- Mario Lanza Society
Of NY 5th Anniversary Luncheon
- The Mario Lanza Society of New York will have its annual
luncheon at Patsy,s Restaurant located at 236 West 56th Street in New York
City on December 4th at 1:00 P.M. Club president Bill Ronayne will be
on hand to welcome all fans of the great tenor as well as special invited
guest the noted tenor Giuseppe Taormina in celebration of the fifth anniversary
of the club,s formation. Mr. Taormina, who was the first-ever Cavaliere
di Collana in the United States, will perform.
- The event will feature a three-course lunch with a cash
bar. The musical program will also consist of rare archival recordings
of Mario Lanza as well as some carols in time for the holidays. Reservations
are required and seating is limited. Admission is $50.00 for club members
and $60.00 for nonmembers. For more information and to make a reservation
contact Bill Ronayne at 718-338-8662 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Since its inception, The Mario Lanza Society of New York
has grown to over 150 members worldwide and has received recognition from
former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the Council of the City
of New York, which awarded the club a proclamation for its efforts in promoting
and preserving Lanza,s memory.
- The Society publishes a very well received 16-page newsletter
called The Legacy of Mario Lanza which contains informative articles about
Mr. Lanza's career and also information about events and new CD releases
featuring Lanza. Honorary members include Lanza's Aunt Julia, Kathryn
Grayson, Elaine Malbin, Damon Lanza, Bob Dolfi, Clyde Smith and Steven
Cutler. Membership in the society costs $20.00 a year in the U.S.A. and
$25.00 a year for those outside of the U.S.A. Members receive a four-issue
subscription to The Legacy of Mario Lanza newsletter and an invitation
to all club events. The Society can be contacted by sending a letter to
The Mario Lanza Society of New York c/o Bill Ronayne 3315 Avenue J Brooklyn,
N.Y. 11210. They can also be reached by telephone at 718-338-8662 or by
email at email@example.com.