Dear Brothers and Sisters.
I hope this Newsletter finds everyone in good health and in high hopes for the year 2022.
Our Christmas party was a huge success. We were entertained by the Platinum Premier Band and our food was catered by Carrabba’s. Everyone had on their dancing shoes and really enjoyed the band. Thanks to Frank Patti we were able to afford the band instead of only the duo. The food was delicious and we appreciate Carrabba’s for all they do for our lodge.
Buona Fortuna will begin this year electing new officers. At our next General Meeting on January 13, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hall, 140 W Government Street, we will be accepting nominations. The actual election will be at our February General meeting on February 10, 2022. In order to be eligible to vote your dues must be up to date.
Please try to have your dues paid by the January general meeting. Dues are $45 per person. Those
members that became members from October 8 to the end of 2021 are considered paid through Dec. 31, 2022.
Our Council meeting will be Calvert‘s in the Heights on January 6 at 6pm. Any members wishing to attend is welcome.
Our next dining out will be Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at O’Brien’s Bistro at 6pm. The address is 4350 Bayou Blvd, Suite 8, Pensacola, Fl . Mark your calendar and Please RSVP no later than January 10 to Tom Cacciatore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shirley Cotita at Shirley.email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone that brought an unwrapped toy for Caring and Sharing to our Christmas party. I know the children really appreciated their gifts.
Spero che tutti abbiano un anno nuovo sicuro e felice (Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year).
President Patricia Russo
Buona Fortuna Lodge Calendar
Buona Fortuna members meet for a monthly social hour and dinner on the second Thursday of each month. Guests are welcome!
Join us at
St. Joseph’s Parish Hall
140 W. Government St.
Dinner begins at 6pm with a membership meeting to follow at 7pm.
Please bring a potluck dish to share for dinner.
Zoom video conferencing will be available. The Zoom link will be emailed to the membership the day before the meeting.
We hope to see you there!
2022 Lodge Dues
Lodge dues are $45 per member for a year.
If you pay by check, please make the check payable to Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835.
Mail a check to
Sons & Daughters of Italy in America – Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835.
P.O. Box 12351, Pensacola, FL 32591.
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The first Thursday of every month at 6:00pm. For location, please see our regularly updated calendar.
Beginning in 2022, we will be awarding funding to charities twice a year, in the spring and in the fall.
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The current list of committees is located on the Buona Fortuna Officers page.
Buona Fortuna needs your participation. If you would like to join a committee, please contact President Russo.
Dates For Upcoming Events
You can visit our website calendar for all the year’s events at https://soibuonafortuna.org/home/buona-fortuna-calendar/
Festa Planning Meeting
To be announced soon!
Buona Fortuna will be cooking and serving our famous Shrimp Scampi at this year’s Seafood Festival. Dates to be announced soon!
Dates to be announced soon!
Buona Fortuna Delegates Patricia Russo, Dan Kaestle, Shayla Kaestle, Ginny Barberi and Vincent Tucei attended the 2021 Convention. Pictured is President Russo addressing the delegates.
Lodge Contact Information
Sons & Daughters of Italy in America – Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835. P.O. Box 12351, Pensacola, FL 32591.
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