Let’s finish the Fratellanza Garden

We now have a nice new parking lot on our west side and we have a natural redwood fence that defines a garden area. Part of that garden still looks like a construction site but there is no reason we can’t make it great again. The preparation work is done. We can now import some topsoil for the new planter that will wrap around three sides and more decomposed granite paving to enlarge the central walking surface. We already have a lot of benches. We have plaques out there that memorialize individuals who made big contributions and now it is our turn. I think we can come up with donations to cover the installation of new plants. There is a great tradition of the Italian Garden and we have a chance to continue it here. Let’s start with cypress trees, olive trees, some fruit trees and some vines. We have a wisteria but we could add another along with a bougainvillea. We have a rosemary shrub but we could add more along with oregano and other herbs. We can have flowers too. I volunteer to contribute for the Lazzarotto Family Fig Tree. I welcome others to sponsor a tree or plant. Once we get them all purchased I am sure we can get volunteer members to plant them some nice Saturday morning. Maybe we’ll break for lunch and our cooks will provide a tasty Italian lunch.

Once we have the garden planted we can figure out how to get some decorative lights up. This garden will be a very nice space to hang out for us and for outside events at the club. Send me your thoughts and let me know how you can contribute.

Roland Lazzarotto

Super Bowl Party! Feb 5

Make your Plans for Super Bowl Sunday!

Come to the Club and watch the game on the big screen!

Snacks & Dinner – Cost is only $15 – Don’t Miss out!

The bocce courts are open and the card tables are up for the non-football fans

Call the club for reservations 510-547-9435 by Feb 2 Please!

Attention—Graduating Seniors

The Fratellanza Men’s Club offers Scholarship awards of one thousand dollars or more to qualified high school seniors who will be entering post-secondary education in the fall of 2017. Applicants for the Louis C. Biondi Scholarship must be a child or grandchild of either a current member of the Fratellanza Men’s Club, or a deceased member who was a member at the time of his death. All scholarships are paid through the financial aid office of the school of choice. The post secondary school may be any accredited public or private college, university, professional or vocational school, or conservatory.

Applications can be downloaded HERE

Or by Contacting:

Rich Adams
2632 Ptarmigan Drive #4
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
925-448-2173

More Information Here:
www.fratellanzaclub.com

The Awards Committee will select applicants based on:
1. Grade Point average
2. Breadth of courses
3. Extracurricular activities
4. Work experience
5. Three letters of recommendation
6. A personal essay

The Application process, with all of the information detailed above, must be completed by March 1, 2017. The Application lists all deadline dates

A Special Thank You

Thank-You to those who donated auction items for our Wine Tasting Scholarship Fundraiser

  • Anthony Crudele (Berkeley Cement)
  • C’era Una Volta Restaurant
  • Brian DiTucci (Oakland A’s)
  • Genoa Delicatessen
  • Joe Scodella
  • John Barassi
  • Marilyn Sibitz
  • Ralph Brignone
  • Lillian Taddei
  • Danny Riggio
  • Sherry Taddei
  • Larry Quirico
  • Alan Pricco
  • Vera Kaufman

And a special thank-you to Evergood Fine Foods (Don Miller) for donating the delicious sausages which were a highlight of Joe Scodella’s wonderful Hors D’oevres presentation.

Attention—Graduating Seniors

The Fratellanza Men’s Club offers Scholarship awards of one thousand dollars or more to qualified high school seniors who will be entering post-secondary education in the fall of 2016. Applicants for the Louis C. Biondi Scholarship must be a child or grandchild of either a current member of the Fratellanza Men’s Club, or a deceased member who was a member at the time of his death. All scholarships are paid through the financial aid office of the school of choice. The post secondary school may be any accredited public or private college, university, professional or vocational school, or conservatory.

Applications can be obtained from:
Rich Adams
3524 Rubin Drive
Oakland, CA 94602
510-531-2020
– or –www.fratellanzaclub.com

The Awards Committee will select applicants based on:
1. Grade Point average
2. Breadth of courses
3. Extracurricular activities
4. Work experience
5. Three letters of recommendation
6. A personal essay

The Application process, with all of the information detailed above, must be completed by March 1, 2016. The Application lists all deadline dates.

Columbus Day Queen Contest

The Fratellanza Club is currently seeking single young ladies between the ages of 16 to 25 to represent our club in the upcoming Columbus Day Queen Contest to be held on July 26th. A Queen will be selected and all remaining contestants will become Princesses for the year. The Queen and Princesses are sponsored by the Clubs of the Italian American Federation of the East Bay.

All candidates must be of Italian decent and may be a daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter niece, cousin or any female relative of any member of the Fratellanza Club or the Fratellanza Womens Social Club. Applications are available from Fratellanza Club President Tim Tomei, Fratellanza Women’s Social Club President Rozz Cantisani or Italian American Federation President Ron Blair.