We started November with 350 plus guests at our first birthday dinner. Thank you to Robert Petri & Roger Laurel for chairing the dinner and our cooks, Joe Scodella, Angelo Marchi & Evan Matthews. The Italian Pot Roast was terrific.
Our family dinner was our big band night. We enjoyed a delicious meal thanks to our cooks, Art Parziale & Michele Gasparro. After dinner we danced to the sounds of “In Full Swing”. The music was fantastic. Look for this event next year; you won’t want to miss it.
Our second birthday dinner, chaired by Anthony Missaggia & family, was fantastic. 410 guests enjoyed a tasty meal of ravioli & roast beef. Thank you to our cooks, Michele Gasparro, Dino DePianto & Don Nicoli. Our bartenders were busy; Thank you to Rich Giramita, Sante Missaggia, Bruno Andrina & John Ciarabellini. I would also like to thank our ticket sellers, Dan Marshall, his wife Helen, & Jim Taddei, for getting everyone seated. Thanks also to Bob Porta, Rich Vila & John Barassi. Your efforts helped make this dinner a success. I would also like to thank Ron Fadelli, Anthony Crudele & our friends from Berkeley Cement for their support & generosity.
A special thank you to all who donated to our annual turkey drive. Started by past president Art Parziale, we collect donations at all 3 dinners and the members meeting in the month of November. Because of your generosity, the Fratellanza Club was able to write a check in the amount of $3,500 to the Alameda County Food Bank. Thanks again for making a difference in the lives of many this holiday season.
2016 Dues are now payable. You can pay by check, (please write dues in the memo space on your check) or you can pay by credit card at the club. Let’s try to have our dues in early this year. As the holidays approach I wish you all, Buona Festa, Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo.
God Bless & Sempre Avanti,