Vittoria Lodge December 2016 Newsletter

Next Men’s Meeting December 18th, 2PM

Next Trustees Meeting December 18th, 1PM 

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. Also, the bocce ball court is available for play; Need to bring your own bocce ball set.  There is a fire pit for your enjoyment. 


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


You can mail your membership dues check to Squire Hutcheson at 109 NE Ewing Street, Grimes, Iowa 50111.  Squire can be reached at 515-577-4283 if you have any questions.  Dues not paid by April 1 will be considered past due and suspended from benefits until dues are current. 

HAPPY DECEMBER BIRTHDAY WISHES TO OUR MEMBERS: Robert Danti, Barry Romitti, Michael Ryner Jr., Wayne Yori, Joseph Vignaroli, Eric Bryan, Mario Tumea, Rick Isolini, William Magnani, Loren Bowers and John Vacco.  Buon Compleanno! 


December 11th – Christmas Party

December 18th – Men’s Meeting

January 15th – Men’s Meeting

February 19th – Men’s Meeting

March 12th – Cavatelli Dinner

Vittoria Lodge Auxiliary December 2016 Newsletter


Next Meeting:  Saturday January 14th – 3:30pm


This year’s party will be held on December 11th at 1:00pm.  We enjoyed the Italian Dancers so much last year we have asked them to perform again this year at 1:15 p.m. followed by Santa Claus at 2:15pm.  We will have activities/coloring, cookie decorating and a cake walk.  We will also have beverages for everyone.  This event is open to lodge and auxiliary members, widows, and their families.  Santa will have gifts for children ages 0 – 10.  Please bring along donations of cookies, cakes, etc… for the cake walk so we have enough for each child to win at least once.  As always we will be collecting items for the local food pantry so please bring what you can spare. PLEASE NOTE – WE WILL NOT BE TAKING PICTURES WITH SANTA THIS YEAR – we will provide you enough time and space so you can take them on your own devices. In case of inclement weather that day please get a hold of Mary Steele at 515-201-1680 to make sure event will take place.


What a successful event we had this year.  So many members, friends and family showed up to support the vendors as well as our Bake Sale and Cavatelli dinner.  Thank you to everyone who donated treats, set up, took down, cooked, cleaned, and everything in between – we couldn’t have done it without your support.  SAVE THE DATE – NOVEMBER 4, 2017!!!


What a wonderful turnout we had to remember those we lost this past year – so many amazing members passed this year and it was heartwarming to see everyone show up to honor them.  Thank you to Fran Stefani for lining everything up, Tina Battani & Mary Steele for setting up refreshments, and Kathy & Bob Lickteig for the readings and leading the singing.


Please plan to join us Saturday January 14th at 5:00pm for a Ravioli class taught by Rose Russo.  She will provide all of the ingredients to make and take home 50 raviolis each.  Cost is $20 and includes appetizers.  Lodge bar will be open. Feel free to bring your own beverages (beer/wine), rolling pin and containers to carry home your ravioli.  If you want to take home more than 50, cost will be $10 for each additional 50.  Please get in touch with Rose Russo at 515-371-9260 to RSVP – she will need to know what type of filling you want to use, amount you want to make and will provide you with pre-payment details. (Snow date for this event will be January 28th)

JANUARY MEETING DATE has been changed to Saturday January 14th at 3:30pm

NEW MEMBERS – we are excited to announce Jamie Bowers as a newest member.  Welcome Jamie!

NEW BABIES/THANK YOU Caroline was born October 18th – she is the great granddaughter of Donna Bulgarelli and granddaughter of Deb Fleishman.  Also, we would like to thank Deb for donating first aid items to have on hand at the lodge!!!

SINCERE SYMPATHY to Tina Battani and family – she lost her sister who was a former lodge member.


Lisa Smith (Dec 1th), Norma Fousek (Dec 4th), Fran Steffani (Dec 4th), Tiffany Casey (Dec 11th), Lupe Babcock (Dec 12th), Cassandra Haller (Dec 19th), Julie Seamands (Dec 20th), Jen Medici (Dec 24th), Angel Grubb (Dec 27th), Tina Battani (Dec 29th), Ronda Gentosi (Dec 31th), Tina Johnson (Dec 31th), Jessica Forneris


December 11th – Christmas Party 12:00pm

January 14th – Meeting 3:30pm

January 14th – Ravioli Class 5:00pm

February 19th – Meeting at 1:00pm

2011 Annual Dinner Photos

The Vittoria Lodge held its annual dinner on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at the lodge hall.  A delicious meal catered by The Radish in Grimes was served.  The meal was followed by a program which included a review of the successful year by lodge president Jim Forneris and auxiliary president Julie Jennings.

Photos of this year’s event can be viewed in the Vittoria Lodge Photo Albums.

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