In September we held our picnic at our President Giuseppina Piasente Alvarez’s home in Sonoma. Her son Raymond grilled the meat and polenta. Giuseppina had recently married Tom Pendergast. We had a group toast with Rotari sparkling wine from Trentino. We also welcomed new club members Maxine Angell, Sara Merzi and her partner Stefano Santo Sabato, and Dr. Richard Lanzerotti and his wife Ann.