Holiday Party

Sunday, December 8th

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The deadline to sign up is Monday, December 2nd!

THE AONE HOLIDAY PARTY RETURNS again ... but there's a change! As many of you have heard, the Josiah Smith Tavern in Weston, MA, is being "repurposed" and is no longer available to us. AONE President and Partymaster Tom Lesko searched near and far for a suitable replacement, discussed it with the AONE BoD, and arrived at:

The Venetian Room in The Chateau Italian Restaurant on Route 1 in Norwood, MA. Despite its decidedly non-Italian name, it's a small greater-Boston Italian restaurant chain that's been around for several decades. (It's also just across the street from Ferrari of New England.) We will have a private function room all to ourselves, we'll be served a big Italian buffet, and there'll be a cash bar (no BYOB this time). The Venetian Room entrance (labeled "Function Room") is on the right side of the building — please enter there. We don’t have to do a thing — just show up and enjoy!

Because the overall cost will be less than hiring the caterer and renting the hall, your cost will be just $20 per person for members and their families ($30 for non-members), and $10 for children under 12. That's substantially less than our actual costs — the club will be paying for the rest. Given that it’s easy to spend much more than that at any area restaurant, and that we’ll be partaking of it all with our Alfa club friends, it’s a true bargain!

We’ll also be doing our traditional "Yankee Swap" holiday gift exchange again — it's always such a hoot! Each attendee should bring a wrapped gift valued at around $20, serious or humorous, automotive or not, for either gender. There isn’t room to describe how it works here, but rest assured that it’s great fun! Remember to bring useful or humorous gifts for the Yankee Swap — that will make the "swapping" that much more fun! One year, a member brought two lobsters in a tub of ice! 

Our party will run from 5:00 pm on Sunday, December 8th, until they kick us out! We’ll begin with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, followed by dinner, followed by the Yankee Swap, followed by general revelry. Dress is casual, but you might want to wash your blue jeans. If you have any questions, contact President Tom Lesko (see above). Tom will again be presenting a slide show of images from this year's AONE events. He will also have some holiday music in the background again.

Sorry, no PayPal accepted this time, but you can pay at the door (cash or check) or send a check (payable to AONE) sufficiently in advance of December 2nd to our Treasurer:

Peter Walker
76 Baker Ave.
Beverly, MA 01915-3540

Please let Tom Lesko ( or 781-749-9132) know by December 2nd if you are attending (or have to cancel), as we must give the restaurant a head count by that date.

This will be a great way to wind up the year, reminisce over the season’s activities, and toast each other and our Alfas. It’s going to be another grand time — see you all there!Tiny Quadrifoglio

Directions to the Chateau
404 Providence Hwy (Route 1), Norwood, MA 02062 781-762-5335
      (See Map & Directions button above)

• From the South: Take I-95 to Exit 11B for Neponset St. Follow Neponset St northwest for about 1.5 mile until you reach the rotary over Route 1. Take Route 1 north a short distance and the Chateau will be on your right. The Venetian Room entrance (labeled "Function Room") is on the right side of the building — please enter there.

• From the West and North: Take I-95 (Route 128) to Exit 15B for Route 1 South. Take Route 1 for about 3 miles to the Nahatan St / Neponset St rotary. Take the rotary all the way around and get back on Route 1 northbound. The Chateau will be a short distance up on your right. The Venetian Room entrance (labeled "Function Room") is on the right side of the building — please enter there.

• From the East: Take I-93 West to I-95 South. Then follow the "From the West and North" instructions.


Holiday Party