THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 2019.
DINNER AT 7:00
$13 for Davedi members,
Ladies Auxiliary members
Thanks to all who contributed to the great success of the Davedi Order of Merit Dinner and presentation ceremony. The Davedi Club honoured these extraordinary people in education, the arts, science and sports for their dedicated service to the community: Carmen Annello, Louise Defonzo, Peter Handley and Peter Moffat. I cannot say enough about the goodwill which came to the Club when so many well known community groups attended and the amount of money raised through the efforts of the committee.
Davedi Club President
As I write this entry Old Man Winter is rearing its ugly head, causing cancellations all around our community; consequently, both Ladies’ Auxiliary meetings have been cancelled. Thanks to the understanding, flexibility and cooperation of our lady members, be it the telephone committee, or the executive, it appears we haven’t skipped a beat. After numerous phone calls and emails to alert members of the cancellation we are well on our way to organizing another day of meatball making, to be followed by our Spaghetti Supper which will be held Sunday, February 24th. Thanks to Nicolina and to Sylvia for volunteering to be convenors and, to their crews for their hours of service. You all help to make this function a success! I’m happy to report that Anne Bentley, Reiki Practitioner and Yoga Instructor who, was to be our presenting visitor at the ladies’ February meeting, has graciously consented to reschedule for March 12th. Thanks, Anne!
The ladies of Sault Ste. Marie are gearing up to host the 2019 convention – to be held on Oct. 18th, 19th and 20th. The chosen theme – Under the Tuscan Sun. Ladies, please note this change in dates and mark your calendars. This change, and reasons for, will be discussed at the March meeting. No doubt the Sault ladies appreciate your understanding and support, as do I.
Last but not least, I congratulate our very own, Louise Defonzo, one of the recipients of this year’s Order of Merit Awards. A long time member of our club she has volunteered her time and energy not only here at the Davedi but around our community also. Congratulations to Louisa!Fino alla prossima volta….buone cose!
Mentre scrivo questa voce, Old Man Winter sta allevando la sua brutta testa, causando cancellazioni in tutta la nostra comunità; di conseguenza, i nostri incontri sono stati cancellati. Grazie alla flessibilità e alla collaborazione de membri del nostro gruppo femminile, sembra che non abbiamo saltato un battito. Dopo numerose telefonate ed emails per avvisare i membri della cancellazione, siamo sulla buona strada per organizzare un’altra giornata di produzione di polpette, seguita dalla nostra Cena degli Spaghetti che si terrà domenica 24 febbraio. Grazie a Nicolina ed a Sylvia per aver offerto di essere convenors e anche alle loro equipaggi, per le loro ore di servizio. Tutti contribuite a rendere questa funzione un successo!Sono felice di annunciare che Anne Bentley, Reiki Practitioner e Yoga Instructor, che doveva essere la nostra ospite di presentazione all’incontro femminile di febbraio, ha dichiarato che sarà lieta di presentare alla riunione di marzo. Grazie, Anne!
Le signore di Saulte Ste. Marie si sta preparando per ospitare la convention del 2019 – che si terrà il 18, 19 e 20 ottobre. Il tema scelto – Under the Tuscan Sun. Signore, ti preghiamo di notare questo cambio di date e segnare i tuoi calendari. Questo cambiamento sarà discusso durante la riunione di marzo. Senza dubbio le signore di Saulte apprezzano la tua comprensione e il tuo sostegno, così come lo sono io.
Un promemoria per uscire e unirsi al nostro coro VERDI Davedi guidato da Christine Saini. Si tiene ogni martedì alle 19:00 (eccetto il secondo martedì di ogni mese.)
Finalmente, vorrei congratulare Louise Defonzo, una dei destinatari dell’Ordine al Merito 2019. Lei è da molto tempo membro del nostro gruppo, ed ha offerto volontariamente il suo tempo e le sue energie non solo qui al Davedi ma anche nella nostra comunità. Congratulazioni a Louisa!
Ladies Auxiliary President
January’s general meeting turnout was fantastic. We hope to maintain this turnout so please come out, make your voice heard and enjoy a delicious meal among friends and family.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or ideas regarding club activities!
Joe Delfino, General Membership
Blue Spruce Reunion featuring Paul Pruneau and the Journeymen is on Feb 23 doors open 8 p.m. $25 tickets are very popular so get your’s soon. This is a “Joe Pave” fundraiser ….the money raised will go towards extending the paving in the Davedi parking lot. Thanks to the Committee: Vince Orlando chair, Joe Delfino, Dave Zimbalatti, Anthony Nucara and Ed Valenti.
Roman Holiday is a 1953 American romantic comedy film directed and produced by William Wyler. It stars Gregory Peck as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess out to see Rome on her own. Hepburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance; the screenplay and costume design also won. Friday March 29 in the members’ lounge. Free Admission.
Other films in the series: March 29 Roman Holiday. April 26 A Great Beauty. May 31 The Talented Mr Ripley. June 28 A Special Day. Italian language films with English subtitles.
Davedi’s VERDI CHOIR Calling all Singers 7 to 107 years!! Do you like to sing? Are you interested in learning to sing Italian songs with Italian words? Want to sing with other family members and or friends? The Davedi’s VERDI CHOIR is looking for you. We have an intergenerational choir on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Davedi Club under the direction of Christine Saini. There is no cost involved to join. Call the Davedi Club (705-474-4190).
Sandro Cipparone and Benito Zimbalatti,
On behalf of the sports committee, we are planning to have the Annual Scopa Tournament Sunday March 10th @ 1pm until 5pm. It’s a Free Event open to members and friends. Snacks and Coffee will be available. The defending champion from 2018 is Filippo Suriano. We’ll see who will become Davedi’s 2019 Annual Scopa Champion
Frank Ricciuti & Giuseppe Delfino,
On behalf of the marketing committee, we are excited to announce that we are in the process of collecting pictures for the Italian Pride Newsletter. If you have any pictures that you wish to share, please send them to the Davedi Club office at your earliest convenience.
As part of the marketing committee, we hope to develop and provide innovative ideas that will continue to help the Davedi Club grow in our community. Areas such as Mamma Davedi, Membership, Official Website, Social Media, and Davedi Club merchandise are a few of the areas we want to continue to target for this year! With your continued support, we feel as though this will be an exciting year for our members as well as for our community of North Bay! Please feel free to reach out to any Director if you wish to join a committee.
Thank you kindly
Frank Ricciuti & Robert Perrotta,
Da Victor Hugo, translation Orlindo Guerrini
La sorgente cadea giù per la roccia, giù nel tremendo mare goccia a goccia;
E il mare tremendo che le novi infrange, disse—che vuol da me costei che piange?
Io sono la tempesta e lo spavento; giungo dove finisce il firmamento.
Io sono l’immentsità dell’orizzonte: che bisogno ho di te, povera fonte?
E la fonte rispose al mar tremendo: L’amara immensità non ti conte contendo,
Ma ti do quel che non sapresti avere: una goccia ti do che si può bere.
Thanks to Cathy Fruci, Ladies Auxiliary Culture
Up-coming events at the Davedi Club
- Mamma Davedi Frozen Food available at the office every day
- Feb 23 Blue Spruce Reunion $25.00 Doors open 8 p.m.
- March 2, 2019 – Paramedics & Pancakes from 9 am to 11 am Free Wellness Check and pancake breakfast
- General Meetings: Feb 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27
- Ladies Auxiliary meetings March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11
- March 29 Film series Roman Holiday 7p.m. Free to the community
- May 12 Mother’s Day Brunch 10 am to 1:30 pm Reservations required