Hope you're having a great summer. Here's the calendar of events upcoming:
CALENDAR OF EVENTS October 7th - Frank DiSalvo $15 per person at the door October 14th - Tony D'Jerlando $12 per person at the door October 21st - Steve DiTullio $12 per person at the door October 28th - Antheny Shane $12 per person at the door November 4th - Frank DiSalvo and Friends $15 per person at the door The next two weeks To Be Announced. November 25th - Thanksgiving Holiday - no dinner at the lodge December 9th Special - 100th Birthday of Ol' Blue Eyes himself "Frank DiSalvo Does Sinatra". Reservations a must!
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Now, below is a jazzed up essay (actually minutes and notes) of events you might have missed. So keep on reading below my signature. Signing off for now, Joe LaPorta President
DOLLY SINATRA LODGE 32400 By Andy Casey The miserable days of searing heat are drawing to a merciful end as summer fades to fall, and our club will open its doors for a new season. We are estimating that glorious day to be the first Wednesday of October, the 7th. I personally can't wait for the wonderful repast of pasta and meatballs all the while listening to the valley's foremost entertainers sing and entertain us! It just simply doesn't get any better! Met with our charming President Joe LaPorta today to get an update on the 79th Grand Convention of the Sons of Italy California Lodges held in Los Angeles this summer. Our Vice President Frank DiSalvo accompanied Joe there, and even entertained the convention with an impromptu performance. Lucky them! Great news from the convention! Our lodge came in first place for new members added to the lodge roster over all the state lodges, with our lodge gaining 50 new members! Just awesome! And if that wasn't enough, and it never is, President Joe came in tied for first place with 22 new members and Frankie right behind him for second place with 17 new members! They are going to try to break those record setting numbers next year, and the smart money says that they will! But someone needs to tell the new members that the old members get to eat first, as we regulars can't do without! Joe says it was a marvelous convention and gala dinner party, which one of our own members, Evy Cuccharella attended, driving all the way to Los Angeles to do so! And she had a ball! New officers were elected at the convention, and we particularly want to congratulate Lynn Murphy on retaining her presidency! There was also over $50,000 donated to various charities from the convention attendees! That is one great number going to some very worthy causes. So get ready for our new season and welcome back the fantastic roster of entertainers coming back for the new season, including but certainly not limited to: Frank DiSalvo, Tony D'jerlando, Larry Capeloto, Michael D'Angelo, Antheny Shane, Arnold Capitanelli, Steve Ditullio, and our very own diva Rose Kingsley! That's an incredible array of talent and they're all performing at our lodge throughout the season! Also a last reminder, mark your calendars, as December 9th will be Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday celebration. As Caesar's Palace referred to him, the Greatest Caesar of all, will have his birthday celebrated at our lodge with a dinner and Frank DiSalvo singing Sinatra! Details on this blockbuster event coming soon! See you at the lodge, soon! - Andy Casey