On June 29, the Fort Monmouth Post Chapel will be officially decommissioned as part of the closing of all of the base's operations by the Sept. 15 deadline, in accordance with the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment. Fort Monmouth is located in Eatontown New Jersey. The Bishop McFaul Assembly #646 of Long Branch New Jersey, assembled on June 26, 2011 to celebrate the Last mass and to perform Color Guard responsibilities. The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree has been very active at this post. It was very important for our Fourth Degree members to be present for this mass, especially as the Fourth Degree represents the Patriotic Principle.
On 04/30/06 Knights of Columbus Stella Maris Council 3546 donated an AED Defibrillator to St Raymond's Roman Catholic Church.
Pictured left to right are Jim Blank (Home Association Director), Frank Plumley Deputy Grand Knight, Shelly Meehan (Parish Nurse), Fr. Michael Hegerty (Associate Pastor), Fr William Vandergrift (Pastor), William Hartley Sr (Past Grand Knight), Susanne Meehan (Parish Nurse) and John Malinowski (Grand Knight)
Epiphany Council 8160 (Brick, NJ) has made it an annual tradition to organize and host a local Special Olympics in Brick Township (Ocean County) but also to help staff the State Special Olympics which is held in June.
The First New Jersey District Fourth Degree Assemblies for many years have been providing assistance to the veterans in the state veteran hospitals and homes with robes, appliances, toiletries, etc., For the last six months Sir Knight Robert Tarantula from North Arlington has been collecting donations and sweat pants to be distributed to the New Jersey Veterans Homes in Paramus and Menlo Park, and the Veterans Hospitals in East Orange and Lyons Hospital in Basking Ridge.
To date as seen in the first picture (next module) Sir Knights Richard Deprizio and Robert Tarantula, Assembly 1543, North Arlington, Frederick Conforti, Master of the Fourth Degree, William Rudloff, co-chairman of the Robe-A-Vet Program have collected donations to buy more than 700 sweatpants, 55 sweatshirts, 144 robes, and 175 T-shirts. In picture 2 Robert is giving Veteran Anthony Palumbo, President of the Resident Council, a summer robe and a pair of sweat pants at the New Jersey Veterans Home in Paramus.
Congratulations to Brother Edward Kasuba, a member and an officer of Father Harold Koeppen Council 7774, Winslow Twp., NJ, upon receiving 1st Place in the New Jersey Associated Press Broadcasters Association Annual Competition for Radio & Television.
Ed received his award on May 9, 2006 at the Association's banquet in Princeton.