NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
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.
CHRISTMAS AT THE LODGE
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.
BIRTHDAY WISHES TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS DECEMBER
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
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
December 11th – Christmas Party 12:00pm
January 14th – Meeting 3:30pm
January 14th – Ravioli Class 5:00pm
February 19th – Meeting at 1:00pm