Vittoria Lodge December 2017 News

Next Men’s Meeting December 17th, 2PM

Next Joint Trustees Meeting December 17th, 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.

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

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Happy Holidays from all of us at the Vittoria Lodge!  Buon Natale e Felice Anno nuovo! 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

December 10th – Kid’s Christmas Party

December 17th – Men & Auxiliary Meeting

January 21st – Men’s Meeting

February 18th – Men’s Meeting

March 11th – Cavatelli Dinner

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Vittoria Lodge Auxiliary December 2017 News

Next Meeting:  January 13th at 3:00pm 

CHRISTMAS PARTY

This year’s party will be held on December 10th at 1:00pm.  This event is open to lodge and auxiliary members, widows, and their families.  Santa will have gifts for children ages 0 – 10.  The Italian Dancers will be performing and teaching a dance or two to the children. 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.  In case of inclement weather that day please get a hold of Mary Steele at 515-201-1680 to make sure the event will take place. 

CHRISTMAS AT THE LODGE & MEMORIAL MASS

Thank you to everyone who made both of these events a success.  They were very well attended and we appreciate everyone’s help.  We couldn’t do it without the generosity of our members!!! 

SOCIAL NIGHT

January 13th at 5:00pm (January meeting will be held at 3:00pm).  We are having a Bunco Party. Members and friends are welcome to attend.  No need to know how to play the game.  Bring an appetizer, dip, sweet, etc.. to share with the group.  You can also bring your favorite wine or beer.  This is a great opportunity to get to know fellow members and introduce your friends to our organization.

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS IN DECEMBER 

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

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

December 10th – Christmas Party – 1:00 pm

January 13th – Meeting – 3:00 pm

January 13th – Social Night – 5:00 pm

February 18th – Meeting – 2:00 pm

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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