Our Kolping Philadelphia newsletter is published 6 times a year and is mailed directly to members.
Easter is early this year so our annual Easter Egg hunt will be held on Palm Sunday, March 24th. The hunt will be held in the Cannstatter's park area. All members with little ones are encouraged to bring all their future Kolping members to this event, as each child will receive an Easter basket, filled with candy. We'll also need volunteers to fill the baskets and hide the eggs. Please contact me if you can help out.
Our Communion breakfast will be held on Sunday, April 21st. Unlike the last couple of years, the Mass and breakfast will both be held at Cannstatter's in the dining room. At this event, we also conduct a formal ceremony to officially induct those members who joined Kolping after April 2012. You will also be presented with your Kolping pins at this time, so I encourage all our newest members to try to attend.
You donít have to be a gambler or a race horse expert to enjoy the 3rd annual Kolping Day at the races. This is fast becoming a favorite event among many of our members. This event takes place at the Parx race track on Sunday, May 5th. We have our own indoor/outdoor room just for Kolping members with a private betting booth as well. The $40.00 per person price includes the luncheon buffet, beer and wine. As a group, weíll have our photo taken with the winning jockey of the ďKolping ClassicĒ race. This is a very popular event and a lot of fun. Hope to see you there!
Keep in mind that our Wildwood Oktoberfest in North Wildwood at the Montego Bay resort is fast approaching. Itíll be here before you know it, so let me know if youíre interested, as space is limited and the first deposit of $150.00 is due by May 1st. More information on this and all other Kolping functions can be found within the newsletter.
If thereís any interest in running another trip to see the Camden River Sharks play sometime during the summer, let either me or any of the Directors know. All members are always encouraged to attend the general body membership meetings held at Cannstatter's the fourth Thursday of every month to voice their ideas or suggestions for the club.
The next general meeting will be on Thursday, March 28th. Make it an evening and come early have dinner at Cannstatter's before the meeting. Donít forget that there is a lottery every month, but you have to be there to win!