Knights of Columbus Ladies
The Knights of Columbus Ladies of Council 11372 formed in 1994, the same year the Council was instituted.
The Ladies follow the lead of the Knights in working to serve Church, Community, Youth, Council, and Family. Plus, we also manage to have a lot of fun working together and have and continue to make lasting friendships!
2018 - 2019 KC Ladies Officers
- President: Cynthia Santiago
- Vice President: Barbie Krizan
- Secretary: April Holdun
- Treasurer: Denise Walsh
As with any group, new members are needed to sustain the group and the activities. Here are some FAQs on membership in the K of C Ladies!
Who can join?
Membership is open to women relatives (wives, mothers, daughters, sisters) of all members of Fr. Maurice J. Wolfe Council and is also open to any practicing Catholic women 18 and over.
Each year, four Officers are elected: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. We thank our outgoing officers and celebrate the year's accomplishments in June at our End of Year Dinner – usually at a local restaurant. It’s a lovely event and a dinner out with the girls!
How often do we meet?
We meet once a month – on the 3rd Monday at 7:15 p.m. in the Knights Hall at St. Francis de Sales. Typically, the meeting runs about an hour. We normally join the Knights in Kilduff Hall after the meeting for a social gathering, where food and beverages are served.
At our meetings, we discuss upcoming projects and activities, many times welcoming an outside group to come in talk with us. Committees are formed to work on various events, and Ladies are asked to support the activities as best they can.
What do the Ladies do?
We strive to support several groups with proceeds from our various fundraisers. Here at St. Francis, we regularly support the Youth Group, Religious Education program, Outreach, the Church's needs (i.e., maintenance), our sister parish in Haiti, etc. We are also supportive of groups within our community, such as Birth Right, Anna’s House, Little Sisters of the Poor, as well as around the world by way of donations to Cross Catholic Outreach's Box of Joy program.
Projects, Activities, and Fundraisers
From shoeboxes filled with toys and goodies for children who would otherwise receive nothing, to Easter gifts for local nursing homes, to Christmas gifts for needy families, our projects come from the heart. To support many of our projects, we have several fundraisers throughout the year.
Fundraisers in years past have included Holiday Luncheon Bingo, Wine & Beer Tasting, Jewelry Shows, Raffles, and Sip & Paint Events.
Come and give us a try!
If you have any questions, contact our President, Cynthia Santiago, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feel good about yourself – Be a Lady!