Buona Fortuna Leadership

Dan Kaestle, President
Diana Mancini,
Vice President
Patricia Russo
Patricia Russo, Immediate Past President
PresidentDan Kaestle
Vice PresidentDiana Mancini
Immediate Past PresidentPatricia Russo
OratorMatt Rossetto
Recording SecretaryJessica Maglione
Financial SecretaryJim Radosevich
TreasurerBrian Hazelett
TrusteesCharlene Caputo Ramos
Ingrid Ruffo
Tina Radosevich
Rita Stump
Peter Comer
Susan Comer
Mary Shankweiler
GuardJohn Tony Corvo
Master of CeremoniesAndy Fricano
Mistress of CeremoniesShirley Cotita
Past PresidentsGene Valentino
Mark DeNunzio
Pete Resedean
Joyce Russo Bollenbacher
Brooke Hardy

Auxiliary Roles

Arbitration Commissioners
Andy Fricano
Patricia Russo
Ginny Barberi
Shayla Kaestle
Mark DeNunzio
Alternate Commissioners
1stTod Wilson
2ndShirley Cotita
3rdJoe DelSignore
4thVincent Tucei
5thRhonda Randazzo

Committee Chairs

BudgetJim Radosevich
ByLawsMatt Rossetto
CharitiesTina Radosevich & Rita Stump
CommunicationsDiana Mancini
Cultural EventsVacant
ElectoralAppointed As Needed
Festa ItalianaMark DeNunzio/Tod Wilson
InvestmentMark DeNunzio
MembershipAndy Fricano, Kathia Watkins and Diana Mancini
NominatingAppointed As Needed
ScholarshipJoe DelSignore
Seafood FestivalMark DeNunzio
Tech EquipmentVacant

State and National Leadership

State and National Positions Held by Buona Fortuna Members

Mark DeNunzio — OSDIA Third Vice President

Shayla Kaestle — Executive Director, OSDIA Supreme Lodge

Dan Kaestle — Arbitration Commissioner, Grand Lodge of Florida; Trustee, Florida Grand Lodge Foundation

Founding Members

Gene Valentino
Bill Zuppa
Bill Zuppa
Rita Somma
Rita Somma
Founding Members
Rita Somma, Bill Zuppa, Gene Valentino

Buona Fortuna Lodge was created in Pensacola, Florida in November 2006 by Gene Valentino, Bill Zuppa, and Rita Somma. We are profoundly grateful to these three founding members for establishing Buona Fortuna Lodge. Their vision and hard work created the wonderful lodge that local members and the public at large continue to enjoy and benefit from to this day.

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