On Sunday 24, 2023 nearly 60 of us gathered at Lafayette Reservoir for our end-of summer picnic. Unfortunately, a swarm of wasps also wanted to partake in the celebration.
We managed to fend them off and enjoy the delicious items members brought.
Noteworthy were the luganega, homemade Trentino sausage, made by our vice-president Lino with the assistance of board member Alice. They were accompanied by Giuseppina’s polenta, which Attilio masterfully grilled up along with the luganega.
We were delighted to welcome some first-timers to the club, including Lyn Flaim Healy with her husband David and son Glenn. Lyn’s paternal grandfather was from Villa Banale, and her paternal grandmother was from Comano Terme. Both villages are in the Valli Giudicarie. Lyn maintains contact with her relatives in Trentino, including her cousin Giorgio Flaim, who lives in the original family home in Villa Banale.
Paul and Wendy Rossotti of Sacramento also joined us for the first time. Paul’s maternal grandparents, immigrated to Utah from Brez in the Val di Non. Paul’s mother, Rena (Rina), is a longtime member of the club.
Carlo Soliván of The Don Giovannis entertained us with his remarkable voice. He was joined by new club member Glenn Healy. Glenn is an opera singer who sings and acts professionally. How fortunate we are to be surrounded by such talent!
Pictures: Sara, Alice, Michela