A Message from our President

Dear Members,

Hello members. Happy Father’s Day to all our Dads! June began with our first Birthday dinner, chaired by Aldo Dossa & Angelo Marchi. We had a delicious meal, cooked by Michele Gasparro & Angelo Marchi. I would like to say a special thank you to Aldo & Angelo for stepping in to chair this dinner.

The June family dinner, was chaired by board member Charlie Crapota. Thank you to our cooks, Art Parziale & Evan Matthews. Also thank you to Joan Brignone & Sherry Taddei, for organizing and running games for the kids that night.

Our second birthday dinner, was our annual Father’s Day & Scholarship award recipients recognition night. A big thank you to our women’s club who were our waiters for the evening, and President Roz Cantisani who gathered the crew. Our cooks for the evening were Joe Scodella, Angelo Marchi, & Lonnie Chase. A special thank you goes to John Barassi, who awarded the scholarships that night. It was great to see the scholarship winners who were able to attend.

As always, a big thank you to our bartenders, waiters, ticket sellers and kitchen staff that make all our dinners a success. Once again, Happy Father’s Day to our fathers, and congratulations, not only to our scholarship recipients, but to everyone who graduated – from kindergarten to college.

God Bless & Sempre Avanti,

Tim Tomei

A Message from our President

Dear Members,
May started off with our wonderful dinner show Saturday May 2nd. Over 100 guests enjoyed a delicious meal cooked by Michele Gasparro & Alfonso De Pianto. Before the show started we had a 50/50 raffle which was won by women’s club president Roz Cantisani, who then donated a portion of her winnings back to the club. Thanks Roz. The entertainers were remarkable and the entire show was fantastic. Unexpected highlights to the show were 1st vice president Rich Vila, board member Larry Quirico, and the hilarious Vito Riggo, not to mention, Danny Riggio’s infectious laugh. If you were there you know what I’m talking about; If you weren’t you missed a great evening! Thanks to our bartenders Ralph Brignone & Larry Quirico. Our wait staff, Rose Marie, Vera, Sally, Diane, Jerry & Vito. A big thank you goes to Mike & Joyce Gegler & Jim Taddei for the enormous amount of planning and work you put into this event. It is truly appreciated.
The very next day was our annual Mother’s day brunch headed by past president & current board member Art Parziale. The record crowd of over 175 guests enjoyed a variety of breakfast
entrees. Helping Art cook were Michele Gasparro, Alfonso De Pianto, Angelo Marchi & Sally Acurso. At the bar Sante Missaggia served up his popular Ramos Fizz, as well as other drinks. Our wait staff was fantastic.
We were all so busy I can’t remember everyone, so not to leave anyone out, let me say a big thank you to all of you. You really worked hard. May’s 1st birthday dinner was chaired by Alex Alexeev. 345 guests enjoyed a great meal with good friends. Thank you to our cooks, Joe Scodella, Angelo Marchi & Nino Petracca. Thank also to our wait staff, bartenders, ticket master, & kitchen crew who helped make this event a success.
Our 2nd birthday dinner was chaired by Lee & Lou Matteucci. The tortellini and pork roast were great. Thanks to our cooks, Michele Gasparro, Alfonso DePianto & Lonnie Chase. A special
thank you to Lee & Lou, for stepping in to chair this dinner. It was a great evening, thanks again.
May was a busy month. Thanks to all of you that gave of your time & talents to make it a great month at the Fratellanza.
Last but not least, congratulations to our 2015 scholarship winners: Lucia Moradian, Natalee Christiani, Angelina Quilici, Gianna Pellettieri, Jonathan Yake, Amanda Raven, Darin Delgado, Madison Solvato, and Clera Ann Cathcart.
I look forward to seeing you at the club. Don’t forget our members meeting June 12.
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.