April 2019

Cari Cenacolisti,

A warm welcome to Spring—love it! The drought is over—
hurrah  hurrah! Hope and pray that the sunshine lasts for a few more weeks at least.

Thanks to Ephraim Hirsch  for the March luncheon programs by outstanding speakers. Our April speakers to be presented by Ken Sproul should also keep all of us entertained and learned in Italian-American Culture intertwining with the history of our fair City.

Not to be hounding you all about this, but do make a point of inviting friends and relatives to the Thursday noon luncheons at the SFIAC—the food and wine are great, camaraderie is memorable and the speakers are always informative and rewarding.

Regrettably, we’ve lost a relative of two of our members: Papa Joe Monastiere, Marie Derenzi’s father and Ron Derenzi’s father-in-law. He was 100 years old  + 8 months. I had the honor of meeting Joe several times—he was quite the gentleman. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Derenzis.

Remember that our Annual Meeting will take place during the luncheon at noon, Thursday, June 27th at the SFIAC. (Members only, please.) During this important meeting, we will be electing four new members for our Board of Directors. Article IV, Paragraph 7 of our by-laws requiring a minimum of one year of membership for candidates has been waived for this year. If any of you are, or if you know of anyone who is, interested in serving a two-year term, please let the Board of Directors know. Email is preferred, or a simple telephone call to anyone on the Board will suffice.

Do carefully review the numerous future programs listed below, mark them in your calendars, invite your friends, and attend to make the best of what Il Cenacolo offers to all of you!

Ci vediamo ad Aprile, Davidé