Newsletter: AMICI D' ITALIA VOCE Brothers and sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE AMICI D' ITALIA VOCE April, vol. 3, issue 4 This will be a much shorter “Amici” than usual because of the current state of emergency in place. It with a great deal of sadness that we watch events unfold in our nation. This is like any crisis that our nation has faced in years past. We are strong and resilient and we will respond to this threat. Most importantly, we must look after ourselves as individuals. Many of us live alone and it's always nice to talk with friends. So give a call to fellow lodge member just to check on their welfare and see how they are doing. Of course, there is no accompanying calendar for obvious reasons. In spite of our current quarantine, it is a great time to catch up on all the trivial and unimportant tasks that you have postponed for the last fifteen years. There are all the interesting books you purchased with the intent of reading immediately that are still resting on the shelf with the sales slip still in them. You can also make that recipe for Russian Lake Baikal cake with faux caviar frosting you clipped out of the local paper that you just haven't gotten around to making. Lastly, be sure and exercise caution if you find it necessary to venture out of your home. Minimize your contact with other people and the amount of time you spend out of your safe zone. We all realize it's an inconvenience to mask and put on gloves, but it may safe your life. Happy Birthday This month we still have two OSDIA member birthdays to celebrate. Our birthday celebrants are Joe Pecorella (Apr 4th) and the irrepressible Margie Rimmer (Apr 29th). Happy Birthday to Joe and Margie! I'm sure this is a birthday year you'll never forget. Old Business and New Business : As you already know, all of activities are canceled and with a little bit of luck and a prayer we can resume activities in May. So there will be no general meeting for the month of April nor will there be any OSDIA Restaurant Night since all restaurants are closed for dining in. For those of you that paid for your attendance at our Dog Track outing, Dominick Sorrentino has a refund for you. The Good of the Order Please remember in your prayers Bob Santare, Kay Winter, Paula Stover and Christine Braddock's brother. Also say a little prayer for each of our members; pray that we remain out of harms way.