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VOLUME 49 FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 NUMBER 5 Placerville To Host 49er Days Natives Participate Placerville Parlor # 9 will host the 2010 ’49er Days Celebration on March 12 and 13. in Mission Bell Headquarters will be the Best Western Placerville Inn, 6850 Greenleaf Drive (at Missouri Flat Road and Highway 50), Placerville, telephone (530) 622-9100. The special rate for Native Commemoration Sons is $89 for one or two queen sized beds. Be sure to indicate that you are with the Native Caltrans has successfully recreated the Sons. mission bell chain of markers along the his- The schedule: toric route of El Camino Real from San Fran- Friday March 12 cisco to Orange County and marked the 4 -7 p.m. Registration and Reception in event with a celebration in San Francisco the Alexandria Room at the Placerville Inn. December 16 attended by Grand President Saturday March 13 Gene Perry and other Native Sons. 10 a.m. - Initiation at Placerville Odd Fel- The Camino Real Association was estab- lows Hall, 467 Main Street Placerville lished in 1906 and decided to mark the origi- 1 p.m. - Dedication of Placerville Odd Fel- nal route with guide posts, using a design lows Hall, 467 Main Street Placerville featuring a mission bell supported by a staff 6 p.m. No host cocktails and banquet, lo- in the shape of a Franciscan walking stick. cation to be announced. Each mile of the route—450 then—was Registration for the event is $30 for the marked; the current goal expanded the num- dinner. Make checks payable to Placerville ber of markers to 700. Parlor #9 and send to P. O. Box 162, Diamond Marking the route, primarily following Springs, CA 95619. Include names, parlor Highway 101, was completed by 1913. By name and number and your phone number. 1949, because of road widening, route changes and vandalism, only 120 of the mark- Internet Publicity ers remained. The San Francisco event marked the cul- Getting Members! mination of the project and acknowledged More and more native Californians are log- the role of the Native Sons and Daughters in ging onto our web site and filling out the on- Past Grand President Jessie Garcia has died. launching the original bell marker project. line application. Between January 10 and 13, His obituary is on page 11. 2010, Fairfax Parlor received five applications on line and two via e-mail from another par- lor. Foundation to Honor Kern If you know someone who might be inter- The Native Sons of the Golden West Charitable Foundation is honoring PGP Howard ested in our Order, suggest he log on to Kern for his 36 years service to the Foundation with a “Man of the Year Gala Dinner and www.calnative.org, where he can learn about Ball” at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon on Saturday, April 24. the Native Sons and fill out an application No-host cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner at 7, and music for dancing from 9 to midnight. which will be forwarded to the nearest par- Menu choice is Crusted Filet of Salmon or Grilled Rib Eye Steak. There’ll be a silent auction. lor. Dress is semi-formal. Rooms at the Marriott are available at a special rate of $79 single or double for April 24 Ever wonder which of our members has the longest tenure in the Native Sons of and/or 25. Mention Native Sons of the Golden West when telephoning (925) 867-9200 or the Golden West? (800) 228-9290. Cut off date for reservations is April 9. Editor Mark Chapman has researched the Make your tax-deductible donation check payable to NSGW Charitable Foundation and question—see the results on page 6. send to Bob Santos, 41433 “Apricot Lane, Fremont, CA 94539. Reservation deadline is April 18. Information is available from Bob at (510) 656-7392. PAGE 2 THE NATIVE SON - FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 OFFICIAL Can’t Pay Dues? Barney Wants You! Grand officers, SDDGPs and committee chairman are requested to forward their re- Don’t Drop ’Em! “Tales from Sonny Tattler” has become a popular way of reaching our members via ports to the Grand Secretary?s office prior If you know of (or are) a member unable to the Internet. to March 2, 2010, so they may be printed in pay dues, notify your parlor’s recording or PGP Barney Noel will be happy to include the Advance Report. financial secretary and he will submit the your parlor’s events in the column—he just All resolutions requiring a constitutional member’s name to the Phelan Relief Commit- needs to know about them. change are due in the Grand Secretary’s of- tee which will investigate and, almost al- Send your newsletters to him via e-mail at fice no later than February 17, 2010. Accord- ways, recommend that the member’s per email@example.com or via snail mail to 970 ing to the Constitution, this date is 90 days capita tax be paid from the Phelan Fund. Pleasant Valley Road, Diamond Springs, CA before Grand Parlor. If you are a recording or financial secre- 95619. Semi-annual reports for July-December tary, send the information to Board of Relief Our Scholarship Fund always needs 2009 were due in the Grand Secretary’s of- Chairman Joe Fleischman at the Grand Par- more tax-deductible donations. fice by January 31, 2010. lor office, 414 Mason Street, Suite 300, San Make checks payable to “NSGW Francisco, CA 94102. Scholarship Fund” and mail to Moyer Appointed Information on indigent brothers is kept confidential and never announced to the NSGW Scholarship Fund, 414 Ma- son Street, San Francisco, CA 94102- Grand Organist membership at large. 1708. Grand President Gene Perry has appointed William “Bill” Moyer of Napa #62 as Grand Organist for the remainder of the 2009-2010 term. Bill, who served as Grand Organist during PGP Clark Brandt’s term, replaces the late Grand Organist James J. Friis. Candidate Ads Being Accepted Candidates for Grand Parlor office who wish to place an ad in the April-May issue of The Native Son must send their request, along with a check, to Grand Secretary Riley on or before March 15, 2010. Contact Riley at 1-800-337-1875 for rates. It’s Tax Time! If you’re parlor has gross receipts in ex- cess of $25,000, you are required to file IRS Form 990. If you’re parlor’s gross receipts are less than $25,000, Grand Parlor will include you on its return, with the information taken from the your parlor’s semi-annual reports. Grand President Gene Perry will award this sank into the west beyond the Golden Gate’ Grand Secretary Jim Riley emphasizes the Native Son belt buckle to anyone sponsor- those pioneers stood with their eyes need to pay attention to this issue, saying ing two or more new members through April shaded as gesture of homage of ‘the great the “IRS is cracking down on parlors in an 30, 2010. State of California that was to be.’ Like the attempt to collect money.” Wording on reverse of buckle reads: Great Seal of California, designed in 1849 “Membership Award presented by Gene by Maj. Robert Sheldon Garnett, the de- Sued? Contact Perry, Grand President, Nicasio Parlor #183. sign of this buckle captures such legend- “As the overland pioneers crested the ary images, setting them against the back- Grand Parlor summit of the Sierra, they were awed by the drop of a forest of redwoods (which was In the unlikely event that your parlor is land of almost mythical beauty and richness designated as the official state tree in 1937 sued, please advise the Grand Secretary’s that lay before them. For 134 years, the Na- by the Legislature, acting on a proposal office immediately. There may be funds avail- tive Sons of the Golden West have revered submitted to Sen. J. James Hollister by the able in our insurance to cover. this event by remembering that ‘As the sun NSGW).” THE NATIVE SON - FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 PAGE 3 OUR ORDER’S HISTORY Still, his dynamic concern for history rolled Joseph Russell Knowland on. In 1952, he became president of the Cali- Grand President, 1909-1910 fornia Historical Society. He followed that up with the chairmanships of the Oakland By RICHARD S. KIMBALL and Alameda County centennial committees Joseph Russell Knowland was a person whose long life was filled with many successful in 1952 and 1953 respectively, putting out ventures. By his mid-20s, he was a member of the California Legislature. Across the span of special history editions of the Tribune to his lifetime, he became the owner and operator of one of California’s major newspapers; he mark both of those events. went to Congress; and he received the honors that are the customary adornments of the life To bring additional attention to his cause, of a person in such positions. Exactly 100 years ago, he was the grand president of the Knowland wrote California, A Landmark Native Sons of the Golden West. History, which deservedly has been hailed But whenever he was asked to provide the state Senate in 1902. In 1904, he became an encyclopedia of the state’s historic sites. autobiographical information about himself, a member of Congress (serving through 1906 In fact, it was such a valued book that it won typically he would place with pride at the with another Native Son: Sea Point Parlor the following praise from a Bay Area news- very top of the list the fact that he was the #158’s William Randolph Hearst, who was paper, “It is far from being a merely statisti- chairman of the historic Landmarks Commit- then a Democratic congressman from New cal and dusty record. Some of Mr. tee of the Native Sons of the Golden West York). Knowland’s tenure in Congress ran Knowland’s appreciative knowledge of the from the moment of its inception in 1902 un- through 1914 when he became the Republi- color and romance of California’s past seeps til the frailness of old age required him to lay can nominee for the U.S. Senate from Cali- into that record and gives it life.” That the task aside in the 1960s. fornia. At that juncture, his elective political testimonial came, amazingly enough, from the The consuming passion of Knowland’s life ambitions were felled by the candidacy of pages of the Oakland Post-Enquirer, the lay in “stimulating interest in those momen- James D. Phelan (of Pacific Parlor #10), who, Hearst-owned arch rival of the Tribune (at tous historical events which have exerted as Democratic nominee, won the Senate post. least until the Post-Inquirer folded in Sep- such a wide influence in the progress” of Knowland switched careers. He purchased tember 1950). California. the Oakland Tribune, putting out the first That recognition from fierce competitor For two-thirds of a century, Joseph R. edition under his stewardship on November demonstrated Knowland’s capacity to tran- Knowland labored—arguably harder than 14, 1915. scend even the most intense of everyday any of his peers—“to perpetuate the memory Although he was politically conservative, rivalries to bring unlikely collaborators to- of men and events intimately associated with Knowland was adventuresome in blazing gether in the common interest of preserving the romantic history of California.” new trails in business. In 1921, he launched California history. He wanted to—and succeeded in—an un- radio station KLX. On January 1, 1924, he precedented effort to make alive for future moved his newspaper into the skyscraper As he once wrote, “There is much yet to generations “these romantic California Tribune Tower, an enduring Oakland land- be accomplished, but the progress made, the shrines [that] mark the routes of the early mark. In the mid-1930s, in a striking innova- influence which the movement has exerted California navigators and explorers, record tion for its time, he installed a direct wire link in stimulating interest in the story of early events when other nations held sovereignty to London to bring international news to the California, and in prompting other organiza- over California territory, recall the establish- Tribune. tions and agencies to join in the work, have ment of the Franciscan Missions, tell the In his “spare” time during those years, he made the effort worthwhile.” story of American occupation, the transition was president of the California State Auto- What a great valedictory Knowland pro- period, the attempt to establish stable gov- mobile Association and of the California vided us for the scope of his work! And what ernment, the gold discovery, the struggle for State Chamber of Commerce. a great incentive and inspiration it provides law and order…and many other equally out- Throughout that period, Knowland con- for the Native Sons of the Golden West to standing events intimately associated with tinued ardently to pursue his passion for the continue that work into the centuries yet to the state’s early history.” preservation of California history. His chair- come. The Native Sons of the Golden West was manship of the California State Park Com- the springboard and the medium that he used mission 1936-1960 (spanning the tenures of for this endeavor. five governors: Frank Merriam, Culbert As the late radio commentator, Paul He joined the Order at his first possible Olson, Earl Warren, Goodwin Knight and Pat Harvey, used to say, “Stay tuned for the opportunity on August 25, 1891. He was to Brown) offered him an unparalleled oppor- rest of the story.” As part of The Native remain a member of Halcyon Parlor #146 for tunity to carry out his goals, During that era, Son’s continuing observance of the Joseph nearly 75 years until his death February 1, the state finally assumed the role of marking R. Knowland grand presidency centennial, 1966 in Piedmont. and maintaining many of California’s historic After graduating from the College of the landmarks—a task that theretofore had been in our next issue, Joe Knowland — a newly- Pacific in Stockton, Knowland engaged in left entirely to private organizations, such reinstated member of Halycon-Alameda the wholesale lumber and shipping busi- as the Native Sons. Perhaps the capstone Parlor 47—will share remembrances of how nesses, and was a director of the American of his efforts came in 1950 when, as chair- his legendary grandfather awakened a Trust Co. (precursor of today’s Wells Fargo man of California Centennial Commission, he sense of history in his young grandson Bank). A lifelong Republican, Knowland was presided over the gala celebration of the and among other family members. elected to the state Assembly in 1898 and to 100th anniversary of California’s statehood. PAGE 4 THE NATIVE SON - FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 GRAND PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE OPINION Eugene Perry Fred Codoni Before I start this article, I would like to take this opportunity to No Wonder California Has An Initiative Process! wish all the members of the Native Sons of the Golden West and The California Legislature’s failure to enact a $18-per-vehicle tax their families, very Happy and Prosperous New Year. With this to fund continuance of the California State Park System illustrates the reason for the process which aims to place an initiative on the being the advent of a new decade, this is an opportunity for the November 2010 ballot to require the tax. Native Sons of the Golden West to continue going forward and The initiative process, created by a 1911 amendment to the strive to accomplish all the goals that were and will be set for us in California Constitution, resulted from public frustration with the the years to come. actions of the State Legislature. This movement toward direct As my year is starting to democracy was part of increasing popular demand across the wind down, I feel that we country in the late 1800s for social and political reform. In Calif- have accomplished a lot. ornia, progressives concerned about the influence that moneyed These efforts were not ac- interests—such as the Southern Pacific Railroad—exercised over complished without a few the legislature, led the movement. bumps in the road, so to California’s senators and assemblymen and women are sup- speak. But we did persevere posed to represent their constituents. All too often they represent special interests or simply refuse to act on matters important to to solve most of the prob- the voters. Since they can’t—or won’t—enact legislation the lems. A few still remain, and people desire, the people speak through the initiative process. I am sure more will pop up, Next November, we’ll have a chance to bypass do-nothing but such is life. representatives and save our state parks—at a cost of just $18 per As I have traveled to registered vehicle. many parlors this year, I We Need a New Constitution have noticed that younger California, once the bellwether of success to the United States members are being initiated and the world, has fallen on hard times. into the Order. This is a The dot com bust, unemployment and falling property values good thing. NEW BLOOD have crippled our state. Cities and towns are barely functioning, is a good thing. It would with the State raiding local tax dollars to continue its slide into behoove all the sponsors oblivion. and parlors to get these members active as soon as possible. Only We can’t blame the decline solely on circumstances; much of then can they reap the benefits of our Order. In-volvement is a the problem rests with our Legislature, which spends most of its must if we are to survive. time trying to pass budgets instead of acting on these crises from a position of leadership. By the time that you read this article, we will have returned from Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, John Grubb, campaign a very successful Discovery of Gold celebration and quarterly director of Repair California—Californians for a Limited Constitu- Board Meeting. Many thanks go to the officers and members of tional Convention, said “Today, California democracy is a bizarre Sunset Parlor #26 for organizing this very successful event. shadow of the founders’ original vision. No matter what leaders At this juncture in time, your Grand Officers are again going to we send there, Sacramento has become a sinkhole, undermined by continue their respective duties. Some of us are going to De Anza special interests, raw partisanship and citizen disenchantment. #312, yes De Anza, to participate in the dedication of a brand new Our Constitution does not set up a system geared to success; it Agricultural Headquarters for Imperial County, and also partici- sets up a system that guarantees failure.” pate in the Annual Carrot Day Festival Parade. This will be an- California’s Constitution was written in 1878 and has been other event that the Native Sons of the Golden West will be the amended more than 500 times. Compare its 75,000 words to that of benefactors of more free publicity. We hope by doing this dedi- the United States Constitution, which contains just 4,400 words. Clearly, change is needed. cation, along with the parade, maybe the parlor will gain a few Again, we must look to the initiative process to do what our viable candidates for membership. elected representatives can’t or won’t do. Up next will be the yearly trek to Fortuna for the annual Joseph Voters in November will get a chance to approve a constitutional G. Oeschger Weekend in the Redwoods. This is always a great convention to write a new constitution for the Golden State. Can event. Sometimes it can be a little hazardous but the rewards are anyone argue that it’s needed? great. Whichever parlor hosts this event in District #16, they al- Go to www.repaircalifornia.org for further information. ways do a great job. After the Weekend in the Redwoods, we will THE NATIVE SON participate in the 125th anniversary celebration of Hydraulic Parlor Mark Chapman, Editor #56. There will be a dedication of two of the old monitors that Fred Codoni, Managing Editor were used to mine gold from the mountains back in the 1800s Published bi-monthly by the Native Sons of the Golden West from its head- along with an initiation with banquet to follow. These are all tre- quarters at 414 Mason Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94102, for distribu- tion to its members. Parlors offering material for publication should send it, mendous events. I know that it takes a great effort to attend these along with parlor newsletters, letters to the editor and advertising inquiries to events, but once attended, there is a good possibility you will par- Fred Codoni, 162 Porteous Avenue, Fairfax 94930, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ticipate the following year. As you can see, we are staying busy. Send address changes to Grand Parlor, 414 Mason Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94102, or e-mail to email@example.com. THE NATIVE SON - FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 PAGE 5 OPINION OPINION Richard Kimball Fred Codoni Maybe We Need a Bigger Family Dano Mattiuzzi There is a drawback to being an exclusive organization (if you Some Native Son parlors are lucky enough to have a “spark can call an organization that tens of millions of people are eligible plug,” a member who ignites and excites the parlor’s other mem- to join “exclusive”). What do we do about those people who want bers, who runs the parlor’s day-to-day affairs and works to keep to (and do) assist the Native Sons in many projects and would other members involved. They’re often referred to as “the heart give their right arm to join us, but are precluded from doing so and soul” of their parlors. because they weren’t born in California? Such a Native Son was Dano Mattiuzzi of Santa Rosa #28, who For years, we have struggled with this predicament. We don’t died in late January. want to abandon our California-born membership requirement Dano literally saved his parlor from oblivion. because that is the very essence of what makes us distinctive. But Santa Rosa Parlor thought it had sufficient funds and a rosy what about the poor person who, although born in Minnesota, future when members broke ground for a new hall in 1985. Shortly has lived in California for 60-odd years, who sympathizes with the aims of the Native Sons, who has cooked many meals, folded thereafter, the members discovered that one of their own had many chairs, even fixed many historic wagons, but is still not a misappropriated almost all of their money for his own purposes— certifiable California-born Californian? their “treasure” was gone. Over the span of time, we have mulled over many concepts— Dano stepped in. Over several years, he kept the parlor going, associate members, honorary members, auxiliary members—but personally helped finance purchase of a church in Santa Rosa none fit the bill just right. which the parlor converted into its hall. He produced the parlor’s Maybe it’s time that we sliced through the fog of legalistic newsletter. With wife Shirley he prepared the parlor’s dinners. He formalities that have hung us up for so long and develop a new, encouraged the members to participate in Santa Rosa’s Rose friendly, almost-brotherly category: Cousins of the Native Sons. Parade, with the parlor winning awards for outstanding floats. The Cousins could be our supportive close collaborators and With Dano’s passing, we are concerned with Santa Rosa Par- sidekicks—like kinsmen—who could attend our meetings and lor’s future. Will it wither and die for lack of its “spark plug?” Or participate in our events in a friendly, inclusive setting. Mean- will its members step up and fill the gap Dano left? while, we could still maintain the purity of the distinctiveness of A fitting honor to this great Native Son would be to continue our core members being genuine natives of California. We might his work in honor of his memory. even devise a parallel initiation ceremony for Cousins, just as we What about it, brothers? always have had one for Sons. It would be a good way to embrace and acknowledge the in- terest and support of people who are, well, the closest thing to brothers to us. LETTER After all, many a pioneer called upon his cousins to raise a barn In the interest of promoting more get-togethers between parlors, for him. Then they enjoyed a big hearty feed afterwards. Those has anyone thought of finding out if there are any sub-groups of pioneers were on to something. Maybe it’s time to follow their similar interests? Specifically, motorcycles or amateur radio (two of example. mine but there are any number of others). A few brothers from a number of parlors could connect in that way, make new friends and PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Continued from page 4 further the association between their respective groups. Just a thought . . . Now here is the bad news. As of this writing, we are minus 19 Will Radcliffe, Redwood #66 and counting for the year with regard to membership. I hope the prognosis gets better. I guess we can look at this problem two ways. One way is that parlors are continuing to clean up their SONOMA LANDSCAPE MARIN LANDSCAPE acts, so to speak. The other is that maybe there is only one way to go, and that is up. I know that we cannot control deaths, of which Materials and Garden Supplies/Trucking we have had an enormous amount in the last two months, but we can sure control our destiny, which I mentioned at the beginning Retail and Wholesale of this article. Again, on behalf of all the Grand Officers, I want to wish all of 2500 Petaluma Blvd. North 7596 Redwood Blvd. you a very happy and prosperous New Year. Petaluma, CA 94952 Novato, CA 94945 Tel. 707-762-0505 Tel. 415-897-3600 FAX 707-763-0771 FAX 415-897-3600 The NSGW Charitable Foundation E-mail E-mail is most worthy of your donations! Sonomarin@sbcglobal.net firstname.lastname@example.org PAGE 6 THE NATIVE SON - FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 uses for that product. The Order Celebrates Its Over the years, Alex was honored with various awards including a Long-Tenured Members plaque he received in 1958 for his work as president of the San Joaquin County Safety Council. By Mark Chapman Alex enjoyed all the great dinners over the years, especially Napa’s In 1932, unemployment reached 24.1%, the average annual wage Old Timer’s Night where he donated $150 each year for many years. was $1,650, a gallon of gas cost 10 cents and a new car cost $610. Al He had commented that he had few regrets in life and that “Life is Capone was convicted for income tax evasion, New York’s Radio good and mostly enjoyable. My deepest values are honesty, faith- City Music Hall opened, and Amelia Earhart became the first woman fulness and kindness.” to make a solo air crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. In California, the One of the few members to receive a 75 year pin was Artie Hecht, 1932 Summer Olympics were held in Los Angeles and the San Fran- Mt. Tamalpais Parlor #64, who passed away in 2006. Besides Artie’s cisco Opera House opened. gregarious and respectful nature, we remember his song “O San Most importantly to the Native Sons in 1932, an 18 year old young Rafael”. His son, Ron Hecht, plans on donating Artie’s pin to the man named Frank Sabatte (Piedmont Parlor #120) joined the Order, Order for permanent display at the Native Sons Museum in Colum- and 77 years later, he is the longest-tenured member in the Native bia. Sons. Joseph Wilson of Napa #62 and Rundahl Anderson of Arrow- Ed Madsen of Sea Point Originated Idea head #110 come in a close second place with 75 years as a Native The originator of the idea to document our long-tenured members Son. was Ed Madsen, Sea Point Parlor #158, who made the suggestion at Parlors were contacted using email, direct phone contact as well Grand Parlor in Monterey. Ed wanted to recognize long-standing as communications to SDDGPs, DDGPs and past grand presidents. members and their dedication to the Order. “You get out of the Order The four-month effort resulted in responses from 44 parlors with 204 what you put in,” said Madsen. “The recognition of these men long standing members identified. The survey found 22 members gives ‘younger’ members something to shoot for as they look to with 70 or more years, 76 members with 60 or more years, and 92 veteran members for inspiration and leadership.” members with 50 or more years. The average age of all respondents is 84 years with the oldest Of note, there are 30 members who have been with the Native member being Clyde Berriman of Ione Parlor #33 at 104 years. Twenty- Sons through at least 50% of the Order’s existence. Both Piedmont five respondents were identified as being 90 years or older. Six par- #120 and Napa #62 had 3 members in the top 19 (70 or more years). lors reported 10 or more members with over 50 years in the Order: The top 22 longest-tenured members are (all at 70 or more years): Washington #169 – 21; Gabilan #132 – 14; Sea Point #158 – 13; Rank Name Parlor Tenure Arrowhead #110 - 13; Ione #33 – 11; and Twin Peaks #214 and 1 Frank Sabatte Piedmont #120 77 Nicasio #183 with 10 members with over 50 years in the Order. Napa 2 Joseph Wilson Napa #62 75 Parlor #62 reports 16 members with 60 or more years in the Order. 2 Rundahl Anderson Arrowhead #110 75 Many men have participated in the community of Native Sons and 3 Andrew Azzaro Pacific #10 74 have left their mark upon our organization. Unfortunately the contri- 4 George Boutonnet Gabilan#132 73 butions of our past members are not always easily recognized. Some- 5 Albert Gregorie Redwood #66 72 times the passage of time takes its toll and theses contributions may 5 Herbert Otto Ramona #109 72 have been forgotten by all but a few of our longest serving mem- 5 Charles Soracco Placerville #9 72 bers. 5 John F. Hansen Jr. Halcyon-Alameda #47 72 Without the pioneers of our community, those who helped it come 6 Leonard Jones South San Francisco #157 71 to life or nurtured it through the years, as well as those who con- 6 Jack Estes Redwood #66 71 tinue today in the great tradition of the Native Sons, our organiza- 6 Harry C. Grady Jr. Piedmont #120 71 tion would not be as strong and vibrant as it is today. We should not 6 Donald McIsaac Nicasio #183 71 miss the opportunity to recognize and honor those who were prac- 6 William Seifert Jr. Halcyon-Alameda #47 71 ticing friendship, loyalty and charity 50-78 years ago, and whose 6 Al Matli Guadalupe #231 71 strong commitment, longevity and sense of duty benefits the Order 6 Carl Christensen Ferndale #93 71 today. 6 George Oakes Jr. Eden #113 71 Editor’s note: Because not all parlors responded and if we hear of 7 Edwin Hurd Twin Peaks #214 70 other notable long-tenured members, The Native Son is happy to 7 Elmer Lanini Santa Lucia #97 70 publish follow-up stories. If you have information about your long- 7 George A. Silva Piedmont #120 70 term members (and their involvement in the Order), please contact 7 Silvio Garaventa Napa #62 70 us; we are happy to highlight your stories. Our thanks to all the 7 Attilio Musante Napa #62 70 brothers who responded and provided this valuable information. Oldest Member Died in 2009 Regrettably, Alex Lommel—who was the longest-tenured member of the Order, died December 15, 2009. Mr. Lommel joined Calistoga Check out the latest news about the Native Son Parlor at the age of 18—on January 11, 1931. At that time, he drove a gasoline truck for the Union Oil Company and reported that Lake at calnative.org. County truckers used the stove oil stored at Calistoga to make moon- Read “Tales of Sonny Tattler” and see what’s shine! The Southern Pacific Railroad delivered gasoline and stove happening day-by-day on the NSGW calendar. oil to the Calistoga storage facility and, evidently, there were many THE NATIVE SON - FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 PAGE 7 PARLOR ACTIVITIES Benicia Lists 2010 Hydraulic to Fete Hydraulic Launches Dinner Menus 125th Anniversary Parlor Newsletter Benicia #89 is renowned for its great sec- Hydraulic #56 in Nevada City will celebrate Communication amongst parlor members ond Tuesday dinners at the BDES Hall, 140 its 125th anniversary on February 27, 2010 is vital to keeping members informed about West J, Benicia. Here’s a list of dinners; all with a series of events in its home city. meetings and events. Many parlors have require RSVPs to Ed Greco at (707) 746-4229 Included will be a dedication of a monu- newsletters, delivered by snail mail, e-mail by the date shown in parentheses. Ed asks ment to hydraulic mining in California, with or both. that you leave your name and the number of two monitors from the last operating hydrau- Now Hydraulic #56 in Nevada City has attendees. lic mine in the state. There’ll be an initiation launched The Hydraulic Monitor for its February 11 – Crab and Clam Feed (Feb- in the Great Hall of the Miners Foundry Cul- members and friends. In the first issue, Edi- ruary 9) tural Center at 325 Spring Street and a ban- tor Gary Miller said “This is my first attempt March 11 – Corned Beef and Cabbage quet in the Victorian Dining Room of the his- at producing a monthly newsletter. Its pur- Feed, ladies invited (March 9) toric National Hotel (dinner, with choice of pose is to keep our members informed about April 8 – Fish Fry (April 6) Prime Rib or Chicken Marsala, will be $30). the comings and goings of the parlor…I May 13 – Pulled Pork (May 11) Headquarters is The National Hotel, 211 would hope that you would be moved to June 10 – Steak (June 8) Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959, tele- offer something of interest for your fellow September 9 – Steak (September 7) phone (530) 265-4551. brothers. For example, a piece about some October 14 – Homemade Sausage, Pepper There are 29 rooms available February 26 amusing incident you were involved in or and Pasta Feed (October 12) and 27 for $81-$125 per night. Hydraulic Par- knew about. Certainly something about lo- November 11 – Thanksgiving Feast (No- lor will have a hospitality suite in Room #34. cal or California history would be great.” vember 9) Overflow hotel is The Northern Queen Inn, Miller can be contacted at P. O. Box 224, December 9 – Christmas Feast (December 400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959, Nevada City 95959 or at gsuttermerch@ 7) telephone (530) 265-5824. Rooms and some hughes.net. cabins are available. Special rate is $80 plus We Like Area Codes! tax. Ask for Native Sons rate per Diane. Arrowhead Parlor Information from Gary Miller (530) 477-1533 That may seem like a strange headline, or at email@example.com. Participate in but here’s why we wrote it: we take a lot of information for The Native Son from par- SB Member Takes Bicentennial Fete lor newsletters. Usually, the chairman of Members of Arrowhead #110 are promi- an event lists his name and telephone num- ber but there are so many area codes these School Post nent in planning and execution of the City of San Bernardino’s Bicentennial celebration. days that we’re never sure what code ap- Kevin Laverty of Santa Barbara #116 has Native Sons will participate in dedicating plies to which territory. Of course, we could been elected president of the Washington a historical bicentennial monument on May look the code up in the telephone book, State School Directors’ Association during 20 and will carry the American and Bear Flags but it’s much easier for the editor’s busy the association’s annual conference in Se- in the May 22 Bicentennial Parade. schedule if you include the area code with attle. Laverty, a 10-year member of the Four parlor members are serving on the each telephone number in your newsletter Mukilteo School Board, has been a delegate Bicentennial Committee; two other commit- items. Thanks! to two Grand Parlors, serving as a represen- tee members are wives of Arrowhead mem- tative of Columbia #258. bers. PAGE 8 THE NATIVE SON - FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 PARLOR ACTIVITIES Arrowhead Team Includes Five Ramona Museum Moving Forward Members of Same Family Ramona #109’s Museum of California His- On Wednesday, December 16, for the first time in its 122 year history, Arrowhead #110 put tory is moving forward with creating three together an initiatory team that included five members of the same family. operating committees. The ceremony was led by Past President Benjamin Romano, Treasurer Kevin Anderson, The Library Committee, chaired by Rosemarie Lippman, will work to catalog, Recording Secretary Mike Anderson, member John Anderson (son of Mike Anderson), and document, research, preserve and archive Parlor Past President John W. Anderson (father of Mike and Kevin and grandfather of the museum’s historical artifacts. John). Rounding out the team were Past Grand President James Smith, former Grand Trustee The Museum Committee, chaired by Fran Chris Leon and 3rd Vice President Mark Shepherd. Hubert, will work to design and organize the Those initiated included Betty Romano, retired (wife of Benjamin, sister of John W. Ander- museum with current and new displays of son, mother of Nick Romano and grandmother of Paul Romano); Paul Romano, UCLA the artifacts. student (son of Arrowhead member Nicholas Romano); and Matthew Anderson, Crafton The Communications Committee, chaired by Joe Castillo, will work at getting the mu- seum involved in local community organiza- tions and businesses as well as other his- torical organizations. Day to day operations are handled by new docent Merle Chen, who welcomes guests and gives tours, plus sweeping the floor, dusting the artifacts and making sure that all of the display cases are clear and visible to all. Santa Rosa Lists Dinner Schedule Santa Rosa #28 will continues to have monthly dinners at its hall at 3318 Stony Point Road in Santa Rosa. All welcome members, families and guests and are $9 per person, including wine, beer and soda. The club- house opens at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7. Reservations are required from Walter Hyde (707 795-9702). Wednesday, February 10 – Valentine’s Day Photo by Nicholas Romano Dinner. Reservation deadline February 7. Arrowhead Parlor #110’s December 16th initiation included (left to right): Past Grand Wednesday, March 10 – Corned Beef and President James Smith, Debbie Mc Donald, Edward Velasquez(back), Christa Morin, Cabbage Dinner. Reservation deadline Past President Benjamin Romano, Betty Romano, Al Palazzo (back), Paul Romano and March 7. Matthew Anderson. Wednesday, April 14 – Spring Dinner. Res- ervation deadline April 11. Hills Junior College student (son of Kevin Anderson). Benjamin Romano stated that the Wednesday, May 12 – Mothers’ Day Din- initiation was an unprecedented historical event for the parlor and the highlight of his forty ner. Reservation deadline May 9. years of membership. Wednesday, June 9 – Fathers’ Day Dinner. Six other members were also added to Arrowhead’s membership: Debbie McDonald, a Reservation deadline June 6. teacher in the San Bernardino City Unified School district; Christa Morin, account executive for the Highland Community News; Al Palazzo, retired (reinstatement); Steve The Native Son is available at least Portias, retired; and Edward Velasquez, senior print tech specialist, County of Riverside. a month before you receive it in Edward Martinez, business development officer for Vanir Development Company, was ob- the mail at our Web site, ligated by PGP James Smith on December 17. calnative.org. Arrowhead Parlor #110’s membership now stand tall at 302 members! THE NATIVE SON - FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 PAGE 9 Calendar Winners Here’s the list of Lucky Calendar winners since the last issue of The Native Son. January 2010 24 - Rae Holzman, Oakland - $25 23 - Tyler Larich, Salinas - $100 22 - Susan Core, Benicia - $25 21 - Eileen Porter, Paradise - $25 20 - Rich Hoisington, Citrus Heights - $25 19 - Nadine Sjogren, San Lorenzo - $25 18 - Tim Tullius, San Francisco - $25 17 - Sharon Rolph, Chicago Park - $25 16 - Lisa Jonea, San Francisco - $100 15 - Allen Youst, Vacaville - $25 14 - Joan Radina, San Anselmo - $25 13 - Clay and Meagan Jones, Lacy, WN - $25 12 - South SF #157 - $25 11 - Bud Wampler, San Luis Obispo - $25 10 - Verna Sargent, Ione - $25 9 - Jenny Cohea, Chicago - $100 Konocti #159 celebrated Christmas with a meeting attended by many of its brothers and 8 - Michael Courtz, Point Richmond - $25 several grand officers. Front, left to right, Don Meyer, Warren Katen, Bob French, Gene 7 - Ronnie Pimental, Fairfield - $25 Perry. Rear, left to right, PGP Joe Neitzel, Konocti’s Tony Braito and Carl Braito. 6 - South SF #157, San Mateo - $25 5 - Joe Milani, Petaluma - $25 4 - Chris Bedella, Lewiston - $25 3 - Holly Millener, Chico - $25 2 - Henry Hixson, Chico - $25 1 - Alford J. Memoers, Vacaville - $1,000 December 2009 31 - Pat O’Neil, Rough & Ready - $3,000 30 - Courtney Watson Peterson, Concord - $25 29 - Norman Jorgenson, El Cerrito - $25 28 - Stephen Morgan, Shasta Lake - $25 27 - Shirley Russell, Lincoln - $25 26 - South SF, San Mateo - $100 25 - Lani Telander*, Mound, MN - $25 24 - Alex Bartley, Pine Grover- $25 23 - Ray Robles, Ione- $25 22 - Don Smith*, Rodeo- $25 21 - James A. Ruddy, Chico- $25 20 - Larry Petrie*, Vallejo- $25 19 - Gede Rattsell, Fremont - $100 18 - Julia Soares, Modesto - $25 17 - Sharon Fong, Petaluma - $25 Members of San Luis Obispo #290 recently dedicated the historic Octagon Barn, a structure 16 - Rick Maffoli, Sonoma - $25 built about 1900 and restored by the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County. 15 - South SF #157, San Mateo - $25 14 - Napa #62, Napa - $25 13 - Ryan Doyle*, Bothell, WA - $25 Arrowhead Plans Ramona Sponsors 12 - Russell Strittmatter*, Corte Madera - $100 11 - J & E Watkins, Shasta Lake - $25 April Golf Tourney Basketball Team 10 - Napa Parlor 62, Napa - $25 Arrowhead #110 will hold its First Annual Reviving a tradition of sponsoring sports 9 – Sonoma #111, Sonoma - $25 Golf Tournament on April 23 at the Shandin Hills Golf Club in San Bernardino to benefit teams that many parlors had in bygone days 8 - South SF, San Mateo - $25 7 - Don Smith, Rodeo - $25 our Charitable Foundation. Price of $80 in- of the Order, Ramona #109 has had a basket- 6 - Harold Turner, Stockton - $25 cludes golf and dinner. Contact Parlor Presi- ball team—The Grizzlies (what else!)—in a 5 - Bill Addy, Fairfax - $100 dent Douglas Calkins at dc3bird@earthlink local league for three years. The team plays 4 - Marille Hopkins, Nevada City - $25 .net for further information. at the YMCA every Sunday. 3 - Don Meyer, Calistoga - $25 2 - Edward Wilcox, Castroville - $25 26 - John Starner, Lake Arrowhead - $25 19 - L & E Lammers, Ann Arbor, MI - $25 1 - Stan Crandell, Petaluma - $25 25 - Rose Twyman, San Bruno - $25 18 - Yvonne and John Hughes, Nevada City - November 2009 24 - Ione #33, Ione - $25 $25 30 - Kern Wright, Yountville - $200 23 - South SF, San Mateo - $25 17 - Mike Kollar, Vallejo - $25 29 - A. Cimarelli, San Francisco - $25 22 - Bob Everingham, Benicia - $25 16 - Jerry Bedell, Lewiston - $25 28 - Dan O’Sullivan, San Franciso - $100 21 - Mary Boreggo, Redwood City - $100 *Indicates multiple winner, except in case of 27 - John Luster*, Roseville - $25 20 - Emile Leen, Sonoma - $25 parlors. PAGE 10 THE NATIVE SON - FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 NEW MEMBERS Membership Creeping Welcome to these new mem- bers initiated recently. We hope Corine Borsak Rebecca Daugherty Up Through January 1 to see you often at our meetings Cyndi Fehler Net membership in the Native Alan Leahy Sons increased by only 6 through MEMBERSHIP BOX and socials! Virginia Marques January 1, not in itself encour- SCORE Dolores-California#1 Deborah McDonald Gary Martinelli Richard McInnis aging. What is encouraging, Membership 5-1-09 8,646 Humboldt #14 Armando Meno however, is the fact that 25 of Gains Albert Dutton Christa Morris our 75 parlors and seven of our Initiated 300 Amador #17 Steve Portias 16 districts showed gains, some Craig Battaglia Betty Jo Romano Reinstated 30 quite substantial. Nicholas Gardella Paul Romano Transferred in 17 Jeffery Jolley All three parlors in District 1 Edward Velasquez Matthew Peterson (Santa Ana #74, Arrowhead #110 Total Gains 347 Harold Vollkommer Christopher Smylie Sonoma #111 and DeAnza #312) had gains, Losses Excelsior #31 John Amaral with a net of +24 fueled mainly Suspended 140 Michael Franklin Thomas De Lauer by Arrowhead’s 20 new members Steven Frederick Nancy DiBella Resigned 62 swelling their total to 301 mem- William Peterson Ron Gruetter Withdrew 23 bers. Martin Shutz Kathleen Marcrum McIntire Died 99 Solano #39 Dennis Martin Others with gains were District Charles Brooks III Madelin Wood 2 (Los Angeles area), District 5 Transferred out 17 Clay Bushey Eden #113 (South Bay); District 11 (Mother Total Losses 341 Jake Bushey Rezin Brannon Lode; District 13 (Northeast); Steven Day Net Change + 6 Piedmont #120 District 14 (Marin-Sonoma); and Joseph Stemmler David Schwoegler District 15 (Solano-Napa). Membership 1-1-10 8,652 Gary Truesdill South SF #157 Parlors With Net Gains Quartz #58 In addition to Arrowhead, par- Rodney Martinez, jr. Dolores-California #1 + 12 Melvin Espinosa Steven Cursi lors with outstanding gains in- cluded Napa #62 (+17), Sonoma Argonaut #8 + 11 William Fisher Columbia #258 Michael Ivy Ronald Teaque #111 (+13), Excelsior #31 and Ar- Amador #17 + 1 Robert Ivy University #272 gonaut #8 (+11 each). Santa Rosa #28 + 1 Rodney Ivy Juan Viramontes Dolores-California #1 had the Excelsior #31 + 11 Thomas Ivy J.C. Fremont #293 greatest percentage increase, Ione #33 + 6 Napa #62 Loretta Caton initiating 12 new members and Solano #39 + 9 Jessie Burke Fairfax #307 Angel Castorena Rod Berry raising their membership to 59, Halycon-Alameda #47 + 2 Tony Diaz Chris Schmidt and increase of an outstanding Quartz #58 + 1 Donna Hotelling Todd Schoff 26%! Napa #62 + 17 Kristofer Kaiser Kenneth Terhurne Santa Ana #74 + 3 David Lincoln Calistoga #86 + 3 Denise Lincoln Brian Perez “Bayou Bash” Set for May 1 Benicia #89 + 7 Robert Robertson If you’ve enjoyed Duane event is open to everyone, but Santa Cruz #90 + 1 Judith Sampson Gavin’s “Rajin’ Cajun Feed” over space is limited so early reserva- Georgetown #91 + 2 Gerald Snowden Santa Lucia #97 + 6 Tammie Stephens the past few years, you’ll love tions are advised from Fred his “Bayou Bash,” scheduled for Codoni at (415) 459-7082 or at Ramona #109 + 2 Daniel Wheelan Don Woolhether Fairfax Parlor’s clubhouse on firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrowhead #110 + 20 Mt. Tamalpais #64 Saturday, May 1, 2010. Sonoma #111 + 13 Stephen Johnson Featured will be Louisiana- CALIFORNIA FACTS Piedmont #120 + 1 Santa Cruz #90 San Miguel #150 + 2 Grant Wilson style deep-fried turkey, barbe- •The Coachella Valley is nick- cued pork, hot link sausage, red named The Date Capital of the Estudillo #223 + 2 Georgetown #91 Marshall Grimes beans and rice, salad and rolls, world and The Playground of Columbia #258 + 1 George Miskovsky with apple crisp for dessert. No- Presidents. University #272 + 1 Cliff Pierce host cocktails (with a full bar and •One out of every eight United DeAnza #312 + 1 Bishop Ryan Santa Lucia #97 our special Big Easy Daiquiris States residents lives in Califor- Jarod Bunker margarita machine) will be nia. served from 5 p.m., with dinner •California is the first state to Deadline for advertising Jerry Bunker Ryan Bunker at 6:30. A mega raffle will follow. ever reach a trillion dollar and editorial matter for the Steven Bunker All proceeds will go to Brother economy in gross state product. April-May issue of Benny King Mark Chapman’s grand trustee •California has the largest The Native Son is Jeffery Vezzolo March 15, 2010. Arrowhead #110 campaign fund. economy of all the states of the Matthew Anderson Price is $20 per person. The Union. THE NATIVE SON - FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 PAGE 11 DEATHS OBITUARY May our deceased brothers enjoy eternal rest in the Grand Parlor JESSE GARCIA, PAST GRAND PRESIDENT on High. Jesse Garcia had the difficult task of leading our order for some Lodi #18 South SF #157 (Continued) 16 months, longer than any other grand president, and of presid- Bozant Katzakian Walter Ortiz ing over two Grand Parlors because of the untimely death in office Verne Osborn Sea Point #158 of his predecessor, Frank Milani. That in itself is a contribution of Excelsior #31 Frank Fuetsch Michael Scapuzzi his time, attention, and energy for which he deserves our grati- Washington #169 tude and acclimation. Quartz #58 Norval Peixoto Thomas Price It illustrates well the depth of his commitment to our Order. For Presidio #194 Auburn #59 many years of his life, Jesse made the Native Sons as a whole, and Frank Clima Leland Rasmussen his home-base Santa Barbara Parlor #116 in particular, a primary Madalin Levie Napa #62 interest of his life. He worked with diligence to apply his charm Los Banos #206 Aldo Biale and persuasiveness for the advancement and success of the Louie Azevedo James Ianziti Order. Not soon to be forgotten is the way that he and his wife, Mt. Tamalpais #64 Guadalupe #231 Paul Kelly Dora, played the role of cordial hosts for Old Spanish Days Fiesta, Las Positas #96 Torkil Bonde Donald May, Sr. year after year. Jesse brought to life the very essence of the spirit George Casesari Columbia #258 of Fiesta. Ramona #109 Carolyn Devine Let us hope that the gala, festal spirit that Jesse so vividly Elsie Bracci Fairfax #307 embodied will live on after him as an inspiration to us all. South SF #157 Robert Smith As he aptly said, “Our future will be what you make of it. Your William Bigarani Holderman #316 grand officers can only help and encourage you. But it is up to George Nilan, Jr. Charles Otterson you, my brothers, to make the difference by recruiting new members, attending meetings and [by] helping your parlors with their activities, such as dedications, initiations, socials and PARLOR ACTIVITIES fundraisers. We need to work together for the advancement of the Order.” The death of a past president like Jesse is a reminder to us that the life of an organization is comparable to the relay in which the Olympic torch is carried: A single leader or runner can only carry the torch for a finite distance. For the principles that bind us together to continue on everlastingly, there must be new leaders strong enough to carry the torch after twilight has descended on the lives of our leaders of the past. We honor them most by ensuring that their work does not fade at the end of their day. So, as we join together in looking ahead toward the vibrant days that Jesse fervently wished for us and for our beloved heritage as native Californians, let us proclaim: Ramona #109 welcomed five new members in January! From left Viva la fiesta! Viva la vida de nuestro amigo Jesse Garcia! to right: Erica Hardy, Brandon Brown, Steve Claro, Jessica Hall and Sally Baldwin. Longest-Tenured Brother Dies Brother Alex Lommel of Napa #62 died December 15 at his home in Walnut Creek. He was a 78-year member of the Order and believed to Bring on the Corned Beef and be the member with the longest tenure in the Native Sons of the Cabbage for Ol’ St. Patrick! Golden West. Native Sons love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, so it’s easy to get Napa Honors First Friday your fill of corned beef and cabbage no matter where you live in the state. Here’s a list of those we know about–we’re sure there are GP, Celebrates Luncheon others, but we haven’t been notified of them. Most are open to members, families and guests, but be sure to check. Refer to the Anniversary Date Changed calendar on page 12 for contact information Napa #62 will honor Grand The April Napa Valley lunch at March 6 - Solano #39, Valley Fire Hall. President Gene Perry and cel- Napa parlor’s hall has been re- March 10 - Santa Rosa #28, parlor hall. ebrate its 125th anniversary with scheduled for the second Friday, March 15 - Napa #62 (“Jiggs Night”). a free dinner for Native Sons only April 9, because the first Friday March 17 - South SF #157. at Napa’s hall on Monday, April is Good Friday. March 17 - Fairfax #307 19. Beverages will be available First Friday luncheons are March 19 - Chispa #139. for a nominal fee. Reservations open to all Native Sons and ro- March 22 - Eden #113. aren’t necessary. tate amongst the Valley’s parlors. GRAND PARLOR Nonprofit NATIVE SONS OF THE GOLDEN WEST U. S. Postage PAID 414 Mason Street Jefferson City, MO San Francisco, CA 94102 PERMIT NO. 210 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 12-13 – 49er Weekend, Auburn. CALENDAR OF EVENTS 15 - Napa #62 Jiggs Night (Phil Wong, 707 224-6953). This calendar is compiled from parlor newsletters, press releases 17 - South SF #157 Corned Beef and Cabbage Feed (Jim Riley, 1- 800-337-1875). and information supplied to Managing Editor Fred Codoni. Please 17 - Fairfax #307 Corned Beef and Cabbage Feed, St. Rita’s Hall, advise him, at the address on page 4, at least 60 days before an Fairfax, open to everyone, reservations not required. event to insure timely publication. Note that some events are for 19 - East Bay Third Friday Luncheon Club, Hayward Ranch, 11 members only. Requirement for reservations and contact person, if a.m. (Ron Holiday, 510 889-1603). known, are indicated. 19 – Chispa #139 Corned Beef and Cabbage Feed (209 728-8902). 22 – Eden #113 Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. Members, Every Tuesday - Lunch for Native Sons and prospective members friends, guests. at Fairfax #307’s hall, 135 Mitchell Drive, Fairfax (415 457-7766). APRIL FEBRUARY 6 – Guadalupe #231 Luncheon Meeting, breaded tilapia (reserva- 12-13 – Weekend in the Redwoods, Ferndale. tions from Bob Ratto, 415 586-3915). 13 – Chispa #139 Cioppino Feed (209 728-8902). 9 - Napa Valley Friday Luncheon, Napa Parlor Hall. (Note change 13 – Fairfax #307 Valentine’s Dinner (Tom McEntee, 415 454-4788). to second Friday.) 13 – Arrowhead #110 Valentine’s Day Dinner. 10 – Solano #39 Clam or Prawn Feed (Chris Grace (707 429-5351). 19 - East Bay Third Friday Luncheon Club, Hayward Ranch, 11 14 - Santa Rosa #28 Spring Dinner, members/families/guests (Walter a.m. (Ron Holiday, 510 889-1603). Hyde, 707 795-9702). 22 – Eden #113 Clam Chowder Feed and Initiation. Members only. 16 - East Bay Third Friday Luncheon Club, Hayward Ranch, 11 27 - Hydraulic #56 125th Anniversary, Nevada City. a.m. (Ron Holiday, 510 889-1603). MARCH 23 – Arrowhead #110 First Annual Golf Tournament, Shandin Hills 2 – Guadalupe #231 Luncheon Meeting, tortellini and minestrone Golft Club, San Bernardino (Douglas Calkins, email@example.com). (reservations from Bob Ratto, 415 586-3915). 26 – Eden #113 Mexican Dinner, joint with Native Daughters. 5 - Napa Valley Friday Luncheon, St. Helena Parlor Hall. Members, friends, guests. 6 – Solano #39 Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner (Eric Whan, 707 428-4052). MA Y 10 – Santa Rosa #28 Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, members/ 1 - Bayou Bash, Fairfax Parlor Hall (Fred Codoni, 459-7082 or families/guests (Walter Hyde, 707 795-9702). firstname.lastname@example.org).
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