I hope you all had a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 2016 is off and running at the Fratellanza Club. We started with taking down and putting away all the Christmas decorations. Not a small job. Thanks to Lillian, Vera, Rose Marie, Rich, Steve & Kathryn, Loretta, Elena, Mary, Josie, Susan, Shirley, Sante, Marilyn & Michael. We could always use more help with setting up and taking down the decorations. I will update you on those dates when the time comes.
Cole Pricco & Tyler Tomei chaired our first birthday dinner. Over 300 guests enjoyed Risotto & Roasted Chicken. Thank you to our cooks, Joe Scodella, Angelo Marchi, & Don Nicoli. Thanks again Cole & Tyler.
January 23 we celebrated the Fratellanza Club’s 84th anniversary. Our club looked wonderful with the flowers, decorations, & the unveiling of our new Fratellanza club banner. Thank you to our women’s club and all who helped set up for this event. Our dinner was delicious. Thank you to our cooks, Michele Gasparro, Alfonso De Pianto & Don Nicole. We ended the festivities by recognizing our award of merit recipient Joe Scodella. Congratulations Joe for a well deserved honor! Thank you to our Bartenders, Sante Missaggia, John Ciarabellini, & Anthony Golden. Our waiters were Fantastic; Thanks to all of you! The Fratellanza History exhibit in the bocce alley was, as always, very impressive. A big thank you to Gianfranco Sciacero for this labor of love. I would also like to Thank Jim Tadddei for handling the reservations and tickets. Big thanks go to Rich Giaramita for the many hours he puts in to making this event a success. Your time and efforts are truly appreciated. Thanks Rich.
As always, a big thank you goes to all our Bartenders, Waiters, Ticket sellers, Kitchen workers, and all who help to make our events a success. Thank you all.
I will report on the Bagna Cauda Dinner in next months newsletter. God Bless & Sempre Avanti,