com.
Monday April 10th - Council meeting and our Bingo. of the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce
1st Degree Exemplification at 7:00pm. Fr. Daniel Doyle Assembly Fourth came knocking on my door. The big surprise
Saturday April 15th - Kids Easter Egg Hunt Degree - A reminder to all Sir Knights and was when I opened the letter they handed
1:00pm any Third Degree Members who are to me. It stated that the Knights of
Members John M Hession, Theodore interested in joining our assembly that we will Columbus Councils #69 & #4044 were
M Kulig, Joseph O'Brien and Jean be holding an open house on March 9th at selected as the recipients of the 2006
Boulerice have been called home to the 7:00pm. Now is a great time to join as an Chicopee C.C. Citizens of the Year award.
Lord. Please remember them in your prayers. exemplification of the Fourth Degree will be What an honor for the organizations.
Joining our Council are new members held in Western Mass. in June. Stop in at our They will be publicly honored at the annual
Jean Louis Gagne, Thomas Lamanski, open house and learn more. awards banquet to be held on Fri. March
Raymond LaRose, Sam Megel, Alfred Let’s all support our council activities. 3, at the Castle of Knights. More to follow
Moreau, Stanley Stec, and James Become involved!!! after we receive the information. We are as
Sarasin. Transfers were Julien L Drapeau Paul Tanguay, F.N. they said, “A Shining Star Organization.”
and Thomas D O'Brien. An Irish Pub Night will be held on Feb- Del
Family of the Month was Brian ruary 25, 2006 at 7:00pm at our Council fea-
DeCuna and Family, Knight of the turing Bill Egan & Company. Tickets are Protecting Families for
Month was William Connolly. Con- $12.00 per person and includes corn beef Generations!
gratulations to them on this honor. sandwich and Lamb stew. Proceeds to ben-
efit the Chicopee St. Patrick Parade com- Nobody knows how long they are going
After every regular Council Meeting a to live. That’s why it’s essential to buy life
raffle is held. The winner must be present at mittee. For more information contact Ray
the meeting to win. Last month’s winners were Lehouiller. insurance when you can. With life insurance
D.B. Corridan, Daniel O’Donnell and Kids Easter Egg Hunt will be held you can live on in the eyes of your family.
Tomi Majkowski. on Saturday April 15th at our council. This Now you may have questions: How will
After every regular Council Meeting a event is for member’s children or grand- my family survive without me? What would
raffle is held. The winner must be present at children only 12 and under. The hunt will they do if I were no longer here to provide
the meeting to win. Last month’s winners were start at 1:00pm rain or shine. Help will be for them? How would they live? With life in-
Brian Hickey and Norman Pouliot. needed to stuff the eggs on Friday April 14th surance all these questions are answered.
New Board Member Named - With at 6:30pm in the Old Lounge. Why spend your living years worrying
regrets the members of the Home Assc. F.N. Paul Tanguay of the Fr. Daniel about how your family will cope without you,
directors accepted the resignation of PGK Doyle Assembly and myself attended a let life insurance take the worry out of life so
Dan O’Reilly from the Board. He will meeting during which our Bishop spoke you can enjoy it.
continue to serve as Council Trustee. The about and explained his suggested plan to Call today for an appointment.
members of the Board elected Dave Amo, help raise the finances to build the new James Healey
to replace Dan on the Board. He will serve Regional Catholic High School. 607 Burnett Road
out the rest of the term. Enclosed with this bulletin is a letter from Chicopee, MA 01020
Bingo is our biggest fund raiser and me and an envelope which we hope you 413-592-5875
we need your help. Can you volunteer a will use to support this project, along with
couple of hours at Bingo once a month?
Remember, this is our lifeline. Stop by on
the members of Councils #90 & #4044,
who have received a similar letter from their Knights
Wednesday nights. All we ask you for is
an hour or two of your time. In an effort to
K of C. Councils Honored - What a
surprise when Ernest LaFlamme, chairman
increase our crowd on Feb 8th we will
be giving a free hot dog and soda with of the Shining Stars Nominating LIFE INSURANCE
Committee and Gail Sherman, President Serving Knights and their families for over a century
your paid admission. Please support
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Non Profit Organization
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