DECEMBER 2020 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
2020 has been the most challenging OSIA year that I can remember. One of its positives however is reminding us what really matters – our OSIA family and friends, and the communities we’re a part of and how we are keeping connected.
As Thanksgiving is now behind us and Christmas is just around the corner, I’d like to say THANK YOU all for being a part of the OSIA family! We are so grateful for all you do to keep and make the Grand Lodge of Florida and your local lodge vibrant and strong.
A Special rememberance for our brother David Little who was taken from us by the Pandemic virus on November 24th, he will be surely missed but not forgotten. He was the editor of our quarterly newsletter “the Floridian” and long time member of the Nature Coast lodge. May he Rest In Peace.
We hope everyone will have a wonderful holiday season and enjoy the celebration with those you love – whether in-person or not.
The scheduled in-person 4th quarterly meeting in January has been Cancelled due to health concerns over the Pandemic and will be held on Zoom the following Saturday, January 16th starting at 10 a.m.
The 1st 2021 Quarterly meeting in April will be the last meeting prior to the State Convention and Elections of Officers for the 2021-2023 term. Delegates and standing officers will need to present their intent to run for office at that time.
In an effort to reduce some of the financial burdens facing local lodges the Per Capita dues for the 4th Quarter 2020 has been waived. Submit your reports as you would normally, attach a matching Dec 31, 2020 membership roster. No payment necessary.
I wish you all a blessed and safe Christmas season.
Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
OSIA Grand Lodge of Florida