DLS Home Association

Knights of Columbus: De La Salle Home Association

Meetings: The De La Salle Knights of Columbus monthly meetings are conducted every third Thursday of the Month at 6B South Springfield Road in Clifton Heights, Pa. 19018. at 7 PM. The De La Salle Home Association Board of Management meetings are conducted every third Thursday of the Month during the months of February, June, July and November at 6:30 PM at 6B South Springfield Road in Clifton Heights, Pa. 19018

By Laws of the DLS Home Association



Council #590 Physical Location Document

Knights of Columbus De La Salle Council #590 Home Association

Purpose of this document:
To define the need or not, for a physical location for the Knights of Columbus De La Salle Council #590.  To help decide, we must understand who we are and what our charter is.


  • Knights of Columbus Principles
  • De La Salle Council Purpose and Goals
  • Home Association Purpose and Goals
  • Meeting Requirements
  • Criteria for a Property
  • Location of a Property
  • Purchase a Property
  • Lease a Property
  • Other Options
  • Timing for a decision
  • Professional Planning

Knights of Columbus Principles

The Knights of Columbus were chartered in 1882 as a fraternal benefit society.  The founding principles are charity, unity, and fraternity.  The principles have expanded to include patriotism.

Our Principles (direct quote from the K of C web site)

All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:

  • Charity– Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
  • Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
  • Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.
  • Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.

De La Salle Council #590 Purpose and Goals

The De La Salle Council #590 was formed in 1904.  Our purpose is the same as the Knights of Columbus.  We exist to support our families, Catholic faith, parishes, and community.  To do this we come together as a unit known as De La Salle Council #590.  We meet to share information and to live our core principles.  A physical location is paramount to “come together”.

De La Salle Council #590 Home Association Purpose and Goals

The De La Salle Council #590 is a non-profit entity.  Under IRS rules our Council is prohibited from owning assets, owning property, and owning leases.  “The De La Salle Council #590 Home Association was formed to hold assets and provide a home for the Council through which it can meet its principle mission: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.”

Photos from 70th Anniversary:


At the Podium: Monsignor Louis Meyer, Pastor of Holy Cross Church. Left of the Podium is June and Nick Micozzie, The Grand Knight in 1970, to the right of the Podium is Master of Ceremony Dan Boyle and his wife Rose Mary.
At the Podium: Monsignor Louis Meyer, Pastor of Holy Cross Church. Left of the Podium is June and Nick Micozzie, The Grand Knight in 1970, to the right of the Podium is Master of Ceremony Dan Boyle and his wife Rose Mary.

History of the De LaSalle Council No. 590

KoChall425On June 25th, 1901, De La Salle Council # 590 was instituted. Five-five members were initiated into the First Degree of our order on that day by a degree team from Philadelphia.

Mr. John V. Loughney of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania was elected the Council’s first Grand Knight, Rev. Francis J. Markee, Pastor of St. Philomena’s Church, was appointed our first Chaplain.

In the organization of the Council, Mr. Loughney was assisted by Joseph F. Brown, John B. Comber, Edward L. Donnelly, Bernard Doherty, John B. Gallagher, Bernard Gallagher, Thomas Gaffney, John Hefner, John Harley, Thomas Hughes, Sr. Thomas Hughes, Jr. William F. Hughes, Samuel J. Johnston, Andrew B. Kean, Murtha J. Kelley, John V. Loughney, the Rev. Francis J. Markee, George Marlow, Edward J. Mingey, Louis j. Meyer, Daniel D. Mullin, John Manley, John T. Mulligan, Alexander J. Morris, Cornelius McCullough, Dr. John A. McKenna, Charles B. McGonigle, James McCullough, Patrick J. McCullough, Bernard McDevitt, John F.R. McDevitt, Michael J. Nolan, John I. Nolan, James L. Ryan, Charles J. Ryan, John T. Schappett, Thomas J. Sullivan, Milner r. Sharkey, Benedict L. Sharkey, William Sinnott, Jr. and Charles Tete Jr. who were know as charter members.

The Council held their meetings in various halls in Lansdowne, including the Lansdowne Company Fire House and the auditorium of St. Philomena’s School. John served as Grand Knight until 1904, after which he was appointed District Deputy.

In 1914, John Loughney was selected Master of the fourth Degree of Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Delaware, which embraces the territory east of Scranton and the State of Delaware. He held this office until 1928 when he was appointed Vice Supreme Master which he held until 1941. His ceremonial sword was donated to De La Salle Council in 1982.

In 1905, a property was purchased by the Home Association located at 20 East Baltimore Avenue, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, (next to the Fire House). With the purchase of our own home, we were able to have two meetings a monthly and hold our own degrees.

During the depression years, due to a decrease in membership and revenues, it was necessary for the Home Association to sell the building. The building was purchased by a member of the council, who was kind enough to allow us to continue to hold our meetings in the Home. From 1940 to 1947 our meetings were moved around from one place to another.

KoCdedication425In 1947 the property on Baltimore Pike in Springfield was purchased.

There in 1961 was constructed a large Council Home and the De La Salle Swim Club. Pictured to the right is Grand Knight Martin Snyder accepting congratulations from Anthony Sobzak, President of the De La Salle Home Association and Edward Kistner, the temporary President of the De La Salle Swim Club. Over the next 50 years of existence the De La Salle family grew from 57 members in 1901 to over 2000 members and assisted in furthering the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternalism and Patriotism. In 2003 we sold the property to the owner’s of Mille Company from Florida. It was fifty years of a great family place with wonderful times and memories.

History of De La Salle Council No. 590 and 100th Anniversary – printable version

Grand Knights from 1901 to 2001 – The 100th Year Anniversary

John V. Loughney
Michael J. Nolan
Dr. John A. McKenna
Edward J. Mingey
John Jordan
Albert J. Crawford
Louis J. Meyer
Thomas H. Cullinan
James E. Cummings
Albert J. Crawford
William F. Culhane
Peter F. Higgins
Phillip A. Bailey
Edward P. Gallen
Hugh Doherty
James H. Fitzgerald
George W. Ritzinger
William Doherty
Charles Shillingford
James MacCory
Daniel Boyle
Martin Snyder
Alexander McGrath
Charles Shearer
John Harkins
Christian F. Hartner Jr.
Thomas E. McHugh Jr.
Nicholas A. Micozzie
Thomas P. Murphy Jr.
Louis Di Filippo
Joseph Campanella
Joseph W. Hammond
Gerald D. Paradis
Stephen A. Migliaccio
Jacob A. Bierling
Aaron F. Cubbage
Charles Cunningham
Michael Gilfedder Jr.
Michael Humphreys
Robert Burke
Charles J. Frank
John Cruice Jr.


Keeping you informed on issues of local interest and providing resources so you can help make a difference in our community. We will be providing regular updates, especially on the projects and issues Nick Micozzie fought hard for his entire legislative career. We will cover issues like Open Spaces, Transportation, Insurance and more for the areas including Clifton Heights, Aldan, Westbrook, Primos, Secane, Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, on up to Pennsylvania and occasionally national issues.


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Information on Government, at the state and local level that affect Delaware County Pennsylvania

County Government State Government Municipal Governments Federal Government


State Government, www.state.pa.us

State Judicial System, www.courts.state.pa.us

PA State Senate, www.pasen.gov/index.cfm

PA House of Representatives, www.house.state.pa.us

Delaware County Government (includes county judicial system), Phone: 610.891.4000, www.co.delaware.pa.us

The government structure of Delaware County consists of a five-member elected council. County Council is involved in activities pertaining to economic development, public transportation, waste disposal, human services, land use and culture. The Council also decides the best means of providing services which are required by law or are necessary for the well being of the county, and determines the participation of the County in intergovernmental programs involving federal, state, and local government as well as distribute federal and state grants for social services.

Delaware County Council, www.co.delaware.pa.us/council1.html

Municipal Governments

There are 49 municipalities within the 184 square miles of Delaware County. There is one city, twenty townships, and twenty-seven boroughs. All have a municipal form of government in place with elected representatives that oversee the administration of their respective communities.

Aldan Borough
Phone: 610.626.3554
Aston Township
Phone: 610.494.1636
Bethel Township
Phone: 610.459.1529
Brookhaven Borough
Phone: 610.874.2557
Chadds Ford Township
Phone: 610.388.6368
Chester City
Phone: 610.447.7700
Chester Heights Borough
Phone: 610.459.3400
Chester Township
Phone: 610.494.4149
Clifton Heights Borough
Phone: 610.623.1000
Collingdale Borough
Phone: 610.586.0500
Colwyn Borough
Phone: 610.461.2000
Concord Township
Phone: 610.459.8911
Darby Borough
Phone: 610.586.1102
Darby Township
Phone: 610.586.1514
East Lansdowne Borough
Phone: 610.623.7131
Eddystone Borough
Phone: 610.876.3106
Edgmont Township
Phone: 610.459.1662
Folcroft Borough
Phone: 610.522.1305
Glenolden Borough
Phone: 610.583.3221
Haverford Township
Phone: 610.446.1000
Lansdowne Borough
Phone: 610.623.7300
Lower Chichester Township
Phone: 610.485.1472
Marcus Hook Borough
Phone: 610.485.1341
Marple Township
Phone: 610.356.4040
Media Borough
Phone: 610.566.5210
Middletown Township
Phone: 610.565.2700
Millbourne Borough
Phone: 610.352.9080
Morton Borough
Phone: 610.543.4565
Nether Providence Township
Phone: 610.566.4516
Newtown Township
Phone: 610.356.0200
Norwood Borough
Phone: 610.876.3659
Parkside Borough
Phone: 610.876.3659
Prospect Park Borough
Phone: 610.532.1007
Radnor Township
Phone: 610.688.5600
Ridley Park Borough
Phone: 610.532.2100
Ridley Township
Phone: 610.534.4800
Rose Valley Borough
Phone: 610.566.2040
Rutledge Borough
Phone: 610.544.1028
Sharon Hill Borough
Phone: 610.586.8200
Springfield Township
Phone: 610.544.1300
Swarthmore Borough
Phone: 610.543.4599
Thornbury Township
Phone: 610.399.8383
Tinicum Township
Phone: 610.521.3530
Trainer Borough
Phone: 610.497.3838
Upland Borough
Phone: 610.874.7317
Upper Chichester Township
Phone: 610.485.5881
Upper Darby Township
Phone: 610.352.4100
Upper Providence Township
Phone: 610.565.4944
Yeadon Borough
Phone: 610.284.1606

Federal Government, www.us.gov

Federal Judicial System, www.fjc.gov

US Senate, www.senate.gov

US House of Representatives, www.house.gov



Information on Issues especially those affecting us locally in Delaware County Pennsylvania

Issues and Updates

Coming soon updates on current legislation…


Announcements, Community News, Events and Organizations for Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Community Updates
Community Updates, News and Events…click here.
Open Spaces
Open Space 37 Acre Property S Springfield Rd
Nick Micozzie announces purchase of 35 acre property on Springfield Road in Darby Borough
Update on Purchase of Property on Springfield Road in Darby Borough
Open Spaces Update – Glenwood Road Property
Micozzie Announces the Purchase of the 35 Acre Property on Springfield Road in Darby Borough
Penn DOT
PennDOT Completes Widening and Improvement Project on Route 252 in Delaware County
Providence Road Scheduled to Close Weekdays in Upper Darby – Yeadon Storm Sewer Replacement
Baltimore Pike Optimization Project
Baltimore Pike Optimization Project – Update September 2015
PennDOT to Improve Travel on Baltimore Avenue and Springfield Road in Delaware County
Baltimore Avenue Revitalization Plan Spring 2007
SEPTA Updates Act 89 Projections and Progress for Trains and Trolleys
(Delco Trolley Line Upgrades from ACT 89)

Aldan Community Newsletter and Project Accomplishments
Clifton Heights
Clifton Heights Intersection Improvement – Update April 2016
Clifton Heights Archived (2011) Newsletter – background for Ongoing Revitalization Projects
Roadway Improvement Project Update – September 2015
Lansdowne Borough & Lansdowne Train Station Historic Preservation
Background for Lansdowne Issues and Projects – Archived Lansdowne Standard News
Outdoor Storage Area and Garage application update

Local Organizations

Knights of Columbus De La Salle Home Association
History of De La Salle Council No. 590

Clifton Heights Community Economic Development Corporation


Historic Landmark
Lansdowne Theater

Updates and News by MunicipalityClifton Heights





Drexel HillComing Soon.

RoselawnComing Soon.

About Nick


“Everybody knows somebody Nick has helped…”

Recently retired after 44 years as a Pennsylvania State Representative of the 163rd Legislative District and as an Upper Darby Councilman, respectively, after working in the private sector at the General Electric Missile and Space Department in Philadelphia as Electronic Computer Specialist along with a Business Degree from St. Joseph University…not to mention his four years of service in the U.S. Military where he was a Staff Sargeant, supervisor of radar maintenance group and eventually taught basic electronic and radar technology.

Nick continues to be a community advocate and wants to share his opinions and lend support on how we can all work together for the betterment of our communities through this website, blog and social media. Nick Micozzie is President of the Clifton Heights Community and Economic Development Corporation (CHCEDC) as well as a Past Grand Knight of the De La Salle Knights of Columbus Council # 590 and serves also as the President of the De La Salle Home Association.



Nick Micozzie Retirement Clips Part 1

Nick Micozzie Retirement Clips Part 2

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