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President's Message
Dear Sisters of the Auxiliary, I hope everyone's had a peaceful Thanksgiving. I want to wish you and your family a blessed Merry Christmas and Cheers to the New Year "2018." I would like to thank our Vice President Lisa Kahl and everyone who volunteered for "Night at the Races" and "The Gift Boutique." What a wonderful job! I want to also thank Chair Lady Jane Magno D'Anna and all the volunteers for raising $2700.00 for the Fraternal Breakfast Fundraiser. Excellent job Ladies. Let’s grow our friendship on Facebook; Friend us at: Ladies Auxiliary of The Father Joseph O'Connell Council #3481. Please take a look at the Knight's Events. God Bless you Vanessa Ambrosecchia, President

God Bless,
Vanessa Ambrosecchia, President

Point to Ponder: - "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." – Dedicated to Audrey Peluso

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.
Now accepting dues for 2017/2018 Auxiliary year. If you have not paid your dues, you are in jeopardy of being removed from the roster and mailing list. Please mail in a check for $15 yearly dues payable to Ladies Auxiliary and mail to the Attention of Financial Secretary, Ladies Auxiliary, 2985 Kenneth Place, Oceanside, NY 11572. Remember to include a self-addressed stamped envelope. A badge cardholder is available to the members who attend. VERY IMPORTANT: Please note that only PAID MEMBERS will be able to attend the Christmas Party being held Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. If you have changed your address, last names, telephone number and email please submit changes to Ladies3481@yahoo.com or call 516-678-1237 dial Opt #2 then Opt. #9. Thank you, Pat Feely Financial Secretary 516-425-2768.
Tuesday, December 12th at 7:30 PM. Festivities begin immediately after membership meeting. $20.00 per person includes dinner, dessert, coffee & soda. **Cash Bar** There will be a DJ, dancing, pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus and a good time had by all! Ugly Sweater Contest – bust out that ugly sweater and be a participant in contest! Play "Bring a Gift Get a Gift" – if you wish to participate in the gift exchange we ask that you bring a wrapped $15 Gift Card (no more and no less than $15). No gift items please, gift cards only. For more information and tickets contact Ro Prendergast at 516-996-5191 or Amy Bermudez, PP at 516-384-9566.
Kim Marchetti will continue to donate 15% of her sales to Fraternal Assistance through December 10th, visit her website: www.touchstonecrystal.com/kimmieb.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Which 80's look will you show up in? Watch the Models Walk Down the Runway! Apparel Provided By: Kohl's. Prize for the Best Dressed 80's look. Raffles, 50/50, Heads & Tails, Star Prizes and much more! $35.00 PP, Bring Your Family and Friends as We Raise Money for Charities* SEATING WILL BE LIMITED! If you wish to secure a table you must pay for it in full by April 8th, 2018. If you would like to volunteer, donate a gift, basket or For Tickets and Information Contact Vice President, Lisa Kahl cell: 516-633-1376 or President, Vanessa Ambrosecchia cell: 516-551-5276.
3 CHANCES TO WIN FOR ONLY $10.00 A TICKET– 1st Prize $500. * 2nd Prize $300. * 3rd Prize $200. This Fundraiser is open to the public and we only have a total of 500 raffles for sale. To purchase a raffle please contact Lisa Kahl, VP at 516-633-1376 or Amy Bermudez, President at 516-384-9566. The 3 winners will be announced on April 26th, 2018 at the Welcome Back to the 80s Fashion Show. YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!!! "Please purchase in advance we will not be selling the 3 Chance Raffle tickets at the Fashion Show."
MEET AND GREET our new members: Carolyn Moreno, Gaetona DiRienzo, LeeAnn O'Hara, Margaret Swansig! Welcome Ladies and thank you for being a part of a wonderful organization! We encourage you to volunteer your time toward our events, committees and to bring on new members as we continue to grow this auxiliary in leaps and bounds!
Any member 80 years of age and above as of September 8, 2015 will be considered a "Lifetime Member" and your dues will be waived. You must provide proof to the President to receive your Lifetime Membership pocket Card.
The book is coming to print this Auxiliary year – we are still collecting recipes; submit your favorite meal, appetizer, dessert or beverage recipe ASAP. Drop off or mail your recipe to: Ladies Auxiliary Attn: Amy Bermudez, PP 2985 Kenneth Place Oceanside, NY 11572. You can also email your recipe to Amy at Stiles07@aol.com any questions please contact Amy at 516-384-9566.
Join us in prayer and condolences for both Doreen Ann whose brother Willie Fagan & Audrey Peluso, PP whose mom Mrs. Lillian Schad, age 102, transitioned to eternal peace recently. 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.
$256.00 collected to date; the goal is $400.00. Please keep saving and donating your pennies. Jane will be collecting at every meeting until our goal is met.
120 shirts available; if you have an idea on how to raise some funds for Debbie utilizing these shirts, please contact Jane Magno D'Anna, PP at 516-425-2768.
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 at 347-723-2573.
All Meetings are held every FIRST Tuesday of every month & MEETINGS BEGIN at 7:30pm Sharp!
December 12th Christmas Dinner Party
January 2nd Membership Meeting
February 6th Membership Meeting
February 10th Paint Night
March 6th Membership Meeting
April 3rd Membership Meeting
April 26th Fashion Show
May 1st Lady Of The Year
May 28th Memorial Day Parade
June 5th Installation
Knights Events
Christmas Tree Lighting - December 5th at 7:00PM O'Connell Hall. Bring a baked item.
Kids Christmas Party/Petting Zoo - December 3th at 11:00–3:00PM. Contact Dan Ramos, PGK 516-644-3009.
Adult Christmas Party - Being held December 16th from 7:00PM–Midnight. Contact Dan Ramos, PGK 516-644-3009.
New Year's Eve Party - Sunday, December 31st 8pm to 1am Shrimp & Crabmeat Cocktail * Cheese Platter & Pasta Station * Dinner Choice of Chateaubriand, Salmon or Chicken * Open Bar * Coffee Bar * Ice Cream Bar * Champagne Toast at Midnight * Music by Signature Sounds Entertainment * $75 Per Person *
Contact SK Steve Bermudez, 516-581-6144.
BINGO! - Every Wednesday Starts at 6PM. It's all for charity! Win up to $4,000.
Respectfully submitted,

Janet Calderon,
Corresponding Secretary