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President's Message
Dear Ladies,
  I hope that everyone has a very Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone who attended the November Membership Meeting and thank you to all who participated in our pie and stuffing contest. Congratulations to Maria Elefante for winning first place for her Blueberry pie and to Cynthia Ferraro for winning for her stuffing. Great job Ladies! 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 516-448-4606.

Sincerely,
Kim Marchetti, President
Membership Meeting
December 10, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. SHARP! Please be prepared with your Membership card as it will be checked at every meeting by Noreen McCabe, Sergeant at Arms and attendance will be taken by Dorothy Morgan. Thanks so much.
PROGRAMMING
December's programming is our annual Christmas Party. Festivities begin immediately after membership meeting. "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." $20.00 per person includes dinner, dessert, coffee & soda. **Cash Bar** There will be a DJ, dancing, pictures with Santa! Christmas pajamas Contest - bust out those fancy pajamas to be a contest participant and win a prize! 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 less than $15), NO gift items please. You must be a member in good standing to attend ($15.00 dues for 2019-2020 must be paid before 12/1/2019, call Amy Bermudez, PP 516-384-9566 to pay your dues!!!) Please make your payment for the event no later than 12/2/2019. We will have a list of paid members. For more information and tickets contact Vanessa Ambrosecchia, PP 516-551-5276 or Lisa Kahl, PP 516-663-1376.
LETTER FROM SANTA
A Ladies Auxiliary fundraiser open to all: Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Friends – 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 12/1/2019 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, Instagram and Twitter for application.
LADIES RETREAT
Our very first Ladies Retreat will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Tabor House, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM. Advanced reservation a must! Come join us for a day of reflection and meditation. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 AM. Retreat begins promptly at 9AM. Lunch will be served and our day will end with Mass at 4pm. Cost is $25.00 per person, checks made payable to: Ladies Auxiliary. For reservations please contact Kim Marchetti, President 516-448-4606.
DENIM & DIAMONDS COUNTRY HO DOWN
Friday, February 7, 2020; 7PM-11PM.Cost is $45 per person, includes family style southern dinner, dessert, coffee and tea. Cash bar, DJ and fun night of country line dancing with a country line instructor. For more info and reservations please contact Kim Marchetti, President at 516-448-4606.
MEET AND GREET NEW MEMBERS
Welcome to our new Ladies – Janet Andriole, Jussara Lukovenko, Karen Bonnet, Gale Bartolo, Dorothy Episcopia, Susan Buffone, Rosalie Albergo, Lori Sherry, Michele Higgins, Linda Ambort, Kathleen Hurley, Karen Peck, Madeline Elari and Antoinette Collica! Thank you for being a part of our 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. We look forward to seeing you at our November membership meeting..
MEMBERSHIP DUES
Please see Financial Secretary, Amy Bermudez, PP with your annual $15.00 membership dues for the 2019/2020 Auxiliary year. Membership dues may be paid at membership meetings or by mail. Please make your $15.00 check is made payable to Ladies Auxiliary. If you are paying by mail please mark the envelope ATTN: Amy Bermudez, PP 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 sent back to you. Membership dues need to be paid by December 1, 2019. If we did not receive payment of your membership dues for 2018/2019 you are in jeopardy of having your name removed from our roster and mailing list. See By-Laws Article IX-Dues. If you have any changes regarding address, phone/cell numbers or email address please submit changes to ladies.auxiliary.3481@gmail.com or please see Amy at our Membership Meetings. For more information regarding dues contact Amy Bermudez, PP Financial Secretary 516-384-9566.
LIFETIME MEMBER
If you are 80 years old by September 3rd 2019 you will be considered a "Lifetime Member" and your dues will be waived. You must provide proof to Financial Secretary, Amy Bermudez, PP 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 516-384-9566.
2019/2020 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
December 10, 2019 - Ladies Christmas Dinner Party
January 7, 2020 - Membership Meeting
February 4, 2020 - Membership Meeting
February 7, 2020 - Denim & Diamonds Hoe Down
March 3, 2020 - Membership Meeting
April 7, 2020 - Membership Meeting
April 19, 2020 - Fashion Show
May 5, 2020 - Lady of the Year
May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day Parade
June 2, 2020 - Installation
Knights Corner
BINGO! - Every Wednesday at 6:00 pm - It's all for charity! Winnings over $4,000 paid each week!

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING - Tuesday, December 3rd: Bring your family to the Council Hall at 8:00 pm to attend our tree lighting ceremony followed by a reception including cake and coffee. Donation of a small Christmas ornament for the tree will be greatly appreciated.

KNIGHT'S CHRISTMAS PARTY - Saturday, December 7th. 7PM till Midnight. O'Connell Gardens. $60 per person includes shrimp cocktail, holiday dinner, open bar, ice cream and coffee bar. Music provided by DJ Benny and a live band tribute to the 60's by The Rockinghams. For reservations contact PGK Dan Ramos at 516-644-3009.

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY - Sunday, December 8th: Bring down the kids and grandkids to the Council Hall from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm 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. Don’t forget your canned food donation. Volunteers are needed for setup and breakdown after the party. Contact PGK 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, Banana Split Ice Cream Bar, Open Bar, DJ and Champagne Toast. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST. Contact DGK Steve Bermudez, SK 516-581-6144 for more information.


Respectfully submitted,

Lenette Cuevas,
Corresponding Secretary


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