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Officers

President - Gloria Ravetto

Treasurer - Lorraine McCutcheon

Chidichimo

Historian - Rose Marenco

Mistresses of Ceremony -

Vice President - Mike Ravizza

Financial Secretary - Paula

Orator - George Ravetto

Trustees - Janet Pyne, Gene Ludwico and Linda Clausen

Past President - Rosalia Margarit

Guard -

Chaplain -

Hostess -

History of Our Lodge

William Paca Lodge No. 1960

Sons of Italy

Mountain View, CA

Formed through the efforts of John Battaglia, Ralph Ruoco and Joe DiBiase, the William Paca Lodge of the Sons of Italy was inaugurated on May 25, 1947.


Through the efforts of Peter, Rose and Ray Esposito, others were found who would be interested in forming a local lodge in Mountain View. The name selected for the lodge was WILLIAM PACA .. a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the Governor of Maryland. The Charter was signed by Ray Esposito, Charles Milani and Mary Bernardi on May 25, 1946, and the first meeting was held on June 9, 1947 at the I. F. E. S. Hall in Mountain View.


Although formed after WWII, four of its members had participated honorably in that world conflict: Pfc. Ray Zanella, recipient of the Bronze Star; Jack Bianco, holder of the Purple Heart; Joseph Cusimano, Bronze Star and Battle of the Bulge; and Attilio Zandona. Thirteen members were initiated immediately, and the Lodge kept growing from that point.


Initially, charitable contributions were made to the Red Cross, the Tuberculosis Crusade, and to all causes deemed worthy by the Grand Lodge or to needs caused by disasters. The William Paca Lodge sponsored a group of Girl Scouts every year, as well as a host of annual events (the annual picnic, the Christmas party and the annual Dinner-Dance Anniversary Celebration). The Lodge also participated in the financial support of the Grand Lodge Home.


Ever since its inception, the William Paca Lodge has been a very active and deciated group. Today, as we look back on the last fifty years, we would like to express our pride and gratitude to those before us who had the foresight and the patience to have found this worthy organization. To them and all members - past and present - we say, "Thank You".

PAST PRESIDENTS

1947 - 1948 ................... Ray Esposito

1949 .................... Charles Milani

1950 - 1951 ................... Joe Figini

1952 .................... Alberto DeBatte

1953 ..................... Louis Petrolino

1954 ..................... John Tedesco

1955 - 1956 .................... Marco Marenco

1957 ...................... Louis Petrolino

1958 - 1960 ..................... Joseph Cusimano

1961 - 1962 ..................... Angelo Licciardello

1963 - 1970 ..................... Raymond Zanella

1971 - 1977 ..................... Joseph Savone

1978 - 1982 ..................... Ellen Del Poccettio

1983 - 1988 .................... John Linda

1989 - 1990 ..................... Mario Benedetti

1991 - 1994 ..................... John Linda

1995 - 1996 ..................... Aldo Ausano

1997 - 1998 ..................... Joseph Cusimano

1999 - 2003.5 .................. Rosalia Margarit (elected State Trustee)

2003.5 - 2007 .................. Lou Riga

2008 - Present ................. Rosalia Margarit

CHARTER MEMBERS

OF THE

WILLIAM PACA LODGE, NO. 1960

SONS OF ITALY

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA

RAY ESPOSITO

GIULIO & MARY BERNARDI

GLORIA DE RENZI

NEVA D'AMATO

MILDRED MALIGERI 

PETER & ROSE ESPOSITO

ELMO BAZZANO

LOUIS AND ALICE VECCHIONE

JOSEPHINE BENEVENTO

NANCY MALIGERI

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