First and foremost Andy, please get well, I miss your reminder email that my article is almost late. Take it slow and easy. I know Debbie will do a great job in your absence.
Please keep Andy in our thoughts and prayers as he recuperates!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. Turkey sandwiches for all for the next week. November has flown by, now it is time to hear all the Christmas carols as we walk into the various stores thinking about what to buy for that perfect gift. As I mentioned in my last article,
Ken and I wish you all Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo!
Your Vice-Presidents have been sending emails to your Lodge Presidents telling them what other Lodges are doing during this time. I am so impressed with the ingenious ways they are keeping in touch with you, the members. Some are having Zoom meetings, hybrid Zoom meetings, Zoom dinners, Drive through dinners and celebrations are just a few. Perhaps this is the time to reach out to some of the members of your Lodge. I’m sure they would love to hear from you.
Here are some interesting facts about Christmas celebrations in Italy. Some you may already know but
Hello All, By the time you receive this article we will have acknowledged, Halloween, Election Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving Day. A lot to recognize in one month! I pray that all enjoyed each holiday and stayed safe and well!
It is hard to believe the year is almost over. Where did the time/year go??
Before we know it --- Christmas will be here and a new year 2021! Wow! 2021 will hopefully allow us to resume our meetings and events. What a life change!!
In the coming new year as we evaluate our Order’s membership
Neither rain, nor snow, nor wind, nor the COVID Pandemic was going to keep Roma Lodge members from having their traditional polenta and stew dinner in November. The lodge has not officially met since last March however a group of members decided it was time to do something for our members. Michael DePaoli, Melissa Watkins, Maci Daramy, Dominic Pitigliano, Josh Pitigliano, Matt Watkins, and Joseph Goni
When Anna Lucido was just a little girl, Nana Mary Lucido brought her into the Order Sons of Italy along with her ghree other sisters. It is Anna’s service to c Colombo Lodge her outstanding grade point average and her involvement in school and local community service projects that earned her a financial award from the Lodge’s Schoarship Committee.
When Anna attended Freedom High School she was active in Math Club, CaliforniaScholarship Federaton and the National Honors Society. As a member of the InteractClub, Anna participated in a variey of community widecharitable events among raising funds to fight the last vestige of polio, a cripplin disease. She was part of the team that refurbished the garden at
It has been some time since the Vincenzo Bellini lodge sent in an article.
We wanted to let everyone know we are still here and as active as possible during these crazy times.
It is with sadness in our lodges heart that we lost two founding members of our lodge and one member in this past few months.
Cathy Lucido and Stela Ricci founding members, and Richard Noerenberg long time member.
We had put together a picnic at Merlo Park in Sterling City with over 20 members all with face masks playing Bocce and socializing. Got together at Italian cottage in Chico for a lunch last month
Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
Grand Lodge of California
P. O. Box 2467
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (415) 586-1316