Dear fellow members and friends,

I hope this newsletter finds you and your families well.

Our next general membership meeting will be on Saturday May 20, 2023, at 12:30 PM at Villa Mosconi 69 MacDougal Street New York City.

This will be our last meeting before we take a break for summer. After this, our next meeting will be in September 2023.

Please email me call, or text me 201-481-1458 to let me know if you are attending the May 20th meeting so that we can give the restaurant a headcount.


Save the dates:

Sunday, June 18, 2023, Father’s Day Picnic Krucker’s Catering and Picnic Grove 77-81 Call Hollow Rd, Pomona, NY 10970

Tickets are now available:  $65. Per adult and $25. For children 4-12.

Cultural and Event Directors Fran Gallinari and Rita Draghi would like to remind you that tickets can be purchased at:

  1. Our next General Membership meeting is on May 20, 2023.
  2. On our website
  3. By calling Rita Draghi 917-991-6399 or Fran Gallinari 914-588-2677
  4. Emailing us at

When ordering Tickets, please specify if a ticket is for a dad and his name, same with the children, please specify their names and ages.

We need to give Kruckers a head count 2 weeks prior so please purchase your tickets early.

No-one will be admitted to the picnic grounds before 10:30 AM. No tickets will be sold at the gate and pets are not allowed.

Fran said that we would get the picnic section near the Lake, same as last year.

Rita and Fran ask the members attending the picnic if they could bring gift baskets, Homemade Desserts, new unwrapped toys, and Knick Knacks to raffle off that day.

Please put a sticker on your donation with your name so that we can acknowledge you. For any questions or suggestions, you can reach out to Rita at

Monetary Donations to offset the cost of the raffle prizes and the children’s games are gratefully appreciated either at the May meeting or online.

Sunday October 15, 2023, 54th Annual Scholarship Dinner Dance 12:30 PM Russo’s on the Bay, Queens NY

Tickets will be available soon. $130. Per adult and $65. For children over 2 to 12 years old.

Past President Peter Segalini reminds us that the May 20, 2023, meeting will be our last before the summer break and until the September meeting. Leaving only one meeting before the October 15th Scholarship Dinner dance.

Now is the time to bring in or send in your Journal Ads, donations, or both. Journal Contracts are available at all meetings and available for download on our website.

2023 Scholarship Applications are being reviewed by our Scholarship Director Mark Draghi Our members, students and parents would like to thank Mark for all the hard work that he puts into the applications, the Bios and the yearly verifications and payments and everything else that goes with it, that he takes care of year after year for us.

Societa’ Val Trebbia e Val Nure welcomes new members Michelle Marie Bernardi, Daria Segalini, Brenda Bernardi and Philip Cavanna. Benvenuti alla nostra Societa’!

If you are receiving this newsletter as a friend of the Societa’ and not yet a member, please consider joining our Societa’.

Membership Applications are available on our website and our dues are minimal, but our cause and camaraderie are great!

President Diego Segalini reported that our members’ attendance and support of the April 16th Valtarese Foundation’s 33rd Annual Scholarship and Dinner Dance was a big success and gratefully acknowledged by the officers of their Foundation. Thanks to Luigi Covatti, Mariuccia Barborini, Stephen Forlini and his family for attending along with Diego and yours truly. Photos are on our Facebook Page.

At our last meeting, members voted to make Cantine Val Tidone the Official Cantina of Societa’ Val Trebbia e Val Nure, Inc. Congratulations to members Paul and Carmen Bazzini of Bazzini Wine Importers/Cantine Val Tidone. Thank You for your continued generosity and support of our Societa’.

At our members’ request, we will have information for the Immigrant Monument in Nogent Sur Marne France (Sister City of Bettola, Farini and Ferriere). Diego met with the people responsible in late April and will have an update for us at the next meeting.

If you’re travelling to Piacenza this August, our members are invited to the Annual Festa dell’ Amicizia. I will have more details about the date and location soon. This is the event where many of our members received the Prestigious Piacentino Benmerito nel Mondo Award in past years. It’s a great event to attend if you’re there.

Congratulations to fellow member Salvatore Segalini and Melissa Montalvo and their families on their April 15, 2023 Wedding.

Happy Mother’s Day!

See you on May 20th, please don’t forget to RSVP me if you are attending.