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ReeDWooder, Vol. 245 June-July, 2017

Presidents Message

Tony Mustaro

Dear Friends,

Hope this issue of the Reedwooder finds everyone well, healthy, happy and ready to attend our next general meeting on June 19 of this month. The fun band will be there at 6:30 as usual to start off our evening of music. In discussing the fun band at our last board meeting, we have realized that the group has been without an official leader since Steve Balich has been unable to continue in that capacity. Steve has always expressed his appreciation of our Scholarship Chairman, Frank Divita’s playing ability, and accordingly the board has asked me to ask Frank to officially assume the position of leader. Xavier will continue to do the great job that he has always done as the band music librarian. We are anxious to hear another selection of our club songs this coming meeting.

The club will be selling discounted tickets to the Cotati Accordion Festival again this year. Cathy Patton has graciously volunteered to act as ticket sales chairperson for this year. Art Clark will, of course, be selling tickets as he has done in the past. You can see either Cathy or Art to purchase tickets. If you have friends attending Cotati this year, be sure to ask them if they would like to purchase tickets through our club. This will benefit the club and help them to save money at the same time. It’s a win win deal.

The board has decided to have a pasta dinner at our general meeting in the month of August (August 21, to be exact). I have usually received positive reviews of my sugo at past dinners, so I have volunteered to prepare this again. Kris Nelson and Steve Albini have volunteered to prepare the meal as well. We’ll be serving pasta with meat sauce, salad and Italian bread starting at 6:30 on the night of the meeting. All members and their guests are invited and encouraged to attend.

Ann Albertoni, our club secretary, and also President of the Sons of Italy Petaluma, has informed me that they are planning a picnic at Penngrove Park on August 13. See Ann for more information regarding this event. If you would like to perform on behalf of our club at this event, please talk to Ann about that as well.

Before I sign off, I want to remind you that if you haven’t yet sent your annual membership dues to Diana Santi, you are in arrears so please do so to assure continued delivery of your Reedwooder.

Hope to see you at the next meeting, at the August 13 picnic (Sons of Italy), at the Cotati Accordion Festival and at our August 21 general meeting and pasta dinner.

Tony Mustaro
President


 April MEETING

Weylih West

Weylih West

Weylih is only 14 and had only been  playing for about 6 months.
His playlist was “Beans and Macaroni Soup,” “Come to the Sea.” and  “Over the Waves.” Great Job Weylih, come back soon!

Ken Kelzer

Ken Kelzer

Ken plays very thoughtful his pieces. His playlist was “Under the Double Eagle” (marching tune), “My Old Kentucky Home,” and “Spanish Eyes.”
Thank you Ken; it is  always a pleasure.

Frank Divita

Frank Divita

Frank was, as always, in great form! His playlist was “Sentimental Journey Home,” “La Companiola,” “Just Another Polka,” and to finish  off with a “Mazurka.” Always a good night with Frank!

Sheri Mignano

Sheri Mignano

Sheri’s playlist was both beautiful and informative. Her playlist was “Mon Manege a Moi”  (an Edith Piaf song composed by Norbert Glanzberg), “Meglia Stasera “, a samba , “It Better Be Tonight” by Henry Mancini  from the Pink Panther a movie​, and finished off with “ La Rondinella “ (The Swallow) an Italian mazurka. Great job Sheri.

Patty Perez

Patty Perez

Patty is the heart of Showcase and her husband Louie is the soul. They are our new members. Patty played her lively dance tunes and some of us even danced, Her playlist was “Breeze” (a tango), “It Better Be Tonight,” and  “Light & Darkness.” Many others were played, but I was too busy dancing to write them down. Please come back again soon.


April 2017 Jammers and Audience

June July 2017 Entertainment
 


 

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Board Members

President
Tony Mustaro

Vice President
Kris Nelson.

Treasurer
Diana Santi

Secretary
Ann Albertoni

Executive Board
Steve Albini
Art Clark
Elmo Fama
Diana Santi
Ivano Santi

Committees
Scholarship Committee
Frank Divita
Music Program Director
Tony Mustaro

Join

ACR Annual Membership Fee:
Individual Member: $20.00
Member and Spouse: $30.00
Make check payable to ACR and sent to Diana Santi.
3 Sandalwood Colurt, San Rafael Ca., 94903.

ACR Meetings.
ACR General Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month (except December, March and July when we hold special events) at Hermann Sons Hall 860 Western. Petaluma, CA. The business presentation starts at 7:30pm. Music program starts at 8:00pm.

Board Meetings.
ACR Board meetings are held the first Monday of the month in the same location at 7:30pm

Newsletter
If you would like to receive the ReedWOODER via e-mail in full color and save a tree and ACR some postage and printing costs, send a message to thereedwooder@gmail.com
or click here for our web.

Our Neighbor Clubs

GOLDEN STATE ACCORDION CLUB:
http://gsaccordionclub.netfirms.com/
(Vacaville Club), Pietro’s No. 2.
679 Merchant St., Vacaville.
2nd Thurs., 6:30pm. Restaurant Phone is 707-448-4588
(Humboldt Club), Swiss Club,
5403 Tompkins Hill Rd., Loleta.
3rd Tuesday, 7pm
(Sacramento Club), The Old Spaghetti Factory,
12401 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova.
4th Wednesday,  6:30pm.

Good Time Accordion Club
Meetings 2nd Wednesday each month 7:00PM
Escalon Community Center
1055 Escalon Ave
Escalon Ca 95320
http://www.goodtimeaccordionclub.org/

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ACCORDION SOCIETY:  
Lutheran Church Social Hall,
6365 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay.
1st Wednesday, 6:30 pm.

Northern California Accordion Society
http://www.letspolka.com/

Reed Block – Accordion Lovers Society International – San Diego:
Mt Miguel Covenant Village,
325 Kempton Ave, Spring Valley, Ca.
2nd Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.
http://accordion-club-sandiego.org/

Rose City Accordion Club Portland Oregon
Meetings every 3rd Saturday 1:00 to 5PM
Milwaukie Safety Building
3200 SE Harrison Street (SE 32nd and Harrison)
Milwaukie Oregon
http://www.rosecityaccordionclub.org/

SAN FRANCISCO ACCORDION CLUB:  
Oyster Point Yacht Club,
911 Marina Blvd., So. San Francisco.
3rd Sunday, 2 pm.
http://www.sfaccordionclub.com/

Silicon Valley ACCORDION SOCIETY:
Harry’s Hofbrau,
390 Saratoga Ave., San Jose.
1st Sunday, 2 pm.
http://www.svasociety.org/

 

Accordion Instruction

Bart Beninco  (707) 769-8744

Lou Jacklich    (510) 317-9510

Marjorie Konrad    (707) 539-5308

Joan Traverso    (707) 255-5821

Players Corner

 

STEVE ALBINI

Solo Accordion/Vocals or Small Combo

Most Tuesdays Rustic Restaurant Coppola Winery

Current: Jan 6 and January 13, 2015

First 3 Sundays of the month San Rafael Joe’s

steven.albini@gmail.com

Info: Steve Albini (707) 484-3753

STEVE BALICH BAND
Please call Steve Balich at (707) 874-1684
www.stevebalichband.com for info about events

JOE DOMITROWICH

www.capricious-accordion.com
www.alpinersusa.com
Info: Joe Domitrowich (408) 255-1259

TONY MUSTARO
Accordion solist or small combo.

Occasional Tuesdays Rustic Restaurant Coppola Winery

Current: Jan 20 and Jan 27, 2015 

Info: Tony (707) 318-0474
dcdacapo@gmail.com

BART BENINCO
Info: Bart (707) 769-8744

 

Next Meeting June 19, Herman Sons – 860 Western Ave, Petaluma

The ACR Band will have its next meeting on June 19, 6:30 PM before the ACR general meeting at 7:30 PM. All levels of players are welcome. It helps if you can read sheet music. Bring an accordion and a good measure of enthusiasm. If you would like to play in the band, please contact Xavier de la Prade at
707-769-9880 or at zavyay@gmail.com
Our meetings will be every other month starting in August, and the same for the newsletter.

The Presidents Message

Tony Mustaro

Dear Friends,

Hope this issue of the Reedwooder finds everyone well, healthy, happy and ready to attend our next general meeting on June 19 of this month. The fun band will be there at 6:30 as usual to start off our evening of music. In discussing the fun band at our last board meeting, we have realized that the group has been without an official leader since Steve Balich has been unable to continue in that capacity. Steve has always expressed his appreciation of our Scholarship Chairman, Frank Divita’s playing ability, and accordingly the board has asked me to ask Frank to officially assume the position of leader. Xavier will continue to do the great job that he has always done as the band music librarian. We are anxious to hear another selection of our club songs this coming meeting.

The club will be selling discounted tickets to the Cotati Accordion Festival again this year. Cathy Patton has graciously volunteered to act as ticket sales chairperson for this year. Art Clark will, of course, be selling tickets as he has done in the past. You can see either Cathy or Art to purchase tickets. If you have friends attending Cotati this year, be sure to ask them if they would like to purchase tickets through our club. This will benefit the club and help them to save money at the same time. It’s a win win deal.

The board has decided to have a pasta dinner at our general meeting in the month of August (August 21, to be exact). I have usually received positive reviews of my sugo at past dinners, so I have volunteered to prepare this again. Kris Nelson and Steve Albini have volunteered to prepare the meal as well. We’ll be serving pasta with meat sauce, salad and Italian bread starting at 6:30 on the night of the meeting. All members and their guests are invited and encouraged to attend.

Ann Albertoni, our club secretary, and also President of the Sons of Italy Petaluma, has informed me that they are planning a picnic at Penngrove Park on August 13. See Ann for more information regarding this event. If you would like to perform on behalf of our club at this event, please talk to Ann about that as well.

Before I sign off, I want to remind you that if you haven’t yet sent your annual membership dues to Diana Santi, you are in arrears so please do so to assure continued delivery of your Reedwooder.

Hope to see you at the next meeting, at the August 13 picnic (Sons of Italy), at the Cotati Accordion Festival and at our August 21 general meeting and pasta dinner.

Tony Mustaro
President
Accordion Club of the Redwoods