Ti Knights of Columbus mark 125th anniversary

TICONDEROGA Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus, St. Isaac Jogues Council #333 celebrated the 125th anniversary of the organization Oct. 26 with an Italian dinner for its members and guests. New York State Warden Bill Ose, along with his wife Jill, attended the event. Ose was the guest speaker of the evening. He spoke to the council after dinner on several topics, including the history of the Knights. He reminded the audience how in October 1881, Father Michael J. McGivney, Curate at St. Marys Church in New Haven, Conn., called a small group of men together for the purpose to keep them steadfast to their Catholic faith and to set up a elementary system of insurance, so the widows and children of deceased members would not find themselves in dire financial straits. The idea that began at that meeting took root and grew until the Knights of Columbus was granted a charter by the State of Connecticut on March 19, 1882. Today the Knights have grown to 1.7 million members world wide, with 311 in the Ticonderoga Council. The council presented Ose with a framed photograph of Rogers Slide on Lake George to thank him for visiting the council and to serve as a reminder of our area. It was an honor to have Bill, with his wife, visit our council said PJ Graney, Past Council Grand Knight, Past District Deputy and former Northern Conference Chairman. Bill does an excellent job representing the North Country. He understands our issues and concerns. Ose and his wife Jill reside in Adams, New York. The Italian dinner was organized and prepared by Peter Reale and his wife Lynn, along with Rich Fazioli. The dinner was served by Past Grand Knights Tom Blanchard, Tracey Smith and Brandon Coulter.

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