Auxiliary President’s Message: October 2021

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Well, here we go again. We had planned on all the Women’s Auxiliary being together for an October in person meeting, but it will be held in spirit rather than in person. It looks as if the club will remain closed until further notice. We sure miss the delicious food and Italian comradery. My message […]

Auxiliary President’s Message: Oct 2020

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Summer is over and what tales we will recall. I now have an extensive collection of protective face masks, one for almost every outfit. Of course, most outfits consist of shorts, shirts, casual slacks or jeans. No reason to dress up because there are no places to go. We all sat back and contemplated what […]

Auxiliary President’s Message: Nov 2020

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Here it is November 2020. Let us talk about how thankful we all should be. Thank God that we have not seen any friends or family suffer with this virus. I have not heard of any of our members contracting COVID. When we do get the opportunity to see people we care about (always under […]

Auxiliary President’s Message: Dec 2020

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Christmas, the wonderful time of year that we all love. Of course, this year will be completely different than any other Christmas in our lives. The holiday parties, dinners, special lunches with friends and family will be nearly nonexistent. We must find new ways to celebrate not only the holy season but keeping in touch […]

Auxiliary President’s Message: January 2021

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Happy 2021. We survived the trying year 2020 and on to hopefully happier and healthier times. It was a year that taught us how strong we are. It certainly put us through the paces though. It was full of surprises good and bad but it made me realize the importance of expressing yourself with friends […]

Auxiliary President’s Message: March 2021

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Life is not normal or even close to normal yet. It has been one year since we have all been together. It does appear that the Club is making every effort to follow health standards and reopen safely as soon as possible Hopefully, with more people getting the vaccine, our monthly meetings for the auxiliary […]

Auxiliary President’s Message: April 2021

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April showers bring May flowers – vaccinations bring protection and safer times which should provide some greatly-needed normality to our sheltered lives. Can’t you see us meeting at the Colombo Club for our auxiliary meetings and attending our long lost wonderful auxiliary dinners. Hopefully, these difficult times have taught us many lessons. We have learned […]

Auxiliary President’s Message: February 2021

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It is hard to believe that one year ago we were enjoying one of our wonderful Italian dinners at the Colombo Club. In fact, it was our “hearts and roses and hugs and kisses Valentine’s dinner.” Who knew that it was the last time we had the opportunity to celebrate together for over one year? […]

Aux President’s Message: June 2020

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Life has changed for all of us. Our Colombo Club activities are missing from our lives, and I for one feel a large void. Being an Italian has always meant greeting familia with warm hugs and usually kisses. As I grew up, I was a little taken back when hugs and kisses were not the […]

Aux President’s Message: May 2020

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My mother always told me that we (Italians) are a strong, resilient people.  She then would go into details of how my grandparents persevered through the long arduous journey from Italy to Illinois where my Nonno found work.  For several years he would travel back and forth from Illinois to Italy.  When they saved enough […]