September 2019

Welcome back Cenacolisti!

I trust that all of you enjoyed our 7-week vacation break as much as I did!  Here we are in September—one of the finest months of the year in the San Francisco Bay Area—the traditional “City Summer” with clear skies and fresh air. Plenty to do and enjoy in our beautiful “City by the Bay.”

Thursday, September 19th is the first of our fall luncheons at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. See the schedule of speakers listed above assembled by our Board Member Eugene Lanzone. Please make every effort to attend and enjoy dining with your fellow Cenacolisti.

Additionally, our Annual Opera Outing is set for Sunday September 22nd at the Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. Program chairs Chuck Stagliano and Steward Hume and their team of Richard Ruff, Ron and Marie Derenzi have again put together a program and meal that should please all—with opera singers, music, food, guest singing and plenty of wine and refreshments. Don’t miss this important Il Cenacolo function —we are setting for 100 guests, and the deadline is upon us, so register as soon as possible! Send in your snail-mail RSVP or register online here:

Here are some fun upcoming events the Board is planning:
Saturday, November 2, 2019:  DINNER & A FILM” —a meal at Il Fornaio Restaurant in Corte Madera plus the Italian movie “PUT GRANDMA IN THE FREEZER” (“METTI LA NONNA IN FREEZER”) at the Marin Civic Center. Look up this wild comedy at: and don’t miss it!  Chair & Cenacolo Veep David Cobb is acquiring a block of tickets. Watch for the announcements soon;

2. Our annual Holiday Gala will be held on Sunday December 15th at the St. Francis Yacht Club. Our former President and longtime Board Member Chuck Stagliano will be honored as Man of the Year for all that he has accomplished for Il Cenacolo and San Francisco’s Italian-American Community. Make sure to attend this delightful evening event for Chuck;

3. A second Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the San Francisco Opera House (free) as well as special Il Cenacolo museum and winery tours are in the planning stages—stay tuned!

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Arrivederci, DTG