Monday, January 30, 2012

New Year's Breakfast

On Sunday the 22nd of January, our club undertook its first event of 2012 - A new year breakfast, at the Oran Park Town Cafe!

Over 70 members, family & friends participated with their classic Italian Motor Vehicles. The car park was transformed into a setting, typical of an Italian Piazza, with many variations of Italian Marques, models and classic Auto Colours.

We were joined by Mr. Domenico Romano, honorary President of the Fiat 500 Club Italia -Garlenda. Domenico is thoroughly impressed with our club and it's members. He is truly confident that our club will continue to grow and will have a presence for many decades to come! He has commented and "documented" the family atmosphere that exists.He congratulates us all and consistently states, "You have a wonderful product!"

After a wonderful breakfast, a number of formalities were undertaken (informally!!!) Members were given the opportunity to express their sentiments. We thank those members for extending their thoughts and gratitude, especially toward the hard working committee.

Domenico was presented with 4 Fiat 500 espresso cups. Earlier he was presented with a Club cap, shirts and jacket. He accepted these gifts with great appreciation.

We also welcomed new member Davide Salmieri. Davide presented a wonderfully restored Fiat 500, just arrived from Italy. A beautiful car! Congratulations Davide.

At the conclusion of the Breakfast, whilst sitting at "the round table", I am happy to report that Domenico Romano and Frank Roccisano (the owner of Oran Park Town Cafe) became financial members of our club. Frank has a wonderful example of Fiat 124 spider. Welcome Frank. We look forward to frequenting your cafe and your company in forthcoming events!