A message from our President

Dear Members,
We ended January with our annual Banga Cauda dinner. It was enjoyed by 130 guests. Thanks to our cook, Joe Scodella, and to Bob Porta & Alan Pricco for running the exciting 50/50 raffle.

February started off with our super bowl party. Over 20 football fans had a good day, with good friends, good food, and a great game. Thanks to Joe Scodella and all who helped make this day fun.

The first birthday dinner was chaired by Tom Walker & Andrew Balistreri. Their annual pasta w/pesto and Sausage & peppers menu was a big hit. Thanks to our cooks Michele Gasparro, Angelo Marchi & Nino Petracca.

February’s family dinner was chaired by Ralph Brignone. The evening started out with games & crafts for the kids. These were headed up by Ralph’s wife Joan & helpers Vera, Mary Ann, Melinda, Terry & Renee. Just before dinner the kids took their swings at the pignatta. Successful, the candy was enjoyed by all. Our dinner of Salad, Ravioli and Pork Roast was delicious. Thanks to our cooks, Art Parziale & Dino DiPianto February’s 2nd birthday dinner was chaired by Evan Matthews. The fusilli pasta and roasted chicken were great. I would like to thank our cooks that evening, Joe Scodella and Angelo Marchi. As always a big thanks goes to our bartenders, waiters, ticket sellers and kitchen crew for their time, dedication and effort they give every dinner.

I will report on both crab feeds in next month’s newsletter.

God Bless & Sempre Avanti,

Tim Tomei

A message from our President

Dear Members, 2015 is off and running. Our New Year’s Eve party was enjoyed by all who attended. Thank you to our cooks, Art Parziale & Michele Gasparro. A special thank you to John Barassi, Gianfranco Sciacero, Joe Scodella, Roland Lazzarratto, & Alex Motta for filling up the balloons and setting up the net for our balloon drop at midnight. Our first birthday dinner was chaired by Mike Rosen. The Italian Pot Roast was cooked to perfection by Joe Scodella, Angelo Marchi , & Nino Petracca. Our second Birthday Dinner was our Cioppino Dinner, which was again chaired by John Gotelli. The Cioppino was delicious. Our cooks that night were Michele Gasparro & Don Nicole. A big thanks goes to our bartenders, wait staff, dishwashers and ticket sellers, who make all our dinners successful. Thanks to all of you; We could not do it without you!

Our 83rd anniversary dinner was a special night. The room, decorated by our women’s club under the direction of President Roz Cantisani, looked spectacular. We are blessed to have the help and support of our fine women’s club. Thank you to all who gave of their time to make the room look so beautiful. Thanks to our cooks for the evening, Art Parziale, Michele Gasparro & Lonnie Chase, along with our bartenders John Ciarabellini, Sante Missaggia & Bruno Andrina. A big thank you to Rich Giaramita , Alan Pricco, John Barassi and Jim Taddei for their help and support to me in arranging this event. Thanks also to our MC for the evening, Buzz Hines and Randy Spalasso for the invocation. The evening’s high point was introducing past president, John Barassi, as our 2014 award of merit recipient. Congratulations John on a well-deserved award.

Our first Crab Feed, on February 28, is SOLD OUT. We still have room at the March 8 crab feed. Remember this is a pre-paid event so get your money in ASAP. I will report on the Bagna Cauda dinner in next month’s article. I would like to take a moment to thank our officers and board of directors for the encouragement and support they haven given to me and the time and hard work they give to the Fratellanza Club.

God Bless & Sempre Avanti,

Tim Tomei

83rd Anniversary Dinner

Chair: Past Presidents
Menu: — Shrimp Salad, Ravioli, New York Steak, Baked Potato, Vegetable, Dessert

Cost — $28 – Members $33 – Guests

Music by: George Campi
Don’t miss the Fratellanza Club photo memorabilia display presented by Club Historian Gianfranco Sciacero!
Reservations by Jan. 22nd
510-764-2365 ext 4

Anniversary Dinner flyer

A Message from our President

Dear members,
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. As this new year begins, I am looking forward to being your President for 2015. Let me begin by thanking John Barassi for serving as our President for the past 4 years. John’s love for our club and passion for our Italian heritage are always evident in his day to day life. Congratulations John on a job well done!

December is a busy time around our club and many hands played a roll in making it all happen. First I would like to thank all those who helped decorate our club for the holidays, itlooks beautiful. The decorating took 2 days to complete and many members from both our ladies and mens club lent a hand. Workers on Saturday enjoyed a wonderful lunch prepared by Art Parziale. Our kids Christmas party was a great day enjoyed by all who attended. Many thanks to those who spend so much time throughout the year to make this event so special. Our first birthday dinner, chaired by the Manzone and Nelson families, was enjoyed by all, as wasour family dinner chaired by board member Russel Carrel. Thank you to our dinner chairmen, cooks, wait staff & helpers who worked so hard to make these dinners so successful. A special thank you to women’s club president Lillian Taddei and incoming women’s club president Roz Cantisani for serving at the Board of Directors & Officers dinner, and to Joe Scodella for cooking a wonderful meal that night. As always, members of our ladies club served our members Christmas dinner. Our cooks were Joe Scodella, Angelo Marchi, & Nino Petracca. Many thanks to all of you worked that evening. Those members attending enjoyed a great meal.

Congratulations to John Barassi; He has been selected by our Board of Directors as the 2014 award of merit recipient. John will be honored at our anniversary dinner on January 24. Thanks again John, for your dedication, time, effort, and love you put into the Fratellanza club. Finally, I would like to thank all of you for your encouragement and support as we go forward in 2015.

God Bless & Sempre Avanti
Tim Tomei