Christmas Party

Great turnout to our Christmas gathering on Sunday, December 11th in North Beach, the heart of San Francisco’s Little Italy..

It was wonderful to see so many new members and to be able to spend some time together.

It takes a village to prepare an event like this.We would like to thank:

Luca for coordinating with Sapore Italiano and Padre Mengon; also, for setting up the tables and procuring the panettone, the Trentino Pinot Grigio and numerous supplies.
Dan for coordinating the event, keeping track of the attendees and ordering the trophy for Rosie and Ralph Yob.
John and Sarah for putting together the gift baskets, the marvelous decorations and keeping our books in order.
Maria and her husband Mark for organizing with Padre Mengon, buying the pandoro, setting up the tables and taking care of the raffle tickets.
Giuseppina for contacting Padre Mengon and the singer Carlo Solivan
Padre Mengon for offering the location and saying mass
Carlo Solivan, Giuseppina, Laura and Gemma for keeping us entertained with their beautiful voices during the celebration.
Elio of Sapore Italiano in Burlingame for the great food.
Alice and Michela for serving the food, opening the wine and cutting the pandoro and panettone.
Lino and Janet for helping with the raffle, procuring the red wine and offering grappa and liqueurs.
All the board members for putting countless hours in the organization of the event.
Rosie and Ralph Yob for being such amazing members and opening their house for many events
All the members who brought gifts for the raffle.

Photo Credit: Maria Polli Mortati, John Zanoni, David Pizzorno, Alice Amigassi

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.

40th Anniversary Celebration

We’d like to announce the date for our 40th anniversary celebration:  Saturday, May 14th at 12pm.  

Be sure to mark your calendars for this special outdoor event at the lovely Prie Winery in Lodi:  

We plan on making this a festive occasion for adults and children alike.  We will provide more information further on.  

Tickets will be $45 for adults, $25 for ages 12-18, and children under 12 free.  PAY HERE