June 2, 2009

Greetings from Gita.

Hope you’re all doing
well. We had a record rainfall in May so everyone’s garden ought to be

Our May dinner was hugely successful and we’re hoping to continue
throughout the summer. Hope you’ll be able to join us for the fun and

GITA DINNER MEETING on Monday, June 8, 2009

Our next dinner meeting will be on Monday, the 8th of June at 7 PM at
Primavera. Primavera is located at 830 E. Oakland Park Boulevard just east
of KMart. Cost is $25 payable at the door. There is currently limited
space available for this dinner. Hope to see you there.


We are now accepting reservations for parties of ANY SIZE up to tables of
12. When you make a reservation, please give me the names (both first and
last) of those in your party. ALL seats will be reserved. When you make a
reservation by email I ALWAYS respond. If you don’t get a response I
probably didn’t get your email.


Giacomo has announced a new moderately priced menu at Primavera
Restaurant. You need to check it out. Great food at reduced prices is
always welcome and especially during these rough economic times.


All the statistics are showing an uptick in real estate sales. That’s good
news. Remember both prices and interest rates are at record lows.

If you have questions about short sales or foreclosures or what’s going on
in general, call me or any of our talented Gita member Realtors.


The Opera Group meets frequently to view operas. Some are live and others
are on film. The opera group meets at a new location at 1300 East Sunrise
Blvd. This new location is larger than the previous venue. We are grateful
to the Stonewall library for its support of this activity. To get more
information and to get your name on their email list you need to get in
touch with Dominic Bisignano at [email protected]


The Ballet Group will meet at indeterminate intervals to watch dance
performances. We’ll keep you posted on upcoming events.


Quick Tricks Duplicate Bridge Club now meets twice a week, Tuesday
evenings at 6:30 and Saturday afternoons at 12:30 at the Fort Lauderdale
Bridge Club located at 700 NE 6th Terrace in Fort Lauderdale. While Mike
Donnelly continues to direct the Tuesday sessions, Carl Cronrath, the Club
Director, handles the Saturday afternoon sessions. In addition the games
are now sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League and master
points are awarded at each game. The entry fee is now $6.00


Mah Jongg anyone? this ancient game from China combines skill and luck and
is played with tiles. If you like cards or board games and a challenge,
you will probably enjoy it. Beginners welcome. Contact Keith at


I read a couple of Jay McInerney books this past month. The first was a
novel, The Good Life, which takes place in New York City post 9/11.
The second was How It Ended, which is a collection of short
stories. The author has a great eye and ear for urban life and the
characters who populate the city. Both are highly recommended.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt is a story about a group of
classics majors at a Vermont college who murder a friend. They are a bunch
of drug addicted alcoholics and it was only with great determination that
I was able to get through the book. Not really worth the effort.

Fifty Grand by Adrian McKinty came highly recommended. It was
billed as a novel of suspense but that turned out not to be true.

Have you read any good books lately?


Pictures from all previous dinners since 2003 can be found on the GITA
website. From the home page select “Photo Gallery” then select GITA-Dinners.
If you’d like prints, suitable for framing, of any of the photos on the
website, just let me know.


Chef Giacomo presents cooking classes frequently. For news about upcoming
classes or to make reservations call Primavera at 954-564-6363. Remember
you need to tell them that you are a Gita member to get the $10 discount.
Giacomo is a most amusing and entertaining teacher and really knows his
stuff. Class is delicious.


We are hoping to add more member’s business cards to our website. If you’d
like us to add your card you need to either send me a card or email me a
scan of your card. The more the merrier.


Each month at our dinners we have a raffle and give away modest prizes.
There is no charge to participate in the raffle. Again this month we will
be accepting modest raffle gifts from interested members who choose to
promote their business in this most entertaining way. Thanks to all of our

Thanks for your continued support. Hope to see you on the 8th.

Chuck Murabito

Real Estate and Title Insurance
both Residential and Commercial


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