The smoke seems to have cleared for most of us. I hope your skies are clear. Since I last wrote you, there have been several Zoom calls with National. All were interesting but one was very interesting. All the National Committee Chairs were on this Zoom. Our National President Robert Bianchi told us what he expected in the way of action and reporting. He also told us to feel free to reach out to other committee chairs for assistance with activities.
I was impressed with this idea of sharing assistance with each other. We certainly can do this on a Grand Lodge or Local Lodge level. If our committee has a project they are working on and find themselves in need of help from a technology or membership committee, they should feel free to reach out. The best chance we have for continued success is
I will be including in brief some information regarding Membership & Leadership in my article each month “Back to the Basics”: simple ideas to keep members engaged in Retention and Recruiting members.
For some members of our Order, recruiting is the easy part. Membership retention, however, is sometimes the most difficult and important. It’s great that you got those members in the door, but how do you make them stay?
The Lodges have learned that former members
I have received some feedback that my previous picture did not emphasize my good looks so I hope everyone enjoys my high school graduation picture.
With this month celebrating Columbus Day, I am excited about all the activities happening around Northern California. From San Francisco to Redding, celebrations are happening everywhere. Our dear friend and brother Tony Ricevuto is doing a tremendous job on detouring the Anti Christopher Columbus attacks. I ask people all the time to name two of the most incredible events
Roma Lodge #1573 officially started meeting again at the September meeting. Although, the lodge has met informally since May-2021 members decided it was time to start meeting in an official capacity in September. Nearly 60 members were on hand to share a delicious dinner of pizza and chicken wings. During the business section of the meeting the group started the planning process for the upcoming Columbus Day celebration in October, scheduling fundraisers and annual holiday events.
The Tulare City Council and Mayor Dennis A. Mederos
Lodge 1413 is excited and honored to be participating in the dedication of the Harry Crabb Park in Roseville on September 18, 2021. Our lodge will be giving instruction on how to play bocce ball along with demonstrations. This will help keep the age-old tradition of this wonderful game alive.
We would like to give special mention
The Hanford Lodge #1543 is offering its customers a spaghetti/meatball dinner and sauce on October 24,2021 to be held at the Hanford Fraternal Hall. Take out (drive-thru) only from 12 noon until 3 p.m. This is the first activity to be held by the group since October 2020. The Lodge is hoping to resume business as usual in the coming months.
Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
Grand Lodge of California
P. O. Box 2467
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (415) 586-1316