Club President’s Message: August 2020

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Ciao, Ciao Happy 100th Anniversary! In the midst of what is going on all over the world, I am proud that we have continued to promote and celebrate our Italian culture and traditions for 100 years.  I stand together with our board and all our members and officers to usher in the start of a […]

Club President’s Message: July 2020

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Ciao, Ciao It is still a very strange time. We cannot even predict when things will be back to normal at the Colombo Club.  I am proud to announce that we had our very first high-tech board meeting.  On July 7, we had a virtual board meeting /assembly.  Board members who wanted to attend in […]

Club President’s Message: June 2020

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Ciao, Ciao It is mid-June and it’s still Ground Hog Day. Never would anyone imagine that we would have postponed our 100th Anniversary extravaganza, and the continued cancelling of our famous birthday dinners. The good news is that we had an in-person social distancing board meeting on June 9th. The Board created a “Reopening Committee” […]

Club President’s Message: May 2020

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Ciao, Ciao One hundred years and I can only imagine that our founding fathers would never have believed the times we are going through today. In some ways it pales in comparison to the wars that our Colombo Club members had to fight for our freedom – leaving their families who did not know if […]

Club President’s Message: April 2020

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March ended in a very strange way. The Coronavirus made an unprecedented impact on the Club.  After receiving many cancellations to our normally sold out Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner, the Board of Directors led by Cyril Bonanno made the bold move to postpone the Lobster Feed and cancel the remaining birthday dinners and family […]

Club President’s Message: March 2020

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Ciao, Ciao. It is now time to get your reservations in for the 100th anniversary dinner August 22 and August 29. Presently we are close to being sold out. If you wait much longer you will miss your chance to be at the Gala 100 Year Celebration of the Colombo Club. March is a special […]

Club President’s Message: February 2020

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Being an Oakland native, I have grown up with the Oakland Raiders. Now they have left us again. Well, not good, but now we can say “GO NINERS.” The first time the Raiders left Oakland, the 49ers went on a championship run. Looks like history is going to repeat itself with the Niners in the […]

Club President’s Message: January 2020

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Ciao, Ciao, Two Thousand Twenty, 100 Years. Here We Go. Buckle Up. Once again I have to say how amazing it is that we are celebrating 100 years of being part of, and growing with, the Colombo Club. I am sure the founding members would be proud of all our actions to maintain the integrity […]

Club President’s Message: December 2019

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Ciao, Ciao, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo! This is a great time of year. I want to personally thank all the members of the Club voting me in for another year as president of this one-of-a-kind, outstanding club. I take this responsibility very seriously and I hope […]

Club President’s Message: November 2019

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Ciao, Ciao, I can only imagine 99 years ago what the founding fathers of the Colombo Club were doing for Thanksgiving. It would seem a much simpler time than we have today. The world since then has changed in many ways, but the Colombo Club membership still holds the thanks for what we have near […]