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
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