Although we have a new President,Maurizio Bertoldi, I am pleased to com-municate one last time with you, and letyou know what a privilege and a pleasureit has been to serve the IAMC of Talla-hassee as President. The help given to me by the wonderful members of the boardand of the various committees made mytask quite easy. I am very grateful tothem, as well as many members of theclub, for their commitment and support,for their hard work with a smile, but, mostimportantly, for their friendship.We have accomplished a lot in the lasttwo years. We started new activities andreinstated some from the past. The
are only two exam- ples of our undertakings. The enrollmentof many new members is the best evi-dence of our success.The responses to the survey sent out by Sharon Johnson, the past-secretary,were very positive and informative. Byfollowing the suggestions of the memberswe will be able to enjoy a better club year after year. But we need your involve-ment. If you are talented in fundraising,have organizational capabilities, are ex- perienced cooks, or new ideas, please joinour committees. It is great fun.We know that the day, the time, the place of our functions may not be con-venient for everybody every time. Butwe listen to you, try our best, and hopeyou find eventsto enjoy. Wewill try some of the things thatyou suggested.
, for example, wasour first ap- proach to start anItalian festival inTallahassee. Tothe member who
suggested “ to
move forward to
do so,” I say: if you have any kind of
experience in doing that, please, do nothide; come into the open and help us tomake a
special Italian day
in Tallahas-see. We must start now for next year.And, for such a task, every member needs to be a volunteer.Thank you to all for the two very en- joyable years. I hope to see you at thenext social dinner.
Arrivederci a presto
.Ariella Monti-GraziadeiImmediate Past-President
Volume 18, Issue 2
The Newsletter of the Italian-American Club of Tallahassee
President’s farewell message
Announcements& upcoming events
Social Dinners(all begin at 7:30 p.m.)Mom & Dads, June 5
Anthony’s, July 10
Bella Bella, August 7Pot Luck Dinner andItalian Movie, July tbaGelato Party, Sept. tbaColumbus Day Event& Bocce Party, Oct. 10
Christmas Party, Dec. 6
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Officers and Board Members elected 2 Member Profile:Elizabeth McKinnon3Pictures fromCarnevale4Pictures fromThe Pig Roast 5
Message to the Club6CalendimaggioFestival In Assisi 7 Membership form 8
wants to hear from club members
We have feature this edition of brief items,
It’s About You
, on accomplish-ments by IAMC members. If you or afamily member or friend have engagedin a special activity, earned an honor,graduated from college, gotten married,had a child, please share the happy newswith us and let us offer congratulationson behalf of the club.We would also like to have membersvolunteer or nominate others for Member Profiles, or write about their Italian heri-tage or recent trip to Italy. Our emailand post address is on the back page.