A Message From our President

Hello members,

This month starts with a recap of the Oakland A’s Italian night August 25. Over 100 Fratellanza members & friends joined many from other clubs to enjoy a great evening at the Coliseum. We all celebrated our Italian heritage & culture. The A’s do a fantastic job with this event. As usual, in the 3rd inning, the Fratellanza’s own Joe Scodella did the announcing, in Italian of course. Great job Joe. A big thank you to John Barassi for handling the ticket sales once again. Thanks also to Ashley Carrillo of the A’s and the Oakland A’s for putting on this wonderful event.

Our first birthday dinner was another great night at the club. Our cooks, Art Parziale, Evan Matthews, & Alfonso DePianto, did a fantastic job. Our wait staff was fantastic, & our bartenders were busy making sure we were well taken care of. Thank you all.

Our family dinner was our annual “Italian Night”. Now every night is Italian night at the Fratellanza Club, but on this night we all sang Italian songs, led by our own Gianfranco Sciacero. We played some Italian Trivia, and had a great time with family and friends. As we do every year, the men’s and women’s clubs co -host this event. I would like to thank women’s club president Marilyn Sibitz & the women’s club for their help with making this event the fun night that it always is. Before dinner George Campi strolled the room playing our favorite Italian songs on his accordion, and we danced to the George Campi band after dinner. Thank you George. Our meal was fantastic. A big thank you to our cooks, Art Parziale, Michele Gasparro and Alfonso DePianto. Thanks to Rich & Mary Ann Giaramita for the decorations and thank you to all who set up on Friday, the club looked fantastic! And to all of you that donated raffle prices for the evening, your generosity is truly appreciated. This really was a great evening. Mark your calendars for 2018. You don’t want to miss out on this next year.

The Lico/Vila families chaired our second birthday dinner. 1st Vice President Rich Vila picked our menu of polenta & rabbit. Thank you to our cooks, Michele Gasparro, Don Nicoli & Lonnie Chase. Great job guys. Everyone really enjoyed the dinner.

I would live to give a special thank you to our Sargent at arms, Sal Lorino. Sal worked the 3-club picnic, as he does every year. Thank you Sal.
As always, thank you to our bartenders, wait staff, & ticket sellers, who make all of our dinners & events a success.

God Bless & Sempre Avanti

Tim Tomei