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President's Message
Dear Ladies,
  I want to thank PP, Jane Magno D’Anna for putting the Wear Red program together. This made our February membership meeting informative and fun. The Hoedown "O'MY" the instructor Linda O’Halloran was fabulous leading the line dancing. Thanks to our Vice President Lina Fusco, and her committee chairs PP, Lisa James and PP, Kim Marchetti for packing the room with over 200 attendees. Well done! The Lady of the Year dinner celebration is coming so please reserve as soon as possible. I am calling on the entire membership to attend and support the Lady of the Year. Wishing you and your families a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.

Vanessa Ambrosecchia,
President
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024, 7:00PM. We will celebrate St. Patrick's Day and play Bingo. Wear your favorite Irish garb and lots o’green. Kindly bring food items for our Hospitality table. Special guest Annette DeSimone of Pampered Chef.
FREE SPIRITUAL RETREAT WITH FATHER BRET STOCKDALE, SJ
Saturday, March 23rd, 2024, at the Tabor House from 9am and ending after 5pm Mass. 60 Anchor Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572. (A $10 reservation fee is required when you RSVP. Upon arrival to the retreat, you will be reimbursed). Light breakfast & lunch will be provided. RSVP by March 10, 2024, please make checks payable to: Ladies Auxiliary #3481. For more information or reservations, contact PP, Rosemarie Prendergast 516-996-5191.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The Nominating Committee members are Lisa James PP, Rosemarie Prendergast PP, Nancy Aull and Margaret Swansig. The proposed slate of Officers will be presented at the March 2024 meeting. Nominations from the membership will be open at both the March and April membership meetings. Nominees must be active and in good standing for at least 2 years and given consent prior to being nominated. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa James, PP 516-305-1110.
OPERATION EASTER BASKET
Please bring to our March meeting new items that can be added to Easter Baskets for children in need such as individually wrapped Easter candy, coloring book/crayons, stickers, stuffed animals, small sports balls, bubbles, finger paints, etc. (gender neutral & allergy friendly please).
MOTHER'S DAY PLANT SALE
All orders must be placed by Tuesday, April 2nd with no exceptions! Pick up will be in Saturday, May 11th just in time for Mother’s Day! It might be cold outside, but a great way to start thinking about the warm weather is to start planning out your garden! It will be here before you know it! Any questions, please call Rosemarie Prendergast, PP at 516-996-5191.
DESIGNER BAG BINGO
Sunday, April 14, 2024 from 12pm - 4pm. OUR LARGEST FUNDRAISER! This event sells out quickly - RSVP as soon as possible! All Authentic Bags! $50 per person includes brunch, beverages, coffee/tea, and dessert. Doors open at 11:30am, first Bingo begins promptly at 12 noon. Basket raffles, 50/50 and beautiful door prizes. RSVP with payments to Lisa Kahl, PP at 516-633-1376.
LADY OF THE YEAR
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 will be an award presentation and celebration for the Lady of the Year including dinner, dessert, dancing and a cash bar for adult beverages. The cost is $30 per person. Knights in good standing are welcome to join the event for $30 per person. All payments are due by April 15, 2024. No payments will be accepted the night of the meeting. For reservations, contact Lisa James, PP at 516-305-1110.
MEMBERSHIP DUES
Please see Financial Secretary, Amy Bermudez, PP with your annual $20.00 membership dues for the 2023/2024 Auxiliary year. Membership dues may be paid at membership meetings or by mail. Please make your $20.00 check payable to Ladies Auxiliary and write your phone number on the check. If you are paying by mail, please mark the envelope ATTN: Amy Bermudez, PP, FS, and mail to KofC #3481, 2985 Kenneth Place Oceanside, NY 11572. Please remember to include a stamped, self-addressed envelope so your card can be mailed back to you. Membership dues need to be paid by December 1, 2023, to be considered a member in good standing. If we did not receive your membership dues for 2022/2023, you are in jeopardy of being removed from membership and mailing list (see By-Laws Article IX-Dues). If you have any changes regarding address, phone/cell numbers or email address please submit your changes to ladies.auxiliary.3481@gmail.com or contact Victoria Reesman, Recording Secretary at 917-499-3968. For any questions regarding membership please contact Amy Bermudez, PP, FS at 516-384-9566.
LIFETIME MEMBER
If you are 80 years old by September 6, 2023, you will be considered a "Lifetime Member" and your dues will be waived. You must provide proof of age 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 info, contact Financial Secretary Amy Bermudez, PP at 516-384-9566.
SUNSHINE, SICK & VIGIL
Share with us your joys and blessings for the month of March like a birthday, special anniversary, new baby or grandbaby, etc. by contacting Jane Magno-D'Anna, PP at 516-425-2768 or email 2981LNC@optonline.net. Please reach out to Jane before our meeting. Sick: Notify us of a member/family in need of our prayers for their speedy and uneventful recovery. Vigil: Lastly, but most importantly, prompt notification of a member/family passing over to eternal life. Please keep in your prayers for a speedy recovery: Joe Alongi, Sal D'Anna SK, Kenny Pasciga, Gae DiRienzo, Joanne Fichera McCue, Mary Lawyer, Arlene Lockwood, and Maryann Hadley's sister, Theresa.
***** SCAM ALERT VERY IMPORTANT ****
Please do not get scammed by scammers asking for Gift Cards / Ebay Cards, or Money. DO NOT REPLY TO THE EMAIL or TEXT! Under no circumstances would a member of the Auxiliary ever reach out asking for Gift Cards or Money! For the members who received this email or text please DO NOT REPLY and BLOCK AND DELETE ASAP! If you need help or have questions Contact: Vanessa Ambrosecchia, President cell: 516-551-5276.
Auxiliary Calendar 2023-2024
All meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month and will begin at 7:00 pm.
March 5, 2024 Membership Meeting
April 2, 2024 Membership Meeting
April 14, 2024 Spring Designer Bag Bingo Brunch
May 7, 2024 Membership Meeting – Lady of the Year
May 27, 2024 Memorial Day Parade
June 4, 2024 Membership Meeting – Installation Dinner
Knights Corner
BINGO Wednesday Nights: Wednesday Nights: Doors open at 6PM – O’Connell Gardens - 2985 Kenneth Place, Oceanside, NY 11572.

SUNDAY DINNER AT THE RACES: March 3 2024, From 12pm to 5pm $30 includes Meatball Dinner Bread, Salads and Refreshments contact Cell: Angelo (Mike) Peppe 516-238-6733 email: apeppe1087@gmail.com All Proceeds to benefit the Bowling Team council 3481 for the National Bowling Tournament.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY: March 9th, 2024, from 7PM to 11PM. Live Music By RAGGLE TAGGLE GYPSY-O'S, $75 PP/RSVP BY March 4th, 2024. Irish Dinner & Refreshment's Contact PGK, James McCabe 516-680-8250.
Respectfully submitted,

Victoria Reesman,
Recording Secretary

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