Club Paesano’s Members Appreciation Hawaiian Dinner and Dedication of “Bob’s Bar”

With the cancellation of the “Spring Dance”, the Board has decided that we would put on a “Members Appreciation Dinner”. This is a “Members Dinner/Dance”, of appreciation and “Keeping our spirits up”, after all that we’ve been through!! We thought, that after all of our cancelled events, it would be nice to throw a small event together, for our members to be able to see each other once again! It will be a “Hawaiian” style dinner, that will be catered, with a “Relaxed” atmosphere! “Hawaiian Shirts and Grass Skirts”! We will have music playing, for your dancing and listening pleasure!! Of course, this dinner is totally optional for you. We will follow “Covid-19” rules that are in place. “Social Distanced tables”, “Hand sanitizer” and “Masks”, will be used.  We know that everyone’s comfort level is different right now, so it’s up to you . We would like to have an “RSVP” response to Rick rchabs23@hotmail.com, by Friday, April 16th, so we can let the caterer know how much food to make. Tickets will be $20 per person, to be purchased at the door, the night of the dinner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Hope to see you there!

 

MEMBERS NEWS: MONDAY NIGHT SOCIAL  

Members Only, . . .   The Paesano Club Member’s, “Monday Night Social”. Brought to you by the Paesano Club’s “Fun Committee”!

Every Monday night, at 5:30pm, we open up the club doors, to Paesano Club members, for a night of socializing, eating, watching various sporting events or movies, playing cards, or just relaxing with a cold beverage, and visiting with fellow members. We plan to continue the “Monday Night Social”, every Monday night through May. We will take the summer months off and start back up in September. 

The “MNS” (for short), is run by the “Fun Committee” (Dino, Jim, Geno, Rick, with Mario Behind the bar and his cocktail of the week), and any other members who would like to lend a hand. We will provide snacks at the bar. Food, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase, to cover expenses.

The first Monday each month we are allowing members to bring a guest to the “MNS” that may be interested in joining Club Paesano. 

This will definitely be a way of utilizing the “Club” to gather, visit, and relax with fellow members, outside of our monthly meetings, and our 4 major events. This is not obligatory, but in talking with a lot of you, the interest to have a “Social Night”, is very popular, and needed. I hope that we see many members come out, and take advantage of this “Social Gathering”

Rick

 

 

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April 2021

Ciao, Club Paesano Members

Hope that this month’s newsletter finds everyone in great health and spirits!

Don’t look now, but it looks like Spring is finally here! Temperatures starting to rise, longer day light hours, and Springtime chores. Trimming trees, plants, and starting to get the garden ready. I love this time of the year!

With Spring starting up, we are receiving more good news on the “Covid-19” front. More people are being vaccinated, and getting out. Multnomah County was moved into a “Moderate” level, which is great news for a lot of restaurants, small businesses and “Club Paesano”! Hopefully business for “Cedarville Lodge” will start to pick up too!

Even though it looks like we are starting to turn the corner on this “Pandemic”, the “Club Paesano” board, has decided to Cancel the “Spring Dance” on Saturday, May 8th. Again, it was a hard decision to make, but we just felt that it would be the right thing to do at this time. Our plan is to move forward with our planned “Concert in the Park”, Saturday, August 7th. If more “Covid” restrictions are lifted, we will put our full efforts into making it a HUGE EVENT!!!  More information will follow in the upcoming months.

With the cancellation of the “Spring Dance”, the Board has decided that we would put on a “Members Appreciation Dinner”. This is a “Members Dinner/Dance”, of appreciation and “Keeping our spirits up”, after all that we’ve been through!! We thought, that after all of our cancelled events, it would be nice to throw a small event together, for our members to be able to see each other once again! It will be a “Hawaiian” style dinner, that will be catered, with a “Relaxed” atmosphere! “Hawaiian Shirts and Grass Skirts”! We will have music playing, for your dancing and listening pleasure!! Of course, this dinner is totally optional for you. We will follow “Covid-19” rules that are in place. “Social Distanced tables”, “Hand sanitizer” and “Masks”, will be used.  We know that everyone’s comfort level is different right now, so it’s up to you . We would like to have an “RSVP” response, by Wednesday, April 7th, so we can let the caterer know how much food to make. Tickets will be $20 per person, to be purchased at the door, the night of the dinner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Hope to see you there!

 

Monday Night Social

Our Monday Night Social, brought to you by the “Fun Committee”, is still going strong! We meet every Monday night, for dinner, drink, socializing, and fun!! Members have been volunteering to prepare a dish for the night, which has been fantastic. Thanks to everyone that has prepared something for all of us to enjoy. Thanks Mario Pompei, for keeping the drinks flowing, and creating the “Drink of the Night”!  It’s been a great venue, for all of us members to get together, in a totally relaxed setting, to get to know one another better, and have some laughs. We are a “Social Club”, so this totally meets our criteria! If you have not been to one yet, you should really try to make it out. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and goes on till the last person leaves. This is a “Members only” social, but starting Monday April 5th, and every 1st Monday of the month going forward, we will open our “MNS” to a friend of a member. You will be able to bring one friend, that you will sign in, and be responsible for. It’s not mandatory, but hopefully, we can bring friends, that could be prospective “New Members”, and would be interested in joining our club!

 

Fun Committee

The Fun Committee is currently working on some upcoming events, and will put together a calendar, once more restrictions are lifted. Check out our website at www.paesanofun.weebly.com We are still running the “Monday Night Social” and having a great time with it, and are still “Fund Raising” for upcoming events. We are selling “Custom Wooden Flags”. The Flags are beautiful, and would also make great gifts! If you are interested, please contact Geno Benagni, or Rick Cervi

 

Paesano Bocce Club

The new Paesano Bocce Board has been hard at work. We are coming up with plans and “Fund Raising” ideas, for the next phase of our “Bocce Complex”. Plans are coming together, to have a roof constructed, to cover our two new courts. Putting a roof over the courts will extend our playing time, and allow us to have multiple seasons, more teams and players. The goal is also to create a “World Class” Bocce facility, that would attract players from all over North America and potentially beyond. The Bocce Club is currently raising funds, and are taking donations. We have Pavers, hats, towels for sale. We are also selling signs, both personal, and business, that will be installed on the courts, and the surrounding area.

Saturday May 22nd, we’ll be holding our “Festa Italiana” Virtual Bocce event. This event is open to all bocce players of any caliber. This will be an “Il Socco” style tournament. If you’ve never played before, and would like to experience the game, this will be a great opportunity to try it out. The event will be streamed live, for other members of the “Italian Community” that cannot attend, and for the “Festa Italiana”

Our leagues will be starting Monday June 7th and Tuesday June 8th. As of now, we will continue with 2 nights. Monday night is for our more advanced players, and Tuesday is for our “beginner” to “intermediate” players. If you would like to sign up, as a “Team” or an “individual”, please go to www.paesanobocceclub.com  .If you have any other questions on league, Fund raising, or “Festa Italiana” and would like to speak to someone, please contact, Mario Pompei, Rick Cervi, Dino Gavazza, Doug Burchak.

 

La Carota Question

Last month’s winner,,,,, Mario Pompei !!!! The man couldn’t answer the question for the last 4 years, so now he’s come out a “blazing”, winning the last 2 questions, and bottles! Congratulations. Look out Domenic Guisto!!

So in keeping with “Club Paesano” history,,, This months question is, ”When was “Club Paesano” incorporated? ( Day/Month/Year)  and who was the President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer?” Please email me your answer at rchabs23@hotmail.com  All correct answers will be entered to win a bottle of wine. Must be in attendance to win.

 

La Parola Italiana Del Mesa

As we are coming up on Easter Sunday, I thought that this month’s word would be, “Buona Pasqua”. “(Happy Easter)”. “Buona Pasqua” a tutti!

 

Final Thoughts

As we enter the “Spring” season, and the hopes of a sense of “Normal” seems to be peeking around the corner, I hope that we can all start to enjoy “togetherness” again very soon. Being able to spend time with family members and loved ones, both near and far! I’m sure that it’s been hard for a lot of us that have been separated, and are just longing for the chance to see them again. Here’s to Family and Friends

Salute,

Rick

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