I hope all of our Lodge Officers were able to meet with their Council to set schedules for 2023. Knowing where we are going makes things easier. When a bump in the road occurs, it is easy to work around it when you have a plan.
All Financial Secretaries, please be sure to check and update the information in the Il Leone. That is the information used by our members to reach out to you. Be sure to check the meeting information and update to Debbie Ure @ email@example.com and Andy
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We are now approaching OSDIA’s 118th year! WOW! How proud we are of the accomplishments and success of so many wonderful years of being one of the oldest fraternal organizations. We could not have moved forward without the tireless work of volunteers’ members, state, and national officers as we move into 2023. Over the last several months, we’ve been navigating the “new normal” as our world and lodges begin to slowly re-open and re-gather. During this transitional period, we’ve remained dedicated to the Order, preserving our Italian Heritage, Italian Culture & Language.
Technology is both an opportunity and
To My Sisters & Brothers of OSDIA,
First, I would like to apologize because I did not have my monthly article in the Il Leone last month. Covid finally found me in December. I was lucky that I did not catch it in the beginning of the month, because I wanted to help move the Grand Lodge to Sacramento. Speaking of that, we were able to locate a temporary office space plus a large storage building in the Sacramento area, so now we are just looking for a great place to permanently base our Grand Lodge.
On January 19th, I went to the Roseville
Since we are now putting footprints on the moon, the sky is not our limit.
Last month (January) we took a time out from our meetings. …Reminder: Our meetings are now on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM at Luna’s, on Pollasky Ave. in Clovis.
United Lodges of the Central
“Beating A Dead Horse”
“Preaching to the Choir” has the same meaning as “Beating A Dead Horse” without the religious connotation. In essence one is advocating something to people who already share one’s convictions. The opposite is “Preaching to the pews” which is what Roma Lodge delegates feel like they have been doing at recent Grand Lodge conventions.
Since 2019 Roma Lodge has submitted bylaw changes at the Grand Lodge convention to reduce the number of delegates to one or
Once again, the members of the Hanford Lodge were treated to a very delicious polenta and stew dinner prepared by the members of the Leoni and Nardini families. Debbie Nardini, Mycaela
Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
Grand Lodge of California
P. O. Box 2467
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (415) 586-1316