Minutes of Meeting
May 26, 2021 – 7pm
VFW, New Cumberland, PA
Prayer: Chaplin Aaron Sica – Opened the meeting in Prayer. Members may contact Aaron with any prayer requests (717) 303-7010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEDGE: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the Guard, Bryan Anthony
PRESENTATION: Aaron Sica did a presentation of Italian American Entertainers
MEMBERSHIP: Tony Bianchi report on membership – 110 members Andy Hardy was accepted as a new member.
Motion 1st Charles Pisano 2nd Bryan Anthony. Guests included Kim and Valerio Casonato and they submitted application for membership.
FINANCIAL REPORT: The Treasurer report read by Debbie
AS OF 05/26/2021
OPERATING EXPENSE ACCOUNT BALANCE $ 21,422.39
CHARITY/EDUCATION ACCOUNT BALANCE* $ 2,860.96
BOCCE LEAGUE ACCOUNT BALANCE* $ 191.47
VALUE of GIANT GIFT CARDS ON-HAND $ 325.00
There was a discussion on Fundraising opportunities which include:
Amazon Smiles – members can select the lodge as a recipient once we are approved by Amazon
Non-Profit event with Shoes where we collect 100 bags of gently used Shoes – 25 per bag total of
2,500 shoes to send to other countries / get community involved as well
The scholarship recipient is – Jonah Jaroch – He was presented with $1,500 and will be aending West
Virginia University and majoring in finance
In the event of inclement weather on a league night, the two opposing captains will decide whether
to play or not.
SATURDAY, August 14, 2021 – Children Bocce party kids 5-13 – all are welcome to come you do not
have to be a member to participate. Pizza and soda will be provided.
SUNDAY, September 12, 2021 – Lodge Picnic – Keystone Pavilion at Adams-Ricci Park – Dave Lucier is the committee chair and Isabelle Meredith is a committee member.
WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2021 – Joseph Turri Tournament – Adams-Ricci Park – A charity will be
selected by the committee – There is prize money awarded for the first 3 teams
SAT-SUN, October 9-10, 2021 – Pumpkin Fest is on at Adams-Ricci Park.
HERSHEY PARK: Hershey Park volunteers – Register with Hershey Park for retail and food. You can
qualify to serve alcoholic beverages, but you need to go on the website and fill out a form and you
have to go through training and get a certificate. It is good for 2 years.
Founding member Peter Cuchiato, ‘86 of the lodge passed away. Sending condolences to his family.
The Speakers for June meeting will be Joe Farley and Joe Farrell authors of the Keystone Tombstone of Pennsylvania Book series.
The motion to adjourn the meeting is Bill Mingarell (1st) and Charles Pisano (2nd)
There were 26 members / 2 Guests present in person and (1 on Zoom)
The next general meetingng is Wednesday – June 23, 2021 at the VFW in New Cumberland
Social hour is 6pm – Meeting begins at 7pm
Andrea Chronister – Recording Secretary