Aprile Newsletter


A Message from our President

We start this month with a re-cap of the last two events of January. Our annual Bagna Cauda dinner was January 26; Over 75 guests enjoyed the traditional meal. As usual, Alan Pricco & Bob Porta chaired this event. The meal was fantastic. Thank you to our cooks, Joe Scodella, Alfonso DePianto, Evan Matthews & Angelo Marchi. Thanks also go to Vito, Clair, & Dave who served and cleaned up. We had a 50/50 raffle that raised $230 for the club. It was a great night.

Saturday January 28th was the Fratellanza Club’s 85th anniversary dinner. 350 guests, a sellout, enjoyed a fantastic prime rib dinner. Thank you to our cooks, Art Parziale, AlfonsoDe Pianto, Vito Muscardin, & David Jose. I was proud to present Wilson Gandola with his 50-year membership Medal, and Sante Missaggia with his 60-year membership plaque.Congratulations to both of you. We took a moment to recognize and thank Jim Taddei, for his 14 years as Chairman of the board of directors.We also recognized and thanked member Tony Gemignani, for his generosity and support of the Fratellanza Club. But the night belonged to our award of meritrecipient, Michele Gasparro. Congratulations, Michele, on the well deserved award. Many people andmany hours of work made this evening a success. I would like to mention a few. First, President Marilyn Sibitz & our hard working wait staff from the ladies club, Great job and thank you. Rich Giaramita, & Jim Taddei; From invitations, to the schedule for the night, to seating, you guys did a great job. I was proud to have Michele Manzone as our MC for the night, and my son, Tyler Tomei who gave the invocation. Again, there were many more people who made this a great evening. Thank you all.

February began with our first birthday dinner. Our dinner chairmen, Andrew Balistreri, Tom Walker and their crew did a great job getting us all served. Our dinner was fantastic. Thank you to our cooks, Michele Gasparro, Angelo Marchi & Alfonso DePianto. Our Family dinner was our annual Pignatta night, hosted by board member Ralph Brignone. Activities and games for the kids started at 5:30, headed up by Joan & Melinda Brignone. Before dinner all the kids took their swings at the Pignatta, and yes they were successful in breaking it open and releasing the candy. Our dinner was great. Thank you to our cooks, Joe Scodella, Angelo Marchi & Lonnie Chase. Ralph and the wait staff did a fantastic job getting us all served. Dancing to the Jun Sumindo band followed. It was a very fun evening.

Vito Muscardin was the chairman for our second birthday dinner. The Risotto and roasted chicken were delicious. Thank you to our cooks, Art Parziale, Evan Matthews & Lonnie Chase. Thanks also to Vito and his wait staff for a great job.

As always thank you to all our bartenders, waiters, ticket sellers & kitchen crew, that help make all our dinners & events a success

God Bless & Sempre Avanti,

Tim Tomei