Florida State Council

Knights of Columbus

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Hello, Ladies! 
We hope you all had a wonderful, safe summer, are recharged, and ready to “Let Your Light Shine” for the 2018-2019 Season! 
The following link will show photographic highlights of our 2018 Florida State Convention, complete with our Mardi Gras-clad ladies at the luncheon.  https://www.photoknight.net/KofC/2018/2018-State-Convention.
$2,215 was raised through our raffles and donated to the charity for this event, Canine Companions for Independence.  Canine Companions trains dogs to help not only those with physical disabilities, but people and children with developmental and cognitive challenges, as well. For more information on this valuable resource for independence, check out this link: http://www.cci.org. 
Our next meeting, the Mid-Year Meeting, will be held December 7-8, Friday and Saturday, at Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando, details to follow.  Please note:  As always we will have our delicious cookie exchange, as well as our traditional Angel Raffle.  I can’t wait! 
To have a little fun and information in between meetings and the convention, Melodee will include either an interesting item or a helpful hint.  Melodee has been asked several times to share the powder laundry detergent “recipe” that is so powerful, yet so economical.  So here it is, with directions. 
Laundry Detergent 
  • 1 - lg box of 20-Mule Team Borax 
  • 1 - lg box of Arm & Hammer baking soda 
  • 1 - lg box of Arm & Hammer washing soda (yes, they are different) 
  • 1 - lg box of Oxyclean  
  • 3 - bars of Fels Naptha soap, grated 
All items can be found in the grocery store or Wal-Mart. 
Direction:  In a large bucket or turkey roasting pan, mix all ingredients thoroughly.  It smells divine! Use 1 level tablespoon per load, including large loads in front loading machines. There are no fillers in this recipe.  Sprinkle directly on clothes.  Do not put into automatic dispensers because the soap shavings will clog the mechanism.  It is safe for HD machines. No, your clothes will not have the spring-fresh scent you’re used to, but they come out smelling clean. You’ll get used to the lack of additional fragrance, or you can always use a fragrance enhancer such as Downy Unstoppables.  One batch lasts a family of four 9-12months at a cost of about $25.

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Donald Kahrer (Christine) – State Deputy

Scott O’Connor (Marybeth) – State Secretary

Rafe Lopez (Judy) – State Treasurer

Rob Urrutia (Lucille) – State Advocate

Rick Hughes (Melodee) – State Warden

Donnie Goolesby (Debbie) – Immediate Past State Deputy

Chris Kernan (Denise) – Director at Large

Ron Kosey (Diane) – Membership Director

Lorenzo Rodriguez (Mercy) – Program Director

Vincent Cipriano (Jean) – Executive Administrator