A Message From our President

Hello members,

October started off with our first birthday dinner. We had a fantastic meal. Thank you to our cooks, Art Parziale, Angelo Marchi & Evan Matthews. The tortellini and Swiss steak were delicious. Thank you to our dinner chairman, Kyle Vallone who not only was our dinner chairman, but he also donated his Club Seat Raider tickets as a raffle prize. Thank You Kyle.

Our second birthday dinner was our annual Spaghetti, meatball & sausage dinner. We had a great evening. Thank you to Jack Thornton for chairing this dinner again this year. The dinner was fantastic; thank you to our cooks, Michele Gasparro, Angelo Marchi & Alfonzo DePianto. It was good to see Ron Fadelli, Anthony Crudele and the gang from Berkeley cement as well as Josh, Ashley and the sales team from the Oakland A’s. We had a really great night. Put this one on your 2018 calendar!

Our Halloween family dinner will be re-capped in next month’s newsletter.

I’d like to thank all of you that have donated to our raffle. We’ve had great baskets made by members & friends, Orchids, & nice flower arrangements and many other nice prizes. If I mentioned everyone by name, my article might be 6 pages long. I would like to say a special thank you to 1st Vice President Rich Vila. Throughout the baseball season, Rich donated his Club Seat Giants tickets on many occasion. If you’ve sat in the club section you know what great seats they are. Thank you Rich for your generosity & support of our club! I would also like to thank Jim Ervin. Jim is always generous throughout the year, to both the men’s & women’s clubs. Thank you Jim!

As always, thank you to our bartenders, wait staff & ticket sellers who make all our dinner & events a success.

God Bless & Sempre Avanti,

Tim Tomei

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

St Columba Memorabilia Wanted!

Did you family live in Emeryville when it was predominately Italian?

Did your Nona go to St Columba Catholic Church?

St Columba will be celebrating its 120th anniversary next year, and in preparation for the festivities we are looking for photos and documents from approximately 1906-1970 to illustrate the Italian era.  We are looking for wedding, baptism, confirmation & neighborhood photos to illustrate a timeline.  Your documents will be scanned and immediately returned to you.  Be assured, we will treat them with the care and respect they deserve.  PLEASE search your files and boxes and see what you can come up with!  Gratzie!

Please contact  Claudia Albano at (510) 773-0326 or Claudia.albano@acgov.org for more information!