Vittoria Lodge April 2017 Newsletter

Next Men’s Meeting April 9th 2PM

Next Trustees Meeting April 9th 12:30PM

Next Joint Meeting of Men and Women Trustees April 9th 1PM

APRIL MEETINGS WILL HELD ON THE SECOND SUNDAY APRIL 9TH 

CAVATELLI DINNER: Thank you to all who attended and a huge thank you goes out to the Men and Women members who volunteer their time to make this fundraiser a huge success.  Grazie Mille!

MEMBERSHIP DUES:  Dues not paid by April 1 will be considered past due and suspended from benefits until dues are current.  Contact Squire Hutcheson at squire@squireweb.net or at 515-577-4283 if you have any questions.  

JUNE DINNER RESERVATION:  Please contact Randy Prati at 515-321-8941 to make a reservation for the June Dinner by June 1st.

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 MARCH BIRTHDAY WISHES TO OUR MEMBERS: Robert Chiappano, Richard Prati, Dustin Stefani, John Casey, Ray Cervetti, Michael Casey, Robert Chesi, Richard Ballantini, Frank Lenzini, Bruno Andreini, Ted Andrini, Brett Stefani, David Stefani, Rick Hutcheson, Robert DeCarlo, Randy Fontanini & Rev. Chris Fontanini Buon Compleanno! 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:  The 2017 Lodge Scholarship application is included in this newsletter with specific instructions.  Deadline is June 1, 2017.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

April 9th – Men’s April Meeting

May 21st – Clean Up Day & May Meeting

June 11th – June Meeting at 10:00AM Dinner at Noon

Vittoria Lodge Auxiliary April 2017 Newsletter

APRIL MEETING

Semi-annual Joint Trustee’s Meeting will be held at 1:00 followed by our regular meeting at 2:00.  If you haven’t paid your dues this would be the perfect opportunity to do so.  We will be finalizing June Dinner plans and holding Nominations of Officers. 

CAVATELLI DINNER & BAKE SALE 

Thank you to everyone who donated their time and talent to this event.  It was another successful dinner for both the men and women.

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.

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, 2017.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE JUNE DINNER.

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS IN APRIL
Alicia Forneris (3th), Amy C. Brown, (4th), Tami Johnson (5th), Lynn Begg (6th),  Lisa Vivone Cruchelow (9th), Donna Patton (11th), Pamela Gioffredi Brooks (14th), Deb Fleischman (21st), Rena Vanni (22th), Delinda Righi (26th) 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 

April 9th – Trustee Meeting 1:00; Regular Meeting 2:00

May 21st – Meeting at 2:00

June 11th – June Dinner 12:00 noon

October 8th – Columbus Day Dinner

November 4th – Craft Fair

November 5th – Memorial Mass

December 10th – Christmas Party

Vittoria Lodge Makes Large Donation to Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa

At the annual Columbus Day Dinner presented by the Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa, President Jim Forneris of the Vittoria Lodge presented a $7,500 donation to the Cultural Center to be used as a payment on the principal of the Cultural Center’s mortgage.

The donation came from the proceeds earned by the Vittoria Lodge’s efforts at this year’s Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa.

In appreciation for their donation, the Cultural Center sent a cake and a letter of thanks to the Vittoria Lodge at their October meeting.

Vittoria Lodge Participates in Viva L’Italia Festival

Members of the Vittoria Lodge contributed many hours of volunteer work in the planning and execution of this year’s Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa.  The women of the auxilliary also worked in the  Vittoria Lodge food booth selling biscotti, guanti, and Blue Bunny ice cream.  Proceeds from the festival food booth went towards the Vittoria Lodge Scholarship fund.  Below is a slideshow of photos from the food booth.  Thanks to all who volunteered! 

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