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Welcome to the Knights of Columbus of Oceanside, Father Joseph O'Connell Council #3481Welcome to the Knights of Columbus of Oceanside, Father Joseph O'Connell Council #3481

News and Events

If you know of a member of our Order who is sick or in need call SK Bob Banta at 516-208-6468.

Grand Knight's Message
My Brothers,
  We are forming a campaign committee to help elect PGK James McCabe for Nassau County Conference Warden. We will be holding a campaign fundraiser and 50/50 raffle at a future date to raise funds to help James' campaign. Details to follow. In other news, please review the e-mail from Supreme Knight, Carl Anderson (2/5/19), regarding the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act. We urge all Knights to log on to the e-mail to notify your senators in support of this life saving legislation.

Vivat jesus! God bless,

SK Eugene Peluso, Grand Knight.

Meeting Notice
The next scheduled first and third Thursday monthly meetings will be held February 21st and March 7th. All Meetings and Degrees begin at 8PM. BRING YOUR COUNCIL TRAVELING CARD or PAY $46.00 for an updated CARD. To pay your dues, please contact Financial Secretary, Ted Kornobis at You can also send your payment through PAYPAL to

Motion Proposed by #3481 Associates to charge rent to the Retired Knights has been withdrawn. Motion was defeated by vote at the Knights Council meeting on Thursday, February 7th 2019. Therefore, The Retired Knights will continue to use the upstairs lounge for their daily meetings at no additional charge.

Sunday, March 3rd. Bowling League fundraiser for the National Bowling Tournament. $20 per person includes spaghetti and meatball dinner, salad, beer, wine, and soda. Plus a fun filled night of horse racing. Doors open at 12 noon in the Grand Ballroom. First race post time is 1pm. For reservations contact Angelo Peppe @ 516-238-6733 or

Some of our volunteers go South for the Winter leaving us short handed. We could use some extra help. We always need more players. Contact Tom Feely at 516-255-7075 or Click here for additional information.

Win a new Jeep Compass Latitude 4X4 valued at $27,000. The winner can choose from the SUV or take $20,000 in cash. Only 350 tickets available @$100. Contact DGK Darab Lawyer (516-242-0036) or Paul Kahl (516-860-8858) for tickets. The Drawing date will be set after all tickets have been sold.

Knights of Columbus Insurance
Insurance in our order is voluntary, but death is not voluntary. Call brother/agent Bernie Dicks 646-460-9955 for top rated life insurance/annuities/long term care.

Retired Knights
Business meetings on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 11AM in the Council. Must be 3rd Degree Knight. For more info Call President Ralph Eovino at 516-764-7697. Social meetings every Monday thru Friday mornings.

Knight Owl Lounge
Join us to watch your favorite sports teams on 5 big screen HD TVs and checkout our Internet Jukebox. Great venue to watch the Islanders and the Rangers in NHL action.

March 5th. Come join your fellow Knights for a Fat Tuesday feast before the start of Lent. $15 per person includes steak and mashed potato dinner with beer, wine, and soda. Entertainment will feature two comedians. 7:38 PM in the Grand Ballroom. Tickets are available in the Knights Lounge or through Steve Bermudez at 516-581-6144 This event is restricted to those members who have paid their current dues. Please bring your Council Traveling Card.

New York Islanders vs. Montreal Canadiens @ NYCB Nassau Coliseum Thursday, March 14th at 7PM. $50 per person. $10 from each ticket will go to the Special Olympics. Free Islander jersey with each purchase. Knights of Columbus 4TH Degree will present a donation check to the NYS Special Olympics prior to the game. To obtain tickets contact Rocco D'Erasmo at 917-693-6840 or

Saturday, March 16th. Traditional Irish family style dinner and open bar. John Weber Band and Irish step dancers. $50 per person. Seven till midnight in the Grand Ballroom. For reservations contact James McCabe at 516-680-8250.

We meet on the first Saturday of each month at the Knights Hall, 8:30 AM till 10AM. Coffee and bagels are served. Everyone is welcome. Next meeting is scheduled for March 2nd.

Pocket calendars are available at all business meetings or one will be mailed to you. Contact Tom Feely.

300 CHORAL SOCIETY WINNERS Drawn on 2/01/2019
  1. Tim Pendleton, Craig DeBaum, Joe Peppe, Robert & Cathleen Musso, Jessica Brown.
  2. Maria Elefante, Jack Harrigan, The Leone 4, Kyle Avondet, Stephanie Kornbis.
  3. John Rossano, Mary DeRosa, Jim McCormack, Janet Traidor, Kevin Hay.
  4. Tim Pendleton, Mike & TK Peppe & Knag, Ryan Hastava, Craig DeBaum, Mike McGuinness.
  5. Charlie Breslin, Ryan Hastava, Ann Cutrone, John Mascioli, Kennneth Schmidt.

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers for our Brothers and Sisters:

Sir Knights:
  • Ken Wallace
  • Tom Siragusa
  • John Famularo
  • John Hadley
  • Al Larsen
  • Anthony Massaro
  • Charlie Yeager
  • Frank Pasqualino
  • Arthur Rauth
  • Edward Morris
  • John Gearon Jr.
  • Anabil Nieves
  • John J. Gallo
  • Robert Avanzato
  • Robert Tice
  • PGK Don Metzler's Wife
  • PGK Dan Ramos' daughter
  • Al Argo's wife
  • John Hadley's wife
  • Roy Clarke's wife
Brother Knights:
  • Bill Michels
  • Bill Corbett
  • Ken Rego
  • William Costigan
  • James Quinn
  • Vinnie Pellegrino
  • Robert Gallo
  • Ernest DiPasqua
  • Michael Dunning
  • Pete Dickson
  • Bill Doyle's wife
  • John Jackson's son
  • Bill Wallace's wife
  • Colin O'Connor's wife
  • Joseph Farinella's wife
  • Frank Corona's wife
  • Bernie Dicks
Sir Knight: William E. Boppert. Brother Knights: Frank J. Artusa, Henry W. Jack, and Frank L. Marsilio.

Respectfully Submitted,

SK Frank Modica,
Worthy Recorder, 631-513-8277.

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