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
A resonating sense of community ,fraternity and nostalgia enlightened Community Center, as past KCS executive committee members were honored, whose vision and dedication enabled the progression of our community in Chicago and North America as well.
The ceremony honoring the services of KCS Executive Committees since its inception in 1983 to the present started with the melodious rendition of " Marthoman by Daniel Tirunelliparambil. Thomas Chazhikadan Ex. M .L . A inaugurated the meeting , presided over by KCS President Jose Kaniyaly . Sacred Heart Forane Vicar , Rev. Fr. Abraham Mutholath , Assistant Vicar , Rev . Fr. Boban Vattampurathu , Foma President Benny Vachachira and Nethrusangamon Convener George Nellamattom spoke on the occassion. A photo Gallery of KCS executive committee members since 1983 to present was unveiled by Thomas Chazhikadan Ex. M. L .A. KCS Vice President Roy Nedumchira, General Secretary Jeeno Kothaladyil ,and Joint Secretary Sunny Idiyalil served as Master Of Ceremony. Treasurer Stephen Kizhakkekuttu thanked the gathering.
KCS President Jose Kaniyaly expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the services of Spiritual Directors , Fr. Jacob Chollampel, Fr. Cyriac Manthuruthil , Fr. Simon Edathiparambil , Fr. Philip Thodukayil , Fr. Abraham Mutholath ; the Building Committee Members of 1993 , Kurian Karappallil , Chacko Poovathumkal, Simon Ellankiyil, and Jaibu Kulangara whose efforts paved the way for first Knanaya Catholic Community Center [ 1993 ] in North America , at Chicago. Fr. Abraham Mutholath , Kurian Karappallil, Chacko Poovathumkal and Jaibu Kulangara were presented with " Ponnada ' for their Services to the Community. DKCC leader Cyriac Puthenpurayil, KCCNA Joint Secretary , Zacharia Chelackal and Laison Board Chairman Jose Simon Mundaplackal were present.Past Executive Committee Memers were presented with Leadership Awards. Joy Vachachira. Johny Puthenparambil , Chacko Poovathumkal . John Elackatt , Cyriac Puthenpurayil , Mathew Nedumakkal, Shaji Edattu , Prof. Meyamma Vettikatt, Cyriac Koovakkattil, George Thottapuram , Binu Poothurayil , Jaibu Kulangara, Rajan Kalladamthiyil, Kurian Nellamattom , Mathew Kulangara , Peter Kulangara , Francis Kizhakkekutt and Shiju Cheriyathil offered felicitations and gratitude representing past executive commiittees.
The winners of KCS Youth Festival , Sports Forum Tennis Tournament , KCS Olympics indoor games were presented with trophies. Shiju Cheriyathil and Jobi Oliyil emceed the event.
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KCS Sports Forum: Tennis Tournament
KCS Sports Forum held Tennis Tournament at Friendship Park in Des Plaines, adding another glittery feather to its cap .Thanks to Jojo Alappattu for organizing the Tournament, an activity of KCS Sports Forum , the most vibrant forum of KCS chaired by Shiju Cheriyathil.
SINGLES CHAMPION - Anand Akasala ; RUNNER UP - Jojo Alappattu .
DOUBLES CHAMPIONS - Anand Akasala & Saji Vellaramkalayil.
DOUBLES RUNNER UP - Jojo Alappattu & Jimmy Manappallil .
The trophies will be presented at the Award Ceremony during NETHRUSANGAMAM, held on October 22nd at Community Center . All KCS Members are invited for the event.
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KCS Onam Celebrations
Chicago KCS celebrated the much cherished festival of Onam , with all its pomp and splendor at Taft High School. The festivities started with traditional " Onasadya " , followed by Onam Procession . Noted Cine artist Suchitra inaugurated the Onam Celebrations in the meeting presided over by KCS President Jose Kaniyaly. Rev. Fr. Thomas Mulavanal enriched the audience with Onam message and Rev. Fr. Abraham Mutholath delivered the keynote address. The meeting began with the rendition of American national anthem by Anusha Joseph kunnathukizhakkethil and Indian national anthem by Jenna John Madathil. The gathering enjoyed Kerala song by Rev. Fr. Sabu Malithuruthel and the speech as well. KCWFNA President Pratibha Thachet , KCCNA Jt. Secretary Zacharia Chelackal , Yuvajanavedi President Jibit Kizhakkekutt , Laison Board Chairman Jose Mundaplackal , Legislative Board Chairman Maju Ottappallil , Goldies Coordinator John Elakkat , Senior Citizen's Forum coordinator Mathew Pulickathottiyil , KCJL coordinator Elsamma Poozhikunnel were present on the occasion. Treasurer Stephen Kizhakkekutt welcomed the gathering and Vice President Roy Nedumchira Offered the vote of thanks. Jacob Mannarkattil deserves special mention for being the MAVELI . Thanks to Sunny Idiyalil , Sajan Pachilamakkil , Sabu Tharathattel , Sunny Meledath and Thomas Ottakunnel for their great services . General Secretary Jeeno Kothaladyil served as the Master of Ceremonies.
A word of appreciation to the entertainment Committee led by Denny Pullappalil , Jwoyal Elakkat , Jobi Oliyil for the variety , unique performances and art forms associated with Onam.
Knanaya Times , the official publication of KCCNA was released. KCS President Jose Kaniyaly received the copy from John Karamalil , Chief Editor , Knanaya Times.
Shaju Pazhayampillil won the raffle held during the celebrations . KCS thanks Sponsor , Paul Thariyath , Byju kunnel , Thomas Poothakkary , Polson Kulangara and Stephen Kizhakkekutt.
KCS thanks all its members, Arun Nellamattom [Tharikida Chenda Melam Troop ] , Dominic Chollambel [ Photo ], Anil Mattathikunnel [ Knanaya Voice ], Monachen [ Sound ], and Malabar Catering for making our celebrations a great one.
KCS Olympics , the premier outdoor event of Chicago KCS was inaugurated by Fr. George Puthuparampil, Forane Vicar , St, Mary's Church , Chunkom. Jose Kaniyaly, President Chicago KCS was accorded the honorary Salute from the athletes ,assembled under their foranes. K .J Jose Kothaladyil , President , Vincent De Paul Society of Kottayam Archeparchy was the guest of honor. Roy Nedumchira , Jeeno Kothaladyil , Sunny Idiyalil and Stephen Kizhakkekutt , Members of KCS executive Committee were also present on the occasion . Even with the addition of new items , all outdoor competitions were completed on time . Congratulations to Lerin Chethalilkarott , The Fastest Knanaya Chicago Man and Savana Chethalilkarott , The Fastest Knanaya Chicago Woman.
Thanks to Jojo Alappatt , Joy Thenakara , Jose Manakkatt , Sajan Pachilamakkil, James Vettikatt , Shan Kadalimattom , Shybu Kizhakkekutt, Jyothish Thenganatt , Jaimon Nanthikatt . Joyce Alappatt , Binu Kaithakkathottyil , Jacob Mannarkattil , George Ealoor , Saju Kannampally and Baiju Kunnel for all their hardwork to make this event a grand success.
A word of appreciation to Shaji Edatt, Jose Kaniyaly, Roy Nedumchira, Jeeno Kothaladyil, Sunny Idiyalil, Stephen Kizhakkekutt , George Nellamattom , Alexander Kochupurayil , Peter Kulangara, Jain makkil , Mathew Idiyalil, Majo Ottappallil , Juby Vennalasseril , Biju Kizhakkekutt, Binu Poothurayil , Simon Muttom , Jose Mundaplackal, Jibit Kizhakkekutt , John Elackatt, Jose Manakkatt , Baiju Kunnel , Babu Thaiparampil, Shibu Kulangara, Jowyel Elakkatt , Saju Kannampally, Anil Mattathikunnel , Jaimon Nanthikatt and Sajan Pachilamakkil who presented the trophies to the winners.
KCS Sports Forum: Volleyball Tournament
Report By Shiju Cheriyathil (Sports Forum Chairman)
8 Teams with college and varsity players fought hard on July 10 in Chicago to find theVolleyball Champion in the KCS community. At the end, the team led by Shawn Kadalimattom won the Championship and the team led by Max Thachet settled for the runner up.
Every game was extended up to the 3rd game because all the teams fought neck to neck to move onto the next bracket.
There was also a tournament for middle schoolers and the team led by Chelsea Ammaikunnel won the Championship and the team led by Sanal Kadalimattom earned the runner up.
The trophies for the champions given to the middle schoolers By John Puthusseril and for the runner up by Abraham Thechattu.
Overall it was an amazing day for the KCS community.
Every team member deserves a standing ovation for their performance.
KCS Sports Forum is taking this opportunity to congratulate all the winners and players.
Our sincere gratitude is directed to the KCS executive Committee Members Jose Kaniyaly. Jeeno Kothaladyil , Sunny Idiyalil for their support and presence throughout the day. The team of Mr. JoseKaniyaly is really setting new standards for the subcommittees for their roles in the community.
Our youngsters, Shawn Kadalimattom and Selwyn Poothakary, deserve a round of applause along with Sibi Kadalimattom, Jose Manakattu, and James Mannakulem for their hard work for conducting this tournament.
The games ended by 9pm and KCS president Mr.Jose Kaniyaly handed the trophy over to Shawn Kadalimattom and the cash prize was handed over by Jeeno Kothaladyil, KCS General secretary, to the Champions. For the runner up, the trophy was handed by the KCS President, Jose Kaniyaly and cash prize by Sunny Idayalil, Joint secretary of KCS.
We would like to take this opportunity to show our sincere gratitude to all the members of KCS for your outpouring support.Please click the link below to view the action.
KCS Card Games
Report By Shiju Cheriyathil (Sports Forum Chairman)
Dear KCS Members, we the Sports Forum Committee had the privilege to host the first ever card games tournament this year on the weekend of May 23rd. It was a kind of tournament that stood out for its uniqueness, participation, and success. Sports Forum is so proud of our KCS community and the executives. Their support was the biggest contribution for the success of this tournament.The tournament was inaugurated by KCS President Jose Kaniyaly and members of the executive commiittee, Roy Nedumchira, Jeeno Kothaladyil , Sunny Idiyalil and Stephen kizhakkekutt were also present.
The games were conducted in 3 different sections. A couples Twenty-eight, singles Twenty-eight and Rummy.
The Couples Twenty-eight champions were Byju and Suma Kunnel and the runner up were Sunny and Beena indikuzhy.
For the twenty-eight champions the team of Sunny, Joy Indikuzhy and Chacko Kochuparampil, were able to beat the tough team of Saju Kannampally, Babu Manapally and Babu Valumattom.. The 3rd price went to the teams of Mohin , Midhun , Mohith & Thomas Njaravelil , Ullas Chakkalapadavil , Johnson Mannoorkunnel.
For the Rummy tournament, the final three were in the winning order were Shiju Cheriyathil, Job Makkil and Justin Thenganattu.
The committee members worked so hard for success of this event and their hard work and dedication is much appreciated.
We would also like to recognize our sponsors for this event, they are:
Mr. Joy Nediyakalayil
Mr. Cyriac Koovakattil
Mr. Biju Kizhakkekuttu
Mr. Raju Pinarkayil
Mr. Binu Poothurail
Mr. Johnikutty Pillavettyil
The committee Members are Sanju Pulicathottyil, Shiju Cheriyathil, Justin thenganatt, Byju Kunnal, Jose Idayalil, Sibi Kadalimattom, Jomon Thodukayil, Alex Padinjaral, Mathew Thattamattam and Simon Chakkalapadavil.
We, the Sports Forum Committee, sincerely congratulate all winners and participants.
Looking forward to meeting with you for all the upcoming tournaments.
KCS Musical Night Inauguration
KCS Board Of Directors Meeting Resolution
KCS Karshakasree Award
KCCNA Convention Souvenir Release
KCS Christmas Celebrations and 2016 KCCNA Convention Kick Off
The joy of Christmas and 2016 KCCNA Houston Convention Kick off was celebrated by Chicago KCS at a star spangled event at KCS Community Center. The meeting presided over by KCS President Jose kaniyaly was inaugurated by KCCNA President Sunny Poozhikkala. Chicago Syro Malabar Diocese Vicar General Fr. Thomas Mulavanal delivered the Christmas Message and Sacred Heart Forane Church Vicar Fr. Abraham Mutholath was the keynote Speaker. "Karshaka Shree Puraskaram" Sponsor and former KCCNA President George Nellamattom, KCWFNA President Pratibha Thachet, DKCC Member Cyriac Puthenpurayil addressed the gathering. KCS Vice president Roy Nedumchira welcomed the gathering and KCS Treasurer Stephen Kizhakkekutt proposed the vote of thanks. Fr. Jose Chirappuram , KCS Joint Secretary Sunny Idiyalil, KCCNA Joint Secretary Zacharia Chelackal and KCCNA Regional Vice President Tinu Paranjatt were present at the occasion. Also present for the Lighting Ceremony were Jose Manakkatt, Anita Panayaparambil, Sibu kulangara and Thomas kalludikkiyil. KCS General Secretary Jeeno Joseph Served as the Master Of Ceremonies.
KCCNA 2016 Houston Convention set off a grandeur start with KCCNA President Sunny Poozhikkala accepting the check from Mega Sponsor Stephen Kizhakkekutt and Simi Kizhakkekutt. Jomon Thodukayil has consented to be the Grand Sponsor and as of now there are over 150 Sponsors from Chicago. The Chicago Registration Committee Members Daly Kadamuryil, Thomas Poothakkary, Zacharia Chelackal and Tinu Paranjatt deserves special mention. National Council Member Thankachen Vettikattil was also present.
The "KARSHAKA SHREE PURASKARAM" instituted by Chicago KCS for the best Vegetable garden was awarded to James Kussakuzhyil by former KCCNA President and Award Sponsor George Nellamattom. Special Mention Nominee Jojo Edakara also accepted the award.
Recipients of Attendance Awards for the most attendance in KCS Board Of Directors Meetings in 2015, Jose Manakkatt and Daly kadamuryil were also presented with their awards. Also presented were Senior Citizen’s Forum "Best Grand Parents Award" to Jacob and Thresiamma Pullappallil.
The meeting started with prayer song by Shana John Madathil and variety of entertainments followed. Denny Pullappalil, Bhavana Idukkutharayil and Ammu kandarappallil emceed the gala of entertainments. The winners of KCS Youth Festival 2015 and KCS Olympics 2015 were presented with their Trophies.
Thanks to all of our esteemed members for making this event a success and to Jimmy kaniyaly, Anil Mattathikunnel, Dominic Chollampel who served in various capacities.
Resolutions passed at KCS Annual General Body Meeting on 12/12/2015
Knanaya Night 2015
A grandeur display of talents, leadership and entertainment extravaganza of Knanaya Catholic Community of Chicago, KNANAYA NIGHT 2015 was inaugurated by Prof. Sheela Stephen [ Principal , B.C.M College, Kottayam ] on November7th, at Irish American Heritage center, Chicago. Mr. Jose Kaniyaly. President, KCS Chicago presided over the meeting and Fr.Thomas Mulavanal [ Vicar General, Chicago Syro Malabar Diocese ] , Fr. Abraham Mutholath [ Vicar, Sacred Heart Forane Church, Maywood ], Mr. Sunny Poozhikkala [ President, KCCNA ] , and Mrs. Pratibha Thachet [ President, KCWFNA ] spoke on the occasion.Mr. Zacharia Chelackal [Jt. Seecretary, KCCNA ] , Mr. Tinu Paranjatt [ RVP, KCCNA ], Mr. Shawn Mullappallil [ President, KCYL ] , Mr. Jibit Kizhakkekutt [ President, YUJANAVEDI ] , Mr. Jose Simon Mundaplakkal [ Chairman, KCS Laison Board ] , Mr. Tomy Kannala [ Chairman, KCS Legislative Board ] , Shanil Vettikatt [ Kids Club ] . Suma Aikkaraparampil [ KCJL], Mr. Mathew Pulickathottiyil [Senior Citizen's Forum ] , Mr. Philip Elackatt [ Goldies ] and Sr. Xavier were present on the occasion. Mr. Jeeno Kothaladyil [ General Secretary, KCS ] welcomed the gathering and Mr. Roy Nedumchira [ Vice President , KCS ] proposed vote of thanks. The meeting was emceed by Mr. Stephen kizhakkekutt [ Treasurer, KCS ] and Mr. Sunny Idiyalil [Jt. Secretary,KCS ] was instrumental in the success of the meeting.
The Trophies for Overall Championship of KCS Olympics 2015, won by Kidangoor- Rajapuram Forane and the Runner Up Kaipuzha- kaduthuruthy Forane were presented to Mr. Lijo Mundaplakkal, Mr. Jyothis Thenganatt [ Coordinators, Kidangoor- Rajapuram Forane ] , Mr. Punnoose Thachet and Mr. Ajomon Poothurayil [ Coordinators, Kaipuzha- Kaduthuruthy Forane ]
Christian Chelackal [ KALAPRATIBHA ], Hannah Chelackal [ KALATHILAKOM ] and RISING STARS Toby Kaithakkathottyil, Nevah Thottam, Alex Tomy Chakkalakkal were also recogonized with trophies for their achievements in KCS YOUTH FESTIVAL 2015. Mrs. Denny Pullappallil [ Chair Person, KCS Entertainment Committee], Mr. James Kolady [ Chairman, KCS Outdoor Committee ] and Mr. Justin Thenganatt [ Convener, KCS Olympics 2015 ] led the Award Ceremony.
Prof. Sheela Stephen accepted the sponsorship from Mr. Chackochen Kizhakkekutt for PROJECT DEEPTHI, a charitable activity of KCWFNA.
The souvenir of last CHICAGO KCCNA CONVENTION was also released by Prof. Sheela Stephen. Mr. Jose kaniyaly accepted the copy and Mr. Linson Kaithamalyil [ Editor], Mr. George Thottapuram,[ Former President , KCS Chicago ], Mr. Cyriac Koovakkattil [ General Convener, Chicago Convention ] , and Mr. Deepu kandarappallil [Former RVP, KCCNA ] were also present.
Chicago KCS thanks Mrs. Denny Pullappallil [ Chairperson, KCS Entertainment Committee ], Mr. Pradeep Muringoth [ Member, KCS Entertainment Committee ], Dance master Mr. Thomas Ottakunnel [ Choreographer, Welcome Program ], Dhanya Thomas [MC ], Ammu Kandarappallil [MC ], Soorya School Of Dance, SSR Chicago, Mr. Sibu Kulangara, Mr. Biju Kizhakkekutt, Mr. Saji Vellaramkalayil , Mr. Sony Aruparayil and Mr. Jimmy kaniyaly for their outstanding support for this event.
We would also like to recognize and thank Mr. Anil Mattathikunnel [ Knanaya Voice ], Mr. Saji Panayaparampil [ Fancy Videos ] and Mr. Dominic Chollampel [ Photography ] for their services.
Kudos to Chicago Knanaya Catholic Community and all the performers, Parents, Teachers for making KNANAYA NIGHT 2015 , an event for the books.
Biju Thuruthiyil Memorial Badminton Tournament
The Sports Forum of KCS has conducted another tournament for the year. The badminton tournament! It was named after the former KCS national Council member Mr. Biju Thuruthiyil. We are so glad that his wife Laisamma and daughter Cecilia were able to join us for some time. It was done at Egret Badminton club in Schaumburg. The game started off with a friendly match between middle school kids. It was a great turnout for the spectators and players. The Egret Badminton club is a world-class facility with international players as coaches. After the long day, the singles Championship was clinched by Shabin Mathews and the runner up title went to Justin Maniparampil. For the high school competitions, the Championship went to Lucas Cheriyathil as Joel Makkil settled for Runner up while Jake Padinjaral accepted the 3rd place. For the doubles the champions are Shabin Kuruttuparampil and Gibi Kollapally and Runner Up is Luke and Joice Alapattu. Overall, it was a 7 hour marathon. We, the Sports Forum Committee, are so proud of our champions and our hearty congratulations to all the participants and winners.
We are so thankful to the KCS executives for their support and encouragement. It would have been a shame if we didn't recognize all their efforts to bring the association back into the mainstream.
I would also like to recognize Mr. Luke Alapattu, Shabin Kuruttuparampil and Nimi Thuruthuvalil for the outstanding support in organizing the game charts and the overall coordination. Their dedication and the love for the game is comendable. The Sports Forum appreciates the presence and support of Jose Kaniyaly, Roy Nedumchira, Jeeno Kothaladyil and Jose Manakkatt.
Let's not forget the officials of this tourney: James, Bejoy Kappen, Renju Gopinathen and Babu Abraham. Their dedication and hard work so is very appreciated.
The Sports Forum Committee is so thankful to every member of the community who came out to show support.
Looking forward to meeting with you at the next Tournament.
KCS SPORTS FORUM - TENNIS TOURNAMENT
KCS Sports Forum Tennis Singles Champion is Mathew Manapally and Runner Up is Luke Alapattu. For the doubles Giby Kollapally and Febin Kaniyaly earn the Championship and Mathew Manapally and James Vettikattil settled as the Runner ups. The tournament was held at River Trails Tennis Club in Arlington Heights on Oct 3rd from 10am to 6pm. It was totally a new experience for the KCS community since it was never done in the past. We are hoping to attract more players since it is a recognized sport in many high schools here.
We, the Sports Forum Committee, sincerely Thanks Luke Alapattu for helping us organize it. He has put countless time and commitment for the success of this event. His hard work is really appreciated.
We also thank the KCS executives for their support. Without their help and support this would not have been possible. They are a good bunch of leaders to work with.
Our sincere thanks to Jobmon Mathew and Renjith Gopinathen for their presence. It was Jobmon who came and umpired most of the games.
KCS Olympics 2015
Our Olympics was one of great enthusiasm, excitement and participation. The Foranes assembled under their banner and KCS Vice President Roy Nedumchira accepted the Salute. Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Forane Church Vicar Rev. Fr. Abraham Mutholath inaugurated the event. Fr. Suni Padinjarekkara and Fr. Jose Kannuvettial also spoke on the occassion. General Secretary Jeeno Kothaladyil welcomed the gathering and Treasurer Stephen Kizhakkekuttu proposed vote of thanks. Treasurer Sunny Idiyalil headed the preperarations for the gala of athleticism.KCCNA Regional Vice president Tinu Paranjatt and KCWFNA President Pratibha Thachet were also present.
Thanks to KCS Outdoor Commiittee Chairman James Koladyil, Olympics Committee General Convener Justin Thenganatt, Abin Kulathikarott, Sunil Koithara, Jacob Mannarkattil, Joel Elakkatt,Dibin Vilangukallel, George Eloor, Lijo Mundaplakkal, Jyothish Thenganatt, Sibu Kizhakkekutt, Manoj Ammayikunnel, Ajomon Poothurayil, Punnoose Thachet Sibu Kulangara
and James Pattapathy for their hardwork for the success of this Olympics.
National Council Member Jose Manakkatt, Cyriac Koovakkattil, Jose Idiyalil and Joy Thenakara also deserve special mention for their outstanding efforts.
Thanks to all our members for making this Olympics one of our best and request your support,participation and encouragement in future activities.
KCS Volley Ball Tournament 2015
Max Thachet's team are the champions, Edat's team is runner up.
This is a beginning of a whole new era for KCS Sports. There have been sports events done in the the past but this time it was different. Normally basketball is the sports youngsters will be interested in but now it is evident that there are players in our community that would play any sport if given an opportunity. It proves that the forming of sports forum is probably one of the most effective ways to bring in the youngsters together under the name of KCS. There were players under the age of 10 , over the age of 40, there was spectators on the bleachers and there was noises in the air while the teams gain points and lose points. Overall it was the day for youngsters to celebrate along with the KCS community. After all this will probably put more serious thought in people's minds for the need of the dream project of KCS gym.
The game began with prayer and it was inaugurated by KCS president Mr. Jose Kaniyaly by receiving the ball from sports forum chairman Shiju Cheriyathil. There were a total of 6 team for high school and up and 4 teams for the middle schoolers. In both sections the games kept good quality and kept the spectators on edge. We literally had to wait till the last game of the pool to find out who is going in to the semis. The final four teams captains are Philip Edatt, Max thachet, Shawn Kadalimattom and Shane panayaparampil. At the end the team captain Max thachet won the title.
In the middle school section the champions were captained By Sanal Kadalimattom and the team mates are Isabel Cheriyathil, Serena Cheriyathil, Ben Ammaikunnel, Chelsea Ammaikunnel, Jaiden Kallidukkil and Jubin Vettikattil and the runners up are captained by Derek thachet and team mates are Briyana kalapurayil, Sam thuruthuvalil, Alexis Cheriyathil, Sarayah Cheriyathil and Shawn Chollampell . The Kcs president distributed the trophies for the champions and runners up.
The high school and up championship games begins around 7 pm for set 3 games. The runners up team consists of Neal Edatt, Paul Edatt, Philip Edatt., Pious Kandarappallil and Sijo James Kochamkunnel and the members of champions team consists of Max and Punnose Thachet, Sibi Kadalimattom, Nimi Thuruthuvalil Joy Thenakara and Jude Thekkaparampil. The presentation ceremony was hosted by Shiju Cheriyathil and the KCYL president Shawn mullapally handed over the trophies. It was really nice of The KCYL president to also help us with registration.
The KCS executives were very supportive of bringing this tournament and it was there vision that became real and fulfilled dream of the KCS parents. We are so grateful to President Jose Kaniyaly. Vice President Roy Nedumchira, Gen secretary Geno Kothaladyil, Joint secretary Sunny Idayalil and treasure Stephen Kizakekutt for their support.
We also recognize Mr Bejoy Kappen and Mr James for referring the whole tournament without any personal benefit.
The sports forum committee has tried and worked shoulder to shoulder for the succes of this event. We the sports forum committee members Shiju Cheriyathil, Vice chairman Jose Idayalil and members Sibi Kadalimattom, Punnose thachatt, Nimi thuruthuvalil, jessmon puramadathil, Luke Alapattu, Mathew Thattamattam, Joy Thenakara Manoj Ammaikunnel and Saiju kizakekutt are so much thankful to each one of you for your support .We are looking forward for your cooperation for the upcoming tournaments.
KCS ONAM Celebrations
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 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
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