From our President – June 2021

“Membri della Fratellanza”,
As June is approaching and the weather is getting better and we are all feeling good, I am glad to say that the Fratellanza Club will have its first indoor event in over a year and a quarter, a Dinner on Sunday July 25th, after our annual Golf Tournament. At this Dinner, the golfers will be attending, Scholarship winners of 2021, & members that want some good Italian Food. The menu has not been figured out yet, but we have plenty of time. In the meantime, in June, we will be having our last scheduled drive through dinner, where we will be having Frat Salad, Penne Regate, & Chicken Cacciatore. For the drive through Lunch we will be having Fratellanza Salad, Gnocchi, & Baked Chicken.

During the early part of July we will be preparing the Club for it’s Grand Re-Opening and will be notifying members of these dates and asking for your help, so that come the end of July & the 1st of August we will be fully operational for your enjoyment.

Also, during the month of May our Freezer went out and we lost about 2 cases of ravioli, 1 case of tortellini, 45 minestrone soup containers, 24 marinara sauce containers, 60lbs of ground beef, 3 boxes of Klondike bars, and a few other things, but we got it fixed and we are gearing up to fill it up once again.

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

Rich Vila

From our Board Chairman – June 2021

Auguri a tutti chi sono amici della Fratellanza,

The time has come to plan the reopening of the Fratellanza Club. We will have an indoor dinner on July 25th. That will be a Sunday afternoon. The club will be sanitized and the staff will be vaccinated for your comfort. It is a little early to make a reservation but you can put it on your personal calendar. In the mean time we will continue our drive through lunches and dinners through July. We also have plans to spend a day cleaning and repairing the club in preparation for reopening. The weekend of July 17 we will clean, paint and repair. Please come if you are able.

Now that we can plan on getting back to normal I want to remind all of you that the Club is open for private parties. Usually there is a minimum guest count of 50 people but we can waive that with a modest cover charge. You can use the whole club with bocce courts, dancing, a bar and dining room. Call the club if you are interested and we can work out your menu. I am planning on a birthday party in October so one date is already taken, but given our unusual past year the calendar is wide open.

I want to get the word out about the biggest fund raiser of the year for our scholarship fund. We give away thousands of dollars every year to talented and worthy children and grandchildren of our members. Our big fund raiser is a golf tournament followed by a dinner. This year it will be golf at Franklin Canyon followed by dinner at the club. I want to say that everyone is welcome at the dinner but we may have to implement a cap. Please consider supporting this worthy event. We want tee prizes as well as golfers at the event. Look for the included flyer for more details about this July 25 event.

Sono molto contento adesso che posso viaggiare. Nel anno prossimo vado in Italia due volte. Spero che siate contenti anche voi. E scusi se non scrivo bene in Italiano, ma dopo i due viaggi spero di fare meglio.

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.