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Message From the State President

Barbara Wisniewski

  • 30 September 2021
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Message From the State President

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

News from the Central

Pauline Richmond State First Vice President

  • 30 September 2021
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News from the Central

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

News from the North

Louis Lodi State Third Vice President

  • 30 September 2021
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News from the North

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

Dolly Sinatra Lodge #2400

by Andy Casey

  • 30 September 2021
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GOLFERS!!! GOLFERS!!! THE BIG TOURNEY IS 11/15/21!!!

OUR BIG TOURNAMENT IS DAYS AWAY, AND WE’RE HOPING YOU’LL BE THERE! THE PROFITS GO TO YOUR WESTERN FEDERATION! OUR TOURNAMENT IS YOUR TOURNAMENT, AS THE SECOND ANNUAL DOLLY SINATRA IS AN “OPEN TOURNEY MEANING, PLAYERS FROM ALL THE LODGES ARE WELCOMED!

So put a team together, come by yourself,

Message From the State President

State President Barbara Wisniewski

  • 15 September 2021
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Message From the State President

I hope you are all staying cool and smoke free. Ken and I have missed many Reno Aces games because of the unhealthy air. We are hoping to get to the rest before the season is over.

Ken and I visited the Gold Country Lodge #2705 to celebrate their 25th Anniversary, with President Jim Silveira, First Lady Barbara and so many of their officers and members. The food and company were wonderful.

I want to remind everyone that, as President, I would like

News from the Central

Pauline Richmond State First Vice President

  • 15 September 2021
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News from the Central

Dear Brothers and Sisters.

Hoping you are all well and safe. It has been a challenging year, but we have continued with satisfactory progress despite the difficulties.

We had our State Grand Convention, and installation of state officers. Lodges are back to holding their monthly meetings and planning lodge social events.

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic some good has come out of it with all the technology we had to learn to get thru this world crisis!

I am happy to announce that I am a National Delegate for the term 2021 – 2023 and will be attending the National convention in Tampa, Fl. in October 2021.

National Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Past National President Joseph Sciame and committee members asked the delegates to attend on Saturday, July 17, 2021, a tutorial meeting at 11:00 am giving detailed

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