Club News

A Message From Our President

Dear Members and Friend, at the General Membership meeting that was held on Sunday, April 30th, fifty-six (56) members were in attendance.

Last month we welcomed three new members…Charlie Mizzi of Hayward and A.J. Magri and Joey Brenner of San Francisco. We hope that we will see them at the Club's social events and at the meetings.

The Family Pasta Bingo Night that was held on April 8th was a Super Success. About one hundred and forty-one (141) people attended. Over sixty-four (64) prizes were raffled off and many people walked out with two and even three prizes. Many thanks to all those who attended, to our Entertainment Chairperson Karen Borg, and to all the others who worked so hard to make this event so much fun. I don't want to miss thanking Devon (Kathy Borg's son) who is our new kitchen helper apprentice. Devon worked very hard helping Master Chefs, Jimmy Frendo and Dan Catania, who prepared all the food for us. Thank you.

On Sunday, April 23rd, fifty-eight (58) people, attended a fun filled Family Bowling Night at Sea Bowl in Pacifica. Thirty-eight (38) persons bowled while the others preferred to watch. Pizza and soda were provided. This event was very well organized by Karen Borg and her sister Kathy. It was amazing to see how many good bowlers we have in the Maltese community. Karen plans to hold another bowling night in the future. Thank you, Karen and Kathy.

James and Eleonora Mizzi Rivera donated a brand-new microwave oven and a chafing dish to the Club. The microwave oven has already been put in service and the chafing dish will be used at our next social function. Thank you very much for your generosity.

The Bylaws Revision Committee is asking all the members to give their input regarding which sections of the Bylaws they feel need to be revised. Please send in your suggestions by mail to the Secretary of the Club so that the committee members can start their work.

On June 17th, a 50's themed Father's Day Dinner Dance will be held. Ladies put on your poodle skirts and gentlemen put on your t-shirts and jeans! Come and enjoy a great meal and let's dance the night away to some great 50's music. Where did those days go? Here's the Father's Day flier, so please send in your reservations early.

Please note that the May General Membership Meeting will not be held on the last Sunday of the month which is May 28th as it is the Memorial Day weekend. Instead it will be held a week earlier on Sunday, May 21st at 10:30 am. After the meeting, the Maltese Historical Association will be having the Maltese Elders Assembly. This event, which is by invitation only, is for Maltese people and/or their spouses who because of age, are unable to get out very much anymore. Anyone is welcome to visit with the elders, before or after the luncheon.

On June 25th, the Maltese Cross Foundation will be holding its annual Mnarja Picnic. As it has been for many years, there will not be a General Membership Meeting in the month of June so that everyone can attend this picnic which raises money to support the Educational Scholarship Program that Maltese students can apply for. Some of the profits are distributed to Id-Dar tal-Providenza in Malta, a house for physically and mentally challenged people, and also to Id-Dar tal-Kleru, a house that takes care of the retired clergy in Malta.

Please remember to keep Saturday, September 23rd open so that together we can all celebrate Malta Day, which will be held at the South San Francisco Conference Center. The Malta Day organizing committee is already planning the great event. More information will be announced as it becomes available.

Hope to see you all at the Club's social events and at the meetings.


Message from the Honorary Consul General of Malta, Louis Vella

Hon Consul General (HCG) Louis J. Vella was not able to join us at the April 30th General Meeting as he was in Malta. However, he did send a message to the President and asked him to convey to the members.

He informed us that he had several meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding Maltese passports in California. He also had very promising meetings with the Prime Minister and the President of Malta. Primarily they discussed the Maltese community in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He also reminded us that at the end of May, a Maltese TV crew will be filming a program on the Maltese community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Anyone interested in this program should let him or Mr. Ciappara know.