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

July-August 2020 Newsletter

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

Message from the Board of Directors

We are all facing challenging times with a lot of uncertainty and anxiety regarding the current health crisis. The Board remains focused on the health, safety and well-being of our members, their families, friends and community at large. The Board is meeting in July to assess current conditions and alternatives for future activities.

The Foundation would like to congratulate the following scholarship recipients:

  • Beth Power:  $500 NBICFscholarship for Italian Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College;
  • Sara Fraker:  $450 Marianne Pedroncellischolarship for Italian studies;
  • Zehua He:      $900 Bill and Jeanette Mancini Mitchellscholarship for educators with a course in Italian or an Italy study abroad experience.

The North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation scholarship program has awarded over
$123,000 to students for Italian Studies.

Italian Citizenship Assistance (ICA) joined NBICF as a new business member. ICA is one of the largest Italian-American firms that provides assistance to individuals of Italian descent who are interested in obtaining dual citizenship. The Newsletter and our website have more information about these services and a link to ICA website. For information on ICA, visit their website by clicking here.

 

Italian Citizenship Assistance

Italian Citizenship Assistance (ICA) is one of the largest Italian-American firms that provides assistance to individuals of Italian descent who are interested in obtaining dual citizenship.

ICA has offices both in Italy and in the US, and its team of professional lawyers, genealogists, translators and citizenship specialists provide clients with the best legal services in both countries and elsewhere. For information on ICA, visit their website by clicking here.    ICA recently joined NBICF as a business member. 

Any offering described in this website should not be read as an endorsement or warranty by NBICF.

May-June 2020 Newsletter

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

Message from the Board of Directors

We are all facing challenging times with a lot of uncertainty and anxiety regarding the current health crisis. The Board remains focused on the health, safety and well-being of our members, their families, friends and community at large.

The Foundation, being in compliance with mandates from the government and health officials, has postponed all Foundation functions. The Board will continue to monitor recommendations from state and health officials to determine when the Foundation can resume normal operations. The Board will keep members informed of any Foundation business and future functions through e-mail communications and our newsletters.

NBICF Events to remember and look forward to doing again:
Monthly Dinners & Fundraisers

Crab Feed , Carnevale,  Festa di San Giuseppe, Winemaker Dinner, Scampagnata, Rummage Sales, Pizza, Birra & Vino, Festa di Natale and Mercantino.
Events at the NBICF Center:

Italian ClassesIncontro and Italian Conversation, Sunday at the Movies, Paint Italy
Guest Speakers, Groups & Special Events at the NBICF Center:

Professor Denise Beeson (SRJC instructor specializing in Genealogy), Dr. Douglas Kenning, Coro, Travel/Andiamo, Opera Series and sing along, Book Club and Youth Summer Language Summer Camp.

 

March-April 2020 Newsletter

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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. 

 

NBICF Scholarships – SRJC Fall 2019

NBICF Scholarships are offered to students of Italian Language Studies at SRJC in the Fall & Spring Semesters. NBICF will award three $500 scholarships to students of Italian 1, 2, 3 or 4 for the Fall Semester 2019. The deadline for applying for these scholarships is October 18, 2019.  Consideration will be given to NBICF members and to their immediate family members. Scholarship recipients will be asked to volunteer in some capacity at an NBICF event. For information on the application procedure for these scholarships, visit the Scholarship page by clicking here. 

In addition to these scholarships, NBICF awards the Marianne Pedroncelli and the  Jeanette Mancini Mitchell Scholarships in the SRJC Spring Semester. 

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.