NOVEMBER 2020 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We are now in our 9th month of Challenging times dealing with the isolation forced upon us by Covid-19 requiring social distancing and Local business operating restrictions. This large speed bump should not stop any of us from reaching out to fellow members and keeping in contact with them, pick up the phone, send an email or post a message on social media, let them know you’re thinking of them.
The elections are almost over, maybe; at least now we can relax our eyes and ears from the barrage of political commercials. Whoever is or will be the victor, may he serve our great country well and continue to put the needs of the people of this country first and foremost.
Happy Veterans Day to all those who have worn the nation’s military uniform. November 11th is a special day reserved to recognize all American veterans and to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation. Also to celebrate the service of all veterans both those who are also on active Duty.
The January 8th & 9th, 2021 quarterly meeting in Melbourne Florida is still a go at the moment, unless infection numbers rise dramatically and/or government mandates change. Attendance for this in person quarterly meeting will be solely upon your personal comfort level. If you decide that you’re not comfortable with attending this live in-person quarterly meeting for health and safety reasons it will not be counted against you. Of course I would love to see everyone again in person if at all possible; we have a wonderful Saturday evening dinner planned and live entertainment for dancing also and a lot of catching up.
We have been able to conduct both Trustee and Presidents meetings via Zoom for the past 3 quarterlies and the participation has been very good. A special thank you to Brother Nick, 2nd VP, for hosting the Presidents forum and both Nick and Sister Carolyn IPP for proctoring the Trustee’s meeting.
I hope everyone is being safe and following local and state guidelines during this pandemic. I hope you had a Happy Halloween and indulged your sweet tooth and had some fun.
Food distancing - During this trying time I hope you’re able to avoid tragedy of the different foods on your plate touching one another.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Brothers and Sisters.
Being a Sons and Daughters of Italy family means you are part of something very special and wonderful. It means you will be appreciated, remembered and be loved for the rest of your life.
Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
OSIA Grand Lodge of Florida