One month into the New Year, 2021 and we are slowly getting thru this pandemic; at least we are seeing a dim light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccine distribution is on its way, even though slow we are getting close. Keep the positive thoughts there. Just imagine what the people of 1918 were thinking compared to what we have to day. STAY POSITIVE!!
It is nice to hear Lodges are still trying to stay in touch with their members. The drive thru dinners many lodges are doing seem to be successful and even though we do not see that smiling face thru that mask, I am sure it is under there. Many lodges are using Zoom for their get together and to have their meetings also. I am on a zoom call once a month with all of the other State Presidents and our National President, ( I am driving based on the time difference, so no video) but a lot of discussion from the other states are struggling as we are, but the one thing that is always discussed is stay positive, stay in touch, and we will overcome this.
My hope was to have an in person March Grand council But, it looks like we will not be able to meet yet. We will be scheduling a “zoom” Grand Council soon. More information will follow shortly.
Thank you all that help support the Western Foundation raffle. The winners will or have been chosen, by the time you receive this issue of the Il leone.
I will end my article with something cute; someone sent this to me recently. A lot of people have been doing word search puzzles and good old fashion puzzles, so… A silver haired lady calls her neighbor and says. “Please come over here and help me, I have started a killer puzzle, and I cannot figure out how to get started”. Her neighbor asks, “what is supposed to be when its’ finished?” The lady says, According to the box it’s a rooster. Her neighbor decides to go over and help. She lets him in and shows him the puzzle all over the table. He studies the pieces for a moment , then looks at the box, then turns to her and says “ first of all, no matter what we do, we are not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster.” He takes her hand and says “secondly, I want you to relax. Let’s have a nice cup of tea, and then”, he said with a deep sigh…. “let’s put all the Corn Flakes back in the box.”
So lets all be patient we will get to see each other soon without the mask, enjoy good food, good drink and great friendship!!
Reminder my phone is always on!!
Stay safe and healthy!!
Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
Grand Lodge of California
P. O. Box 2467
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (415) 586-1316