Sunday, February 11
Saturday, February 24
FEBRUARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Sunday, February 25 at 2 PM
INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY
Friday, March 2
FURLAN KIDS DAY
Monday, March 12
EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, March 24
MARCH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Sunday, March 25 at 2 PM
SPRING MEMBERS BANQUET
Saturday, April 28
APRIL GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Sunday, April 29 at 2 PM
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16
Breaded Bassa with Lemon Wedges, Risotto
Mare-Monte, Green Bean Almondine OR Osso
Bucco with Polenta.
Fogolar Friday Dinners cost $17.75 plus tax.
Visit the Dante Costa Hall on Friday nights from
5-9 PM, where we host the `Fogolar
Restaurant`. One seafood and one meat-based
dish are served each week. Jumbo Scallops,
Breaded Basa, and Crusted Whitefish are some
of the seafood specials, while on the meat side
you`ll find Veal Birds, Stuffed Chicken, and
Osso Bucco. All proteins come with a side of
vegetable and-or starch.
Please visit our website www.fogolar.com for
weekly menu offerings. Friday Dinners cost
$17.75 plus tax and are served from 5-9 pm.
Each dinner also comes with bread & salad.
All you can eat pasta is available for $9 for
adults and $7 for children. Pizza is also served
on Friday nights.
2018 Quarter 1FOGOLARFURLANWINDSOR
Caro Socio/Dear Member
The New Year 2018 has arrived and I hope it will
bring good fortune to all. Our Fogolar has had a
tremendous 2017. We had an increase in busi-
to the tune of
and our prof-
wish to thank
admin is t ra -
tion and the
club to suc-
We now begin
the New Year with great expectations beginning
with our Wood Burning Pizza Oven Project to be
installed in our Members Bar area, the Fogolar
Annual Hunters Banquet on February 24, along
with the addition of a new Chef and new Assistant
Manager. We are going to be expanding our
Friday Night Restaurant offerings not only with the
wood burning pizza but also with exciting new
menus. We are constantly looking to improve the
environment of our Fogolar so stay tuned to all the
changes that will be coming this year. The Board
will need your support in order for these innova-
tions to be successful.
The Fogolar is looking for a volunteer for the posi-
tion of Sergeant at Arms to join the Board of
Directors who must be a member in good stand-
ing, and if interested, please contact any Board
member or the office and give your name and
contact phone num-
ber. Information is
provided as to the
duties of this position
by contacting Cesare
Pecile at 519-796-
The Club is also look-
ing for someone to
assist in the compila-
tion of its newsletter
that we put out every
quarter. Again, please
contact the office or
any one of the Board
members for more
I wish to thank all the volunteers for their past giv-
ing of their precious time in making our Club a
successful story in our community. We look for-
ward to continued support as well as inviting new
volunteers to join the force. We have many proj-
ects in the works and new ones coming on board
all the time, so we do need the members assis-
tance in completing such demands.
Grazie/Thanks to all for taking the time to read our
The 2017 Scholarship recipients are Olivia Calzavara,
Alessandro Kerr, Dana Perissinotti and Elisabetta Kerr,pic-
tured here along with Cesare Pecile and Scholarship
Chair, Val Pistor. Congratulations to the winners, and we
hope to see them continue their stories with the Fogolar.
Annual Spring Banquet
Join us Saturday, April 28, 2018 for our Annual Spring Banquet. Details to follow at the Fogolar.
If there are any individuals that have volunteered a minimum of 16 hours in 2017 and have not
received an invitation by March 16, 2018, please email Angela at [email protected]
Looking forward to seeing you there!
FOGOLR NEWSFOR MEMBER
S & FRIENDS PER I SOCI E AMICI
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for members and friends per i soci ed amici
LA CHA A SI NAS OGNI ERBE APASWHERE YOU ARE BORN -- EVERYGRASS IS PEACEFUL
ANGELO ZORZIT is a"CENTENARIAN" mem-ber of our Fogolar. I hadthe pleasure of visitingwith Angelo and his sonPeter along with anothermember Elio Ganzini dis-cussing the secret to hislongevity.
He was born in AzzanoDecimo on September16, 1917. At 5 years oldhis family moved to thesmall town of Villanovawhich was under theCommune of SanDaniele del Friul. Here, Angelolearned to speak the real Furlan lan-guage, and let me tellyou it was entertain-ing to hear him speak.
Drafted into the ItalianArmy in 1937, he wasassigned to the presti-gious division the"Bersaglieri", and sta-tioned in Torino, Italyand remained in Italythroughout WWII.
Angelo married his sweetheart fromSan Daniele, Italia Elizabeth Corva in1939, and from their loving marriageone son Peter was born, who is also amember of our Fogolar.
When the war ended, Angelo did avariety of work around San Danieleuntil he immigrated to Canada in1949, landed in Windsor and lived onHickory Road. Being a newly landedimmigrant, Angelo started to work ona farm for one year after which hefound work with Keystone Contractorsbuilding roads, one of which was the
Highway 401. This stint lasted for 17years until he started a new job withSommerville Industries as a mainte-nance mechanic, and that lasted for
an additional 13 years.
Angelo was an avidCatholic and went to St.Angela Merici Churchwhere the priest thereasked him to play in aband. He played alongwith Pieri Sovran and hisbrother Mario Sovranand a couple others.This was around 1950,and the only name hecould remember for theband was that it wascalled "The St. AngelaChurch Band". Angeloplayed the accordion
while Pieri played the drums. Heremembers that a fun time was had by
At 62 years old,Angelo retired andbegan to take upwoodworking as ahobby and built hisown kitchen cabinetsand other woodenfurniture, one ofwhich is a master-piece, the"Grandfather Clock",
made and carved from red oak wood.He still makes his own wine "Merlot"of which I had a glass and wantedanother but I had to drive so I withheldthe enjoyment. We were served teaalong with chocolate chip cookies.How he knew those were my favouriteI will never know.
In closing, my time with Angelo thatafternoon I knew I just wasn't speak-ing with any ordinary individual, but Ispent time with a skilled tradesman,artist, musician and a man of manytalents, but also a "CENTENARIAN"
with volumes of historical memories.He lives alone and is still quite mobile,mentally alert, and has a lady thatcomes in and cleans the house on aregular basis.
Angelo says there is no secret to hislongevity other than the DNA passeddown from his parents, decent livingnever overdoing anything, and a posi-tive attitude towards life's trials. This Ican testify to because throughout thetime I spent with him "a jovial smile"always followed his conversation.
Bon Complean un poc in ritart.Grazie di cur Angelo.Cesare Pecile
Fogolar Smartphone App
Keep up to date with whats going onat the Fogolar with our new smart-phone app. The app is available fordownload from the Apple App Storeand the Google Play store.
Blood Donor Clinic
Our next Fogolar Blood Donor Clinicwill be held Thursday, February 15between 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. TheCanadian Blood Services is always inneed of donors. Start the New Year offon a good note by helping others. Askyour family and friends to come anddonate on behalf of the Fogolar andcome back to the club for a free pizza.If you are interested, please contactSonia Giovanatto at [email protected]
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Club EventsThere are many upcoming events that would be great
opportunities for volunteer hours. There are a number
of children's events in the next few months that we
could use some extra volunteers to help make the
events more fun for those attending. Please contact
Diana Volpatti ([email protected]) if you will be
available to volunteer for any of these upcoming cul-
Here are the upcoming cultural events for the next
Carnevale at the Fogolar
February 11 at 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Free to attend. We do ask for canned good donations.
This event will include many games and activities for
the children! We will crown the King and Queen of the
Carnevale! Dress up in your favourite costumes and
take part in a costume parade!
Furlan Kids Day at the Fogolar
March 12 at 9:00 am-5:00 pm
This is an event during March Break that will be a full
day of fun. This will be for kids 5-12 years of age.
It is open to children and grandchildren of members
first. If there are still spaces available the week
before, it will be open to children of non-members.
It will be a day with cooking lessons, crafts, and other