A Message from our President

Hello members,
Cooler weather and falling leaves means Fall has finally arrived. If you were able to attend any events at the club during October, I hope you had an enjoyable time with family and friends. Our first birthday dinner was chaired by Kaipo Young. Kaipo and his late father-in-law, Ron Ciraulo, chaired this dinner for many years. After Ron passed, Kaipo decided to continue the wonderful tradition he established with Ron, and this year was no exception. The menu of rigatoni and pork scaloppini with all the trimmings was enjoyed by everyone. Thank you Kaipo, along with the cooks, wait staff, and helpers for doing such a great job. Thanks also for keeping your family tradition alive! Board member Alex Motta chaired our wonderful Halloween night family dinner. The spaghetti and roasted chicken dinner was enjoyed by everyone. Many thanks to Alex, the cooks, wait staff, and helpers for such a nice evening.

The second birthday dinner was chaired by the Calegari family under the direction of Chris Calegari. The traditional spaghetti and meat ball dinner has become a huge favorite among the members every year. Thanks to the Calegari family, cooks, wait staff, and helpers for keeping such a wonderful tradition alive at the club!

The annual Columbus Day Queen Coronation was held this year at the Fratellanza Club on October 19th. Congratulations to our new queen, Sophia Laxar, and also Princess Brianna Manzone. We hope you enjoy your involvement in the Italian American community during the next year. To outgoing queen Christina Arias we want to congratulate you for doing such an outstanding job during the last year. We hope this experience was very memorable for you and we wish you all the best. Also a big thank you to co-chairmen Chelsea Spencer and Christina Davis for doing such an outstanding job setting up the coronation and the wonderful banquet that everyone enjoyed. Thanks to everyone that helped with this event!I hope to see as many of you as possible at an upcoming event at the club.

With the holiday season coming up, please try to attend a dinner or two at the club and you’ll be enjoying all the festive and beautiful decorations around the club. May you and your family enjoy a very Happy Thanksgiving!

John Barassi,


Family Dinner Dance

Cocktails 6 pm – Dinner 7 pm Menu — Fratellanza Salad Rigatoni Roast Beef Roasted Potatoes Italian Green Beans Members $23 — Guests $28 Join us for dinner and then dance to the sounds of In Full Swing’s – Milt Bowerman and his Band (An ensemble led by Milt) November Family Dinner Flier 2014

A Message From Our President

Hello members,

2014 is certainly passing quickly! Every month has been busy and full of events, and of course September was no exception. I want to welcome back all our members and friends that went on the France and Italy trip. I’m sure everyone had a wonderful time and I’m glad everyone made it back safely.

We started off September with our first birthday dinner which was chaired by Mike Rosen. The ravioli and roasted chicken dinner was quite a hit and attended by many of our members and friends. Many thanks to Mike, his wait staff, the cooks and helpers, for doing such a great job. Our traditional Italian Night dinner dance as a huge success and enjoyed by everyone. This is the 14th year that Richard and Mary Ann have chaired the event and it has become a Fratellanza tradition. Ladies president Lillian Taddei shared the MC duties with me which made the evening extra special. The menu of ravioli and roastbeef was truly delicious and I know that everyone enjoyed the Italian singing during dinner. Thanks Rich and Mary Ann for chairing, and also thanks to the wait staff, cooks, and helpers for all your work. Everyone had a great time. Our second birthday dinner, chaired by Rich Vila, was also wonderful. The menu of mostaccioli and sausages and peppers was enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to Rich and the wait staff, the cooks and helpers, for doing such a great job.

Thanks to all of you that attended the Italian picnic. Special thanks the Michele, Angelo, Ron Blair, and Evan Mathews for doing all the cooking. Everything was delicious.

We have some wonderful events coming up. Our October dinner dance will have a Halloween theme. Also, please try to attend the October business meeting as we will have nominations for 2015 Officers and Board members. Hope to see you at the club for an upcoming event.

John Barassi

Halloween Family Dinner

Bring your family and friends to enjoy food, “spirits” and fun. Children’s activities & costume contest (with prizes) start at 5:45pm. Halloween costume contests for Adults too! Menu – Antipasti Fratellanza Salad Spaghetti Bolognese Vern’s Roasted Chicken Roasted Potatoes Vegetables Ice cream bar Cocktails start at 6pm with Dinner at 7pm. When making reservations please let us know how

Attention Graduating Seniors

The Fratellanza Men’s Club offers Scholarship awards of one thousand dollars or More to qualified high school seniors who will be entering post-secondary education in the fall of 2015.  Applicants for the Louis C. Biondi Scholarship must be a child or grandchild of either a current member of the Fratellanza Men’s Club, or a deceased

25th Annual Family Picnic

Join us for an old fashioned Italian Picnic on Sunday, September 14th Kids’ activities, clowns, face painting, tombola, snowcones, cake sale, salami thrown and Italian music for your dancing and listening enjoyment. Bring your own food, drinks and equipment – the BBQ pits will be ready! Find more information on our flyer, here – 25th Annual