Imm. Past President – Harry Licursi Newsletter Editor: Harry Licursi
Re. Sec. – John Kennedy (707) 545-7000
Fin. Sec. –Gabe Castillo (707)2392170
Treas. – Tim Stewart (707) 542-5701
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.
All activities are put on TBA status including the Polenta Fundraiser. There will be discussions and planning to meet restrictions necessary for the safety of all. 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 period of trials. 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.
Dues Notices and Ads
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Any questions call Harry Licursi, Temp Financial Sec. Council #40.
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Dues are due by the end of the month. Without a Financial Sec., providing notice, collecting dues and updating the roster with current member information rests squarely on your shoulders. Please complete the Dues form with your current information. Attach a check. Send it in or use the PayPal option. Dues amount varies if you have or do not have Life Insurance with the YMI that being a Benefit Member, if you want to donate to the Seminarians or advertise your business, or receive the Newsletter in hard copy. Exceptions are made for members who do not have Email.
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.
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.
The Grand Council sent us the voting ballots for the changes that they made to the by laws we had a conference call for about 15 minutes and the 2020 Grand Council convention was over. This ballots were sent to the delegates only and I want to congratulate everyone for your due diligence on getting them returned on time thank you.
We also had an executive board meeting at the Flamingo Hotel. It was a hard working meeting for everyone we worked very hard foe you our membership and we touched on a lot of subjects to get this off the ground up and going again. I want to thank all of the brothers that were able to attend also a special thanks to Harry and Butch for setting up the room reservation and lunch for everyone. I am overwhelmed with the passion and enthusiastic out pouring with everyone’s participation on all the subjects that were discussed thank you very much. I feel so grateful to everyone present I had my doubts as to how the outcome was going to be but now I feel so secure after that meeting that we are alive and well.
We are still have to pay our dues so that we can pay the Grand Council for Council #40 membership instalment. Notices will be going out when you get the notice if you all can please pay it ASAP it will be very helpful.
Don’t forget that for the August meeting it’s the Hot August Nights start thinking about what you are going to bring for exhibiting to us Cars, Motorcycles, anything hobby wise that you want to share with us oh I’m looking forward to August. Yeah Baby.
P.S. don’t forget for July please try to dress in an American Theme thank you very much.
Angel E. Vera
YMI Council #40 President
Upcoming YMI Council #40 Events - ATBA
July – Celebrate America’s Freedom / Honor Vets /Flags
All American - Hot Dog, Hamburgers, Apple pie
August – Hot August Nights and Car / Bike show
Outrageous Pialle al la Gabriel Castillo
Vera Family Ranch Bocci BBQ Extravaganza
Oct. – New member campaign event and Golf Tournament (?)
Chef Bro. Harry Licursi and crew
Nov. – Polenta Fundraiser / Elections /
Member dinner Bro, Breuer Webber Turkey
Dec. – Family "Christ" mas Celebration /no meeting
Jan. – Calamari by Bro. May / Officers Installation
Feb. – Sweethearts Dinner / no meeting
March - St. Joseph's YMI Patron Saint / Irish Dinner
Polenta Fundraiser Volunteer to help
April - Happy Easter
May - Mothers Day / Fiesta Meal Celebration
June- Fathers Day / Steak, Beans and trimmings
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
No report this month.
No report this month.
Tim Stewart / Earl Correa
Financial Secretary Report
Harry Licursi is our acting Sec. Treasurer, temp.
Please refer your 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.
Use PayPay by clicking button below E mail version, send to YMICouncil40@gmail.com account;
or send a check via Fred Flintstone snail mail.
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.
District Deputy Report
June 17, 2020
District Deputy Report
The first Virtual Grand Sessions were just held, but slightly abbreviated. The main focus was to hold elections for the Grand Officers of the YMI. The election ballots were do via e-mail. The officers of council 40 met at the Flamingo hotel for an informational conference call; on the 13th of June. All candidates were running unopposed. The in-coming Grand President is Mike Amato, First Grand Vice is Nick Franceschine, of Sebastopol Council 54. Congratulations!! Other positions filled were The Board of Grand Directors, Educational Foundation Members and the Seminarian Foundation Members.
After the conference call we spent the rest of the day discussing Council 40 agenda. The topics included Dues collection, up-coming election for our council officers, new procedures for polenta fundraiser in November and how soon we can begin our monthly socials.