David Little, our Floridian Editor, has been hospitalized with Covid-19. He is slowly recuperating.
Pasquale DiVivo’s wife Carolsue passed away on Nov. 7. She was a long time member of the Order.
Beginner Italian lessons will start on Thursday, December 10.
Mildred Cooper, president of the Central Gulf Coast Lodge, has been teaching Italian for years.
The classes are held via Zoom. Mildred will send students a link to the class. Just one click and you’ll be able to see and hear Mildred and your classmates.
“It is a great and convenient way to learn,” says Tony Branco of the Tampa Lodge, who has been Mildred’s student for the past six months. “The time goes by so quickly when we’re learning. I often can’t believe when the 90 minutes is up.”
For more information, call Mildred at 727-787-3344 and tell her you finally need to do what you’ve long wanted to do: Learn Italian.
Join us each Thursday for our ongoing series of interviews with noted personalities from the Italian community. At 1:30 p.m., est, go to the following Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/Sons.of.Italy/videos/
We are an organization dedicated to the preservation of our Italian heritage, language and culture.
The Grand Lodge of Florida was incorporated in 1953. Currently, there are 25 lodges under the umbrella of the Grand Lodge of Florida with a total of approximately 1,700 members.
The Florida Foundation issues five scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors in Florida. Local lodges also are active in issuing scholarships within the boundaries of their individual unit.
The Foundation also donates to charities, such as the cancer fund, Alzheimer’s fund and Cooley’s Anemia.
The Commission for Social Justice strives to promote our Italian heritage and culture while dealing with issues of defamation, bias and bigotry.
The Commission is
particularly concerned with eliminating false and discriminatory portrayals of Italian Americans.