Greetings from Petaluma!
With all the time we have during this Pandemic, I have had a lot of great things to think about. I think about all our dear members who have passed on, how hard they worked to make the Lodge the success that it has been and is. I think about Leo Lavio, Louis Vicino, John Del Prete, Leonard and Tula Bologna, Vito and Jenny Bologna, the Spagnolas and so many others who helped in so many ways. There are more, but I cannot at this time think of their names. So please forgive me if I left out your names.
I spoke to President Ernie and he said that we have a new location for dinner/ meetings in the future when this stay at home order is ono longer needed. It will be at 5900 Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park. The hall is the club house of the El Rancho Grande Modular Home Park.
There isn’t much more than that at this time except to stay safe. By the time you read this article, the Christmas Holiday will be over. I hope everyone had a lovely holiday with your family, even tho long distance, and that it was filled with lots of love.
At this time I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year, one filled with happiness, joy and peace for all of us May this vaccine save lives and end this horrible pandemic. May we all be back to normal soon.
Get well wishes to anyone who is ill. It is with sadness that our beautiful Father Michael Raimondi passed away and our outstanding member Arturo Ibletto also has passed on. Say a prayer for them and anyone else who has passed away.
Our thanks to our President Ernie, all his Board Officers and Committee Members for all their hard work for the Lodge. They have done an excellent job and should be thanked for it.
At this time, I would like to tell you that due to my health I must discontinue writing the article for Il Leone. I have enjoyed every bit of it and will miss doing it. I thank you, the members, for your kindness to me. Ernie has to find someone to do the article, so if you are interested call him and let him know.
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all who are celebrating.
Before I end my article, I want to remind everyone to be kind and respectful to one another, share your friendship with new members and welcome them into the Lodge. Ernie told me we were getting four new members.
Pray for our service people, the homeless, victims of crimes, our Country and the World. Enjoy all the beauty in life that God gives us. Enjoy our members and hopefully we will be the world that we were once again.
Be nice to someone, you will always get it back in return.
Love to all and a very Happy New Year!
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