July 2014 - Sons Of Italy
Editorial Team: Editor& Advertising Director: Mimi Gattinella & Contributing Writer: Tom Caluory
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Our July meeting was themed by our Nation's Birthday. Thanks to all who pitched in
to make it so festive.
The motion to increase our monthly meal donation to $10.00 (except for Christmas) was
defeated. We are open to suggestions on how to insure that we do not lose money at our
monthly meetings. To this end, Trustee Hank Ingorvate has accepted the chairmanship of
the newly formed Meals Committee. Please seriously consider becoming a member of
this committee if approached by Chairman Hank. This committee is the place to direct
any ideas, comments, or suggestions on any facet of the monthly meals. In this way, we hope to keep the business
portion of our Monthly General Meetings short and allow time for other programs of interest.
Denise Ciarmoli has agreed to chair our Program Committee. She will have a report at our August meeting about
an event planned for the evening of September 6 after our Annual Garage Sale. Busy day, but it's a chance to get
together and also raise funds. So please plan to participate in both events.
The Executive Committee voted to postpone the Annual Lodge Picnic at the Encinitas Bocce Courts due to a
number of conflicts with the date. Hope to have an update for you at the August Meeting.
Update - Dinner-Dance Saturday October 25 St. Patrick's, Carlsbad
I am pleased to announce that thanks to the efforts of Immediate Past President Sadie Tamburine, Frank DiSalvo
(Vice President of the Dolly Sinatra Lodge in Palm Springs) has accepted our Nomination for Italian-American of
the Year. Frank is a highly regarded entertainer in Palm Desert, and in his show, he brings all of the great ItalianAmerican singing stars back to life. Sadie and I had the opportunity to meet him at the State Grand Lodge
Convention, and he's the real deal.
On a similar note, your Executive Committee selected Immediate Past President and State Orator Sadie Tamburine
to be our 2014 Honoree in recognition of her many years of dedicated service to both our Lodge and O.S.I.A. in
I think you'll agree, that with these two most deserving Honorees in attendance, this is an event not to be missed.
NEXT MEETING IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH
Prior to the meeting the membership was treated to an Americana style meal in celebration of July 4th. A wonderful time
with many helping hands and smiling faces. Thank you to our cooks, bakers and servers for the delicious food. Thank you to
Adele for setting up decorations.
The meeting was called to order by President Cliff Monzeglio at 7:32pm.
Pres. Cliff welcomed the following guests: State Deputy, Sid Tamburine and State Orator, Sadie Tamburine. Rita Stasio
brought her granddaughter, Mary. Gloria Minano-Doty brought her niece (and junior member) Katherine and good friend,
A roll call of officers was taken with Mimi Gattinella and Rosalia Brown absent.
The Minutes from the June meeting were approved as published in the La Voce.
Financial and Treasurer's reports will be given next month.
Communications this month included an invitation to the Columbia Lodge #1940 Anniversary Celebration at the Elks Club in
San Mateo on September 7th. Also, the Joanne Coccia Lodge #2553 30th Anniversary Dinner Dance on August 23 in
Unfinished Business: A motion was on the table for a raise in the monthly dinner price from $7 to $10, with the exception of
our December holiday meal. A secret ballot was collected and counted. The announcement was made to not change the
Past President, Sadie confirmed our Anniversary Dinner Dance for Saturday, October 25th at St Patrick's in Carlsbad.
Suggestions on our theme were taken and will be decided soon. We are considering the next Honoree. The caterers are the
same with a different meal line up. The music entertainment will once again be Oscar Aries.
VP Sal gave an update about the State Convention last week to let us know how Kathryn Webb made us all so proud of her
for all her work, time, dedication and love she has demonstrated through many years! Congratulations to Kathryn for
winning one of the biggest scholarships and left the convention to go directly to Italy were she is staying with a host family.
New Business: The Bocce Picnic will be coming up on Saturday, July 19th at the Bocce court in Encinitas. Jim Mazzeo will be
able to have the key to the equipment. We hope to see everyone there.
Good of the Order: Gloria announced the Farewell to Rita Stasio celebration as she will be moving back east to live with her
family. There will be a Sunday Champagne Brunch held at The Crossings in Carlsbad beginning about 11am on July 27th. The
cost is $25 per person.
Doug Bishop and Mike Seymour discussed designing a new t-shirt for our lodge.
Please continue to donate your change to the Cooley's Anemia can collection- a worthy cause!
Pres. Cliff adjourned the meeting at 8:09pm.
50/50 winner- Ted, the Elks bartender. Once again, Ted donated his winnings back to our lodge. Thank you so much.
BEN FASTIGGI - 2
MIKE PUNARO - 11
RICHARD HORNE - 14
ANTHONY SYLVESTER - 17 (JUNIOR MEMBER)
PINA BUCELLI - 18
FRANK MAZZA - 20
SAL ANGE - 20
ELLY MILLER - 23
FRANK WHITTON - 23
STEVE CIMINELLI - 23
RON ROSA - 24
DAVE BROOKES - 24
GINNY HALLNER - 24
LENNY CIARMOLI - 2
GRACE RAGONESI - 6
EMMA HERN - 6 (JUNIOR MEMBER)
BOB SYLVESTER - 7
ANNIE TARABINI - 7 (JUNIOR MEMBER)
GEORGE CORONA - 12
ROSELLA GRECO - 13
RICHARD CAVALLARO - 16
DARLEEN CORONA - 17
JANE WAGNER - 18
MADDIE HAHN - 25 (JUNIOR MEMBER)
JOE ZAGARA JR. - 28
Memorial Garage Sale
Start collecting your
FUN - FUN - FUN
Andiamo's Prima Festa
Saturday 9/6 3:00pm
Ciarmoli Home, Elfin Forest
RSVP a must. Once you RSVP
she'll give you her address.
Bocce, music, appetizers, dinner and
dessert....fun, fun, fun!
SAVE THE DATE!
Cliff Monzeglio, President
Sadie Tamburine, Immediate Past President
Sal Denaro, Vice-President
Silvina Tondini, Orator
Carolyn Petrella, Recording Secretary
Mimi Gattinella , Financial Secretary
Gloria Minano Doty, Treasurer
Jim Mazzeo, Trustee
Adele DiBiase, Trustee
Terry Messina, Trustee
Toni Bolognia, Trustee
Hank Ingorvate, Trustee
Tom Caluory, Master of Ceremony
Rosalia Brown, Mistress of Ceremony
Ben Petrella, Sentinel
Kathryn Webb, Lodge Queen
Gary J. Rossio
SAVE THE DATE
Aug 5 - General Meeting - Encinitas Elks Lodge - Hawaiian Luau
Aug 9 - Dinner and a Movie, Caluory House, Oceanside
Aug 21 - Day at the Races Del Mar Racetrack
Sept 2 - General Meeting - Encinitas Elks Lodge
Sept 6 - Garage Sale - Caluory house
Sept 6 - Andiamo's Prima Festa - Ciarmoli Home, Elfin Forest
Sept 21 - Encinitas Oktoberfest - Mtn Vista and El Camino Real
Oct 7 - General Meeting - Encinitas Elks Lodge
Oct 25 - 36th Anniversary Dinner Dance - St. Patricks Hall, Carlsbad
Ciao Brothers and Sisters
Couple of issues I want to revisit. I have
mentioned these before but they are worth
repeating. If “anyone” ever wants to cook for
the meeting PLEASE feel free to! I am very
easy to approach and get ahold of and have
never nor would I deny anyone if they want
to cook! Just let me know. Secondly, If
anyone has any suggestions for meals, foods,
types ,etc… PLEASE feel free to talk to me
or ask me. I have tried to make things to
please all and have accommodated
vegetarians, diabetics and gluten free people.
Going forward I am planning on making
simpler staples and standards. AS always your RSVP is very important
so I can plan and keep costs down. This month is our annual LUAU
and RSVP’s are a must. If for some reason people are NOT getting the
RSVP email please let someone know. Sadie will now be handling all
the dinner RSVP’s.
LUAU DEFINITION – Fun, Fun, camaraderie, different foods and
LOTS of Lodge Brotherhood!!!!
Please keep this definition in mind and lets have a good evening!
Don't forget your lei, hawaiian shirt and maybe even a hula skirt!
Sergio Messina, Chaplain
The menu will consist of all the favorites over the years.
Carmela Mazza, Sunshine Person
Pupus- LaDona’s Won Tons, Vegetable Spring rolls,
Salads-Hawaiian Potato salad, Asian Slaw
Dinner- Teriyaki beef & chicken, vegetable lo mein, steamed rice
Dessert – Hawaiian themed dessert.
Mimi Gattinella, La Voce Girl
Wear your muu-muu - hula skirt - lei too!
Great food and great fun for our meeting
SEE YOU THEN!
SAVE THE DATE
19TH ANNUAL ENCINITAS OKTOBERFEST
Sunday, September 21st 10:00am - 6:00pm
Corner of Mountain Vista and El Camino Real, Encinitas
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce hosts this annual
event and are again this year, looking for volunteers. In
exchange for a group of volunteers, they will provide the
lodge with a free membership booth at the event.
Check your calendar....More at the next meeting.
Queen Kathryn checking in from Siena, Italy
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