Vittoria Lodge Auxiliary July 2018 Newsletter

No Meetings July or August – Next Meeting:  September 16th  


Our annual dinner was a big hit, we had a good turn out and Roger and Rob Fiori along with their families did a wonderful job and the food was awesome! A big Thank You to the Boy Scouts – they did such a great job with helping, refilling waters and clean up!

The following individuals received scholarships:  Jordan Magnani, Nicholas Signor, Giorgio Rossi, Arianna Medici, Nicholas Hall, Jackson Hawxby, Alexandra Eckstrom, Molly Meade, Hailey Haller, Luke Matney, Rose Marie Feeley, Harlee Palmitier, Elise Blatt, Chloe Freund, and Emily Battani.  We wish them success!


Our annual corn feed/picnic will be held August 26th at 12:00p.m.  The lodge will provide brats, hot dogs, and corn.  Please bring a dish to share with others.  Mark your calendars to come out and enjoy good food, good company and check out the new shelter area.


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 


Toni Dickey (6th), Jean Miner (7th), Sheri Partington (23th) Gloria Reese (23th), Mary Elwell-Steele (25th), Josephine Lenzini (25th), Mary Ann Medici (28th), Patricia Richardson (28th), LeNora Coe (29th), Mary Auerbach, Marie Blatt, Melissa Joens 


August 26th – Corn Feed

September 16th – Meeting 2:00 pm with Polenta Party

November 3rd – Craft Fair

November 4th – Memorial Mass

December 9th – 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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2010 Annual Dinner

The Vittoria Lodge held its annual dinner on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at the lodge hall.  Before a delicious meal of pasta and chicken was served, lodge president Jim Forneris completed the hall remodeling project by attaching the last piece of trim.  The meal was followed by a program which included a review of the successful year by Jim  and auxiliary president Julie Jennings.  Outgoing auxiliary president Mary Ladurini was also presented with a bouquet of flowers in honor of her many years of service to the group.

Photos of this year’s event can be viewed in the Vittoria Lodge Photo Albums.

Here are a few previews: