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Sons of Italy Hosted First US Bocce Federation Nationals – June 21-27

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On 6/21 through 6/27, the Methuen SOI Lodge 902 hosted the First USBF Nationals .  Teams from CA, OR, WA, MI, IL, NY, CT along with MA competed in 4 different tournaments over the week.

The picture below shows our President Ralph Bagarella receiving the Blue Bocce Ball Award from the 2014 Men’s Champion from Palazzo di Bocce in MI,  Jose Botto.  Introducing them was the

US Bocce Federation President Jerry South, San Rafael, CA.   The second picture is of Ralph and his officers receiving the US Bocce Federation Plaque.  They are left to right, Ray Collins Financial Secretary,

Ralph Bagarella, President and Chairperson of event, Joe Quartarone, co-chairman, Marguerite Sciuto, Recording Secretary,  Mike Cuscia, Vice Presidnet and Bob DeFrancesco, Treasurer.

Thank you to all our volunteers for making this undertaking a HUGE Success!

Dottie Crisa , Trustee


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Schedule for 2015 US Bocce Nationals

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Blog, Bocce, Bocce Events, Bocce Schedules, Bocce US Nationals 2015, Featured | 0 comments

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Please click above for the schedule.

Excitement is building at the lodge as start of the 2015 US Bocce National Championships is only 3 days away. State flags for each team playing are already hanging from the ceiling.  The floor and walls have been painted.  Our special menu for the week has been set, which includes award winning clam chowder from Boston Chowda, lobster rolls made in-house, rice balls from Borrelli’s Deli, pizza from Krueger’s, ice cream from Jay Gee’s, gelato from Dolce Freddo and cannoli and cookies from Piro’s

We will finish installing our clear polycarbonate glass walls today.  Many thanks to Stewart from Landmark Finish for precisely cutting the glass for us and to Tim and Bob from Maine Cages for fabricating the gorgeous steel posts and rails that make up the frame of our attractive protective bocce court walls.  We bought the Makrolon polycarbonate glass from Jackson Lumber who has been so generous to our lodge for decades.  The plastic glass we selected is 200 times stronger than glass and is supposed to be shatter resistant even if smashed with a sledge hammer.

Several dedicated Sons of Italy members have been helping to prepare the bocce facility and performing other detailed tasks related to scheduled events.

The week long event starts of on Sunday, June 21 with the Open B Medal Tournament with 10 registered teams, followed by the Open A Medal games on Monday with 12 teams.  On Tuesday, 19 teams are scheduled to compete for $4000 in the Methuen Open Money Tournament!  The week wraps up with the 4 day Punto Raffa Volo Tournament which starts on Wednesday and runs through Saturday when the semifinals and finals will be played.  14 teams will square off against each other for the chance to represent the USA in the World Games next year!

For information and rules about the 2 types of games, please use these links that are found on the US Bocce Federation’s website:  Punto Raffa Volo and Open Bocce.

The week concludes with an awards banquet on Saturday night, June 27.  Tickets are available for $45 which include a glass of wine, soft drinks and coffee, Shrimp Cocktail, Pasta and Meatballs, Prime Rib and Chicken Marsala, String Beans and Roasted Potatoes, Cannoli and Italian Cookies.

At the awards banquet, we will be drawing the winner of the $4 million lottery scratch ticket raffle!  Buy your tickets at the bar at the lodge as soon as possible before we run out.  The grand prize will be $1,000 value of $10 scratch tickets that have the potential of $4 million in winnings.

If you have questions about anything, please call the lodge at 978-688-2258 and one of our friendly staff members or volunteers will be happy to help you.

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Summer Hours & Volunteers Needed

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Blog, Featured, General Info | 0 comments

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Summer BAR Hours

Sund & Mon:     Closed

Tues & Wed:     4:00pm – 10:00pm

Thur & Fri:       4:00pm – 11:00pm

Sat:                      Closed – * Open Bocce is from 11:00am – 3:30pm

Summer KITCHEN Hours

Sun & Mon:     Closed

Tues – Thur:     4:00pm – 9:00pm

Fri:                       4:00pm – 9:00pm  for Fabulous Fish Friday

Sat:                       Closed

There is a renewed excitement at the lodge and many members have been asking what they can do to help.  Here is your chance to volunteer to do general cleaning, cleaning after a function or preparing a function, or other activities.

Please contact Patty Terilli to let her know what you can help with or ask her what need to be done.  pterilli@parker.com

Methuen Sons of Italy

Lodge 902

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Memorial Page Ads for the Nationals

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Bocce US Nationals 2015 | 0 comments

Reminder, for those who want to remember their loved ones in print, we are offering a memorials our program for the US Bocce Nationals.

Contact Joe Quartarone by clicking here and getting the flyer.  Please fill out the form by Thursday June 4, 2015 to make the deadline.

Thank you.

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Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are excited about your participation in the Sons of Italy/Key Program Golf Tournament. As you know the outing is scheduled for Friday, May 15th at the Merrimack Golf Club. Some important facts:

  • Registration is at 7:30am
  • Shot Gun Start is at 8:00am
  • Soft Spikes Only
  • Collared Shirts (No Tanks or Tees J)
  • A delicious Italian lunch will be served at the Son’s facility at 459 Merrimack Street in Methuen following the completion of the golf. (Directions to the lodge will be available at Registration)
  • Prizes and Raffles will be awarded at the Luncheon 

any questions or concerns call Mike at: 978-815-4821


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Members and Bocce Players we need you!!! We need volunteers for several projects that are coming into play at the SOI .

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We need all the help we can get at the SOI – beginning with Spring Cleanup.   If you feel that you can give us 2, 4, 6 or 8 hours at different times and dates., please contact Marguerite Sciuto <marguerite.sonsofitaly@yahoo.com> and she will direct it to the proper personnel.   Thank you in advance for any assistance you may give us.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”  by Dale Carnegie.



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How would you like to win FOUR MILLION DOLLARS ? All members will receive an informational letter and tickets to sell. Watch for the mail

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We will be sending three (3) $20.00 tickets to each member shortly.  Each ticket will be eligible to win 100 Mass Lottery Scratch Tickets that are worth $10.00 each and give you a chance at a prize

of 5 not one but FIVE $4,000,000,00 grand prizes.  Drawing will take place on June 26, 2015 at the Lodge.

For more information contact:  Mike Cuscia at mikecuscia@comcast.net or Dottie Crisa at dcrisa@comcast.net and get a jump on calling for your tickets early.

Get ready to WIN!!


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