I would like to introduce myself as the new Chairperson of the Royal Pageant. I am Pamela Ricci, President of the Cristoforo Colombo Lodge #1534 in Reno Nevada. I know many of you from past conventions especially our last one we held live here at the Atlantis Resort. I hope I can count on your support for these next couple of years while keep the tradition of making this a wonderful experience for our youth.
I want to thank President Barbara for appointing me as chairperson of this important committee, but I can’t do it alone. It will be very difficult to follow in Eva Lavezzari’s footsteps who has been head of this committee for the past 6 years. Eva helped many young people have a wonderful experience as part of the Royal Court and of course as Queen of the Grand Lodge; we say Mille Grazie Eva and don’t think your job is done!
We had a successful and informative meeting this summer and I hope this core committee will continue on with me. One of the best additions is to have a couple of our past queen’s input and overseeing the social media part of the committee to get more young people interested and aware of our Order. Thank you, Mary Lucido and Brianna Simon, for stepping up!
The committee took into consideration several recommendations from the Roma Lodge and decided it would be best not to make any changes at this time. There are two recommendations that the committee put forward to the Grand Council for approval at the September meeting so there will be more news to come next month once a decision has been made.
I am hoping that all the Filial Lodges with eligible youth will come forward with a candidate for the Pageant in 2022. Remember this can be a fundraiser for your Lodge too.
In closing I am excited for this year, let it be a great coming out from the last two years we have had to stay away from enjoying the personal touch of our fellow members. Feel free to send me a note if you are interested in being part of this committee as I feel it is the youth of our Order that is the future of the Grand Lodge of California. My email is Pam@Riccihomes.com.
Grazie and Ciao,
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