Representing Americans of Italian descent residing in:
California • Nevada • Southern Oregon

Message From The President

State President John Costa

Spring is upon us, March has been a pretty wet month, hopefully this continues into April, as April showers bring May flowers.

I am writing this after March Grand Council is complete in Sacramento. Thank you to the members who came and watched the Grand Council at work. Remember we are here to work for you. I appreciate each member that was there! I will touch on the highlights later in my article.

On an exciting note, last year at convention I mentioned that the bill was in the US Senate to name the new post office in Vallejo the Janet Cappello post office, I was told that the bill has been passed and is waiting for the president of the United States to sign. Once this is signed I will send a notice out to all the Lodge Presidents. I am sure the Vallejo Lodges will have a celebration once this is official, be on the lookout for more info. A well-deserved honor, for a true “Daughter of ITALY!” I know she would be looking down on us in her hat smiling. I hope we are making you proud Janet.


Calling on all members to put their Italian Heritage and artistic talents to work. Whether or not you will be attending the Grand Lodge Convention in June, we want to see your Italian creativity.  Should you have any questions OR SUGGESTIONS, feel free to e-mail me at
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Michelangelo Antonioni Film Series

In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Italy of San Francisco and The Leonardo da Vinci Society Organized by Cinema Italia SF

San Francisco pays homage to Italy’s renowned director Michelangelo Antonioni.

Castro Theater, Saturday, April 28, 2018

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