Celebrating Over 65 Years of Charity

News and Events
President's Message
Dear Ladies of the Auxiliary,
Time flies when you are having fun! Thank you for all your support in joining and volunteering at all of the traditional events. The Ladies Auxiliary is a wonderful unity! I look forward to walking with each and every one of you in the "Memorial Day Parade." Please wear your "Daisies for Debbie Garden of Opportunity T-shirts;" every member who attends the parade will receive a special gift. When you attend the Charity Game Show/Membership Drive - the last fundraiser this year- bring the special gift with you and you will be entered to win a Super Grand Prize at no additional cost to you! Our auxiliary brings joy to people lives in more ways than one. Please bring your family and friends to our last fundraiser in effort to increase our membership. In addition, please make a great effort to support our new officers at June's Installation. Finally, Congratulations to the new Executive Officers for Columbian year 2018-2019. It has been a humbled privilege to serve as your President.

God Bless,
Vanessa Ambrosecchia, President

Point to Ponder: - "It has been proven that acts of kindness build exponentially in a community and because people believe that one good deed deserves another. 'Paying it forward' can make the world a better place." – Jess Blackmer

If you have a "Point to Ponder" you would like to submit, please contact Janet Calderon, Corresponding Secretary at 305-923-4198 or email your submission to Ladies3481@yahoo.com.
We will meet at 7:45am in the Towers Funeral Home Parking lot. All members and their family are encouraged to join the walk in unity! Show your support and WEAR your "Daisies for Debbie Garden of Opportunity T-shirts." Together we support BREAST CANCER awareness for all our members, friends and family who have been affected. For information contact Vanessa Ambrosecchia, President 516-551-5276. To purchase your T-Shirt call Jane Magno-D'Anna, PP at 516-425-2768. **Weather Permitting**
Ways & Means
Dear Ladies – I would like to thank each and everyone for all the support rendered during my tenure as Vice President throughout this seasons fundraising activities. The Fashion Show was a Hugh success thanks to all of you! The CHARITY GAME SHOW MEMBERSHIP DRIVE is quickly approaching. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Yours truly, Lisa Kahl, Vice President.
THE CHARITY GAME SHOW MEMBERSHIP DRIVE May 31, 2018 doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Be part of the fun and prizes at our final multipurpose event, a mix of 'Price is Right' and 'Let's Make a Deal!' It's geared towards: 1) Thanking the membership 2) Increasing membership initiative 3) Last attempt at raising funds. So "Come on down." Let's have fun & try to win prizes. As part of a membership drive for members in good standing the cost for this event is $10.00pp. This event is open for your family and friends at $25.00pp, as a one-time opportunity for ONLY new members and if approved, your guest will be eligible to use part of this payment to cover dues for year 2018-2019. This event is open for EVERYONE. Purchase your tickets in advance by contacting: Janet Calderon, 305-923-4198 jus1janet@gmail.com, Catalina Guttilla, Fraternal PP, 347-723-2573 or Lisa Kahl, VP 516-633-1376 or mail check addressed to Ladies Auxiliary to the address above, include in the memo section note: Charity Game Show.
Installation of Officers & Celebrating 65th Anniversary
June 5th 2018 7:00 PM Reservations a must- a $20.00 deposit to hold your reservation is required by May 21st Deadline. Your reservation deposit money for members in good standing will be returned to you during the dinner June 5th. You must pay $25.00 for any guests that you are bringing to the event- money due also by May 21st. Separate checks made to "Ladies auxiliary Council #3481" Attention Jane Magno D'Anna, PP would be appreciated as your money will be refunded to you and your guests' payments will be deposited. A very special program has been planned for the evening; be part of the action and fun, but you must be there!!!! Get your reservation made now!!!! Call: Jane Magno D'Anna, PP 516-425-2768 & Audrey Peluso, PP 516-404-0614.
President: Lisa Kahl
Vice President: Margie Logan
Recording Secretary: Janet Calderon
Corresponding Secretary: Kim Marchetti
Treasurer: Lisa James-Kucharnik
3-year trustee: Vanessa Ambrosecchi, PP
2-year trustee: Jane Magno-D'Anna, PP
1-year trustee: Audrey Peluso, PP
Financial Secretary 3Yr. Position: Doreen Caputi
Sergeant-at-Arms: Noreen McCabe
Cookbooks are on Sale!
The Auxiliary cookbooks have arrived and will be available for sale at the next membership meeting Tuesday, June 5th. $20 per book – Pre Order your book by contacting Audrey Peluso PP 516-404-0614 or Amy Bermudez PP 516-384-9566 makes for a wonderful gift idea!!!
Summer Crafter Project fabric floral wreath
Calling all crafter's - special summer project: we are having a competition - who of you can create the most fabulous fabric floral wreath? Instructions and fabric provided at no charge to serious crafter's. September’s membership meeting we will have the contestants' reveal their creations and the members will vote. First, second and third prizes awarded!!! Good luck. Jane Magno D'Anna, PP 516-425-2768.
Let's keep Elenor Mallery and Al Larsen in our prayers may they have a quick recovery. If you know of a member that is sick or has had a recent death in the family please notify Michelle Ciardulli Cell: 516-507-9570.
If there is a sister in need for financial assistance through our fraternal assistance program all proposals must be submitted in writing. Any questions please contact Catalina Guttilla, Fraternal PP Cell: 347-723-2573.
The Annual FEAST starts Thursday, June 7th – Sunday, June 10th – Come and join the FUN!
Pennies for Pampers Dollars for Diapers summer challenge
Please be sure to save your pennies for this worthy cause of helping mother's in need provide their babies with clean diapers as needed. Please be sure to take home cello bags provided at our June's membership meeting. Do not roll pennies. Put your name on the bag/container, as I will be giving a prize to the most generous donor when I collect your donations at the September membership meeting. Good Luck. Jane Magno D'Anna, PP 516-425-2768.
All Meetings are held every FIRST Tuesday of every month & MEETINGS BEGIN at 7:30pm Sharp!
May 28th 2018 Memorial Day Parade
May 31st 2018 The Charity Game Show
June 5th 2018 Installation/65th Anniversary
June 8th 2018 Memorial Mass
Knights Events
BINGO! - Every Wednesday Starts at 6pm. It's all for charity! Winnings over $4,000 paid each week!
KOTY (Knight of the Year) BREAKFAST – Sunday, June 3rd – 10:30 am Mass in St. Anthony's Chapel – Immediately followed by our ceremony and brunch in Grand Hall O'Connell Gardens. Come and join us to recognize our Knight of the Year! All are welcomed $10 per person – please reserve your spot before 5/30/18. Contact SK Darab Kevin Lawyer, Chancellor 516-242-0036.
ANNUAL MEMORIAL MASS – Date to be announced join in remembering our deep departed brothers and sisters by a beautiful mass celebrated at our council.
FAMILY PICNIC – July 21st at Lido Beach – Save the date!
A message from the Corresponding Secretary, Janet Calderon
It has been my pleasure serving this committee for the past two years as Corresponding Secretary and rendering the "Point to Ponder" in the Newsletter. I'm moving on to Recording Secretary and leave you all in good hands with my successor Kim Marchetti. Have a wonderful summer; but before I say, "I'll see you in September," there is still some work to get done! Let's continue our mission to pay it forward by attending "The Charity Game Show," our last effort to raise funds before this season ends as well as say "Thank You" for being part of a group of Catholic women who are committed to serving the community.
Respectfully submitted,

Janet Calderon,
Corresponding Secretary