The Italian American Federation

of The East Bay

MEET THE OFFICERS OF THE IAF

PRESIDENT - RON BLAIR

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT - CYNTHIA MULHOLAND

FINANCIAL SECRETARY - BECKY URSINI

SECRETARY -  TONI ALSTAD

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE - ANGIE PENA

SEARGENT AT ARMS - JOHN MAZINBROOK

HOMETOWN: Pleasant Hill


HOBBIES:  Traveling


BEST MEMORY OF IAF:  Seeing my granddaughter as Princess


FAVORITE ITALIAN: My grandfather


FAVORITE ITALIAN DISH: All of them...


FAMILY REGION / TOWN IN ITALY:  Region Emilia-Romagna - City: Rimini  On  the Adriatic Sea.   


FAVORITE PAST TIME AS A KID: Swimming


FAVORITE TV SHOW: Jackie Gleason Show (growing up)   The Good Wife (today)


CHILDHOOD NICK-NAME:  Toni - Antonia was to long to yell out the window


WHO'S BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO YOU: My mother


WHY YOU BECAME AN IAF MEMBER: Granddaughter wanted to be a princess


ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD: I grew up in North Beach and when we were not spending family dinners at our grandparent’s houses, or going on picnics,  we were at the Italian Clubs very much like the Colombo Club.  My grandfather worked at a hotel on Broadway Street in San Francisco,  but was also in the Italian Opera. Education was important to my grandfather.  He covered all his grandchildren's books the first day of school and explained our responsibility of caring for them.

2ND V.P. - CINY MULHOLAND

TREASURER  - JEAN INFERRER

HOMETOWN: Oakland's Rockridge District (very Italian)


IAF MEMORY: Getting involved in the Queen Coronations


FAVORITE iTALIAN: A dear Friend, Florence Ravezzano Harvey. Lifelong would be my Maternal Grandmother, Elena Goria (wife of Carlo Goria, a founder of the Columbo Club)


FAVORITE DISH: Gnocchi with butter/cheese or pesto.


FAMILY REGION IN ITALIA: Piemonte. I still have relatives who live in the house that my Grandfather Carlo Goria was born in in 1875.  It is a little hill town north of Asti called Alfiano Natta.


CHILDHOOD PASTTIME: Listening to Grandma Elena's stories when I would land at her house after school.  Watching her at her