From our President – January 2020

“Membri della Fratellanza”,
As I conclude my 1st year as President and start my 2nd year, I can tell you that I want to thank all of our members from the Men’s & Ladies Club for all that you do for the Fratellanza. It is never ending and means so much to me and all of the board and officers. For starter’s we had the setup of Christmas decorations along with the trees within the club; Thanks to all the men and women that participated and again when we remove after the 1st of the year. Then the next day we had our annual Christmas Brunch, where we again had over 100 people attend. They were greeted with fresh fruit, eggs, hash browns, potatoes O’brien, sausage, ham, bacon, French toast, pancakes, omelets, toast & croissants, cooked by Carl, Evan, Angelo, & Roland.
Then the next day we had our annual Board/Officers dinner at the club, where Roland & Evan barbecued in the which turned out to be excellent for us all! We were served by the Ladies Club President, Marilyn, and board members Becky and Rose Marie.
Our 1st Birthday dinner for December was another rousing hit with our Dinner chairs being John Barassi & Nick Davis, where we had Tortelloni and Vern’s Roasted chicken, cooked by Don, Carl, & Roland, with over 300 people in attendance.
Our Family dinner will be chaired by Russel Carrel, where we have another tradition of Minestrone soup, & Roast beef prepared by Art, Carl, & Alphonso. Next at our members dinner, we are trying something new for Dinner; a specially cooked Lasagna with Mushroom, Ricotta, sausage, ground beef, spinach and meat sauce, served with a medley of vegetables, Finishing with homemade Cannoli. Also; if you haven’t made plans for New Year’s, the Fratellanza will be having a New Year’s Eve Party; We have flyers already out. We started this up again last year, and it was successful, so we are trying to make this and annual event again. With your help and fun, it will continue to be a success.
Finally on January 25th we will be celebrating our 88th Anniversary, please save this date.
Che voi siete benedetti e Dio vi benedica nella vostra vita.
May you be blessed, and God bless you in your lifetime.
Rich Vila