Sons of Italy 2014 Oct-Dec Newsletter

to America from Europe. Pete is proud of his Italian Heritage and that his grandparents had the courage to come to this great country to pursue their dreams of providing a better life for their families. Pete is an advocate for handicap accessibility and the disabled. He is .Born on December 19, 1958, in Wheeling, WV, Peter Louis Cuffaro is the son of the late Tom Cuffaro and Bertha (Yazombek) Cuffaro. He
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  to America from Europe. Pete is proud of his Italian Heritage and that his grandparents had the courage to come to this great country to pursue their dreams of providing a better life for their families. Pete is an advocate for handicap accessibility and the disabled. He is .Born on December 19, 1958, in Wheeling, WV, Peter Louis Cuffaro is the son of the late Tom Cuffaro and Bertha (Yazombek) Cuffaro. He graduated from Linsly in 1977, West Virginia University in 1981, with a degree in Business Administration. He earned a Teacher Certification from West Liberty State College in 1988 and most recently (May 2014) graduated from West Virginia Northern Community College with degrees in Microsoft Applications and Cisco Networking. In 1983, Pete had a tragic diving accident that left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Through it all, he relied on his motto, Faith, Family and Friends to bounce back from the accident. Pete's paternal grandparents, Tony and Rose Cuffaro, came to America from Italy. His maternal grandparents, Louis and Catherine Yazombek, also emigrated COMING EVENTS October 5 Monthly Meeting 2:00 October 11 Monthly Drawing 8:20 Silver Sky 8:30-11:30 Dance October 12 Cooking Class 2:00-6:00 P.M. October 20  Sausage Sandwiches by Anthony Donofrio 7:00 P.M. October 27 Officer's Meeting 6:00 October 27 Sausage Sandwiches by Mark Thomas 7:00 P.M.   November 2 Monthly Meeting 2:00 Ritual for deceased members November 3 Begin Thanksgiving Sausage Orders November 7 Veteran's Dinner 2 - 6 P.M. Free to Veterans and immediate family November 8 Monthly Drawing 8:20 Vinny and the Time Travelers 8:30-11:30 Dance Nov. 10 - Dec 3 Sign up Children's Party November 14 Decorate lodge for Christmas 6:45 November 15 End Sausage Orders November 21 Band Night dededede ´      ja  ja  ja  ja ` vu vu vu vu 8:00 - 11:00 P.M.   November 25  Pick up Sausage after 12:00 Noon November 27 Happy Thanksgiving  No Pasta Night Lodge Closed December 1-13 Take   Christmas Sausage orders December 1  Officer's Meeting 6:00 December 3 End Signups for Children's Party December 6 Wine Festa Doors Open 5:30 Fests 6:30 - ?   December 7 Monthly Meeting 2:00 December 13 Children's Christmas Party 2:00-4:00 December 13  Monthly Drawing 8:20 Silver Sky 8:30-11:30 Dance December 20 Adult Christmas Party 6:00 P.M. - ?? December 22 Pick up Sausage after 12:00 Noon December 25 Merry Christmas No Pasta Lodge Closed December 31 New Year's Eve Pork & Sauerkraut Free Jukebox 10:00-12:00 January 1 Happy New Year No Pasta Lodge Closed   known for his many inspirational speeches and volunteer work in the community . He works for the West Virginia State Tax Department. He is also a Commissioner for the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Pete married Erin Vance Cuffaro on October 22, 1994. Their daughter, Jessica Baker Bala and husband, Joe Bala were married this past November and reside in Columbus, Ohio. Pete and Erin enjoy cooking together, date nights and watching wildlife from their deck with their dogs Maggie and Amber. A member of the Sons of Italy since 1993, Pete enjoys playing bocce on Wednesday nights, attending the many SOI events and being Chairman of two very successful events, the annual Cigar Dinner and the Wine Festa. Thank you Pete, for your dedication to our lodge. SOI 754 MEET OUR MEMBER   SOI 754 Peter L. Cuffaro  SICK LIST The following members have been reported to the Lodge as ill or in the hospital since our last newsletter. Tullio Ciancone Teresa Shoplack Joe Snyder John Zola John Ciancone If you know of someone who is ill or in the hospital, please notify us at the lodge so we can get his/her name in the newsletter. IN MEMORIAM The following SOI members have  passed away since our last newsletter. Jim DiFabrizio   Paul DePaulis Patty Shunk SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS The following people have made donations to our scholarship fund in memory of Paul DePaulis: Lorraine Horine, Donna Ragni, Myrdith Kennedy, Lillian Parker, William & Leana Cooper, Doan Ford Employees, Linda & John Marinacci, Michael & Jean Zacchini, Mr. & Mrs. Brian Durden and Family, Emilio Pastre and Family, Jennifer & Ernest Blazek, Brian & Kelly Hutchison, Todd & Judy Hill, Dorothy Liberati, Neighbors of Karen & Wayne Hardy, Thomas & Linda Rataiczak, Glyn Sabrsula, Dick and Midge Vannelle, Pete & Erin Cuffaro, Doug and Cindy Hartlieb, and the Paul DePaulis Family. Many thanks to all who donated. Our scholarships will  be awarded on June 7, 2015 at the monthly meeting. MEMBERSHIP DUES ADDRESS CHANGES Your 2015 dues should be paid  before January 1, 2015. You may start  paying your 2015 dues after October 1, 2014. Italian Member dues are $40. Bar Lodge member dues are $25. Keep and CONTINUE to use your white key card, renewals do NOT get a new key card. Your new membership card will be available at the bar soon after payment. Mail dues payments to the lodge with Attention David Badia  on the envelope. If you would like your membership card mailed, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope. You must have a current membership to sign up for daily, weekly and monthly drawings after January 1, 2015. You may also contact David for membership applications and address changes. If you are interested in receiving electronic updates on club activities send an e-mail to: FLEA MARKET Our flea market was a great success! Plans are being made for a bigger and  better one next year. Many thanks to Teresa Regoli and Fred Renzella who chaired the event and to all our members who supported the event with volunteer work, renting a table, or buying from the vendors. Many thanks to the following  businesses who made monetary contributions to the event: Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Home, Belmont Savings Bank, Save Rite Pharmacy, Larry Siebieda, Architect, and West Texas Roadhouse. CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS Veterans of Foreign Wars of Ohio and Sons of Italy Lodge 754 The following is a report listing our recent charitable contributions:   Shadyside High School Cheerleaders  NFT Ohio Transplant Fund for Judy Jackson Driving For A Cure Hole Sponsor Belmont County Jefferson Jackson Dinner Wheeling Central Hockey Bellaire High Beljuan Ad Bellaire Alumni Belmont County Senior Citizens St. John Card Party Ohio Valley Promenaders Benefit Dance COOKING CLASS  Our annual cooking class, sponsored  by the Cultural Committee, will be held on October 12, 2014 from 2-6 P.M. Tickets are on sale at the bar. Prices are members $25 and Non-members $30. This is always an enjoyable event. Call Tina Busack at 740-676-1138 or Janice at the lodge to make reservations. . COOKBOOK SALE We have cookbooks available at the lodge for $20. The cookbooks are a wonderful keepsake and will make a great Christmas present. Stop in and pick up a few to have on hand for Christmas and other special occasions. ESPRESSO NIGHT The Cultural Committee will sponsor an Espresso night on Sunday, November 9, 2014. Watch your e-mail and local  papers for further information on this event.  BOCCE NEWS The bocce outdoor league ended on October 1st. with the annual Steak Fry and a single elimination tournament. Indoor bocce will begin November 5, 2014. Memorial Bricks are still available at a cost of $40.00. Make checks payable to Sons of Italy Bocce. See Doug Hartlieb or pick up an order blank at the lodge. Banners are still available and can  be ordered by contacting Doug. 740-676-2348. VETERAN'S DINNER Our lodge will host a spaghetti/meatball dinner for veterans on  November 7, 2014 from 2:00 - 6:00 P.M. All veterans and their immediate families are welcome. (Free of charge.)   CIGAR NIGHT Pete Cuffaro reports that the cigar night was a success again this year. They smoked cigars, ate a great steak dinner and played bocce. The proceeds of cigar night will be used to benefit the bocce fundraiser. If you are interested in getting information for this event send an e-mail to Pete at or call the lodge and get on the list. . BAR PRICES  It has been many years since we have raised drink prices at our lodge. Our distributors raise their prices every year and we have been notified that they will raise again. We try to keep our prices low for our members but after study we find that we must raise prices to keep up with inflation. Beginning November 1, 2014 we will raise all drinks, except canned pop, .25 cents. We think that you will find that our prices will still be lower than most businesses. We need your support to continue to offer events for your enjoyment and a comfortable environment for your family and friends. GOLF TOURNAMENT We have a reminder from Phil Pata that our annual golf tournament will be held at Oglebay Park on the Crispin Course on June 8, 2015. Get your team together and call Phil. 740-695-0691 to sign up for the 2015 tournament.. SONS OF ITALY LOGGIA UGUAGLIANZA 754 BELLAIRE, OHIO    VOLUNTEER THANK YOU Many thanks to all our Italian Festival sausage makers, kitchen & stand volunteers. Beautiful weather and many eager volunteers resulted in one of our most successful festivals. It was a great weekend. We couldn't have done it without YOU!! Also, we would be remiss if we didn't thank our pasta and sausage making volunteers. They help us to continue to offer pasta night every Thursday and to sell sausage for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. RAFFLE MACHINES The State of Ohio has legalized new raffle machines for lodges and fraternal organizations such as the VFW and our Sons of Italy. We have contracted with the state for 3 of these machines. The profits will enable us to do more of our charitable donations as well as help with lodge expenses. Come to the lodge and try them out. HALL RENTAL Our hall is available for rental . It is the perfect place to hold your special event. We can serve spaghetti with sausage or meatballs, or you can have an outside caterer. We ask that all alcoholic beverages be purchased at the bar. The rental fee is only $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Call the lodge 740-676-7137 and check with Janice to see if your date is available. THANKSGIVING SAUSAGE We will be taking orders at the bar for Thanksgiving sausage November 3-15.. The sausage can be picked up on Tuesday, November 25th beginning at 12:00 Noon. Sausage is still $3.50 a  pound and must be paid at the time you order. You may order link or bulk in 3, 4, or 5 pound packages. BAND NIGHT After many requests, we have scheduled a Friday Band night for Friday, November 21, 8:00-11:00 P.M. with the de ´      ja ` vu Band. Come in and help us kick off the holidays. HALL DECORATING PARTY We will decorate the hall for Christmas on Friday, November 14, 2014. The party will begin at 6:45 following the daily drawing. Refreshments will be served. HOLIDAY THURSDAY PASTA NIGHT CANCELLATIONS Thanksgiving ,  November27, Christmas, December 25, and New Year's Day, January 1, are all on Thursday this year. We will not serve  pasta any of those Thursdays so that our volunteers and employees can spend the holidays with their families. We will resume pasta night on Thursday, January 8, 2015. WINE FESTA The Cultural Committee's annual Holiday Wine Festa will be held at the hall on Saturday , December 6 . As always, we will have some great food and various wines for tasting. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. . Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the Festa begins at 6:30 p.m. Pete & Erin Cuffaro are the chairmen for this event and they are  planning an evening of fine wine, delicious food, and fellowship. Your favorite wines will be available to order with delivery in time for Christmas. Get your tickets early for this event. It is always sold out. Remember, Do not eat before you come . S.O.I. cookbooks will also  be available for purchase.  CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY The annual Christmas party for our member’s children and grandchildren ages 10 and under, will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m . Pizza, soft drinks, gifts and pictures with Santa will be  provided. Parents or Grandparents may register children November 10-December 3, 2014.  A sign up sheet will be available at the bar. Please include the child's sex and age, for mail in registration. ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY & DANCE The A dult Christmas Party & Dance will be held at the lodge on Saturday, December 20, 2014   beginning at 6 :00  p.m. There will be a charge of $5.00  for members and $10.00  for guests. Kathy Wallace, Robert Zatezalo and Robert Dodrill will do their best to make it a fun filled evening. If you have a door  prize you would like to donate call Janice at the lodge, 740-676-7137. Come and celebrate the season with us. This is always a fun evening. CHRISTMAS SAUSAGE Orders will be taken for Christmas Sausage December 01-13. Sausage will be ready for pick-up on Monday , December 22, beginning at 12:00 Noon.  Sausage is still $3.50 a pound and must be paid at the time you order. You may order 3, 4, or 5 Lb. Packages in link or bulk. CHRISTMAS EVE We will be open 12-6 P.M. on Wednesday, December 24. There will be no daily drawing. CHRISTMAS DAY We will be closed on Thursday, December 25, Christmas day. We will reopen on Friday, December 26 . NEW YEAR'S EVE We will be open on New Year's Eve as long as we have customers. If you haven't made other plans, come in and celebrate with us. The jukebox will be free from 10 o'clock until midnight. Pork and sauerkraut will be served during the evening. NEW YEAR'S DAY The lodge will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015 .   SONS OF ITALY LOGGIA UGUAGLIANZA 754 BELLAIRE, OHIO   Oct-Dec 2014 Sons of Italy in America Loggia Uguaglianza 754 3348 Belmont Street Bellaire, OH 43906-1029 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED  NON PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID BELLAIRE, OH 43906 PERMIT NO. 754   PRESIDENT RICHARD VANNELLE 740-676-9663 VICE PRESIDENT FRED RENZELLA 304-845-1196 PAST PRESIDENT ANTHONY POLSINELLI 304-232-6373 ORATOR JOHN DEBLASIS 304-218-0383  RECORDING SECRETARY CINDY HARTLIEB 740-676-2348 FINANCIAL SECRETARY DAVID A. BADIA 740-676-0785 TREASURER MICHAEL DOSSIE 740-676-7754  BOCCE SPONSORS GOLD Vince DeCreaseVince DeCreaseVince DeCreaseVince DeCrease   Main Street Bank Main Street Bank Main Street Bank Main Street Bank Panhandle Cleaning Panhandle Cleaning Panhandle Cleaning Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration & Restoration & Restoration & Restoration SILVER Belmont Savings Bank Belmont Savings Bank Belmont Savings Bank Belmont Savings Bank Bordas & Bordas Bordas & Bordas Bordas & Bordas Bordas & Bordas Frizzi Law Offices Frizzi Law Offices Frizzi Law Offices Frizzi Law Offices BRONZE Representative Jack Cera Representative Jack Cera Representative Jack Cera Representative Jack Cera Colavita Colavita Colavita Colavita Pete & Erin Cuffaro Pete & Erin Cuffaro Pete & Erin Cuffaro Pete & Erin Cuffaro Frederick's Salon Frederick's Salon Frederick's Salon Frederick's Salon Senator Lou GentileSenator Lou GentileSenator Lou GentileSenator Lou Gentile Doug & Cindy Hartlieb Doug & Cindy Hartlieb Doug & Cindy Hartlieb Doug & Cindy Hartlieb Health Plan Health Plan Health Plan Health Plan Dr. Marra Dr. Marra Dr. Marra Dr. Marra Dick & Midge VannelleDick & Midge VannelleDick & Midge VannelleDick & Midge Vannelle Wilson FurnitureWilson FurnitureWilson FurnitureWilson Furniture Paul & Betty DePaulis Paul & Betty DePaulis Paul & Betty DePaulis Paul & Betty DePaulis Frank & Cynthia Fregiato Frank & Cynthia Fregiato Frank & Cynthia Fregiato Frank & Cynthia Fregiato VIP Riesbecks Riesbecks Riesbecks Riesbecks TRUSTEES  TIBERIO CIANCONE 740-633-0833  NICHOLAS DEBLASIS 740-676-0046 JOHN GIANANGELI 740-676-4542 DOUG HARTLIEB 740-676-2348 ROBERT ZATEZALO 740-695-5548 MASTERS OF CEREMONIES DOM DAVOLIO 740-676-0359   PHIL PATA 740-695-0691 GUARD TINA BUSACK 740-676-1138 OPERATIONS MANAGERS TIBERIO CIANCONE 740-633-0833 JANICE WHIPKEY 304-281-6914 ARBITRATION BOARD TINA BUSACK TULLIO CIANCONE  NICHOLAS DEBLASIS JOHN DEBLASIS ROBERT ZATEZALO CHAIRMAN 2014-2015 OFFICERS UGUAGLIANZA LODGE 754 OFFICE 740-676-7137 BAR 740-676-3178  


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