Veterans' Day Parade 2016
Here's a recap from the 2016 parade from Ronnie Beyersdorf. Although the parade was rained on again this year, it was a big success. A big "THANK YOU" goes out to all who braved the elements and marched on the parade as well as those who cooked us the wonderful luncheon afterwards.
SOI members from Seattle Fedele, Bella Vita (Olympia), Bellevue and Caltaldo (Bremerton) lodges joined us in the march this year. What a great turnout!
KOMO-TV was on-site this year and streamed the parade live over the web! You can view it here at: www.komonews.com/veteransday
You can also purchase a copy of the parade from the City of Auburn from their official website at: Veterans' Day Parade Info
Next year's parade will be Saturday, November 11, 2017
Auburn Lodge - Our support to our local community
As members of the Auburn community, we participate in a variety of local community programs and events. Our planned giving includes donating our time and financial support to the following local organizations and causes:
Auburn Valley Humane Society
Each year our members donate bottles of wine for the society's annual "Wine Toss" dinner and fund raiser. Last year we donated 28 bottles for this event and this year we have collected over 45 bottles to support this great event. The event is Saturday, March 25th. Details for this event are posted on the Society's website. View website.
Auburn Sister City Project
We have recently began committee meetings with the City of Auburn to form the Auburn, Washington -- Mola di Bari, Italy sister city partnership. Details to come soon as we build this relationship with our Italian friends in Mola di Bari.
Auburn Parks Department Youth Athletics
We sponsor one boys and one girls softball team in the summer and a youth soccer team in the fall.
Auburn Chamber of Commerce
We are members of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce and participate in many of their programs. Local businesses who are Chamber members support our lodge through their advertising in our annual fundraiser dinner dance brochure. For more information about the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, visit their website.
White River Museum
We are proud supporters of the White River Museum in Auburn. We help support the Free Wednesday program at the museum. We are also in partnership with the museum in preserving the history Italians in the Auburn area with collections of photographs and other artifacts. For more information about the museum's activities, visit their website.
Auburn Veterans' Day Parade
Each year in November the lodge participates in the Auburn Veterans' Day parade. Lodge members march through downtown Auburn along with 200 other groups honoring our armed forces.
Auburn Clean Sweep
Each year we participate in the Auburn Clean Sweep event. This is held in early May. Lodge members volunteer to help clean a part of the city by planting trees and other landscaping projects. (see photo below)
Auburn Bocce Club
We are a sponsor of the Auburn Bocce Club. Many of our members are also members and officers of the bocce club. For more information about the Auburn Bocce Club, visit their website at www.auburnbocce.org also, see the City of Auburn website for the bocce club activities at Les Gove Park.
Auburn Food Bank, Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul
Each November and December, lodge members donate food and money to support families in the Auburn area. In 2015 we collected 700 pounds of food and household items as well as donated funds for these local charities. This was 100 pounds more that previous years!
Auburn Lodge members participating in the annual Auburn Clean Sweep.
View more photos of our Clean Sweep activities at the Photos page.
We regret that we can not support all charities in the area and appreciate not to receive solicitations for donations at this time.