Newsletter: AMICI D' ITALIA VOCE Brothers and sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE AMICI D' ITALIA VOCE May/June, vol. 3, issue 5 We are all very close to the end of our quarantine, so now your executive committee is in the process of reorganizing our agenda and schedule of events. There have been a few changes to our organization, but we are all excited about renewing our monthly Sons of Italy activities. So we will have our general meeting on June 19th at 6:30 P.M in our new meeting facility. This is our first meeting at our new home, so we will be trying out the new digs to see if it's the ”right fit”. Our new meeting location is in the meeting hall of Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church, 7860 Southside Blvd. Jacksonville 32256. The meeting hall is around back and there is plenty of parking. * Robert “Bob” Santare It is with great sadness that we mention the death of Robert “Bob” Santare. Bob was active in the Sons and Daughters of Italy for many, many years. Bob previously served as our lodge President, Vice President and most recently our Treasurer. Bob was well known and loved for his kindness, generosity, friendly good nature, and his piety. He will be sorely missed. * Happy Birthday This month we are going to be playing catch up and also jumping ahead a month. We are covering the birthdays for the months of May, June and July in this issue (since we don't meet in July). So we have 6 birthdays to celebrate. * Our birthday members are Mary Wright (May 8), Maria Gregorio (May 21), Mo Cooper (June 6), Joan Pickett (July 8), Hank Pelz (July 12), and Nino Struzzi (July 14). Happy Birthday Mary, Maria and Mo! I hope you had the best birthday ever! Happy Birthday Hank, Joannie and Nino! We hope you have the best birthday ever! * Scholarship Luncheon Because of the pandemic, we were unable to schedule our annual Scholarship Dinner. In lieu of our Scholarship Dinner, we have scheduled a Scholarship Luncheon. We will meet our scholarship recipient Jade Hannan and her family on Thursday June 11 at 11:30 A.M. at Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant, St. John's Town Center 10367 Mid-Town Parkway Jacksonville 32246. As mentioned in the previous email that was sent sent out, we have a table for 12 and each member is responsible for paying for his or her own lunch. *Old Business/New Business There is no restaurant night scheduled for the Month of June. *The Good of the Order Please remember in your prayers for the repose of the soul of Bob Santare Please continue to remember in your prayers Kay Winter, Paula Stover and Bob DiFiglio (Christine Braddock's brother) . Also say a little prayer for each of our members.