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President's Message
I hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone who attended our November Membership Meeting and thank you to all who participated in our bake off. Congratulations to Phyllis Luberti on her first place win! Our Christmas Boutique is right around the corner and it is shaping up to be a wonderful event, please let all your friends know to come down and shop on December 2nd. I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Your support is what makes this organization so successful. Please know that I am available for any questions or concerns and never hesitate to contact me at 516-633-1376.

Thank you,
Lisa Kahl, President
Membership Christmas Party
Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00 pm: Festivities will begin after our quick Membership Meeting. $20pp Family Style Dinner, Soda, Dessert and Coffee/tea – Cash bar for adult beverages. Dance and sing along with the DJ and participate in the "Bring a Gift and Get a Gift" Bring a wrapped $20 Gift Card and get another $20 gift card – be creative with gift card ideas. Participate in the Outrageous Christmas Crazy Hat Contest. You must be a member in good standing by 12/1/2018 ($15 dues for 2018/2019 PAID) to attend. Please make your payment no later than Tuesday, December 4th. For more information contact Amy Bermudez, PP 516-384-9566 or Ro Prendergast 516-996-5191.
Christmas Gift Boutique
Sunday, December 2nd: Everyone is invited to enjoy a festive day of shopping with over 25 vendors, lunch and delicious treats at "The Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Boutique" in the O'Connell Gardens Grand Ballroom 10am – 5pm. Bring your family and friends. Have some fun as we sip hot cocoa with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 1pm to 2pm. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer. We are also looking for baked donations for our bake sale table. If you know of any vendors that would be interested in participating and selling their merchandise, please contact Amy Bermudez, PP 516-384-9566 or Audrey Peluso, PP 516-404-0614.
Letters from Santa
A Ladies Auxiliary fundraiser for all to participate in; Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles – open to all Knights family and friends Children will receive a customized letter from Santa that will include information unique to them. $5.00 per letter per child. Orders must be received by 12/1/2018 for letters to be mailed and received by Christmas. For order form and more information contact Amy Bermudez, PP 516-384-9566 or check out the Ladies Auxiliary #3481 Facebook page.
Membership Dues
The dues of this Auxiliary shall be $15 per auxiliary calendar year, September to June, and subject to an increase, if necessary and approved by the membership. Dues are payable in person or by mail to the Financial Secretary, Doreen Caputi by December 1st of the current Auxiliary year. Please make your $15 check payable to the Ladies Auxiliary. If you are paying by mail, please mark the envelope ATTN: Doreen Caputi Financial Secretary and mail to 2985 Kenneth Place, Oceanside, NY 11572. Please remember to include a stamped, self-addressed envelope so your card can be mailed back to you. Members failing to pay dues by this date will be delinquent and will no longer receive meeting notices, or be a member in good standing. A delinquency of two (2) year shall be considered a suspension. Former members wishing to be reinstated shall be charged $10 per delinquent year, along with the current auxiliary year dues (payable at the time of reinstatement). A list of delinquent members shall be published in the January newsletter. If you have any changes regarding address, phone/cell numbers or email address please submit changes to ladies3481@yahoo.com or please see Doreen at our membership meetings.
Sunshine Sick/Vigil
If you are a member who is sick or has had a recent death in the family, please notify Cynthia Ferraro 516-678-1416.
Lifetime Member
If you were 80 years old by September 4, 2018, you will be considered a Lifetime Member and your dues will be waived. Please provide proof to Financial Secretary, Doreen Caputi 516-633-1376.
All meetings are held first Tuesday of every month and will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise notified
Sunday,Dec. 2nd 2018 Christmas Gift Boutique
Tuesday, Dec. 11th 2018 Ladies Christmas Dinner Party
Tuesday, Jan. 8th 2019 Membership Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 5th 2019 Membership Meeting
Tuesday, March 5th 2019 Membership Meeting
Tuesday, April 2nd 2019 Membership Meeting
Sunday,April 7th 2019 Fashion Show
Tuesday, May 7th 2019 Lady of The Year
Monday, May 27th 2019 Memorial Day Parade
Tuesday, June 4th 2019 Installation
Knights Corner
BINGO! - Every Wednesday Starts at 6pm. It's all for charity! Winnings over $4,000 paid each week!

Christmas Tree Lighting - Tuesday, December 4th: Bring your family to the Council Hall at 8pm to attend our tree lighting ceremony. This will be followed by a reception where refreshments including cake and coffee will be served. Donation of a small Christmas ornament for the tree will be much appreciated.

Children's Christmas Party - Sunday, December 16th: 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.

Knight's 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 Party - Ring in the New Year with friends and family from 8:00 pm – 1:00 am. $75 per person includes Shrimp Cocktail, Dinner, Dessert, Open Bar, DJ and Champagne Toast. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST. Contact SK Steve Bermudez 516-581-6144 for more information.
Respectfully submitted,

Lisa James,
Corresponding Secretary

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