Northwest Italian News - Order Sons of Italy in America


Northwest Italian News - Order Sons of Italy in America
Northwest Italian News
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Coming Events!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Grand Lodge Crab Dinner, St. Bernadette’s Hall, 6PM
Tickets available from all State Vice Presidents
Saturday, February 13, 2010*
Amerigo Vespucci Lodge #1814 Valentine Dinner
St. Mary Parish Center, Aberdeen, WA
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Seattle Fedele Lodge #1390 Annual Banquet, Kennedy
High School - Contact: Jeff D’Amilio (206-963-8763)
Sunday, March 7, 2010*
Auburn Lodge #1955 Scholarship Dinner, Noon to 6:00PM
Holy Family Church Hall, Auburn, WA
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Black Diamond Lodge #1809 Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, April 10, 2010*
GLNW Spring Council Meeting, Vancouver WA
Vancouver USA Lodge #2690, hosts
Saturday, April 10, 2010*
Cle Elum Lodge #1968 Spaghetti Dinner, Cle Elum Eagles
Pennsylvania Avenue, Cle Elum, WA
Saturday, April 17, 2010
NCW Lodge #2797 Presents “The Immigrant’s Table”
5:30 pm, Wenatchee Museum, 127 S Mission
Wenatchee, WA (Advanced tickets req.)
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Bellevue Lodge #2377 Comic Dinner Threatre WhoDunnit
Holy Family Church, 7355 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA
Contact: Frank Sternola (206-310-2031)
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Tacoma Lodge #1175 Annual Pasta Dinner
Dinner, St. Charles Borromeo Parish
7112 South 12th Street, Tacoma, WA
Saturday, May 15, 2010*
Bellevue Lodge #2377, Scholarship Breakfast
8:30am-1:00pm, Holy Family Church, Kirkland
Saturday, May 22, 2010*
Mille Cugini Lodge #2659 Spaghetti Dinner, 2-6:30pm
St. Mary’s Church, Marysville, WA
Thursday, June 10, 2010*
Auburn Lodge #1955 Annual Barbecue and Scholarship
Awards meeting, Holy Family Church Hall, Auburn, WA
Saturday, June 26, 2010*
WA State Championship Bocce Tournament, Auburn
Parks & Recreation, Auburn Bocce Club and Auburn SOI
members event, Les Gove Park Bocce Courts, Auburn, WA
(Coming Events! continues on back cover)
Northwest Italian News, Page 1
From the Office of
State President Diane Scillo
ear Sisters
& Brothers:
A New Year has
arrived and with
it the sad loss of
three of our longtime
who was a Past
President of the
Cle Elum Lodge;
Shirley Severino, long time member of Seattle Fedele Lodge and wife of Past State
President Jim Severino; and Past State
President and Past National Trustee Wayne
Harkness. These people were all dedicated
members of the Order and will be greatly missed by all of us. Our thoughts and
prayers go out to their families.
Next month you will all be electing new
Officers for your Lodge. Please say yes if
you are asked to serve as an Officer. It is
good for a Lodge to get new members to
serve on the Board. A change in Officers
can mean fresh ideas and new viewpoints.
These are necessary if a Lodge wants to
continue to grow.
Speaking of growing, be sure to read the
article about the 2010 Membership Contest.
Nancy Croppi tells me that the Black Diamond Lodge hopes to win this contest.
We have to change plans on where and
when we will have our annual bocce tournament. We can no longer have it at the
Muckleshoot Casino. If you have any suggestions on where we might hold an indoor
tournament please let me know. We are considering having a tournament this summer
at a local park. We will keep you advised on
how these plans are progressing.
Have you looked at the new National OSIA web site? It is beautiful and very
user friendly. While you are there be sure
to check out the National Scholarship ProGLNW On-Line:
gram information. The deadline for mailing applications is February 26, 2010. With
tuition increases at almost every university
and college throughout our state, I am sure
many young people can use the extra financial help.
It seems that no matter how hard we try
we cannot avoid scheduling conflicts with
other lodges. There just are not enough
weekends in a month. Oftentimes we are at
the mercy of the facilities we need to rent.
Please be aware that your State Officers do
their best to avoid these conflicts. It is not
uncommon to have two lodge events being
held on the same weekend.
The people of Haiti have suffered a great
loss. The National Office suggests that any
member or Lodge wanting to make a contribution send monetary donations to Catholic Charities or the Red Cross. Please keep
them and all of our service men and women
in your prayers.
Diane Scillo
State President
Grand Lodge of the Northwest
Order Sons of Italy in America
11500 Pinehurst Way NE #202
Seattle, WA 98125
[email protected]
Grand Lodge Crab Dinner
Don’t Forget Your “Crackers”
Saturday, February 6th
St. Bernadette’s Hall, 6PM
Limited Number of Tickets
Available at the Door —
Don’t be left out in the cold!
February 2010
(Application also Available at
• Applicant must be a member, child or grandchild of a member of the OSIA Grand Lodge of the Northwest.
• The member or sponsoring member must have been a member for a minimum of one (1) year.
• The member and their Lodge must be in good standing with the OSIA Grand Lodge of the Northwest.
• A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 is required.
• The school chosen by the applicant must be an accredited university, college or vocational school.
• Eligibility is limited to high school seniors.
• All items must be completed and the application must be signed and dated by the applicant. A complete
scholarship application will include the following:
- Two completed recommendation forms from a teacher, principal, school counselor, community leader or member of OSIA
(preferably not a relative)
- One copy of the applicant’s most recent high school (and college if appropriate) transcript
- One copy of SAT or ACT scores
- One applicant photo for the Northwest Italian News where winners will be announced at the Spring Grand Council meeting
April 10, 2010.
• Three (3) $500 scholarships will be awarded.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: (please answer the following questions on a separate page):
• Clarify applicant’s Italian heritage (Italian family name), sponsoring OSIA member, and lodge name of
sponsoring member;
• List each club or group in which you are a member, or have been a member, in the high school setting;
• Outline your involvement in community activities such as scouting, civic, or religious organizations;
• Briefly describe your participation, including number of years of involvement in the above; and
• Briefly explain why you should be considered for a scholarship and how the scholarship would contribute to
your career and/or personal goals.
Please send entries to: State Scholarship Chairman Marlene Palazzo
Villa Vera, 26921 - 164th Avenue S.E., Covington, WA 98042-8222
Name (Last, First, Middle): _____________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS: _______________________________________ CITY: __________________ STATE/ZIP: ____________
TELEPHONE (Area Code) DAY: _____________ EVENING: _____________ E-MAIL ADDRESS: _____________________
ACKNOWLEDGMENT: To the best of my knowledge, the information provided in this application is true and complete. I authorize OSIA to share this application and other relevant information with the OSIA Scholarship Committee and/or donors. I understand that if I am awarded a scholarship, information may be released for publicity
purposes or to meet requirements for receiving awarded funds.
APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE: _____________________________________________ DATE: _____________________
Contact Marlene Palazzo by telephone at 206-344-4339 or via e-mail at:
[email protected] if you have any questions.
Winners will be announced at the Spring Grand Council meeting April 10, 2010.
Northwest Italian News, Page 2
GLNW On-Line:
February 2010
Wow! January 2010 is almost gone. Time
waits for no one.
In the month of February our lodges will
have their elections. After you have had
your election, if your lodge does not have a
web focal to update your site, please email
me. I can post the information on each
lodge’s web page.
In this New Year, the web committee will
be reviewing the web site to bring about
some changes that will be beneficial to
all. If you have any concerns, comments
or opinions in regards to the Grand Lodge
site or perhaps your own local site I can
be emailed at [email protected] or
contact me at 253-474-6640.
The website is still up and running. It is
still available 24/7 to provide information about the Grand Lodge, local lodges
or events forthcoming. It has been updated
with current information and events. Our
site is still no changes
for accessing the site for our members. It
will continue to function as it has to answer and inform a variety of items regarding our order.
One of the best support people we have
to maintaining the site are the local lodge’s
Web Focal. They support their local lodge
web site. If your lodge does not have a web
focal or there are questions about your local web site, please email me and we will
do what can be done to assist you.
Tony Rendina
State Web Committee Chairman
Happy Valentine’s Day! What better treat
to give your sweet-heart, than the finest
quality chocolate bars?
Chris Gerling, Chair of Cooley’s Anemia,
and Dawn Forlini, Chair of Alzheimer’s
are co-chairing this fundraiser. See your
State Vice President in your district to purchase See’s Classic Candy Bars. They sell
for $2.00 per bar and the proceeds will
benefit the GLNW Charities and Scholarship Funds. Thanks for your support!
Dawn Forlini
State 3rd Vice President
Please remember that all new member
applications should be forwarded to me:
Joe Jacobin, State Director of Publications,
4822 S. Juneau Street, Seattle, WA 981182848. (You may also send a “PDF” of the
application to my e-mail address at [email protected]
Delays in sending this form cause delays
in the member receiving the Northwest
Italian News as well as the National publication, Italian America.
If you need any help in either filling out
the forms or sending them to me, please
call me at 206-547-2958 or via e-mail.
Thanks for your time and help.
Joe Jacobin, Editor
Attention All Lodge
Recording Secretaries:
Please send a list of the newly elected
officers to State Recording Secretary Janet Fritz, 5418 142nd Street NNW, Gig
Harbor, WA 98332 as soon as possible. It
would be helpful if you would also send
a copy to me (Joe Jacobin) at the address
listed below.
Thank you for your help.
Joe Jacobin, Editor
NOTE: The next deadline will be for the
MARCH 2010 issue. Please submit your articles
Send to: Joe Jacobin, Editor - Northwest
Italian News, 4822 S. Juneau Street, Seattle,
WA 98118 (206/547-2958). To avoid mail
delays, you may FAX your reports to 206/7237049 or e-mail to [email protected]
Northwest Italian News, Page 3
Scholarships are available through the National Italian American Foundation. Visit to apply
online. Application deadline is March 5,
Scholarships from the Italian Cultural Istitute are at
Deadlines vary.
Welcome to our new
Brothers & Sisterswho have
recently joined our Order:
Monte Montera, American Italian
Betty Cannon, Auburn
George De La Vergne, Auburn
John Koch, Auburn
Wendy Koch, Auburn
Nick Skok, Auburn
Michael Lanza, Cataldo Lodge
John Spaccarotelli, Seattle Fedele
Welcome to the Order Sons of
Italy in America, Grand Lodge of
the Northwest!
As you are aware, there is a contest for
the most members brought in by a lodge
during 2010. Each lodge will be responsible for submitting this information to the
Grand Lodge via the member applications
being properly submitted and received.
All member applications should be sent
promptly to State Director of Publications
Joe Jacobin, 4822 S. Juneau Street, Seattle,
WA 98118. You may also transmit the application by electronic means such as scanning the application and sending it via email to [email protected] The total new
members per lodge will be included in each
issue of the Northwest Italian News.
Keep Our Great Heritage Alive!
Sponsor a Friend or Relative
into the Order Sons of Italy
in America
“Serving the Italian Community Since 1908”
Fred and Rina Morley
5436 S. Puget Sound Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98409
GLNW On-Line:
February 2010
Spokane, WA
Note: General Meeting now starts at 6
Renewal for membership is now. Mail
your $30 check to: American–Italian
Lodge No. 2172, PO BOX 18766, Spokane WA 99228-0766. Invite a spouse,
relative or friend to join our group!
The first general meeting of the year was
held January 7th. Thirty-five members
were present. There was one new application for membership: Monte Montera
joined our lodge. Welcome, Monte! Also,
five new members were formally installed
into the club. Participating were Linda
Gusch, Danny Petruss, Jr., Louise Soles,
Ed Santorsola and Monte Montera. Congratulations!
The final report for the successful November 2009 Spaghetti dinner was given.
We served 1,265 meals with 131 take-out
meals. Frank Anselmo did a great job as
chairman and a big thank you to everyone
who helped donate their time and energy.
We are deeply saddened to report the
passing of Shirley Severino, sister to
Carmen (Teresa) Severino and aunt to
Kayleen and Dr. Mike Severino. Shirley
passed away on January 6, 2010. She is
survived by her husband Jim of 54 years,
two daughters and four grandchildren. We
offer our thoughts and prayers to her family.
Ansano Giuntini reported on Christmas
dinners to feed five families in need. Ansano
worked with the local DSHS to select families. This will be an annual event for our
lodge along with non-perishable food drive
collections at the November and December
general meetings. Donations will be given
to the Spokane Valley Partners food bank.
Charley Vingo has “Italians of the American Northwest” books for sale for $30.
These books contain 784 pages of preserved memories of several family histories. If you are interested in obtaining a
copy, please call his daughter, Christine
Hoskinson at 509 570 2889. (They are not
available in bookstores.) Charley has been
a big supporter our lodge and served 16
years as a lodge officer. He purchased our
Leaning Tower of Pisa – which is made to
scale and used at events in the area! He introduced the tradition of coffee and goodies after our meetings. God bless Charley,
who at 102, still has many dreams for our
Northwest Italian News, Page 4
Eugene, OR
Meets the 3rd Thursday
of each month
6:15 PM Social/Dinner
7:00 Meeting
1144 Charnelton
Eugene, OR 97401
Daniel Avalos, President
Phone/Fax: 541-896-0939
[email protected]
CLUB NO. 2172
Spokane, WA
Meets the 1st Thursday
of each month at 6:00 PM
302 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA
Holly Parker, President
(509/869-2230/[email protected])
Marietta Gilmore, Recording Secretary
(509-924-8539/[email protected])
LODGE NO. 1814
Aberdeen, WA
Meets the 4th Tuesday
of each month
6:00 PM Social
7:30 PM Meeting
306 East 3rd
Aberdeen, WA
Joe Chicano, President
(360) 533-4529
Auburn, WA
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month
Meeting at 7:00 p.m./Dinner following
505 17th Street SE - Auburn, WA. 98002
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1224, Auburn, WA 98071-1224
E-mail: [email protected]
President Nick DeGidio
253-208-5580/[email protected]
Recording Secretary Ron Beyersdorf
GLNW On-Line:
Charley Vingo with his book
“Italians of the American Northwest”
Congratulations to the hard work of Ray
Picicci, assistant principal at Cheney High
School! The high school was recognized
as one of the top 9.3% of high schools in
the country by U.S. News and World Report. Only 1,750 schools achieved this status. Around 22, 000 high schools throughout the nation were studied. The magazine
looked at three steps. First step was to look
at state student test scores and whether
they performed better than what is statistically expected from the average student.
The second step was to determine whether
the school’s least-advantaged students performed better than average compared with
similar students in the state. The third step
of the study was to look at the percentage
of students who were college ready!
Nominations were made for the 2010
elections. Elections will be held at our February general meeting. Everyone needs to
come, vote and be supportive of the new
Marietta Gilmore
([email protected])
The Seattle Art Museum will be running
a series of Fellini films that you might find
January 8, “La Strada”
January 22, “The Night of Cabrina”
March 5, “Juliet of the Spirit”
March 19, “Ginger and Fred”
Tickets are $7.00 per show but if you want
to get all four the price is reduced to $25.00
if you are a member it is $22.00, cash/check
only. More information at
February 2010
Aberdeen, WA
Happy New Year!
Our first project for 2010 is our Valentine
Dinner set for February 13th at St. Mary
Parish Center in Aberdeen. We do hope to
see some of our out-of-town members here
with us. We also hope to have more of our
members attend some of the meetings and
plan for upcoming events.
We are very sorry and sad about the passing of Brother Wayne Harkness. He was
our State Deputy for many years and we all
appreciated and enjoyed him. He was very
helpful to our Lodge. Wayne and his wife
Helen did a lot to help us. Our prayers are
with all his family.
We are also very sorry to hear about Jim
Severino’s wife Shirley as well as Mary
Scoccolo’s brother Felix Fantello. We offer our deepest condolences to both families.
Dues are due ─ $35.00 per year.
Thank you and until next month, Ciao!
Sally Nicholas (360/532-1016)
Auburn, WA
The Auburn lodge activities for the New
Year are underway.
Auburn members are reminded that
their dues of $25.00 per member are now
due. Dues checks can be mailed to: Auburn Sons of Italy Lodge #1955 PO Box
1224, Auburn, WA 98071-1214. Make
checks payable to Auburn Sons of Italy. 2010 dues must be paid to maintain
membership, vote, hold office or participate in the scholarship program.
We initiated four new members at the January 14, 2010 meeting: Nick Skok, John
& Wendy Kock, George R De La Vergne
and we re-instated our dear friend Betty
Cannon, Director of the Auburn Chamber
of Commerce.
Sunshine Committee: Rosetta Beyersdorf reported that Jim Manka’s brother
passed away. Jan Moore became a grandfather for the second time. His son Danny and wife Michelle had a baby boy in
Minnesota. Dario Brancato had surgery
and is home in recovery. Rosetta is taking
over from Sharon Lufkin as the Sunshine
person. Sharon had to give up this work to
care for her senior father and family members. Thanks, Sharon, for all you have
done. Words cannot express the appreciaNorthwest Italian News, Page 5
Olympia, WA
Meets the 1st Thursday
of each month
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
2602 Marvin Road S.E.
Lacey, WA
Linda Buccini-Anderson, President
(253) 761-8499
Tony Anderson, Recording Sec.
(253) 761-8499
[email protected]
Bellevue, WA
Meets the 3rd Wednesday
of each month / Social: 6:30 PM
Meeting at 7:00 PM / Dinner Follows
7355 - 120th Avenue N.E.
Kirkland, WA
Mary DeMatteo Sangalang
(425) 649-2250
E-mail: collec[email protected]
LODGE NO. 1809
Black Diamond, WA
Meets the 2nd Friday of each month
Social Hour 6:30 • Evening Includes
Meeting, Dinner and Raffle
31605 THIRD AVE (SR 169), 98010
Nancy Croppi, President
425/432-0447/[email protected]
Marie Merlini-Freeman, V.P.
Laverne Casini, Recording Secretary
tion. God Bless you.
Scholarship Program: Ronnie Beyersdorf has taken on the job as scholarship
chairperson. Dave Muir is retiring from
the chair position and will remain on the
committee. Dave deserves the credit for doing the work to get the Auburn SOI scholarship program going. The Auburn Lodge
has awarded 95 scholarships while Dave
was our scholarship foundation chairperson. The Auburn Lodge gave Dave a standing ovation for all his work at our January
meeting. Thanks, Dave. We could not have
done it without you.
The Scholarship chairman reports that
tickets are now available for the annual
Auburn Scholarship dinner. The dinner is
on Sunday, March 7, 2010 from noon to
6:00pm at Holy Family Church Hall in Auburn. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00
for children under 12 and children under
5 are free. This dinner is now our only
Auburn Lodge scholarship fund raiser so
please help sell the tickets. Contact Ronnie
at 206-478-3876 for tickets. We need volunteers to work as table servers at the scholarship dinner. Please contact Dan Chicketti (253-334-2477 email [email protected]
Auburn Lodge scholarship applications for 2010 are now available. Auburn members, their children or grand
children are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Contact Ronnie Beyersdorf if
you want a copy of the scholarship applications. The deadline for scholarship
applications is April 15, 2010. The applications can also be picked up at lodge
The lodge nomination committee has met
to select a full slate of qualified officers.
All the names of the officers will be pre-
Bremerton, WA
Meets the 3rd Wednesday
of each month — Social-5:30 p.m./
Potluck-6:30 p.m./Meeting-7:30 p.m.
Auburn members visit Black Diamond
Lodge’s January meeting.
190 S. Dora, Bremerton, WA
P.O. Box 4243
Bremerton, WA 98312-0243
JoAnn Zarieki, President
(360) 692-6178 / [email protected]
GLNW On-Line:
February 2010
sented to the Auburn membership for election at the February 11, 2010 meeting.
Auburn Bocce Sports: Sports chair Salvatore Cascone reports that due the lack
of an available facility we will not have a
winter bocce tournament this year. Salvatore thanked all of the people who helped
in the past and he is continuing to look for
a bocce facility to promote this sport in the
winter months.
Lodge Event Dates - please mark your
Annual scholarship dinner, Sunday,
March 7, 2010 at the Holy Family Church
hall in Auburn.
Annual barbecue meeting June 10, 2010
at Holy Family Hall at meeting times the
event includes the presentation of the
scholarship award winners.
The annual picnic will be held at Les Gove
Park, in Auburn at the Bocce Courts on
Sunday, July 25, 2010, noon to 5:00pm.
The Italian Community picnic on Sunday,
August 15, 2010 at the Royal Arch Park in
Maple Valley.
The annual dinner and dance will be on
Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Holy
Family Church Hall.
The Auburn Veterans Day Parade will be
on Saturday, November 6, 2010 with a reception lunch for the marchers at the Les
Gove Park multipurpose bldg. Contact
Ronnie at [email protected] or 206-4783876 if you would like to participate.
Thanksgiving Dinner meeting, November
11, 2010, Turkey dinner and the first collection for the Auburn food bank.
Christmas party meeting Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 6:00PM.
Ronnie Beyersdorf
(253/833-9036/[email protected])
Meets the 2nd Sunday
of Each Month
Potluck Dinner 5: p.m.
Meeting follows
303 West 2nd Street
Cle Elum, WA
Cheryl Ficele, President
(509) 674-5318
Marysville, WA
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each
Month — 6:30 Social, 7:00 Meeting
Potluck Dinner following meeting
7027 - 51st N.E., Marysville, WA
Peter Paterno, President
(425) 308-8361
[email protected]
Margaret Larsen, Recording Sec.
(360) 659-4321
Wenatchee, WA
Meets the 4th Friday of each month
Social at 5:30 PM
Dinner & Meeting following
127 South Mission
Wenatchee, WA
Bret Black, President
(509) 264-6363/[email protected]
Olympia, WA
Dues are now due.
Bella Vita would like to wish everyone a
Happy Valentine’s Day (Buona Festa Della Valentino) and we hope you all share this
special day with the one(s) you LOVE.
We want to thank our Vice-President Gigi
Williams for cooking a wonderful dinner
as well her assistant Steve. Grazie!
Our prayers go out to the Severino family on the loss of our Sister Shirley, the
Fantello’s and Scoccolo’s for the loss of
our Brother Felix, the Harkness and Killenbeck families for the loss of our dear
Northwest Italian News, Page 6
LODGE NO. 1967
Burien, WA
Meets the 1st Friday of each month
Social Hour at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Dinner follows
SW 128th St. & SW Ambaum Blvd.
Burien, WA
Dominic Engrissei, President
(206) 683-2547
GLNW On-Line:
Brother Wayne. Everyone else seems to
be on the mend but please keep them all in
your prayers.
Bella Vita is planning its activities for
2010 and we would love to have you come
down to any or all of our meetings the first
Thursday of each month. We’ll once again
be taking part in Olympia’s Ethnic Festival February 6, 2010 from 10am to 7pm
at the Washington Center in Downtown
Olympia. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the various groups in the
greater Olympia area especially the Sons
of Italy.
To all of our Bella Vita members: by the
time you receive this newsletter the New
Year will have begun and we’ll be in the
midst of the nomination process for the
election of new Officers. If you are a current Officer or would be interested in becoming a Lodge Officer please contact
Tony Andersoni by email ([email protected]) or by phone (253-761-8499 home
/ 253-677-9366 cell). All members are welcome and encouraged to become part of
our leadership team.
In closing let me say that membership
dues are due at this time so please send
your check to Lodge Financial Secretary/
Treasurer Angelo Fazio (3217 Capitol
Blvd. SW Olympia, WA 98501) or pay at
the next meeting.
The Grand Lodge will be holding the Crab
Feed on February 6, 2010. If you would
like tickets please call President Linda or
email (253-761-8499, email: [email protected]).
We look forward to seeing all of you at
our upcoming meetings and please remember: Anything we accomplish in life is never accomplished alone but TOGETHER!
Until next time!
“Fino alla prossima volta!”
Tony Andersoni
(253-761-8499/[email protected])
The U.S. Postal Service
charges us 75¢ for each
returned Northwest Italian
News. Call us at 206-5472958 or mail the form on
page 15.
February 2010
Bellevue, WA
I would like to extend New Year’s greetings to everyone, and I bring greetings
back from Arizona. Not to brag, but I was
in Arizona earlier this month where I saw
some of our members and former members. I saw Carrie & Dominic Rocchio
who had driven their motor home to Surprise, AZ where they spend the winter. I
also saw Bill & Shirley Buchholz who
have a house in Surprise. They both looked
good except for that smug smile that Bill
gets whenever the weather is mentioned.
I spent ten days in Surprise with Paul &
Linda Osgood who were kind enough to
put me up in their Casita.
This month we were back in the Social
Hall at Holy Family Church for our lodge
meeting on January 20th. I am saddened to
report that Carmela Napoli fell and as a
result spent a couple of days at Overlake
Hospital. After the fall Carmela decided
not to renew her membership in our lodge.
That of course is unacceptable to our lodge,
so Linda Jacobin made a motion that the
lodge waive the membership fees for any
of our members who have been members
of Sons of Italy for over 60 years. Upon
passing of the motion, Joe Jacobin volunteered to pay half of Carmela’s membership for all that she had done for Sons of Italy, and Frank Sternola offered to pay the
other half. I just want to say, Carmela, you
mean a lot to our lodge and to the entire
Sons of Italy organization and even though
you’re not able to make it to the meetings
you are always with us in our hearts and
we will always want you to be a member
of our lodge.
Both Stan Mettler and Tony Ascanio
had eye surgery. Stan was at the meeting
and looked well.
At the January meeting Mary Sangalang
gave out 25-year pins to three of our members: Remo Borracchini (who actually has
27 years), Joan Carson (who actually has
26 years), and Dora Borracchini.
At the January meeting we had nominations for lodge officer positions. We have
nominations for all board positions except
for two; we have two trustee positions that
need to be filled.
We had a couple of potential new members check out our lodge: sisters Trudy
Robertson and Phoebe Espris (sorry,
I’m not sure I got the spelling). Trudy and
Phoebe, we hope you come back.
Northwest Italian News, Page 7
LODGE NO. 1390
Seattle, WA
Meets the 3rd Thursday
of each Month
Dinner at 6:15 PM
Meeting Follows at 7:00 PM
9135 - 15th Place South
Seattle, WA
Douglas Chiechi, President
(253) 852-9744
[email protected]
Shoreline, WA
Meets the 3rd Monday
Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting follows at 7:30 p.m.
185th & First N.E.
Seattle, WA
Cathy Lembo, President
(206) 706-8074
[email protected]
Tacoma, WA
Meets the 1st Wednesday
of each month at 7:30 p.m.
5717 S. Tyler Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
Joe Munizza, President
3716 N. Washington St.
Tacoma, WA 98407
253-988-1238 / 253-752-7463
[email protected]
Vancouver, WA
Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month
4300 Main Street
(Downtown) Vancouver, WA
6:30 p.m. Dinner
Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Louise Ramunno-Johnson, President
(360) 281-0915
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Our lodge scholarship breakfast will be
May 15th. That will be on a Saturday, not
our usually Sunday, but we expect to have
another great lodge breakfast and hope to
see you all there. Also, we are planning a
very special lodge dinner at Holy Family
Church on Saturday April 17th. (See our ad
on page 14.)
Buon Cannoli!
Greg Osgood
(206.545.0588/[email protected])
Black Diamond, WA
Our January meeting brought guests from
Auburn and Tacoma along with 70 members. We had a nice Lasagna dinner with
salad, garlic bread and spumoni ice cream.
Our donations for the food bank were
great. Everyone brought paper products
and toiletries that overflowed the coal cart
and were stacked on the floor. In February
we will bring non-perishable food items.
With elections coming up in February,
everyone should be thinking of where they
can serve. Remember, your dues must be
paid to be able to vote.
Josh Vacca, the teenage son of Darrell &
Linda Vacca, has been hospitalized since
December 8th following major surgery.
He had a second surgery January 7th. This
will be a slow recovery but we are all praying he will be up before too long. We did
have some good news! Josh recently had
some improvement and is doing much better. He’s eating, getting up, walking short
distances and gaining some weight. Way to
go, Josh. Keep it up!
We hope everyone will join us for our spaghetti dinner on March 21st from 12:00pm
to 6:00 pm at the Black Diamond Community Center. Tickets are $10.00 for adults,
$5.00 for children, 6 and under will be free.
We will have spaghetti, meatballs, salad,
rolls and dessert.
Our condolences to Dean & Margie
Reep. Dean just returned home from California where he attended his mother’s funeral.
A great time was had by all who attended
Tony Mola’s birthday party. There were
many lodge members, visiting lodge members, family and friends. This was a potluck party organized by Neesa Galanti and
Vivienne Kamphaus. The variety of food
was unbelievable. Don Raunig entertained
us with his accordion. What a party!
Our next board meeting is February 7th,
February 2010
Yakima, WA
Meets the 3rd Thursday
of each month at 7:00 PM
304 N. 2nd Street
Yakima Washington
Peter De Santo, President
(509) 697-5692
[email protected]
Tony Mola
at 1:00pm. Next lodge meeting is February 12th.
LaVerne Casini
Bremerton, WA
Well the Holidays are over and we start
a new year. Our January meeting was a
small, intimate affair as most of our members were out of town or otherwise unavailable. We had two visitors: State 4th
Vice-President Janice Stauffer along with
Betty Mayer, both from Tacoma. As we
had no chef of the month, Marilisa Herndon ordered and delivered the Pizzas for a
Pizza Feed.
We held our 1st nominations from the
floor. The election of officers will take
place at our February meeting. We also
held a moment of silence in remembrance
for Wayne Harkness. A large contingent
of our members attended his funeral in Tacoma on Friday January 15th and took with
them the thoughts and prayers of all of our
members who could not make the trip. Our
lodge will be making a donation of $50 to
one of Wayne’s favorite charities.
It was announced that a $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to Gabriele Herndon who is a member of our lodge and son
of Michael & Marilisa Herndon, also
Cataldo Lodge members.
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headed by Emily Geraci and Jackie Haberstock who will arrange a final date, time,
and location. More information should be
announced in February. The spaghetti feed
will be both a fund raiser and serve as a
membership drive.
Finally we were saddened to learn that
there would not be a Bocce tournament
this year. We were all pumped up to give
it another go. Hopefully a new location can
be found.
Our next monthly meeting will be February 17th (3rd Wednesday) again at the
VFW in Bremerton, 190 S. Dora at 5:30
PM. You are all invited.
Joe Clementi
A presentation on the upcoming Cle Elum/
Roslyn School District levy was presented
by Mark Flatau, Superintendent, and Chris
Blum, High School Principal. The Maintenance and Operations Levy and Capital Project Levy are to be decided by voters and Mark emphasized the low cost per
thousand as compared to other districts in
the county, yet still meeting the needs of
the district.
Second on the agenda, a presentation on
the upcoming Kittitas County Hospital
District #2 Emergency Medical Services
Levy was presented by Lloyd Olson. Ambulance service, Urgent care facility, and
an upgrade in advanced medical electronics will see benefits at a surprisingly low
cost to tax payers. Hospital District Commissioner and Chair, Floyd Rogalski reported on staffing the district facilities and
commitment by the district to patient safety and care.
After completing additional business the
lodge took a moment of silence in remembrance of Brother Felix Fantello.
Future events include our Spaghetti Feed,
on April 10, 2010, at the Cle Elum Eagles
Lodge on Pennsylvania Avenue in Cle
Elum and annual picnic the 2nd Sunday in
Rich Grillo, Jr.
([email protected])
Cle Elum, WA
On a snowy second Sunday of December
the members of Cle Elum Lodge joined in
a celebration of the season at the Sunset
Café in Cle Elum. The private dining room
was decorated in holiday cheer providing
a warm atmosphere in contrast to the cold
The Sunset’s finest Italian dishes filled
the room as our group enjoyed a wonderful
dinner and relished another opportunity for
friendship and fraternity. Many thanks to
Hugh and Daryle for making the arrangements.
Following a potluck dinner of Italian
dishes and desserts, our meeting of January
10, 2010 offered our members and guests
a chance to hear and learn more about our
local school district and emergency medical services.
Guests joining us on this evening included
Lloyd & Dorothy Olson, Floyd Rogalski,
Mark Flatau, Chris Blum, Mary Bergstrom, and past members Dale & Dorothea Troxel.
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Marysville, WA
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone, and
Happy Birthday to our own “Valentino,”
Tony Petruccelli, and all of our other members who celebrate birthdays this month:
Ian Larsen, Olivia Ericksen, Michael
Gange, and Coco Giacolino, our traveling
diplomat. I believe she and husband Bob,
are still in the Great Southwest enjoying
the sunshine. We hope to see them at our
next meeting.
The food at our January meeting was outstanding! Pat Dama makes the best meatballs in the known world! Jenny Matteucci’s manicotti was unbelievable good. Now
you know why I go to the meetings! These
guys are awesome.
Tom & Mary Canonica are spending a
few relaxing weeks in Cabo San Lucas ─
can’t understand why anyone would want
to trade the rain and cool temps here for
sunshine and warmth. Go figure!
Rhonda Moen, one of our longstanding
February 2010
members and a School Counselor with the
Marysville School District, will be hosting
an Italian Booth at the Cultural Fair being
held on February 2nd at Marysville Middle
School, which is located at 4923 67th St.
NE, Marysville. For those of you wishing
to stop by and see Rhonda and her presentation of Italian Culture, come on down between 5 and 7 P.M. We’d love to see you.
Tony Petrucelli reported on the awesome
time they had at the SnoKing Dinner Dance
held in January. He said the food was wonderful, the music was great and it’s something that he would not miss attending next
year. With such a glowing review, I’m sure
more of us will attend next year. Several
of our members will be attending the Crab
Feed hosted by the Grand Lodge on February 6th.
February is the month for us to choose
our new Officers for the 2010-2011 year.
Brock Ricci has been nominated for President and Mark Matteucci for Vice President. Elections and installation of new Officers will be held on February 17th.
Portia Piccirilli Martin
Wenatchee, WA
Buona sera sorelle e fratelli.
This month has been and will be focused
on getting our ducks in a row for the coming year and beyond.
For the past several months, the Board
has been working on proposals dealing
with issues such as donation or service request procedures, putting in place a written
budget, local membership guidelines and
clarifying our Lodge Mission Statement.
The importance of addressing each of these
issues is great. With a uniform procedure
or standard by which to form an idea and
move it to policy, gives any organization
direction. Our direction will be for growing the Lodge membership and refining the
way we carry out our projects.
As our Membership Drive continues, it
is exciting to see how we are progressing.
Our prize for the person who brings in the
most members will be paid membership
for the coming year. We currently have two
people neck-and-neck for the prize. Oh,
such a win-win situation.
Our fundraiser is shaping up. The programs are going to the printer, sponsors are
lined up and the menu is being refined. The
one-woman reading/performance will be
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held Saturday April 17th here at Wenatchee
Museum and Cultural Center. During the
planning, it was decided to limit seating to
100. The required advance presale of tickets begins in February. For just $25 per
person, you get a dinner, a staged reading
and a book signing following the presentation. If you would like to purchase tickets,
please telephone Dorothy at 509-548-5697
or Roberta at 509-667-9371.
This month we’d like you to join us in
wishing Genie Miller, Sandra Thor, Ed
Baroch, Barb Rooke and Margie Jones
all Buon Compleanno.
In light of the devastating earthquake in
Haiti, please keep those poor people in
your prayers. Pray also for those who reach
out to help in any manner or means.
Ciao e Dio vi benedica.
Roberta Lazzarini
([email protected])
LODGE #1967
Burien, WA
Are you in love? What or whom do you
love? Love, of course, comes in many
forms. There’s puppy love, first love, real
love, strange love, seasoned love, complicated love. There are other things to love:
sunsets, ice cream, children, grandchildren,
a dress, a hat, friends, a book, pasta, family
gatherings, holidays, pasta, music, a movie, long summer days, colorful fall days,
pasta, a new car. Did I mention pasta? How
about the Sons of Italy? Do you have space
in your heart for your Lodge? Many people, in each lodge, are working tirelessly to
hold on to the tradition and cultural heritage that OSIA stands for. Have you heard,
“It takes a whole village to raise a child.”
The same philosophy applies, “It takes
a whole lodge to keep it successful.” No
matter how few are working it takes all of
us. Here it is in simple language: You have
to show up at each lodge meeting.
Nuova Piccola Italia may fail if each
member does not come to the meetings.
This is a combination of two lodges, so
how can there be less in attendance? Our
January meeting served pizza, salad, and
dessert. We also had a fun raffle. We discussed the ONE fund raiser needed to support the Lodge: A sit-down dinner dance
this spring. Can you help? Can you buy
two tickets, can you sell tickets, can you
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ting-up, or cleaning up? This dinner cannot function on the backs of just the board
members. Let us know early what you can
do. Call our President, Nick Engrissei,
206-683-2547 or Frank D’Onofrio, 425228-3243. If we do not get a big enough
response, there will be no fund raiser.
We are sad to report that Mary Scoccolo’s
brother, Felix Fantello, passed away. Our
thoughts and prays are with you, Mary.
Our next Lodge meeting will be February
5, 2010, 6:30. We will serve dinner after
the 7:00 meeting and have a raffle. If you
have not paid your dues, plan on doing so
at the meeting. Share the love and come.
Linda D’Onofrio
([email protected])
Seattle, WA
Hope your first month of 2010 was happy and healthy. It’s was a busy Month and
aren’t we all happy the weather has been
Yes, you’re right this not Lily Banks
writing the column. Lily has been having
a problem: “seeing double.” She has gone
thru many tests and procedures and saw
a second doctor. Their prognosis: “As we
mature, our eyes sometimes have problems
that cause “double vision.” New glasses
were prescribed. Lily feels they are helping ─ that’s good. You are in our prayers
and thoughts, Lily.
February, the month of Love, to you born
in this month, “May your day be filled with
the kind of happy moments that you will
treasure all year through” HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Jim Nichols, Jerry Mascio, Joseph
Sacco, Ed DeRocco, John McKenna,
Helen Carrosino, John Croce, Jack Harvey, Marty Fedigan, Peter D’Amelio,
Carlo Romeo, Joe Jacobin, Dominic
Driano, Margie Lembo, Gina Vendetti and Joseph Guinasso. May this be the
best year ever.
To our busy, busy Chefs, a great big thank
you for all you do in the Lodge’s name.
We’re not talking about only our meeting
dinners, but for all the other unknown occasions of meals prepared by you for happy
and charitable events. Our January Chefs,
doing their usual great job, were John DiTore, Gino Marchese, Frank Constantino, Martin Patricelli, Al Carlsen, Nick
Santora, Dick Whitney, Jim Muscat, Jeff
D’Amelio and Doug Chiechi. A thank you
February 2010
1. Scholarship Awards are open to Members, Children and Grandchildren of Members
of the Seattle Fedele Lodge #1390, who are currently full time High School Seniors,
Undergraduate College students or Vocational/Trade School students.
2. Applicant or his/her parents or grandparents must have been a member of the Seattle
Fedele Lodge #1390 for at least one (1) year.
3. Applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and must submit current transcripts
along with the application no later than March 1, 2010. Selection of our “Two (2)
Winners” will be made by The Scholarship Committee, after a blind review of the
4. Previous winners are not eligible.
5. Two individual awards of $2,000.00 each will be deposited, in the student’s name,
directly with the accredited College, Trade, or Vocational School selected by the
student. The awards will be presented at the Seattle Fedele Lodge Annual Banquet to
be held on March 6, 2010.
6. Essay Question: On a separate page, in 300 words or less, Share with us some thoughts
on, how you intend to contribute to your community, your Italian Heritage, and
your country?
7. Complete the application below, along with the answered essay question (#6), to:
Scholarship Committee
Seattle Fedele Lodge #1390
c/o Joanne Spino Marchese
1937 – 31st Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98199
Name: ______________________________________ Phone: _________________
Address:____________________________ City:_________________ Zip: ______
School presently attending: ______________________________________________
Name of Member relative/sponsor: _______________________________________
Date of Application: ______________________
Print Name of Applicant
Print Name of Member/Sponsor
Signature of Applicant
Signature of Member/Sponsor
also to the men that were our food servers
at our last meeting. Good job, boys.
Our President Doug Chiechi welcomed
and introduced our guests and visitors. It’s
always a pleasure to have our guests and
A reminder was in our last issue to “PAY
YOUR DUES” in case you haven’t yet, this
is another reminder. ‘PAY YOUR DUES”
Our Scholarship Committee co-chairpersons, Barbara DeCaro and Joe Marchese
have set the deadline to receive the appliNorthwest Italian News, Page 10
cation for March 1st. 2010. If you need
more information call Barbara or Joe. An
Application and rules are included in this
issue of our newsletter.
Sick Committee Report: Rocco Pacecca
is recovering from eye surgery. Bill Burwell took a spill, was hospitalized for observation and is now home. Ed Romeo
was in the hospital due to an allergic reaction to his medication. Andy Bevilacqua
spent some time in the hospital. Paul Pioli’s wife, Sharon, spent a few days in the
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ful eyes of Paul. You all are in our prayers
and thoughts.
Our sympathy and prayers to Jim Severino and family on the passing of his dear
wife, Shirley on January 6th. Shirley had
been a member since 1985 She will be
missed. Past President of the Grand Lodge
from Tacoma, Wayne Harkness passed
away on January 7th.
That flu bug made a lot of stops at the
homes of many of our members including Dan Dymarkowski, Joe Macri, and I
also heard that Jeff DeCaro was under the
weather and not able to attend the meeting. I know there are many others out there
fighting that bug so drink lots of water and
take care. Keep in mind our shut-ins with a
call or a card would be nice ─ a visit would
be better.
Some happy notes. Gino Marchese and
family celebrated his mother’s 100th birthday at her residence, Ida Culver House. It
was a happy and memorable day for Theresa, with the loving presence of family,
the cake and the album she received of past
family activities plus a CD of her relatives
back in New Jersey. What a wonderful tribute to a gracious Lady. Happy Birthday,
Sorry to hear that Lisa Marchese’s home
was broken into. Thank goodness she’s
We thank Julie & Rocco Morgan for
sharing their two daughters’ time. Gretchen, age 18, is a freshman student at Central
Washington University majoring in “Recreation & Tourism,” a future Tour Director; and, Caroline, age 21 is a senior at
Whitworth University and a future teacher. Gretchen was at our December meeting
and Caroline attended our January meeting. Nice to meet you two lovely future
Nomination and Election of Officers:
Nominating committee—Bill Ferrari,
Jim DeCaro and Nick Santora. The President called for nominations. He announced
that at our February meeting we will have
nominations from the floor and the election
of our New Officers. Installation will be in
Can’t resist: You are growing old when:
Everything hurts and what doesn’t hurt
isn’t working. Your knees buckle but your
belt won’t. You know all the answers but
nobody asks you the questions. Last but
not least, You sit in a rocking chair and you
can’t get it going.
February 2010
Mama Passarelli’s
Harvey Senecal
Ginger Passarelli Senecal
Members of Black Diamond Lodge #1809
24306 Roberts Drive
Black Diamond, WA 98010
Mama wants you to eat!
The Members Raffle of $31.00 each was won by Carolyn Jackson and Cameron Smock. The 50/50 raffle of $25.00 each and
the lucky winners: Carolyn Jackson, Cameron Smock (yes, two
times!), Rosetta Beyersdorf and Barbara Peretti.
Travelers: Kristi & Gary Thorn relaxing in Hawaii. Mary
Croce and Sylvia Croce Zappoli in Italy. Cristina Zappoli Ryser and son will head over later to join Mother and Auntie.
Well, that’s it for now, if I have overlooked something or added
some incorrect info, SORRY.
Please, Lily, hurry and get better!
Don’t forget the Annual Banquet at Kennedy High School on
Saturday, March 6th.
Carolyn Jackson
Shoreline, WA
Well, just blew in from our monthly meeting and time to type
the news.
We want to send out a big Thank You to all the guests that came
to our yearly “Shake Off The Winter Blues” dinner and dance! We
hope all of you had a great time. We know we did! We would like
to give a great big thank you to our leader, Leslie Sanders, our socializing cooks: Paul Pioli, Jeff Sanders, Judy Swem, Jim Volpone, and Lyle (Paula Cuneo’s brother-in-law), ticket wrangler,
Chris Gerling, and to all who sold tickets, to our creative decorators and table setters, Paula & John Cuneo, Mark Gerling,
Cathy Lembo, Janet Orsucci, Jules Orsucci, MaryLouise Peacock (and her friend Freddie), and Elaine Volpone, gracious table clearers, Fran Albanese, Victoria Albanese, Christine Finley, Rosie Volpone, and to our energetic ice cream servers, Jack
(Paul & Sharon Pioli’s grandson) and Jack’s mom. We know
you all did more than one job, but it would take too long to repeat.
So one big hip-hip-hurray and hug from us!
Thoughts are with Ines Fourno after her fall. We hope your
knee and bruises heal quickly!
We heard from Christine Finley that she spent Christmas on
Maui in a condo right on the beach! The weather was absolutely
beautiful and the Ahi Tuna was delicious! Alright, why didn’t you
take me?
We have the answer to our question about the rubies for Paula
Cuneo. She did get them in the form of a pendent and earrings!
Isn’t John lovely!
If anybody would like to join us at our dine out in February it
will be at Pizza Mia, 1857 NW 195th Steet, Shoreline, WA, 98177
on February 24th at 7:00 p.m. Please call Chris at 425-775-5153
to let her know a couple of days before if you would like to join us
so she can make reservations.
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Member Seattle Fedele Lodge #1390
Okay, now on to our next fund raiser! But wait, we will be able
to get money from outside of the lodges! I mean really outside! It
is our annual trek to the rest stop at Smokey Point! We will be doing the north-bound rest stop again and we still need some more
volunteers to work a shift (more if you would like). We will even
try to accommodate the hours you would like to work ─ we are
flexible! We need cookies, cookies, cookies (This sounds like the
convention, but they need to be store bought ─ not homemade),
coffee, coffee, sugar, sugar, dry creamer, dry creamer, hot cocoa,
hot cocoa. We even take money! Please call Chris at 425-7755153 for more information. (We really need more chair people ─
Members: Remember membership dues are due ─ $45.00 as in
the past. You will need to have them paid by or at the meeting to
either run for an office or vote in the election.
February 15th (Monday) is our Election and Instillation meeting. We will be serving chicken cacciatore, polenta, salad, (maybe
rolls, not sure), and ice cream. We will be having a raffle, so bring
prizes! Socializing is at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm, meeting-elections-instillation will start around 7:30 pm. Hope you all can come
and visit. We love guests! We want to party!
Okay, we have checked with each other, and we can’t think of
anything else to put in this article, but if we have forgotten anything, I am sure someone will let us know. Besides, Chris wants to
watch CSI-Miami. So signing off,
Elaine Volpone & Chris Gerling
Catherine Ann Peretti Wolf, CPA
Member, Bremerton OSIA Cataldo Lodge #2280
Phone: (360) 275-0998
Fax: (360) 275-2606
Email: [email protected]
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Tacoma, WA
Many February Happy Birthday wishes goes out to all the members of our order in the Great Northwest and a very Happy Birthday wish to our Brothers & Sisters of the Tacoma Lodge: Sam
Bufalini, Paula Fiorino, Kathleen Grinager, Einar Johnson,
Meryle Martelli, John & Guelda Messina, Ken Roberts, Vincent Trinchini, Joe Verone and last but never the least Jerry
We send our thoughts and prayers to the Harkness family after
the recent loss of Wayne Harkness, a long time member of our
Order. Wayne achieved a list of accomplishments to O.S.I.A from
the local lodge to the State and to the National. Wayne has done
much for many and he will be greatly missed. Our prayers also go
to Jim Severino, our Past State President, who recently lost his
wife Shirley. Our thoughts go to him and his family during this
difficult time. Also, please keep Lois Killenbeck and Virginia
Moceri in your prayers as they continue to recover from their ailments. Helen Ames is our chairperson for the Sunshine committee. Please contact her if you know of a member who could use
some sunshine.
Though the group turnout for the evening was lighter than usual,
perhaps due to the weather, it still was an eventful meeting with a
wonderful dinner done by our kitchen staff. Our State Deputy Bill
Haberstock was present along with other members from the Cataldo Lodge. The Tacoma Lodge made an excellent effort in providing a large amount of donated food and clothing at our meeting. The donated items were delivered to the St. Charles’ food
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bank. For the February meeting the Lodge is collecting clothes to
donate. The lodge has been doing a great job in keeping what Toni
Bourne had started. Don Martelli announced the applications for
the lodge scholarship is now available. The deadline for submitting the paperwork is April 1st.
Wow! If you could not be at our meeting in January, you missed
a wonderful night of music. We were entertained by soloists and
a wonderful pianist. These young people are all music majors
studying at Pacific Lutheran University. They sang for us some
great Italian songs and some songs in English but they were all
We will have our elections at the February meeting but there
will still be an opportunity to nominate any member from the floor
for the available officers’ positions. Member dues must be paid for
you to be able to run for office and to vote in the election. If you
are interested in an office position please contact Tony Rendina
who is the chairman for the elections. If you are not interested in
an office position but wish to be involved, there is a need for people to chair and/or become a part of the Lodge’s many committees. The new officers will be installed at the March meeting.
Our Presidents’ Day dinner is now schedule for April 18th at
St. Charles School in Tacoma. The event is now titled the Tacoma
Lodge Annual Pasta Dinner. This has been a long running traditional event for our lodge. St. Charles is a great place for our dinner having a first class kitchen facility and a wonderful auditorium to host this event. Not to forget that our members put a lot of
work in providing a top notch meal with pasta, meatballs, sausage,
salad, rolls, ice cream and plenty of wine, coffee and soda for
only ten dollars. It is an opportunity to come by and, as my nonna
would say, “Mangia!”
To make this a successful venture we have to sell many tickets
and support this event by being an active participant. This will
take many members who are offering their assistance which will
allow this fund raiser to be a success. We are requesting our member to aid this effort with contribution of raffle prizes for the event.
Any and all donations or support given is greatly appreciated.
From the Tacoma Lodge we would like to wish everyone the
very best. Tanti Saluti!
Tony Rendina
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Welcome to all members of the Vancouver USA lodge. Our
lodge’s article in the NWIN will be in lieu of our newsletter for
important upcoming events and newsworthy items concerning our
lodge. You may also check our Yahoo website for the same information.
At our January meeting, Quinto Forlini invited all members to
his home for a Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 7th. Everyone always has a great time at the Forlini’s and it shouldn’t be any
different this year! Hope to see you there!
Elections will be held at our February meeting. Plan to attend on
Tuesday, the 9th, to vote for your officers for the coming year. If
you are interested in running for an office, please contact Louise
Ramunno-Johnson, Jerry Tarsi or Frank Palandrani for furNorthwest Italian News, Page 13
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Post Falls, ID 83854
Specializing in Ravioli, Gnocchi & Spaghetti Sauce
Complete Selection of Italian Groceries, Cheeses, Wines
2307 Rainier Avenue South - (206) 325-1550
1 Block North of the old Sick’s Stadium Site
GLNW On-Line:
February 2010
Bellevue Sons of Italy presents
With Audience Participation
Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 6:00pm
Holy Family Church
7355 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA
Call Frank Sternola at 206-310-2031 for Information
Admission $25 per person • Reserve by April 10th
(Admission will be $30 after April 10th or at the door)
(Make checks payable to “BSOI” – PO Box 511, Bellevue, WA 98009-0511)
ther information. Dinner will be a potluck
starting at 6:30 p.m. and the business meeting and election will begin at 7:30 p.m.
2010 DUES are due!! Please make checks
of $32.00 per member payable to OSIA
Lodge #2690. Mail to PO Box 2415, Vancouver, WA 98668-2415.
Grand Lodge of the Northwest Charities and Scholarship Fund are selling See’s
Candy Bars to raise funds. They are $2.00
each. Please contact Dawn Forlini at 360910-7220 if you are interested.
Our dine-out for February is Saturday
the 6th. Plan on attending the 4th Annual
Crab Dinner sponsored by the Lodge of the
Northwest, St. Bernadette’s School Hall,
Burien, WA. Tickets are $25.00 and available for purchase from Mike Turigliatto.
Vancouver USA Lodge #2690 will again
be hosting our Friendship Tea on Saturday,
February 27th, at 1:00. Tickets are on sale
at this time. Contact Dolores Tarsi at (360)
687-3913 if you would like to purchase a
ticket. Tickets are limited so don’t wait until the last minute!
Ladies White Elephant Bingo is still being
held the first Monday of the month at BarNorthwest Italian News, Page 14
bara Blair’s house at 7:00 p.m. For more
information you can contact Barbara at
360-253-7984. Otherwise, we hope to see
you there!
The March Dine Out will be breakfast at
the Sons of Norway on Sunday, March 7th,
at 10:00 a.m. at 2400 Grant, Vancouver, WA.
Breakfast is sausage, eggs, orange juice and
all you can eat pancakes for $6.00. RSVP
to Barbara Blair no later than March 5th if
you plan to attend.
Our Book Club selection for Monday,
March 15th, is Double Tap by author Steve
Martini. A no-host dinner will be at 5:30
p.m. at Azteca, 4708 NE Thurston Way,
Vancouver, 360-885-7675. Discussion will
begin at 7:00 p.m. at Vancouver’s Barnes
and Noble. Come join us!
April’s Dine Out is a fundraiser for Second
Chance Companions. They will be holding
an Endless Buffet on Saturday, April 3rd,
6:30 p.m. Price is $10.00 per person. To
RSVP or for further information, contact
Dawn Forlini at 360-910-7220.
Our Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be on
Sunday, April 18th, at the Masonic Hall on
76th Street in Vancouver, WA. Joe Quarto
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has volunteered to chair this event. Please
contact him if you can help on his committee. This is our largest fundraiser of the year
and we will need the help of all our membership to make this a successful event ─ so
please mark your calendar with this date!
Birthdays for febbraio are: Larry Vezza,
Traci D’Andrea, Fran Ranuio, Dianne
Slac, Pier Angela Dimico, and Art Ricchiuti. Best wishes for a great day!
It was good to see George Winters at
our January meeting feeling better. Gloria
Long is doing quite well in the sunshine of
Arizona. Bruce & Barbara Blair will be
visiting her in the end of March. Cheryl &
Tony Tocco will be traveling to Ecuador
and the Galapagos Islands in February. We
wish them a great adventure!
Calendar of upcoming events are:
Regular Lodge Meeting and Election,
Tuesday, February 9th, Dinner will be a
potluck at 6:30 p.m.(meeting at 7:30).
February Dine Out, 4th Annual Crab Dinner, Saturday, Feb 6th.
Friendship Tea, Saturday, February 27th,
1:00 p.m.
A Piu Tardi,
Barbara Blair
February 2010
Yakima, WA
Our January meeting was held January 19,
2010 at the Woman Century Club. Since I
gave such a long article last month, I will
make it a bit shorter this time.
Two new members were initiated at this
meeting: Michelle Lozarik and Joan
Wells. There were 21 members present.
Most of the meeting was a discussion of
the upcoming Italian dinner, which will be
held January 22, 2010. I will give you a
summary of the dinner in the next newsletter.
Our next monthly meeting will be held
the 3rd Tuesday of the month, which is
February 16th. The date was changed to
February 16th in order to accommodate
those members attending Francesca’s Italian class at Yakima Valley College.
Happy birthday to Rita McCrory. Also,
we wish to congratulate her and her husband Sam McCrory on their 54th Wedding Anniversary in February.
Beverly Maletta Arralde and the late
Joe Arralde’s daughter, Angela Arralde,
was recently married to Robert Millar at
St. James Cathedral in Seattle. Congratulations and Best Wishes to them both!
Jim Fasano is recovering from a leg injury and is doing much better. Get well soon,
Happy Valentine’s Day to all!
Gloria Salatino (509-965-2791)
Listed below are a few items from the
Garibaldi Meucci Museum in New York.
Saturday, January 9, 2010: reception for
“The Sports Art of Gabe Perillo.” Perillo
painted portraits of the greatest athletes of
all time, including Rocky Marciano, Joe
DiMaggio and many others. For more information:
Sunday, January 17: Terza Domenica
Heritage Series. Aldo Mancusi will present “The Life & Times of Enrico Caruso.”
For more information
Sunday, February 21: Terza Domenica
Heritage Series. Professor Louis Leonini,
“Italian Customs & Traditions for St. Joseph’s Day & Easter.”
Sunday, March 21: “Italian Staten Island.” Author Andy Mele will talk about
his new Arcadia book that contains photos
and stories of some of the people who, over
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the years, have helped give Staten Island
its decidedly Italian accent.
Spring 2010 Italian Language Classes:
“Introduction to Italian Language, History
and Culture, Part 1” as well as a continuing
“Part 2” class. Classes begin the week of
February 22, 2010.
January 31: Book Signing with Staten
Island Advance sportswriter Jay Price.
For more information:
Saturday, February 13: Art Opening. Loren Ellis, “Memories of Living in Italy.”
The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum has joined
forces with Cafe Press offering items including T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Tote Bags,
Mugs and Notecards. The proceeds from
each purchase will be used to support educational and cultural programs. Visit the
online store at:
March 5, 2010: Bus Trip to 2010 Philadelphia Flower Show. A bus trip to “Passport to the World,” a celebration of flowers and plants from around the globe at the
2010 Philadelphia Flower Show, which
includes lunch at Maggiano’s Little Italy
For more information on the above items,
visit their website at
World Cavalcade presents, “Inside the
Tuscan Hills” at Meydenbauer Theatre in
Bellevue on Tuesday, February 9, 2010.
World Cavalcade’s exciting adventures
continue with Inside the Tuscan Hills. Join
us for a mesmerizing experience of a place
where ancient traditions have never disappeared. Progressing through Tuscany geographically, the program showcases the regions amazing diversity of landscape, arts
and food. For tickets and information, call
206-547-4787. More information at http://
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Rome, Lazio - La Cisterna was a hotspot
for celebrities during Rome’s glamour days
of the 1950s. Even today, celebrities can
occasionally be seen dining at preferred
Table # 9 on the outside patio.
However, this Trastevere institution is a
treat even for us non-VIPs because of the
after-dinner delight of visiting the quirky
basement. There is an odd assortment of
statues, a mosaic decorated staircase, and
most surprisingly, an ancient well.
Tradition calls for guests to throw a coin
down the well and then drink a glass of
Prosecco for good luck.
The well serves as a reminder of another
era. In fact, the original restaurant can be
dated back to 1630, when the street level of
Trastevere was four meters (12 feet!) lower, prior to the construction of the Tiber’s
Rome truly is a city steeped in history
with layers of secrets waiting to be discovered... even when you grab a bite!
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Saturday, June 26, 2010*
Sno-King Lodge #2611 Hawaiian Luau
St. Alphonsus Family Center, Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 25, 2010*
Auburn Lodge #1955 Annual Picnic, Noon to 5:00PM
Les Gove Park, Auburn, WA
Sunday, August 15, 2010*
All Italian Picnic, Royal Arch Park
Maple Valley, WA
August 27 - 29, 2010*
Festa Italiana – Portland, OR
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Cataldo Lodge #2280 Annual Picnic
Bremerton Elk’s RV Clubhouse
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Seattle Festa Italiana Downtown Luncheon
Friday, September 24, 2010
Seattle Festa Italiana “Taste of Italy”
Saturday, September 25, 2010*
Auburn Lodge #1955 Annual Dinner Dance
Holy Family Church Hall, Auburn, WA
September 25 - 26, 2010
23rd Annual Italian Festival at Seattle Center
October 9 & 10, 2010*
Reno, NV Italian Festival
October 16 & 17, 2010
Grand Council Meeting Eugene, OR
State President Eugene Mancini,
State Deputy Herb Wilkowski, Monte
Santa Elena Lodge President Dave
Rose, State Imm. Past President
Wayne Harkness, and Bella Vita Lodge
President Dolores Essensa at Monte
Santa Elena’s 1998 Installation of
Officers ceremony.
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Saturday, November 6, 2010*
Auburn, WA Veterans Day Parade and Parade Luncheon
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Thursday, November 11, 2010*
Grand Lodge Crab Dinner
Auburn Lodge #1955 Thanksgiving meeting dinner
Holy Family Church Hall, Auburn, WA
Don’t Forget Your “Crackers”
Thursday, December 9, 2010*
Saturday, February 6th
Auburn Lodge #1955 Annual Christmas Party meeting
Holy Family Church Hall, Auburn, WA
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