From our President – May 2019

“Membri di Fratellanza”,
Getting back to where I left off last month, the Crab feeds that we had in Late February and early March were great! As usual Rich Giaramita did another wonderful job, while working in the kitchen were Michele, Angelo, Evan, Roger, & Vito. I also want to thank George Campi for providing music at both crab feeds prior to the dinner as well as during the dinners, where the crowds were actively involved at both events. Thanks to all who helped on these events.
The 1st Birthday Dinner chaired by Grant & Drew Woodruff, the father and son combination, was quite a success with our annual Corned Beef and Cabbage. Don as the head cook, with Angelo assisting provided a great dinner. The 2nd Birthday Dinner we had a switch up in dinner chairmen, but it was successful with Alex Motta & Mark Jaeger. The food prepared by Art, Angelo, & Lonnie included our Frat Salad, Ravioli, & Roasted Chicken. This was another great dinner and so many of our Fratellanza family came to this event.
The 1st Birthday dinner in April was chaired by my cousin Sam Lico, where we had Tortellini with meat sauce and Beef Scaloppini with Carrots & Roasted Potatoes. This was fantastic if I must say so, thanks to Don, Angelo, & Vito. The 2nd Birthday dinner in April also will be really good. New dinner chairman Phil Assia and sons will be chairing this dinner and we will be having Rigatoni with meat sauce, & Roast Beef with Green Beans & Potatoes, you won’t want to miss this dinner.
In closing, I personally want to thank the Fratellanza Women’s Social Club and congratulations on their 74th Anniversary on March 23rd. I had a lot of fun at this event and really got to know a lot more of the ladies.
Che tu sia benedetto e Dio vi benedica nella vostra vita.
May you be blessed, and God bless you in your lifetime.
Rich Vila

From our President – June 2019

“Membri di Fratellanza”,
Well May started right out of the blocks with our annual Pre Mother’s Day Brunch. Thanks to Angelo, Evan, & Roland for the cooking in the kitchen where we changed things up a bit with the food that we cooked, and for helpers Sally, Francesca, Adriana, Lee, Rose Marie, Loretta, Melinda, Renee, Vera, Ralph, Bev, & Sante. This change was successful, even though we need to have more people come! So those that did come, please spread the word; our next brunch will be in December, and the food and presentation will be even better, so please save the date! (December 1st).
Our 1st Birthday dinner in May was chaired by Rob Petri, and was attended by almost 300 people, while the excellent meal was prepared by Don, Angelo, & Bob.
The 2nd Birthday dinner will be chaired by Mike Ghelfi and we will be having bowtie pasta with pesto and Pork roast with potatoes and green beans, being cooked by Michele, Art & Lonnie. Some amazing meals in the Month of May. Those that aren’t leaving town for the Memorial day weekend, we are having a Sunday afternoon dinner starting at 4:30, and we will get you going home by 6:30. All are invited, members and nonmembers, for the low price of $20 per person and you will be served Salad, Garlic Bread, Spaghetti with meatballs, wine and dessert. I have also been able to have George Campi flown in from Rome to provide us with an assortment of Accordion playing music. Please if you can make the date of May 26th, this is something that I hope we can continue.
Che tu sia benedetto e Dio vi benedica nella vostra vita.
May you be blessed, and God bless you in your lifetime.
Rich Vila