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