Right up front, I want to thank our cooks, our bartenders, servers, and everyone else who make the dinners so enjoyable. You are the heart and soul of our club. Now if we could only get the meetings to be that great! On the serious side I want to thank Mike Vacca for his commitment to our club and for a great meal in January. Mike represents the best of the Alpicella club, always willing to help out. As I said in November I am a firm believer that the future success of our club rides on our ability to get our children and grandchildren involved in our club activities. My presidency will be about getting our children first into the club and then becoming active with the Alpicella family.
On the business end it is again time to pay your dues. Dues again will be $70.00 for the year and again your dues include one free $20.00 member meal. Remember the free meal is so that all members will attend at least one business meeting. All dues should be paid by this coming April. Make sure that your check is made out to the Alpicella Club, and please include any changes in your phone number or email address. All checks and any information changes should be mailed to:
2229 Central Avenue #A
Alameda, Ca 94501
Speaking of Mark, I want to especially thank my fellow board members who will be serving with me this year. They are:
Vice-President: Paul Chivello
Recording Secretary: Mark Moran
Financial Secretary: Matt Moran
Treasurer: Nick Ratto
Bookkeeper: Joe Restagno
Sergeant at Arms: Tony Corica
At large member: Mike Vacca
Play starts at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Be at the courts by 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast snacks\beverages provided.
IAL Hall. 2712 Encinal Avenue Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.
The IAL Hall and bar will open immediately after the tournament.
Additional cost for drink tickets.
Cost: $30.00 per person bocce and dinner $20.00 per person dinner only
- Double elimination tournament of 6 teams each from the IAL and Alpicella.
- The winning team takes home the trophy!
- Prizes awarded for first, second and third place teams.
Alpicella players: Joe Restagno 523-4412 Email: email@example.com
IAL players: Mimi Laubach 522-1511 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please RSVP by May 23rd
Join us for the annual Alpicella vs IAL tournament and dinner!
Where: Lincoln Park – John Ratto Bocce Courts
When: Saturday, May 22nd. Play starts at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Be at the courts by 8:30 a.m. Breakfast snacks\beverages provided.
Details: Double elimination tournament of 6 teams each from the IAL and Alpicella. The winning team takes home the trophy!
- Prizes awarded for first, second and third place teams
- The IAL Hall and bar will open immediately after the tournament
- Cost: $25.00 per person bocce and dinner $15.00 per person dinner only
Alpicella players, sign up with Joe Restagno
IAL players, sign up with Mimi Laubach
Join us for dinner at the IAL Hall, 2712 Encinal Avenue, Alameda.
Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm (additional cost for drink tickets).
The East Bay Italian-American Clubs Annual Picnic, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, in Pleasanton, is coming up on September 13th and all Alpicella Club members, along with their families and friends, are invited to join the festivities.
Picnic highlights will include:
- Live Music (George Campi, Vito Riggio on accordian, and Vince Pistello as DJ))
- Door Prizes
- Tombola Game
- Salami Throw Game
- Jump House for kids
- Clowns, Face Painting, and Balloons
- SnoCones Machine
There will be a small admission fee of $2 or $3 (kids 12 and under are free) at the door.
A complete BBQ steak meals will be available for purchase (adults=$12/10oz and kids=$6/6oz). Advance meal tickets will be available for purchase through the Alpicella Club. We'll be compiling a list of club members who plan on purchasing steak meal tickets, so that they can order enough food for everyone. If you plan on buying steak tickets (in advance), please make sure that you're on the list.
There will be no alcoholic beverages for sale, but you're free to bring your own. Should you prefer to, you can also bring your own picnic food.
Parking will be available across the street (except for the handicap).
Picnic flyers will be available, from the Alpicella club, soon.
Lastly, this event requires a lot of time and effort to organize and run, most of which is being taken care of by our generous friends at the Columbo and Fratellanza clubs. However, volunteers are needed to help with event t-thirts sales and post-event cleanup. If you're willing and able to volunteer, if only for a one or two hour shift, please contact me or one of your friendly club board members.
Thanks and we'll see you at the picnic!
Following the great success of last month's family dinner's raffle, based on our members' heart and enthusiasm, the 50%-50% raffle is quickly becoming a great club fundraising tradition.
At the April family dinner, we sold $786 worth of raffle tickets, 3 lucky winners went home ritcher, and the club raised $393.
The family dinner raffles (introduced by our club president, John Gentilin) are primarily intended to benefit another of our club traditions, the scholarship fund. From time to time, however, the club members may decide to opt to divert individual raffles' proceeds to other, more urgent, causes of common interest. In April, for example, the club board approved a proposal that, pending the members' vote/approval in the upcoming May club meeting, would divert the proceeds to a fund to help the tens of thousands of people injured and left homeless by the recent 6.3 earquake in L'Aquila, Italy (less than 300 miles from the town of Alpicella). If approved by the members, the $393 donation will be made through the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF).
Our first 50/50 raffle was a fun and exciting gamble during the annual Crab Feed.
The winner was Dave Bernhard. With his great generosity of donating his winnings back to the cause, the club raised $800.00 towards the Alpicella Scholarship Fund!!
We will offer an even more exciting raffle at the April family dinner - with prizes going to 3 winners!
Joe Bonadona and Steve Crosetti were voted in at the January members dinner.
This brings the club to a total of 193 members, 152 active and 42 active lifetime.