Our April Dinner Dance was our Queens Coronation. We had the pleasure to crown our new queen Jaden Gonzales, she is a beautiful queen and what was also so enjoyable we had 8 past queens - Louise Pampuro, Lori Scalabrini Blackwell, Francesca Grimes Dennis, Mary Grace Teramo Grammatico, Lisa Vaona-Case, Gilma Vaona, Britany Garnica, Nicole Vaona and our outgoing queen Marissa Lavezzari were present at our wonderful coronation. Jaden's aunt Linda Enneman was in attendance with a few of her family members. Each of our queens had their families also in attendance. Thank you to Anaheim Lodge
William Arcangelo Bacigalupi
Jan. 13, 1938 - June 21, 2023
William "Bill" Arcangelo Bacigalupi, a cherished member of the Order Son's and Daughter's of Italy in America, Napa Lodge #2043 since Oct 1, 1974, peacefully passed away in his sleep on June 21, 2023, following a recent cancer diagnosis. A respected businessman in the waste industry for 65 years, Bill was a devoted husband, beloved stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather, and treasured friend. Born in Napa in 1938, he served in the US Navy before joining his grandfather's business, Napa Garbage Service. Bill's leadership
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
At convention this past June our delegation was able to learn first hand about the database program National is providing (imembersdb) to all of the Grand Lodges and Filial Lodges across the United States. We had Patrick Longano, CRO from imembersdb and Shayla Kaestle, Managing Director at OSDIA National join
Italian American heritage night at the Humboldt Crabs baseball game on June 30th resulted in an exciting Crabs come from behind victory over the NorCal Warriors and a lot of fun for Sons and Daughters of Italy members in attendance.
Lora and Joel Canzoneri did an excellent job directing our crew of volunteers to decorate the stadium.
Gina Luzzi organized a selection of Italian music
Hello from Redding,
Summer is here and we are usually pretty quiet at Shasta Lodge. However, plans are in the works for a drive-thru spaghetti dinner as part of our “Raise the Roof” program. The Redding Grange our landlords, and Shasta Lodge, need to put a new roof on the building and the cost is extremely high. During the next year we will be having some fundraisers that will go toward the cost of the new roof. For any of you hunters out there, the Redding Grange is having a gun raffle on August 19th. The tickets are $20 each and there will only be
Memorable…Heartwarming….Amazing….and those are only a few of the adjectives that pertain to the Scholarship Presentation Dinner held on Sunday, June 4, 2023. The evening opened with a Welcome given by Virgilio President Ray Bini. Pledge of Allegiance lead by VP Tony Intintoli. Invocation offered by Past State President John Costa. Past scholarship recipients Melody and Violet Sparks sung an incredible a cappella rendition of the National Anthem. Assisting in serving the spaghetti & meatball dinner were two additional past scholarship recipients Crissy Bini and Cody Tarantino.
This year’s recipients included: Kelly Harms from Benicia High school receiving the Virgilio and Beatrice Portinari scholarship and was handed her certificate by Ray & Pamela Bini. Ava I. Nichols from Dixon’s Chesterton Academy received the Veronica Tarantino
Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
Grand Lodge of California
P. O. Box 2467
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (415) 586-1316