Worthy Conference Delegates, and my Brothers,
Making good on our promise to provide you with quality training for Suffolk's Council Officers, your Conference has just completed sponsoring two September Officer Training Sessions, one at Our Lady of Grace Council, West Babylon on September 14, the other at Patchogue Council on September 28 ... over 100 council officers from Southampton to Farmingdale attended these sessions. We thank both Grand Knights Rob Lodato and Mike Boehm for their hospitality and willingness to support their Suffolk Conference by hosting these sessions. We thank also those State and local Chairmen and Trainers who shared their expertise with us: Joe Muller, Tom Moran, Kevin Coleman, John Mastrosimone, Bill Ratszch, Sal Loiacono, Bill Monroe, Paul DiOrio, Peter Lehr, Tom Humel, Mike Tully ... Brothers, a Great Job!
As a Conference, we pledge to continue such much needed training in the future, and are already planning to do so whenever there is a need, but most definitely, once again, next year ... at popular request.
Realizing that Communication, communication, communication is so very important, your Conference is working on doing so with you regularly via both e-mail and direct telephone messaging via Calling Post. Important meeting and event notifications will be sent to you so you will be in the know. Additionally, we ask you to Log-on regularly to the Suffolk Conference Website at: www. SuffolkConferenceKofC.org for information regarding Knighthood Degrees, and other important events occurring not only in Suffolk, but throughout the Order. Remember ... the fibers in the rope!
Lastly, to continue Fr. McGivney's vision of supporting our brothers and their families, we will be doing so this year by establishing the Suffolk County Red Robe Association, not only to remember and recognize our Former District Deputies, but most importantly to support their widows and families who all too often are forgotten once the funeral is over.Norman
My Brothers, Vivat Jesus!
Norman A. Wagner
Suffolk County Conference
Norman A. Wagner, PGK, FDD, FCOB