March-April 2024 Newsletter

The Mosaico March-April Newsletter is now available. Click here to view the current newsletter. If you have a problem with this link, visit the website Click on the Newsletter tab to view the current and past newsletters. Topics presented in Current Newsletter:

  • NBICF President George Golfieri updates the membership on recent activities, provides a summary of the Foundation 2023 Financial situation and reviews the Foundation Scholarship program.  He discusses the need for more volunteers to serve on committees. Member involvement is crucial to the future of the Foundation. If any member is interested in joining a committee or the Board, send an email to
  • The next dinner event is scheduled for Thursday March 14 Dinner at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Dinner will be prepared by Pasta King Catering. Doors open at 5 Dinner at 6 pm. Dinner includes: Antipasti, Salad, Ravioli, Chicken Fettuccine, rolls, Dessert with Wine at the Table. No outside liquor allowed. Open seating – arrive early to ensure seating for your entire party. Reservations required by March 10.   To make a Reservation and pay online, visit the Reservation page by clicking here.  Click here for the mail-in reservation form.  Reservations required by March 10.
  • The winner of the Trip to Italy raffle will be announced at the March 14 Dinner at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Tickets are still available. Click on this link for information on final ticket sales.  Tickets will be available at the dinner.
  •  Membership renewal notices were sent out in January. Members can pay their membership dues online by credit card or by mailing a check. A website page for annual membership renewals is available on our website at  Please pay your dues by March 31, 2024.
  • Sundays at the Cultural Center with Diane McCurdy  – Doors open 1:30 pm, programs start at 2:00 pm
    February 25 – film: Malèna (2000) – 1h 32m Comedy/Romance (R)
    March 24 –  film: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001) 2h 11
    April 28, 2024  film: Finding the Mother Lode (2014) 1h 20 m Documentary
  • The newsletter also describes various holiday celebrations & traditions occurring in Italy in the Spring.  For example, La Festa della Donna is celebrated on March 8. It is Italy’s celebration of International Women’s Day, recognized by the United Nations and many countries around the world. Included with this article is a list of some amazing Italian women.