The Roadrunners by jennyyingdi


                                                                                                  Geneva Lodge 2397
                                                                                                   31 Prospect Ave.
                                                                                                  Geneva, N.Y. 14456
  Lodge News                 February 2012 febbraio         Editor: Tony DiCostanzo         

 New Members               President’s Message                                ASSEMBLY
   Initiated           Brothers,                                               MEETING
 The Geneva                                                                    Thursday
                       Greeting everyone! February is
                       .                                                       Feb. 2nd
 Lodge initiated       fast approaching and winter will                        7:30 P.M.
 six new mem-          be over with before long. It’s
 bers at the           been a great winter for those                                            Best Wishes to all
 January assem-                                                               COUNCIL           members who may
                       who hate the cold and snow, and                        MEETING
 bly meeting.          a lousy winter for those who                                               be in ill health.
                                                                               Thursday         We hope you have
 Congratulations       love winter sports. I guess it’s all a matter of        Feb. 16th
 go out to these       perspective.                                            7:30 P.M.        a speedy recovery.
 new members           January was another month full of activity
 and we hope
                       here at the Geneva Lodge. The lodge Nomi-
 they will all be-
                       nating Committee presented a slate of officers
 come active in
                       and delegates for the term that will begin in                          Geneva Lodge
 all aspects of
                       March 2012. You’ll find a listing of the offi-
 the lodge.
                       cers and delegates in this newsletter. The an-                             2397
 Our newest            nual Early Bird Dinner also took place in                                Presents
 members are:          January. All the early dues payers got to enjoy
  Mike Yunits         a great free meal. The 33 Point Pool Party was
  Joe                 another January happening for our Sunday
                       football fans. Phrase of the Month
                                                                          “The Roadrunners”
  Tony                The upcoming months will be full of activities                Sat. Feb 11th
      Constable              something for everyone to enjoy.
                       with “Tutto il mondo e’ paese.” Look                       9:00 pm - 1:00 am
                       for our Super Bowl Party, St. Valentine’s Day
  Nick Fratto
                       Dance with the Roadrunners, and then on to
  Richard             Lenten Fish Dinners and more.                          Presale tickets - $4.00
      Gavette III
                       You, the members, are the driving force and
                                “The whole world is a
  Duncan              reason for all we do here at the Geneva Lodge.         At the door - $5.00
      Oldham           Stop in at a monthly assembly meeting to let
. Want to get your us know if there are any types of events you’d             Drink specials all night

     issue of La-      like to see take place at your lodge. Send an          Free pizza
                       email to me or visit the lodge website and you
  Gazzetta faster? can leave your comments there. I hope to see
  Sign up to get it by some of you at a lodge event as I complete my
 email . Contact the last full month as lodge president.
                                                                              Good time Rockin’ Roll
       editor at
        adicosta       God bless and ciao for now.                               music for your
  Welcome to Prez BT                                                       listening and
  Geneva Lodge
  Saves time, paper, Robert “BT” Taddario
  2397                                                                          dancing pleasure!
    and postage
                                               La Gazzetta       page 2

    State and National                   Scholarship Information for                      From the
       OSIA News                                    2012                               President’s Desk
                                           National, State, and Local
                                                                                     The Winter Bocce League
                                                                                     is just about to begin the
                                                                                     final round of games for
*************************                                                            this season which will con-
                                                                                     clude in March. This has
                                      NYSOSIA scholarship applications for           been one of the most com-
                                      2012 are now available. You can download       petitive seasons in quite a
Rest in Peace Brother Bene            an application on the Grand Lodge website      while with several teams
Emeritus - Lou Giambra                at or call our lodge of-       still having a chance to
                                                                                     take the league title.
 Our condolences go out to our
                                      fice at 315-781-2242 to obtain a copy. The
brothers and sisters of the Vin-      application deadline is March 31, 2012.        Team captain Mike Kar-
cent Lombardi Lodge 2270 in                                                          weck has led Team Bud to
Rochester, NY on the passing of                                                      a hold on first place and
Brother Bene Emeritus Lou                                                            they maintain a two game
                                      National OSIA has announced the opening        lead as of Jan. 17. Stop in
                                      of their 2012 National Leadership Grant        over the next several
Lou spent more than 35 years as a
loyal member of his lodge, and        competition. Our Geneva Lodge will have        weeks to see the exciting
dedicated many years of service       applications available as of Jan 1st. You      finish to a great season.
to District VIII and to the Grand     can read all about these scholarship awards
Lodge of New York over that           on the national website at
span of time.                         The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2012.
                                                                                     The lodge is proud to say
Lou was a very good friend of the     Call our lodge office for more details and     that we sponsor five teams
Geneva Lodge who served as our        to get an application.                         in the Geneva City Dart
lodge deputy for several years,
                                                                                     League and that three of
and as a State Trustee for District
                                                                                     the five are in the top five
VIII for multiple terms. Lou was
                                                                                     teams. Teams are in action
honored a few years back when         The Geneva Lodge 2397 local lodge schol-
                                                                                     every Tuesday evening in
he was awarded the title of Bene      arship applications will be available start-
                                                                                     our bar and lounge.
Emeritus by the Grand Lodge of        ing on Jan. 1, 2012. You may stop at the
New York, it’s highest honor.         lodge to pick one up or call to have it
The members of OSIA have truly        mailed to you. All children or grandchil-
lost a “Son of Italy”.                dren of our members are eligible to apply      As I get to my final weeks
                                      for these awards. The application deadline     as lodge president I know I
                                                                                     have so many members to
                                      is March 31, 2012.                             thank for their service to
                                                                                     the lodge during my term.
                                                                                     Jamie Kaim, Jr., Tom
                                                                                     Zeoli, Tom Quartaro, Tony
                                                                                     Idoni, Joe Perry, Dick
                                                                                     goldstone and Tony Can-
                                                                                     nuli are a few of the stand-
                                                                                     outs. I know I’ll miss some
                                                                                     names - sorry! Thanks also
                                                                                     to a hard working council.
                                                             La Gazzetta   page 3
                                           Thank you to our member advertisers.
                      For information on advertising in La Gazzetta please call 315-781-2242

              Advertise in La Gazzetta                                      GOLD - STONES - GEMS
                                                                            Coins - Jewelry - Antiques

For rates call 781-2242 or 789-9346 or email at                             Richard Goldstone
                                         Dealer - Booths #2 and #16

                                                                            Geneva Antique Co-op
                                                                            473-475 Exchange St.
                                                                            Geneva, NY 14456
                                 Best Subs In Town                          315-789-1573 Home
                                                                            585-281-3022 Cell
                                Made Fresh To Order                         315-789-5100 Co-op
                                      Daily Specials And
                                       Featured Items

Avoid Waiting - Call Ahead - Delivery or Pickup
               789-5855 or FAX: 789-7912
              297 E. North St., Geneva, NY
         Open Mon. through Fri. 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM                                               INSURANCE
         Sat. 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM Closed Sundays
                                                                                                62 Reed St., Geneva, NY 14456
                                                                                            111 West Main St., Waterloo, NY 13165
                                                                                                315-789-0700 315-539-0700
Steve High                                                                         Visit our Website to obtain free auto quotes
789 Pre-Emption Rd
300 Liberty Commons                                                                                               Stephen Davoli
                                                                                                            Licensed Real Estate Broker
Geneva, NY 14456
M - F 8 am - 6 pm
Sat. 8 am - 3 pm, Sun. closed                                                Steve Davoli Real Estate
315.781.0007 Tel
315.781.0101 Fax
store1625@                                                       156 Castle St.
                                                                                 Geneva, NY 14456                                                    Business (315) 789-4569
                                                                                 Residence (315) 781-2717
                                                                                 Fax (315) 789-7303
 ONTARIO CONRETE & PAVING CO. INC.                                               Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated
        RESIDENTIAL               -    COMMERCIAL
             Est. 1948      Licensed - Insured - Bonded
                         DOT APPROVED MATERIAL
                         Serving all of Ontario, Seneca, Yates,
                                                                                     Please patronize our
                                  and Wayne County
Free Estimates               “Check Our Low Prices”                                            advertisers.
Senior Citizens
                          Nardozzi Brothers
 Ask about our
                              (315) 789 - 2220                                         Support those who
Written Guarantee
                                                                                          support us.
                         Driveways - Parking Lots - Concrete Flat Work -
                         Bulldozer Work - Snow Plowing - Retaining Walls
  319 E. North St.,      Stone Driveways - Hauling - Site Work -
    Geneva, NY           Underground Utilities
                                             La Gazzetta      page 4

           Nominating Committee Report for Lodge Officers                          GAIL Lodge 2397A
                    March 2012 - February 2013
                                                                                   210 Club for 2012
President                Jamie Kaim, Jr.
Vice President           Tom Zeoli
Imm. Past Pres.          Bob Taddario                                              The ladies of GAIL Lodge
Orator                   Tom Quartaro                                              2397A are currently selling
Recording Sec.           Avis Marino                                               tickets for their 210 Club for
Financial Sec.           Tony Idoni                                                2012. This is one of the ma-
Treasurer                Paul Williams                                             jor fundraisers for our GAIL
                                                                                   sisters and we encourage all
Trustees                 Dick Goldstone                                            of our members to support
                         John W. Yannotti                                          them in this effort.
                         Jeff Woodhams
                         Richard Gardner                                           Tickets are now on sale for
                         Dick Sabatine                                             $20 per ticket total or $2
                                                                                   per/week. There will be two
Masters of Ceremony      Vince Severino                                            weekly drawing s of $25 for
                         Guy McIntyre                                              nine weeks and an extra
Sentinel                 Dan Lynch                                                 $50 drawing on week five
                                                                                   for all tickets that are paid
Committee of             Sully Ciancaglini                                         in full on that week.
Arbitration              Tony Cannuli
                         Dom Coluzzi                                               On week ten there will be a
                         Bernie Commisso                                           dinner for all ticket holders,
                         Steve Muzzi                                               plus another $500 in draw-
                                                                                   ings, making a total of
Delegates: Automatic - Jamie Kaim, Jr., Bob Taddario                               $1000 in cash prizes .
           Elected - Sully Ciancaglini, Tony Cannuli, John Gregoria,
                                                                                   Please see any GAIL Lodge
                     Tom Zeoli
                                                                                   officer to start a ticket or
There were no contested positions. The Geneva Lodge is still seeking delegate      call Pam DiCostanzo at 789-
candidates. Interested members should contact Pres. Bob Taddario or contact        9346 .
the lodge office ASAP.
                                                                                   The first drawings with start
                                                                                   on Feb. 18th and will con-
                                                                                   clude on Sat. April 21st
From the Editor:                                                                   with a dinner at the Sons of
                                                                                   Italy Lodge.
After a second stint as editor of the La Gazzetta newsletter I will be stepping
away from editor position after the publication of the March 2012 edition. It
has been my pleasure to write this newsletter over the past few years and I
learned a lot about desktop publishing in that time. I’ve tried to make sure you
got all the pertinent information from the lodge each month, and tried to fill
space with items of interest to various members. It’s not always an easy task.

I encourage all members with a email address to supply that information to the
lodge so you can get your monthly newsletter in the most timely manner.

Best wishes to all,
Tony DiCostanzo
                                         La Gazzetta     page 5

Super Bowl Sunday
Super $6550 Bingo                                   QUICK SHOTS
If you’re going to play bingo
on Super Bowl Sunday then         Bingo Worker’s                        Super Bowl Party
you should be playing at the      Dinner                                The Super Bowl will be
lodge Super Bingo.                The semi-annual Bingo Worker          played on Sun. Feb. 5th. The
Starting at 2:00 pm we will       Appreciation Dinner will be held      bar will be open for anyone
put up $6550 in cash prizes.      on Friday Feb. 10th at 7:00 pm. All   who wants to come down
There will be raffles and door    regular workers are invited to at-    and watch the game. Bring a
prizes given out all during the   tend along with one guest per         dish to pass and we’ll have a
bingo session. Tell your          worker.                               good time and watch some
friends and family.                                                     football.

                                  Lodge Rentals and Parties
                                  for 2012
                                  We are now booking events for
                                  2012. If you need to book a party,
                                  pavilion rental, or other type of
                                  event, please contact Jamie Kaim
                                  at the lodge. Call 315-781-2242

 Follow Geneva Lodge and
 OSIA on Facebook:                Bar 50/50 Drawing
                                  The weekly 50/50 drawing pot has          grown to $300.
 Sons-of-Italy-Geneva-            Stop in to the bar once per week to
 Lodge-2397                       enter in the drawing. A free drink
                                  winner is drawn each week out of
                                  all the entries for that week.
                                  You can now read La Gazzetta
                                  every month on our lodge website.          Just go to the Home Page on our
 Order-Sons-of-Italy-in-          website: http://genevasons2397 .
                                                           La Gazzetta
                                                    La Gazzetta page 6

         Upcoming Lodge Events                                                Geneva Lodge 2397 - Officers
                                                                                President - Robert L. Taddario
                                                                                 Vice President - Thomas Zeoli
       BINGO - Every Sunday @ 2:00 pm                           IPP        - Jamie J. Kaim, Jr.       Trustees
                                                                Orator     - John Gregoria             John W. Yannotti
         Every Friday - Happy Hour
                                                                Rec. Sec. - Avis Marino                Tony Idoni
Feb. 2       Assembly Meeting      7:30 pm                      Fin. Sec. - Richard Goldstone          Paul Williams
Feb. 5       Super $6550 Bingo     2:00 pm                      Treasurer - Sam Cosentino, Jr.         Tom Quartaro
Feb. 5       Super Bowl Party      4:00 pm                      Masters of                             Frank Guererri, Jr.
Feb. 10      Bingo Wkr. Dinner     7:00 pm                      Ceremony - Guy McIntyre
                                                                            - Frank Guererri Sr.
Feb. 11      Valentine Bash        9:00 pm
                                                                Sentinel - Drew Davie
Feb. 16      Council Meeting       7:30 pm                      Deputy to Geneva Lodge 2397 - Jill Woodhams
                                                                District VIII Deputy             - Anthony DiCostanzo
                                                                District VIII Trustee            - Joseph Berta

                                                                             Past Presidents of Geneva Lodge 2397
                                                                John “Moon” Iannapollo †          Louis Ciancaglini
                                                                Al Liberio                        John Gregoria
                      President of New York State Grand Lodge   John Greco                        Tony DiCostanzo
                                Thomas Lupo                     Joe Perry                         Salvano “Sully” Ciancaglini
                                                                Jeff Melito †                     Mike Cutillo
                                                                Humbert “Ham” Riccione †          Dan Chelenza
                      LIBERTY-EQUALITY-FRATERNITY               Joseph “Jocko” Petrus †           Larry Cassell
                                                                                                  Jamie J. Kaim Jr.

    Address Service Requested

   Geneva, New York
    PERMIT NO. 51                                                           Geneva, New York 14456
          PAID                                                                31 Prospect Avenue
    U. S. POSTAGE                                                    Order Sons of Italy in America
    Non Profit Org.                                                        Geneva Lodge 2397

To top