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

Breaking News Alerts

Updated July 3, 2017



Summer Blood Drive A Huge Success!
Thank you to all who made last Friday's annual Summer Blood Drive a huge success! We collected 93 units of blood, which is good on any day, but outstanding considering the terrible weather and that it fell on a holiday weekend.
Special thanks to Brother Knight Denis Hanrahan for his tireless efforts, along with our friends at the Driscoll Lodge FOP, Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, and local FDNY members, who co-sponsor our semiannual blood drives. See you all again in December! 
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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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 Welcome Our Newest Third Degree Brothers!

Our council proudly hosted Second Degree (Formation) and Third Degree (Knighthood) Exemplifications on Sunday, June 10th. We had thirteen brothers make their Second Degree, and thirty four (34!) brothers from several different councils make their Third Degree.

Our council's newest Third Degree brothers are: Kevin Barry, Richard Bennett, Matt Burke, Michael Clement, Stephen Crecco, Kevin Cullen, Montgomery Delaney, Joseph Fleischman, George Kane, Eugene Livulpi, Brian McCoy, Sean O'Connell, Edward Obojkovits, Joseph Schech, Steven Smith, James Sullivan, Brian Sweeny, and Richard Venona.

Please congratulate them when you see them and encourage them to take an active part in our council!

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 Mohegan Sun Casino Bus Trip - Sat. July 15

Hop aboard for another Mario & Gloria Antoci Memorial Mohegan Sun Casino bus trip on Saturday, July 15th!

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 July 1st. For information and reservations, call PGK Bobby Palazzo at  (845) 216-1997. Seating is limited so reserve today!


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More Upcoming Events


  • Jul 19-22 (Wed-Sat) - The Feast of St. James. Volunteers needed to help with our parish's annual fundraiser, including casino dealers, beverage sales, security, and other functions. Please sign the volunteer book in the Parish Office to reserve your shifts!
Check our Upcoming Events page for more information on these and other events.
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Fourth Degree

There will be no meeting of the Fourth Degree in July due to a scheduling conflict with the St. James Feast. Sir Knights should watch their email or check the Mother Cabrini Assembly website in early-August for an announcement with the date of the next meeting.

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. So get your tickets from FN Steve Gheduzzi before the next drawing in July! "You've got to be in it to win it."

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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Check this page often for Breaking News!

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





- Melissa Manfredi

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

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