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Insurance Agent / Scholarship Winners
Frank Hernandez General Agent presenting to Chapter $1,000 check from Agency Charity Drive

Presentation of Chapter Viet Incentive Award to Lauren Dodson, Floral Park Council

Presentation of Chapter Viet Incentive Award to Kathryn Moulder, Memorare Council

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Nassau Chapter Charity Ball Donation to Tomorrow's Hope

Joseph Bonnarrigo - Robert Hartman Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Anthony Battista - Tom Kepetic Knight of the Year Award

Our Lady of the Island Columbiettes - Nassau Chapter Columbiettes Auxillary of the Year Award

Presentation of donation check to Ismini Scouras - Tomorrow's Hope

Chapter Ball 2022 Photos

Chapter Ball 2022 Videos

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Msgr. Delaney Council
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Fr.McGivney Prayer Service
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Make sure Bulletin Contest Chairman Joe Bonarrigo is getting a copy of your Council Bulletin
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Check out what is going on at the Chapter Councils
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Nassau Chapter Ball, April 16, $90 per Person, Honoring L.I. Coalition for Life

Letter to Councils Sponsors Journal Contract Journal Cover

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The FAC application is available under Forms above or below:

FAC Application FAC Raffle Application

Joe Kruzynski of Joseph Barry Council is the 2023 FAC Raffle $1,000 Winner

Nassau Chapter Winners Newsletter Contest


    Nassau Chapter Knights of the Month     Nassau Chapter Councils News and Events
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Nassau Chapter Officers 2021 - 2022
Chapter Ball 2021 Donation Check
Presentation of Check to Catholic Health Services
Gorman Council Special Olympics Presentation. A wheelchair and a check for $1,500 was presented to Special Olympics
Free Throw Contest Winners February 19th
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Nassau Chapter Videos / Photos

    Nassau Chapter Free Throw Contest February 19th Photos
Chapter Ball 2021 Videos
Nassau Chapter Officers Installation August 20 Open Meeting
Nassau Chapter Meeting July 23, 2021 (Hawaiian Shirt Night)
    Nassau Chapter Meeting July 23 Photos

Message from State Deputy Deacon Charles Esposito

Gorman Council Special Olympics

Gorman Council Special Olympics Presentation
A wheelchair and a check for $1,500 was presented to Special Olympics


What We Believe

The Chapter believes in Charity, Unity Fraternity & Patriotism These are the Four Principles of the Knights of Columbus and the Four Reasons that through the Chapter members talents and generous works, the Nassau Chapter continues to be the flagship Chapter and Speeding Locomotive of Columbianism of New York State. Fr. McGivney would be very proud.

Who We Are

The chapter serves Councils located in Nassau 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.

Mailing Address

944 Shari Lane
East Meadow, NY 11554
Phone: (516) 312-5375

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.

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   Supreme Council
Blessed Michael J. McGivney
He was a man of the people. He was zealous of his people's welfare, and all the kindliness of his priestly soul asserted itself more strongly in his unceasing efforts for the betterment of their condition, Reverend Founder that act alone which gave life to the Knights of Columbus has surely secured for the everlasting joy and eternal peace.

Bishop Barres Statement Beatification Web Site The baby healed through Fr. McGivney's prayers Legacy Model of Our Times


Good Works and Charity of the Knights of Columbus

K of C Supreme Site

"I rely on you … the Knights of Columbus to bring holiness to the world,”. Christ needs you to bring fraternal concern to your neighborhoods,to exemplify justice in your communities, to spread peace and truth in the world."

"Today the Knights of Columbus continue their work of evangelical charity and fraternity in a variety of fields,” the pope. “I think in particular of your faithful witness to the sacredness and dignity of human life, evident at both the local and national levels."

"Whenever I think of the Knights of Columbus, I am reminded with joy of a rich heritage of faith, fraternity and service, and of a shining example of Catholic laity involved in the mission of the Church. And therefore … I encourage you to carry on the worthy traditions which are yours, even as St. Paul says, "to make still greater progress", seeking to be ever more attentive to the word of God and completely disposed to carry out God's will."

Nassau Chapter  Scholarships


Application Deadline April 21, 2023
High School Scholarship

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.

Application Form

Application Deadline April 21, 2023
C.C.D. Religious Education Grant

To provide financial assistance for the Catholic education of dependent children or grandchildren of members of the Nassau Chapter.

Application Form

Application Deadline April 21, 2023
Elementary School Grant

To provide financial assistance for the Catholic education of dependent children or grandchildren of members of the Nassau Chapter.

Application Form

Application Deadline April 30, 2023
Viet Scholarship Incentive Award

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 Form Description

Nassau Chapter Information

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Nassau Chapter

The Chapter President for the Columbian Year 2021 - 2022 is James Albert. 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

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Business 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

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

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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
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Chapter Directory

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Contact a Chapter Officer or Your District Deputy for Password Access to Chapter Directory

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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 Council Exemplification of the 1st Degree (xxxx) of the Knights of Columbus 2nd degree of the 3rd Degree (Knighthood).

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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 Form 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
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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 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 Assembilies
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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
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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

Nassau Knights of Columbus  News and Events

Nassau Chapter Council News
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Fr. O"Connell Council
St. Patrick's Day Party, $75 Per Person

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Corpus Christi Council
St. Patrick's Parade Party

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New Hyde Park Council
St. Patrick/St. Joseph Dance, $55 per person

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Corpus Christi Council
Centennial Celebration
Mass of Celebration
$120 per Person

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Memorare Council
St. Patrick's and St. Joseph Dinner Dance, $55 per Person

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Memorare Council/Padre Pio Assembly
Knight at the Races, $10 per Person

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Memorare Council
71st Anniversary Celebration
Music by Risky Business
$55 per Person

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Nassau Chapter  Committees

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Calendar and Appointments

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

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Chapter Directory

Each year the Nassau Chapter produces its Chapter Directory, which lists contact information for all Chapter and 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

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Chapter Gear

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

Contact Steve Connolly

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Fraternal Assistance

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 Jim Albert

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Pro-Life Mass

Each January, to mark the Supreme Court decision in the Roe v Wade case, the Knights of Columbus in New York State gather at St. Patrick 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 Steve Tommony

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Each Fraternal Year the Chapter presents three scholarships, High School, CCD and Elementary. For full information on these scholarships, click on Forms, then one of the scholarships Contact Neil Derosa

The Chapter also has another scholarship, the Veit Scholar Incentive Award. For full information on this scholarship, click on Forms, then Veit Scholarship
Contact  Austin Cannon Jr.

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Blood Drives

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

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Columbian Squires

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

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