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Spring 2012, Volume 11, Issue 1 - the Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity

Spring 2012, Volume 11, Issue 1 - the Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity

Spring 2012, Volume 11, Issue 1 - the Villa Leonardo Gambin

Volume 11, Issue 1 | Spring 2012Famèe Furlane Torontowww.fameefurlane.comal Fogolâr Restaurant & Event Centrewww.alfogolar.comFriuli Benevolent Corporationwww.friuliterrace.comFORUMVilla Leonardo Gambin Charitywww.villagambin.comIn this issue:Donation CardDonor ListingFamèe FurlaneFriuli TerraceGruppo Età d’OroIn MemoriamNew MembersVilla Leonardo GambinCharityResidence12124-10108542-311Message from the Famèe Furlane Toronto80 Years Strong80 years strong. 80 years of commitment,tenacity, challenges and proudaccomplishments. From its inceptionthe small ember took firm hold, andover years has grown and flourishedinto today’s cornerstone of our community– a community that has grownand evolved over the decades. Ourfoundation is strong and we areincented to forge ahead, regroupand grow in directions our forefathers may not have envisioned.A far cry from the original small gathering of friends around aterrazzo table resulting in the creation of a social club andbenevolent society; today’s Famèe Furlane Toronto has evolvedinto a campus meeting the needs of all sectors of our societywhile remaining true to our “friulanitat”. With a resolute “cando” attitude, the Friuli Campus not only continues to be thehub of the social and cultural activities within our Friuliancommunity while simultaneously embracing the greater communitythrough the Friuli Terrace Seniors’ Residence and VillaLeonardo Gambin, Long Term Care Facility. The overwhelmingsupport and resolute commitment of our leaders and membershipover the years have produced this great legacy.With our history securely entrenched, we collectively must lookahead and acknowledge that changes and evolution to ourbeloved Famèe will continue in order to secure our future.Much like the roads traversed since inception have changedand evolved, so too will the roads ahead. Today we are at apivot point that requires us to work together to allow us toembrace and overcome our challenges. Together we willembrace our future in a fashion that will ensure the continuedcelebration of anniversary milestones for future generations.Mt. Tremblant, with in house” entertainment” added to itsannual adventure in great food, good cheer and terrific skiing.The recently hosted all Generations dance enjoyed a 100%increase in attendance over last year! This event proudly evidencedthat the future of our club is impacted by those who areable to share our proud history and encourage the youngstersto celebrate the goodness hallmarking our culture.Our strength is our membership and with the “80 for 80” membershipdrive securely entrenched, 2012 promises a renaissancein membership and commitment. Sagre De Famèe, anew 80th anniversary celebratory event is planned for June.This outdoors’ campus wide fair promises to honour our history,address our rich culture and guarantee fun and excitement foryoung and old alike.The Federation Congress, taking place in the fall, while underthe sponsorship of the Famèe Furlane Toronto, is spearheadedin part by members of the social group – the emerging youngergeneration of leaders. Congratulations to our future leadersinvolved in breaking new ground and exhibiting leadershipqualities for youth Canada wide.The Famèe Furlane 20 Something Group is taking hold. Howexciting to see these youngsters come together to celebratetheir heritage in a style that is all their own! Kudos to you!Another young protégé, Friuli FC is celebrating 40 years ofgreat soccer, fun and sportsmanship! These remarks provide asmall glimpse into what promises to be a very exciting yearpacked with celebrations and events!As with all family celebrations, so too I invite and encourageyou to participate and bring your “famèe” home to the Famèe.I invite you to join with me in celebrating the strength and prideof our history - 80 years strong and growing. Celebrations arein full swing. In January, 80th Anniversary celebrations includedsold out attendance at the Hunters’ Dream Game Dinner. TheDolomite Ski Group enjoyed a particularly exciting weekend atThe season of Pasqua represents rebirth. May our membershiphave that blessing and look forward to sharing our greatness.To each of your families, BUONA PASQUA.Matthew Melchior, President, Famèe Furlane TorontoFamèe Furlane TorontoBoard of DirectorsLuigi Gambin †Matthew J. Melchior, PresidentMario Bomben, Vice-PresidentChristina Pivetta, TreasurerElizabeth Bottos, SecretaryDirectorsClara Astolfo, Human ResourcesRoberto Clocchiatti, Social Group, OperationsLucia Favret, Community ServicesMary Lovisa, CultureIvana Pontisso, CommunicationsGeorge Rodaro, MembershipJohn Visentin, OperationsForum EditorsPaul FlumianIvana PontissoFamèe Furlane Toronto7065 Islington Ave.Woodbridge, ON L4L 1V9T. 905.851.1166 F. 905.851.6863www.fameefurlane.comreception@fameefurlane.comreception@alfogolar.comCommunity Groups RaiseFunds For CharitySpecial Thanks to ValvasoneClub and Gruppo Età d’OroThis past November the Valvasone Club celebrated its fortiethanniversary by organizing a gala dinner co-chaired by JanetMior and Alberta Ongaro. The association was establishedfour decades ago as a means by which families from the“paesi” of Valvasone, San Martino and Arzene (province ofPordenone in the region of Friuli - Venezia Giulia) could preserveand honour their rich cultural heritage.Throughout its history, helping others was never very far fromthe mindset of the members of the Valvasone Club. The association,under the leadership of its president Otello Ongaro aswell as the organizing committee used their special milestoneevent as an opportunity to raise funds for the Villa LeonardoGambin Charity’s long term care residence. Not only did theclub raise funds but it also donated a forty inch LCD television.The television was placed in the sixth floor activity room for the enjoyment of residents and their guests.The Gruppo Età d’Oro is another organization with an extensive history of community outreach andraising funds for charitable causes including the Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity. Like the ValvasoneClub, the Gruppo Età d’Oro (spearheaded by an engaging executive: Luigi Tedesco, AntoniettaSantarossa, Bruno Blasutti, Domenic D’Agnolo, Lucia Quarin, Gina Comisso and Silvana Marson) hasbeen an unwavering supporter of the Charity’s long term care residence. Recently the seniorsorganization raised funds through its various special events to purchase a large flat screen televisionfor the expanded ground floor café – lounge. On any given day residents and their families can beseen watching their favourite programme while drinking their espresso (or cappuccino).Thank you Valvasone Club and Gruppo Età d’Oro.If your group wishes to organize a third party fundraising event to benefit the Villa Leonardo GambinCharity please call 905-856-7619.Canadian Publication Agreement # 41167008

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