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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,
  Thank you to all the Ladies Auxiliary members and Brother Knights, especially James McCabe, who came down to the Oceanside High School on Thanksgiving morning to hand out coats and serve dinner to the needy members of the community. Special thanks to those Knights who cooked the interfaith holiday feast including John Fellin, Tom Giordano, Tony Donato, and Father Brett.

Vivat jesus! God bless,

SK Eugene Peluso, Grand Knight.

Meeting Notice
The next scheduled first and third Thursday monthly meetings will be held December 6th and December 20th. 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

Win a 2018/2019 Jeep Compass Latitude 4X4 valued at $27,000. The winner can choose the SUV or take $20,000 in cash. Only 350 raffle tickets available @ $100. Contact Darab Lawyer 516-242-0036 or Paul Kahl 516-860-8858 for tickets. Winner will be announced on Memorial Day at the Council after the softball game.

Winnings over $4,000 paid out each week. We always need more players. We also need volunteers to help out from 5:30 PM till 7PM. Contact Tom Feely at 516-255-7075 or Click here for additional information.

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 Mon. - Fri. morning.

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 NFL Sunday and Monday Night Football.

300 CHORAL SOCIETY WINNERS Drawn on 11/19/2018
  1. Michael Sloan Consulting, John Forgione, Michael Ryan, Noreen Laiso, Lenny Pistritto
  2. Dianne Grosskreuz, Fred Morse, Steve Kiesche, Mike Marsden, Ann Homan
  3. Jimmy & Arienne Sessa, Irene Giannetti, Frank & Lee Hegarty, Timothy O'Toole, Terry Boyle
  4. Bob & Phyllis Dexter, Matt Sforza, Carmella Pacifico, Michael Griffin, Tara & Dannny Ramos
  5. Tara & Danny Ramos, Pete & Rose Jonker, Mary Derosa, Patty Pistritto, Mik & TK Peppe & Knag

Join us for brunch in the Grand Ballroom (11AM -12noon) followed by complimentary photos with Santa and Christmas magic show. Adults $34.50 +tax. Children 4 thru 12 $19.50+tax. Reservations required. Contact Christie Marino at

Family style dinner, DJ music and dancing, $20 per person. 7PM in the Grand Ballroom.

Bring down the kids and grand kids to the Council Hall to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus and visit the petting zoo with many farm and exotic animals. A Christmas gift and lunch will be provided for every child. 12 to 3PM. We are accepting canned food donations at this event. Volunteers are needed for setup and breakdown after the party. Contact Dan Ramos at 516-644-3009.

KNIGHTS CHRISTMAS PARTY: Saturday, December 22nd
Come celebrate the holiday with complete dinner, open bar and DJ Benny. $50 per person. 7PM till midnight. Grand Ballroom. Reservations required. Contact Dan Ramos at 516-644-3009.

NEW YEAR'S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA: Monday, December 31st
Dinner choices of chateaubriand, chicken saltimbocca, herb crusted salmon along with shrimp/crabmeat cocktail and pasta station. Open bar, champagne toast, ice cream bar, Signature Sounds Entertainment. $75 per person. 8PM till 1AM. Grand Ballroom. Reservations required. Contact Steve Bermudez at 516-581-6144.

100,000 THANK YOUS
The Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary are asking for your support of NASH FM 94.7 in sending 100,000 thank you letters to our troops overseas during the holidays.Our troops are there for us... it's your turn to be there for them. Get together with anyone you know to write letters of gratitude to our deployed service members and veterans.Drop your letters off at the Grand Knight mailbox in the Council kitchen. Deadline for letters will be 11/21. Questions contact Gene Peluso at 516-404-0616 or Amy Bermudez at 516-384-9566.

Send a customized letter to a child from Santa that will include information special to them.$5.00 per letter per child. Orders must be received by 12/1 to have them sent in time for Christmas. This is a Ladies Auxiliary Fundraiser that is open to all Knights family and friends. For order forms contact Amy Bermudez at 516-384-9566 or check out Ladies Auxiliary #3481 Facebook page.

Start your holiday gift shopping with over 25 vendors! Take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Sunday, December 2nd, 10AM till 5PM at the O'Connell Gardens, Grand Ballroom. If you are interested in buying a vendors table contact Amy Bermudez at 516-384-9566.

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

Sir Knights:
  • John Famularo
  • Billy Michels
  • 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
Brother Knights:
  • 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
  • Michael McQuane's wife
  • John Hadley's wife
  • Joseph Farinella's wife
  • Dan Ramos daughter
  • Frank Corona's wife
  • Al Argo's wife
  • Joe Galvin's wife
Roy B. Clark and Ralph A. Lopez.

Respectfully Submitted,

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

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