Club officials sign the final deed

Club officials sign the final deed

The 9th of June will always be remembered as a glorious day in the club's history. The Club officials, Mr Joe Saliba, Mr Charles Micallef and Mr Lawrence Bugelli, signed the final deed in a meeting with the previous owners of the club premises, making Societa' Filarmonica Maria Mater Gratiae Zabbar the rightful owners of the premises at 72, Sanctuary Street, Zabbar. The signing of the final deed was followed by spontaneous celebrations at the club during the evening, where hundreds attended to show their support and appreciation. All this was possible thanks to numerous people and club members who supported the club officials especially Mr Ronald Mizzi who dedicated a lot of time in order to make the society's wish come true. Societa' Filarmonica Maria Mater Gratiae Zabbar is now the rightful owner of 72, Sanctuary Street, Zabbar  ...
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One last step

One last step

After months of work and preparations by the Executive Committee, its sub committees and active members, the club officials held an extraordinary general meeting for the club members last Wednesday 24th of May 2017. Present during this general meeting were several club members, as well as four of the club's Honorary Presidents - Mr. Joe Fenech, Mr. Frans Scicluna, Hon. Dr. Helena Dalli and Hon. Joe Mizzi. Those present were addressed by the club President Mr. Joe Saliba as he  gave a short explanation of the whole scenario to-date regarding the club's position in order to be in a position to proceed for the final deed to purchase the premises.  Mr. Lawrence Bugelli the club's financial administrator also explained the club's financial position, budget and forecasts before proceeding, for the deed. The Executive members  thus Mr. Joseph Saliba, Mr. Charles Micallef and Mr. Lawrence Bugelli  thanked Mr. Ronald Mizzi for his hard work in order for the club to reach this stage. Mr....
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Zabbar Autofest Postponed to June

Zabbar Autofest Postponed to June

The Youth Committee within the club, who are also the main organisers of Zabbar Autofest, would like to inform their followers that the event has been postponed to Saturday 17th June from 6pm to 8pm, at Labour Road, Zabbar due to political activities that were held on Sunday 7th of May. The committee would also like to inform all ticket holders that all their tickets are still valid even though the date printed is 7th May. Several vehicles of different makes, models, age and purposes will be present during the event which will also be an opportunity to raise funds for the charitable organisation Puttinu Cares. We invite all car enthusiasts as well as followers of this event and our club to visit this annual motor show....
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PESAH Holy Week Exhibition – Another Success

PESAH Holy Week Exhibition – Another Success

Hundreds of visitors visited this year's edition of PESAH, the Holy Week exhibiton organised by the club's Youth Committee and volunteers. The Executive Committee together with other club members, were happy to welcome the presence of Hon. Dr Helena Dalli, who is also an Honorary President of Societa' Filarmonica Maria Mater Gratiae. In addition, Opposition Leader Hon. Dr. Simon Busuttil, together with Hon. Dr Stephen Spiteri, also visited the exhibition and were gladly welcomed in the club premises. Former Prime Minister Hon. Dr Lawrence Gonzi aswell as Parliamentary Secretary Hon. Dr Stefan Buontempo visited the exhibiton on Maundy Thursday late in the afternoon. The Executive Committe as well as the Youth Committee and all volunteers involved would like to thank everyone who visited this year's exhibition. The exhibition is still open until Easter Sunday from 9am to 12pm and 5pm to 8pm. ...
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PESAH Holy Week exhibition now open

PESAH Holy Week exhibition now open

PESAH, an annual Holy Week exhibition held at the club's premises by the Youth Committee and volunteers, opened on Wednesday 5th of April at 7pm. Present during the opening were several members of the Society, together with the club officials, Zabbar's Archpriest Fr. Evan Caruana, Zabbar's Mayor Mark Vella Bonnici together with Mark Grech, a member of the local council. The officials also gladly welcomed the presence Hon. Dr. Marlene Farrugia MP and Hon. Joe Mizzi MP and Dr. Errol Cutajar. Club President Mr Joe Saliba stated that the exhibition, which started on a relatively small scale some years ago, grew into a vast exhibition, which is the result of many hours of sacrifice and dedication from the exhibitors and volunteers who help in this exhibition. Mr Joe Saliba also emphasized that the Executive Committee always gives its full support to the Youth Committee to continue raising the level of this exhibition. Minister Dr. Marlene Farrugia stated that the Religious tradition in...
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Hundreds attend traditional Ħadd in-Nies pilgrimage

Hundreds attend traditional Ħadd in-Nies pilgrimage

The traditional penitential pilgrimage this year attracted large crowds as for the second consecutive year, the statue of Our Lady of Graces accompanied the pilgrimage through several streets around the central area of Zabbar. The pilgrimage was led by Malta's Archbishop, Mons. Charles J. Scicluna, followed by the statue of Our Lady of Graces, representatives from the two band clubs and the decorations committee, as well as hundreds of pilgrims from around the island.   Photos: Gianluca Tabone and Chris Bonello. ...
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22 years since Um El Faroud tragedy

22 years since Um El Faroud tragedy

22 years have gone by but for many it feels like it happened yesterday. The fatal accident back in February 1995 took place at Dock No.3 at the Malta Dry Docks, leaving 9 people dead. Among the casualties, there was also the club's Executive Secretary of that time, Gino Sciberras. He will always be remembered by the club members for the amount of time he spent working for the society he loved. We take this opportunity every year to reflect and thank him once again. ...
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Youth Committee 2016-2017 formed

Youth Committee 2016-2017 formed

The Youth Committee held its annual general meeting on the 11th of January 2017 at the club premises. Mr Ernest Desira, the Youth Committee Secretary opened the meeting by reading the minutes of the previous annual general meeting held in January 2016. Present during this meeting were members of previous Youth Committees, members of the club as well as the Club Vice President Mr Mario Aquilina. Once the items on the agenda were discussed, the Youth Committee 2015-2016 was dissolved and a new one was unanimously elected for the administrative year 2016-2017. The following members were elected: Chairman - Mr Brandon Sciberras Secretary - Mr Julian Scicluna Treasurer - Mr Mauro Xuereb Curator - Mr Darren Sciberras Assistant Chairman - Mr Brandon Sladden Members: Mr Mauro Darmanin Mr Ernest Desira Mr Christian Agius Mr Manuel Abela Mr Chris Bonello Mr Giulio Bonavia Mr Martin Busuttil Mr Carl Farrugia Executive Committee Representative - Mr Gianluca Tabone The Committee's plans for the coming administrative year were introduced to the AGM attendees. Club members...
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Christmas Procession by Zabbar M.U.S.E.U.M.

Christmas Procession by Zabbar M.U.S.E.U.M.

As happens every Chistmas, the Zabbar M.U.S.E.U.M. organised the procession with the statue of Baby Jesus. Societa' Filarmonica Maria Mater Gratiae Zabbar, together with the other band club of Zabbar 'Għaqda Madonna tal-Grazzja Banda San Mikiel' took part in the procession by playing several Christmas marches in the streets of Zabbar. Photos: Gianluca Tabone...
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