Vittoria Lodge September 2016 Newsletter

Next Men’s Meeting September 18th, 2PM

Next Trustees Meeting September 18th 1PM 

EXPRESSION OF SYMPATHY:  The Lodge would like to express its sincere condolences to the Aldo Bulgarelli Family on the passing of our dear Lodge member, Aldo Bulgarelli.  Aldo was an officer, active volunteer and he will be missed by the Lodge. Fratello di addio. 

CORN FEED/FAMILY PICNIC:  The Lodge hosted a corn feed/family picnic on August 28 on the grounds behind the lodge building.   Brats, hot dogs and sweet corn was provided by the lodge.  The weather was ideal and we had over 50 attend the event who shared in the fellowship.

SEPTEMBER MEETING/POLENTA PARTY:  After our September meeting we will host a polenta party.   The Lodge will provide polenta; All you need to bring is your favorite polenta topping to share.  

BOCCE LEAGUE:  We will start playing bocce again at our September meeting date.  Play begins at 1PM on meeting days and play resumes after our meetings.

SHELTER:  The shelter area is available to Lodge & Auxiliary Members and their families for picnics and other social gatherings.  Contact AJ Forneris at 515-971-6711 to reserve the shelter area. 

ORDERING LODGE APPAREL

Squire Hutcheson has made arrangements with Adventure in Advertising offering Lodge & Auxiliary Members through a secure website to purchase apparel (polo, T-shirts) with the Lodge logo on it.  To obtain a user ID or for more information please contact Squire at 515-577-4283 or email him at squire@squireweb.net.

HAPPY SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY WISHES TO OUR MEMBERS: Mark Campbell, Dominic Berardi, David Steele, Jeremy Brooks, Michael Brooks, Alex Battani, Steven Walker, Frank Stefani, Mark Gibbons, Brian Rodenkirk, Mario Medici, Ken Magnani, John Romitti, James Romanco.  Buon Compleanno! 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

September 18th – Men & Auxiliary Meetings followed by Polenta Party

October 9th – Columbus Day Dinner at Vittoria Lodge Doors open at 5PM Dinner at       5:30PM

October 16th – Men & Auxiliary Meetings

November 6th – Memorial Mass at 9AM

November 20th – Men & Auxiliary Meetings

Vittoria Lodge Auxiliary September 2016 Newsletter

Next Meeting:  September 18th at 2:00pm

SEPTEMBER MEETING/POLENTA PARTY 

Please plan to attend our September meeting to find out all the exciting things the Auxiliary will be doing the last few months of the year.  Another reason to attend would be to enjoy Polenta and the various “go withs” and desserts.  Polenta will be served immediately after the men’s and women’s meetings. Hope to see you all on September 18th at 2pm.

CHRISTMAS AT THE LODGE 

Save the Date – November 5th – plan to join us for our annual Craft, Vendor and Bake Sale.  No charge to attend and all the proceeds from the Bake Sale go directly to the auxiliary to fund our annual scholarships.  We will also be serving “Cavatelli To Go” so come hungry.

We request that any auxiliary and lodge members, who can, donate items for the Bake Sale – cookies, cakes, pies, brownies, snack mix, you name it we will sell.

We are still looking for a few Vendors & Crafters – please contact Lisa at 515-240-5346 or lisa@paper-systems.com if you are interested.

SYMPATHY – sending our thoughts and prayers to Donna, Lesa Blasco, Deb Fleishman and family on the loss of Aldo Bulgarelli.  We will all truly miss him.

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS IN SEPTEMBER 
Diana Evans (Sep20th), Mary Tonini (Sep 20th), Maria Campbell (Sep 22th), Jennifer Field (Sep 27th), Donna Ballantini (Sep 28th), Rose  Chiodo

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

September 18th – Meeting 2:00pm followed by Polenta Party

October 9th – Columbus Day Dinner

November 5th – Christmas at the Lodge Craft Sale

November 6th – Memorial Mass at 9:00am

December 11th – Christmas Party

Vittoria Lodge July 2016 Newsletter

Next Men’s Meeting September 18th, 2PM

NEW MEMBERS:  Please welcome our recently sworn in members to the Lodge: Robert Chiappano Jr., Ankeny and Roger Fiori, Grimes.

JUNE DINNER:  We had over 200 people at our annual dinner.  Thank you to Sorriso Grille for providing the food.  A big thank you to the Women’s Auxiliary for providing the table decorations and to everyone who helped set up the hall for the dinner.

LODGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:  Jessica Battani, Jonathan Caracci, Conner Clarken, Francesca Eckstrom, Analese Marie Hauber, Samantha Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Bailey Meade, Tyler Schamel, Marissa Signor, and Emily Lynn Stefani.

AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: Cole Patton, Hannah Van Houten, Nathan Seamands, and Haley Feener.

BOCCE LEAGUE:  We will start playing bocce again at our September meeting date.  Play begins at 1PM on meeting days and play resumes after our meetings.

COAL MINER EXHIBIT AT FESTIVAL:  The Lodge needs volunteers to host the coal miner’s exhibit inside Heritage Hall (Pappajohn Center has air conditioning) during the Festival.  Contact Jim Tazzioli at 515-249-8299 to reserve a time slot.

SHELTER:  The shelter area is available to Lodge & Auxiliary Members and their families for picnics and other social gatherings.  Contact AJ Forneris at 515-971-6711 to reserve the shelter area. 

ORDERING LODGE APPAREL

Squire Hutcheson has made arrangements with Adventure in Advertising offering Lodge & Auxiliary Members through a secure website to purchase apparel (polo, T-shirts) with the Lodge logo on it.  To obtain a user ID or for more information please contact Squire at 515-577-4283 or email him at squire@squireweb.net.

HAPPY JULY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO OUR MEMBERS: Monsignor Frank Chiodo, Jim Blasco, John Rossi, Charles Van Houten, Frank Forneris, Randy Stefani, Justin Stefani, Steven Righi, Richard Stefani, Mike Van Houten, Eugenio Fugaccia, Edward Palandri, Phillip Pezzetti, Michael Lucente, Jeffrey Jennings, Orlando Vivone, Larry Lassiter, Jay Joens, Angelo Vignaroli, James Hamm, Roscoe Vacco Jr., and Neal Prati.  Buon Compleanno! 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

July 29th & 30th – Italian American Heritage Festival Western Gateway Park   Downtown Des Moines

August 28th – Annual Family Picnic/Corn Feed at the Lodge Shelter Noon

September 18th – Men & Auxiliary Meetings

October 9th – Columbus Day Dinner

Vittoria Lodge Auxiliary July 2016 Newsletter

No Meetings July or August – Next Meeting:  September 18th  

JUNE DINNER

We had one of the largest turnouts in the last few years for our annual June dinner.  Thank you to Melinda and the staff at Sorriso Grille for providing the food.  Once again Joy Thompson knocked it out of the park with her centerpieces.  A big thank you to everyone who came and helped set up the hall.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Every year the Lodge and Auxiliary honored to be able to award scholarships to our members, their children and grandchildren.  Proceeds from many events held throughout the year enable us to continue this tradition.

Recipients of the Auxiliary scholarships:  Cole Patton, Hannah Van Houten, Nathan Seamands, and Haley Feener.

Recipients of the Lodge scholarships:  Jessica Battani, Jonathan Caracci, Conner Clarken, Francesca Eckstrom, Analese Marie Hauber, Samantha Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Bailey Meade, Tyler Schamel, Marissa Signor, and Emily Lynn Stefani.

We wish each and every one of you success!

ANNUAL CORN FEED/PICNIC 

Our annual corn feed/picnic will be held August 28th at 12:00p.m.  The lodge will provide brats, hot dogs, and corn.  Please bring a dish to share with others.  Mark your calendars to come out and enjoy good food, good company and check out the new shelter area.

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS IN JULY 
Toni Dickey (July 6th), Jean Miller (July 7th), Sheri Partington (July 23th) Gloria Reese (July 23th), Mary Elwell-Steele (July 25th), Josephine Lenzini (July 25th), Mary Ann Medici (July 28th), LeNora Coe (July 29th), Mary Auerbach, Marie Blatt, Melissa Joens

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

August 28th – Corn Feed at 12:00pm

September 18th – Meeting 2:00pm followed by Polenta Party

October 9th – Columbus Day Dinner

November 5th – Christmas at the Lodge Craft Sale

November 6th – Memorial Mass at 9:00am

December 11th – Christmas Party