STATE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I hope this finds everyone in good health. It seems that quite a few members have experienced flu like symptoms also some have the Covid variant. Get well wishes.
Brother Nick our 2ndV.P and Carolyn our IPP are spearheading training sessions and they will be conducting training for officers again soon.
Brother Nick Capitano will be the proctor of the President’s Forum at the Trimester meetings on the Friday before the Grand Lodge Council meetings.
Brother Joseph Dente our 1stV.P. is in charge of all of the Foundation committees and all Chairs will report to Brother Joe monthly with any updates, changes and also financial income / expense status.
The next Supreme Plenary meeting will be held this month from the 11th to the 14th in Chicago. A special luncheon to honor Past President Nancy DiFiore Quinn is planned.
The Supreme Lodge has planned a Trip to Rome to visit with the Rome lodge President and another proposed lodge in Sicily.
The Women’s Action Committee has created an “Italian American Women Authors” bookmark and is providing it free. See page 2 of the Italian American magazine for full details.
Garibaldi Meucci Museum “Venice Project: The dedication of the 40’ Tower of Light, donated by renowned sculptor, Giogio Bortoli will be erected on the museum site and a dedication is tentatively planned for November. After a lengthy process including the global pandemic the “la Torre di Luce” has been disassembled, crated and transported to Marghera Port for shipment to NY. Updates will be forthcoming watch for them on the Website.
Revised “Ritual & Protocol” booklet was distributed to all Presidents in attendance at the last Trimester meeting; this contains Rituals and Protocols that are applicable to Florida Filial Lodges. The most recent Grand Lodge of Florida and the Supreme By-Laws are on our Website; you can copy and print your own copies or contact the State Orator Alfred Greco to purchase them.
Oct. 14th -17th, 2022: The upcoming Trimester meeting at Sea aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise lines Independence of the Seas is coming up fast. Everyone going is excited; some members are bringing family members along too. We have almost at 60 people and 26 cabins booked. This will be a great time for all in Nassau, at sea and at their private Island paradise. We are all dining together at dinner in one reserved section all to ourselves. Thanks to our cruise travel specialist, Jennifer Santos of the Port St. Lucie Lodge.
Feb 3rd & 4th, 2023: Trimester meeting will be held and at the Deltona Lodge. Accommodations have been arranged at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Orange City.
June 7th – 11th, 2023: State Convention will be held at the Embassy Suites & Convention Center Buena Vista South. The convention opens on Thursday and closes usually on a Saturday. Remember to reserve these dates.
Do not schedule conflicting events during these dates where your delegates would be needed. Plan to attend.
Tony Cianciotta August 2022
OSIA Grand Lodge of FL