May 2021 – From our President

“Membri della Fratellanza”,

Happy Month of May to all and a Very Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers out there in Fratellanza & Ligure Land, we would not be here without you. I have decided to bring back our ever-popular Spaghetti & Meatballs for this month’s Dinner. I have had several dozen requests for it, along with the Great Garlic Bread that we have made and will continue to provide. The Luncheon will be Risotto with Sausage & Peppers, please don’t miss out on this food, it is better than you can get in any restaurant in Northern Ca.

One last item, I have managed do get a few ladies to help with making another Minestrone soup that comes from Calabria, Italy, hoping to have available later in May with their help.

I also want to thank all our Cooks, Kitchen Helpers, Waite staff, and reservation taking, for all the volunteer work everyone has done for the last Year now; We could not have done this without your services.

Che voi siete benedetti e Dio vi benedica nella vostra vita.
May you be blessed, and God bless you in your lifetime. Rich Vila

May 2021 – From the Chairman

Auguri a tutti,

Are we making progress with vaccinations? I hope so. We can’t say when the club will reopen for dinners but the Board is starting to make plans to do so. The County Health Department will issue guidelines. We will need to know in advance in order to sanitize and line up staff. My guess is that our first dinner back will be on July 25, a Sunday afternoon. I hope that the governor is right about June 15 being a good date because that will give us a month to get ready. How vaccinated will California be in two months? Does 70% give us herd immunity? Looking ahead is kind of fun. I have committed to the Club’s next trip to Italy in April 2022. That will be my first group trip and I am sure it will be great. Voglio andare in Italia e parlare solo Italiano per due settimane. Non so se posso farlo ma sono sicuro che parlero meglio quando ritorno.

Ciao cari amici,
Roland Lazzarotto

2021 Dues

Dear members,
November 2020
I hope this message finds all of you maintaining good health & safety. During this Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to keep our club closed to ensure everyone’s safety. We are hoping that when the time is right we can reopen our doors for everyone’s enjoyment.
Maintaining our Italian traditions & continuing to make the memories we cherish, we are hoping we can count on you, our valued members, to pay your 2021 membership dues of $150. In order to keep the doors open to our beloved Fratellanza Club, it is important that we all support our club by paying your 2021 membership dues. This will enable us to become up & running when the time is safe to do so.
On December 12, once again we will have another delicious drive-by dinner of pasta, turkey, & vegetables. If you are able to help us & pay your 2021 dues that day at the club, your drive-by dinner will be free. You can also do this at our January drive-by dinner if you choose, either way your dinner will be free upon 2021 dues payment either of these two events.
We, the Officers and Board, hope we can count on all of you to maintain your club membership so that we can once again enjoy all the good times that our club provides. Thank you for your consideration. We hope all of you have Happy Holidays & may God bless all of you.
Best Regards,
Richard Vila – President Fratellanza Men’s Club

PS – The first quarter of 2021 will see a large number of new Honorary members.

For 2021 dues purposes, this list will be considered Honorary Members: Clair Bailey, Jerry Castro, David Brake, Wolf Hillesheim, Mark Kahn, Gary Macchi, John ‘Dick’ Mayberry, Michael Rosen. Richard Burke. Lonnie Chase, Sam Lico Jr., Aldo Bracciotti, Gernert Lorenzen, Mark Scott, George Figone, George Tarabini, Charles Mossina, Perry Lenzi, Richard Caula, Roland Lazzarotto.

As a reminder, this group became Honorary in 2020 – Patrick Geoghegan, Ezio Maiolini, Lawrence Fambrini, Bob Maloney. James Penna.

Congratulations one & all!!!

In lieu of dues, we ask our Honorary Members to make a $20 donation. However, during these trying times, larger donations will be gladly accepted.