Sisters and Brothers. Here we are still holding our own against this virus. By now, most people have been able to get their vaccinations or have appointments to get theirs. This is the way to end this virus. Please wear you mask when out and about, These actions put us on the right track. Spring has sprung (again) and I got three veggies planted this year. Far less than normal but all I really want this year.
I am hoping that we will be able to have our monthly dinner meetings starting again by August. The California Governor says he wants the state opened up by mid June. We shall see what happens in the next few weeks. I must admit I am hesitant about that early date.
Our new meeting place is waiting for us. This hall holds 140 people and has an additional eight big tables outside under a roof right near a swimming pool. Yes, you can socialize out there before the meeting.
The opening of our new location also depends on the owners and managers of this complex. They must agree on opening the meeting hall then we can schedule a dinner/meeting.
I hope this finds all of you well and ready to meet and greet again. I have not seen any of you in almost 14 months. I might not even recognize some of you...
I will miss the in person SDOIA Convention again this year. I enjoy seeing all of the other lodge members from all over the state and giving hugs and hand shakes all around.
I will be in touch with everyone with complete directions to this new location, as well as the new time and day when I get the final OK to meet again... Stay safe and remember to be kind to someone today and you will get kindness coming back to you tenfold.
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Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
Grand Lodge of California
P. O. Box 2467
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (415) 586-1316