What a wonderful day First Gent, Ken and I had at the Western Foundation’s Golf Outing. It was sponsored by the Vincenzo Bellini Lodge #2519, in Chico. This Lodge worked tirelessly to prepare this event. President Michael Colletti Smith along with more members than I can name put on a wonderful, profitable event. Thank you all. And, by the way, some of our skilled golfers are a little upset with your Grand Lodge President as I won the “Frozen Meatball Putt”! As I don’t golf no one including myself saw that coming! If you get the opportunity to tune into https://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/Chico-Sons-and-Daughters-of-Italy-hosts-annual-charity-golf-classic-575505741.html, you can see this actually happen!
I attended the virtual National Convention this weekend
This is a brief report on the Grand Council Meeting, held at the Hilton Hotel Arden West, Sacramento, CA on September 17th and 18th. On Friday, September 17, 2021, the State Trustees had their audit meeting of accounts of the Grand Lodge. Immediately following, the state officers met for the executive meeting.
On Saturday, September 18th, at 9:00am was the Grand Council Meeting. With Roll Call of officers, Pledge of Allegiance, and the Invocation. There was reading and approval of minutes of the Grand Council Zoom meeting, held on March 20, 2021.
The State Officers gave their reports. State Financial Secretary, David Lavezzari, reviewed the report of the General Fund
To My Sisters & Brothers of OSDIA
As you can see, I have aged significantly from my last picture. This month I have decided to provide a more recognizable look.
With Thanksgiving this month and all that that has happened in the past year and a half, November is a wonderful time to truly give thanks. Covid has been difficult, and some have lost loved ones. Through my own personal experiences, I have found that when faced with difficult circumstances we overcome them and become stronger and better. My condolences to all those who have struggled with these times. Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful and appreciate what we have.
I can see that our fraternal family (OSDIA) is emerging
Marshall Hank called together his gang of Saddleback wranglers and their missus for a real western Hoedown. It was a great success with 50 posse members and guests attending at the Mission Viejo Murray Center and Grange Hall. The event was organized by “Quickdraw” Al and Bernie Schlappy. The vittles were supplied by “hot trigger” Tim and Kerry Herington (pork dinner), Jo Ann Copp and Terri Marraccino (salads), and Marylin Vecchio (desserts). Bernie also supplied fried chicken! Pat Dito and Jeannette Eber made sure the campfire
Flu season is here again … combine your shot with a COVID vaccination and reduce your worries.
Last month (October) we had our first get-together at Luna’s for salad and pizza; a good time was had just by meeting once again.
United Lodges of the San Joaquin meeting will be December 11 at the Hanford Historical Society building, so let Carol Watson know if you will be attending. Rides to Hanford can be arranged.
For our November meeting we are planning to meet again for a no-host meeting at Luna’s; stay tuned to your phone
GOLFERS!!! GOLFERS!!! THE BIG TOURNEY IS 11/15/21!!!
OUR BIG TOURNAMENT IS DAYS AWAY, AND WE’RE HOPING YOU’LL BE THERE! THE PROFITS GO TO YOUR WESTERN FEDERATION! OUR TOURNAMENT IS YOUR TOURNAMENT, AS THE SECOND ANNUAL DOLLY SINATRA IS AN “OPEN TOURNEY MEANING, PLAYERS FROM ALL THE LODGES ARE WELCOMED!
So put a team together, come by yourself, but DO enjoy the fun, the competition and the fabulous luncheon buffet.
The tournament, which is played in the best ball, shotgun format and is open to all! The date is Monday, November 15th at Indian Canyon
Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
Grand Lodge of California
P. O. Box 2467
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (415) 586-1316