NHP Doe President’s Message

Dear Sister Does and my Elk friends,

Fall is finally here!   I’m happy to say that our first event of the season, Vino Bingo, was a huge success— thank you Edna Rakaska and Cathy Kilfoyle.  As of this writing, we have not yet had our annual Pirates Revenge,though I know this fun event will also be a success. Thank you Loretta Rotello for hosting.

Joe O’Grady, a representative of the Wounded WarriorsNassau Chapter,was at our October 5 meeting to collect all the lap robes, socks, workout gear and written holiday cards as well as our cash donation that you ladies were so generous in donating. 

I want to congratulate the Elks for hosting Oktoberfest and Italian Nights, both were wonderful evenings, well done. Please mark your calendar for Sunday, December 12, Carmela Narducci’s next casino trip. Cost is $50.00. 

Our next business meeting will be Tuesday, November 2. Please mark your calendar for Friday, November 19 for an exciting evening of LCR, hosted by Annette Kalin and Maureen Contegni. For reservations please call Annette (718-343-4033).

And the last business meeting of the year will be Tuesday, December 7.  At this meeting we will be collecting for the Social Ministries of Holy Spirit to help a needy family —please give as generously as you can.  Our Christmas party will be on Saturday, December 18. For more information and reservations, please call Camille Squillante (718-428-3316). 

On December 5th the Elks will have their Memorial Service and as always the Does will be a part of the ceremony. Please come and honor our loved ones and friends that have passed on. The Elks will be having their annual New Year’s Eve Party on December 31, check the bulletin forfurther information. 

Thank you all for your support and see you all soon.

Jo-Ann Pellegrino, President