Antonio Meucci Lodge meets

WEIRTON – The Antonio Meucci Lodge 2506 met March 11 at Undo’s with President Regina Truax calling the meeting to order.

Mary Rose Spano read the invocation and Boyd Barker led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Truax introduced new member Mary Basil and Bridget Akin, Walter Angeline’s guest.

Rita Orler called roll and read the minutes, which were approved. Carol Valenti gave the financial report, and Linda Pfabe gave the treasurer’s report. Thank-you notes were read.

Regina Truax announced the annual picnic will be held Aug. 3 at Starvaggi Memorial Park.

The Order of Sons of Italy in America will hold two fundraisers this year, selling an Italian cookbook for $24.95 and hosting an Alaskan cruise Aug. 30-Sept. 11.

The phone committee, including Mary Lou Rossi, Barbara Purks and Rita Orler, was recognized.

Members with perfect attendance in 2013 were recognized, including Gabriel Arlia, Liz Beecroft, Alvera Guglielmo, Anthony Guglielmo, Kathryn Hardsauk, Anthony and Dolores LaRosa, Dominic and Mina Potts, Linda Pfabe, Carmella Pulice, Barbara Purks, Nick Smarrella, Marge Serafine, Laura Settepanetta, Pauline Tortis, Carol Valenti and Angie Veltri.

March birthdays were announced, including Kathryn Hardsauk, JoAnn Magnone, Larry Purks, Carmella Pulice and Lola Starvaggi.

Tours were announced. They include:

March 29, doo-wop concert, Capitol Theatre, Wheeling;

April 23, Pure Gold, Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh; and

May 12-19, Bally’s Casino, Atlantic City.

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

Carmella Pulice won the 50/50 drawing, and Gracie Corona won the gift certificate. The Donahues provided entertainment, performing oldies, rock and roll, country and ballads.

Members were invited to play bingo following the meeting.

The next meeting will be held April 8 at Undo’s. Those wanting to join the group can contact Regina Truax or any member.