Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, May 15, 2009

Republican Club speakers, picnic, and monthly food drive

Everyone is invited to hear longtime Norwood residents and WWII veterans Charles Geraci and Dan Romanello speak at the 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 18 meeting of the Norwood Republican Club at the Community Center. The theme of their remarks will be “Memorial Day Memories & Remembrance.”

Both Mr. Geraci and Mr. Romanello received Purple Hearts for injuries they received during combat. Mr. Geraci was wounded twice, once from sniper fire during the 1944 Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach and then a second time during German resistance at the French seaport of Brest. Dan Romanello fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the single bloodiest battle in U.S. history. His Purple Heart was awarded for an event on the Rhein River. He will be sharing the details of both that event as well a 1944 incident that occurred on Christmas Eve when he was in France.

Everyone invited to the annual Club Picnic
Monday, June 29th starting at 6:30 pm in the Lower Millcrest Shelter. Hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, metts and drinks provided by club. Everyone should bring: a covered dish to share and a wrapped item for the Bid and Buy to raise funds for the club. New this year will be a white elephant gift exchange. Please bring a gift for a white elephant gift exchange. Any item that is already "around the house". Something that has been around for a while and that will never be used again... that old ugly vase, an old hat, fishing gear, a game, old cook book, candles. These are just shown as suggestions. The funnier the item... the funnier the game!

Food drive
Every month for the rest of the year, people attending the club meetings are being asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Norwood Food Closet. Cash donations will also be accepted.