State President Tony Cianciotta’s Message
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I hope everyone is enjoying our winter season; at least we had some chilly days so that we could see if our heating systems still work.
By the time you read this our 4th Quarterly meeting in Deltona this past January 31st and February 01, 2020 has concluded, and we are addressing and implementing most of the topics brought up. Thank you for all your comments, concerns and ideas.
The meetings went very well: The Presidents Forum was interactive and informative; lodge presidents shared so many ideas between each other. Your lodges presidents were jotting down shared ideas to bring back to you. Those of you who didn’t attend or were unable to attend you missed a great Presidents Meeting.
The lunch and dinner hosted by the Deltona Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge were very well done and the visiting Chef Dr. Mark cooked up his famous shrimp scampi and pasta for dinner. Thank you all for a job well done.
I want to remind the local lodge presidents and recording secretaries to forward the list of newly elected 2020-2022 officers following your February lodge meeting and their contact information as soon as possible. Send the newly elected lodge officers to State Recording Secretary Gertrude Dorries at email@example.com. Also, please send a copy of the list to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will then have The Floridian and the Website chairs update the information with the new officer info.
i want to extend my personal thank you to all the outgoing officers and to the newly elected officers of the local lodges. You are the leaders of your respective lodges and working together with your other lodge officers and members your lodges will thrive and grow.
Brother Jon Bottiglieri from the Palm Bay Lodge won the Hidden Symbol Contest. Want to win next time? You need to read the Website articles, photos, etc. to win. See details on the Website.
Remember, scholarship applications must be sent to Sister Gertrude Dorries and MUST be post marked no later than March 15th, 2020, to be accepted.
As I write this the Festa di Sant’Agata in Catania, Sicily, is taking place this Feb. 3rd to the 5th. The story and history of Agatha, one of the most highly venerated virgin martyrs of Christian antiquity. Google it.
Sister Mildred will still be in the rehab center for a few more days undergoing therapy; I have been in touch with her Vice President Lidia who has been visiting Mildred. I sent our best wishes to Mildred via Lidia and hope to talk with Sister Mildred soon.
The April Quarterly Meeting will be at the Hilton Orlando Altamont Springs Hotel. Meeting information will be posted soon on the Grand Lodge Website.
I would li ke to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day. God Bless and Stay Well.