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Famče Furlane Women’s Auxiliary (“FFWA”) is one of
the newer groups under the umbrella of the Famče Furlane.
This group is the result of an idea Elda Maraldo presented to the
Famče Furlane Board in the fall of 2005. Formally approved
and Board sanctioned, this small but active group offers it's
support to the Famče while having fun with activities that
reinforce our Furlan traditions and maintain culture. At the
same time, the group strives to stretch it’s horizons with guest
speakers, regular book reviews, informative presentations and
hands on workshops. FFWA volunteers offer assistance to the
community, particularly at the Villa Leonard Gambin. Members
fundraise through various excursions with funds generated used in
support of the Famče Furlane and its campus.
This group proudly presented the Famče Furlane with its
first ever “gonfalone” (banner), donated a much needed
piece of exercise equipment to the VLG and has spearheaded the
purchase of varied and sundry decorative items for the Famče.
Its celebration of International Women’s Day is quickly joining
the ranks of an annual signature event at the Club.
TIME TO RECONNECT
As most of you
know, this small but active group meets on the second Wednesday
of every month from September to June.
During the first meeting, the ladies celebrated another
successful year and its inception with cake and refreshments.
Moreover, time was set aside to welcome a new member,
Fiorella Rossl, who immediately felt right at home by taking
part in a lively discussion following the traditional book
Once again, the
committee has a roster of activities planned for the 2013-2014
season. For those of
you who are contemplating an evening out and wish to join, here
is a list of upcoming events.
- Card Making
with Lola Blasutta
Theater Night: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s
Jewish and I’m in Therapy
- Food Art
December - Babbo Natale
- Arie di Natale
Do you have a special talent which you wish to share with the
consider joining it as the members are always open to new ideas
and ready to welcome like minded individuals.
In closing, a
special thank you is being extended to Lola Blasutta for sharing
her special hobby with us.
Her creativity, passion, patience and attention to detail
in demonstrating her craft was an inspiration to us all.