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2009 October Italian Heritage Month Calendar of Events Post Office Box 185, Medford, MA 02155-0185 617-499-7955

OCTOBER IS ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH COMMITTEE Honorary Chairman Dr. Liborio Stellino, Consul General of Italy, Dr. Stephen Maio, Chairman Cav. Kevin A. Caira, President Cecile Bianco, Vice President for Administration Salvatore Bramante, Vice President Fiscal Affairs Lucia Clark, Recording Secretary Dr. John Christoforo, Director of Education

Rina Crugnale Burgey, Co-Director of Public Relations Anna Quadri, Co-Director of Public Relations Dr. Spencer DiScala, Historian Jim DiStefano, State President OSIA, Director Hon. Joseph V. Ferrino, Chairman Emeritus Hon. Peter W. Agnes, Jr., Chairman Emeritus Comm. Lino Rullo, President Emeritus America in History Landing of Columbus Designs created & implemented by Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880) the Michelangelo of the United States Capitol

Thursday, October 1

The Annual Kick-off event this year will be held at the Grand Staircase of the State House from10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attend with friends and family and show your support for October Italian Heritage Month! A proclamation by Governor Deval Patrick will be read. Honored Guest: Consul General of Italy, Dr. Liborio Stellino. A wonderful program has been planned, so please join us! Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Grand Staircase, State House, Boston, MA Contacts: Dr. Stephen Maio (781) 245-6536 Kevin Caira (978) 657-7734, Lino Rullo (781) 862-1633, Hon. Joseph Ferrino (617) 569-2110

Deadline October 15

C.A.S.IT. joins with the Consulate General of Italy to sponsor a poster and essay contest celebrating the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei. The contest for students of elementary through high school age offers prizes from $50 to $250. Selected winners will be invited to join Dr. Carlo Cipollone at a special exhibit of Galileo’s instruments at Harvard University. The contest deadline is October 15th so top prize winners can be recognized at the Harvard University Galileo Conference the following week. Teachers affiliated with C.A.S.IT. will be notified of contest guidelines by mail. Other interested parties may contact C.A.S.IT. for a copy of the guidelines at C.A.S.IT. will also be present at the annual conference of the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association held in Sturbridge at the Host Hotel on October 30th and 31st. Materials and other resources for teachers of Italian will be available in the Exhibition Hall.


Months of October, November

Participate in the October Italian Heritage Month Committee’s Essay Contest! Middle School & High School students write a 300 word essay on the “Contributions Made by Italians or Italian Americans to World Civilization”. Prizes, cash awards and certificate of participation. Essays are due by Dec. 1, 2009.

Mail essays to 473 Appleton St., Arlington, MA 02476 Contact: John Christoforo:

Tuesday, September 22 to November 24

Italian Language Classes, beginner. Fall Session, September 2009 REGISTRATION TUESDAY, SEPT. 15 at 7-8:30 p.m. Realty World Advantage Office, 880 Boston Rd., Billerica. Sponsored by the Sons of Italy Woburn Ladies Lodge #1584.

Realty World Advantage Office 880 Boston Rd., Billerica, MA Contact: Betty Sarcia (781) 932-8203

For further information about Italian Heritage Month visit Not to be reproduced without the permission of the Sons of Italy News


Scholarship Awards Luncheon

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BOWLING TOURNAMENT by Dorothy Berlandi

by Dorothy Berlandi

Left to Right: James DiStefano, Richard Sacca, Tina Helton, Sports Chairman Steven Cedrone, Anna Sacca, Anthony Cucchi and Anthony Panaggio, Jr.

Scholarship Chairwoman Patricia Provenzano presents President Florence Ferullo Kane with flowers in appreciation for being Guest Speaker. The 54th Annual Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Scholarship Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Charitable & Educational Trust Scholarship Commission, was held on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at the Braintree Sons of Italy Hall. One of the most significant contributions we make as an organization to our community is through our Scholarship Awards Program. Every year our Charitable and Educational Trust, along with many individ-

ual donors provide over $40,000 to approximately 50 graduating high school students who are continuing their education. This year there were a total of forty scholarships awarded. Twenty-six of which were given in the name of Massachusetts Past Grand Venerables and State Presidents, and fourteen which were donated by individual members and/or filial lodges. (Continued on Page 4)

On Sunday, April 19, 2009 the Woburn Bowladrome was the setting for the Bowling Tournament. Sports Commissioners in attendance were: Chairman Steven Cedrone, Commissioners, Anthony Cucchi, Tina Helton, Richard Sacca and Liaison Officer Anna Sacca. Women’s Division – 10 Teams: Winthrop Mixed Lodge #2057, Woburn Ladies Lodge #1584, Cornelia dei Gracchi Lodge #1583 (2 teams), Fiore D’Italia Lodge #1640 (2 teams), Venezia Lodge #374 (2 teams), Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge #2183 (2 teams). High Single: (96) Jean McGovern, Fiore D’Italia Lodge #474, Newton; (96) Lori Cotton, Woburn Ladies Lodge #1584, Woburn. Team: Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge #2183, Wilmington, (Mary Patterson, Beth Alfonso, Lois Landry, Lynne Martell. High Triple: (276) Beth Alfonso. Men’s ‘A’ Division – 3 Teams: Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge #2183, Wilm-

ington; Piave Fiume Lodge #1036, Watertown; Venezia Lodge #374, Rockland. High Single: (144) Chris Appiani, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge #2183, Wilmington. Team: Venezia Lodge #374, Rockland (Brian Nastasia, Mark Mahoney, Bob Rota, Chris Pasciuto). High Triple: (341) Chris Pasciuto. Men’s ‘B’ Division – 9 Teams: Winthrop Mixed Lodge #2057, Winthrop; Joseph Gorrasi Lodge #1406, Woburn (2 teams); Sgt. Guido Petrilli Lodge #1606, Roslindale; Venezia Lodge #374, Rockland (2) teams; Piave Fiume Lodge #1036, Watertown; Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge #2183, Wilmington (2 teams). High Single: (138), Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge #2183, Wilmington. Team: Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge #2183, Wilmington, (Ernie Marttoli, Arnie Aprile, Joe Martell, Tom Bamberg). High Triple: (319) Joe Martell, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge #2183 (Continued on Page 8)

September - October 2009  

Featuring the October Italian Heritage Month Calendar, 54th Annual Scholarship Awards, and Grand Lodge Bowling Tournament

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