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A Message From the President - October
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I write this month’s President’s message the day after our lodge hosted the Festitalia Regional Food night, and what a wonderful night it was. Kudos to the event chair Br. Anthony Chiarelli for organizing a well-received sell-out event. Our resident chef, Br. Joe Mongiardi and his hardworking staff received rave reviews for a wonderful meal. The Master of Ceremonies, Br. Andrew Monachino, did a wonderful
job even with the last minutes changes and requests .
As is our custom at this event, we presented a portion of our annual charitable donations directly to representatives from various charities. Dr. John Fabrizio graciously accepted our donation on behalf of Camp Trillium, a summer camp for children with cancer. Dr. Fabrizio spoke movingly of the tremendous impact Camp Trillium has had on his family, and thanked the Trieste Lodge for its ongoing support. David Molinaro accepted the donation made to D.E.B.R.A. Canada and also spoke on the bene ts donations make to assisting patients stricken and families dealing with the challenges presented. Roger Ali, VP of Development, accepted our donation on behalf of the Juravinski Cancer Centre, and thanked our lodge ongoing support over the years and how the monies will be used to expand the Stem Cell transplant unit at the hospital. As I noted at the dinner, much of the proceeds donated to the Juravinski Cancer Centre are a direct result of our annual golf tournament, and credit goes out to the golf committee chaired by Br. Ralph Olivieri, and especially to the golfers and sponsors that support our annual tournament...... (Continue reading in our October Newsletter)