The heart of the Order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy is centered in local lodges promoting the Italian Culture in their communities. Roma Lodge is located in Tulare, California, center of the breadbasket of the world in the San Joaquin Valley. For the past 56 years the lodge has their Italian sausage food booth at the show. Over 50 members participated in organizing
Elvis has left the building literally means “the show is over; go home”.
At our last month’s meeting we discussed our upcoming monthly schedule and affirmed our slate of officers. …Reminder: Our meetings are now on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM at Luna’s, on Pollasky Ave. in Clovis. Isabel will verify your reservations as usual.
Next month: Our very own Bert Liberta (head
“Beating A Dead Horse”
“Preaching to the Choir” has the same meaning as “Beating A Dead Horse” without the religious connotation. In essence one is advocating something to people who already share one’s convictions. The opposite is “Preaching to the pews” which is what Roma Lodge delegates feel like they have been doing at recent Grand Lodge conventions.
Since 2019 Roma Lodge has submitted bylaw changes at the Grand Lodge convention to reduce the number of delegates to one or
Once again, the members of the Hanford Lodge were treated to a very delicious polenta and stew dinner prepared by the members of the Leoni and Nardini families. Debbie Nardini, Mycaela
Roma Lodge members were saddened with the passing of 68-year member Sharon Costa Barreto who passed away on December 8th. She was the lodge’s first queen in 1955-56 and represented the lodge at the Grand Lodge Convention. She was a regular at our annual ravioli dinners, polenta-stew meetings, Christmas party and anniversary celebrations. Our thoughts
Roma Lodge celebrated the Christmas Holidays with their annual Christmas Party on December 4th. Over 150 members and guests were treated to an outstanding meal complete with antipasta, New York Strip steak, pasta and all the trimmings. Chair, Leslie DePaoli did an outstanding job as the lodge broke tradition with a group of our younger members taking charge, changing
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