Testimonials

Unsolicited testimonials

ABOUT THE F.I.O.R.E.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS…..

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Nelson,
Just a big thank you for providing the Fiore Membership a tremendous dose of entertainment. It was reminiscent of classic live TV such as Red Skelton or Carol Burnett. Bob was such a great and willing part of his own “Italianization”. That is why the growth of the FIORE has continued and your dedication to the “cause” does not go unnoticed.

(Chef) Charles La Forte

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Wow, that is fantastic Nelson! A true testiment to you and the remaining original founders who built this non-organization from the first non-concept non-meeting at the Starbucks on Flamingo and Arville, to the old Greek Isle, to downtown, to now this.
Too bad life and work get in the way from me joining the events, but I have extremely fond memories and truly enjoy watching it grow.
Bravissimo!!

Merry Christmas to you and family my friend.

Matt

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Dear Nelson,
In all of my years of playing Mrs. Claus, I have to tell you that the FIORE Christmas Party was the best I have ever attended! It was such a fun event with everything done to perfection.

I think everyone enjoyed the festive atmosphere, the great musical entertainment and the delicious food. You did your usual outstanding job of coordinating and hosting the program.

I told Santa to be extra good to you this year. I enjoyed seeing all of the great photos in the Las Vegas Tribune. Thank you again for inviting me to join the fun!
Merry Christmas Nelson!

Cheers from the North Pole,

Patricia Lindberg (Mrs. Claus)

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Nelson, the food was amazing, as usual, and the entertainment was over the top. Once again you treated us non-members to world-class singers and musicians. We all get Presidential treatment at the Non-Club FIORE!

Ron & Nannette DiMascio

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Nice of you to use the “royal WE” Nelson, but, for all purposes, ALL the credit goes to you.

To FIORE, you give your heart and your soul and it COMES THROUGH like it did yesterday.

No speaker, nothing in particular except roses and chocolate, and just LOOK at the turnout!

I’d say nothing short of spectacular!

Peter Anthony

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In a message dated 11/14/2014 9:38:32 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, j.r.stanley@hotmail.com writes:
Nelson
Yesterdays luncheon was wonderful. I don’t know if you receive enough cudos from individual members. So here’s one from me.
Thanks
Joe
P.S. could you please send me the name of your friend
I would love to research his music.
Thanks again
Joe R. Stanley.

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Thank you for having me I love you guys!
Sincerely,
Michele
Michele Fiore
Nevada Assemblywoman

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Ron and I had a great time at the Halloween party. Pete, our guest, had such a good time, he applied to become a president.

The music was excellent, as usual. The radio skit was awesome.  And the food…wow. That fish with the rosemary sauce was to die for (And I have never said that before). Ron loved the Chicken Angelo, and of course the pasta was like eating at home.

You in a red dress, gun holster and blonde hair is now emblazoned on my brain. Your lovely bride looked delightfully horrifying.

Thank you Nelson, we appreciate you sharing your world with us.

Warmly,
Nannette & Ron DiMascio

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Thanks!!!! What a great time I had. You guys are the MOST fun crowd in town!
Heidi Harris

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Good Morning , Thank you for a wonderful time yesterday. Your FIORE event was just delightful and Gary and I are looking forward to the Halloween evening. Your special charm and wit are both entertaining and engaging. To bring laughter to so many, is a true gift!
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Nicole and Gary Duffel

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Just a quick blast to say thanks for another fine outing with the non-club club FIORE on this most recent Thursday night.
It is quite enjoyable to socialize with the many fine people in attendance. The food is very good, the entertainment is excellent, and the atmosphere is fun to be a part of.
Wishing you Good Health and Continued Success as I look forward to the August gathering.
Thanks.

Spike Measer

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Thanks again for a wonderful Valentine’s Day event. Richard and Sydney H. loved it
and want to join our non-club. Please add their email address to the non-club mailing list.
See you next month.

Tom Saitta aka Tommasino

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Godfather,

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to deliver the blessing. It was an honor.
As always it was great to see you & the rest of the group .
I think Angelo is doing a great job with the club as well.

Thanks!
Paul Campanella

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Lovely event, one of nicest lunches I’ve enjoyed, nice that your daughter and Bill Jansen and Jim Marsh and oh so many were having a really good time, you added a lot to so many’s holiday week. mike (Michael Schaefer)

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Thank you for inviting me to FIORE it was fun and look forward to enjoying more good times.

Vicki

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Congrats…well done!!!.
A nice fun filled time was had by all.
The food was delicious. The IAC looked entertaining…and upbeat.

Another 5 star party my friend.
Thanks to YOU.
CV

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Nelson,
Great Christmas party you put together today, good food,friendly people, and a lot of entertainment, and laughs.I look forward to the next gathering. Sam Pizzo

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That sure was a wonderful Christmas party! It was such a pleasure to experience such world-class in such a delightful setting. The new people we met were fun and friendly. And the food…I doubt that any connoisseur of fine Italian food would have anything to say except, “That’s like how Mom used to make that sauce, those meatballs, the sausage and peppers…” The desserts were amazing too. Thank you Nelson! It was great to see our old and new friends.

Ron & Nannette DiMascio

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In a message dated 12/13/2012 6:07:23 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, KWalther@aol.com writes:

……one of the BEST FIORE Luncheons ever……

Ken and Lena Walther

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In a message dated November 9, 2012, Tom Saitta writes:

Nelson,
I had a great time yesterday and regret not coming sooner. I will be there from now on and will bring my wife Alice. If I can ever help you with anything let me know. What a great job you do and what a great group of people.

Tom

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THANK YOU.
From the bottom of my heart thank you and the Bakies.
You out did your self’s today
I used my $50.00 winning today to purchase their book.
Bought lunch and tickets for two and received a free book.
What a country and what a club!!!
President Richard Wellington

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What a great event, Nelson.
The March 8 luncheon was a great success.
The F.I.O.R.E. club is a very classy operation.
You really know how to do it up right.
I have a lot on my plate with running numerous
businesses plus being an investor/trader, but
I would be willing to give an hour here and there
if you need some extra help with the club.
I know you have mentioned in the past that there
is a lot of work, and it is falling on the shoulders
of a very few.
Just let me know, and I will make an effort to help.
Again, great job on the Mar. 8 event.
What a great group, and great club.
I am very proud to be associated with it.

President James Hatland (First Lady Donave Stanley)

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“Barbara and I enjoy attending the FIORE Luncheons a & Dinners. Great food and Great Camaraderie. There is always something funny going on, thank you. : )
And one never knows when an impromptu Burlesque Floor Show will happen : )”
Michael F. Breglia
Barbara A. Breglia
E & R Imports

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In a message dated 10/30/2010 Bob Shawhan writes:
Good food, Great costumes & Entertainment
Glad to be President
President Bob Shawhan

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In a message dated 2/24/2010 3:24:43 P.M.  paulcrupi@cox.net writes:
NELSON——–WHAT YOU MADE HAPPEN IS TREMENDOUS AND MAKES ME PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF YOUR FIORE CLUB

Paul Crupi

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In a message dated 2/22/2010 2:50:05 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, artist.tonydee@gmail.com writes:

I would be happy to join FIORE but I do not live in Las Vegas, I live near Atlantic City and I was suggesting to have a chapter of FIORE in Atlantic City.
The only problem is that there would not be a Nelson Sardelli at that chapter.
Tony Dee, artist
New Jersey.

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Loved the Amazing Mr Hughes presentation by Mr. McCaffery. In my younger days, I read everything “Hughes” that I could. One of my heroes.
Here I am now in Vegas, with friends whom some have direct links to him and Mr Maheu. Looks like we all are still having a fortunate life. Ain’t that cool!!
Thanks …FIORE Rules…
Bill Burlew

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You have created a marvelous group. …. The meeting was thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining; reminded me of my old Rotary club days of yesteryears.
Best Regards to you and your men!
Bob McCaffery

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In a message dated 10/25/2009 8:02:58 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, shamrocklv@gmail.com writes:
Great party, great photos. I loved the idea of the garlic rose…my compliments to whomever came up with that clever idea. Thank you for staying home from Italy and giving us all a great night to remember!
Shirley and Roger Hagen

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In a message dated 8/14/2009 9:20:25 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, jjfccpa@cox.net writes:
All of the FIORE meetings are excellent and, most enjoyable Nelson…admired as to your wit, leadership and MCing of the affairs …you’re good at what you do and have the admiration and respect of the assembled – glad to be a President My best
Your Pal.
JOHNJ

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In a message dated 6/12/2009 10:04:25 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
wsbcomm@earthlink.net writes:
Nelson,
Had a fun time yesterday. still, many thanks for allowing me into your
president’s family circle. it warms my heart to be a part of it.
thanks to you and crew for putting it all together,
Bill Burlew

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In a message dated 2/22/2009 7:54:16 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, atramont@cox.net writes:

Hi Nelson, I always look forward to our meetings. As you find out more about the guys it becomes more interesting, and of course you are the glue that holds it together. It’s all good. Lets keep doing stuff.
Allen Tramont

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From our Valentine’s day party, February 13th, 2009:
What a great location. The dance floor has plenty of room, which we certainly needed with so many people dancing to the exceptional live music. My wife and I had a very enjoyable evening with the other couples at our table. And of course, the food was very good. Nelson, you sure know how to put on a party!
Ron and Nannette DiMascio

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My wife and I want to thank you and all involved in putting together the Valentine party. We had a great time and my wife enjoyed meeting some of the other couples. We look forward to the next couples party. To all, a super job, well done.
Mike and Laurie Rosetto

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From January 15th, 2009:
Nelson
It is entirely my pleasure to belong to FIORE, a group that obviously cares about others. Besides, I don’t ever want to be on the bad side of that many Italians.
Best,
Mike Callahan, somewhere in New Jersey

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In a message dated 8/20/2008 6:29:52 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, atramont@cox.net writes:
Hi Nelson,
Real nice meeting. Nice people. Feels good to be a part of it. -Allen Tramont

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In a message dated 7/16/2008 1:12:44 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, sam@melchionnesr.com writes:
Nelson,
I want you to know that I felt virtually up in a cloud when I left your F.I.O.R.E. luncheon. It lasted all day….. light of heart yet my heart was filled.
Never, in years, have I had such a welcome feeling of being-at-home. The company of you…… Artie….. Linda…….including your performances made my day………….. and being introduced to such a talent as Michaelina.
I was awestruck having heard her and now I know more about her from the videos.
The combination of the comraderie of all of you and all of your displays of talent left me emotionally rewarded having joined you all there. If having friends like all of you is being rich, I can now retire.
I won’t be forgetting this day…. e Cent’anni,
Sam Melchionne.

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In a message dated 7/16/2008 9:51:37 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, charminchick@msn.com writes:
I completely agree with everything Sam said. it was a wonderful day with great friends. I was thinking yesterday, that four years ago when all this started at the first meeting, how awe struck I was that you had all these great celebrity friends and how much fun we had at that very first meeting with Freddy Bell, Joey Villa, Sonny King, Rich Little & Pat Cooper to name a few. I want to personally thank you Nelson, for letting me be part of this great club and it has opened so many doors for me here in Las Vegas. The non club & the friendships of fellow Presidents has made my retirement wonderful here in Las Vegas, Thanks to you Pal.
Chick Hughes

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