Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The most wonderful time of the year will soon be here, and we’ll be rejoicing in the joys of the season. Christmas always brings its own special kind of magic. There’s the sparkling tree, the brightly wrapped gifts, the tempting treats, and, best of all, shared moments with special people.

In the true spirit of the Christmas season, let us pause to reflect on the many blessings we have received over the years; the lasting friendships that we have made; and, the fraternalism that we share as brothers and sisters of OSIA.

As we approach a new year, let us continue to move forward united together, respecting and showing care and concern for one another. We truly are a family with deep roots in our heritage and culture. With heartfelt thanks, I extend my genuine gratitude for your support and loyalty while offering a wish for peace, health and happiness to you and yours in the year to come.May this be your most meaningful holiday to date.


Marie Marsalli, President

Grand Lodge of IL/WI


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