To All OSDIA Members,
Half the year has passed, and Convention time is upon us. I know Ervin Siax has been working very diligently along with Lynn Lawrence Murphy, Lori Rossi and of course our State President Barb Wisniewski. Our office manager, Ervin is the silent hero within all this preparation of our Annual Convention. He spends all week at the Grand Lodge attending to concerns and handling phone calls. I would like to give a big shout out to Ervin along with a Hug. Thank You for all that you do at the Grand Lodge.
April and May have been Bocce Months. Gold Country Lodge #2705 had their Pasta Bowl Bocce Tournament, and everyone enjoyed the three F’s: Fun, Food and Fraternity. Sacramento Lodge #1352 also had their Big Bocce Tournament. It was a great success with a grand total of about $1,700 towards their charities. Speaking about Bocce, I would love the Lodges in the North to come to me at Convention and let me know if there is any interest in coming together for a fun Bocce Tournament in August or September in Sacramento to share our camaraderie.
In June there are a couple of Italian Festivals in the North. The first one is Festa Italiana in Lodi, CA on Sunday, June 12th from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Lodi Fair Grounds. Your humble Vice President of the North, yours truly will be singing as well as several bands and performers. In addition, Festa Italia in Pittsburg, Ca will be held on June 24th through June 26th at John Buckley Square where Aaron Caruso, Pasquale Esposito and Louie Prima Jr. will be performing.
As a reminder, if you have not been in the OSDIA Network on YouTube please check it out. You will see what is happening with OSDIA all over the United States. I hope to see many of you at Convention and please come up to me and introduce yourself. I would love to meet more OSDIA members. God Bless you all and please call someone that you have not talked to in a while and say, “I was just thinking about you, how are you doing”?
Ciao for now,
5051 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94112-3473
Phone: (415) 586-1316