Below you will find the newsletters of the Colombo Lodge Executives.
PRESIDENTE MESSAGE - 2017
Buon Natale e un felice e prosperoso Anno Nuovo a tutti voi. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to you all.
I want to thank our Past Presidente Pat Zanier for his many hours of hard work and leadership over the past three years and look forward to having Pat as Grand Marshal. Pat your experience will be a valuable resource. I wish to thank, our going Grand Marshal, Larry (Bertoria) Martin for his many years of dedicated service to the Lodge.
Leaving the executive are John Borsato and Mike Brace. Thank you both for your hard work and dedication to the Lodge. Both John and Mike have indicated their willingness to continue helping out when needed. We have four one year Counsellors elected to this years executive. They are Pat Zinio, Winston Fayant, Alex Coutts and Terry Hanik. Larry Martin has been elected two year Counsellor. I welcome these new executive members and look forward to working with them. A special thanks to all the returning Executive members. Also, thank you to all the members and non-members who helped us throughout the years.
We had a very busy and successful calendar of events in 2016: Starting with the Joint Curling Bonspiel, Founder's day in March, Silver City Days's Bocce Classic, Spagettata, July 1st picnic, in September Piazza Day, followed by Columbus Day Family dinner, Trail Smoke Eaters Tippits tourament, Fall Bocce Classic, Christmas Family Dinner and New Year's Eve celebration. I envision 2017 will be another successful year!
We all have inherited the Societa Cristoforo Colombo and the iconic Rossland Avenue brick building. Our only responsibility is look after these and use both for the good of the membership. Our focus for 2017 is to open up the lodge, to engage all member of all ages, and put in place activities that will interest all age groups. With your input and participation, we can make the Colombo Lodge a place of Italian Pride.
I look forward to my first year as Presidente, please join me in celebrating our Italian culture and hertiage.