From our President – December 2021

Membri della Fratellanza,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all as we start December of 2021 & hoping that all had a very Happy Thanksgiving.

With December upon us, our 1st birthday dinner will be free for members & open for guests (men) to come but they will have to pay.

We also will be having a sit down family dinner on December 11th & for those members who couldn’t make the 1st birthday dinner, it will be free, all others will be paying.

I ask for your support to start the new year off right, so that we can celebrate our 90th anniversary in January.

Che voi siete benedetti e Dio vi benedica nella vostra vita.
May you be blessed, & God bless you in your lifetime.
Rich Vila

From the Chairman – December 2021

Cari Fratelli,

The holiday season is upon us but it is not back to normal. The club will not be decorated for Natale, but, I am hopeful that next year will bring us back together.

The Wednesday experiment has been a success with about a dozen or so people coming down to play bocce & Pedro each week. The bartender has made a few drinks & we have had a good time. That means that starting in December, until further notice, the Club will be open every Wednesday from 1 to 5 for members to come & play, drink or just hang out.

We are struggling to predict how this pandemic will affect us next year. We have cut our expenses the past two years, along with donations from members & drive through meal income, we are in the black. We have reduced our overhead by reducing our internet, phone costs, eliminated our commercial trash pick ups, pest control service, resulting in many thousands of dollars saved. That is changing now that we have had a couple of indoor dining events & we transition to the new “normal”.

Next year we will need all of our members to join in our dinners. Bring friends and family for a great time.

Last month we had a competitive election for Board members. I want to thank Gary Piva and Don Wilson for their service as Board members. I hope to see them continue to volunteer in the kitchen & at events. I also want to welcome two new members to the Board. In January Bob Porta & Tony Jeffrey will start two year terms on the Board.

I hope you all get your booster shot & stay safe. Our club has a very high vaccination rate & it has proven to be a smart way to go.

Happy Holidays.

Ciao, Roland Lazzarotto