JUNE 2014 ISSUE
Official Newsletter of the Renaissance Lodge #2259
Message From the President David Prisco “Sempre Avanti!”
MEETING SCHEDULE: Officers’ Meeting Thursday, June 12th Members Meeting: Wednesday, June 18th both meetings will be held at our NEW LOCATION
First Presbyterian Church of Orange (Geneva Room) 146 N. Grand Street Orange, CA 92866 *
WEBSITE INFO: Check out our new website at www.sonsofitalyca.org/Renaissance for upcoming events and news! *
OUR PURPOSE: The Renaissance Lodge, OSIA is dedicated to promoting a positive image of Americans of Italian heritage within the framework of American society through involvement in cultural, educational, social and charitable endeavors. *
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he May General Meeting was one of the best we have had in a long time. We honored all mothers for Mother’s Day with a complete pasta dinner prepared and served by the men of the lodge. Chair of the event was Hank Lowinger, and his enthusiastic committee consisted of several helpful men of the lodge. A huge cake proclaiming “Happy Mother’s Day” was served to all at the conclusion of the dinner. The ladies of the lodge will in return prepare and serve the men in honor of Father’s Day at the upcoming June General Meeting. These events were a former tradition in our lodge which has now been reestablished, with overwhelming approval of the general membership. Also at the June meeting, we will be presenting our lodge scholarships which were awarded to graduating seniors from surrounding area high schools. We will also be initiating several new members into the Order and our lodge. Member participation in greeting and welcoming new members is very important! Don’t miss this meeting, as there is a lot happening!! I want to openly thank Head Trustee Paul Licata for the great job he and the trustees perform for the lodge. Paul also serves as our liaison to both Cal State Long Beach and Chapman Universities. Paul also serves continuously as a member of our Italian Cultural Committee. I salute you, Paul, for all your dedicated and appreciated hard work. I will ask past Lodge President John Russo to chair the lodge’s Nominating Committee. Although November is still many months away, it is not too soon to prepare for the election of new lodge officers. I will instruct
John to obtain names of members who want to run for office, and to obtain a brief resume from each of those members. The resumes could appear in the La Campana for all the members to read. The State Convention will take place in Burlingame, California during the last week of this month. Our lodge will be presenting $1,750 in donations for the Grand Lodge charities. The delegates from our lodge will make the presentation during the meetings. Many thanks are extended to Angel Valenzuela for the superb job he performed in shampooing the carpeting in both our new meeting room and the adjacent auditorium at the Presbyterian Church. The carpeting (which really needed a good going over) looked practically new, considering it had never been cleaned previously. “Hats off” to Angel, who by the way will be initiated as a new member of the lodge at the meeting on June 18th! Last but not least, applause to our Editor of the La Campana, lodge member Nina LoMonacoPerez, for her great work in producing our award-winning newsletter. The newsletter shows much professionalism, and for that we are all proud. I was recently asked for the definition of “Fraternity.” To be sure that I was correct, I looked it up in the dictionary, and the following definition is what I found: “The state or feelings of friendship or mutual support within a group, relating to brotherhood, kinship, fellowship, solidarity, union, togetherness and sisterhood.” Fraternity, being part of our motto, should above all be practiced at all times. I am sure all our members agree. I once again wish all of you good health and remember, “Never underestimate the power of a kind word or deed.” “Sempre Avanti!” David Prisco, President
Lodge Calendar of Events United Lodges meeting, 12 pm 1
Flag Day 14
Lodge General Meeting 7:00 pm18
Happy Father’s Day
Street Fair Meeting 7 pm 16
Upcoming Dates for Lodge Events Giugno/June, 2014 12 Officers’ Meeting, 1st Pres, Orange, 7 pm 16 Street Fair Meeting, 7 pm, Dessert 18 General Meeting, 1st Pres, Orange, 7 pm
Luglio/July, 2014 10 Officers’ Meeting, 1st Pres, Orange, 7 pm 16 General Meeting, 1st Pres, Orange, 7 pm 21 Street Fair Meeting, 7 pm, Dessert 29 Trustee Meeting
Grand Lodge Convention ----------Burlingame-------------22
Agosto/August, 2014 14 Officers’ Meeting, 1st Pres, Orange, 7 pm 19 Street Fair Meeting, 7 pm, Dessert 20 General Meeting, 1st Pres, Orange, 7 pm 29-31 Orange International Street Fair
June, 2014 29
Lodge General Meeting 7:00 pm 16
Italian Street Fair Movie @ Meeting Bowers 7 pm 20
Grand Lodge/United Lodges/Other Event Dates Jun 1 United Lodges meeting, Joanne Coccia Lodge Hall, 12 noon Jun 24-29 OSIA Convention, Burlingame, CA Jul 20 Italian Movie, Bowers Museum, 1:30 pm Aug 3 United Lodges meeting, Joanne Coccia Lodge Hall, 12 noon
Happy Father’s Day!
Trustee Meeting 27
June ays d h t r Bi
United Lodges meeting, 12 pm
Italian Movie @ Bowers 17
Street Fair Lodge General Meeting Meeting 7 pm 18 19 7:00 pm20
*****Orange Int’l***** Street Fair 25
Emma Loney (Dito Granddaughter) Gaylene Lowinger Amy High Mary Ann Valenzuela Carol Licata Guy Floridia Alex Perez Cameron Yana Karl Romero
1st 5th 5th 8th 15th 17th 17th 27th 29th
June General Assembly Meeting Father’s Day Dinner
Sunshine Lady News by Sunshine Lady Lillian Rossi
Vicky Lombardo's sister passed away in Rhode Island. It was great to see Diana Hodge at the Mother's Day Dinner. Happy Father 's Day to all of the Fathers and Grandfathers in our lodge. Should you know of anyone who is ill or hospitalized, please call me at 949-916-0761 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Renaissance Lodge #2259 will be celebrating all fathers and grandfathers by having a Father’s Day Dinner at their next General Assembly meeting. The ladies of the Lodge will be preparing and serving the meal. There will be no charge for the dinner.
Wedding Anniversaries Any of our lodge members who are married, please send me your wedding anniversary month year and date and your spouse's name, should your spouse not be a member of the lodge. You can call me at 949-916-0761 to give me the information or e-mail the information to me at email@example.com. In the coming months, your anniversary will be listed in the newsletter.
Also at the June meeting, we will be meeting the graduating high school seniors who received scholarships from our lodge, and we will have the installation of new members. Don’t miss this very busy and important meeting!
Orange International Street Fair (Submitted by Al Rossi, Chair )
It is that time of year again...the Street Fair is fast approaching! Please see the volunteer sign up sheet included in this month's La Campana. This is YOUR lodge and we need YOUR support over Labor Day weekend, helping us to make the Street Fair a success. Any high school student who needs volunteer service hours, this is a great way to get those hours. Please mail the Volunteer Sign Up Sheet to Al Rossi at the address on the form or you can e-mail it me at firstname.lastname@example.org Any questions, please call me at 949-916-0761.
Wednesday June 18, 2014 Meeting time 6:30 pm Dinner at 7 pm. At our new meeting location: First Presbyterian Church of Orange, The Geneva Room 146 North Grand Street in the City of Orange. All members are invited! Please RSVP no later than June 13th. We really need to know how many people will attend, to ensure sufficient food and drink.
Correct Address, Phone Number and E-mail Address If you have moved recently or have changed your phone number, please let Pete and Pat Dito know so they can update the roster. We would also like to have your email address, so we can contact you via email and the La Campana can be sent to you that way. Pete's email address is email@example.com. Pat's email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
To RSVP, or for more information, contact Michelle Alfieri-Lowinger at 714-287-9471 or by email at email@example.com.
We invite everyone to come and enjoy the meal and the meeting.
Help!! Help!! Help!!
The vote on the Foundation bylaws has been postponed until the July 16th General Assembly meeting.
Our lodge is also in need of an Historian to keep track of our activities. If you like scrapbooking, you’ll love this position! Please consider volunteering to help us out! Call President David Prisco at 714-292-1038. 3
into a powerful position, making changes he has only dreamed of.
Bowers Museum Presents CINEMA ITALIANO
Benvenuto, Presidente is a hilarious combination of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington meets the Keystone cops with an homage to anarchy and Janis Joplin. A new comedy by Riccardo Milani, the film unmasks corruption in the Italian government and offers the country an education in personal responsibility. The film calls the citizens of Italy to civic accountability through the metaphor of an ordinary man forced to grapple with the difficult and overwhelming task of being a responsible citizen.
Offered by Italian Cultural Arts Council & Orange County Italian Cultural Association
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art 2002 N. Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706
Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon movie! Bring your friends! Reception at 1:30pm Seating at 1:45 pm Movie at 2:00 pm
September 21, 2014 L’Aria Salata (The Salty Air) Directed by: Alessandro Angelini 2006, Drama, 87 minutes An embittered penitentiary social worker receives an unwelcome blast from the past when the case file of his father, a convicted murderer who has been emotionally broken by prison life, lands on his desk in director Alessandro Angelini's tense family drama. As a child, Fabio (Giorgio Pasotti) was abandoned by his father when the man was found guilty of murder and locked away on an extended sentence. Now a passionate social worker whose job it is to monitor prisoners and recommend them for day leaves of probation when he sees fit, Fabio nevertheless remains extremely hardened by his fatherless youth. Soon after Fabio callously rejects an offer for a better paying job by the well-off father of his girlfriend Emily (Katy Saunders), he notices a familiar face in his latest batch of assignments. Despite the fact that it has been two decades since Fabio has seen his father Sparti (Giorgio Colangeli), he instantly recognizes the photograph in the file as his long-lost dad and soon commences to torment the man - who remains clueless that Fabio is, in fact, his son - with a vicious torrent of verbal and psychological abuse. Later, when the pair ventures into the suburbs on a day leave, the details of the long ago murder gradually begins to bubble to the surface as Fabio takes his father to visit their family, who still harbor deep-seeded feelings of resentment and anger towards the now-remorseful convict.
July 20, 2014 August 17, 2014 September 21, 2014 Still $10.00 per person! $5.00 for students July 20, 2014 Nessuno Mi Può Giudicare (Escort in Love) Directed by: Massimiliano Bruno 2011, Comedy, 95 minutes Thirty-five year old Alice lives in a nice house in Rome. She has a husband, a nine year old son and three immigrant housekeepers. Her life seems a beautiful dream, but it soon turns out to be a nightmare. Her husband, an entrepreneur in the field of bathroom fittings, dies in a car accident and her lawyer tells her that she is on her uppers. She now has to figure out something for saving her son's and her own lives. The only way she finds to earn money in short time is to do the oldest job in history. She searches for information on the Internet and finds someone who's been doing this job for years: Eva. Eva is a beautiful woman in her thirties apparently superficial and cynical. A lighthearted farce with thought-provoking deeper meaning.
All films in Italian with English Subtitles
Other Orange County Events July 9 - August 17 - My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy - Huntington Beach Library Playhouse One of the logest-running one-man shows in Broadway history! Steve Solomon's 80 minute smash hit comedy is inspired by his hilarious and dysfunctional family and all the people in his life whose sole purpose is to drive him into therapy! One part lasagna, one part kreplach, two parts Prozac, you don't have to be Jewish OR Italian to love this show. All you need is to know what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache!
August 17, 2014 Benvenuto, Presidente! (Welcome, Mr. President!) Directed by: Riccardo Milani 2013, Comedy, 100 minutes In a small mountain village lives a man with the famous name of Giuseppe Garibaldi, known by everybody as Peppino. Through a series of missteps and coincidences, Peppinoi, the local librarian and fisherman, has been elected president of Italy. Having agreed to renounce the post, he changes his mind once he sees how things really operate. He is an “everyman” thrust
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RENAISSANCE LODGE #2259 ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING MINUTES
Attention Il Leone Sponsors!
May 21, 2014 Submitted by Bernadine Liuzzi-Neil, Recording Secretary
IL LEONE It is now time to renew your sponsorship for the Il Leone. Please make your checks out to the Grand Lodge of California and in the memo space earmark it for the Il Leone. Send them to me, Andy Pampuro, and I will present them at the convention in June. It is very important that we keep up the sponsorship of the paper. We desperately need your help to keep the paper alive! A new list of sponsors will appear in the September issue of the Il Leone. Please be one of the names on the list. The cost is $25.00 per name, per year. Thankyou all in advance!
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President David Prisco at 6:40 pm. A formal roll call was taken. All officers were present except Financial Secretary Pat Dito and Sentinel John Alfieri (excused) and Mistress of Ceremonies Marilyn Vecchio (absent). Frank DeSantis represented the OCAIRF and the Italian Arts Council. Louise Pampuro read the invocation. Immediate Past President Andy Pampuro led the Pledge of Allegiance. A moment of silence was observed for our sick and departed members and for the members of our armed services. NEW MEMBERS AND GUESTS: Three new members were introduced: Tom Stroud, Mary Buono and Brent Canzano. Agnes Rocco brought her friend Barbara Ochoa and Stan Chiarenza introduced his son, Romy. Virginia Miller was accompanied by her daughters Melissa and Susan and her sister Diane.
Andy Pampuro, Editor of Il Leone 718-D Avenida Majorca Laguna Woods, CA 92637
A Night at the Races Los Alamitos Race Track Vessels Club Date TBA
MOTHER'S DAY DINNER: Chairman of this event, Hank Lowinger, announced that dinner would be served. While we were waiting, Paul Licata read the beautiful creed I Am An Italian American and Luciano Principato sang his heartfelt rendition of Mamma to all the mothers, but before he sang it he surprised us with a few lines of a song in Sicilian dialect. We were treated to a wonderful Italian dinner, made and served by the men of the Lodge. David Prisco made the sauce and Emmett Yana cooked the pasta. Salad and garlic bread were also served. Kitchen help and servers included: Hank Lowinger, Frank DeSantis, Andy Pampuro, Pete Dito, Angel Valenzuela, Al Rossi, Tom Rizzo, Andy Ginocchio, Tony Coco and Al Schlappy. Hank Lowinger cut the delicious Mother's Day cake for all to enjoy. It was a lovely tribute to the Mothers of the Lodge. Bernadine Neil thanked Hank and all the men of the Lodge who participated in making the dinner such a memorable event.
(We are considering either July 26th or August 2nd come to the June meeting to help decide the best date!)
5:00 pm No Host Cocktails 6:00 pm Dinner $43.00 per person Includes dinner and entry into the Vessels Club. We also have a race run in our honor and are invited to take a picture with the winning jockey.
More details to follow in the July La Campana!
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Al Rossi moved we approve the minutes as they appeared in the May edition of La Campana and Mary Lou Jeffries seconded the motion. All were in favor.
CORRESPONDENCE: Bernadine Neil read an email asking us to observe 60 seconds of silence on May 26th at 12:01 PM to coincide with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) member, Ann Weeby, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
For the past few months, the listing of the Grand Lodge Delegates in the roster of Lodge Officers and Committees on page 8 of this newsletter was incorrectly changed. The listing should read as follows:
MEMBERSHIP: Tom Rizzo reported that he signed 3 new members at the Bowers Museum Italian Film. He asked all of us to work together to invite new members into our Lodge. David Prisco stated that we should all consider ourselves participants on the membership committee.
Andy Pampuro Al Rossi Mary Jane Cambria David Prisco, Past State President Frank J. DeSantis, Past State President From now on, any changes to the list of Officers, Trustees, Delegates or Committee members listed on page 8 of this newsletter will come to the Editor ONLY through the President of the Lodge. Furthermore, any articles submitted by the general membership that call into question the bylaws of the lodge will be forwarded to the President BEFORE they are considered for inclusion in the newsletter. Thank you for your cooperation.
STREET FAIR: Al Rossi informed the group that volunteers are needed for the Orange International Street Fair. There will be sign-up sheets in the next issues of LaCampana. CARPET CLEANING: Hank Lowinger made arrangements with the Church to clean the carpets in the Geneva Room and the Main Room. They really look great thanks to member Angel Valenzuela who worked 10 Â˝ hours to get them clean. The Pastor was delighted with the results and is so happy we are now using this facility.
FOUNDATION BYLAWS: Hank Lowinger also announced (continued on p. 6)
RENAISSANCE LODGE #2259 ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING MINUTES May 21, 2014 Submitted by Bernadine Liuzzi-Neil, Recording Secretary (continued from p. 5) that copies of the Foundation bylaws were available at the entrance for members to review. We need a vote to approve them at the June meeting. JUNE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING: Michelle Lowinger spoke about our potluck dinner next month to honor the Fathers in the Lodge. She has sign-up sheets at the entrance table. Ladies are encouraged to sign up to bring salads, entrees or desserts. New members will be initiated at the June 18th meeting. Also, the scholarship awards will be presented at the June 18th meeting. THEME DINNERS: Michelle Lowinger proposed that we begin having “Theme Dinners” at our General meetings, every 3rd Wednesday of the month. In July, we will host our Independence Day Dinner with potato salad, hot dogs, etc., and in August we will have a “Hot August Night” dinner. Dinners will cost $5.00. Although there was no vote taken, the group seemed very receptive to the idea.
We were welcomed at the door with a new sign thanks to Hank Lowinger.
SUNSHINE LADY: Lillian Rossi said that Vicky Lombardo's sister passed away in Rhode Island. She asked us to let her know if we hear of any members who ill or have passed away. Lillian also announced the birthdays for May: Pete Dito and Lillian Rossi. We sang Happy Birthday to both of them. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Pete Dito sent a draft of the roster to the officers. It needs a number of changes and corrections. He asked us to give him any information we can about missing email addresses and phone numbers. Michelle Lowinger said she is putting a notice in La Campana about this also. NEW BUSINESS: Michelle Lowinger posted a profit and loss statement for the first quarter at the front table. If there are any questions, please refer them to her.
Al Rossi, Tom Rizzo, Andy Pampuro, and Andy Ginocchio busy at their stations.
Frank DeSantis, Pete Dito, Tom Rizzo, Angel Valenzuela and Andy Pampuro serving guest Romy Chiarenza.
GOOD OF THE ORDER: Andy Pampuro reminded the Il Leone sponsors that it is time again to contribute to this publication. There will be a new list of sponsors in the September issue. The paper depends on members to help support it. Originally, 7,000 papers were being published but the number has dwindled to 3,500. The tax-deductible contribution is only $25 per year. Barbara Rizzo announced that Tom's cardiologist, Dr. Kelly, has volunteered to speak to our Lodge any time we wish to have him. Luciano Principato again made a plea to encourage younger members to become part of the Lodge. He cited the organization called Grandsons of Italy. There were a number of comments from the audience about the feasibility of our having an adjunct group of young people as members of the Lodge. Bernadine Neil challenged anyone in the Lodge interested in forming such a group to step up and get it going. Frank DeSantis informed us that L'Italo Americano is now devoting a page per month to Sons of Italy activities in Orange County. He stated that checks for charitable funds in the approved budget of the Foundation for 2014 have been written. The meeting was adjourned by President David Prisco at 8:15 PM.
Rosario Occhipinti, Michelle Lowinger, and Mary Jane Cambria getting their plates filled by Andy Pampuro and Angel Valenzuela.
Happy dinner guests enjoying the food and conversation.
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2014 Renaissance Lodge Officers and Committees OFFICERS President: David Prisco 1801 E Collins Ave. #12 Orange, CA 92867 714-292-1038 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President: Al Rossi 949-916-0761 Immediate Past President: Andy Pampuro 949-855-4279 Orator: Tony Coco 714-730-3663 Recording Secretary: Bernadine Neil 714-979-2996 Financial Secretary: Patricia Dito 714-532-2350 Treasurer: Michelle Lowinger 714-287-9471 TRUSTEES Paul Licata, Head Trustee 714-827-2743 Mary Lou Jeffries, 714-538-1533 Mary Jane Cambria 714-749-7777 Steve Tomeo 714-343-7734 Hank Lowinger 909-557-4585
Mistresses of Ceremony Lucy Gallo 949-472-8218 Marilyn Vecchio 949-716-5201
Italian Language Liaison, Long Beach State Chapman University Paul Licata, Chair
Sentinel: John Alfieri 714-615-6487
OCAIRF President: David Prisco CAO: Frank J. DeSantis
OFFICIALS State Deputy: Charles Aita Lodge Queen: Erial Engel
COMMITTEES Historian Vacant
Budget & Finance David Prisco, Chair 714-532-6522 Paul Licata, Co-chair 714-827-2743
Past National President/ Past State President: Frank J. DeSantis 714-550-9155
Audit Paul Licata, Chair 714-827-2743
Chaplains: John Alfieri Ann Paparella
Past State President: David Prisco Chair, Media Committee Andy Pampuro 949-855-4279 United Lodges Delegates: David Prisco Andy Pampuro Louise Pampuro John Alfieri Arbitrators: Peter Dito Luciano Principato Barbara Rizzo
Editor: Nina LoMonaco-Perez 13 Hillrise Dove Canyon, CA 92679 www.sonsofitalyca.org/Renaissance
Culture & Language Frank J. DeSantis, Chair 714-550-9155 Paul Licata, Co-chair Social and Entertainment Bernadine Neil, Chair 714-979-2996 Hospitality/Refreshments Lillian Rossi, Chair 949-916-0761 Barbara Rizzo, Co-chair 714-534-6674 Bernadine Neil, Co-chair 714-979-2996 Bowling Vacant
Bocce Steve Tomeo, Chair 714-343-7734 Tony Coco, Co-Chair 714-730-3663 News Releases David Prisco, Chair 714-292-1038 Photography Steve Tomeo, Chair 714-343-7734 Youth Pete Dito, Chair 714-532-2350 Patricia Dito, Co-chair 714-532-2350 Membership/Retention Tom Rizzo 714-296-1020 Scholarship John Russo, Sr., Chair 714-633-2408 Mary Jane Cambria, Co-chair 714-749-7777 Building Committee David Prisco, Chair 714-383-1038 Street Fair Al Rossi, Chair 949-916-0761 Hank Lowinger, Co-Chair 909-557-4585 Tim Hanneman, Chair, Setup 714-633-4220 Pizza Booth Pete Dito, Chair
Italian Ice Booth Michelle Lowinger, Chair Beer Booth Steve Tomeo, Chair Sausage/Meatballs Michelle Lowinger, Chair Finance Pat Dito, Chair Bernie Neil Michelle Lowinger Decorations Albert Rossi, Chair Other Committee Members Al Schlappy Lillian Rossi Denise Meinhardt Holiday Hope Michelle Lowinger, Chair 714-287-9471 Anna Giebe David Prisco, Advisor Sunshine Lady Lillian Rossi 949-916-0761 email@example.com Telephone AJ Coco, Chair 714-730-3663 firstname.lastname@example.org Grand Lodge Delegates Andy Pampuro Al Rossi Mary Jane Cambria David Prisco, Past State President Frank J. DeSantis, Past State President
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OSIA History The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) is the oldest, largest and most geographically represented organization of Americans of Italian heritage in the North American continent. Founded in New York City by Dr. Vincent Sellaro in 1905, OSIA today encompasses more than a half million active family members and countless thousands of social members in some 750 lodges throughout 35 states, the District of Columbia and two provinces in Canada.