One of the great sources of satisfaction as a Cenacolista has been the opportunity to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. We have an especially dynamic group of gentlemen serving on the Board now, and our meetings are spirited and interesting. The days of just arranging for the monthly speakers are over. . . As we go forward, there are many important issues under discussion such as Italian language education, ongoing relations with the Merola Program, financial planning, among others. . . In June, a few vacancies will occur on the Board, as members rotate off. I ask all Cenacolisti to consider Board service. It is very rewarding and a lot of fun. . . .(more)
A Call for Talent
This is a call for members who have something energizing to say to come forward and send me a proposal for an uplifting talk.
How about it, Fellows?
If not you, perhaps your fascinating spouse, or equally fascinating significant other, friend or relation?. . .(more)
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born in Venice on March 4th, 1678. Vivaldi’s parents were Giovanni Battista Vivaldi and Camilla Calicchio. Vivaldi had five siblings: Margarita Gabriela, Cecilia Maria, Bonaventura Tomaso, Zanetta Anna, and Francesco Gaetano. Giovanni Battista, who was a barber before becoming a professional violinist, taught Antonio to play the violin and then toured Venice playing the violin with him. . . (more)
From an interview in the San Francisco Chronicle with Christopher Herb Caen, Herb Caen's son:
Q. When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
A. When I was very young, I was at a birthday party. My mom was going around the table saying, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Kids were saying: "An astronaut," "A fireman," "A policeman." I said, "An Italian."