Vittoria Lodge March 2017 Newsletter

Next Men’s Meeting March 19th, 2PM 

CAVATELLI DINNER:  Don’t forget to mark on your calendar the Lodge’s Annual Cavatelli Dinner to be held at the Lodge Hall on March 12th from 11AM until 4PM.  Contact AJ Forneris at 515-971-6711 to volunteer in the kitchen, dishwashing or help with serving the dinner.   Also, the Auxiliary will hold their annual bake sale during the dinner serving up some yummy treats!   All the proceeds earned will go towards the Lodge’s Scholarship Fund.  So come out that day, enjoy some great fellowship and support a great cause!

MEMBERSHIP DUES:  Dues notices were mailed out in December and are now due.  You can mail your 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. 

SHELTER:  The shelter area is available to Lodge & Auxiliary Members and their families for picnics and other social gatherings.   Remember to contact AJ Forneris at 515-971-6711 to reserve the shelter area.  Also, the bocce ball court is available for play and there is a fire pit for your enjoyment.  

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

HAPPY MARCH BIRTHDAY WISHES TO OUR MEMBERS:  Jim Forneris, Bruno Lenzini, Larry Biondi, Ed Green, Dan Battani, John Bertogli, John Cosenza, James Cerfogli, Gary Govi, John Ladurini, Rod Isolini, Roland Bimbi, Alan Magnani, Doriano Rossi, Jim Tazzioli and Aldo Forneris.  Buon Compleanno! 

GET WELL WISHES TO OUR BROTHER David Van Houten is recovering from an accident.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:  The 2017 Lodge Scholarship application can be found here.  Deadline is June 1, 2017.


March 12th – Cavatelli Dinner starting at 11AM
March 19th – March Meeting

April 9th – Men’s April Meeting

May 21st – Clean Up Day & May Meeting

Vittoria Lodge Auxiliary March 2017 Newsletter

Next Meeting: March 19th @ 2:00pm


Our March meeting will be held at 2:00pm on the 19th. We will be discussing caterer for the June Dinner and results of the Cavatelli Bake Sale. If you haven’t paid your 2017 due this is the perfect opportunity


Auxiliary dues for 2017 are now due – $15.00. Checks can be made payable to the Vittoria Lodge Auxiliary. Pay them at the upcoming January meeting or mail them to Julie Jennings at 620 NW 67th Place, Des Moines, IA 50313

Please include any change of address/phone number, your email address and full birth date including year (helps us to keep track of those turning 85). Members over 85 may be eligible for lifetime membership. If you have just turned 85 please get in touch with Julie Jennings at 270-6526 to see if you qualify.

****We will no longer send out the membership cards and receipts unless you specifically ask to receive one. In addition, if you want a copy of our portion or the newsletter or meeting minutes sent to you please note this with your payment.****


Our annual bake sale will be March 12th. Please plan to donate baked goods, cookies, pies, cakes, etc to sell – all the money earned goes to support our Scholarship Fund. Items can be dropped off Saturday March 11th between 1:00 and 3:00pm or the morning of the Cavatelli Dinner.

We will be meeting at 9:00am on March 4th at the lodge to make Wanda’s to sell at the Bake Sale. All are welcome to join us.

We are also looking for people to man the Bake Sale table on the 12th. Shifts are from 10:30 to 1:30 and 1:30 to 4:00. If you can help, please get in touch with Mary Steele at 201-1680.

GET WELL WISHES to Norma Fousek


Marie Hutcheson (6th), Gracy Kirkman (7th), DeAnne Chambers (9th), Deanna Lenzini (13th), Teri Bridges (15th), Robin Crabtree (16th), Terri Righi-Ryner (25th)

March 4th – Wanda Making 9:00
March 11th – Bake Sale Drop Off 1:00 to 3:00
March 12th – Cavatelli Dinner/Bake Sale
March 19th – Meeting at 2:00
April 9th – Trustee Meeting 1:00; Regular Meeting 2:00