Welcome to the Grand Lodge of Colorado!
The Grand Lodge of Colorado is a duly organized State Lodge chartered on April 22, 1995 by the National Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy in America. The Grand Lodge of Colorado is a fraternal organization authorized by the state of Colorado to transact its proper fraternal business and which derives its origin and its existence from the National Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy in America.
The Grand Lodge council meets quarterly around the state. This gives members in all areas of the state a chance to observe the business of the state and for concerns to be heard. Our next meeting will be at the end of October in Colorado Springs. Check this website as the date gets closer for more details
A Message from the President
I hope everyone is making it through the winter months safe and sound. I know I'm ready for some warmer temperatures.
I just returned from the winter plenary session in new Orleans for national officers. I really enjoy going to these sessions because I think of it as a meeting of the minds consisting of national executive officers and grand lodge presidents from around the country. It's a great resource for ideas on growth, retention, fundraising and more. I took some great ideas away from this meeting and hope to implement or pass down the information soon.
In January past president Pam Wright and I had the honor of swearing in officers of the Pikes Peak Lodge #2870. They were very warm and welcoming and I know that newly elected president sister Gina Knack will do a great job.
At convention I stated that my first two goals as president are membership retention and growth across the state and fundraising. Membership numbers are looking better and I've heard of some members really taking this task to heart and recruiting many people. Keep up the good work.
As far as fundraising, we have looked a several options. The one that the grand lodge council has selected for it's first is the sales of World's Finest chocolate bars. We will be placing an order soon and we sincerely hope we can count on local lodges to sell some in your area. More details are coming soon!
Details for our Golden Lion Luncheon are coming together. As in years past, we will honor someone in the community of Italian descent who has made a difference in their community. We will also hand out scholarships to deserving Italian American students from around the state. Here is what we know...the date is Sunday, June 8th at Lakewood Country Club. We are now accepting scholarship applications. Download an application at the link below.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerns or comments. I may not know the answer right away but I promise to do my best to find it. I thank you all for this opportunity to serve as your president until June 2015 and I pledge to do my best to make you proud of me.