Meucci Lodge holds meeting

WEIRTON – The Antonio Meucci Lodge 2506 met April 8 at Undo’s.

Mary Rose Spano read the invocation, and Boyd Barker led the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by members singing “God Bless America.”

President Regina Truax called the meting to order and introduced guest Earl Wendt.

Rita Orler called roll and read the minutes, which were approved. Linda Pfabe gave the treasurer’s report, and Carol Valenti gave the financial report, both of which were approved and filed for audit.

Truax thanked members who baked, worked the concession booth, set up or made a donation at the Festival of Nations.

Members were asked to submit the names of children or grandchildren attending college for consideration for the annual scholarships. Kory Kozloski, grandson of Victor and Mary Lou Rossi; Ryan Weaver, grandson of Nick and Steffanie Iannetti; and Alexandra Settepanella, granddaughter of Laura Settepanella, were awarded scholarships.

Members observed the April birthdays of Elizabeth Beecroft, Dora Ferelli, Mary Ann Perko, Margie Serafini, Pauline Tortis and Medora Stella. A thank-you note from the LaRosa family was read.

The following tours were announced:

May 12-15, Bally’s Casino, Atlantic City;

June 18-19, Seneca Allegheny Casino; and

June 22-28, Branson, Mo.

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

Anthony Guglielmo won the 50/50 drawing and Undo’s gift certificate. Sophia-Teresa DiBacco of Weirton provided the evening’s entertainment by singing Italian folk songs and “Happy Birthday” in Italian. Her father, Domenick DiBacco, gave backgrounds on the songs and the regions in which they originated.

After the meeting, members were invited to play bingo.

The next meeting will be held May 12 at Undo’s.

Anyone interested in joining can contact Truax or any club member.