Category Archives: Informational Meetings

September-October 2021 Newsletter

The Mosaico September-October 2021 Newsletter is available. Click here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Topics presented in Current Newsletter:

  • NBICF President George Golfieri reports on the status of the Foundation
  • Reservation information for October 23 To-Go Dinner 
    Menu: Homemade Italian Sausage, Pasta al Pesto, Focaccia, Salad & Dessert.
    Price – $15 –
    Curbside Pickup – 5-6 pm at NBICF Italian Cultural Center
  • Save-the-date November 20 – Piccolo Mercatino di Natale at NBICF Center
  • Interesting account from NBICF member’s recent trip to Italy
  • Summary of the new Italian family friendly movie Luca by Disney & Pixar
  • Tribute to recent NBICF Scholarship Awards to SRJC Students
  • Information on SRJC Community Education Conversational Italian Class 

Click here for a flyer and reservation form for October 23 To-Go Dinner  or

Reserve & pay by credit card by clicking here.

July-August 2021 Newsletter

The Mosaico July-August 2021 Newsletter is available. Click here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Topics presented in Current Newsletter:

  • NBICF President George Golfieri reports on the status of the Foundation
  • Reservation information for July 24 To-Go Dinner 
    Menu: Chicken Cacciatore, Risotto, Salad, Roll, and Dessert. Price – $15 
    Curbside Pickup – 5-6 pm at NBICF Italian Cultural Center
  • Paint Italy Class – July 10 at NBICF Cultural Center 
  • Information on Celebrities with Italian Heritage
  • Interesting areas of Italy
  • Reprint of poem by Gerado Perrotta

Click here for a flyer and reservation form for July 24 event  or

Reserve & pay by credit card by clicking here.

March-April 2021 Newsletter

The Mosaico March-April Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Topics presented in Current Newsletter:

  • NBICF President George Golfieri reports on the status of the Foundation
  • Information on Membership Renewals to be completed by March 31
  • Informative discussion of Easter Traditions including Scoppio del Carro
  • Quiz on the origins of popular Italian Surnames
  • History of the Festa di San Giuseppe to be celebrated on March 19
  • Information on 2021 Italy Andiamo Tour

Due to in person meeting restrictions, monthly dinners are not possible at this time. With the successful To-Go Dinner held on February 27, the Board is considering scheduling another To-Go dinner in the near future. 

January-February 2021 Newsletter

The Mosaico January-February 2021 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Topics presented in Current Newsletter:

  • NBICF President George Golfieri reports on the status of the Foundation.
  • Information on a To-Go Dinner Event scheduled for February 27, 2021. 
  • Tribute to Arturo Ibleto, The Pasta King & NBICF Director Emeritus,
  • 2021 Italy Andiamo Tour and Information about regions of Italy.
  • Paint Italy, Book Club & Article about Jill Biden’s Italian ancestry.

“To-Go” Dinner Event, February 27:  Curbside Pickup – 5-6 pm. MENU: Ribs, Macaroni Salad, Baked Beans, Roll and dessert – $10 per dinner. For a flyer with reservation form, click her.  To make a reservation for this event and pay by credit card, go to the Reservations page by clicking here. To pay by check, use the form in the Newsletter
and send checks payable to NBICF at 64 Brookwood Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
Dinner will be delivered to your car – no contact necessary.

November-December 2020 Newsletter

The Mosaico November-December 2020 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Topics presented in Current Newsletter:

  • NBICF President George Golfieri reports on the status of the Foundation.
  • The Board of Directors considering possibilities for future events.
  • Information about regions of Italy
  • The Board is soliciting volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors in 2021.
  • Recipes submitted by foundation members.

Oliver’s Market through their Community Card will donate a portion of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. An application required for making this donation is included in the current newsletter or click here for a printable form. 

In addition, Amazon through the AmazonSmile program will donate a portion of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. If you use Amazon, type Amazon Smile in the search box. 


Any offering described in this website should not be read as an endorsement or warranty by NBICF.  See NBICF.org Policies and Guidelines

September-October 2020 Newsletter

The Mosaico September-October 2020 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter pageTopics presented in Current Newsletter:

NBICF President George Golfieri reports on the status of the Foundation. 
Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education. Fall Semester 2020 Italian Classes
Andiamo 2021 travel news
Information about regions of Italy
Board soliciting volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors in 2021.

Oliver’s Market through their Community Card will donate a portion of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. An application required for making this donation is included in the current newsletter or click here for a printable form. 

In addition, Amazon through the AmazonSmile program will donate a portion of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. If you use Amazon, type Amazon Smile in the search box. 

Any offering described in this website should not be read as an endorsement or warranty by NBICF.  See NBICF.org Policies and Guidelines

March-April 2020 Newsletter

The Mosaico March-April 2020 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  

March 8, 2020 Sunday, 2:30 pm – Opera Sing Along at the NBICF Center
March 14, 2020 Saturday, 1 pm – Paint Italy at the NBICF Center

March 23, 2020 Monday, Tavola di San Giuseppe – Father Denis O’Sullivan 
Parish Center. Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm

March 29, 2020 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: 
Pavarotti (2019)

April 19, 2020 Sunday, 2 pm- Lecture at the Center – Dr. Douglas Kenning – Italy and World War I. Marching from Colonialism to Fascism. Reservation form in the Newsletter 


April 20, 2020 Monday, NBICF Winemaker Dinner – 5:30 pm at 
Ricky’s Eastbound,
5755 Mountain Hawk, Santa Rosa, Wine pairings by Portalupi Winery, For a detailed menu and reservation form, click here.     To reserve & pay by credit card, click here. 


April 25, 2020 Saturday, 1 pm – Paint Italy at the NBICF Center

April 26, 2020 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

For menus & reservation information for the March 23 & April 20 events, visit the Reservation page by clicking here. 

The NBICF Board elected new officers and added two new Board Members in 2020. For information on the Board of Directors, click here. 

January-February 2020 Newsletter

The Mosaico January-February 2020 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  

January 25, 2020 Saturday – NBICF 6th Annual Crab Feed – Father Denis O’Sullivan Parish Center. Doors open 5 pm – No Host Bar – Appetizers 5:45 pm – Dinner at 6 pm. Click on Reservation tab to make reservation for this event. 

January 26, 2020 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: Goodfellas

February 1, 2020 Saturday, 1 pm – Paint Italy at the NBICF Center

February 9, 2020 Sunday, 2 pm – NBICF Center – Presentation by Author Natalie Galli on her book The Girl Who Said No – Use reservation form in Newsletter for this event.

February 22, 2020 Saturday – NBICF Annual Carnevale – Father DenisO’Sullivan Parish Center. Doors open 5 pm – Dinner at 6 pm. Click on Reservation tab to make reservation for this event. 

February 23, 2020 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: Incantato

November-December 2019 Newsletter

The Mosaico November-December 2019 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  

November 18, 2019 Monday, 6 pm  – November Dinner Meeting, Father Denis O’Sullivan Parish Center, 320 10th St. Santa Rosa, CA – Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm

November 24, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, filmThe Secret of Santa Vittoria

December 7, 2019 Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm – Piccolo Mercatino di Natale at the NBICF Center – Get in the Holiday Spirit by shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts: original paintings, matted photos, hand-crafted jewelry, greeting cards, homemade biscotti, fused glass, handmade ceramics, plus special gifts from Italy and beyond. Meet the local artisans who create these unique items.

December 14, 2019 Saturday, 6 pm, Festa di Natale Dinner, Father Denis O’Sullivan Parish Center, 320 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA –  Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm

January 25, 2020, Saturday 6 pm – Crab Feed Fundraiser, Father Denis O’Sullivan Parish Center, 320 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA  Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm

For menus & reservation information for the Nov 18, Dec 14 & Jan 25 events, visit the Reservation page by clicking here. 

 

September-October 2019 Newsletter

The Mosaico September-October 2019 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  

September 23, 2019  Monday, 6 pm – Meeting / Dinner at St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 10th St. Santa Rosa. Doors open at 5 pm, meeting and dinner at 6pm. 

September  and October  2019  Andiamo Meetings. For dates, times and places please email  Sharie at andiamotravel@hotmail.com

September 29, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film:  Detective Montalbano – Italian television series 

October 18, 2019  Friday, 6 pm – Happy 35th Anniversary, NBICF Meeting / Dinner and entertainment at St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 10th St. Santa Rosa. Doors open at 5 pm, meeting and dinner at 6 pm.

Reservation forms for the September 23 & October 18 events are in the newsletter or Click here to reserve & pay by credit card.

October 27, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: Goodfellas

December 7, 2019 Saturday , 10am – 3 pm – Save the Date – Mini-Mercatino at the Center. Shop for jewelry, books, biscotti and other gifts – more info in the next newsletter.