Club News

A Message From Our President

Summer is quickly coming to a close and, with that, schools have opened and most have returned from summer vacations. Even so, September and October, seem to almost always provide us with the most beautiful weather.

At our meeting on August 28th, we were pleased to have the Honorable Dr. Angelo Farrugia, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Parliament of Malta, visit the Club. He addressed the members during the meeting and afterwards joined us at a small reception for mingling and picture taking!

On August 22nd, Brian Ciappara, Richard Azzopardi and myself met to review the Bylaws and go through the work that has already been done on them. Once we complete the process, we can then present them to the Board of Directors for their review.

By now, all members should have received your invitations for Malta Day, but if not, please be sure to let me know. A big thank you to Rita Borg who created and printed them. Our Malta Day Committee, which includes members from each and every one of the local Maltese organizations, has been working very hard to make sure it is an event that you will all enjoy. There are many Maltese people in the Sacramento area, the North Bay and in the Bay Area. If you know of someone who would like to attend, and is not a member of one of the organizations, let us know. Please do not forget to turn in your reservations by September 11th. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Maryann Milla.

As most of you know, Mosta is one of Millbrae’s Sister Cities. Mary Borg Smith has recently been appointed as a commissioner on the Millbrae Sister Cities Committee. Congratulations Mary!

We encourage everyone who has a classic car, or who knows someone that does, to please enter your car in our Car Show being held on October 8th. We have heard from so many that are planning to show their car but it is important to send in the registration asap. If you have any questions, please contact Pauline Henderson.

Attached you will find the flyer for the Family Masquerade Party on October 22nd! As it says, this is a family event. Bring your children and grandchildren for some fun, food and music. Come in costume...Halloween will be just around the corner!

The Club is open on Sundays and Friday nights. I encourage you to stop by not just for the meetings and events that we have but also to come and socialize. Bring some friends and enjoy an inexpensive Friday night out or a lazy Sunday afternoon!

Due to several conflicting dates, the presentation by Dr. Charles Vella, originally scheduled for September, has been rescheduled for November 20th, following the General Meeting.

New Members Michelle Magarrell, Michael Magarrell and Robert Magarrell were approved at the Board’s August meeting. Welcome Michelle, Michael and Robert! We hope to see you at the meetings and the events.

Our next meeting will be held on September 18th. Please note that this is not the last Sunday of the month.

This is an important meeting as we will be selecting the Nominating Committee for the upcoming election. The Nomination Committee must be selected no less than 90 days (September 18th) prior to the Annual Meeting which is being held on December 18th instead of the last Sunday of the month because Christmas falls on the last Sunday of the month this year.

Grazzi ħafna

Mary




Message from the Honorary Consul General of Malta, Louis Vella


Greetings and best wishes to everyone. It was so nice to address the lovely crowd that attended the monthly meeting at the Maltese club on Sunday August 28th It was particularly enjoyable since I was away in Malta for the previous 4 weeks. Because of vacation and other travels, near and far, it is not easy to have a good attendance during a club’s business meeting in August, but the members sure rose up to the occasion and it was a real pleasure to see so many wonderful people again.

On Sunday we, of course had a special guest. The speaker of the Maltese parliament, Dr. Angelo Farrugia was in attendance. Mr. speaker and I had talks while I was visiting Malta and it was truly an honor to have him in our midst. He not only talked to us about his role as speaker of the Maltese parliament and the historic event of the 100-year anniversary of the Maltese parliament but he also had time to mingle and socialize with the many families and members who were in attendance. It was a very memorable morning indeed.

Mosta-Millbrae Sister Cities Commission: For several years the office of the Consul of Malta in San Francisco has been involved with the Millbrae Sister Cities Commission. In recent years the Consul of Malta has been appointed as the liaison to the commission. It has been a while since we’ve had a commissioner of Maltese descent but the wait is now over. Congratulations to Ms. Mary Borg Smith who took the Oath of Office as the newest commissioner on the board of the Millbrae Sister Cities Commission.

We continue to encourage everyone to keep your families, friends and loved ones constantly in your thoughts and prayers and to watch out for each other. One never knows the last time we are able to do so. We continue to hope and pray for better days ahead.

Always remember that, it is not what we take but what we give that make us rich.