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K of C Newsletter #328
Last Updated: April 18th 2019
Fraternity is a Gift from God
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
  To all my fellow Knights and Lady Knights and to all your families, I wish you a happy and holy Easter Holiday. I hope to see many of you at the Easter Egg Hunt. Please remember that the Council Hall and Lounge will be closed on Good Friday (4/19) and Easter Sunday (4/21).

Congratulations to PGK Dan Ramos on his election to Nassau Conference Treasurer on April first.
We will be holding a membership drive at St. Anthony's Church on Sunday, April 28th. We will be conducting the sign-ups and hospitality in the cafeteria after the 9:30, 11:00, and 12:30 masses. We will be needing volunteers to help sign up members.

We will be hosting a First and Second Degree ceremony on Thursday, May 23rd at O'Connell Gardens at 8 pm.

Vivat jesus! God bless,

SK Eugene Peluso, Grand Knight.
Meeting Notice
The next scheduled first and third Thursday monthly meetings will be held May 2nd and May 16th. The April 18th meeting has been cancelled due to observance of Holy Thursday. All Meetings and Degrees begin at 8PM. BRING YOUR COUNCIL TRAVELING CARD or PAY $46.00 for a new card. To pay your dues, please contact Financial Secretary, Ted Kornobis at tedkornobis@gmail.com. You can also send your payment through PAYPAL to 3481kofc@gmail.com.
Win a new Jeep Compass Latitude 4X4 valued at $27,000. The winner can choose from the SUV or take $20,000 in cash. Only 350 tickets available @$100. Contact DGK Darab Lawyer (516-242-0036) or Paul Kahl (516-860-8858) for tickets. The Drawing date will be set after all tickets have been sold.
BINGO: Every Wednesday at 6PM
We need Help! Come down between 5:00 and 7:30 or 8:00 to 10:30 or stay all night. "Volunteers earned $29 Per Hour Last Year" (all earnings go to our charities). Contact Tom Feely at 516-255-7075 or tfeely@hotmail.com. Click here for additional information.
Father Dan O'Brien S.J Conversation and Lecture Series
Father O'Brien has served as associate pastor, physics teacher, and former combat engineer with the Third Infantry Division in Germany among his many accomplishments. The Thursday Lectures will run from 7:15 till 9PM at the Knights of Columbus. Beer, wine, and soda will be available for purchase. Donations accepted. Please RSVP to Karen at 516-675-4012 The next lectures are scheduled for Thursday 3/28, Thursday 4/25, and Thursday 5/23.
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 every Monday thru Friday mornings.
Knight Owl Lounge
Join us to watch your favorite sports teams on 5 big screen HD TVs and checkout our Internet Jukebox. Come watch the New York Islanders in NHL playoff action. Lounge opens daily at 1PM.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20th. This event will be held on the lawn next to St. Anthony's chapel at 10 am on Holy Saturday. Bring the kids and grandkids for family fun. Special prize for winners of the golden egg. The Easter Bunny will have a gift for every child. A light repast will be served in the church cafeteria after the egg hunt. Father Brett will hold a special service at 9:00am that will include a blessing of the eggs before the hunt. Special thanks to the Retired Knights for stuffing the Easter eggs.
Memorial Mass
Monday, May 6th. Father Dan O'Brien will serve Mass in honor of those Knights who have passed away during the past year. 8 pm at the Council Hall. Contact PGK Tim Pendleton at 516-764-1733 for information.
Tuesday, May 7th. Lady of the Year award presentation in the Council Hall at 7:15PM following the Ladies monthly meeting. All Knights welcome. Family style dinner will be served along with cash bar after the presentation. $25 pp.
Sunday, May 12th. Carving station, omelette station, eggs, sausage, pancakes, french toast, and more. Orange juice,coffee, mimosas, and Bloody Marys. 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction items. 10AM till 2PM at O'Connell Gardens. $20 per adult and $10 per child 9 and under. For reservations call Catalina Guttilla at 347-723-2573.
Monday, May 27th. Come join your fellow Knights in our annual march in honor of our armed service veterans. The parade starts at 10AM at Towers Funeral home and ends at Oceanside High School. The Old Timers softball game will start at 12 noon on the Oceanside H.S. Field followed by a summer barbeque back at the Council Hall at 2PM. Contact Jim Bennett at 516-448-6754 to sign up for the softball game.
New York State Council Basketball Fundraisers
New York Mets vs. Florida Marlins @ Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. Friday, May 10th at 7:10pm. $45 per person for lower reserve seats. $9 from each ticket will be donated to Catholic Education. Free Mets T-Shirt with each purchase. The Knights of Columbus will present the colors during the National Anthem. To obtain tickets contact Rocco D'Erasmo at 917-693-6840 or NYSCharitableDirector@gmail.com.
Congratulations to Sandy Ardolino, winner of the Fat Farm Contest, for losing the highest percentage of body fat.
Please keep in your thoughts and prayers for our Brothers and Sisters:

Sir Knights:
  • 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
  • Don Metzer's wife
  • Al Argo's wife
  • John Hadley's wife
  • Roy Clarke's wife
  • Arthur Rauth's wife
Brother Knights:
  • Bill Michels
  • 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
  • Joseph Farinella's wife
  • Frank Corona's wife
  • Mike Quane's wife
Sir Knight: Edward L. Fabian, Brother Knights: John P. Griffin, Michael P. Biegner, and Eugene J. Murray.

Respectfully Submitted,

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