Meucci Lodge to host state meeting

WEIRTON – The Antonio Meucci Lodge 2506 Order of Sons of Italy met Sept. 10 with President Regina Truax opening the meeting and introducing guest Earl Went.

Mary Rose Spano gave the opening prayer, and members had a moment of silence in memory of Eugene Williams. Members agreed to send a memorial award to the Williams family.

Carl Truax led the Pledge of Allegiance; Jannette LaRosa gave the secretary’s report in Angie Veltri’s absence; and Finance Secretary Carol Valenti and Treasurer Linda Pfabe gave their reports.

A report was given on the lodge’s August picnic.

The lodge will host the West Virginia Grand Lodge meeting Nov. 23 at Undo’s.

The Nominating Committee will be recruiting officer nominees for the next term.

The lodge sent a sympathy card to Maria Hayes and a get-well card to Laura Settepanella. Members received thank-you cards from scholarship recipients Emalee Hvizdak and Meghan Brunner.

Members recognized the September birthdays of Mary Arlia, Barbara Purks, Walter Angelina, Mary Rose Spano, Nina Potts, Aldegisia D’Amico, Victor Rossi and Carol Irvine.

Anthony Guglielmo won the 50/50 drawing.

Settepanella, Pauline Tortis, Larosa, Maria Branczio, Barbara Perks, Kathrine Hardsouk, Anthony LaRose, Carmine Pulice, Linda Pfabe, D’Amico, Valenti and Truax received door prizes. Nick Smarrella received an Undo’s gift certificate.

Regina Truax announced upcoming trips.

They include:

Sept. 25, Rivers Casino;

Sept. 30, Polynesian Fire at Seven Springs; and

Oct. 4, Hartville Market Place Festival.

The next meeting will be held at Oct. 8 at Undo’s

For information, call Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.