Monthly Food Drive
The Lodge monetarily supported several local agencies in 2020 and also provided food and sweat equity. The COVID 19 pandemic has created additional stress on these agencies both in limited financial support and extensive demand for food distribution. Starting in January 2021, the Lodge hopes to have monthly food drives by reaching out to the membership for food and/or monetary contributions.
For the March TSDOI activity, we are asking members to make and donate homemade lasagnas to the Dorcas Ministries food pantry. Lasagna Love (https://www.lasagnalove.org/about-us) is a nationwide grassroots movement of kindness that aims to positively impact communities by homemade lasagna meal deliveries to neighbors in need. You may sign up individually to do this or nominate someone in need. Dorcas Ministries (https://dorcascary.org/about/) at 187 High House Road, Cary, NC 27511 is an outreach agency that provides a variety of services to families in need.
The suggestion is to make 8×8 pans of lasagna, (with ground beef or turkey, but NO pork), bake them and then freeze them. Donations may be delivered to Jan DiSantostefano at 2437 Maxton Crest Dr, Apex, NC 27539 or Nick Verna at 615 Beech Hangar Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560. We would like to deliver the frozen lasagnas to Dorcas Food Pantry on Tuesday, March 23, so would need them delivered to Jan or Nick by Sunday, March 21 or they may be delivered to Dorcas Ministries on Tuesday, March 23 between 10 AM -12 noon. If you are unable to deliver your lasagna, Jan will pick it up the prior week. If you plan to participate, contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-909-8716.
Raleigh Regional Bocce Tournament
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Clayton Community Park Bocce Courts
1075 Amelia Church Road
Triangle Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2817 is sponsoring this qualifying round of the Ninth Annual NC Statewide Bocce Tournament.
Details and the team application are available in the following file.
Entry forms and $40 team entry fee ($75 if sponsored) are due by Monday, May 10, 5:00 PM. Applications listing at least one team member will be accepted to reserve a slot, but no refunds. Individuals who would like to be placed on a team need to contact Bob Giannuzzi (see below). This year, we are also soliciting businesses for $50 sponsorships without entering a team.
Net proceeds will be used to support the Doug Flutie Jr. Autism Foundation.
Helen Wright Center Dinner
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Helen Wright Center for Women
The Lodge has arranged with Urban Ministries of Wake County (https://www.urbanmin.org/helen-wright-center/) to provide dinner on four evenings in 2021:
If you would like to donate or cook a portion of any of these meals please contact Nick Verna (919-454-3750, email@example.com).
We usually cook for 35 women and the meals consist of
the following items:
Drinks (2-gal Sweet Iced Tea & 2-Gal Lemonade)
Entrée (ex. Meatloaf, BBQ, Chicken Parm, Pot Roast)
Side/Vegetable to go with the entrée
Dessert (ex. Lg Sheet Cake, Ice Cream & Brownies, Pies)
Annual Family Picnic – Picnic in Famiglia (tentative)
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM
Kiwanis Shelter at Bond Park
801 High House Road (use entrance across from St. Michael’s Church)
Cary, NC 27513
Details to follow