Vittoria Lodge May 2018 Newsletter

Next Men’s Meeting April 15th, 2PM 

LODGE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Children and grandchildren of Vittoria Lodge members are eligible for college scholarships.  The lodge will be awarding ten, $500 scholarships this year. Applications need to be completely filled out and submitted to Vittoria Lodge, P.O. Box 1212, Ankeny, IA 50021-0975. Deadline is June 1st.  Scholarships will be awarded at the June Dinner.

LODGE CLEAN-UP: Sunday May 20th is lodge clean-up day.  We will get started at 8:00am.  Lunch will be provided.  Monthly meeting will follow at 2:00 pm.  Please come and help keep our lodge and property clean and well taken care of.

NEW SOCIAL TIME: Starting April 19th, a social for lodge members will be held on the Thursday following the monthly lodge meeting.  The social will be at the lodge from 5-7.  Please come and share fellowship with other lodge members.  Refreshments will be available in the bar. Hope to see you there!

FESTIVAL:  Anyone interested in volunteering for the festival this year, please contact Jim Blasco, 515-252-8705.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

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 squire@squireweb.net.

HAPPY MAY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO OUR MEMBERS:

Kenneth Cruchelow, Amedeo Rossi, Michael Fontana, Aldo Lombardi, Michael Gentosi, Anthony Medici, Squire Hutcheson, Giovanni Leo, Dana Bertogli, Douglas Stefani, Dennis Carzoli, Robert Stefani, Derek Blatt, Joe Tumea, Jerry Battani, Danny Carzoli and David Ballantini  Buon Compleanno! 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

May 20th – Lodge Clean-up day

May 20th – May Meeting

June 10th – Lodge Dinner

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Vittoria Lodge Auxiliary May 2018 Newsletter

MAY MEETING

This will be our last meeting before our summer break.  June dinner plans will be finalized.  Special refreshments will be served.

MEMBERSHIP DUES 

There are still quite a few members who have not paid their dues.  You will not be allowed to attend the June Dinner if dues are not paid.  Any questions regarding payment please call Julie Jennings at 515-270-6526.

JUNE DINNER 

Our annual dinner will be held June 10th at 12:00 noon.  Married auxiliary and lodge members may bring their spouse.  Single members may bring a guest.  If you would like to bring additional guests, the cost will be $25 and payable at the door.  Your dues must be in good standing before making your reservation.  Reservations are due by June 1stNO EXCEPTIONS.  Please make your reservations by June 1st by calling Mary Steele at 515-201-1680.

REQUEST FOR PICTURES

We would like to put together a slide show for the June Dinner highlighting pictures from prior Dinners, Christmas parties, Picnics on the hill, Bocce Ball or any events at the lodge.  If you would be willing to share your pictures please get a hold of Joy Thompson at 515-988-8147 or email them to joy_thompson@yahoo.com or bring them to the May meeting.  Joy will return all pictures once they are scanned.  If enough photos aren’t received we will scan in what is received and continue to work on this project for future dinners.

SCHOLARSHIPS 

The Lodge and the Auxiliary will award scholarships at the June dinner.  Any member, son, daughter, and/or grandchild of a Lodge or an Auxiliary member who will be attending a college, community college, or trade school are eligible to apply.  Please see application at the end of our news section.  Copies may be made if you have more than one applicant.

Please include a picture of the applicant with your submission with applicant’s name noted on the backside.  

Applications can be mailed to:  Vittoria Lodge, P.O. Box 1212, Ankeny, IA 50021-0975 

ABSOLUTE DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2018.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE JUNE DINNER.  

LADIES NIGHT

We will hold a ladies night, 6:00pm on June 8th at the Shelter.  Bring a snack to share and your favorite beverage.  If the weather doesn’t cooperate we will need to cancel the event as the hall isn’t available that night.  Mary Steele will send out a text by 4pm if event is cancelled.

LINENS & CENTERPIECES

If you will be using the Lodge for a wedding or special occasion don’t forget that the auxiliary has table linens and centerpieces available.  The centerpieces will be on display at the June Dinner.  We make these available for use on premises in return for a donation to the auxiliary 

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS IN MAY 

Toni Roemerman (3rd), Linda Robinson (5th), Susan Battani (7th), Nicole Casey (9th), Rita DeZorzi (9th), Lesa Blasco (11th), Donna Bulgarelli (18th), Carolyn Dale (18th), Catherine Rossi (18th ),Kim Ohm (18th), Bona Rossi (22nd), Isolena Biondi (26th), Virginia Strauss (30th) 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 

May 20th – Meeting – 2:00 pm

June 8th – Ladies Night – Shelter – 6:00 pm

June 10th – Annual Dinner at Noon

August 26th – Corn Feed

November 3rd – Craft Fair

November 4th – Memorial Mass

December 9th – Christmas Party

DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2018 – Please submit a photo with application (please include applicants name on the backside)

NOTE:  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE JUNE DINNER

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.

Here is a slideshow preview:

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