From our President – October 2021

“Membri della Fratellanza”,

As October starts, with Fall just starting, we will be having a Sit-Down Dinner on the 7th of October and a Drive thru Dinner on the 16th of October, which I feel will be to everyone’s enjoyment. Along with our protocols for the sit-down dinner, we need to get at least 100 people to attend to make this dinner happen. So, if you have been vaccinated, please come down and enjoy in person the Great Food that we serve at the Fratellanza Club. We will honor the Birthdays that we missed in August and September. The sit-down dinner will be our Fratellanza Salad, fettuccine with meat sauce, Roast beef with vegetables, and Its It ice cream.

I also want to thank all the helping hands that we have had helping with the lunches & Dinners; Cooks, Helper, ticket sellers, baggers, etc.… & Dishwasher.

Che voi siete benedetti e Dio vi benedica nella vostra vita.

May you be blessed, and God bless you in your lifetime. Rich Vila

From the Chairman – October 2021

Greetings Fratellanza Family,

The pandemic is the biggest story in all of our lives and we are making small steps toward a return to normal. Spero che tutti nella vostra famiglia sono di buona salute. I am looking forward to a trip to Italy next April. Maybe I will come back speaking only in Italian after a few weeks on bus rides with fellow Fratellanza travelers. I have heard about what fun trips these have been and I am looking forward to it.

Here at the Club we are trying to get back to normal but it has been a struggle. The Drive Thru events have been pretty successful but we want to have indoor dinners where friends and family can sit and enjoy each other’s company. We are going to schedule indoor dinners and publicize them, however we need to have at least 100 people sign up in order to actually proceed with an indoor meal. So if you are vaccinated please sign up and we’ll follow through with a classic Fratellanza affair with a happy hour at the bar and a great Italian dinner in the dining room. If we do not meet our 100 person minimum, we will let all persons who have signed up know of the cancellation.

Another effort to open up the club is an old idea. We are going to open up the club every Wednesday starting in October. From 1 pm to 6 pm the club will be open for bocce, card playing and having a drink at the bar. Gianfranco has graciously offered to tend bar while folks are back in the club. There will be no charge for bocce, with the courts open for practice and pick up games. The club will be open to Ligure and Fratellanza members. This is a two month trial during October and November. If we see people coming in then it will likely continue, however if there is no attendance we will shut it down and wait until next year.

I look forward to seeing you at the club.

Roland Lazzarotto