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January 2016



$13 per person
Please call the office to advise if you will be attending the dinner and meeting. 705-474-4190


My Fellow Club Members:

January 28th is the first Dinner Meeting for 2016. I encourage everyone to come out to enjoy the meal and friendship The respective chairs will be present at the meeting to present their reports for the past year and their projected budgets for the upcoming year.

I would also like to formally introduce to the Davedi Club Executive Members and Directors for 2016. They are

Sandro Cipparrone, First Vice-President Dominic Mascioli, Second Vice-President Edward Valenti, Treasurer
Giuseppe Delfino, Secretary

Dom Muratore, Past-President Sam Giustra, Director
Mike Ianiro, Director
Robert Perrotta, Director Frank Ricciuti, Director

Joe Urso, Director
Frank Valenti, Director
Benito Zimbalatti, Director
Jim Marmino, Director (Honourary)

Vince Orlando


Please remember to renew your membership for 2015. You can either pay at the office which is open from 9 – 5:30 every weekday or you can send in a cheque by mail (payable to “Davedi Club”). Please make sure you include all your contact information, including your e-mail address.

DEADLINE IS TUESDAY MARCH 31st 2015 to renew or register for membership.


I would like to welcome Robert Perrotta, as co -chairperson of the marketing committee. Robert brings a background and good knowledge of computer expertise.

Since our last report, we have published and distributed issue #7 of the Italian Pride. There are extra copies at the club, for members and friends. It will also be available at our general dinner meeting, january 28th, 2016.

The club activities have been in several media releases. It is good publicity for events, donations to local charities, and club functions.

We are now planning the order of merit dinner, to be held on Saturday, April 30 , 2016. The committee members for this event are: President Vince Orlando, Mike Ianiro, Sam Guistra, Joe Urso, Benito Zimbalatti, and myself. An announcement of the chosen honorees for this year, will be made at the end of January.

We miss Frank Battigaglia as part of our Friday luncheon team. I would like to thank the hard work of our Friday luncheon volunteer team: team leader, Sandro Cipparronne, Sam Guistra, Sam Tignanelli, And also Lavinia Eberhardt. It should be noted that the Friday luncheon numbers are up. We have had many compliments from our customers on the great food and menu choices.

The executive has approved the installation of a framed photo of Frank Battigaglia, in the front hall, designated as an “Honourary President” for his 53 years of active membership and service to the club.

Vincenzo Francesco Marmina


Annual “Roast Chestnuts and Stories” (opera).

Davedi Club presents PAGLIACCI, Franco Zefirelli’s wonderful movie of Leoncavallo’s famed opera on our big screen. Friday January 22 2016. Opera show at 7 p.m. Davedi pizza at 6.00 $10. Roasted chestnuts in intermission. Call Phillip Penna, Davedi Club Manager, to reserve 705-474-4190

Music, music, music!

Davedi Club presents LATIN SWING. Lina Sanchioni and her band from Sudbury play Italian favourites, polkas, dance music, jazz.

Dinner at 5:30 pm $25.00.Show/dance at 7 pm. Call Phillip Penna,
Davedi Club Manager for tickets (705)474-4190

Benito Zimbalatti
Sandro Cipparone Co-Chairs


The Davedi Club will be hosting it’s popular annual Superbowl Party again this year for Club members and our friends. This year’s NFL final takes place Sunday February 7th. Kickoff scheduled for 6:30pm.

The game will be shown on our 200 inch High Definition screen. This is always a fun time at the Club so don’t miss it! Information about this event will be posted on our Facebook page at

Frank Ricciuti

Ladies Auxiliary President’s Message

Happy New Year to all! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. As we kick off, I want to say thank you to our past executive and congrats to our incoming. I hope this year brings new events and new youth to the Ladies Auxiliary. I look forward to working with the team.

Upcoming Events: Spaghetti Dinner, Sunday Jan. 31, 2016

Membership: You can mail or drop off your dues via cash or cheque to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Davedi Club. Questions can be directed to Mary Strobl 705-476-2652. Early bird draw to receive a free membership if your dues are paid before Feb. 9, 2016. Deadline for dues is Mar 31, 2016.

Kay-Sea Taylor
President Ladies Auxiliary


Every Wednesday evening 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Friendly competition ( we don’t track overall standings or anything formal like that)

the atmosphere is entirely one of camaraderie & having fun. The range of skills is quite broad…some are very good at the game; others so-so.

Anyone interested could just show-up @ 7:00pm on Wednesday, or contact Ralph Griem at 705-776-7614 or David Brooks at 705-840-2440 if you would like more information.

Message from Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary – Buon Giorno!

A new year has begun and a new executive for the ladies auxiliary is in place.

Elections were held and here is your new executive for 2016:
President – Cassandra Taylor
1st Vice – Lena Fedeli

2nd Vice – vacant
Treasurer – Christine Saini
Secretary – Rose Boaro
Past Pres. – Louisa Defonzo
Benevolence – Nancy Connor
Culture – Cathy Fruci
Membership – Mary Stobl
Pot of Gold – Barb Castrilli and Mary Duchesneau
Publicity – Anne Taylor
Telephone – Nicolina Mascioli, Anita Bitonti, and Adele Williams
Social – Rita Azzano and Anna Perrotta

Congratulations to our new President Cassandra (Kay-Sea) Taylor, and to our new executive. Wishing you all the very best!”

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you “the ladies & men” for your contribution towards making The Davedi Club better. To management and staff, it was a pleasure to work with you, and thank you for the little things you did along the way. To the ladies, thank you for your kindness and support during my three-year term as your President. Together we have accomplished a lot. The Ladies Auxiliary are all amazing women who bring diversity to the group, and I hope that we can continue to move forward and achieve our goals. This leaves me feeling inspired, and I hope that I was that for you too. Happy New Year and all the best to you and your families in 2016!

“Let’s continue to work together and inspire each other.”

Ciao Ciao…..Louisa Defonzo

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