Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. I traveled to Newberg, Oregon and spent the holiday with daughter Linda. Lovely day eating and watching the Niners and a great 12 days traveling around! Colder than home though!
She kept me busy everyday shopping, going around the quaint town and checking out antique stores. We took a trip to the Tacoma-Seattle area and stayed at Thornewood Castle Inn. It is a lovely
Hi everyone. It has been another month full of various activities that have kept me very busy. I love it!
I know that I planned on continuing the President monthly calls and will do so but just have not been able to yet. Remember, I am always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
We again have a home! We closed recently
It has been another very busy month and I have just arrived home from our Council meeting which went very well. A lot of important business was conducted. A few of the State Officers who were interested visited the building that we are in the process of buying. They were very impressed and were very happy with the decision. It was passed to officially close the Santa Rosa lodge which has been in limbo for the past year. None of the members
I have just arrived home from a week in Tampa Bay, Florida, the site of the National Convention.
Congratulations to our newly elected National President, Michael G. Polo from Connecticut. He is the first son to follow in his father’s footsteps as National President. His Father, Paul Polo, traveled many times to California as National President and was honored by the Vallejo Lodges at their annual Fashion Show. I had the privilege of nominating Michael for the highest office in our Order.
The Grand Lodge of California had nine delegates who attended the convention and Immediate Past State President Barbara Wisniewski will be writing an article on the convention. I was very proud of our delegates who attended and participated in all the sessions. I will be serving as co-chair of the President’s Cabinet with Biagio Isgro, President of the Grand
Hello everyone. This is my first message to you as your State President. I am in awe of being elected to the highest office in the Grand Lodge of California and I look forward to representing you for the next two years. I am ready for the challenge and the work has already begun!
As your leader, I will work tirelessly to promote the interests of our Order and to advance the values and principles that have made us so strong. I will be your voice and ensure every member feels supported and valued. The Order is in my heart and blood and has been since I joined
I want to thank you for all the cooperation I have received in working with the Financial Secretaries of the Lodges to get all the financials in order. I appreciate the extra work you have done in looking back for checks and information. I wanted to be sure all was updated before I turn the Grand Lodge over to our new President.
Please find, in this issue of the IL Leone, the information on the two candidates for Grand Lodge President. I asked
Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
Grand Lodge of California
P. O. Box 2467
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (415) 586-1316