I am hoping that all our April showers (and snowstorms) have turned to lovely May flowers. This has certainly been a difficult winter for many of our members. Our hearts go out to the many members in the Central Valley that had to deal with the historic flooding. The snow in our mountains caused much damage to houses and businesses in the area. Northern and Southern California had record rain and flooding as well. Northern Nevada has h
Dear Brothers and Sisters.
In March I prepared for the Grand Council meetings, March 17, 18, 2023, held at the Centinela Valley Lodge #1991 Hall, Torrance, CA.
As State First Vice President I was asked to preside as president for the two days meetings of the grand council by State President Barbara Fumosa Wisniewski. Unfortunately, her husband Ken is going through treatment, and she needed to be with him. However, President Barbara was able
First, I would like to wish you all a Belated Buona Pasqua. Last month due to the Grand Council meeting on March 18th, due to time restraints, I could not get my March article in. The Grand Council meeting was all inclusive with much discussion. We are trying to meet at least a large criteria of needs so that when the final building is found and completed it will benefit all Lodges in California.
On April 15th, Ukiah Lodge held their Annual Polenta “Fun” Raiser, and it was fantastic! The polenta
On Friday, March 24, donor members of the Sons and Daughters of Italy met in Palo Alto at the Center for Academic Medicine to present a check in the amount of $4000 to Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Foundation on behalf of the Western Foundation Birth Defects Program. We were thrilled to donate to the world-class Children’s Genetics Program at Stanford, a true place of healing and love for sick children.
Our Medical Charities/Birth Defects Libraries Chairperson
Saluti Tutti. Greetings from Vallejo. We would like to update you on current happenings at our lodge. First, our sister women’s lodge Beatrice Portinari #1626 decided to merge with us to consolidate membership. We are back to meeting the second Tuesday of each month at our lodge building. During the 3 years of Covid we held several successful curbside pickup dinners. We did have a Scholarship Dinner last July and a polenta dinner last December. We are having a ham & pasta/pesto dinner April 16.
We received applications for 5 scholarships and are happy to announce that all 5 will receive scholarships. We are planning to
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