DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS, OUR STATE GOVERNOR HAS MANDATED SOCIAL DISTANCING AND "STAY AT HOME" POLICY. CONSEQUENTLY, UNTIL THE SITUATION GREATLY IMPROVES AND IT IS SAFE FOR US TO MEET, OUR LODGE HAS CANCELLED ALL ACTIVITIES AND MONTHLY MEETINGS. 


PLEASE STAY SAFE AND BE WELL. LET’S HOPE AND PRAY WE MAY BE ABLE TO RESUME OUR SOCIAL ACTIVITIES IN THE NEAR FUTURE. I FOR ONE MISS THE CAMARADERIE - THE FRIENDSHIP AND FUN WHEN WE'RE ALL TOGETHER.  LET'S CONTINUE TO BE DILIGENT AND FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES – USE A MASK, WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN WITH SOAP AND WATER - SO THAT ONCE IT IS SAFE, WE CAN COME TOGETHER AGAIN AND CELEBRATE AS A FAMILY.


LET’S TAKE A MINUTE OUT OF OUR DAY TO PRAY FOR ALL THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS, FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SICKENED/DIED, THOSE WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE TO THE VIRUS, FOR THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHOSE LABOR MAKES OUR LIVES EASIER, AND FRIENDS/NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY BE AT RISK.


FILLED WITH SOME ANXIETY AND MUCH GRATITUDE, I PRAY FOR STRENGTH IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES, AND FOR HOPE THAT THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY WILL SUCCESSFULLY FIND AN ANTIVIRAL MEDICATION TO EASE THE SUFFERING FOR THOSE AFFLICTED WITH COVID-19, AND ULTIMATELY A VACCINE.

 GOD BLESS US ALL!


 

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 La Befana, January 6 

 Carnevale  

 St. Joseph’s Table  

 Pasquetta  

 Picnic Lodge 

 Anniversary Celebration 

 Italian Republic Day (June2) 

 Members Appreciation celebration 

 Fourth of July 

 Ferragosto, August 15 

 Columbus/Italian Heritage Month (October)

 Thanksgiving 

 Family Christmas Party   

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Alzheimer’s Association 

Arizona Veterans  

St. Vincent DePaul 

Italian Festival (participate)

Musical Instrument Museum (participate) 

Sister Cities Catania  (participate) 

Christmas Angels 

Toys-for-Tots /HeartfortheCity

St. Mary’s Food Bank  

Backpack Program

Bocce Tournament

Fun Trips/Casino Trips

Casino Night Italian Card Games – Briscola, Scopa, Tombola (Italian Bingo)

Italian Conversation Lessons

Cooking Demonstrations

Kids Activities (pizza making)

Olive Picking/Curing

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Several DaVinci members participated at the Hearn Academy annual cultural event. Our display table contained a map of Italy, the Italian flag, pottery pieces, books, apron and kitchen towels unique to Sicily, a tri-fold poster board filled with postcards highlighting various Italian cities, pictures of typical foods, and included on the board were every day phrases. The children enjoyed the diversion of the day and the teachers were very welcoming and accommodating. It was great opportunity to share our love of Italy with the children.

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