From our President – August 2022

“Membri della Fratellanza”,

The month of July is closing so quickly, I want to thank all members & fiends who were able to attend the dinners we had at the Club for the Month of July. As usual the for was fantastic & the cooks were great, as well as all the waiters. It takes a team to run the club & that is what we have. In addition, Don N. Donated several cases of tomatoes that we had on Thursday with anchovies, garlic, parsley & oil. Thanks!

As we move into August we will be having our 1st & 2nd birthday dinners along with our drive through luncheon.

Menus for August:

1st birthday, August 4th, salad, garlic bread, spaghetti with meatballs, sausage & dessert.

2nd birthday, August 18th, salad, tortelloni with pesto, pork roast, potatoes & Brussel sprouts – All are invited.

Drive through luncheon, August 26th, salad, spaghetti & meatballs.

We are still looking for people to volunteer as waiters at the club. Please contact me if you are interested. You get a free meal to eat before the dinner, along with taking home leftover food if you desire.

I want to ask our membership the following as we move forward trying to normalize things down at the Club:

1) We need members to start showing up & participating on a regular basis.

2) We need you to bring a friend or relative with you to become a member.

Our membership has dropped to around 380 members. We need to be above five hundred for the Fratellanza Club to survive. Can I have your support in this?

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 our Board Chairman – August 2022

Looking back at July I see that I attended a Ladies Club dinner & two Men’s Club dinners. All of the events were well attended, we all got to enjoy good meals & some friendship with some folks we have not seen in a while. I also enjoyed the Friday Luncheon. It seems like we are slowly getting people back into the club. In August we will have more dinners as described elsewhere in the newsletter.

We will also have what has been an annual work weekend where members, the ladies, spouses & friends come down to the club for a day & work on simple tasks. This month it will be Saturday August 13. I expect to see some ceramic tile repair, window washing, weed pulling, reorganizing our storage in the basement & more. Please come for the day or half a day & help out. The club really needs it after a couple of pandemic years with reduced activity & deferred maintenance.

We usually stop for lunch & have a nice spuntino at midday. See you there,

Roland Lazzarotto