2018 Newsletters


Buon Anno; Happy New Year

As we step into another year I’d like to thank the outgoing administration for their many achievements, most notably the success in obtaining a grant for the replacement of the hall roof and rooftop HVAC unit, and the administration of the replacement contracts.

We had many other successful events thought-out the year: Starting with the fratelli e Sorelli  Curling Bonspiel in January.     Silver City Day’s  Bocce Classic and the  Spagettata in May.    In July the Lodge participated in the Maple Leaf Band 100th year anniversary, by hosting a lunch for the Consul General of Italy Massimiliano Lacchini.     The fall session  began with Columbus Day Family dinner, Trail Smoke Eaters Tidbits  tournament, Fall Bocce Classic, and New Year’s celebration. None of the above noted events could have succeeded without the hard work and time commitments of the executive committees.

A note of thanks; to our members and their families who  attended the  May and December family dinners, both events were well attended.

The progress  that  began last year continues. Amendments to the constitution will be presented to the  executive in February for approval.  We continue to look into new grants  for the office improvement, the archive room and exhibits and  potential fire escape replacement.  We are also undertaking  a catering assessment.

Executive stepping down this year are Gordon Gattafoni and Lenard Seymour. I thank them both for their time and contributions.  We have three new Executive members Ken LeRose, Steven Unti and Ron Parisotto.  I welcome these new executive members and look forward to working with them. I especially thank the executive members staying on for another term. 

A special thank-you to our all the members who helped us throughout the year and to our janitor Don Brandt.

I look forward to serving my second term as Presidente of the Christoforo Colombo Lodge. Please join me in celebrating our Italian culture and heritage.

Joseph Parrilla