My dear Sisters and Brothers I hope you are taking advantage of our Sons and Daughters of Italy News Channel on YouTube. Just go on YouTube anytime and search Sons and Daughters of Italy to see the latest topics and happenings going on across the Country. There is so much valuable information such as numerous programs with well-known people of Italian American heritage. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation features impressive work they are doing and some of the breakthroughs they have developed. A must see is “I’m an Italian American” by Angelo Bianchi. If this doesn’t make you proud to be Italian, I don’t know if anything would.
At the end of March, I had the honor to initiate the newly elected officers of The Valley of the Moon Lodge #1959. Linda Shockey, their new President, will continue to carry on the great work Paul Grant has done for the last 12 years. I am confident that Valley of the Moon Lodge is going to do some impressive things in the future. The night before, I went to The Napa Lodge #2043. Anna Graeber and this Lodge have some wonderful meetings and dinners. Mark Rossi and I initiated over 15 new members. Keep up the great job Napa Lodge!
Shasta Lodge #2453 had an impressive turn out for their 42nd Anniversary Celebration. Their Yellowstone Theme Dance and Dinner was a Hugh success. On April 23rd, Gold Country #2705 had a successful Fundraiser at The Buckhorn Restaurant and raised $300. Plus, On April 24th, their “Pasta Bowl Bocce” Tournament was a “Rolling Success”. Awesome job everyone!
Cristoforo Columbo #1534 hit it out of the park with their Festa Primavera Anniversary Dinner. I always love going home to Reno.
Northern Solano Lodge #2534 had their 1st Annual Prawns Feed on April 23rd. The Prawns, and all the fixings were like eating at a fancy restaurant but for half the price. I understand that The Cannoli King brought some great cannoli for dessert.
The last Monday of May is Memorial Day. I hope everyone will stop for a moment and say Thank You to those who gave all so we can live in the greatest country on God’s Green Earth. I know I will! Please say a prayer for the people in Ukraine. May they find peace soon. I hope this finds you healthy and remember to just smile, God loves you.
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