WARD 1: Addison, Algonquin, Barrington, Bartlett, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Elmwood Park, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Hoffman Estates, Itasca, Lombard, Melrose Park, Oak Park, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Villa Park, Wood Dale
WARD 2: Aurora, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Lemont, Lisle, Naperville, Oswego, Westmont, Woodridge
WARD 3: Flossmoor, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Palos Hills, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, Sugar Grove, Tinley Park, Urbana, Wisconsin, Woodstock
WARD 4: Des Plaines East (East of Dee Rd)
WARD 5: Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge
WARD 6: Chicago, Calumet Park, Lincolnwood, Skokie
WARD 7: Arlington Heights, Des Plaines West (west of Dee Rd), Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights
WARD 8: Glenview, Grayslake, Gurnee, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Northbrook, Palatine, Riverwood, Round Lake, Vernon Hills, Wheeling
Knanaya Youth Night 2015
On June 27th, KCYL and Yuvajanavedhi members came together to host Youth Night. An astonishing number of people attended this entertaining event. KCYL vice president Jex Nediyakalyail welcomed everyone to the show. The night began with a prayer song sung by Yuvajanavedhi members, and an inauguration speech lead by Fr. Abraham Mutholathu.. Afterwards Fr. Suni Padinjarekkara, KCS executive, KCYL executive, and Yuvajanavedhi executive gathered around to do the traditional lighting of the lamp. The night continued with various speeches spoken by,Fr. Suni Padinjarekkara KCS president Jose Kaniyaly, KCYL president Shawn Mullappallil, and Yuvajanavedhi president Jibit Kizhakkekuttu. Immediately following the meeting, members of KCYL and Yuvajanavedhi put together a night of talented performances.
During this night where the Knanaya Youth was able to showcase their talent, a graduation ceremony was held for the graduates of 2015. The highest ACT scorers,Vanessa Indikuzhy and Jerry Idiyali were recognized for their academic achievement.
The MC's for the event were Jeevan Thottickattu and Jeslin Muriparampil. Both youth sub organizations were brought together under KCS executive members Jose Kaniyaly, Roy Nedumchira, Jeeno Kothaladiyil, Sunny Idiyalil, and Stephen Kizhakkekuttu. A special thanks to Shawn Mullappallil, Amy Kuply, Tisha Kaithakkathotiyil, Jeffna Elavumkal, Jex Nediyakalayil, Shawn Pulimalayil, Lance Poozhikunnel, Matthew Uthupan, Jibit Kizhakkekuttu, Ashish Joy Ambenattu, Mohin Mathew Mammoottil, Junny Alappurackal, Minna Thomas Chilampath, and Jobil George for making this successful night come together and celebrate the things our youth has done. Also a special thanks to our sponsors Joy Nediyakalayil, Dr. Mathew Thirunelliparambil, Sunny Indikuzhy, and George Nellamattom. This night was a wonderful way to show that the youth is very involved in our community and have many talents that help our society thrive.
KCYL/KCS Sports Forum Basketball Tournament
On June 21, KCYL and KCS Sports Forum conducted a basketball tournament. There were two tournaments that took place, High school and up as well as 12 and under. The under league consisted of 4 teams whereas, high school and up had 11. Fr. Suni Padinjarekkara inaugurated the tournament. Fr. Suni distributed the trophies to first and second place (kna mambas and Sacred Heart Warriors) of the kids tournament. KCLYNA chaplain Rev. Dr. Mathew Manakkatu was the chief guest for the closing ceremony. In a very close game, Roshon Muringothu, Alvin Nella, Xaiver Mannappil, Patrick Nedumackal, Justin Nella Jason Assarikutt, and Jeno James won first place for the older league. In second place was Chris Mullappallil, Max Thachet, Appu mannappil, Cyril Ambenattu, and Vince Abraham. Fob Crew defeated No Mercy in the finals for the older league making them the winners for the past two years. This day was dedicated to the youth. It allowed them to come out and enjoy the game. We thank all players for their hard work as well as the parents for their great support throughout the night. A special thanks to KCS executives, Jose Kaniyali, Roy Nedumchira, Jeeno Kothaladyil, Sunny Idiyali and Stephen Kizhakkekuttu. This tournament was organized by KCYL leaders, Shawn Mullappallil, Jex Nediyakalayil, Josemon Chemmachel, Amy Kuply, Tisha Kaithakathottil, Shawn Pulimalayil, Lance Poozhikunnel, Mathew Uthupan, Chris Kattapuram, Jensy Naduvevettil, Jeffna Elavumkal, Jerena Paniyamparambil along with KCS Sports Forum chairman Shiju Cheriyathil.
KCS Professional Forum - career profiles
Name: Thampy Viruthikulangara (Joseph Abraham)
Profession: Hospital Administration (Health Care)
Contact Info: 847-372-3589; firstname.lastname@example.org
Education: Cook County Hospital, Radiology Technology
University of Illinois at Chicago, BS in Biomedical Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago, MBA
Carrier profile: Health Care Executive with over 20 years of managerial experience, directing Operations of Radiology, Cardiovascular, Endoscopy and other diagnostic areas
Current Company: University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, Chicago
Title: Associate Hospital Director, Imaging & Diagnostics
Name: Ajimol Lukose, DNP, RN-BC
Contact Info: Cell# 773-771-6572. E-mail: email@example.com
Education: Rush University, Chicago – Doctorate in Nursing (DNP)
NorthPark University, Chicago - Masters of Science in Nursing
R.A.K college of Nursing, University of Delhi- BSC (Honors) in Nursing
Career profile: I have 25 years of experience working in nursing out of which 10 years is in administration/management and teaching nursing courses. I coach nurses for resume writing, interviews, and provide writing classes for undergrad and grad nursing students. I also serve as a hospital surveyor for HFAP which is a Hospital Accrediting Agency. I am a public speaker and conducted various presentations/workshops (nursing, leadership, and community related) on various topics at local, state, and national levels.
Current Company: Swedish Covenant Hospital (Nursing Director)
North Park University and Aurora University (Adjunct Faculty)
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (Hospital surveyor)
Title: Nursing Director (Full time),
Adjunct Faculty and HFAP Hospital Surveyor (part time)
Name: Raju Kanjirathumkal
Profession: Engineering and Manufacturing
Contact Info: Cell# 630 607 9866: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education: University of Kerala: BSME
Illinois Institute of Technology: MS - Operations and Technology Management
Carrier profile: Executive with over 30 years experience in Engineering and Manufacturing management.
Currently responsible for engineering and operations management at a company with over 450 employees.
Current Company: Tempco Electric Heater Corporation
Title: Vice President of Operations
Notes: Contact if interested in learning about engineering and manufacturing opportunities
Name: Joseph Pallikunnel Simon
Contact Info: email@example.com
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD): University of Illinois-Chicago - 2004
Master of Science- Health Informatics (MS): University of Illinois –Chicago -2010
Carrier profile: Oversee the technology and automation needs of the ambulatory care
pharmacy department in conjuction with the workflow processes. Preceptor for
the University of Illinois-Chicago -College of Pharmacy and the College of
Applied Health Sciences. Provide lectures for the College of Pharmacy.
Current Company: University of Illinois at Chicago – Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
Title: Assistant Director - Pharmacy Information Service
Notes: Willing to share skills/talents to community members, coach and mentor as it relates to the profession of pharmacy.
KCS FundRaising Show
KCS Senior Citizens Forum Inauguration
KCS Business Forum Inauguration
KCS Sports Forum Inauguration
KCS Director Board Meeting
ചിക്കാഗോ കെ.സി.എസ്. ഓര്ക്കസ്ട്രാ രൂപീകരിച്ചു
Knanaya Young Family Forum
KCS PROFESSIONAL FORUM
Welcome to Jacob Philip Vennalasseril and Family
Chicago KCS welcomes Jacob Philip Vennalasseril and family to Chicago Knanaya Community. They belong to St. John Nepomucene Church, Kumarakom. Jacob is married to Mini from Vallayil family, Veliyanadu. The Knanaya Community welcomes their children, Doney Jacob, Tessa Jacob and Joe Jacob also to the community. Jacob is the brother of former KCS Secretary, Juby Vennalasseril. KCS wishes you all the best for bright and prosperous days ahead. (April 2015)
Welcome to Titty Vettikattu and Family
Chicago KCS welcomes Mathew M Vettikattu ( Titty Mathew) and family to Chicago Knanaya Community. They belonged to St. Michael Church Neendoor. Titty is married to Stella from Pallikunnel family Punnathura. The knanaya community welcomes their children, Kavya Ann Mathew, Karishma Mary Mathew and Kareena Nait Mathew also to the community. Titty is brother of KCS members Peter Mathew Vettikkattu, George Mathew Vettikattu and Marykutty Simon Valliyakalayil. Stella is sister of KCS member Philip P Pallikunnel. KCS wishes you the best for bright and prosperous days ahead. (April 2015)
KCYL Career Day
On March 21, KCYL organized a career day for high school students that were curious to explore various professions. We had many Knanaya members from our community to come and speak to us on behalf of their careers. Some speakers consisted of Dr. Ajimol Puthenpurayil (nursing), Jimmy Vachachira (Law), Shibu Ulahannan (engineer), Bobby Kalladanthyil (physical therapist) Teena Karappally (business consultant), Veena Kaniyali (teacher), Thampy Viruthikulangara (director of hospital), and Mathen Kulangara (accounting). President, Shawn Mullappallil welcomed everyone and introduced the speakers. Each presenter explained about their job and gave advise in order to be successful. General Vice President, Josemon Chemmachel gave the vote of thanks. KCYL registration also took place and many youth became new members to KCYL. If there is anyone still interested, please contact Amy Kuply for details. Lunch was provided afterwards in which everyone socialized as well as asked further questions to our guest speakers. KCYL would once again thank all speakers for presenting their careers. We would also like to thank Fr. Thomas Mulavanal and Fr. Suni Padijarakkara for their ongoing support in KCYL activities. Our board would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraiser and to our lucky winner, Mr. Sunny Thekkeparambil for winning two Bulls tickets! Our next event will be a charitable walk in Chicago for the protection and health of babies. This event will be on April 26 at 8:30. We hope to see you there.
Easter Egg Hunt A Success
April 4th, the morning was sunny and a little chilly but that didn’t stop about 50 kids as they hunted for colorful plastic eggs scattered across the grass at Lake Opeka in Des Plaines. Children enjoyed hunting for Easter Eggs, getting their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and filling their basket with goodies. Special thanks to MS GRANITE INC for sponsoring Dunkin Donuts and Coffee and all parents who braved the little chilly morning to let your kids have fun.
Kids Club Coordinators (Shanil Vettikattu, Samaya Thekkumkattil, Anitha Panayaparambil, Shila Mullappallil & Antony Valloor)
KCS GOLDIES Inauguration
ചിക്കാഗോ കെ.സി.എസ്. നര്മവേദി രൂപീകരിച്ചു
ചിക്കാഗോ ക്നാനായ കാത്തലിക് സൊസൈറ്റിയുടെ ആഭിമുഖ്യത്തില് രുപീകരിച്ച നര്മവേദി ക്നാനായ കമ്മ്യൂണിറ്റി സെന്ററില് വച്ച് ഡോ.റോയി പി. തോമസ് ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്തു. കെ.സി.എസ്. പ്രസിഡന്റ് ജോസ് കണിയാലി അദ്ധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ചു. കെ.സി.എസ്. സെക്രട്ടറി ജീനോ കോതാലടിയില് എം.സി. ആയിരുന്നു. വൈസ് പ്രസിഡന്റ് റോയി നെടുംചിറ, ജോയിന്റ് സെക്രട്ടറി സണ്ണി ഇടിയാലില് എന്നിവരും സന്നിഹിതരായിരുന്നു.
തുടര്ന്നു ചിരിയരങ്ങ് നടത്തപ്പെട്ടു. നര്മ്മവേദി ചെയര്മാന് സണ്ണി ഇണ്ടിക്കുഴി, വൈസ് ചെയര്മാന് ജോയ് വരകാലായില്, ജസ്റ്റിന് തെങ്ങനാട്ട്, അലക്സ് കൊച്ചുപുരയ്ക്കല്, ഫിലിപ്പ് പെരികലത്തില്, ജോയ് നെല്ലാമറ്റം, പീറ്റര് കുളങ്ങര, ബാബു തൈപ്പറമ്പില്, ജീനോ കോതാലടിയില് എന്നിവര് ചെരിയരങ്ങിന് നേതൃത്വം നല്കി. ജസ്റ്റിന് തെങ്ങനാട്ട് കൃതജ്ഞത പറഞ്ഞു.
KCS KIDS CLUB-KCJL ACTIVITIES INAUGURATION
We proudly inform you that KCJL and Kids club activities 2015-17 was inaugurated on Friday March 6th at 7. 30 pm. It presented a great moment for all participants in KCJL and Kids club members. Inauguration started with prayer song lead by Shila Mullappallil. The inauguration was held with lighting by KCS president respected Mr. Jose Kaniyaly. On this lighting ceremony, KCS vice president MR. Roy Nedumchirayil, KCS secretary Mr. Jeeno Kothaladyil, and KCS Joint Secretary Mr. Sunny Idiyalil were present and supported the Kids club and KCJL activities.
After that Games and Pizza party was conducted, all members in KCJL and Kids club members had fun and enjoyed this party. Prizes were distributed to all games winners and all members were appreciated for their great support. KCS family and parents, All of us are grateful to all of your valuable presence and help and appreciated your kids registration in Kids club and KCJL for next two years. All kids club coordinators Ms. Shanil Vettikattu, Ms. Samaya Thekkumkattil, Ms. Anitha Panayaparambil, Ms. Shila Mullappallil, and Mr. Antony Valloor, and KCJL coordinators Ms. Neena pottore, Ms. Suma Aikkaraparambil, Ms. Elsamma Poozhikunnel, Mr. Sibu Kulangara, and Mr. Stephen Ottayil worked hard toward the success of this great event.
KCS EVENT MANAGEMENT FORUM
KCS Activity Inauguration and Commemoration Of Bishops
KCS activities got off to a great start with the inauguration held on Saturday, February 14th.The meeting began with the rendition of " Mar Thomman" song by Denny Pullappallil, Jose Manakatt, Neena Kunnathukizhakkethil, Lucy Kaniyaly, Joby panayaparambil and Jeevan Thottikatt.
The inaugural address was delivered by Rev. Fr. Abraham Mutholath. KCS Joint secretary Sunny Idiyalil,Laison Board Chairman Jose Mundaplackil, Legislative Board Chairman Tomy Kannala, Entertainment Committee Chairwoman Denny Pullappallil, Yuvajanavedi President Jibit Kizhakkekuttu, KCYL RVP Jex Nediyakalayil, Senior Citizen's VP Jacob Mannarkattil, Goldies President Philip Elackatt, Kid's Club Coordinator Shanil Vettikatt, and KCJL coordinator Stephen Ottayil were present for the Lighting ceremony. KCS former President, George Thottapuram and KCWFNA President Prathibha Thachet also spoke on the occassion.Jose Kaniyaly, President, KCS presided over the meeting.Vice President Roy Nedumchira welcomed the gathering and Treasurer Stephen Kizhakkekuttu proposed the vote of thanks.
The meeting also paid tribute to the memory of Late Bishops, Mar Mathew Makil, Mar Alexander Choolaparambil and Mar Thomas Tharayil. The prayer service was led by Rev. Fr. Abraham Mutholath and KCS former Vice President Jain Makil delivered the keynote address. John karumalil delivered the answers for quiz competition.
A special thanks to Binu Poothurayil who made a donation to " Dollar For Knanaya " charity ,was accepted by KCS President Jose Kaniyaly In the presence Of Xavier Naduparambil.The night concluded with performances of "Margam Kali ", " Thiruvathira " , Bollywood Dances and Fashion Show choreographed by Entertainment Committee, KCS Women's Forum , Shingari School Of Rhythms, Kairali Dance Academy, Soorya Dance Academy and Tiara Kudilil. Kudos to Denny Pullappallil, Prathibha Thachett and Chinnu Thottam for all their hardwork making the show a success.
Please click the link below to view the photos.
_KCS MEDIA FORUM
KCS Debate Forum Inauguration
The official Inauguration of the Chicago KCS Debate Forum along with "Meet the Candidates" program for the KCCNA candidates was held in the community center on Friday, 13th February 2015.
The function started by singing of the Knanaya Song "Marthoman Namayal .... by Debate Forum members. KCS General Secretary Jeeno Kothaladiyil welcomed the Gathering. KCS President Jose Kaniyaly inaugurated the official activitis of the Debate forum by lighting the lamp. KCS Treasurer, Stephen Kizhakekuttu was the M.C of the Program. KCS Vice President Roy Nedumchira and Joint Secretary Sunny Idiyalil addressed the gathering.
The stage was taken over by the Debate Forum immediately after the inaugural function. Debate Forum Chairman Lince Thannichuvattil, explained the intention behind establishing the Debate Forum and welcomed all to the First Activity of the Debate Forum- Meet the Candidates, who are running for the KCCNA executive posts for 2015 and 2016. The KCCNA candidates of both panels led by Mr.Sonny Poozhikala and Mr. Baby Manakunnel were present on the stage.
Presidential candidates were given 5 minutes each for self introduction and to highlights their personnel achievements and other candidates were given 3 minutes each.
Based on the contemporary situations of the Knanaya community, 5 general questions were asked to both teams and one representative from each team replied those questions. The public were given a chance earlier to inform debate forum, if they want to ask any questions, and from those questions, another 5 also asked to the panels. Then presidential candidates were given 5 minutes each again, to conclude their remarks and if they want to highlight anything more so that they should be considered for the KCCNA executive posts.
The following Candidates were present for the Debate, Baby Manakkunnel, Sonny Poozhikala, Thomas Poothakary, Jose Uppoottil, Jose Kaparambil, Pious Thomas Velooparambil, Zachariah Chelackal, and Samon Pallattumadathil.
Linson Thomas Kaithamalayil extended Vote of Thanks. Debate Forum Members, Tonny Pullapally, John Pattapathy, Simon Muttom, Jimmy Kaniyaly, Linson kaithamala and Lince Thannichuvattil led the program. Other members Jaimon nanthikattu, Jomon Thekkeparambil, Chacko Mattathilparambil were played crucial roles in organizing the successful event.
The First function of the Debate Forum was applauded by the public for their well organized and controlled execution in a professional manner and chicago KCS extends its congratulations and thanks to all the Debate Forum members and wish them all the good luck in their future endeavors.
Also we invite all of you to the Community Center today evening Sharp 7pm for the official inauguration of the Activities of KCS for next two years.
ചിക്കാഗോ ക്നാനായ യുവജനവേദി