40th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday May 14th, the Circolo Trentino di San Francisco celebrated its 40th anniversaryat the Prie Winery in Lodi on May 14 th , 2022.
This celebration was postponed 2 years due to the pandemic. The owners of the winery welcomed just over 100 Trentini. Prie is one of the few wineries in the US that produces Marzemino, a typical wine from Trentino mentioned in Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni. Each table featured this exquisite varietal plus other fine wines. Michael Zampiceni played an array of Italian songs to keep us all entertained. After lunch our president Giuseppina Piasente Alvarez led a group of members in song, including the Hymn to Trentino (Inno al Trentino). Our club prides itself in having members of all ages, young, not so young and in-between. This was in full display at the anniversary. There were two infants. Leonardo Bonadiman was accompanied by his parents who recently moved to California and little Nolan Holober was accompanied by his 95-year-old great-grandfather, Antonio Vitlacil, the oldest attendee.
During our 40th anniversary, we gave special recognition to the legacy members of the club; that is, those who have been members since the 1980s and we transferred the presidency of the club from Giuseppina Piasente Alvarez to Luca Dorigatti.
Armando Maistri, President of the Trentini nel Mondo Association, and Mattia Gottardi, representative of the Province of Trento, wrote letters to the club congratulating us on reaching this milestone. We thank Trentini nel Mondo and the Provincia autonoma di Trento for their solidarity and kind words.