New Jersey Knights of Columbus
Lithograph courtesy of James Kevin Sullivan and used with permission
"Welcome To The New Jersey Knights Of Columbus Motorcycle Ministry"
We are a group of Catholic gentlemen who enjoy motorcycling and who exist to aid those in need. Our mission is simple: To serve the community by helping others however, whenever, wherever we can with our brothers in faith as motorcycle enthusiasts and adhering to the Knights of Columbus principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
Here you will find a calendar of events as well as photos of our activities. If you are interested in joining us, you will find an application in the "Join Us" area. Our only requirement for membership is that you are an active member of the Knights of Columbus "in good standing".
If you are not a Knight of Columbus as of yet, you can fill out an application on the NJ Knights of Columbus website.
" In Memoriam"
"Brothers we have lost but have not forgotten"
Tom Mullan - 2009
Pete Pizzo - 2010
Victor Giglio - 2011
Marty Castimore - 2012
Santo Cultrara - 2013
Kevin Kohlweck - 2014
Charles "Chip" Piancone - 2015
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the Faith" - 2 Timothy 4:7
"May their souls Rest in Peace"
I would like to thank you again for the opportunity to share with your group last night. As nervous as I was, I again hope you thought it worth the time. I know it was good for me!!
This is the Facebook link for the Motorcycle Accident Scene Management program taking place in Belleplain, NJ on April 9/10 2016.
Please feel free to share this with your group and please reach out to me with any questions!!
(about the Motorcycle Safety Awareness Seminar on March 2, 2016)
(about the Motorcycle Safety Awareness Seminar on March 2, 2016)
At the 2014 NJ State Knights of Columbus Convention held on May 16-17 in Wildwood, we were presented with the highest state award, The State Deputy Award. We should be very proud of ourselves that the work we do as Knights of Columbus on motorcycles is recognized by a lot of people all the way to the State Deputy. We would like to thank our State Deputy Andy Lipenta for this award. Below are 3 pictures. One of our table with the award displayed at the convention, one of the award and one of myself and North Chapter President Ed Eismont proudly displaying the award.
Vinnie Covino, FDD
From our Worthy State Warden and Past NJKofCMM President Jim Stoever
I received the mid year report on the programs offered by the State Council. You can imagine my pride when I read the following report on the MM. Congratulations and let us continue to build on our accomplishments.
Last year the MM was awarded the State Deputy's award for all the work they did. Needless to say they have not slowed down one bit. They continue to do rides to fund Special projects, and helping the needy, laying flags at veteran's grave sites, and coming to take Vets to Mass at their Veterans hospitals. This group of men are second to none."
Enjoy the day,
I just got off the phone with the director of the "Ride for the Animals" some of us participated in last Sunday up in Pattenburg. She told me that the comments she received about the ride were that this was the best ride they've ever had because the blockers knew what they were doing and did an outstanding job. In previous years the pack was broken up because of cars coming in at lights and stop signs, but this year everyone remained together and there was a blocker at each intersection. She practically begged me to make sure the Ministry takes part again next year.
Outstanding job gentlemen, I love to hear things like this.
***Wildwood Convention Motel Information***
Below is the information for reserving a motel room at the NJ State Knights of Columbus Convention held on May 13-14, 2016 in Wildwood, NJ. This year the NJKofCMM will be staying at the American Safari Motel. All the details are on the flyer below. All reservations should be made by you DIRECTLY to the motel. They will send you an email about your reservation and how to send them your deposit and any balance due. Your reservation is not confirmed until they receive a $75 deposit!! You should have your balance paid before you arrive to make everything go smooth but you still may pay at time of check-in. When you call for your reservation, please mention that you will be joining Chapter 4 but you are with the Motorcycle Ministry and they will give us rooms together. Please note that there ARE NOT any elevators in this motel. If you are able, please reserve rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors and leave the rooms on the 1st floor for people that really need them. If you have any questions, our NJKofCMM contact is Mark Stegura. His number is (732) 754-6067 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please contact Mark after you register so he may get a head count on who is going from our Ministry.
Meetings, Rides and Upcoming Events
Yellow - Runs and Events
Blue - State and Chapter Meetings
Others - Special advisements and/or Holidays
POLL ***Blue Army Shrine Ride/Bike Blessing - Sunday, May 1 - Hot Spot Diner - Newark, NJ - Registration starts @ 8:30 am with KSU at 10:00 am (Events Calendar & Flyer)***
POLL ***Feeding the Homeless - Saturday, May 7 - St. John's Church - Newark, NJ - Meet at the church at 9:00 AM (Events Calendar)***
***Mother's Day - May 8***
***NJ State Knights of Columbus Convention - May 13-14 - Wildwood Convention Center - Wildwood, NJ***
POLL ***Special Olympics Event in Carteret - Sunday, May 15 - Greg Setar's House - Carteret, NJ - Meet @ 8:30 AM; KSU 8:45 AM (Events Calendar)***
***Northen Chapter Meeting - Monday, May 16 - Fr. Carey Council - Carteret, NJ - 7:00 PM (Events Calendar)***
***Southern Chapter Meeting - Monday, May 16 - Mary Queen of Knights Council - Neptune, NJ - 7:00 PM (Events Calendar)***
POLL ***Paramus Veterans Home Mass - Saturday, May 28 - Paramus, NJ - Meet at Vets Home by 9:00 AM (Events Calendar)***
***Memorial Day - May 30***
***Northen Chapter Meeting - Monday, June 20 - Fr. Carey Council - Carteret, NJ - 7:00 PM (Events Calendar)***
***Southern Chapter Meeting - Monday, June 20 - Mary Queen of Knights Council - Neptune, NJ - 7:00 PM (Events Calendar)***
***St. John's Homeless BBQ - Thursday, June 23 - Newark, NJ - 11:00 AM (Events Calendar)***
Meeting point and KSU time to be determined.
POLL ***8th Annual Ride for Alzheimer's - Sunday, June 26 - Jackson K of C - Jackson, NJ - 9:30 AM Registration Starts, KSU @ 11:00 AM (Events Calendar & Flyer)***
POLL ***7th Annual NJKofCMM Special Olympics Run - Sunday, July 17 - Lombardi Council - Leonardo, NJ - 10:00 AM Registration; KSU @ 12:00 Noon (Events Calendar & Flyer)***
***Combined Northern and Southern State Meeting - Monday, July 18 - Mary Queen of Knights Council - Neptune, NJ - 7:00 PM (Events Calendar)***
Check the "Meetings and Events Calendar" for Details of the Upcoming Events or "Click Here".
***All rides and events are listed on the calendar***
***All Flyers are listed below the calendar***
LINKS TO RELATED WEBSITES
Supreme Knights of Columbus Website - www.kofc.org
New Jersey State Knights of Columbus Website - www.njkofc.org
Site Last Updated: April 24, 2016
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