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Coral Springs
Council 8838
Serving St. Andrew, Mary Help of Christians, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishes in Coral Springs and Parkland, Florida
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Council 8838 Annual Dinner & Oficer Installation
Rescheduled! New Date: October 21
Upcoming Council Events
(Click here for the full schedule)
When
What
Where
Oct 12
Council Social Night
Oct 19
Council 8838 Business Meeting
Oct 21
Council 8838 Officers Installation and Dinner
Oct 26
Council 8838 Officers Meeting

Grand Knight Larry Carballo and the officers of Council 8838 are pleased to invite ALL Council 8838 Knights and Columbiettes to the 2017 edition of the Annual Council Dinner and Officers Installation, to be held on October 21 (note the new date). The Council would also like to welcome family members and friends to our celebration. Dinner will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton social hall, located at 1401 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33071. Doors open at 6:30 and the Installation Ceremonies will begin promptly at 7:00.

Dinner will be catered by Toojay's Restaurant of Coral Springs. The menu includes salad, sliced grilled sirloin steak, mashed potatoes with mushroom demi-glace, fresh vegetables, rolls and desert. Soft drinks and coffee will be provided by the Knights and of course, you are welcome to bring your own adult libations as well. This will be an opportunity to support your organizations as well as meet friends and share an enjoyable evening.

We are requesting a $20 donation per adult, with children under 18 free. Pay conveniently via PayPal by clicking the link below (You do not need a PayPal account to use this service):

In order to ensure the proper amount of food and beverage, please RSVP to Larry Carballo at lcarballo@live.com or 954-647-1193, by October 13.

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Picnic at SEAS

St Elizabeth Ann Steon parish held it's annual parish picnic on September 17, and once again your Council 88838 was recruited to cook and serve their specialty hamburgers and hot dogs. The Knights were assisted by several students from the parish, who served the plated delights and kept the line moving.

In addition to the foods prepared by the Knights, the parish provided chips, sodas and desserts.

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Another Bang-up 4th of July!

The weather gods smiled on Coral Springs during the 4th of July festivities at Mulolins Park this year. Near-perfect conditions enabled the community to come out in force for food, fun, and fireworks. As in years past, your Council 8838 served up delicious and satidfying hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, sodas, and of course, funnel cakes.

There were record crowds lined up to devour everything our concession had to offer. The three hour event of music, eating, and friendly games of catch, was punctuated at 9 p.m. by the city's famed fireworks display. Your council stayed 45 minutes past the closing event to serve the hungry patrons, some waiting nearly an hour in line, for a chance to taste those doughy, sugar-coated, fried pieces of goodness. By 10 p.m., most of the citizens had drifted out of the park, visions of high altitude pyrotecnics reverberating in their heads.

Click here to see more photos of the event, aptly catured by our roving photographer Mitch Kraft.

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Now Serving.... Lenten Supper

Lenten SUpper Like many parishes, St Andrew offers a simple Lenten Supper every Friday during the Lenten Season, and hosted by a different parish ministry each week. On April 7, your Council 8838 Knights served up a delicious menu of baked Alaskan pollock, cheese ravioli, and assorted desserts. The knights purchased and prepared all the food, and the St Andrew Social Events Ministry assisted by serving the meals to the parish patrons. Click here to view the commendation the Council received from the parish.

Click here to see addiitonal photos of the event.

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Covenant House

Your council is active in the community, providing support to various charitable organizations in the greater south Florida area.

Depicted in the photo from left to right are Ron Stancavage, Tony Fiore, and Grand Knight Larry Carballo about to present a check to Covenant House, for their work in providing support and assistance for homeless children.

Tootsie Roll Drive - St. Andrew

Continuing with Council 8838's support of the Citizens with Disabilities Campaign, the knights were out in force at St Andrew parish recently, coliciting donations for this very worthy cause. Below are some of the Knights that participated in the collection effort.

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Better Late Than Never...

Star AwardThe Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. To be eligible to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the Father McGivney, Founder's, and Columbian awards.

During the 2015 - 2016 fraternal year, Mitch Kraft held the reins as Grand Knight of Council 8838. It was a successful year for the council, as it earned star council status.

However, the award was never presented. That error was rectified this April, as the District 73 District Deputy presented the Star Council award to Council 8838 for its achievements the 2015 - 2016 fraternal year.

New Meeting Place:
Edward O'Neil Assembly 1534

The Edward O'Neil Assembly 1534 will now be held at St Malachy Catholic Church, starting May 15, 2017 at 730pm. Thw church is located at 6200 N University Drive inTamarac Florida 33321. Meetings will be held in the Bingo hall behind the Church. If you have any questions, or phone number or email changes, please send an email to Harry Whitford at kofcwhit@hotmail.com.

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The Fruits of Our Labor

ARC Donation On April 25, your Council 8838 presented a donation to Arc Broward from funds collected during our most recent Tootsie Roll Drive. The presenting team, pictured at left, was led on a very emotional and inspiring tour of the facility. Grand Knight Larry Carballo invited the administrators to attend a future Social Night to brief the membership on all the work Arc Broward does with people with intellectual disabilities.

Arc Broward is a nationally accredited, private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing services to children and adults with autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities, as well as those with various life challenges. Visit their website at http://www.arcbroward.com.

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Pay Your Annual Membership Renewal Online

The Fraternal year for all Florida Knights of Columbus Councils is from July 1 to June 30. if you haven't already done so, now you can pay your dues online. Just click on the link below.

Click here for more information or to pay your dues online.

Council 8838 Apparel

Custom-made products and apparel with the Knights of Columbus logo and Council 8838 designation may8838 Logo now be ordered from our online vendor, Make-a-Tee-Online. The good people at Make-a-Tee has built a website for us at http://kofc8838.mademyshirt.com/ for our personal use. Make-a-Tee has created five items for us to order so far, with more to follow. Specifically, we can order T-Shirts, polo shirts, aprons, mugs, and tote bags.

There is no minimum order, and discounts are available when ordering two or more items. Dress shirts in a variety of colors will be available for order by mid-July (it is recommended that we each purchase at least a white shirt for Council functions.) There is a one week turnaround from order to pickup in Coral Springs. Shipping is availble for an additional charge.