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Benvenuto International Club of Monza

MONZA NEWS

February 2015

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March theme will be


Being a Woman

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A love letter.
Dear Melissa,
Weve been through a long road together. Things have
been not that easy for us, but we have survived and made
through ok. Overall, we have been rough on each other too
many times. It did not help that we rarely asked for help.
You had to take the high and long road to get to where you
are today.
I forgive you for making the mistakes. We have learned
from those mistakes and have started to move forward. We
have learned to not associate ourselves with certain
people. We have learned to trust our instinct. We have
learned to (mostly) not be so selfish and to not get so
frustrated with mainly yourself and, therefore, others.
Above all of the troubles, I really love you for who you are.
You are a good person. You are someone that people do
want to be around. You are a listener. You understand
people. You take the extra time to get to know people and
what they need. You remember the little details about
people and try to reach out much more than before, which
has not been easy for you.
You are a beautiful person inside and out. Your body has
been transformed over the last year into something that is
still beautiful. Take the time to appreciate yourself for all of
the things that you do. Just remember to listen to yourself
and take care of yourself. You are someone special. Do
not forget about that especially when things look scary in
your life. Take a deep breathe and take one step at a time.

Monza

NEWS
February
ADVERTISEMENTS....................................................3
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT.4
ANNOUNCEMENTS .5
FILM LIST....... .......................5
RECIPE.......................................................................5
NEWCOMERS............................................................6
PREVIOUS EVENTS .......6-7
CALENDAR..........................8
UPCOMING EVENTS............................9
WOMB....................................................10
UPCOMING EVENTS ...............................................11
ADVERTISEMENTS..................12
MEMBERS ARTICLES .......21
BIRTHDAYS..................25
GROUP ACTIVITIES..................................................26

I love you!
Sincerely,

THE BOARD.............................................................27
CLUB RULES & BABYSITTERS.......28

Me

Quote of the month

We are deeply grateful to Bolliger


International Movers for the
continuous support for
our magazine production.

Be this the central faith and fact of life:


that there is a light beyond the
darkness, and a purpose which makes
music of our confusionand we, you
and I have some part in both. Hold fast
to that and fear nothing.
G. Bullet
Provided by Arianna Gianola
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letter from the president


Hello Ladies,

big "25" year celebration and we are


planning a fantastic end of year party with
a special "silver" theme to celebrate this
great milestone in Benvenuto history. 25
years of incredible women from all over the
world, it's certainly something to be very
proud of. Naturally it needs to be
celebrated with a gorgeous outfit and a
glass of something sparkling and maybe a
dance or two....details will follow soon...We
will have our june fashion show so please
remember to give Irmi your good quality
clothes to show and sell.So have a great
Valentines Day, great Carnivale and a safe
ski trip.... Happy February...

Well February is here


and talk about a great
month !We have
romance
with
Valentines Day and
the wonderful season of Carnivale. Some
lucky ladies will be joining Ester and Ursula
on a trip to Venice at Carnivale time which
is very special.Please take lots of photos for
us to see.For the skiers amongst you, who
are looking forward to "settimana bianca",
the snow took it's time coming but now the
ski conditions are wonderful.I have had the
pleasure this year of visiting Cervinia,
Gressoney saint Jean and last weekend, Janine Davies
Passo Del Tonale which was simply
stunning. I love all the " people watching"
and the Italian ski fashion. My husband
loves getting to the slopes while it's still
dark outside and enjoying a coffee, then its
a race to get on the first chairlift so he can
be the first to ski down a perfectly pisted
run. I of course am just trying to wake up
let alone do my best run of the day.....Great
fun and enjoy your trip if you have one
planned but always be safe....Ladies , we
have some great events planned for the
coming months. This month we have Bunco
which I have never played so I am looking
forward to having a game or two and for
the first time a swop party so we can all
swop the clothes that someone else will COFFEE MORNING DATES
love. We have coming up our International
Spring food festival which will be a
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wonderful and tasty family event for all.
Last year we had food from so many
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different countries and this year ladies of
course we need your help to put on a good
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food extravaganza. We will have fun things
for the children to do and some
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entertainment for the adults.If you want to
have a food table from a certain
nationality, please see a board member
who will gladly help you.We also have our

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Announcements
Every Monday at 15.00, 18.00 and 21.00 (Except
where * 17.00 and 20.30).
For info: stubley@iol.it

www.monzacinema.it

Phone 039 671 359

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BIG EYES

Congratulations to
Arianna Gianola and
Gualtiero Bestetti and big
brothers, Ettore & Amedeo, on the
birth of

Leila Bestetti
Born on the 17th of January, 2015
weighing 4200 grams & 55cm in length

Our condolences to
Rosella Emiletti on the
loss of her mother who

For the rest of this Benvenuto year


BABYSITTING during coffee mornings is
FREE OF CHARGE.

passed away on
January 28th, 2015.
Our thoughts are with

Booking in advance is required.

her and her family.

Ivana Menegardo Develter


vicepresident@benvenutomonza.com

Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

The International
Church of Milan

Ingredients:
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup white sugar

Bible

Study

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Monza

Friday Mornings at 9:45. Would you like to learn


more about Gods word? Join us for womens Bible
study as we grow in our knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. We meet in members homes in Monza.
For more information, please call Claire Wroe at 039
327 775.

COME STUDY WITH US!


The International Church of Milan is a Bible
believing, non-denominational, English speaking
church for the whole family.
We are now meeting at Viale Toscana 46/8, 20089 Rozzano (MI)
each Sunday at 17:30. Weekly Bible studies for men/women/
students are available.
For more info please contact
Jim at 349 766 9678 or refer to our website
www.icm-milan.org

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1 egg
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees
C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Combine the peanut butter, white sugar and
egg. Mix until smooth.
3. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared
baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175
degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes. Do not overbake!
These cookies are best when they are still soft
and just barely brown on the bottoms.

YUM!

Newcomers

Rachel Hawes
(UK)

Tanja
Mergenthaler
(DE)

Janine (President), Rachel, Tanja


and Susan (Newcomers Director)

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Upcoming events
WANT TO TRY A SWAP PARTY ?
Then be ready on 19th February, 10 a.m.
Julias House in Camparada

How many times have you stood in front of your closet complaining you had nothing to wear?
Despite our wardrobes are overflowing with shoes, tops, dresses, and jeans we still become weary of repeatedly
wearing the same pieces. Its a problem that many women have dealt with. Too bad we dont all have unlimited
budgets to buy heaps of clothes and accessories whenever were sick of the old stuff. However, if your wardrobe is in
desperate need of an update a clothing swap with friends might be the best alternative.
Born in Manhattan, the paradise of shoppers, SWAPPING is the top fashion event, the most glamorous and up to date
way to shop for free and give your clothes a new try.
You dont need to be a fashion-victim to take part to a Swap Party, just the opposite: if you are a fashion-victim this is
the coolest way to get rid of some of your clothes and barter for nothing.
Why do it? Beyond being economical, eco-friendly, and an excuse to clean out your closet, a swap party with friends is
far more fun than any other usual party youve ever experienced before.
What exactly is it? A clothing swap is a party where you and each of the other attendees bring your excess stuff and
exchange them with others, to freshen up your wardrobe.
Remember the old saying that someones
trash is another persons treasure? The same principle applies to a clothing swap. While you might be tired of your
clothes, they might be just what one of your friends have been looking for.

A few rules:
1. Only 20 ladies can take part to it, as it will be hosted in one of the Benvenuto members home, so be
quick in booking your place as the principle first come first serve will be applied.
2. A fee of 5 euros will be asked to all attendees for drinks and appetizers
3. Each lady is asked to bring a maximum of 5 items, all in perfect conditions, choosing from clothes or
accessories ( handbags, scarves, jewellery, sunglasses, unopened beauty- products), or any unwanted
clothing, regardless of the weather outside. Tank tops and T-shirts make great layering pieces year
round.
Items that wont be accepted are bathing suits, underwear, shoes.
Please note that if you are unable to attend a Special Activity for which you have paid, a
minimum
of 48 hours notice is required for
cancellation but a refund cannot always be guaranteed.
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Upcoming events

WARM is a concept inspired by all the cool, fantastic, and strong women I
have the pleasure to know. The current tradition of International Womens
Day - yellow flowers and a pizza night out- does not do us justice in
celebrating our unique talents and beauty. This is my brainchild, a labor of
love, and a tribute to all the women I have the pleasure to know and to
those I have yet to know. WARM is for women only, women of all ages. I
believe that a beautiful woman is built on a foundation of intelligence and
self-confidence. The message I want to convey is that we are beautiful, no
matter what the mass media bombards us with. So, if you would like to
celebrate our sisterhood, with a talent show, dinner & dance, please join me
for a phantasmagorical celebration of sisterhood. Please bring your
dancing shoes, girl friends and a positive attitude for a real girls night out.
Tickets are limited and were sold out at the last two years events. This is
NOT a Benevento event. All profits go to CADOM (Benvenuto charity) and
the animal shelter of Padero.

WOMB
Cecilia Atzori
What has been the biggest life changing experience for you
and how has it changed you?
The most important moment of my life was the meeting in 2000 with
Federico that I later married.
He won me over by loving and accepting me for who I am and
making me a complete and better person.
I could not believe it. It was like a dream: Prince Charming knocked
at my door when I was 37 years old and blew everything as a strong
hurricane, but at the same time, as the Rose of the Winds, pointed
to me the right direction. Fantaboulous !
This stormy wind has been my salvation, my happiness. I felt reborn.
After an initial period of shock and fear, it became easy to surrender to the power of vulnerability ... following the reasons of
the heart.
After 15 years and a wonderful gift, our daughter Sofia, 10 years old, I thank my parents for teaching me the fundamental
values of my life: respect, love, family and friendship.
Thanks Federico, thanks Sofia: you are my secret weapon, my balance, my joy and my harmony.

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Members Articles
CHARITY IS LOVE

During our last committee meeting we underlined the


great need that many associations are having in this
time of crisis and our desire to contribute in some way
to help out.
We can however focus on offering assistance in many
ways....
Time and caring are of great importance......
If you know of anyone in San Gerardo hospital who
would appreciate some company please contact Janu
to organize visits. For the Vimercate Hospital contact
Anna Bodini.
On Saturday, 31st January, Carla, Janu, Marina and
Pauline accepted the invitation to visit the Banco di
Solidariet Madre Teresa Onlus in Giussano. This is
one of our charities and is currently giving assistance
to an ever-increasing number of people who for
various reasons are in dire straits. Even during the
short time we spent with the volunteers in the dept,
we witnessed the arrival of a father and three young
children, most likely in hand-me-downs and certainly in
search of support - a stark reminder that the needy are
right here amongst us. Maddalena and Martino, two of
the people in charge of this charity, were intrigued
(and grateful) to hear that our group is interested in
helping them with their endeavours. It was outlined to
us how individuals and families are "referred" to the
association and subsequently receive food parcels, the
contents of which are calculated according to the
number/age of the various family members. The
parcels are normally delivered by a couple of
volunteers on a fortnightly basis. It's not the "handout"
alone that counts - the willingness of the volunteers to
reach out and listen is a priceless gift AND it bears
fruit...many of those who have to seek support then try
to reciprocate as best they can.
Next time you go shopping, please spare a thought for
this charity and, if possible, purchase an extra item or
two to bring along to the coffee morning on March
12th. We would ideally like this to be an ongoing
commitment and hope to collect food items at each
coffee morning but we could also designate "collection
points" at various members' homes. We will keep you
informed on that.
The food items which would be most appreciated are:
PASTA - RICE - CANS (TUNA/TOMATOES/PEAS/
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VEG etc) - UHT MILK - OIL - COFFEE - BREAKFAST


ITEMS (all with a reasonable expiry date).
Thanks so much!
Marga, Carla, and Marina visited one of the charities
chosen, ' Fraternit Capitanio' to find out more about
their Mowgli Project, so that we can find out if our club
can be of greater use to them during the year. By
assisting young people with learning problems this
project has been successful in reducing the number of
students that drop out or interrupt their studies.
If you feel you have time to offer this project please do
not hesitate to contact us or Luisa Forlini.
We will continue collecting spectacles you no longer
use at our April coffee morning. We will also continue
giving our support to the Asilo notturno in Monza.
Before our April coffee morning we will give a list of the
men's items the Asilo notturno is short of.
NB. Whatever clothing (men and women's clothes))
you may have to give away will be collected, starting
from the APRIL COFFEE MORNING by Carla Foggini
who has found that the Caritas in Vedano is a wellorganized association that is worth supporting.
The associations supported by the club are very
grateful for all the help you all offer...
Thank you ladies....

Adua has kindly given us the photographs of the


memorable ceremony that took place on the 17th
January 2015 in the Centro Slancio in Monza.
SLANCIO has honoured our club with a special tag
placed in the entrance next to 'l'albero delle vite
racchiuse', on the 'Mosaico della solidariet' for the
support received last year.

Members Articles
HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS Francois Lelord
Submitted by Barbara De Savorgnani

This short book deals with Hector, the psychiatrist who, concerned that so many of his patients who should be happy,
were not, went on a working holiday around the world seeking to find out just what it is that defines happiness, making
the following notes along the way.
Making comparisons can spoil your happiness
Happiness often comes when least expected
Many people see happiness only in their future
Many people think that happiness comes from having more power and more money
Sometimes happiness is not knowing the whole story
Happiness is a long walk in beautiful, unfamiliar mountains
It is a mistake to think that happiness is the goal
Happiness is being with the people you love (8b Unhappiness is being separated from the people that you love)
Happiness is knowing your family lacks for nothing
Happiness is doing a job you love
Happiness is having a home and a garden of your own
It is harder to be happy in a country run by bad people
Happiness is feeling useful to others
Happiness is being loved for exactly who you are
Happiness comes when you feel truly alive
Happiness is knowing how to celebrate
Happiness is caring about the happiness of those that you love
Happiness is not attaching too much importance to what other people think
The sun and the sea make everyone happy
Happiness is a certain way of seeing things
Rivalry poisons happiness
Women care more than men about making others happy
Happiness means making sure that those around you are happy
At the end of the book he makes the following observations:
So how do we know how to recognise happiness? ..we compare our present situation to our past experiences, or to a
situation or experience of others. To really savour a moment of happiness, one has to try and forget about the past and
other people. If one is constantly making comparisons, its hard to ever feel happy.
Are people happier in rich societies? Studies show that below a certain level of poverty, its very hard to be happy.
However, once basic needs have been met and if one also lives in a community of people with roughly similar standard of
living, being richer doesnt significantly increase happiness. Poor people living in poor countries are much happier than
poor people living in wealthier countries. In fact whats most important is to feel acceptance amongst ones social group.

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Members Articles
EVERY DAY IS A DAY FOR HIGHER LOVE
Adapted from the works of Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. & submitted by
Anna Bodini

Every year Valentines Day is proclaimed to be the one and


only day devoted to love. And while it is pleasant to get or to
give a show of love on that day, there are 364 other days in
the year in which we can also be loving toward our partner.
Susan often said that, "Every day needs to be a special day
for honoring our mates and practicing love in its highest
sense." She emphasized that to be the best partner
possible, we need to create a "Higher Love" in our special
relationships.
Higher Love in a relationship can be distilled down to two
things:
Inspiration and Deep Appreciation
Inspiration can mean a number of different things to different
people. Yet the basic tenants are the same. Inspiration in a
relationship means:
First and foremost we are a friend to our partners... and we
treat them accordingly
As guardian over another person's feelings, we lift that
person up spiritually when their self-esteem falters
When our loved one doubts their own beauty, we remind
them how beautiful they are
We encourage our partner to stretch and grow even if we
fear they could grow away from us
We stretch and grow ourselves in order that we become a
support instead of a burden to our partner
We applaud when our partner succeeds or doesn't
succeed. We are there for them in times of celebration and
in times of need
Our support is reciprocal
We don't buy into dependency, but encourage our partner
to stand on their own two feet
We don't require that our partner make us happy, but that
we make them happy
The beauty of all these wonderful actions in a relationship is
that as we offer inspiration to our beloved, we will also
inspire ourselves. Conversely, when we drag our mate
down, we drag ourselves down as well. To be inspired in
your relationship, to create a Higher Love, you must protect
the wounded child within your partner instead of making it
bleed more than it already is bleeding. The inspiration lies in
both the care and nurturing of your partner and the care and
nurturing of yourself as a partner.
Deep Appreciation is one of the most precious gifts we can

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give to our partner. Letting them know how grateful we are


for their presence in our lives is a gift that truly keeps on
giving.
We need to remember to express our thanks for the gifts we
are given through our relationship, and if we are conscious
we will notice that the gifts are many. Thank you... thank
you... thank you, as Susan suggested repeating often.
When we express our appreciation to our mate, we can feel
the abundance in our relationship instead of feeling any
sense of lack. We feel enriched and so does our partner.
Susan recommended that we constantly acknowledge the
graciousness that their presence brings to our lives.
Whether it is a simple thank you for a routine action or a
public announcement recognizing your partners importance
in your life, make time to be openly and frankly grateful.
Here are a few of Susan's recommended things to say to
your partner to show appreciation:
YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING SO MUCH TO MY LIFE.
YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL PERSON.
I LEARN FROM YOU.
I FEEL SUPPORTED BY YOU.
I FEEL BLESSED BY THE WAY YOU LOVE ME.
She believed that if we say these things often, not only in
private but also in the presence of other people, we are
validating our partners value and that nothing will make
them feel more special.
Inspiration and Deep Appreciation are two of the most
important ingredients for bringing your relationship to a
Higher Love. But why wait until Valentines Day?
Today is a good day to start actively focusing on moving our
relationships up to a Higher Love, an aware love, an adult
love, and one that allows us to feel good about ourselves
and the love we have in our lives.
Today and everyday should be Valentines Day - a special
day of inspiration and deep appreciation for your
relationship and your partner.

Waves kissing shores


Waves whipping rocks
In flowing rythmn
Come and go
Mingling into the sea
Breeding life underwater:
That's love!
by Lia Orlandi

Members Articles
Love Means

by Rachael Martin

Mum, what's love?


Should you ask me Sofa sprawled mother child
And your elbow digs into my rib
But that's okay
Because it's you.
And what indeed means love?
As I look up at bookshelves
Breathing a thousand tales of love
And words spent in definition.
I could tell you of distressed damsels
Knights of old and a chivalric code
Of Arthur and Guinevere and other loves doomed
Of a dowry of a table
Given with a young woman who would then
Destroy all it meant herself.
Again, for love,
But for the wrong man.
I could tell you of a girl named Juliet
That like all true Shakespearean tragic heroes
Had to die. Or rather of Capulets and Montagues
And blood lost on juvenile swords.
Yes, you'd love that.
I could tell you of a young woman
Who drank it all in and met her prince,
Of a happy-ended wedding,
Of a thousand girls all weddinged-up
Saddling silver-backed unicorns
Or rather clapped-out Fiat 500s,
Only the brakes need attention
But who cares anyway;

Yes I would tell you all this


And you would look at me
And try to follow
Instead I tell you only this.
Love is
And what is then was.
Each love is different
Each one unique
What is important is that it is.
I love you mum
I love you too
I love you more
And thus begins our own love song
And within us a thousand tiny shattered stars
Flicker to the tune of the universe,
And within all this
I smile and vow to be a better wife
For words are all too easy
And whatever I may tell you
You will watch
Eyes surveying all that is and is not.
Yes, you will watch and learn that I do.

Love is...
by some lovely Benvenuto ladies

Love is friendship and the joy of shared experience which


is exactly what Benvenuto is all about.
Love is taking your dog out early in the morning even
when it's raining and cold and you would just love to
stay in bed.
Love is watching my daughters sleep.

Or of the after
Where Austen stopped,
Years of patching a life together
Only to die in separate endings.
And compromise.
Yes, there's a lot of compromise.
Then I would tell you of a woman
Who sits middle aged
With a middle aged man
In a middle aged loveship
Seemingly far from youth and impulse
Yet knows she loves and lives that love;
Of an elderly man who delicately dresses an ageing woman,
Brushes her hair,
Tenderly applies her favourite lipstick
To a ravaged hollowed hallowed
Woman yet his wife
And knows she has to die.

Love is holding your children so very close to you when


they are small but slowly being able to let them go when
they are teenagers so that they become independent
adults.
Love is about trust.
Love is patient and focusing on the best in the other
person rather than picking fault, so not easy after 20
years of being with someone!
Love cannot easily be defined.
Love is that infinite and unconditional bond that must
be experienced to be known.
Love is the gift we should donate to ourselves, first of
all, and to others.
Love is our true essence.
Love is the essence of life.
Conducted and collected by Rachael Martin

February 2015 monza news 24

Date

Name

Feb 4

Nicole Schwaebe

Date
Feb 24

Feb 8

Rebecca Maccagno

Name

Feb 25

Daniela Cavenaghi
Diana Testa

Feb 28

Chiara Procaccini

Feb 11

Julia Waters-de zordi

Feb 13

Anna Maria Di Marzio

Mar 01

Adua Ornstein

Giovanna Casati

Mar 03

Rebecca Jackson

Mar 05

Luisa Forlini

Mar 07

Eugenia Papadaki

Feb 18

Janine Davies

AY

Cheryl Stockman

Lisa Harding

Rachael Martin

BIRTHD

Sandra Cacciatore

Feb 9

Feb 14

HAPPY

MEMBERS CLASSES
Contact Details

Information

Class and Times

Venue

Janu Soner
Cell: 3482610278
Home: 0392305215
janusoner@hotmail.com

Get strong, flexible, focused, balanced and in


shape with YOGA, a more
holistic
approach to
your physical fitness.

Yoga 1 (Gentle Yoga)


Wednesday 9.30am

Sporting Club

Call/email for more info or


to book for a free trial
class!
Isabella Ranieri
Info: 333 6921877
Isabella.ranieri@alice.it

Rachael Martin
Cell: 338 5213 716

Yoga 2 (Dynamic Yoga)


Wednesday 11am
Friday Yoga (Free Spirit)
Friday 10am

Academy Dance and Fitness,


Via F Cavallotti, 18, Lissone
As above

PLACES AVAILABLE!!!
Dancer and Zumba
instructor.

Zumba classes every TuesFri mornings 10:00 11:00

Come and join us for a


fun fitness party that will
get you moving and
healthy! Zumba! Let it
move you!!!

@NG DANCE school


Via Schiaparelli 6
Villasanta

Mother-tongue English
teacher with experience
in all levels and ages.

To be arranged

To be arranged

ONE TO ONE and


GROUP ENGLISH/
ITALIAN CLASSES
adults, children and
teenagers

to be confirmed

Monza area

rachael_martin@yahoo.co
m
Diana Testa
338 9788281
diana_testa@hotmail.it

If you are a Benvenuto member and you wish to advertise your private classes, please contact the editor.
The monthly contribution is Euro %.00

25 February 2015 monza news

GROUP ACTIVITIES
Activity

Contacts

Tel & email

Meets

Venue

Cost

BOOK CLUB
ONE

Barbara de
Savorgnani

039 200 6664


333 4931 018
barbianne@fastwebnet.it

3rd Thursday every


month,
10:00 to 12:00

Cindy Brizzis home

Annual book
cost 15

BOOK CLUB
TWO

Anne Stubley

039 671 359


stubley@iol.it

Usually 1st Tuesday


every month, 10:00 to Anne Stubleys home
12:00

Annual book
cost 20

READING
GROUP

Anne Stubley

039 671 359


Stubley@iol.it

Once a month
14:00 to 16:00

Members home or at a
bar

free

WRITING
GROUP

Anna Bodini

Twice a month

Usually at the Sporting


Club

Free

Anja: 339 393 0492


anja.bollhof@gmail.com

Every Wednesday,
10:00 to 12:00

Cold/rainy weather: Crivi


Bar, Vedano al Lambro. Free
Sunny days: Parco di
Monza (exact location
tbc)

MOMS NIGHT
Gayna Clark
OUT

gaynaclark@hotmail.com

Once a month

Different restaurants

MONZA
WALKERS

Cindy Brizzi

039 321 284


cindy@brizzifamily.com

Every Monday,
9:15

Bar Cavriga, Monza Park

No charge

FRENCH
SPEAKING
GROUP

Ivana Menegar- 039 647 962


do-Develter
Ivanamenegardo @yahoo.fr

La renconte avec les


francophones est
mensuelle.

n/a

n/a

PARENTS &
TODDLERS

Anja Bollhof

Anna: 039 608 2896


annamurabitobodini@yahoo.com

Thur of Coffee
morning immediately
Sporting Club please
after meeting, and
contact Giovanna Casati
Thur 2 weeks later at
14:30

Free

039 671 359


Stubley@iol.it

Every Monday
afternoon

n/a

n/a

Ute Pastorelli
Wiechern
Ursula
Accordino

Ute: 039 367 397


ute.wiechern@teletu.it
Ursula: 039 920 5461
cicciono.uschi@alice.it

Every 1st and 3rd


Thursday
15:00 to 17:00

Sporting Club Lounge

Free

LANGUAGE
EXCHANGE

Marisa
Cerizzi

039 249 6967

Every Wednesday,
10:00 to 12:00

Sporting Club

Free

NEIGHBORHOOD
NETWORK
Vimercate

Anna Bodini & Anna: 039 608 2896


Gabriella
Gabriella: 039 685 0808
Mapelli
gabriella.mapelli@live.com

First Thursday of the


month - please
contact before

La Camilla, Vimercate

Free

ENGLISH
SPEAKING
GROUP

Giovanna
Casati

MONDAY
ENGLISH
MOVIE

Anne Stubley

GERMAN
SPEAKING
GROUP

039 382 048


casatigiov@tiscali.it

February 2015 monza news 26

BOARD
benvenuto monza

President

RS

BE
MEM

Janine Davies
331 54 24 443
president@benvenutomonza.com

Ivana Menegardo-Develter
338 53 54 240
vicepresident@benvenutomonza.com

Vice President
Zizeth Maroun
Sushil Penuti

320 31 43 665
treasurer@benvenutomonza.com

039324083 / 3409168552
secretary@benvenutomonza.com

Treasurer

Secretar

Eleonora Litta Durban


347 22 44 927
Membership
@benvenutomonza.com

Julia Waters-DeZordi
338 23 97 850
specialactivities@
benvenutomonza.com

Membership

Special Activities

Anna Vicentini

Susan Edick-Gianferrara

348 87 12 329

392 16 05 714

publicrelations@

newcomers@
benvenutomonza.com

benvenutomonza.com

New

Public Relations

Charity Co-Chair:
Melissa Saucedo
3389386783
editor@benvenutomonza.com

Editor
27 February 2015 monza news

Marina Lambrechts

Honorary Members:
Barbara De Savorgnani

CLUB RULES
The Benvenuto International Club of Monza
welcomes English-speaking women from all over the world
and fosters international fellowship through its various
activities. A monthly Coffee Morning is the Clubs principal
social function. The Club is non-profit, non-denominational
and a-political. English shall be the official language of the
Club. All work performed by the Board and its committees is
done on a voluntary basis.

Membership:
The membership year runs from September through June of
the following year. The Membership Fee for current members
is due and payable no later than the October Coffee Morning
of each year. A full years Membership Fee is payable by new
members until February at which time new members pay
one-half of the Membership Fee. For any questions about
membership contact the Membership Director.

Name Badges:
Name badges are supplied to each member to be worn at
each Coffee Morning. If Members forget their name badge
they will be required to pay a fine.

Guests:
Members are welcome to bring a guest to one Coffee Morning
to introduce potential members to the Club. The same guest
is only allowed to attend two Coffee Mornings and the
Christmas meeting per year. The Guest Fee is 4. All guests
will be given a nametag to wear during the meeting.

Commercial Sales, Logo, Directory, Members Services:


No commercial sales are permitted at Club functions and
neither the Benvenuto Club logo nor the membership
directory is to be used for any commercial purposes. For a
contribution, members providing goods and services are
invited to post advertisements in the Monza News.

Babysitting during coffee mornings:


Children are not allowed in the big hall in the Sporting Club
where the monthly meetings are held. This is due to the
Insurance and the requirements of the Sporting club itself.
Babysitting is offered during coffee mornings, please contact
Ivana (vicepresident@benvenutomonza.com) to book Baby
Sitting. For the
moment this service is free of charge if you
book in advance.

BABYSITTERS
From

Name

Language

Telephone

Transport

Carate Brianza

Camilla Riva

EN

036 299 3953 or 338 459 8262

Own

Cosetta Riva

IT, GER, EN

362 993 953 or 335 620 2887

Own

Albiate

Erica Callisaya Vela

IT, EN, ES

320 481 3559

Own

Lissone

Sujanika Elvitigalage Dona

IT, EN, ES

338 4735 895

Own

Macherio

Sara Valtorta

IT

338 247 5082

Own

Monza

Giorgette Savy

IT, FR, EN

039 380 816

Own

Daphne D'Amato

IT, EN, Dutch

346 628 1605

Own

Mileth Hernandez

IT, ES

327 291 5270

Own

Stefania Candurra

IT

347 645 0884

Wendy Hodgson

IT, EN

3407969829

Own

Giulia Milan

IT, EN, FR

3392071971

Claudia Ghilardi

IT, EN

3803458183

Francesca Barzaghi

IT, GER, EN

333 678 1489

Josy Arcaya

IT, ES, EN

329 073 3910

Sylvia Malnati

IT, FR

348 244 2570

Own

Genevieve Sumiller

EN

3884426131

Elizabeth Sabado

IT, EN

3450121809

Own

Maria Castro

IT, EN

3896488867

Own

Arianna D'Onofrio

IT, EN,Greek

0392496666, or 3468336219

No

Vedano al Lambro

Disclamer: This list of babysitters have been produced for information purposes only and the club takes no responsibility for the qualifications of
these babysitters. However, all these names have been provided by members who have used their services.

February 2015 monza news 28

Emergency Services

Free Call Numbers (Numero Verdi)


These national emergency numbers can be reached from
pay telephones, without the use of a phone card or money.

Telephone

Service
Emergency Service Ambulance
(Pronto Soccorso) - www.118milano.it

118

National Police (Carabineri)

112

Local Police

113

Fire Brigade (Vigili del fuoco)

115

Forest Fire (Incendio boschivo)

1515

Car Breakdown Assistance


(Soccorso stradale)
Emergency Doctors (Medici Volanti)

116

In Case of a night-time health problem that is not serious enough


for the Hospital Emergency room service, but needs to be attended to quickly, call: EMERGENCY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
Guardia Medica

National Call Number:

840 500 092


Recommendation*:
Listen to the recording (in Italian) and wait for an operator on the
line.
If you dont speak Italian, ask for someone who speaks English.
You have to give them all of your personal information: name,
address, telephone number and the description of your illness.
Ask if there is a doctor who speaks English or your language.
They will have a doctor call you back in the next hour (usually
faster). The doctor will tell you, if they need to make a house visit
or if you should to go to the nearest GUARDIA MEDICA. They
will give you the address of the closest one to your location.
The visit is usually free of charge. House visits may be different.
This service usually works very well for a quick diagnosis or to
resolve a problem, and to obtain a prescription to go to the
pharmacy.

7733

Emergency Numbers for Lombardy

24-hour Pharmacies (chemists) in


Lombardy

Pronto Farmacia
Tel: 800 801 185

Numero Verde

The Pronto Farmacia helpline helps people to locate an open


pharmacy in Lombardy. It also assists those in need of urgent
prescriptions and general information. The service is available 24
hours a day.
Every pharmacy is obliged to display a list of pharmacies open at
night outside their door. The pharmacies open at night must keep
their sign illuminated and the bell visible.

For further information:


http://milan.angloinfo.com/information/31/em_no.asp
http://www.aslmonzabrianza.it/

29 February 2015 monza news

*Many thanks to Marilena Nigretti, a Benvenuto Member

and local pharmacist, who provided much of the information presented here. Marilena has a Pharmacy
(Farmacia Trevisan) in Usmate-Velate and she speaks
fluent English.

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