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

Breaking News Alerts

Updated April 12, 2017


Passing of Gloria Antoci
We are saddened to report the passing of Gloria Antoci, wife of Mario Antoci, on Monday, April 10th. Visitation will be at Cargain Funeral Home in Carmel on Monday, April 17th, from 4-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. James the Apostle Church on Tuesday, April 18th, at 10 a.m. Please join us in praying for her soul and for the comfort of her family.
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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta - Friday, May 5th 
We're hosting our first Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Friday, May 5th. We'll be featuring a Mexican cuisine buffet and a taco bar for only $15.
Our lounge will also be open with a cash bar serving up drink specials including home-made sangria and margaritas. All of our members and their guests are welcome to come down for what promises to be a night of good food and good fun, and the start of a new council tradition!
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Now Accepting Scholarship Appications
Our council awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are members of St. James the Apostle parish or who are nominated by a member in good standing. Download the application here and submit to the Grand Knight or Chancellor Ralph Fleischman by May 1st. Full instructions and rules are on the forms.
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Support the 2017 Putnam Heart Walk!
Please join us in supporting the 2017 Putnam Heart Walk to raise funds for the American Heart Association.
Funds raised will go to fight heart disease and stroke. The walk starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 23rd, at Brewster High School. Click here to walk, sponsor the walkers, or for more information.
Why should you care? Let PGK Mike McDonald explain:
On July 17th, 2016, my family, my town, this council he loved, and my country lost an incredible giant of a man, James O'Neill, to this terrible disease. He was irreplaceable and we are still trying to find our way through the dark without his light. Help us to save someone, somewhere, like J.O. did every day.
The Fraternal Order of Police Stephen P. Driscoll Lodge 704 -- one of Jimmy's loves and a wonderful organization led by JoAnn Gervasi Viola -- is having Heart Walk in his memory. Please consider either joining the team or donating to it. All the info is on the link. My daughter Caitlin wrote a letter on the website that will touch you when you open it up, which I also include here:
Everything in our lives can be measured in heartbeats. We hear it in our ears when we step onto the graduation stage or walk down the aisle. The only thing we wish for at the end of our lives is more time with our friends and family; a few more heartbeats.

But diseases like Chronic Heart Failure steal thousands, if not millions, of those beats away from those we love. Lives that are just beginning are cut short. Jim O’Neill was a man who lived his life to the absolute fullest. Every second, every breath, every beat he gave to his family and his community. He could feel his heart beat when he joined New York’s Finest. He felt it when he married the love of his life, and the day he met his son. All who knew him would agree: Every day he was here the world was a better place. And the loss of him has left a hole where he should be.
What we want, and why we walk, is to give the world more heartbeats. Along with the American Heart Association, we want to lengthen lives by saving hearts. Research in this field will be able to give a few more beats for honeymoons, for birthdays, and to live life as long as we deserve to, longer than we have now. So, for all of the time that we wish we had left with those who have gone before us, and for all of those whose hearts still need saving, we walk.

For heartbeats.
For moments. 
For life.
- Caitlin McDonald
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 Mohegan Sun Casino Bus Trip - Sat. May 13

Hop aboard for another Mario Antoci Memorial Mohegan Sun Casino bus trip on Saturday, May 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 May 1st. For information and reservations, call PGK Bobby Palazzo at  (845) 216-1997. Seating is limited so reserve today!

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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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May Membership Meeting
Our next monthly membership meeting will be Wednesday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. We will be serving dinner at 6:30 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


  • May 6 (Sat) - Spring Fair -  From 1-5 p.m., we will be participating in the first ever Street Fair sponsored by the Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of commerce. Gleneida Avenue (Route 52) will be closed from Fair Street to the corner of Vink Drive / Fowler Ave. There will be rides, music, a Tuscany-themed bistro and much more. We are working on plans to have a booth to promote the KofC, and provide hot dogs and hamburgers to all. Speak to GK Rob if you want to help, as we'll need plenty of member support that day.!

  • May. 26 (Fri) - Our annual Angelo Trongone Memorial BBQ will be Friday, May 26th. In addition to a great summer-kickoff family barbecue, we will present our Founder's Day award to  member who has made invaluable contributions to our council and our Order. More details will be announced, but save the date!
  • Jun. 9 (Fri) - Our annual George Dean Memorial Golf Outing on Friday, June 9th. More details to come, but it will once again be a day of great golf, great fun, and a great dinner back at our council. Please remember to take a journal ad or sponsor a hole, as this is one of our most important fundraisers, which allows us to do many charitable, church, and civic donations throughout the year. Speak to Anthony Falco for more information.
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, April 20 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

- Gloria Antoci




- Eddie Sheldon

- Melissa Manfredi

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

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