Our Lady of the Lakes - Council No. 6318
         10 Fair Street   Carmel, New York 10512 (845) 225-6318  

Breaking News Alerts

Updated March 3, 2017



Monthly Memebrship Meeting Starts Early (7:00 p.m.)  -  Wed. Mar 8th
Our monthly general business meeting will be this coming Wednesday, with dinner served at 6:15 p.m., and the meeting beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m. We are starting early to help out our good friends in the Stephen P. Driscoll FOP Lodge Pipe Band get in an important final practice session before the St. Patrick's Day Parade the following Sunday.
All members are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend our monthly membership meetings. Nothing happens at our council without the input and support from our members. Our meetings are the best way to have your voice heard and get involved with our many fun charitable and family activities.
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Midnight Run: Help Our Ladies Help the Homeless
Our Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a "Midnight Run" in conjunction with Immaculate High School in Danbury, Connecticut, to collect and deliver food, clothing and toiletries to the homeless in New York City.
Midnight Run is an organization based out of Dobbs Ferry that has been delivering food, clothing and toiletries to the homeless in New York City for more than 25 years. About 5 to 6 times per year, a group of students and chaperones from Immaculate, a Catholic high school, go to the city on a Friday night to deliver food and clothing to the homeless at several locations.  It is a wonderful opportunity for the students to serve and interact with many homeless men and women. Students meet at the school around 6 p.m. on the night of the run, where they sort clothing, prepare the food, and make bags of toiletries. They leave for Manhattan at 8:30 and return to the school around 1 a.m. 

New items needed:
  • Men’s underwear, socks and long underwear
  • Ladies' underwear

Gently used items:

  • Men’s pants and sweatpants, T-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts and hoodies
    (most popular), coats, dress shirts, and footwear
  • Women’s pants and coats
  • Blankets, sleeping bags, and backpacks
  • Jackets, gloves, scarves, and hats

The Midnight Run takes place on Friday, March 31st, so please get in your donation before then. Look for the donation bin in our lounge, which should be in place shortly. Monetary donations are also needed, as the trips are fully funded by generous donations from Immaculate families, alumni, local businesses, and charitable organizations like ours.

Your donation -- large or small -- will be greatly appreciated. Please help in any way you can!


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 Mohegan Sun Casino Bus Trip - Sat. March 4th

Hop aboard for another Mario Antoci Memorial Mohegan Sun Casino bus trip on Saturday, March 4th!

For only $40.00 you get transportation, a $15 lunch voucher, and $10 casino match play. You'll also be entered in a raffle for two tickets to the NY Yankees' Home Opener!

Start with coffee and donuts at the council at 7 a.m. Then the bus will leave our council at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Enjoy a six-hour stay at the casino. Adult beverages on the bus. Feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks as well.

We've done these in the past, and they have been nothing but great fun. So don't miss out!

YOU MUST BE PREPAID BY February 15th. For information and reservations, call PGK Bobby Palazzo at  (845) 216-1997. Seating is limited so reserve today!

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Lenten Fish Fry Fridays Begin March 3rd!

We're once again offering our popular Fish Fry Fridays during Lent, starting on March 3rd, from 5-8 p.m. Bring the whole family for dinner!
For only $10 you get your choice of these sumptous fish dishes -- to eat-in or take out:
  • Our classic beer-batter Fish & Chips
  • Linguine with White Clam Sauce
  • Shrimp Scampi over Pasta
  • Cape Cod Clam Strips & Fries

We also plan to offer weekly specials, including Lobster Mac & Cheese and Creamy Crab-Corn Bisque soup. We'll once again be offering complimentary dessert, coffee and tea service for eat-in orders.

Our Fish Fry Fridays will be every Friday during Lent except for March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) and April 14 (Good Friday). Join us!
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We Need Your Email Address!!!

We have rolled out a new email program is currently delivering timely and complete information, including our newsletter, right to all members' email inbox. Even if you have sent in your email address with your dues, please send an email to webmaster@carmelknights.org and just put "Email" in the subject line. We will make sure you are added to our new email list.
If you are a member and you are not receiving our newsletter and other council emails, it is because we either do not have your address, we have a bad email address for you on file, or your email provider is trapping our emails as "spam." If you have given us your email address and are not receiving our emails, first check your "spam" mailbox, look for messages from "Our Lady of the Lakes Council KofC," and mark messages from us as "Not Spam." If our messages are not in your spam trap, please contact us or speak with GK Rob, and we'll figure out the problem and get the emails to you working.
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February Membership Meeting
Our next monthly membership meeting will be Wednesday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. Note early start time! We will be serving dinner at 6:15 p.m.  
We have many events to plan for in the coming months, and member input and participation is essential to making these events a success. Please make a point to join us for the meeting!
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More Upcoming Events


  • Mar 12. (Sun) - N. Westchester/Putnam St. Patrick's Day Parade -  Bring the whole family to march with the council in Mahopac. Step off at 2 p.m. Come back to the council after the parade for live Irish entertainment, corned beef dinner ($5), Guinness Draught on tap, and lots of fun. Free admission!

  • Mar. 26 (Sun) - Cash Bingo - Our Ladies Auxiliary is hosting another fun afternoon of cash bingo on Sunday, March 26th. Doors open at 1 p.m., house rules read at 1:15 and first game begins promptly at 2:00. Your $40 (prepaid by March 15th) gets you admission, all-nighters, two specials and a door-prize ticket. Seating limited to the first 100 players, so reserve today. For payment details or more info, contact the Ladies at ladieskofc@gmail.com. All funds raised go to local charities!.
Check our Upcoming Events page for more information on these and other events.
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Fourth Degree

The February meeting of Mother Cabrini Assembly # 1572 will be Thursday, March 16 at our council, starting at 7:30 p.m.  

Information for Mother Cabrini Assembly, including news and upcoming meeting dates, may be found on their website, here.

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Patio Tile Fundraiser Under Way - Order Today!

We received the first two shipments of wall tiles, and they are beautiful! You can see them on the wall of our private, fence enclosed patio behind our building, adjacent to the County parking lot for use with Council and rental functions.  This outdoor space is multi-functional and family friendly, and has already become a tremendous asset to our building.


We have two sizes of tile to choose from: 8x8" for $75 and 12x12" for $125. Our second order has been placed and our third order is in progress, so get in your tile purchase form to Mike Bock today. Please download and complete this form and return it with your payment as soon as possible.


If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact PGK Jonathan at 646-525-9536 or  jonathanbcfh@gmail.com for more information.


The remodeling of our patio and the success of this fundraiser are dependent on you!  Please prayerfully consider purchasing tiles engraved in memory or in honor of your loved ones and special intentions.


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Good of the Order

Please take a moment to remember our sick and recently departed brother Knights and their families. Please pray for them.



- All deceased members of 6318                                       

- All deceased American Veterans

- Sir Knight Jerry Villucci




- Charlie LaBarbera, PGK, PDD

- Melissa Manfredi

- All members of our Council and their families suffering from disease or illness.

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