Representing Americans of Italian descent residing in:
California • Nevada • Southern Oregon

Message From The President

State President John Costa

As we enter into May we should have plenty of flowers the April showers took care of that. It is nice to have some spring weather, even though we need the rain. The end of April and going into May will be a busy time for my schedule. The end of April I attended the Modesto Lodge’s foundation Black Tie event. The following week it was onto Santa Rosa Lodge for their Fish Fry. The next weekend it was up to Chico where Vincenzo Bellini Lodge held their anniversary dinner and also honored a well deserving member Jim Lamanna, their state deputy, but not only state deputy there but also for Weed and Klamath Falls, a well deserving member. The very next day First Lady Donna Lee got on a plane to Anaheim for Anaheim’s 60th anniversary dinner, I sure I will be able to fit in some Disney time while there.

May 12th is the Vallejo Lodges Annual Wine Tasting event. I am also hoping to attend Centinela Valley’s anniversary dinner, then (where do I have time to work!) I will be heading to NELA in Washington DC fortunately I will be able to see my grandkids while there as they live in Virginia.

As I have mentioned in past articles, with the help of Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan and her staff, with the help of Senator Mike Thompson we were able to get the new post office named after Janet Cappello. Those that remember Janet, you would agree she is most deserving of this honor. Thank you Erin and Michael for your hard work in achieving this!!


Calling on all members to put their Italian Heritage and artistic talents to work. Whether or not you will be attending the Grand Lodge Convention in June, we want to see your Italian creativity.  Should you have any questions OR SUGGESTIONS, feel free to e-mail me at
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Michelangelo Antonioni Film Series

In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Italy of San Francisco and The Leonardo da Vinci Society Organized by Cinema Italia SF

San Francisco pays homage to Italy’s renowned director Michelangelo Antonioni.

Castro Theater, Saturday, April 28, 2018

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