From our President – January 2023

First & foremost I want to thank each & every one of you for allowing me to be your president in 2023. I take this very seriously & I promise you that the Officers & Board members representing you in 2023 will do a commendable job with integrity at the highest to make a great Club even better.

We have already begun working together, forming committees & planning a spectacular calendar of events for 2023. In that regard, the best way to stay informed is to read our monthly newsletter & plan to get involved in activities. Lets start 2023 with a positive attitude.

Our ladies Social Club & our men’s anniversary dinner is scheduled for January 28th. Prior to that we will be having two birthday dinners that should be well attended. Please plan on attending these events, join in the camaraderie so we can work together to make things fun for all of us.

To the Officers & Board members who have moved on to new adventures, we thank you for all that you have done & we look forward to your guidance, your knowledge & your experience to help us in the future.

Management of the Club does not require a genius, merely someone who listens, learns the wishes of the membership & guides a sound organization toward that goal. The Officers & Board members for 2023 are prepared to do exactly that & we are going to have fun along the way.

Some of our sub committees are working on themes for dinners; an efficient way to acquire all of our food & supplies for all events at the club; ensure our cooks & staff in the kitchen that safety & quality go hand in hand, & our dinners will be of the highest quality.

The head cook for every event will be in charge of the kitchen or lunch activity with no exceptions! This is necessary for safety compliance & to protect the integrity of kitchen staff. To that extent we are asking for all dinner chairmen & their serving staff to be health department certificated food handlers & beverage stewards.

If questions exist to acquire these certificates, please ask any Officer or Board member. The process is swift & very easy, above all it is mandatory should we get inspected.

Lastly, look for the dates of our upcoming Crab feeds in February & March. Your involvement will make them a great success.

Ron Blair

From the Chairman – January 2023

Cari Fratelli del Fratellanza, Auguri per un anno nuovo buono e pieno di amicizia. Spero che posso trovare tanti di voi al Club nelle prossimi mesi.

We have a new president and a couple of new officers. As Ron has mentioned, we are getting off to a good start & I hope that more & more members return to events at the club.

2022 was the beginning of getting past the pandemic & let’s hope we can keep it up. I want to thank the many members who stepped up last year in so many ways.

The long history of the club is that we keep many traditions while we always bring new blood into the club & we often try new things. Please think about what you like to do & what you can bring to the
club. We can use more of everything.

I want to make a special mention about our Women’s Social Club. The Fratellanza Club would not be the fun & active place that it is without them. The men help the Ladies on occasion & they help us all the time, so thank you to them.

The last item for this letter is about our roof situation. You all know that we spent a lot of money to reroof the dining room several years ago. Well, the low roof over our front & rear bars has had small leaks over the years that we have patched, but now there is a big leak & I think a reroofing project is required. The roof area is much smaller than the dining room so the cost should be a lot lower as well. We have the funds on hand to accomplish this reroofing & I think that our normal dinner business will replenish our savings account. If you know a good commercial roofer who can give us a fair price please don’t hesitate to pass the contact info on to me.

Grazie tanto,
Roland Lazzarotto