Imm. Past President – Harry Licursi Newsletter Editor: Harry Licursi
Re. Sec. – John Kennedy (707) 545-7000
Fin. Sec. –Temp. Harry Licursi
Treas. – Earl Correa (707) 2914277
Marshal – Ernest “Butch” Bondi
Sentinels- Chris Young / Bill Saltzman
Louis Azevedo (707) 573-8155
Richard Pasquini (707) 528-7613
Jack Tolin (707) 695-4744
Carter Brown (707) 890-2955
Brian Sullivan (707) 935-1930
Official YMI Prayer
Oh God, who has created all men to know, love, and serve You, through the intercession of St. Joseph, Protector of the Holy Family and Patron of the Young Men’s Institute, grant us the grace and strength by our prayers, works and example to draw ever closer to You. Guide and assist us to spread among your fellowmen the kingdom of Your truth and love and peace. Amen.
The Nov. Polenta Fundraiser has been postponed due to Covid 19.
There will be more discussions and planning to meet restrictions necessary for the safety of all for events.
Since the Polenta Fundraisers are our primary fundraisers, it is critical for our officers to receive your prayers to help guide us all through this decision making process Please keep your YMI Brothers and their families in your prayers.
If you are not receiving the newsletter, have a change of address or new contact information, or would like to take an active role in the production of the newsletter, please contact Harry Licursi Tax and Retirement Planning 707-478-3411.
Any questions call Harry Licursi, Temp Financial Sec. Council #40.
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Grab your foursome for the Council 40 Oct. first annual golf tournament. Noon start. Dinner following served at YMI Oct. New Member campaign Oct.6 5:30pm.Email 4-some. Invite a potential new member. Lunch included: Sandwich provided by Wine Country Roofing, GT Sullivan Tires-chips, Harry Licursi Tax and Retirement Planning providing dessert. Plan to advertise.
Let's fill the brown bag: soda, apples.
Bro. are encouraged to provide a business promo. item for golf prizes and evening New Member Campaign.
RSVP now "four" interest.
New to Council 40 newsletter will be a posting by Gene Zigarelli representing
information relative to US Patriotism issues such as voting and service recognition, ie, the Heroes among us.
Gene suggests we click this link for info on recent voting issues:
Due to the Pandemic and the inability to hold a general meeting, the officers have agreed to hold their volunteer positions until Jan. 2021, after the November elections. You must be present to vote. Ad hoc nominations can be submitted to the officers, in writing only, upto and prior to the Sept. meeting. Installments are currently planned to proceed at our meeting in Jan. 2021, provided the law allows.
Earl Correa - current new Treasurer.
Harry Licursi- Temp. Financial Sec.
Please contact Rafael Rivero if you have time and can commit to volunteer.
Sections from the By-Laws
Council Officers & Appointees
Section 4 – Eligibility for Office:Any Benefit or Associate Member, who has been a member for at least one (1) year and is in good standing with the Council, shall be eligible to hold office.
Section 1 – Nominations: Nominations shall be submitted in writing to the Nomination Committee for review and approval any time prior to the beginning of the Nominating Committee’s final meeting in May, and brought to the general membership meeting, at which time nominations will be approved or declined by vote at the June meeting. There will be no nominations from the floor at the June meeting. Nominees must be present to accept nominations and shall be present at the vote in June to accept the vote and conduct the orderly transfer of office.
Several Brothers meet regularly for Bocci. If you would like to join, contact Angel Vera for details.
Many Sonoma County Parks with limited access are open for outdoor activities, walks and enjoyment. Plan a visit with your Brothers and solve the world's issues.
Join us for our upcoming
Sept. 1, 2020
Vera Family Ranchero
Hello YMI brothers I greet you with good news September is here. I don’t know about you but I have been looking forward to this date since last year in September. It’s just that all the fun that we have while we are out here that it just makes all of us look like a bunch of kids at Disney Land, everyone so happy and cheery. Well it’s here we will have a good time observing and respecting all of the safety guidelines that we are all living with for the past few months; Masks, distancing, and by all means if you are sick during those days please just stay home for everyone’s safety.
Please bring your cash so that you can also pay for your YMI renewal membership on that day.
The Sebastopol YMI council # 54 had their outdoor annual Steak Dinner last Month and everything went very smooth very successful, distancing was observed, masks were worn and everyone enjoyed a great meal as brothers of the YMI.
I don’t see why we can’t have our own successful event like they did.
It’s going to be a farm theme so come dressed like a farmer “you City slickers” come and reconnect with the brotherhood.
The Bocce tournament will begin as soon as you get here you will get assigned to a team and start playing right away so don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy yourselves at one of the few meetings that we will be able to legally have this year.
The Bocce boys have agreed to do the cooking for that day, I asked them what was the menu going to be and they said steak, and maybe some BBQ Oysters, BBQ Beans, and Salad, possibly Sausages as finger food just to get the taste buds up and running. I don’t know but just writing about it it’s making my mouth water guys.
So don’t forget to bring your registration form and your check book to pay for your dues dudes.
Remember, this event is a BYOB.
Sincerely ; Angel E. Vera
YMI Council # 40; Preside
Upcoming YMI Council #40 Events - Date / Time TBA
Most often the first Tuesday of the month
Sept. 2020 – Vera Family Ranch Bocci BBQ Extravaganza BYOB
Oct. – New member campaign event and Golf Tournament (?)
Chef Bro. Harry Licursi and crew
Nov. – Polenta Fundraiser Cancelled / Elections process TBA
Member dinner Bro, Breuer Webber Turkey
Don't forget to Vote
Dec. – Family "Christ" mas Celebration /no meeting
Jan. 2021 – Calamari by Bro. May / Officers Installation
Feb. – Sweethearts Dinner and Dance / no meeting
March - Member Dinner Meeting
St. Joseph's YMI Patron Saint / Irish Dinner
Polenta Fundraiser Volunteer to help
April - Happy Easter / Rabbit and wild Game Night
May - Mothers Recognition Day / Family Fiesta Meal Celebration
June- Fathers Salute Day / Steak, Beans and trimmings
July - Happy Independence Day / Red White and Blue
Hot Dogs Hamburgers Potato Salad and Apple Pie
August - Hot August Night / Strut your stuff / Car,Bikes or Kites
March 3, 2020 - 6:00pm with 46 in attendance
Pledge of Allegiance led by All.
First Vice President's Report
No report this month.
Rafael H. Rivero
Secretary's Report - Good of the Order Notice
Noteworthy are Brothers Gary Vice and Will Inancovich
who rounded their membership dues off with an even $100.
Bravo and thank you for your support of YMI Council 40.
No report this month
Financial Secretary Report - Pay Dues now
Harry Licursi is our acting Financial Sec. Treasurer, temp.
Please refer all membership questions. Dues and the completion of the attached form are critical and should be given your immediate attention. This completed form allows you to get your information to the Council updated and correct.
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A copy of the By-laws is included. Please take some time to read and become familiar with YMI Council 40 By laws.
Suggestions are welcome. Accompany them with well thought-out solutions. Get involved.
There is a great need for a member to step up and volunteer for the Financial Sec. Office. Your officers will help you be successful. Much of the duties have been disseminated and the Financial Sec.'s position is primarily membership and GC reporting, and a few other responsibilities.
Temp. Financial Sec.
Well as this virus has still slowed us down the Grand
Council is remaining active. They are encouraging us to make a great effort to remain gathering, using social distancing procedures. Some councils are using Zoom, others teleconferencing, and still other meeting face to face, as Sebastopol does.
Grand President Mike Amato , came up here on the 22 of July, for his official visit, hosted by council 54, Sebastopol. They prepared a delicious steak BBQ dinner. Though the turnout was hampered by the fear of the virus, it was nice to gather with the brothers. Mike Amato spoke briefly encouraging council to find way to continue to gather. It was announced that Council 54 was chosen as the Council of the Year. Most large events as the Bocce tournament, Pasta and Bingo and the Italian Day Parade, have been cancelled. Most of us are looking to returning to normal YMI events in 2021. The Red and White mass has been scheduled for March 2021, hosted by Br. Darrell Fonseca 2nd Grand Vice.
I know this pandemic has been hard on all of us, we may not know how to cope with it all. One way for me has been to think of others in need. The are many organizations looking for volunteers, Catholic Charities, Redwood Empire Food Bank, to name two. One way for me is to donate blood. I have done it twice since April. There is always a need for blood to help other in need.