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Date:   NOVEMBER 8, 2017

Time:   6:00 PM

Chairperson:    Joan Little

It’s our Thanksgiving Dinner.


Officer’s Meeting:  November 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm

At the home of Jackie Giacomazzi




At our October membership meeting, my first meeting as President, we had over 50 people in attendance!  Thank you for being there.   And, for those of you who couldn’t make it – you missed the Coronation of our Lodge Queen, Annamarie Tesoriere, a Culture & Heritage presentation by the Ernest Bertaina Family (click here to see the presentation), a vote to have the Sweetheart Serenade Dinner once again - on February 7, 2018 and, an official visit and National Convention Report from our Head Trustee Central, Pauline Richmond.  So, please join us on Wednesday, November 8th for our Thanksgiving Dinner membership meeting.


Because we now have a Queen in the State Grand Lodge Queen Contest, we encourage you to buy raffle tickets at 6 tickets for $5.00 from Queen Annamarie Tesoriere and the Tesoriere family.


Over 40 members and guests attended our Fresno Chaffee Zoo Trip on Saturday, October 14th.  We all had a wonderful time enjoying our guided tour of the fabulous African Adventure Exhibit, and the many other exhibits of fascinating animals in their natural habitat. 


On October 16th, Queen Annamarie Tesoriere and her Grandparents, Tony & Louise, Hazel Ann Christin, Jackie Giacomazzi and my wife, Joyce and I attended the Clovis Rodolfo Valentino Lodge’s Pasta and Sausage Dinner.  It was great food, fun and raffle prizes galore!


I am looking forward to seeing you at our Wednesday, November 8th Thanksgiving Dinner meeting where we will continue to enjoy your ideas, concerns and friendship.



Charles Sant’Agata, President


Picture movie of October Lodge Meeting














Condolences to Vickie Baldini on the loss of her beloved father, former Enrico Carusco member, Vincent Baldini


Condolences to the family of Past State President and dear friend of the Lodge, David Prisco.  


Condolences to Tony Tesoriere, his cousin from Florida, Morris Mascarella, recently passed away.


Congratulations to Vickie Baldini on the birth of her new granddaughter, Serenity Rose Nicar, born October 18, 2017.


Congratulation to our Trustee Mycaela Leoni on the birth of her son Kixton Meeks.  A gift was presented to Mycaela by the Lodge. Congratulations also to grandparents Mike and Stace Leoni and all the aunts and uncles.   I understand we will be having 2 new Junior member next meeting Gianna Gomes and Kixton Meeks.  




Michael Leoni shows his steer in 1969 at the Kings Fair.  Ralph Loya, his teacher looks on.










Matt Gomes was recently deer hunting in northern California when he got a 4 x 3 buck.  The smile on his face says it all!














Hanford Lodge members Joan Little, Janis Hansen, Carol Todd & Jackie Giacomazzi congratulate Lilia Giacomazzi as she is presented with a bouquet of flowers for her selection as the 2017 Willard S. Bridwell Humanitarian Award at the Adventist Health -  Central Valley Health Foundation's Annual Charity Gala on October 5, 2017 at the Hanford Civic Auditorium.  Member Jill Caviezel-Hoots was at the helm of this event with Debbie Nardini helping out too.



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