Pro-Life Contest Winners

On Tuesday, January 17th Santa Maria Council 4999  celebrated their annual pro-life poster-essay contest awards night honoring Cardinal Newman teachers and students.  Eighty-six students submitted posters and related essays which presented their thoughts on any one of six different pro-life themes.  Pro-life Director Richard Giesman and Grand Knight Ed Olowin awarded 10 Cardinal Newman winning students and three teachers.
From left to right: Dr. Christine Higgins, Principle; Mr. James Seelinger, Teacher; Mrs. Helen Holesha, Teacher; Emily Loomis, capitol punishment theme winner;  Fr. David Carr, President; Kelly Rivera, abstinence theme winner and overall contest 1st place winner; Deacon Serge Dube’ Teacher of 1st place winner; Connor Olesen, overall 4th place winner; Katherine Heilmann, stem cell research theme winner;  and Mrs. Peggy Skantar, Religion Dept. Chair and contest coordinator.  

Bingo Christmas Party

The FUN Bingo in Palm Beach County
Raising Funds For Charity
 Christmas Bingo Celebration December 23,2016. Almost $1,000.00 in Christmas gifts were distributed, many courtesy of snack bar manager Snookie, in addition to our regular $3,000.00+ in CASH prizes.
Join in the fun every Monday and Friday at 6:00pm.
More pictures from the party can be seen  under the Bingo Tab along the left side.


Catholic men who are interested in being part of an organization that fills their heart and their mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference will find new friends at Santa Maria Council 4999. Our members range from brothers who have newly discovered the Catholic faith, to “Cradle Catholics”, to brothers who are deacons and priests.  All make a contribution to the fullness of the Knights experience at 4999.  
Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Come see just what we are all about and take the first steps to enhance your personal life.
We hold monthly social meetings year around where we promote the core principles of the Knights of Columbus, charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.  We regularly have speakers from organizations that have received our help.  We also plan upcoming social events as well as hearing presentations on topics related to our faith. There is a separate monthly business meeting to discuss the business of running a council. Because we have our own council hall we are able to offer more activities than most other councils, which have to compete with other organizations for access to limited parish facilities.
While most of our brothers are year-round residents, seasonal residents who are members of other councils are more than welcome.  The more new, seasonal, or Knights who have recently moved here from out-of-state, become involved in the activities of the council, the sooner they will feel at home at Council 4999.
We hope you will realize the benefits in joining the Knights of Columbus and Santa Maria Council 4999. Cruise our website, read our publications, and generally get to know us. We would love the opportunity to have you join us. 
Ed Olowin, Jr.
Grand Knight 
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