** Club News **
Night Owls Show Up for Moonlight Bocce
New News: (posted 9/26/16): There was a big turnout for the first-ever Saint Ambrogio Moonlight Bocce Tournament Saturday September 24, 2016. Most of the crowd managed to stay wide awake as the winners were determined. The winning team was George Mattis, Karen Anderson, Scott Matthews and Cristina Kalk. Follow the link to see more photos of the event.
Prize Winner at Festa Goofy Bocce
New News: (posted 8/30/16): As part of the Club Festa Week activities, Goofy Bocce and Fun Fair was held on Saturday August 20th. A drawing was held for all of the participants including Ava Engelkes a three year old, shown at the left, who won a one month family membership to the YMCA, a $150 value. Ava is the granddaughter of Maureen Taylor who plays bocce in the women's league.
In Memory of Eleanor V. Biasin
New News: (posted 8/1/16): Eleanor (Pro) Biasin passed away July 28, 2016 at the age of 86. Eleanor was a well known member of the Ladies Auxiliary and could often be seen at the club helping with various events often in charge of ticket and raffle sales at the door. Except for the last few years, she was active on Monday nights playing Bocce with the Women's League. See her obituary for more information.
In Memory of Reno Picchi
New News: (posted 7/6/16): Severino "Reno" Picchi passed away July 2, 2016 at the age of 92. Reno has been a well known member of the club for many years. He loved to play Bocce and did so well into his late 80's. See his obituary for more details.
In Memory of Harry F. Turner
(posted 6/22/16): Clubmember Harry F. Turner passed away January 19, 2016 at the age of 82. He is a longtime member of the club and former board member. See his obituary for more information.
In Memory of Joe Arbisi Sr.
(posted 4/16/16): Joseph C. Arbisi Sr. passed away April 14, 2016 at the age of 87. Joe has been a well known member of the club for many years. Joe, along with his wife Rosalie, could often be seen playing bocce together on couples night. He contributed his time as club Councilor prior to 2009. Joe was very active in community activities, politics, and Shriners. See his obituary for more details.
Elections of Officers for 2016
(posted 12/14/15): At the December assembly meeting, there were a few changes of the club officers for 2016 but most ran unopposed. Nick Mattis will be stepping down as Vice President and Jimmy Ciaccio will take over that position. Louis LaBella will be Treasurer replacing the temporary Frank Marconi.
There will be four new Councilors - Scott Fair, Mark Gugliuzza, Joe Loven, and Joe Saladino Jr. All new officers were sworn in at the Assembly Meeting.
In Memory of Peter Saladino
(posted 12/9/15): Clubmember Peter Saladino passed away December 5, 2015 at the age of 65. See his obituary for more information.
In Memory of Dave DeBruler
(posted 10/12/15): Clubmember David Debruler passed away October 6, 2015 at the age of 73. See his obituary for more information.
In Memory of Mary Pirrello
(posted 9/17/15): Mary Pirrello passed away September 14, 2015 at the age of 94. Mary was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and played Bocce regularly with in the Women's League. Her husband, clubmember Sam "Slue" Pirrello, died in August 2012. See her obituary for more information.
In Memory of Patti McGaw
(posted 12/27/14): Patricia (Ruvolo) McGaw passed away December 22, 2014 at the age of 62. Patti was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and could often be seen at the club on Monday nights playing Bocce with the Women's League. See her obituary for more information.
In Memory of Rose Guzzardo Curry
(posted 12/16/14): Rose Guzzardo Curry passed away December 14, 2014 at the age of 91. Rose was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and played Bocce regularly with in the Women's League. See her obituary for more information.
In Memory of Richard "Richie" LoPiccolo
(posted 10/21/14): Clubmember Richard "Richie" LoPiccolo passed away October 19, 2014 at the age of 83. Richie was a well known member of the club who often attended most major club events. He also could be seen in the kitchen or out by the grill where he would demonstrate his cooking talents. Richie always had a good word for everyone he met both at the club and in his job at Gasparini and Oliveri Funeral Home. He will be missed by all. See his obituary for more information.
In Memory of Valentino "Val Eddy" DeCastris
(posted 8/10/14): Clubmember Val DeCastris passed away August 4, 2014 at the age of 88. Val, who could be seen occasionally on the Bocce courts, was mostly noted for his extensive music career. He performed regionally, nationally and internationally and on many occasions here at the Saint Ambrogio club. See his obituary for much more information about Val.
New President Takes over Midterm 2014
(posted 1/13/14): A new election was held June 9th, 2014 to fill the postion of President. Louie LaBella is stepping down and will be replaced by George Mattis. Let's all welcome George to his new postion.
In Memory of Salvatore (Sam) Sherman
(posted 4/28/14): Clubmember Sam Sherman passed away April 25, 2014 at the age of 87. Survivors include his wife Marie and brother Vince. Sam and his wife could often be seen near the bocce courts where they enjoyed the game and the people. See his obituary for more information about Sam.
Elections of Officers for 2014
(posted 1/13/14): Elections were held at the December and January Assembly Meetings for Club officers for 2014. Running unopposed for President was Louie LaBella, for Vice President Rick Terranova, for Treasurer Pete Giacomazzo, for Financial Secretary Don Gugliuzza, and for Recording Secretary Mark Gugliuzza (Councilor in 2013).
Two new Councilors ran unopposed - Frank Marconi, and Dan Pumilia. They will serve along with the current remaining Councilors Joe Caruana, Ed Erickson, Kevin Gugliuzza, and Ben Todaro. All officers were sworn in at the Assembly Meetings.
Note: News articles from previous years can be found in the newsletter archives - see the archive table.