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

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Updated August 17, 2017



Eagle Scout Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner - Friday Aug. 25
Enjoy a great pasta and meatballs dinner to help raise funds for Boy Scout Michael O'Brien's Eagle Scout Project. The dinner will be at our council hall on Friday, August 25th, from 5-8 p.m. The suggested donation is only $10 per person or $20 for a family. Donations of food (cooked or uncooked) and supplies are welcome. Speak with Worthy Warden Mike O'Brien about dropping off your donation at the council.
Michael's project is the completion of the windmill at Tilly Foster Farm. The windmill was started years ago as a demonstration exhibit on wind power, and all that stands today is a bare tower on a base overgrown with weeds. Michael will lead a team of scouts and adult volunteers to finish the project, for the enjoyment of all Putnam residents and visitors to the farm. Please support this important project in our community!
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 Mohegan Sun Casino Bus Trip - Sat. Sept. 30

Hop aboard for another Mario Antoci Memorial Mohegan Sun Casino bus trip on Saturday, September 3oth!

For only $40.00 you get transportation, a $15 lunch voucher, and $10 casino match play.
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 Sept. 15th. For information and reservations, call PGK Bobby Palazzo at  (845) 216-1997. Seating is limited so reserve today!


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Second Sundays Cash Bingo All This Fall!

Join us for Sunday Night Cash Bingo presented by our Ladies Auxiliary on the second Sunday every month this fall: September 10, October 8, November 12 and December 10. All monies raised go to local charities!

Admission is $40. Attendance is limited to the first 100 players. RSVP and payment are due 5 days before each game night. For RSVP & payment details, email: ladieskofc@gmail.com.

Doors open at 5 p.m. House rules read at 5:45 p.m. First game starts promptly at 6 p.m.

Your payment includes your admission and all-nighters. Extra Specials and Bell Jar tickets will also be sold!

Coffee, tea and cake will be served.

No persons under age 18 are permitted in the gaming room. License # BC-37-201-601-00578


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Council & Corporation Election Results
Congratulations to the officers elected at our June14th meeting to serve our council for the 2017-18 fraternal year:

Grand Knight: Robert Firriolo
Deputy Grand Knight: Stephen Gheduzzi
Chancellor: Ralph Fleischman
Recorder: Michael Clement
Financial Secretary: Michael Rama [Appointed by Supreme Knight]
Lecturer: Anthony Falco [Appointed by Grand Knight]
Treasurer: Joseph Groneman
Advocate: Michael McDonald, PGK
Warden: Michael O’Brien
Guards: Michael Bock, Richard Ferris, James Sullivan, Stephen Kladis
One Year Trustee: John Adams, PGK (2015-2018)
Two Year Trustee: Jonathan Garcia, PGK (2016-2019)
Three Year Trustee: Joseph Sinisi, PGK (2017-2020)

Also on June 14th, we elected the following brother Knights to the Board of Directors of 6318 Associates, Inc. (our "home corporation") for two-year terms of office:  Joseph Groneman, Michael Tomassi, Anthony Falco, and Patrick Barry. They join Directors James Degnan, John Hanrahan, Stephen Gheduzzi, Ralph Fleischman, Richard Keating, and the Grand Knight (ex officio) on the Board.

All offices became effective July 1, 2017.

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More Upcoming Events


  • Oct. 1 (Sun) - Columbus Day Parade. Meet at the council at noon to carpool over to Mahopac. Parade steps off at 2:30. Return to our council for a free pasta dinner. This is a Color Corps callout.

  • Oct. 7 (Sat) - Oktoberfest! We're holding another great Oktoberfest celebration with live music from the Austrian Boys Band, German beers, and a full German dinner featuring homemade wiener schnitzel, bratwurst, traditional sides and dessert. More details TBA soon, but save the date!
  •  Nov. 4 (Sat) - Annual Dinner Dance.  Last year was such a success that we're holding it again this year in St. James with live entertainment and great food. Save the date! 
Check our Upcoming Events page for more information on these and other events.
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Fourth Degree

The next meeting of the Fourth Degree is Thursday, August 17th, 7:30 p.m. at our council.

The winner for June of the Assembly's "A Night Out on the Sir Knights" Year of Dinners Raffle is DD Bob Cuthbert, who will receive gift certificates to Taormina II Restaurant and the Paramount Theater. There still five more chances to win $250 gift certificates to top local restaurants, plus the $400 Mohonk Mountain House grand prize.

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


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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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Stop by this page to see what's new at our council. See the info at the bottom of this page for following us on Facebook and Twitter -- two of the best ways to get up to the minute news and information from us. Also, please make sure we have your current email address on file, so you can receive our e-mail blasts. Send requests to add your email address to us at webmaster@carmelknights.org.
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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

- SK Carmine Calderone




- Melissa Manfredi

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

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