First, thank you for your article in the February issue of our Il Leone, however, Napa Lodge Members… I promise I’m still here as your President
Donna Lee Costa is stepping up as President for St Helena Lodge.
Very Respectfully, Anna M. Graeber,
President OSIA Napa 2043
How is it possible that it is 2022? I guess it is true what they say, “Time goes faster as you get older!”.
I want to wish my Sisters and Brothers in our Order a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. We can only pray that the pandemic will subside enough to allow us to continue to share our meals and meetings together. If you haven’t seen a member recently, give them a call. They may need to hear a friendly voice.
I was excited to attend the meeting of the Columbia Lodge #1940 in San Mateo. President Angelo Fanucchi was a gracious host. The Lodge collected so many toys for the “Toys for Tots” program. It warms my heart to see our members working together towards great causes. They did put me to work, which I loved. We initiated six new members, installed a
My dear Brothers and Sisters, after a year of political uncertainty and a global pandemic, I invite you to step forward with boldness and confidence, to experience a renewal of your hearts, minds, and souls. If the past year has taught us anything, it is that we cannot let opportunities to spend time together pass us by. I am looking forward to coming together in meetings and events; to lodge visits, hearing the laughter and rejoicing among all of you, especially after being apart for so long.
On Thursday, December 9, 2021, I attended Enrico Caruso Lodge #1463 (My Lodge), Meeting and Christmas Party. Our charities representatives from Bethlehem Center, Food Link, and The Rescue Mission attended the meeting. Each were presented with a check in the amount of $500.00 from our Lodge. We had a delicious dinner with a visit from Santa who gave each child a gift. The tables were set
Happy New Year to all. I hope everyone stays healthy this year and we can get back to seeing each other. I don’t have a lot to say this month but I do want to emphasize if there is anyone you haven’t seen or talked to in awhile reach out. Sometimes a 10 minute conversation will make some ones day. I look forward to attending some of the lodges meetings this year and hopefully that will start happening again soon.
If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me at your convenience. My contact info is in the Il Leone.
State Officers in the Central District.
The following in brief is a report on the activities of the five lodges
To My Sisters & Brothers of OSDIA
I would like to start out with a big Congratulations to Tony George, new President of the Vincenzo Bellini Lodge in Chico, and his officers. Mike Smith has done a tremendous job and now has passed the gavel to Tony. I know he will continue the superb work the Vincenzo Bellini Lodge has done throughout the years. I would also like to congratulate Mark Rossi and Yvonne Vanoni for becoming State Deputies. Mark is the State Deputy for the Napa Lodge. Yvonne is the State Deputy for the Vincenzo Bellini Lodge. They both will be great assets to the lodges and will help in any way they can.
Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery to Bill Murphy. Donna Lee Costa has stepped in to be President of the Napa Lodge for now. Thank you, Donna Lee! I hope that our “Bocce Monthly Fun Fest”
Here we are almost three years into this pandemic. Our lodge did get together in early December then Omicron reared its ugly head and here we are again, on hold. We will try to get together March 13 with a few new restrictions. This would be our members only St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner. We have many new members we need to initiate at this meeting if possible.
Must have advanced reservations by phone to 707-559-3119 - Must show your vaccine card with two Pfizer and one booster
Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
Grand Lodge of California
P. O. Box 2467
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (415) 586-1316