ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA – Mercer County Lodge 2799
General Meeting Minutes
November 8, 2010
The General Meeting of the OSIA Mercer County Lodge was called
to order at 7:13 PM on 11/8/10 at the Hamilton Library.
Present: Umberto (Al) Parrotta –
President, Marc Neglia – Vice President, Maria Ferris – Recording Secretary,
Cynthia Genovese – Treasurer, Janet Parrotta – Trustee, Donna-Maria Ratico –
Trustee, John Ratico – Trustee
Linda Serafine and Loretta Serafine were in attendance.
All stood, faced the American Flag and recited the Pledge
of Allegiance. Cindy read the Salute to the Italian Flag in Italian.
A. Approval of Minutes
The minutes from the 10/25/10 General Meeting were
distributed and approved. Al said that the minutes from future meetings will
be available on the website.
B. Treasurer’s Report
Cindy read the treasurer’s report. The bank account
balance is $3054.66. Marc and Cindy will go to the bank and sign signature
C. Old Business
Al and Janet told us about the wine tasting at
Laurita Winery and felt it was a successful event. The intention is to make
this an annual, fall occurrence.
Marc informed us that there were 29 paid members. One
person paid dues this evening bringing the total to 30 members in this lodge.
E. Open Business
Al discussed the possibility of this lodge having a
private wine label. This was briefly discussed at the wine tasting. It was a
very large place that accommodated more than one event at a time. The owner
of the winery hadn’t done this
before but was open to further discussions.
The Regalia were left home by mistake.
The December General Meeting will be held at the
12/5/10 Christmas party at Massimo’s. The cost per person will be $27.00 and
is BYOB. The will be a choice of chicken or fish. The time is pending. The
12/13/10 scheduled General meeting at the library will be cancelled.
A calendar of events is on the website.
La Befana will be on 1/8/11 at the Lakeside Civic
Center at 3:00 PM.
The goal of the lodge is to combine meetings with
Janet asked Cindy to look into getting the woman from
the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Speaker’s Bureau who has a presentation on the
Malocchio for a possible 2/16/11 meeting. Cindy has her contact information
from the MCIAF.
Al suggested the Golf outing for May and the Bocce
tournament for June. The summer picnic was asked about and could possibly be
combined with one of these events. Donna-Maria may assist with the picnic.
D. New Business
Donna-Maria offered to take on public relations
The Easter egg hunt was asked about. The lodge needs
to find out the number of children likely to attend.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM and was followed by
coffee and dessert.
Minutes submitted by: Maria