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President's Message
Dear Ladies,
  As you know, unfortunately, our auxiliary year pretty much ended in March due to the Global Pandemic – COVID-19. The Fashion Show was canceled; Our Lady of the Year was celebrated with a masked drive by – hardly an appropriate tribute; the Installation of Officers was conducted on a Zoom video conference. All things considered, I am personally grateful for the health and well-being of my loved ones and hope that you are all safe and healthy. But as we know, time stops for no one and although our daily lives may look different, we persevere. This year will be different. These unprecedented times are pushing us to be creative, particularly with our fundraising efforts. So, we ask for your patience, understanding and generosity. We will do what we do best – work together in the spirit of unity and sisterhood. We will take every precaution to be safe while still having fun, faith and fellowship. Feel free to reach out to me anytime at 516-305-1110. I look forward to seeing you all soon. May God bless our church, family, community and country.

Sincerely,
Lisa James, President
2020/2021 BUDGET
In accordance with Article VII Sec. 3 of our bylaws, this is to notify you that copies of the proposed budget will be available and voted upon at our September meeting.
CHANGE IN NEWSLETTER
Keeping in line with the Knights, we are now going digital. The newsletter will be emailed each month to you along with flyers and other pertinent information. If you, or another member you know, do not have access to email, please contact Tricia Daley. Please be sure that you submit any changes to your contact information directly to Tricia Daley, Recording/Corresponding Secretary at Ladies.Auxiliary.3481@gmail.com or 516-398-6132.
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Our first meeting is scheduled for September 1, 2020. Upon entering the Council, you will be guided by our trustees, Vanessa Ambrosecchia PP, Lisa Kahl PP, and Kim Marchetti, PP. Please enter through the lounge. Your temperature will be taken when you arrive. Masks must be worn throughout the duration of the evening except when seated. Attendance is taken at every meeting. Please be prepared with your membership card as it will be checked by Noreen McCabe, Sergeant at Arms. Immediately following the meeting, we will head to the lounge for hospitality and some "icebreaker" fun.
2020 CHARITABLE DONATIONS
Charitable donations from the Ladies Auxiliary efforts during the 2019/2020 year were sent to: St. Anthony’s Church, 3481 Catering, Passetti Catering, Vineyard Church Food Pantry, Oceanside Community Service Center, Oceanside Sr. High School Best Buddies, Oceanside Fire Dept. Kenny Marino, South Nassau SIBS, and Heart of American Homes Foundation.
WAYS & MEANS
Autumn Paint Night Fundraiser. Friday, October 9, 2020. Limited seating – First come, first serve. $35 pp - Doors open at 6:45 pm at St. Anthony's Cafeteria. Join us to create a painting from start to finish of the "Harvest Moon on an Autumn Night" – no experience necessary! Light refreshments will be served. BYOB! RSVP by 9/28 to Rosemarie Prendergast, VP at 516-996-5191.
MEMBERSHIP DUES
Please submit your annual $15.00 membership dues for the 2020/2021 Auxiliary year to Amy Bermudez, Financial Secretary at our next membership meeting or mail to Ladies Auxiliary Attn: Amy Bermudez, PP Financial Secretary, 2985 Kenneth Place, Oceanside, NY 11572. If you wish to have your card mailed back, be sure to include a self-addressed STAMPED envelope. Membership dues are to be paid by December 1, 2020. If we did not receive payment of your dues for the 2019/2020 year you are in jeopardy of having your name removed from our roster and mailing list (see By-Laws IX-Dues). Any questions, call Amy Bermudez, PP at 516-384-9566.
LIFETIME MEMBER
If you are 80 years old by September 1, 2020 you will be considered a "Lifetime Member" and your dues will be waived. You must provide proof to Financial Secretary, Amy Bermudez, PP at 516-384-9566.
FRATERNAL ASSISTANCE
If there is a Sister in need of Financial Assistance through our Fraternal Assistance Program, all proposals must be submitted in writing. For more information, please contact Financial Secretary, Amy Bermudez, PP at 516-384-9566.
SUNSHINE, SICK & VIGIL
If you know of a member who is sick or has had a recent death in the family, please notify Lisa Kahl, PP at 516-633-1376.
2020/2021 CALENDAR AT A QUICK GLANCE
All meetings are held first Tuesday of every month and will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise notified
September 1st 2020 - Membership Meeting
October 6th 2020 - 2020/2021 Installation
October 9th 2020 - Paint Night Fundraiser
November 17th 2020 - 2020 Lady of the Year
December 8th 2020 - Ladies Christmas Dinner Party
January 5th 2021 - Membership Meeting
January 29th 2021 - Dinner/Dance Event
February 2nd 2021 - Membership Meeting
March 2nd 2021 - Membership Meeting
April 6th 2021 - Membership Meeting
April 18th 2021 - Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser
May 4th 2021 - 2021 Lady of the Year
May 31st 2021 - Memorial Day Parade
June 1st 2021 - 2021/2022 Installation
Knights Corner
KNIGHT OWL LOUNGE - The lounge is now serving food Tuesday – Saturday, 2pm - 7pm. Stop by and check out the menu.

K OF C CHARITABLE & BENEVOLENT PROGRAM - Grand Prize $25,000/Second Prize $10,000/Third Prize $5,000/10 Prizes at $1,000 - Each book is $12.00 with 6 chances to win. For books and more information contact DGK Paul Kahl at 516-860-8858 or SK Frank Modica at 631-513-8277. Final drawing will be on 12/5/2020 - tickets needs to be in by 12/1/2020.

KNIGHT OF THE YEAR BRUNCH - Sunday, August 30. Mass at 9:30am St. Anthony's Chapel. Immediately following is the award presentation and brunch in church cafeteria. $10 per person. LIMITED SEATING - reservations are a must. Contact DGK Paul Kahl at 516-860-8858.

GRAND KNIGHT TESTIMONIAL - Sunday, September 13. 12pm-4pm. Contact PGK Darab Lawyer at 516-242-0036.

ITALIAN NIGHT - Friday, September 18. 7pm-11pm. Location to be determined. $35 per person includes Italian style dinner and DJ. Bring your own beverage. 50/50 Contact PGK Gene Peluso at 516-404-0616.

FIRST ANNUAL CIGARS AND STEAKS FUNDRAISER - Saturday, September 19 12pm-4pm Knight Owl Lounge. $100 per person includes steak lunch, open bar, 3 Line of Duty Cigars, stainless steel cutter & lighter. Baskets and 50/50 will be available. Contact Chancellor Donald Morgan at 917-371-3291.


Respectfully submitted,

Lenette Cuevas,
Corresponding Secretary


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