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We welcomed 8 new members tonight! Great to see the membership increasing every month. If you’re interested in becoming a member message us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Regular Members’ Meeting tonight at 7:30pm. Dinner to follow thanks to Chef Paul. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to our State Bowling Champions: Danny Lacava, Steve DeAngelis, Domenic DeAngelis & Tony Baccari. Go Watertown! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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This is a COLUMBUS DAY ALERT and your action would be helpful.

BACKGROUND - State Senator Henry Stern from Southern California (Santa Barbara, Calabasas, Los Angeles) has introduced a Bill to replace the State Columbus Day holiday with Indigenous Peoples Day. Members of the Task Force have met with Senator Stern to explain why Columbus Day matters to Italian Americans.

Italian Americans have adopted Columbus Day as their national holiday. Columbus Day is part of the Italian American heritage as well as the American heritage and a symbol of our national identity and unity. It is the day we celebrate our coming to America and our contributions. Recent attacks on the holiday by native American tribes and activists seek to replace the holiday we celebrate with one of their own. Indigenous peoples Day is a global day of protest against western European expansion and the treatment of indigenous Peoples by Europeans.

OUR GOAL is to retain the Second Monday in October as an Italian American holiday. Columbus Day is federal holiday and observed on the Second Monday of October. We have offered to compromise by accepting Italian American Heritage Day instead of Columbus Day but we have been informed that we will need to raise our voice louder to obtain a compromise. In Sacramento, the Italian community was able to forge a compromise with native Americans and the city council to recognize the second Monday of October as Italian American Heritage day. This is the Sacramento model and we hope this will serve as a model at the state level too.

ACTION REQUESTED - We need your voice to be heard in support of our goal. It would be helpful if you could contact senator Sterns office and also the offices of the 4 other Italian American state senators and let them know you support an Italian American Holiday on the Second Monday in October or , in the alternative, that you support Columbus day as a State holiday and oppose it being taken away as a holiday.

HERE IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION: BE sure to spread the word to your Italian organizations and friends to contact these Senators:

+ Senator Henry Stern: http://sd27.senate.ca.gov/contact
+ Senator Anthony Portantino: http://sd25.senate.ca.gov/contact
+ Senator Jerry Hill (politician): http://sd13.senate.ca.gov/contact
+ Senator Cathleen Galgiani: http://sd05.senate.ca.gov/contact-us
+ Senator Anthony Cannella: https://cannella.cssrc.us/content/my-offices

If we are unified, we can succeed!
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Boston Strong – Watertown Strong Bike Ride & Concert

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Come support the 1st Responders Charity Fund in the name of the 1st responders from the Boston Marathon attacks, with a charity motorcycle run. 

Registration @ 10:00am at the Watertown Sons of Italy, includes coffee, bottled water & donuts
Ride Start @ 11:30am
Ride Ends @ 1:00pm at the Watertown Sons of Italy, includes fully catered lunch provided by Big Pig Barbecue & Catering

Bike Route:
Route 117 through Waltham to Maynard, onto Route 62 through Concord to Route 2, to 2A into Lexington, Belmont, and back to Watertown.

Ride concludes with a concert featuring The Road Dawgs (rock). 

Rain or Shine. Open to the Public. Food and cash bar will also be available.

$20 Donation/rider, $10/passenger includes lunch, event T-Shirt and Bike Ride logo sticker
$10 Donation/supporter & non-rider to attend concert

PayPal accepted in advance:

Pay with PayPal:

A 50/50 and many prize raffle drawings will also take place.

All proceeds will go towards the 1st Responders Charity Fund.

Those interested in donations, raffles or to become a sponsor, please contact us.

We thank our Sponsors:
Watertown Ford (www.watertownford.com)
Trillennium Services, Inc. (617-964-5390)
Riverside Management Group/Dunkin Donuts (www.rmg-llc.com/)
Joe Cimino & Son, Inc. (617-923-1412)
Twelve Points Wealth Management (www.twelvepointswealth.com)
Graphic Connections
Watertown Sons of Italy, Lodge Piave Fiume #1036 (www.watertownsonsofitaly.org)
Watertown Sons of Italy, Land Trust (www.watertownsonsofitaly.com)

For more information contact Mike: