Council Information

Saint Mary of the Lakes Council 6520 is part of Saint Mary of the Lakes Parish in Medford New Jersey.  Our Grand Knight for 2017-2018 is John           “Mickey" Zawatcki, supported by these officers.  You can contact the Grand Knight by by e-mail.

Saint Mary of the Lakes Council was founded in 1973, is named for our parish and is part of the Trenton Diocese.  With approximately 200 members it is one of the largest organizations in our parish.  

Our council is part of District 34 and Burlington County Chapter of the New Jersey State Council.

Council Meetings

Business Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Emmaus Center on Jackson Road.

Social Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM at the same location unless otherwise indicated.

Our council is part of District 34 and Burlington County Chapter of the New Jersey State Council.

Let’s Go Golfing Again

This Charity golf tournament benefits the homeless, less fortunate, women in crisis, and children

St. Mary of the Lakes Knights of Columbus Council 6520 ) is hosting our 11th annual "Chip in for Charity” golf tournament on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Medford Lakes Country Club (70 Oak Drive, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055). All proceeds benefit Medford’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Burlington County, and 1st Way of Burlington County.

“The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Interfaith Hospitality Network, and 1st Way provide critical services like food, shelter, clothing, financial assistance, and counseling to the needy in our area,” said Council 6520 Grand Knight George Finan III. “The Knights of Columbus invite men and women golfers and local business owners to ‘chip in for charity’ to support these vital organizations that treat every man, woman, and child with respect, dignity, and kindness.”

Golf registration is $150.00, after April 1st $160.00 and includes greens fee, golf cart, lunch, hors d'oeuvres, and a dinner. The tournament is a scramble format and begins with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. A cocktail hour follows the tournament and dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. A silent auction, raffle, and tombola offer opportunities to win great prizes. Dinner-only tickets are also available for $

Sponsorship opportunitieare available for businesses and individuals. Options range from several sponsorship levels to merchandise and gift certificate donations to individual boosters. 

 To register or to serve as a sponsor,click on the link below to download the sponsor form or contact Don Bouchard at bouchdm@aol.com or 609-654-8853 or 609-760-8932. 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization that allows women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person to person service to those who are needy and suffering.

Services are provided in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Fréderic Ozanam and patron, St. Vincent DePaul. The organization is united in an international society of charity with their respect for poverty, humility and sharing.

Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society works with all people in relieving need and addressing its causes; making no distinction in those served based on faith because, in them, Vincentians always seek to find the face of Christ in all served. 

The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Burlington County is a non-profit interfaith organization committed to a united outreach by the religious community in Burlington county providing shelter, meals and assistance to homeless families. The program provides help, hope and a safe haven for our guests while they seek affordable housing.

The program mobilizes existing community resources; church buildings for overnight lodging, congregations for volunteers and social service agencies for screening and referrals.

Since 1998 IHN hosted 384 families totaling 1271 individuals with 768 of that number being children. 

1st Way of Burlington County Burlington County helps any woman or girl with an unplanned pregnancy find medical, legal, or psychological help as well as shelter, education, or adoption guidance. 1st Way believes in the sanctity of life, all life, the life of the mother as well as the life of the baby. 1st Way provides free resources which support life affirming choices. This is accomplished through a loving, non-judgement approach with peer counseling, education, and practical services.

  • To download the Golfer Registration Form click here
  • To download the Sponsor Registration Form click here

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Breakfast with Santa Photos

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Four Council Members become Fourth Degree Knights

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Newly Exemplified Sir Knights pose with Council GK Mickey Zawatcki & PGK and member of the attending Color Corp William Cassian

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Sir Knights Bouchard, Lattimer, Marzio & McGowan 

25th Annual Hunger Harvest Date was a BIG Success!

58 shopping carts full of food were delivered SVDP to fill their shelves for the upcoming Holiday Season.  Thank you to all of our Knight and youth volunteers for making this event a HUGE success!

Council Golf Tournament breaks all-time donation records!

The annual charity golf tournament that benefits the homeless, less fortunate, women in crisis, and children breaks all-time records    

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Past GK George Finan III and the Council 6520 Achieves the Prestigious Award of Star Council two years in a row

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Three Council Knights -  Dave Karbasian, Christian Files & Garry Roettger exemplified to the Fourth Degree 

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Council 6520 Silver Jubilee (1973-1998) Dinner Dance 


The event was held on November 7, 1998 at the Medford Lakes Country Club in Medford Lakes NJ proudly commemorating the Council’s 25 years of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and service to our church and community

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Charity golf tournament benefiting First Way of Burlington County a HUGE Success click here for photos

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First Way Volunteers with Father Carlos & GK George Finan

Golf Outing Donation to Interfaith Hospitality Network


Proceeds from the Ninth Annual Charity Golf Tournament was presented to IHN representative Pat Lasusky.  Included in the picture are SML IHN volunteers and IHN Board President Peggy Singer.

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Father Carlos’s Trip to Colombia - click here for pictures

Father Carlos’s recent message to the Women’s Auxiliary 

"my dear Ladies, I can't thank you and the good people of St Mary of the Lakes parish enough for what we have been able to do here for the poorest of poor. Their smiles speak volumes of your generosity and love 5,000 miles away. Together we will help our brothers and sisters climb that difficult mountain of misery that many of them are living. May God bless America and the good people of St Mary of the Lakes. Please continue to pray for us. I look forward to breaking bread with you soon. I'd like to celebrate what we've done when I get back. I have a lot of photos to show you and a video. Wifi is spotty. God bless you.”

New Columbian Year Dinner 2016 

Don and Mariann Bouchard Family were honored as Family of the Year and 

Bill Mazzio was selected as Knight of the Year 

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