San Felese Lodge – General Meeting, September 19, 2019
Meeting opened with a flag salute and a prayer. Twenty-five members were present. All officers were present.
Minutes & Treasurer’s Report: Minutes from the May 16, 2019 general meeting were approved as submitted. Treasurer Rose Stia reported a current treasury balance of $XXXXX.
Elections: The first ballot vote was taken for the office of Vice-President. The final slate of nominees is Bill Frascella, Diane Bonnano and Melissa Force. The slate of nominees has been closed. The final ballet vote will take place at the next meeting on November 20, 2019. The offices of President, Secretary & Treasurer were uncontested.
Sick & Vigil: Member Floria Brenna passed away on July 14th. Gregory Chiaramonti, (son of member Therese Fowler) passed away on August 16th. Remember them and their families in your prayers. Keep in prayer Diane Bonnano who is recuperating from knee surgery and Maria Schaaf who continues to heal from a fall.
Membership: Two applications were reviewed, voted on and approved. We welcome our two new members, Francine Cracker & Darlene DeLorenzo
Scholarships: Chair Jerry DeLorenzo recapped the scholarship luncheon held on June 29th for the 2019 Scholarship Recipients. There were 65 people present, including past and present recipients and their parents and families. To date we have received thank you notes from Luke Tartaglia & Daniel Frascella. The 2020 Applications will be available on our website after the New Year. Children & Grandchildren of our current, active (dues paying) members who will be graduating in the Spring of 2020 will be eligible to apply. Scholarship donations always welcome!
Church in San Fele Restoration Project: Total collected to date is $420 with another pledge made at the meeting of $300 bringing the total to $720. Member Dan Brenna will add his own funds to this amount as well and contact the priest in San Fele as to how to transfer the money to his church.
Solicitations: Italian American National Hall of Fame Ad for ¼ page for $125 approved; MCIAFA Christopher Columbus Gala Ad ½ page for $75 approved. Reimbursements: $124.33 (2 Mass cards @$10 each, Mailing/Stamps $104.33)
Christmas Luncheon & Ad Booklet: Please refer to the two enclosed flyers
Dues: Those that have paid their dues and have not received your membership cards previously will find them in the mailing. For those that have not paid dues, you will find a note regarding payment of your dues. Upon receipt of your dues, your membership card will be mailed to you.
-Feast of St. Gerard: Celebrated on Wednesday, October 16th more details can be found at www.saintlucy.net
General Meeting, 7:00 P.M. Italian Heritage Center,
Meeting adjourned. Refreshments served.
Respectfully submitted: Frank Bruno, Secretary