Hello members, November started off big; over 300 members & Friends enjoyed a terrific meal at our first birthday dinner. Thanks to our Dinner chairmen Robert Petri & Roger Laurel and their wait staff. A little short handed, they did a fantastic job getting everyone served. Thank you to our cooks, Michele Gasparro, Alfonso DePianto,
We start this month with a re-cap of our Scholarship golf tournament. On September 25 over 80 golfers enjoyed a great day of golf at Redwood Canyon Golf Course. Our tournament winners were Lito Varleta, Lito Varleta Jr, & Jim Souza. Along with our Casino Hole, we had our “new” $1,ooo.oo hole in one hole. No one got a hole in one, but many golfers got it on the green and received a new sleeve of golf balls. As usual, dinner was at the club after the tournament. Art & Michele & crew did a fantastic job. The Risotto & Roast beef were delicious. Thanks to our wait staff headed up by the wonderful women’s club. Thank also to our Bartenders and Kitchen crew. Our raffle consisted of over $2,000.00 in prizes with the grand prize being a men’s Swiss movement watch valued at $300, donated by Milner’s jewelers of Walnut Creek. Thank‘s to all who helped, donated & participated in this worthwhile event. Because of your help & support, $9,700.00 was contributed to the scholarship fund! Mark your calendars for next year’s tournament, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Redwood Canyon Golf Course. A big thank you to the entire golf committee for your time and hard work. I would like to say a special thank you & welcome back to tournament director Randy Spalasso.
Our 1st Birthday dinner was a great night of friends, fun & food. Thanks go to our cooks Joe Scodella, Angelo Marchi & Nino Petracca. Also to our wait staff for doing what it takes to get the job done. I would like to say a special thank you to Alton Franklin for doing a great job in the kitchen. Thanks Alton.
Our 2nd birthday dinner was our annual Spaghetti & Meatball dinner. Our dinner chairman this year was Jack Thornton. Jack & his wait staff did a great job. Our cooks Art Parziale, Michele Gasparro, & Lonnie Chase also did a great job. Our meal was delicious.
October 22 was our annual Halloween Family Dinner. Our dinner chairmen, Roland & Becky Lazzarotto did a great job. From the cupcake & cookie decorating before dinner to the ice cream sundae bar after, it was a fun evening. Our rigatoni & pork roast were fantastic. Thank you to our cooks, Art Parziale & Evan Matthews. Costume contest & dancing followed and everyone had a good time. Put this one on your calendar for next year.
Have seen our new parking lot? While we have some landscaping & housekeeping to do around the lot, it is paved and ready to go. It has been quite a journey to get where we are. I would like to thank all the members and friends for their financial support and patience. I would also like to thank Alan Pricco & Jim Taddei for their leadership & countless hours of work they put in. They guided us through a down turn in the economy through the sale of the other lot to our now paved parking lot. Thank you to Rich Vila & Roland Lazzarotto. Once we got started, Rich and Roland took charge of the actual work. From cooperating with our neighbors, working with the builders of the homes next door, organizing club work days, to paving the lot, Rich & Roland took the lead. Thanks go to the officers & board of directors. We had many meetings & spent many hours on bringing the plan to the membership. I think the biggest thanks goes to the membership, both men’s & women’s club. Many, & I do mean many, volunteer hours were put in to see this vision come to completion. Thank you all for your support & encouragement.
As always thank you to all our bartenders, waiters, ticket sellers & kitchen crew, that help make all our dinners & events a success.
God Bless & Sempre Avanti