Saddleback had a great December planning for all our activities for 2022, but the highlight was a Christmas Luncheon at Joe’s Italian Restaurant in Ladera Ranch. Almost sixty people attended the event which consisted of good food, great companionship and Christmas caroling led by our own Nina Perez. It was just wonderful that we all got together for a very happy and festive occasion! We all thank Lucky Lippa for hosting the event, an act of generosity which we truly appreciated. Lucky has been a member of Saddleback for many, many years and has been a great supporter of Saddleback activities. Besides Nina leading Christmas carols, the lodge presented Lucky with a plaque commemorating his support. The lodge also presented Hank and Michelle Lowinger a gift in recognition for the leadership and work that they provided Saddleback through the difficult COVID years. (A note about their picture: they were so busy making sure that things went well that I never got a picture of the two of them together. So I had to piece one together)
Next year we are planning a lot of activities, including “field trips”, so look forward to reading about them.
We were all saddened to lose Joe Rossi, a long-time member of the Sons of Italy. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
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