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JULY 2005

DearMembers:

As discussed at the June meeting, we are raffling off a Basket of Wine at ourAnnual Dinner Dance and would appreciate your donations of bottles of wine, 750ml. size.  Please bring the wine to the July 10th meeting.  We willalso be picking the lucky ticket for our Jackpot 50/50 raffle at that meeting. A big thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time during the weekend ofJune 10-11th to sell chances at Shoprite-Kinsley's and The First National Bankof Palmerton, Gilbert office.

Last month 27 members attended the Monthly Dinner Outing at Wah Shing ChineseRestaurant.  The food was excellent and we had a wonderful time.  Thenext Dinner Outing will be held after the July 10th meeting at SicilyRestaurant, Route 191, Nazareth, PA.  Please contact Carol Heppa at610-681-8135, if you wish to attend.  We have reservations for 16 already.

Annual Dinner Dance
We are pleased to announce that the tickets are now available. This year theevent will be held at Pepe's Ristorante on Saturday, September 24, 2005. Please bring your checks for the tickets to the July meeting.  Please makechecks payable to OSIA Lodge #2725 at the cost of $35.00 per person.  Therewill be a cash bar, a delicious Italian Buffet, and dancing to Backtrax D.J. Remember to ask all your friends and relatives to support this gala event. If you are unable to attend the July meeting please contact one of the followingDinner Dance Committee Members for your tickets:      Joe Heppa  610-681-8135   or  Joe Pini   570-992-2678


Fund Raising

Our Spaghetti Dinner
We are also pleased to announce that Barilla is willing to donate up to 100pounds of pasta.  They are located in Dayton, New Jersey (near Princeton). They need about two weeks notice to prepare for our order.  If any memberis planning on being in that area and could pick up the pasta, please contactCarol Heppa at 610-681-8135.  The alternative would be shipping it viaFedEx at our expense. 

Basket Raffle
One of fund raiser baskets called La Cucina Italiana which has been specificdesigned to be used for raising funds for our Scholarship Fund.  We arepleased to announce that Carrabbas Italian Grill has  donated a $45 dinnercertificate and a Ciao Sicily cookbook to be included in this basket.  Theyalso were kind enough to absorb the shipping charge.  Ciao Sicily isauthored by Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola.

For those interested in showing support to our generous donors: Barilla Pasta isavailable at our local supermarkets and Carrabbas Italian Grill has twolocations:

2471 Park Avenue 510 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.
Easton, PA 18045 Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 258-5326 (610)439-6100

Frank Gioia will have menus at our July meeting.


Respectfully,  Newsletter Committee


July, 2005


OCTOBER NEWSWIRE

Please note the following dates on your calendar for Sons of Italy activities:



AUGUST NEWSWIRE

Listed below are the dates for activities for the rest of this year. Please mark the dates on your calendar and advise me ASAP of your attendance.

Your attendance at the monthly meetings is important. Please make every attempt to be there. Meetings are the first Sunday of every month and start at 2 PM.

Scholarship topic for this year is "The Italian Renaissance (1420-1600)." Any questions please call me. The award will be given at the Annual Dinner Dance on October 5th. Please submit before October 1st.

I do expect my phone to be constantly ringing for responses. I only hope so. See you and hoping to hear from you soon.

Joseph V. Falotico, Immediate Past Pres. - O.S.I.A. Lodge #2725
1432 Indian Mountain Lake
Albrightsville, PA 18210
Fax # - 570-643-5301
Phone # - 570-646-4656
E-Mail: imlparents@aol.com



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