AT THE HOME OF HEIDI NAPLES
Members gathered in Heidi’s gracious, large and lovely patio on a warm late summer eve…wearing masks! Of course, socializing and sipping vino caused some masks to come off…but we were all very happy to actually see each other in the flesh after such a long absence.
Heidi’s Deli provided sack dinners…a bag with choice of sandwich, pickle, potato salad and brownie (TDF!!!!) plus chips. Very delicious and enjoyed by all.
Janet conducted a casual meeting – letting members introduce themselves and relate how business was going. She reminded us that we can get some ad coverage in Andiamo, and two folks said they’d take space in the next issue. At $25, it’s a great bargain to get so much exposure in the Italian community. She thanked Simona Fava for the great design work on our new brochures which really look super! Gina gave us a run-down on upcoming meetings, still pretty much in flux. She announced the Singing Chef event to be held on Oct. 24 for Italian-American Month, an event that all Italian clubs in the area can attend.
Door prizes were awarded – the winners were Gary Molinaro, Alf Gizzo, Fausto Cucchi, and Janet Lombardi. Dana Francescatti won best mask award…hers decorated with fluttering butterflies!
All in all, a fun evening, made special after such a long time without gathering in person.