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

Breaking News Alerts

Updated November 16, 2017

Children's Christmas Party / Parade of Lights - Sat. 12/2
Come down to the council on Saturday, December 2nd, where we will be hosting Christmas festivities all day long!
Start bright and early in the morning to buy beautiful, handmade Christmas wreaths in great assortment of ribbons and decorations. These are sold by a local Boy Scouts of America troop to fund their youth programs. For only $20, they are an amazing bargain. Supplies are limited, so get there early to get yours while they last! (Best to get in your pre-order with GK Rob.) Look for them in the front of our building.
Inside, starting at 3 p.m., we open our doors to the community for family fun activities, including face-painting and children's crafts. Bring you children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews -- all children are welcome. We'll serve hot chocolate and cookies for the kids.
There will also be a host of other activities around town that day, including breakfast with Santa, story reading, craft fairs, hay rides with Santa, and the chowder tasting at Cornerstone Park. Click here for the full schedule.
Then, the Council will provide a free children's Christmas party with dinner at 4:30 p.m. Adults will enjoy a pot-luck dinner, so please bring a dish for the community table. Santa will be attending, so please bring a gift (value $20) for each child you bring, for Santa to distribute. RSVP to Anthony Falco at anthonyfalco17@gmail.com or (914) 907-4802.
Starting at 5:45 p.m., we will make our way over to the Paladin Center (former Guideposts) parking lot to line up for the Parade of Lights (steps off at 6:30), with our very own children's float.
All brother Knights, Ladies Auxiliary, family members and friends of the council are welcome to march behind our banner and with our float, and hand out the wildly popular glow necklaces to kids along the way.
The evening proceeds with caroling and the lighting of the trees along Lake Gleneida at 7:30.
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Adult's Christmas Party / Parade of Lights - Sat. 12/2

Our annual tradition continues with our adult Christmas Party for members of our Council and Ladies Auxiliary on Friday, December 15th at 7 p.m., jointly hosted with Mother Cabrini Assembly. We'll have a complimentary, informal, but very tasty hot buffet dinner with a cash bar. All we ask is that each person bring a gift for the less fortunate in our community, to brighten their Christmas season by helping them put good meals on the table for their families.

This year we are once again collecting donations for the St. James the Apostle Church Food Pantry. The pantry is well stocked with canned goods and other non-perishables, but what they need is supermarket gift cards so families can buy perishable items like milk, meats, and frozen foods, which the pantry cannot stock. So, please bring $10, $20 or $25 ShopRite or Tops gift cards to our party, and we will present them to St. James on behalf of the Knights and our families.

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Crèche Setup / Council Christmas Decoration - Sat. 11/15

We will be setting up the Nativity Scene at St. James -- including the newly reconstructed stable (pictured here)! -- on Saturday, November 25th. We will need the usual tools and supplies (ladders, socket set / wrenches, staple guns, Tyvek for the roof, hay bales, baling wire, etc.). After we're done with the setup, we'll head back to the council to decorate it for Christmas. (The church usually feeds us lunch after we're done with the crèche.) Meet outside the rectory at 9 a.m. and dress for the weather!


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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. We have one more coming up:  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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More Upcoming Events 
  •  Our December membership meeting will be Wednesday, December 13th at 7:30 p.m. Join us for dinner at 6:30 and stay for the meeting. As always, it will be brief but worth your while to attend!
  • The Westchester-Putnam Chapter Charities of the KofC is once again "Freezin' for a Reason" -- and that reason is to raise funds for Special Olympics. Each council has been challenged to participate in this year's Polar Plunge. Support the Chapter's team by clicking here to join the team or to make a donation. Then, take a dip at noon on Saturday, November 18th, at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. There are no minimums for donations, and everyone is invited to take the plunge (ankle-deep or fully submerged - it's up to you!). Bring the whole family for a fun time, and have them cheer you on and hand you a towel.
  • Ladies Auxiliary Penny Social - Sunday, Dec. 3rd. - Doors open at 1 p.m., calling begins at 2 p.m.
  • Council Tree Lighting - Tuesday Dec. 5th - Once again we will join with KofC councils across America to "Light up for Christ" and light our council Christmas tree to signify the true light of the world. Meet at our council at 7 p.m. for light refreshments, caroling, and the tree lighting. Bring the family and your best singing voice!
  • Holiday Blood Drive - Friday, Dec. 29th. - Details TBA, but save the date & please donate!
  • Men's Beefsteak Fundraiser - Sat. Jan. 13th. - Details TBA, but save the date & reserve early!
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, November 16th, 7:30 p.m. at our council.

The winner for October of the Assembly's "A Night Out on the Sir Knights" Year of Dinners Raffle is Inez Bonsignore, who received a $250 gift certificate to the Chophouse Grille. There is still one more chance to win a $250 gift certificate to a top local restaurant, plus the $500 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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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

- Ronald Drumheller

- SK Joseph Tinelli




- Melissa Manfredi

- Walter Watson

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

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