President's Message

Jon Taormina

Giugno, 2023

SOS Family-

What a great meeting we had last month. Can you believe the size of those pieces of breaded pork? We may have to buy bigger plates. How delicious!!!! The pasta, salad and chicken wings also hit the spot. And let’s not forget about dessert. Thank you to the cooks for the great meal. Thank you to Ralph and the Nastrini for pouring such well-balanced drinks. Front desk and raffle crew represented as usual.

Very important!!! Based on low ticket sales for the June 11th family picnic we are deferring the picnic to our regular meeting date of July 10th. Hence, July 10th meeting will be a Family / Scholarship award night. We will have similar food as the normal picnic and award the scholarships after dinner. Cost for a family member is $25. Looking forward to seeing you there. Treat it as if it were the picnic. The probable reason for the low ticket sales is all the graduations that are happening this time of year.

The club is beginning to look for volunteers for the Italian Festa coming up at Kelley Park:

August 5th and 6st – Italian Festa at Kelley Park

We will be hosting two booths again this year. Ravioli and Sausage sandwiches. See one of the Palermo Brothers to step up. Thank you to Ron and Craig for being the chairs of this great event.

I would like to congratulate Mike Maltese, Phil Cannizzaro, Big Joe Zambataro, and Dave Geraci for coming in 3rd out of 16 for a charity bocce tournament this week. This was the result of a donation to the Little Italy Foundation and it sounded like our representatives crushed it and had a great time.

Thank you.


Auito Foundation Update

I am very excited to update the club on the status of the Auto Foundation, which is the nonprofit charitable organization funded by the Sons of Sicily. We have a new sense of positivity and momentum after adding some quality members to the Board and eliminating some of the negative influences of our past.

This year we will have given away approximately $15,000 to deserving High school graduates going on to higher education. You should receive your Sons of Sicily dues letters in the mail very soon. Please take some time and consider donating to the Auito Foundation. This money will be used to fund our scholarships. Thank you for your time.

Jon Taormina

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