A Message from our President

Dear Members,

I hope everyone had a happy Easter. The rain was nice even if it moved Easter egg hunts inside. The Rago Family chaired our first birthday dinner. Their menu of Caesar salad, Tortellini, & Beef Scaloppini made for a great meal. Thank you to our cooks, Joe Scodella, Angelo Marchi, & Nino Petracca.

The April family dinner, chaired by Rich Giaramita, was “Italian night” It was a wonderful evening. The dinner, Fratellanza salad, Ravioli, & Roast Beef, was delicious. We all enjoyed singing at the table, led by the Mitch Miller of our club, Gianfranco Sciacero. After dinner, we danced to the music of the Rene Sevieri band. Thank you to our cooks that evening, Art Parziale, Dino Di Pianto & Evan Matthews.

Our second birthday dinner was chaired by the Taddei, Hines, & Tomei Families. Our menu of Fratellanza Salad, Risotto, & Vern’s Roasted Chicken was great. Thank you to our cooks that night, Michele Gasparro & Angelo Marchi. As always, a big thank you to our waiters, bartenders, ticket sellers, & kitchen help for all our dinners. You help make all our events a success.

I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. Don’t forget our Dinner show Saturday May 2nd and our members meeting, May 8th

God Bless & Sempre Avanti.

Tim Tomei

Columbus Day Queen Contest

The Fratellanza Club is currently seeking single young ladies between the ages of 16 to 25 to represent our club in the upcoming Columbus Day Queen Contest to be held on July 26th. A Queen will be selected and all remaining contestants will become Princesses for the year. The Queen and Princesses are sponsored by the Clubs of the Italian American Federation of the East Bay.

All candidates must be of Italian decent and may be a daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter niece, cousin or any female relative of any member of the Fratellanza Club or the Fratellanza Womens Social Club. Applications are available from Fratellanza Club President Tim Tomei, Fratellanza Women’s Social Club President Rozz Cantisani or Italian American Federation President Ron Blair.

Just a reminder

There will a Luncheon on Friday April 3rd to honor the memory of Al Cristiani. The family would like to make sure everyone knows all are welcome to attend, start time is scheduled for 11:30.

Ciao,
Jim Taddei

A message from our President

Dear Members,

We start March with a re-cap of our annual crab feeds, which were held February 28th & March 8th. Both can be summed up in one word, WOW. Over 800 guests enjoyed salad, pasta, garlic bread and delicious crab. First, a big thank- you to Rich Giaramita for handling all the reservations, and seating arrangements for both events. Thank you to our cooks, Art Parziale, Michele Gasparro, and Lonnie Chase. I would also like to thank our bartenders, Rich, Ralph, Gianfranco, John and Larry. Much appreciation and thanks to our wait staff, Rose Marie, Elena, Sally, Lee, Adriana, Francesca, Clair, Lillian, Jim, Alex, Vito, Jim, Jerry, Grant, Roland, Rebecca, Mario, Dennis, Debbie, Evan, Renee, Mike, Sina, John, Alan, Ron, Anthony and John. Thank you to all those who graciously donated prizes for the raffles. Much appreciation to Bob Porta, Rich Vila, Herb Seidell and Don Walker for pre-selling both raffle and 50-50 tickets. It takes many helping hands to put on the Crab Feeds and I would personally like to thank all of you that made it possible.

Grant Woodruff and Carlos Poza chaired our first birthday dinner in March. The ravioli and roast beef were as usual a big hit! Thanks to our cooks that evening, Joe Scodella, Angelo Marchi and Nino Petracca.

The second birthday dinner was our annual polenta dinner, chaired again this year by Anthony Golden. Once again, thanks to our cooks, Art Parziale, Evan Matthews, and Dino De Pianto.

And as always, thanks to our bartenders, waiters and kitchen crew for both dinners.

I hope to see you at the club in April. Our Members meeting is April 10. Our family dinner is the popular “Italian Night” so makes plans to join us at the club. I want to wish everyone Buona Pasqua. God Bless & Sempre Avanti.

Tim Tomei