AMICI D' ITALIA
August, vol. 2 issue 7
Brothers and Sisters, our sabbatical is
over and we are preparing for our August meeting. The long hot summer is coming
to a close and there is the very faint whisper of Autumn in the wind. Our
general meeting this month will be at the Five Star Veterans Center on August
17th at 6:45pm. Our dinner will consist of Fried chicken, macaroni
salad and coleslaw.
OSDIA 2019 State Convention
The State Lodge of the Order of the Sons
and Daughters of Italy in America held its 34th biennial convention
June 26th through 30th in Deerfield Beach, Florida at the Double
Tree Hotel. Our new State President for the next two years is Anthony “Tony”
Cianciotta. Our delegates were involved in discussing and voting on the
important issues concerning our organization. One of the most important issues
facing OSDIA is member recruitment and retention. This is a concern to many of
our lodges throughout the state.
Another matter of importance is the
continued celebration of Columbus Day as a national holiday. The National Lodge
is currently forming a partnership with two other Italian American
organizations to lobby and if necessary bring this issue into the court of law.
Those of you who would like to make a financial donation to this worthy cause,
please see me after the general meeting.
Since conventions are known not only for
work but also play, there was plenty of time to socialize with the membership
of other lodges. The dining and entertainment was excellent and confirmed the
reputation of “the Gold Coast” as Florida's center of the good life.
The year of 2019 is quickly coming to a
close and soon it will be time to elect a new executive board. The new board
elections will take place in February 2020 and there will be vacancies. Now is
the time to consider how you might contribute to the welfare of our lodge by
becoming an officer.
This month we are celebrating the birthdays
of our Region 5 State Trustee Mark Gregorio (Aug. 5th), Cheryl
Callavini (Aug. 12th), Joe Scavone (Aug. 13th), and
Gloria Wnorowski (Aug. 25th).
The Amici d' Italia
Your executive board discussed in detail
the chance for us to take a “sunset cruise” for the cost of twenty dollars plus
tax. We tentatively scheduled a date of either the 30th or 31st of August, but I
would like to set this aside and think about it a little more. At the general
meeting, I will ask for the names of members who might be interested in this
Restaurant night will be on Thursday Aug.
29th at 6:30pm at Matt's Italian Restaurant in Cobblestone Crossing,
2771 Monument Rd. Jacksonville 32225.
The Good of The
Please pray for the repose of the souls of
our deceased members and the needs of our current members. If any member has
knowledge of a member who needs assistance please contact Tim Wright.