May 2019

Greetings Cenacolisti:

Welcome to the month of May—finally warming up with the month named for Maia in Greek/Roman mythology, representing springtime, warmth, growth and nurturing. This month was, until the Gregorian Calendar, traditionally the last month of spring before the onset of summer heat. Do enjoy the rain-fed green fields soon to turn into California brown!

Again thanks to Ken Sproul for his outstanding presenters—including himself for another account of the 1906 great earthquake and fire. We all look forward to our four Thursday Luncheon speakers to be presented by Alex Rynecki, as described in this bulletin. In addition to that, on May 2nd Alex will be presenting those Cenacolisti who have been members for 40 years or more together with widows of our deceased members who participated for at least 40 years. These members and widows will be hosted by Il Cenacolo. Please make an effort to attend on May 2nd to celebrate them, and to demonstrate our appreciation for their membership.

Please note that our May 24th San Francisco Italian Symphony has been sold out—thanks to Alex Rynecki and Ron Derenzi.

Regarding the Il Cenacolo gathering for “Carmen” at the San Francisco Opera: the date has been changed from the original June 19 to Thursday, June 20. We are in the process of obtaining approximately twenty tickets at a price of $35 each for orchestra seats—a real deal!!  Please contact Bill Dito if you are interested—these seats are sure to go fast.

Our vice-president David Cobb is scheduling the evening of Friday, Nov 8th for our
annual “Italian Dinner & A Film” in San Rafael. This is always an enjoyable occasion for our members and their significant others. Mark your calendars and ask David to put you on his list.

Do enjoy Il Cenacolo during the month of May—bring your relatives and friends to enjoy lunch and an afternoon of Italian culture.