San Felese Society Meeting Minutes November 14, 2018
The meeting opened with a prayer and flag salute. Officers present: Thomas Frascella, President; Rose Stia, Treasurer; Frank Bruno, Secretary; Gerald DeLorenzo, Sgt. At Arms; Albert Frascella, Vice President, Absent . Minutes from 09/19/18 meeting approved. Treasurer’s report approved with a balance of $XXXXXXX.
Membership: 1 new application was reviewed and approved; JoAnn Carlucci (regular). That brings our total new members for 2018 to ten. They will be inducted at our Christmas dinner in December. We are happy to note that we have received a 97% membership renewal for the fiscal year 2018-2019.
Sick & Vigil Committee – A request for prayers for healing for John Scarpati, President, Mercer County Italian American Festival Association.
Scholarships: Gerald DeLorenzo, Chair reported that 5 recipients will receive their monetary award at the Christmas Dinner. A date will be announced in January as to when the new applications will be available for those students who are currently seniors in high school, with a graduation date of Spring 2019 and pursuing higher education. The board and the committee will meet to discuss having future scholarship recipients receive their monetary award at a dinner to be held in June, at which past scholarship recipients will be invited to attend as well.
· Thank you from Italian American National Hall of Fame for the ad we placed in their program
Christmas Luncheon & Ad Journal
· Christmas Dinner to be held on December 9th. If you haven’t already reserved, you have until December 3rd
Please contact Rose Stia as soon as possible. 609-588-0290. Look forward to seeing many of you in attendance!
· If you still would like to send an ad in for our program journal, please do so as soon as possible. We need all ads no later than November 30th to provide us enough time for assembling and printing of the programs.
· As usual there will be tickets for sale for baskets of cheer and door prizes.
The meeting was adjourned by President Tom Frascella and refreshments were served.
Please watch our Facebook page, our website and your email for notice of the date and place of our first meeting in 2019.
During this holiday season, we give thanks for many blessings; firstly we thank God for He is good and merciful, the author of all blessings; we give thanks for this great country where we enjoy freedoms not found anywhere else in the world; we are grateful for our families and for the love we share with one another. We thank you, members of our San Felese family, for your continued interest and support of our activities and programs. Your renewal for another year inspires us to continue moving forward with the principles of our organization and our commitment to provide encouragement to our young people in support of their pursuit of higher education.
The season is highlighted by the celebration of the Birth of our Savior. It is a season to come together as a family and celebrate our traditions. The conclusion of the holiday season then brings us into a new year which we hope will be filled with joy, health and peace.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Frank Bruno, Secretary