A Message From Our President

Hello members,

May started off with our annual Mother’s Day brunch, spearheaded as usual by Art Parziale. Over 160 guests enjoyed the “new” buffet style brunch combined with our standard eggs or omelets cooked to order. Of course it would not be a Fratellanza brunch without Sante’s famous Gin fizzes. They are delicious. Thank you to Art, Michele, Angelo, Alfonso, Sante, Loretta, Rose Marie, Sally, Lee, Adriana, Vito, Evan, Diane, Claire, Gloria, Deanna, & Rich.

Alex Alexeev & Family chaired our first birthday dinner. Over 250 guests enjoyed a dinner of Tortellini & Roasted Chicken. Thank you to our cooks, Michele Gasparro, Don Nicoli, & Evan Matthews.

May 14 was our Wine Tasting event, chaired & organized by Joe Scodella. We would like to thank all those who helped with this event and all who donated auction items. A great time was had by all, and Joe is already planning for next year!

Our second birthday dinner was chaired by the Hines, Taddei, & Tomei families. Our dinner of Risotto & Vern’s roasted chicken were perfect. Thank you to our cooks, Art Parziale, Don Nicole & Alfonso DePianto. Great job by 1st time waiter Annie Hines.

A special thank you to Roland Lazzarotto for clearing out the weeds in the back by the benches. Looks great! Thanks again Roland.

The Fratellanza club would like to congratulate our scholarship recipients; Maylin Guida, Christopher Bartolon, Francesca Caruso, Nicolas Rago, Brian Tongnolini & Alexandra Trombettas. Please join us as we honor them at our June 16th Birthday Dinner.

As always thanks to all the bartenders, waiters, ticket sellers & kitchen crew that help make all our dinners & events a success.

God Bless & Sempre Avanti,

Tim Tomei

A Special Thank You

Thank-You to those who donated auction items for our Wine Tasting Scholarship Fundraiser

  • Anthony Crudele (Berkeley Cement)
  • C’era Una Volta Restaurant
  • Brian DiTucci (Oakland A’s)
  • Genoa Delicatessen
  • Joe Scodella
  • John Barassi
  • Marilyn Sibitz
  • Ralph Brignone
  • Lillian Taddei
  • Danny Riggio
  • Sherry Taddei
  • Larry Quirico
  • Alan Pricco
  • Vera Kaufman

And a special thank-you to Evergood Fine Foods (Don Miller) for donating the delicious sausages which were a highlight of Joe Scodella’s wonderful Hors D’oevres presentation.

A message from our President

Hello members,

April started with our first birthday dinner. We had a wonderful meal of Ravioli & Swiss steak. Thanks to our dinner chairmen, Basil & Rich Rago, Also to our cooks, Michele Gasparro, Don Nicoli & Alfonso DePianto. Great job guys.

Our family dinner was our annual Big Band night. This is one of my favorite events. Our chairman for this event was Art Parziale. Of course our dinner was delicious. Thank you to our cooks, Art Parziale, Dino DePianto & Evan Matthews. The music by “In Full Swing” was outstanding. The evening was wonderful.

The Badarello and Spalasso families chaired our 2nd Birthday dinner. Our meal was fantastic. Thank you to our cooks, Joe Scodella, Angelo Marchi & Lonnie Chase. This dinner also welcomed back the ever popular Chaco Taco. Thanks guys, for finding one of the classic desserts.

We have made a few improvements to our club recently. The west or “new” parking lot continues to evolve; most recently a new fence was put up. It looks great and came in under budget. I would like to thank Rich Vila & Vila Construction for a job well done. Inside, our front bar has new cash registers. The bartenders tell me they work as fantastic as they look. A big thank you to the luncheon committee for their generosity in purchasing these for the club. Thanks guys.

I would like to thank Rich Giramita for his professionalism and attention to detail in helping with a guest that had a medical issue. Rich, thank you so much.

As always thanks to all the bartenders, waiters, ticket sellers & kitchen crew that help make all our dinners & events a success.

God Bless & Sempre Avanti

Tim Tomei