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The Italian Catholic Federation
August/September 2012
Italian Catholic Federation
Anno 88 No. 08
BOLLETTINO
Welcome to Reno, Nevada and the Grand President’s Monthly Message:
82nd Annual National Convention A Time to Gather, Laugh and Learn
“In Giving We Receive”
Welcome delegates, members, and friends Out in Your District” (all delegates should
If You Have Not Yet Made Plans For The
ICF Convention, Take Action Now To Attend The Convention And Have A Great
Time In Reno
Tony DiGuglielmo
Branch 135, Reno
The ICF Reno Branch 135 invites you all
to come and have fun in our world-class
convention city, Reno, Nevada. Along with
the serious Convention business, which
you already know is the main purpose for
the annual ICF Convention, our host branch
membership wants to encourage you all with
the idea that you can have a lot of fun in
Reno. Consider the following suggestions,
which promise fun, fun, fun, for all convention attendees:
1. The Grand Sierra Hotel/Casino is a worldclass family destination facility.
2. Reno provides a sparkling, high-desert
outdoors backdrop to a world-class destination city, which salutes the world of tourism.
3. The Convention agenda provides many
opportunities for non-business fun things
to do, including:
Central Council Meeting
Minutes
Saturday, June 9, 2012
St. Lawrence O’Toole
Hall, Oakland, CA
The meeting was called to order at 1:03pm
by Grand President Jane Dianda.
Opening Prayer: was led by Monsignor
Cardelli
Salute to Flag/ICF Pledge: GP Jane Dianda
·
A Thursday night event will be hosted
by Branch 135, highlighted as a “Polenta
Banquet” featuring select wines at each
table, antipasto, polenta, chicken cacciatore,
salad, spumoni ice cream, cookies, and coffee. Also, live accordion music during cocktails, and other fun entertainment.
·
On Friday morning and early afternoon,
there will be a guided tour of Old West Virginia City for the delegates and their family
members and friends. .
·
On Sunday (around 3:30pm), a Mass
will be celebrated at the Grand Sierra for the
delegates.
·
On Sunday evening, there will be a
Western Dance at the Grand Sierra for the
delegates, family members and friends.
·
During free-time for anyone visiting
Reno, the downtown offers many exciting
tourist attractions, including the National
Auto Museum. Of course, one can always
visit exquisite Lake Tahoe, which is only
one hour away.
So, please come to the 2012 ICF Convention and have a great time in Reno.
Roll Call of Officers: CC Member excused:
Leonard Zasoski, David Botta
CC Life Members Emeritus present: Bob
Acquistapace, Nettie Descalso-Del Nero,
Bob Dianda, Jim Jones, Carmen Kilcullen,
Nello Rossi
1 Member Emeritus Jerry Delfino, Bollettino
Editor Michelle Feldman; Field Director Lou
Mages
Introductions: GP Jane Dianda welcomed
guests.
CC Meeting Minutes: February 11, 2012
continued on page 15
to the 82nd Annual National
Convention of the Italian Catholic Federation. The theme of the
convention, “In Giving We Receive”, is very appropriate, as
the Convention is being held in
Reno, Nevada this year.
All jokes aside, the Federation
will be presenting several special awards honoring noble individuals who possess the desire of giving of themselves to
those in need, rather than receiving. Mrs. Laurice Levine is the recipient of the Pope John XXIII Award, Mrs.
Marie Stalteri-Antonowicz is the recipient
of the Grand President’s Award, Sr. Maureen
Delaney, SNJM, and Fr. Robert Moran are
both recipients of the Mother Teresa Award,
and Rosemary Cook is the recipient of the
Young Adult Leadership Award. Please
share the remarkable stories of these individuals with your delegates and let’s all try
to live our lives according to their examples.
Our Central Council members will be conducting several workshops this weekend.
Topics include “Finance-Figuring Out Finances”, “District and Deputies-Branching
attend this workshop, not just
deputies), “Heritage-Past,
Present and Future” and “Spiritual-Renewing Our Call”. Please
take full advantage of these
workshops as well as the general sessions. Participate, ask
questions and bring the knowledge you have gained back to
your branches.
Most importantly, let us join
together, as one family, by attending our Concelebrated
Mass on Sunday. Share peace and friendship with your fellow members, greet our
clergy and thank them for all their continued spiritual support and guidance.
Once again, thank you to Convention Director, Steven Fuentes, his Committee Members and the Officers and Members of Reno
Branch 135 for their hard work to ensure a
successful convention.
Looking forward to seeing you in Reno!
Fraternally yours,
Jane Dianda
Grand President
Pope Names Oakland Bishop Cordileone
as San Francisco’s 9th Archbishop
George Raine
Catholic San Francisco
Pope Benedict XVI on July 27 appointed
Salvatore J. Cordileone, presently serving
as bishop of the Diocese of Oakland, as the
ninth archbishop of San Francisco.
The 56-year-old archbishop-designate, ordained a priest 30 years ago on July 9, 1982,
was appointed bishop of Oakland on March
23, 2009, and was installed on May 6, 2009,
in Christ the Light Cathedral in Oakland.
His installation in San Francisco will be Oct.
4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the
patron and namesake of the archdiocese and
the city, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. He succeeds Archbishop George Niederauer, who
on his 75 birthday in 2011 dutifully submitted his request for resignation to the pope
after serving here since his appointment on
Dec. 15, 2005.
“On behalf of the bishops, priests, deacons,
women and men religious and one-half million lay people of the Catholic Archdiocese
of San Francisco I am pleased to welcome
Archbishop-designate Cordileone and to
assure him of our prayers, our loyalty, support and cooperation, as well as our friendship and affection,” said Archbishop
Niederauer.
Archbishop-designate Cordileone, who is
fluent in Spanish, made remarks in English
and Spanish at a news conference at the
cathedral just hours after his appointment
was announced by the Vatican. He said he
regrets that his time in Oakland was so brief,
but said he looks forward to “assuming my
new pastoral responsibilities with and for
the priests and people of the Archdiocese
of San Francisco.”
continued on page 2
2 - BOLLETTINO
BOLLETTINO
Official Publication of the Italian
Catholic Federation
(ISN 0745-256X)
Published Monthly
(except for Combined Aug./Sept. Issue)
by the Central Council
of the Italian Catholic Federation
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Oakland, CA 94621
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Editor
Michelle C.I. Feldman
Phone: (510) 633-9058; 1-888-ICF-1924
Fax: (510) 633-9758
Website:
ICF.org
Email:
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(general)
[email protected]
(Charlene Kramer)
[email protected] (Patty Smith)
[email protected]
(Lou Mages)
[email protected] (Michelle Feldman)
[email protected] (Michelle
Feldman)
[email protected]
(Leonard Zasoski)
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In Giving We Receive
Convention Theme for 2012
Monsignor Daniel Cardelli
ICF Spiritual Director
[email protected]
T
he Crucifixion exemplifies the essence of
true love. Jesus gave his life without expecting anything in return. He did not die
on the cross provided we love him back.
No, he gave of himself on the cross even
though he knew we would not love him
back. That is the essence of love: to give
without expecting anything in return. In fact,
his death gave us life, here and hereafter:
here by his body and blood in the Eucharist
and hereafter by eternal life with him in
heaven.
For us also, to love is to give. We show our
love when we help someone, when we give
a gift, when we fill a need. We show our
love when we expect nothing in return. However, in fact, we do receive when we give
without recompense. God blesses us in a
special way when we give unconditionally.
Jesus spoke of this in a parable when he
said, “Whatever you do to the least of my
brothers you do also to me.”
During this Convention, the ICF renews its
Thank you to the following districts,
branches and individuals that sent in donations for activities at Oakland Children’s
Hospital for their Cooley’s Anemia patients.
We collected a total of $1,525.00 for 2012
and have sent this donation to Children’s
Hospital.
This donation will support their summer/
fall patient programs by helping with their
Family BBQ and Teen/Adult Retreat Weekend as well as other small gatherings at the
Day Hospital for when the patients receive
blood transfusions. It is wonderful that we
can assist Children’s Hospital with the needs
of the patients and their families.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated and
we thank you for contributing once again
and taking part in our Apostolate/Charity
Program.
San Mateo District
Branch 6
Branch 25
Branch 144
Branch 163
Branch 237
Branch 327
Branch 354
Branch 391
Branch 417
Branch 434
Rose Edel
Donald and Jean Tomatis
We hope that more districts, branches and
individuals will be able to participate next
year so that the hospital can continue these
beneficial activities.
continued from page 1
He added, “The church of San Francisco
has a tremendous legacy of Catholic ministries and participation in the local community for serving the common good. While
assuming the pastoral care of a local church
as its bishop is always a daunting challenge,
I am encouraged by the history we have to
build upon and take confidence that, with
much prayer and hard work, and with the
grace of God, we will, together, be able to
further the new evangelization in this comer
of the world we call home.”
At the Convention don’t
miss the concelebrated
Mass on Sunday
afternoon.
Always a highlight of the
Convention weekend!
2011-2012 Membership Drive Results Are In
Apostolate Charity Report Congratulations to the winners of the 2011
Jim Acitelli
Apostolate Chairperson
commitment to giving. It supports seminarians, people in need through the Gifts of
Love, college scholarships, research for
Cooley’s Anemia, and many more unspoken acts of giving among the members, to
each other, to their parishes and dioceses.
Yes, the ICF knows that IN GIVING WE
RECEIVE.
Archbishop Cordileone
– 2012 membership campaign. During the
Sunday session at convention, each of the
winners below will receive their award.
The new membership year began on July 1.
Start making plans on how your branch will
increase membership this year. To bring in
new members, have a membership drive after masses, publicize your branch to the
parish and community, hand out the new
membership brochures and invite family and
friends to join. Also, develop a plan for retention. To retain members, remember to create a respectful and positive atmosphere,
create a calendar that attracts participation
from all age groups and follow-up with members not current with their dues.
The committee and I look forward to assisting the branches in the coming year.
Branches and Districts with the Highest Overall Increase
(Deceased members are not included in the judging statistics)
BRANCHES BEGINNING WITH 35 OR FEWER MEMBERS
1st Branch 31 Los Banos, CA
2nd Branch 51 Castroville, CA
3rd Branch 185 Fresno, CA
72.73%
54.55%
40.00%
Membership as of 07/01/11
- 11,698
New Members - 1,248
Reinstated - 21
Transfer In/Out - 108
Non-payment - 188
Deceased - 262
Cancellations - 1,305
Membership as of 06/30/12 - 11,212
52 Branches and 5 Districts/Areas
ended the year with increased membership.
Branches beginning with 36 – 60 Members
1st Branch 439 Chicago, IL
2nd Branch 440 Long Beach, CA
3rd Branch 438 Roseville, CA
107.84%
55.56%
50.00%
Branches beginning with 61 – 100 Members
1st Branch 47 Mountain View, CA
2nd Branch 223 Oakland, CA
3rd Branch 111 Montebello, CA
17.81%
17.58%
16.92%
Branches beginning with 101 or more Members
1st Branch 291 Arroyo Grande, CA
2nd Branch 52 Healdsburg, CA
3rd Branch 380 Thousand Oaks, CA
20.51%
17.21%
9.72%
District With the Highest Increase
1st Chicago District
2nd Santa Rosa District
3rd Central Coast District
7.47%
4.59%
0.74%
UPCOMING:
2012 Bishops’ Days:
Oct. 3 San Bernardino
Oct. 6 San Jose (Santa Clara Valley)
Oct. 20 Santa Rosa
Oct. 21 Blessed Sacrament
Oct. 27 Monterey (Central Coast)
Oct. 28 Fresno
Las Vegas
Nov. 18 Los Angeles
San Diego
Dec. 2 Reno
August/September 2012- 3
Heritage Around the ICF New Heritage Videos
Louise Vento
Heritage Committee
Did you know Reno has a large Italian
population? In 1910 many Italians settled
in Reno in the Italian District around Lake
Street. It soon became an ethnic area and
was know as “Little Italy.” The editor of
the local Italian Language newspaper,
“Bollettino del Nevada” in 1927 wrote the
following article to remind Italians that they
were Italian and he felt the Italian Heritage
was on the verge of extinction.
”We want the Italians of Reno to be the
best in Nevada. The Italian community of
Reno is weak because it lacks cohesion and
harmony. We want to see our community
strong and compact; together. Consider the
merits. We want the Italian family to speak
Italian, for there are children of Italian families that cannot speak one word of the lan-
guage. This is a great error, a great shortcoming of the parents, taking away from
their children the advantage of knowing
another language and thinking in Italian.
They should know Italy—the greatness
past and present, for they will be proud of
the country of their origin. It is so important that they understand the language. We
want to stress that the thoughts and minds
of Italians are developed along a special
line that cannot be changed. The majority
of Italians cannot think like Anglo-Saxons
[Those who try do not realize the consequences]. Our ideal should not be the dollar; one does not live by bread alone. Do
not forget Italy. Therefore, read Italian
books, Italian magazines, and play Italian
sports. Always hold high the name of Italy.”
The book “The Land Beyond” will be for
sale at the Convention. Come visit the Heritage workshop at the Convention in Reno.
The ICF Heritage Committee is proud to
announce that it has a new video online.
The new video is an interview with three
Past Grand Presidents: David Botta, Carmen
Kilcullen, and Robert Acquistapace. They
discuss their personal experiences in the ICF
as well as the federation’s history. You won’t
want to miss this important and entertaining piece of our oral history. The video can
be found at http://www.icf.org/oral.html
Scholarship Donations - 2nd - 4th Year
Giovanni, Nancy and Domenico Corsi
In honor of the 90th birthday of Art Fricke
Ms. Janet L. Farren
In honor of the 102nd birthday of Dina
Puccinelli
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Delucchi
In memory of Elena C. Hopkins
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Dianda
In memory of Frank Bolla
Cheryl Simon
In memory of June Rodondi
Bring Your Bollettino to the
Convention!
july CALENDAr WINNERS
DAY
NAME
BR CITY
7/1
Fr. Guglielmo Lauriola
1
San Francisco, CA
7/2
Joyce Colombo
14
Crockett, CA
7/3
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Cervelli
10
Alameda, CA
7/4
Cecilia Tommei
351 Menlo Park, CA
7/5
Steve Gouig
352 Danville, CA
7/6
Matt Dutra
5
San Jose, CA
7/7
Nathan Thomas
Fairfield, CA
7/8
Chris Romanowich
281 Bakersfield, CA
7/9
Remy V. Baluyut
Los Angeles, CA
7/10
Ralph Brigantino
26
Hollister, CA
7/11
Richard & Annette Romano
San Francisco, CA
7/12
Diane & Marco Galeazzi
139 Manteca, CA
7/13
Jeanne Miller
Modesto, CA
7/14
Linda Sherman
52
Santa Rosa, CA
7/15
Marlene Filice
28
Gilroy, CA
7/16
Kathleen Patrick
Hollister, CA
7/17
Dennis & Ann Mazzini
Reno, NV
7/18
Eugene & Lydia Camozzi
150 Petaluma, CA
7/19
Jean McElroy
10
Alameda, CA
7/20
Donald Leonard
So. San Francisco, CA
7/21
Phyl Buonsante
285 Livermore, CA
7/22
Pamela Cassady
Salinas, CA
7/23
Kurt Brandi Family
Los Banos, CA
7/24
Marie Martin
73
Roseville, CA
7/25
Lois Ramos
14
Crockett, CA
7/26
Branch 227
Capitola, CA
7/27
LaVera Brown
91
Oakland, CA
7/28
Stacey Rosati
Victor, ID
7/29
Fr. Liew Vu
191 San Jose, CA
7/30
Jack Gertsch
San Francisco, CA
7/31
Gloria Romano
50
San Francisco, CA
SEE THESE FIRST ON OUR WEB SITE: ICF.ORG
WINS
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august CALENDAr WINNERS
DAY
NAME
BR CITY
8/1
John F. Scalmanini
191 San Jose, CA
8/2
Ed Bianchi
San Francisco, CA
8/3
Karen Beckmann
Novato, CA
8/4
Bob Lencioni
33
Bakersfield, CA
8/5
Don Lee Gaudino
102 Sun Valley, CA
8/6
Lorie Mardis
Sunnyvale, CA
8/7
Branch 195
Calumet City, IL
8/8
Eda Johnson
150 Rohnert Park, CA
8/9
Kathleen Patrick
Hollister, CA
8/10
Elizabeth Brescia
Baltimore, MD
8/11
Rev. Joe Occhiuto
21
Santa Cruz, CA
8/12
June C. Beebe
150 Rohnert Park, CA
8/13
Gloria Burr
163 Foster City, CA
8/14
Minda Cabral
14
Benicia, CA
8/15
Billie Jean Rocha
54
Gustine, CA
8/16
Dixie Lee Grossi
214 Bay Point, CA
8/17
John & Diana McKenna
Bakersfield, CA
8/18
Delores Baima
102 Burbank, CA
8/19
Kathy Acquistapace
198 Santa Rosa, CA
8/20
Marian Zasoski
281 Bakersfield, CA
8/21
Tony Melillo
54
Los Banos, CA
8/22
Mara McDaniel
O’Donnell, TX
8/23
C.T. Anthony
261 San Diego, CA
8/24
Al & Fran Teglia
19
Daly City, CA
8/25
Rita & John Wells
Apple Valley, CA
8/26
Marilena Williams
39
Merced, CA
8/27
Mia Basarich
214 Concord, CA
8/28
Kathy Neuburger
Roseville, CA
8/29
Joann Bianchi
163 San Mateo, CA
8/30
Lido Marchetti
33
Bakersfield, CA
8/31
Gloria & Lin Cardelli
San Mateo, CA
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CC Candidates 2012-2013
James Acitelli
Br. 425, Green Valley, Arizona
Thank you for giving me the honor of serving on the ICF Central Council for the past
two years and the support
you have given me. I ask
that you continue that support as I seek re-election.
During the past two years I
have served on the
Apostolate/Charity Committee, first as a member and
now as chairman. It has
been our goal to strengthen the role of the
ICF members in both our church participation and in our giving as we have emphasized in articles in The Bollettino. I have
learned a great deal about the internal structure of the ICF by working with experienced
members, listening to their suggestions and
to those of our members. I hope you will
give me an opportunity to further use this
knowledge for the good of our organization
and its members.
As a member of Branch 425 in Green Valley,
I have served three times as president as
well as serving as 2nd vice president, orator and now as trustee. In the past, I have
been a delegate several times to the ICF
Convention. Currently, I serve as deputy to
Branch 433 in Tucson. I have traveled to
the other three branches in Arizona to attend their meetings and functions to keep
them aware that they have a voice on Central Council.
Among my parish activities I have served
two years as Grand Knight in our Knights
of Columbus as well serving as Faithful
Navigator and in the Honor Guard. I am an
usher at Our Lady of the Valley Parish in
Green Valley.
It is my hope that you will support me with
your vote so I can continue my work on
Central Council and to strengthen our Italian Catholic Federation as we move forward
- “I come to light a Fire”!
Nancy Corsi
Br. 91, Oakland, California
Br. 103, Sonoma, California
As we meet in Reno, I want to thank you for
the support you have given me this past
year and I ask that you continue to support me as a Central Council Member.
What a wonderful theme for
this year’s convention “In
Giving We Receive”. I have
been given so much and received so many blessings as
I have grown up in the Federation as a member for the past 39 years. So many lifetime
friendships have flourished in my Federation Family that I truly cannot imagine life
without it.
Let me share a bit about myself with those
of you I have not had the pleasure of meeting. I am married to my wonderful husband,
Giovanni. We have 5 children and 5 1/2
grandbabies. I am a member of Br 91, Oakland currently serving as First VP. I am also
a member of Branch 103 in Sonoma, Deputy
to Br 12 in Napa, a member of the CC Membership Committee and I will be on the panel
for the “District and Deputies Workshop”
at the Convention were I look forward to
meeting so many more members.
This past year as a member of the Central
Council has been a wonderful opportunity
to meet so many members and attend so
many Branch and District functions as well
as learn the inner workings of our organization. I value the conversations with members that identify opportunities and suggestions to improve the Federation. I believe we must be respectful and thankful for
all of the efforts of those before us who
worked so hard and carry on in their honor,
the work and mission of our founders.
Thank you for your continued support and
know that a vote for me is a vote to maintain
our heritage and move forward with
progress.
Lisa Crudo
Br. 343, Castro Valley, California
I was introduced to the Italian Catholic Federation 33 years ago when my parents joined
Branch 343 in Castro Valley as charter members. I joined the following
year in 1980 and have been
active in the branch and the
East Bay District ever since.
Over the past 30 years I have
served as branch treasurer
and president (the office
which I currently hold), here
in Castro Valley. I am also a
very active member of our parish, Our Lady
of Grace.
I have served as 2nd vice president, 1st vice
president and president of the East Bay District. At this time, I am pleased to be a member-at-large on the “Life to Give” Committee.
I am working very hard with Nina Malone
and Laurice Levine, to promote the importance of blood donation and awareness of
the need to further the research for a cure
for Cooley’s Anemia.
It is my sincere wish to be a help to the
members of the Federation as a “direct line”
to the Central Council, as well as a listening
ear. It is also my desire to further the goals
of the ICF by working on committees and
wherever I am needed, to help the Federation to grow in number, strength, and faith.
I will work tirelessly for the Federation that
gives so much to help others.
Marco Galeazzi
Br. 139, Manteca, California
Br. 36, Monterey, California
Br. 326, Temple City, California
I am here to ask for your vote to re-elect,
Marco Galeazzi, to our Central Council of our Italian
Catholic
Federation.
Throughout my travels to
other branches and districts
of the ICF, I listen to the concerns and triumphs of their
work. I keep learning every
day the different ways of how
our members keep helping others. We cannot stop what we are doing or give up because something did not work. We must continue to show others the good we do for the
church, community, and everyone’s life.
We, the members of the Italian Catholic Federation, do not just help Catholics or just
Italians. We try to help all people, with the
love of our faith. One of our main concerns
is the retention of our members. We must
keep our branches vital and strong. Our
branches must have more functions
throughout the year, to keep the members
busy, but more importantly, to keep the exposure of the IFC in the public’s eye and
mind. The function does not have to be a
big ordeal. Try to have coffee meets after
church, help at a retirement home, pregnancy help center, public television’s pledge
drive, boy’s and girl’s club telethon or any
other community event. Be sure to wear your
branch’s shirt, hat or name badge. This is
why I am trying to make a “Year of the ICF
in Pictures” for our great organization.
Hopefully, this will help as a tool to bring in
more members. We can show the prospective member our works, besides just talking
about it.
Thank you for your time, and please vote
for my re-election, Grazie.
Teresa Helfand
Br. 392, Chicago, Illinois
As many of you know I have been a part of
the ICF family for many years, having joined
ICF of St. Francis Borgia – Branch 392 about
20 years ago. Over the years
I have held many offices at
Branch 392 and the Chicago
District Council, and have
been a member of the Central Council for three consecutive years.
This past year has been rewarding. I have concentrated on apostolate
and charitable works and vigorously campaigned with ICF Field Director, Lou Mages,
within many of our local churches with one
goal in mind, —new branch openings and
boost membership. Our joint efforts paid off.
We opened two branches in the Chicago
area during the year and are currently working on opening three more next year.
I backed the ICF charities (e.g. Cooley Anemia, Gifts of Love, and Scholarship Program). I encouraged support of our host
parish –St. Francis Borgia- with fundraising
initiatives, and remained committed to
RadioMaria, reaching our elderly, sick, and
shut-ins with religious programming in the
Italian language.
In order to make the ICF causes better
known within our region, I have taken a more
active role in community affairs. I now serve:
on the European American Advisory Board
of the Archdiocese of Chicago, representing the Italian Community, and as Assistant
Chair to the St. Francis Borgia Apostolic
Council.
My platform is simple. If re-elected I promise to continue my apostolate work and pursue a rigorous campaign for new branch
openings and new membership with our
field director.
With perseverance and prayers, we can succeed and grow. Help me to keep the vision
of our founding fathers alive! Please give
me your vote.
Che il Signore Vi benedica sempre!
Roselynne Jarrett
Br. 14, Martinez, California
Br. 72 Pittsburg, California
This year marks the twentieth anniversary
from when my family was first introduced
to the Italian Catholic Federation. Through
the years we made new
friends, learned more about
our heritage, and grew closer
to the church.
From a young age I was inspired by my ICF “ancestors.” I watched as they setup
events, planned masses and
conducted meetings. It was evident that I
was eager to serve along side them and
eventually I was elected to an office. Since
then I’ve continued to be active and have
held the majority of positions, including
president of Branch 72 Pittsburg and Contra Costa District president.
During my tenure, I was committed to make
the ICF more appealing to families. Since
my election to Central Council six years ago
and serving as membership chairperson, I
have been able to build on my mission and
work with branches and districts, providing ideas to welcome families and keep them
active.
While promoting family participation, I have
found myself learning the operational side
to our organization. From dissecting our finances as a grand trustee, to completing
special projects with the Task Force, to helping plan our annual convention, I now have
a greater knowledge of how the ICF functions. As a member of the Apostolate and
Gifts of Love Committees, I see the difference we make in our parishes and communities. And, as a member of the Field Operations Committee, I have assisted with expansion opportunities to ensure the ICF
continues to grow.
I look forward to the opportunity to continuing service as a Central Council Member. Just as I was inspired during my childhood, I hope to be an inspiration to the next
generation of members. I appreciate your
consideration as you elect your representatives for the coming year.
Franklyn Lopes, Jr.
Br. 227, Capitola, California
As we meet in Reno I want to thank you for
the support you have given me this past
year. And I ask that you continue to support me as a Central Council Member.
Born and raised in Santa
Cruz, California, I am of Italian-Portuguese heritage. I
currently serve as, Sergeant-at-Arms, chairman
of our Workshop Committee, and member of the
Convention and Membership Committees.
Deputy of Branch 21, Santa Cruz, and past
president of Branch 227, Capitola, California and the Central Coast District .I have
been a volunteer with the Dominican Hospital Foundation Guild in Santa Cruz for the
past 10 years, served as president of the
Guild in 2008, and serve as usher at St.
Joseph’s Church in Capitola. I have owned
Stewart’s Floral in Santa Cruz for the last 13
years, and I especially enjoy flower arranging and gardening.
It is my hope of being re-elected to the Central Council so I can continue what our
founders Luigi Providenza and Reverend
Albert R. Bandini, started 88 years ago. My
main goal is still to achieve an increase in
membership throughout the branches, in
addition to bringing before the Central
Council those issues most important to the
members. I will continue to work hard for
the Federation and to help it grow stronger
in every way — through family, heritage,
charity, and spirit.
I look forward to seeing you all in Reno.
Please stop by my hospitality room and say
“HI”. And again I ask for your continued
support for me as your Central Council
Member.
God Bless you all.
Pat Mages
Br. 380, Thousand Oaks, California
For the past 21 years I have had the honor
and pleasure of holding the offices of president, first and second vicepresident, trustee for Branch
380, chair of the St. Joseph’s
Table Celebration, and other
fundraising events. I’m currently the president for the
Santa Barbara-Ventura District. In 2002, my husband
Lou and I were honored with
the Pope John XXIII Award. I’ve been a
member of Central Council for 3 1/2 years.
This past year I served as chair of the Hospitalization Committee and was on the Gifts
of Love; Ways & Means (chaired the successful ‘Night for the Seminarians’); and
Task Force Committees. Besides attending
all the CC meetings, I’ve had the pleasure
of attending many district installations, anniversaries, and Bishop Days. I look forward to those visits.
My family consists of my husband, Lou;
our daughter Stephanie, husband, Kevin,
and sons, Louis, and Konrad; our son Phil,
wife, Danielle and daughters, Annelise and
Katherine; and our cocker spaniel, Sweet
Caroline.
I’ve been an advocate for victims of family/
domestic violence for over 30 years. I currently work with the Port Hueneme Police
Department as a Victim Advocate. I’m also
a Para Professional in the Special Education program with the Conejo Unified School
District, working with severely disabled students. Both of these positions have given
me an insightful view into the human lives
that so greatly need compassion and understanding. These amazing individuals are
helping me to better serve others.
My goals are to increase and sustain membership; and to develop a ‘family friendly’
organization with a 3 to 4 generation membership. ICF needs new and young members, and, like any family, the wisdom and
experience of our older members to make
the ICF family whole and complete. I look
forward to serving you as a member of Central Council.
Best of luck
to all CC
Candidates!
Andrew Pappani
Br. 28, Gilroy, California
I am running for re-election to the Central
Council of the Italian Catholic Federation.
Let me give you a brief history of my life in
the ICF for those that may not know me.
I was born in Healdsburg,Calif., in December 1955 to Harry and
Katherine Pappani. I am the
youngest of six children.
I married my very lovely wife
Siria (known to most as Sid)
in 1978 and we have two
sons: Andrew Joseph
Pappani Jr., living in Aspen,
Colorado; and Anthony Louis Pappani and
his lovely wife Dominique, living in Diana
Point, Calif.
I joined Gilroy Branch 28 in 1980 and served
several offices including president for three
years then moved up to district level and
held several offices including district president for a three year term and branch deputy
to several branches in the Santa Clara Valley District.
In 2006, I ran for Central Council and was
elected. I held the office of Sergeant-at-Arms
for a two year term and I am currently holding my second year term office as Grand
Trustee.
I have served on many committees including, Public Relations, Gifts of Love, Scholarship, Ways and Means and Finance. I am
currently the chairperson for The Gifts of
Love Program.
This year at our National Convention I have
been appointed to serve on the “District &
Deputies” workshop panel with Bob
Basuino on Saturday, so please stop by and
say hello. I also have been given the honor
of being Master of Ceremonies at the Saturday night banquet.
As a member of the Central Council, I am
here for you to help keep the fire burning.
I thank everybody for the past and present
support and let us all stand together for the
future of our Italian Catholic Federation.
Vince Piro
Br. 39, Merced, California
Creating a Vision for the Future . . . Together.
I am an optimist. I do not have a crystal ball.
I do not have a time machine. However, I see a
bright future for the ICF. I
see a future full of strong
local branches, active and
engaged districts, and a
visionary Central Council.
However, that future
won’t just come to us, and
as Christians, we know that our future is
based on the actions we take today.
It would be easy to look at the Federation’s
declining membership and see a bleak future. Yes, membership is down in almost all
of our districts. However, it is my belief that
if we prepare today, we can have a bright
and vibrant future.
I am running for Central Council again to
accomplish one thing: the creation of a strategic plan. As our organization moves into
the future, we need a map to guide us, and a
strategic plan can act as that map. Without
such a plan, we will wander without a focus
and eventually risk becoming irrelevant. A
strategic plan today prepares us for the future. It asks all of us from the local branch
level to the Central Council to envision who
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we are and where we want to be in future
years.
This year I plan to use the knowledge and
experience I have gained as a Central Council member to forward the idea of a strategic
plan that will prepare us for the future. You
see I do not really need a crystal ball to see
the future of the ICF; I have faith in each
and every one of you to work together to
ensure a bright tomorrow. We will create a
vision for the future . . . together.
Deborah Rodondi
Br. 19, Colma, California
I want to thank all of you who have helped
and guided me through my journey as a
Central Council Member: it
has been an honor to serve;
an adventure meeting members at the branches/districts,
the friendships bonded are
priceless; and enriching as I
have become more actively
involved with the many layers of ICF. As a member of Central Council I
hold the office of Grand Secretary, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, member of the
Finance and Convention Directors Committees, Credential Committee and Convention
Registration. For the past five years I have
been secretary of the San Mateo District
and treasurer of Branch 19 for 10 years.
For the past 14 years I have been the primary care-giver to members of my family:
my Grandparents, Dad and finally Mom; not
always an easy job but rewarding in so
many ways. Mom (June) is the reason I became a member of the ICF, her love and devotion for the organization fueled me on to
become a very active member and be were I
am today.
Mom taught me that we are an amazing
group of individuals that work together for
common goals: spirituality, apostolate, heritage and friendship. We come together in
prayer, special masses and nights of recollection. We work hard, yet have fun. We go
out into the community, promote our heritage and educate ourselves on what it is to
be Italian.
By sharing our successes we can continue
to make the Federation strong, active and
move forward into the future. With the support of Branch 19, the San Mateo District,
my many ICF friends and you I hope to continue doing that as a member of Central
Council. I ask for your vote so that I can
continue working to make our Italian Catholic Federation the best it can be.
Linda Garfagnoli-Sherman
Br. 52, Healdsburg, California
Ciao, my name is Linda Garfagnoli-Sherman,
and I am running for re-election to the Central Council. I am from
Branch 52, Healdsburg,
where I have been a member for 39 years. I currently
serve as president to the
Santa Rosa District. My
first year as a Central Council member has been a rewarding experience. I was
appointed to the Apostolate /Charity and
the Workshop Committees. It has been great
learning from my fellow Central Council
members who served on the committees
with me.
I have held many offices in my 39 years: I
have been president of Br. 52 from 1986-1987
and 1992-1995; secretary from 1976-1978,
2010; treasurer/financial secretary in 1996 and
financial secretary 1997-2004, 2011. In The
Santa Rosa district I have been secretary from
1986-1990, treasurer 1993-1996, and president
from 1991-1993 and 2010 to present. I was
deputy to the St. Rose branch for two years
and to the Cloverdale branch for one year. In
1994 I was elected from the convention floor
to serve on the mortuary committee for the
Central Council for two years.
At the 1996 convention, my family was
awarded the 1st Family of Year award. I was
also elected to the Central Council that same
year and served for one year.
I will continue to work hard to help the Federation grow and achieve its goals. I am here
to listen and learn from all the branches.
Please continue your great work, together
we will build a strong ICF for many generations to come.
My journey has just begun and there is a
lot more to learn and accomplish. I hope
you will consider me for re-election to the
Central Council
Leonard Zasoski, Jr.
Br. 281, Bakersfield, California
I have had the honor of serving you on the
Central Council for the last five years and
have had a very rewarding
experience seeing all that the
ICF has to offer to the parish
communities throughout the
different districts.
Our annual Convention is a
time for the members from all
areas within the Federation to
come together to reconfirm our dedication
to this great organization.
For the Federation to be viable in the future
we will need to work together to keep the
new and existing members active.
You, the members, are the core of our organization, and we as Central Council members must implement a plan this next year
that will guide the organization, keeping the
core as was inspired by our founders, but
making the necessary changes to attract
new members and keep them active and
motivated for years to come.
We are one of the only family inclusive organizations within most parishes. Getting
families involved by restructuring our “meetings” to include more social type events
may help. I don’t think any of us joined our
branch thinking, “Great let’s go to a meeting tonight.”
This is just one example of what could be
part of the plan for the future. We need to
look at why our members joined the organization, what is keeping the members, why
are members leaving, and where do our members want to see the organization head to in
the future. Change will have to happen;
change has happened to all of us in one
way or another, and if we look back most
would say it has been for the better.
It would be a privilege to continue serving
you as a Central Council member; I feel that
there is still so much more that I can do for
you.
Voting for
Central Council Members
will take place on the
Sunday of the Convention.
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Best Wishes to our 2012
First Year Scholarship Winners!
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Central Coast District
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Pauli Anna Pappas
Maria Isabella Piedimonte
Elise Aliotti
Carmela Flores
Ashley Doris
Br. 21, Santa Cruz
Br. 25, Salinas
Br. 26, Hollister
Br. 36, Monterey
Br. 51, Castroville
In memory of Jim Spinetti
Jacqueline Locatelli
Brittany D. Chartier
Tamara Opal Hansen
Melanie Hendrickson
Kate Ottrando
Haley Marie Ogden
Br. 227, Capitola
Br. 291, Arroyo Grande
Br. 291, Arroyo Grande
Br. 291, Arroyo Grande
Br. 291, Arroyo Grande
Br. 354, Paso Robles
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Salvatore Anthony Leone
Eugene Crededio
Samantha Viano
Gabriella Addiego
Giselle Marie Avina
Chicago District
Chicago District Branches
Br. 418, Itasca
Br. 13, Martinez
Br. 14, Crockett
Br. 14, Crockett
In memory of Rev. Leonard Mattei
In memory of Rev. Angelo Garbin
Royce Raffanelli
Sofia DeMeo-Jackson
Matthew R. Capella
Janette Danielson
Nicholas Maltagliati
Laura Minorsky
Br. 14, Crockett
Br. 72, Pittsburg
Br. 154, Richmond
Br. 154, Richmond
Br. 154, Richmond
Br. 154, Richmond
Francesca Parella
Ashley Robertson
Br. 154, Richmond
Br. 154, Richmond
In memory of George & Mary DeMattei
In memory of Steve Arnaudo
Ashley Ann Waite
Jaclyn Kavanaugh
Shannon Hennessy
Jeremy Shaver
Br. 154, Richmond
Br. 214, Concord
Br. 352, Danville
Br. 432, Brentwood
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Ashley Jess
Rachel Joanne Carey
East Bay District
Br. 10, Alameda
Clara Castillo
Emily Lassalle
Veronica Rodondi
Robert Da Maren
Br. 10, Alameda
Br. 10, Alameda
Br. 10, Alameda
Br. 40, Oakland
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Nicholas Bonavolonta
Jonathan E. King
Br. 91, Oakland
Br. 215, Fremont
Christine Peters
Nicholas Alexandre Alves
Br. 27, Madera
Br. 32, Fresno
Dana A. RadovichHeinemann
Fitzjames Patrick Ryan
Gyan Rusconi-Rodrigues
Alli Cauzza
Br. 285, Livermore
Br. 343, Castro Valley
Fresno District
Jenny Volanti
Laura Meert
Giuliana Marchini
Randy Edwards
Br. 32, Fresno
Br. 33, Bakersfield
Br. 39, Merced
Br. 54, Gustine
Br. 223, Oakland
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Andriana Ricchiuti
Nicole Lang
Alexandra Cody
Natalya Ferdinandi
Giammarco Paolucci
Connor Klein
Br. 185, Fresno
Br. 250, Clovis
Br. 281, Bakersfield
Br. 308, Fresno
Br. 417, Fresno
Scholarship Fund
Olivia Hudnut
Elisa Filomena Salomone
Jenna DiBernardo
Nicole Marie Enciso
Adam T. Arnot
Paulina Costantini
Br. 108, South Pasadena
Br. 111, Montebello
Br. 115, San Pedro
Br. 115, San Pedro
Br. 118, Montebello
Br. 237, Gardena
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Scott Ragusa
Erika Johnson
John Alexander Asdourian
Anna Marie Smith
Danielle Albini
Angelina Bondanza
Br. 362, Downey
Br. 374, La Canada
Flintridge
Br. 161, Larkspur
Br. 161, Larkspur
Br. 332, Novato
Br. 332, Novato
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Ashleigh Luschei
Jessica Kuiper
Adriana Zuabi
Audrey Bruscia
Madison June Budetti
Savannah Luschei
Orange District
Br. 379, Huntington Beach
Br. 393, Mission Viejo
Br. 406, Orange
Br. 423, Irvine
Scholarship Fund
Kyle Bandaccari
Garrett Hagwood
Jeannette M. Ricci
Br. 45, Sacramento
Br. 73, Roseville
Br. 85, Mount Shasta
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Kaitlin Whitehead
Brittany Bickley
Br. 135, Reno
Scholarship Fund
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Emily Koon
Blessed Sacrament District
In memory of Msgr. Virgil Gabrielli
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Br. 266, Yuba City
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Br. 342, Auburn
Jonathan Lockwood
Clare Elisabeth Sorensen
Elizabeth Ann Ricci
Br. 419, Sacramento
Br. 438, Roseville
Scholarship Fund
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Michael Dittamo
San Bernardino District
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Kierstin LaSalle
Eric Peck
Creighton Chaney
Benjamin Fishburne
Ryan Soto
Dominic Bruno
Br. 210, Fontana
Br. 217, Redlands
Br. 303, Cathedral City
San Diego District
Br. 229, Chula Vista
Br. 230, San Diego
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Brenda Corona
Paul Malecha
Br. 230, San Diego
Br. 246, San Diego
Sean Asaro
Christina Rhamy
Br. 261, San Diego
Br. 416, Spring Valley
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Kevin Mark
Br. 102, Burbank
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Br. 38, San Francisco
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Andrew Mitchell
Giulia Maffei
Br. 50, San Francisco
Br. 258, San Francisco
David Robert Greene
Samantha Hassett
Br. 290, San Francisco
Br. 290, San Francisco
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Gregory Joseph Lima
Jeffrey Charca
San Gabriel Valley District
Br. 317, Diamond Bar
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Mikaela Jolly
Br. 319, Claremont
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Kodi Hudson
Alexandria Giuliacci
Eric Bet
Madeleine Marie Faoro
Rebecca Bernal
San Mateo District
Br. 6, Redwood City
Br. 7, South San Francisco
Br. 7, South San Francisco
In memory of Carlo Giusti
Br. 19, Colma
In honor of Fr. Frank Murray
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John Bruni
Br. 163, San Mateo
In honor of Harold Fuentes
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Br. 173, Burlingame
Marlee Slaughter
Matthew Pastore
Mary Margaret Gainey
Br. 213, South San Francisco
Br. 327, San Carlos
Br. 351, Menlo Park
Mary Pfaff
Natalie Tomasello
Alyssa Castillou
Alex Rossi
Christina Henning
Br. 4, San Jose
Br. 4, San Jose
Br. 5, Santa Clara
Michael Noah
Alexander Hartman
Weseloh
Rachel Mannina
Nicholas Mantovani
Br. 184, Los Gatos
Br. 184, Los Gatos
Br. 380, Thousand Oaks
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Joseph Dante Shepard
Santa Clara Valley District
In memory of Papa Joe Marsalli
Santa Clara Valley District
In honor of Antoinette Sunseri
Bailey Fiorio
Ashley McDermott
Br. 28, Gilroy
Br. 28, Gilroy
In memory of Rosie Mammini
In memory of Shirley Silva
Michael F. Campagna
John Belardi
Br. 186, Los Altos
Br. 191, San Jose
Francesca Comin
Br. 28, Gilroy
In memory of Emma Moretti
Br. 47, Mountain View
In memory of Fr. Salvatore
Di Nardo, O.P.
Br. 47, Mountain View
Jessica Kirk
Henry Ireland Blake
Nicholas Locatelli
Daniel Rossi
Br. 368, San Jose
Br. 391, San Jose
Br. 391, San Jose
Br. 391, San Jose
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Rachel Schneider
Kaitlyn Williams
Joseph Mayer
Dominic Skinner
Kylee Ferro
Christina Franzino
Br. 408, Sunnyvale
Br. 435, Morgan Hill
Santa Rosa District
Santa Rosa District
Br. 12, Napa
Br. 12, Napa
In mem. of deceased members
In mem. of deceased members
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Monica Olguin
Br. 12, Napa
Olivia Donald
Andrew J. Dobbins
Emma Weinert
Br. 18, Santa Rosa
Br. 18, Santa Rosa
In mem. of deceased members
In mem. of deceased members
Lauren Cuneo
Hannah Klisura
Katelynne Rettig
Suzanne Amaral
Br. 52, Healdsburg
Br. 52, Healdsburg
Br. 103, Sonoma
Christopher Nangle
Angela Pascoe
Gregory Charles Arena
Kyra Boselli
Br. 127, Petaluma
Br. 127, Petaluma
Br. 127, Petaluma
Br. 144, Arcata
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
Zachary Cahill
Dylan Teverbaugh
Gina Filomena Vosti
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
Br. 103, Sonoma
Peter Del Bondito
Alyssa Dentoni
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
In memory of Norman Sikes
In memory of Sam & Minnie Asti
Lauren Forsell
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
In memory of Aldo Desideri
Mia Bianchi
Lorenzo Cirelli
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
In mem. of Joseph, Irene & Jerre Paolini
In mem. of Rico & Irene Acquistapace
In mem. of Romie & Helen Barbieri
Megan Nonella
Dylan Maggio-Hucek
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
In memory of Gary Apel
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Michelle Cheda
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
Jaime So
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
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Lynne Gaggero-Johnson
Br. 198, Santa Rosa
In mem. of Peter & Juliette Barbieri
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Christopher Bacchetti
Ana Alicia Hernandez
Dominic Gian Riella
Dean Patrick Garcia
Ryan Petronella
Shawnee Luciani
Stockton District
Br. 139, Manteca
Br. 139, Manteca
Br. 395, Stockton
Br. 425, Green Valley
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Mariah Serrato
Alexis McNeal
Bryan Ryba
Patricio Ansaldi
Ashley DeDomenico
Rachel E. Bayles
Gary M. Alegre, M.D.
George & Diana Bacigalupi, Br. 50
George & Diana Bacigalupi, Br. 50
Barbara C. Bottarini, Br. 258
Chris & Virginia Bottino, Br. 432
Joseph & Rita Bratta,
Br. 418
In memory of Dan Petrolino
In memory of Richard & Lillian
Valli
In mem. Mary&Joseph Bottarini
In mem. of Alice Providenza
Bottino
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Giuliana Caporali
Albert & Rina Brocchini Fam. Foundation
In memory of Albert & Rina Brocchini
Lauren Rubio
Sarah Butler
Louie & Pat Cordich, Br. 28
In mem. of Cody Joe Anthenien
Mark Bruni
Ines C. Costa, Br. 173
In memory of Bruno A. Costa
Michael E. Caldwell
Donald & Louise DeTomasi, Br. 14
In memory of Cliff&Leona Ledford
Robert Grassilli, Jr.
Robert Grassilli, Jr.
Brett Young
Marco Fanucchi
Katelyn Kriech
In memory of Marie Grassilli
In memory of Anna Oliva
Rose Mangini, Br. 38
In mem. of Luigi & Rosa Mangini
Jim Muglie, Br. 91
In mem. of Philip & Anne Muglie
Lauren Victoria Murphy
Mary Regalia, Br. 14
In memory of John Regalia
Theresa Chiappe
Maria Tollefson, Br. 230
In memory of James Tollefson
Dante Dianda
Patrick Shevelson
Michael & Donna Santich, Br. 91
In mem. of Martin&Rose Santich
Michael & Donna Santich, Br. 91
In memory of Helen Thompson
Brittany Patterson
The Trevizio Family, Br. 19
Sarah E. Fonte
Jean & Bob Segale
In memory of Lola & Sam J. Parrinello
Jessica Crosby
Eva DeTomasi, Br. 14
In memory of Louis DeTomasi
Kelsey Kriech
Mark David-Joseph Canevari
Robert Grassilli, Jr.
In memory of Robert Grassilli
McKenzie Comba
Jim Muglie, Br. 91
In mem. of Philip & Anne Muglie
Charlyne M. Pacini, Br. 135
Allison Castro
Catherine DeLiso
The Segale Family
In memory of Mary & Bill Segale
In memory of Harry A. Pacini
The Segale Family
In memory of Mary & Bill Segale
Graduates Look for
2nd Year
Scholarship
Applications in the
mail in June 2013.
In memory of Louise Trevizo
*We also gratefully acknowledge the following partial donations that made additional scholarships from the I.C.F. Scholarship Fund possible:
Central Coast District: Br. 200; East Bay District: Louis and Mari Ann Dianda (Br. 91), Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Dianda (Br. 91) - In Honor of the 60th Birthday of Robert Basuino, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert J. Dianda and Jane - Get Well Wishes for Rosalind Crudo, Mr. and Mrs. John Delucchi (Br. 91) - In Memory of Robert Delucchi, Rose M. Stack (Br. 285) - In Memory of Robert
Delucchi, John S. Delucchi - In Memory of Albert H. Risi, The Dianda Family - In Memory of Violet Silva, Mrs. Darlene Marich-Delucchi and Mrs. Mary Ann Marinak - In Memory of
Harold L. Smith and Giovanni and Nancy Corsi (Br. 91/Br. 103) - In Memory of Jim Spinetti; Orange District: Br. 387; San Fernando Valley District: Br. 382 and Susan G. Ferro - In Memory
of Anthony Ross Galante; San Francisco District: Janet L. Farren - Merry Christmas Wishes for Mrs. Dina Puccinelli, Jan Farren - Happy Mother’s Day Wishes for Mrs. Dina Puccinelli,
Anita Ferroggiaro (Br. 258) - In Memory of Lillian Valli and Officers/Members of Br. 258 - In Memory of Richard Valli; San Gabriel Valley District: Br. 218; San Mateo District: Deborah
Rodondi (Br. 19) - In Memory of Luigina Picciola, Debrah Rodondi - In Memory of Blanche Price, Deborah Rodondi - In Memory of Edward Swertfager, Deborah Rodondi - Get Well
Wishes for Leonard Zasoski, Jr., June and Deborah Rodondi - Get Well Wishes for Steve Barnes, June and Deborah Rodondi - Get Well Wishes for Tom Pollicita, June and Deborah
Rodondi - Get Well Wishes for Frances Teglia, June and Deborah Rodondi - Thinking of You Wishes for Lillian Valli and June and Deborah Rodondi - In Memory of Olga Viti; Santa Clara
Valley District: Mr. Charles P. Gullo, Jr. (Br. 4) - In Memory of A.R. Blase, Evelyn Taravella (Br. 368) - In Memory of Ann Cozzolino, Giulia Gallego (Br. 435) - In Memory of John Dalcin,
Emily Corral (Br. 191) - in Memory of Mrs. Norma Ditto, Richard and Donna Pfaff (Br. 184) - In Memory of Roger Hoy, Trevis and Diana Berry (Br. 28) - Merry Christmas Wishes for
Jeanette Hudson, Officers/Members of Br. 435 - In Honor of Loritta Johnson, Joan and Jerry Delfino (Br. 368) - In Memory of Dan Petrolino, Donna Pfaff - In Honor of the Birthday of
Richard Pfaff, Ed and Jo Bertaccini (Br. 191) - In Memory of Maria Ponzo and Officers/Members of Br. 191 - In Memory of Robert Wells; Santa Rosa District: Br. 75, Br. 145, Br. 150 and
Br. 209; Stockton District: Br. 48 and Br. 413; Tucson: Officers/Members of Br. 434 - In Memory of Kelly Raffanti.
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Sir Luigi & Lady Augusta Providenza
Seminary Scholarship Fund Donations*
IN MEMORY OF:
DONATED BY:
Carole Benjamin
June Rodondi
Adalgisa Ottino
Jerri Lynn Pera
Louis Persico
Leonard Sanders
Louis Persico
June Rodondi
Nella Gilardoni
June Rodondi
June Rodondi
June Rodondi
Louis J. Persico
Louis Persico
Emily Machado
Manny Carrasco
Dan Coughlin
Dan Coughlin
June Rodondi
June Rodondi
June Rodondi
Mario Delucchi
Ysidro (Sid) Gurrola
Angelo Scimone
Angelo Scimone
Officers/Members of Br. 215
Jean and Donald Tomatis
Andree Casetta
Officers/Members of Br. 7
Lou and Pat Mages
Officers/Members of Br. 380
Giovanni and Nancy Corsi
Officers/Members of Br. 392
Officers/Members of Br. 7
Nina Malone
Officers/Members of East Bay District
Forrest and Prudence Price
Beatrice Bianco
John Etchebarne
Officers/Members of Br. 144
Franklyn Lopes, Jr.
Larry and Carmen Kilcullen
Lauren Kilcullen
David and Pat Botta
Jim and Janice Jones
Cecilia Tommei and Cory Roberts
Luciana Tuccori
Rose Haupt
Officers/Members of Br. 416
Mary Alesi/Phyllis Benbrook
(Co-Pres. Br. 416)
Joe and Jackie Donato
Officers/Members of Br. 290
Ida Del Grosso
John Gaddini
GET WELL WISHES:
Fr. Frank Murray
Officers/Members of Central Council
Fr. Frank Murray
Joan and Jerry Delfino
Forrest Price
Officers/Members of Central Council
David Botta
Nina Malone
Forrest Price
Leroy and Stella Taddei
Fr. Frank Murray
Mike and Marcie Rossi
Forrest Price
Mike and Marcie Rossi
Ida Del Grosso
Officers/Members of Br. 367
Annette Del Grosso
Officers/Members of Br. 367
Forrest Price
Larry and Elise Marsalli
Ed Bertaccini
Jim and Janice Jones
Forrest Price
Jim and Janice Jones
Anna Friebel
Jim and Janice Jones
David Botta
Jim and Janice Jones
Rena Fazzini
Officers/Members of Br. 290
Ilia Ponte
Officers/Members of Br. 290
HAPPY 85TH BIRTHDAY:
Rosella Ferlazzo
The Ferlazzo Family
HAPPY 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY:
Art and Lorraine Fricke
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Dianda and Jane
CORRECTION:
July’s Bollettino incorrectly listed the following donations. Here is the correct
heading:
GET WELL WISHES:
Father Helmut Richter
Officers/Members of Br. 72
David Botta
Roselynne Jarrett
Madeline Torre
Millie Franzoni
*Named after the co-founder of the I.C.F., the Sir Luigi and Lady Augusta Providenza Seminary
Scholarship Fund provides I.C.F. members a lasting way to memorialize and/or extend greetings
to friends, relatives, and loved ones. Members’ donations provide scholarships to seminarians
studying for the priesthood in dioceses where the Italian Catholic Federation is located. A
monthly Mass is offered for the intention of those listed.
August/September 2012- 13
Cooley’s Corner
Answers to Common Excuses for Not Donating Blood
As you try to recruit blood donors from
your workplace, you’d probably encounter
many common fears and misconceptions
that people may have about donating blood.
So, to help you answer some of these common excuses, and hopefully convince them
to think otherwise, we’ve put together some
responses to help!
Don’t Accept These Excuses
“I’m too old!”
There is no maximum age limit when donating blood.
“I Might Catch A Disease.”
A new, sterile needle is used for each donor
and then immediately disposed of properly.
It is not possible to catch AIDS or any infectious diseases by donating blood.
“It Might Hurt When They Draw The
Blood.”
The actual drawing causes no pain. You
might feel a slight pinch when the needle is
inserted, but that’s all.
“I’m On Medication.”
Many medications, including allergy medicines, vitamins, aspirins, birth control and
blood pressure pills, do not affect your eligibility as a blood donor. Be sure to tell the
medical interviewer what medications you
are taking or have recently taken.
“I’m Anemic.”
A trained technician will test a drop of your
blood before you donate. If you are anemic
you will not be permitted to donate that day.
However, anemia is not usually a permanent
condition. Just because you have been deferred or told that you were anemic does
not necessarily mean that you cannot give
blood later.
“They’ll Take Too Much Blood And I’ll Feel
Weak.”
If you weigh at least 110 lbs, you may safely
donate blood. Only one pint is taken - no
more. You have about two pints of blood
for every 25 pounds of body weight, and
your body makes new blood constantly.
After giving blood most people can resume
their normal activities.
“My Blood Type Is So Common, You Probably Don’t Need It.”
Not true. Some blood types are more common than others, but the rarest type of
blood is the type that is not available when
needed. Since whole blood and blood components must be transfused within a few
weeks, we rely on regular donations of all
blood types throughout the year.
“Other People Must Be Giving Enough
Blood.”
We need to collect about 450 pints of blood
per day to meet the daily demand -and the
demand is rising! But, less than 5 percent of
those who are eligible give blood. Consequently, the lives of many depend on the
generosity of these few.
“I’m Too Busy.”
Is your life worth an hour of someone’s
time? Is someone else’s life worth an hour
of your time? Think about it.
Gifts of Love Gratitude
Gifts of Love Met to Award Money...
and a Happy Update
The Gifts of Love Committee met in July to
review applications and award money.
Many applications were received, but at this
time the committee has decided to help the
following people:
$2,000 has been awarded towards the purchase of a wheelchair accessible van for a
family with a 4-year-old child who has spastic and dystonic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
$2,200 has been awarded to help off set the
living expenses of a family in Sunnyvale with
a 12-year-old daughter who has ADHD, and
a father with Stage 4 terminal cancer.
$2,000 has been awarded to help off set
medical bills for a family with a baby son
born with a congenital heart defect who
needs to undergo surgery.
$600 has been awarded for the purchase of
an iPad for a high school student in Gilroy
who will use the electronic device to communicate with his teachers. He is unable to
verbally communicate due to being Autistic.
$500 has been awarded to a family with a
daughter who has a rare structural brain
abnormality called “neuronal migration
anomaly with polymicrogyria”. She suffers
from severe seizure disorder, mental retardation, and cerebral pasly and uses a wheelchair . Due to her condition she is sensitive
to the sun. The money will purchase a wheelchair shade so she can join her peers outside.
$2,500 has been awarded to Freedom Paws
to help train service dogs for veterans and
people with disabilities.
$900 has been awarded to an adult with necrotizing faschitis – flesh eating bacteria –
for the purchase of metal braces and shoes.
$1,000 has been awarded to a 21-year-old
student with split ventricle syndrome to
purchase a laptop computer to keep up with
school and friends while in the hospital.
$2,000 has been awarded to the Daly City
Public Library to purchase large print books
for use by visually impaired individuals.
Gifts of Love — Update
After getting the fantastic news about the
MRI, Sophia had a check-up with her oncologist, Dr. Mueller. Her doctor was thrilled
to see how happy and healthy Sophia looks.
She said that all of Sophia’s lab results came
back normal and everything in her physical
exam was great, too! We were sent on our
way with instructions to return for another
MRI in three months. Now its time to finish
up the school year and get ready to have
some fun this summer!
Gifts of Love D o n a t i o n s
Donations received as of August 1, 2012
Branch 4
Branch 14
Branch 39
Branch 163
Branch 217
Branch 351
Branch 380
Branch 432
Joan and Jerry Delfino
In honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Noreen and John Gillio
Tony and Geri Hrepich
In memory of Raoul Bruno
Margaret DeRango
In honor of the 50th branch anniversary
of Br. 161
Larry and Elise Marsalli
Get well wishes for Father Frank
Murray
Helen Dianda
In memory of Frank Bolla
Helen Dianda
In memory of Louie Persico
Pauline Ciraulo
In memory of Phil Barone
Joan and Jerry Delfino
Get well wishes for Forrest Price
Frances and Al Teglia
Get well wishes for Forrest Price
Joan and Jerry Delfino
Get well wishes for Bob Basuino
Nettie Descalso-Del Nero and Tom Pollicita
In honor of the 75th branch anniversary
of Br. 48
Sal and Mary Lipari
In memory of Manny Carrasco
Robert and Beatrice Tomasello
In memory of Bill Kruse
Rosalie Campisi
In memory of Vincent Catania
Mara Barsotti Millis
In memory of Peter Mario Barsotti
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Valentine
In honor of the 90th birthday of Lucille
Freitas
Dave and Valerie Vanni
In memory of Annina Benassi
Frank and Teresa Borge
In memory of Annina Benassi
David and Pat Botta
Get well wishes for Frances FogliaTeglia
David and Pat Botta
Get well wishes for Forrest Price
David and Pat Botta
Get well wishes for Fr. Frank Murray
Rosalie Campisi
In memory of Sal Serio
Joanna Van Blaricom
In remembrance of the birthday of Earl
Van Blaricom
Al and Fran Teglia
In memory of Elinor Crump
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La Celebrazione di Gioventu -The Celebration of Youth
S A I N T LY
STORIES
by Clem
DeAmicis
Labor Day Word Jumble
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Unscramble the words then figure out the message below using the numbers under
each box.
Televangelist Cause Advances
The Vatican’s June 28 decree that U.S. Arch-
bishop Fulton J. Sheen lived a life of heroic
virtue, moved his petition yet another rung
on the sainthood ladder. What follows is a
thumbnail sketch of the popular prelate.
Fulton J. Sheen was born in El Paso, Illinois, in 1895. He was the oldest of four sons
of Newton and Delia Fulton Sheen. Just after his baptism, his mother dedicated him to
the Blessed Virgin Mary, a dedication he
renewed at his First Holy Communion. The
family lived, for a while, on a farm just outside of Peoria, Illinois, but in 1900, his family moved to Peoria so that Fulton could
enroll in a parochial school.
Subsequently, he attended high school at
an institute staffed by the Brothers of Mary.
After graduating high school he attended
St. Viator’s College in Bourbonnais, Illinois,
and later St. Paul’s seminary in St. Paul,
Minnesota.
On September 20, 1919, Fulton Sheen was
ordained a “Priest Forever” for the Diocese
of Peoria. At that time, he made a promise to
make a “Eucharistic Holy Hour” which he
kept faithfully for the rest of his life. After
ordination, he completed two years of postgraduate studies in Theology at Catholic
University in Washington D. C. and an additional year at the University of Louvain in
Belgium. This stint was followed by further
theological studies at the Sorbonne in Paris
and at the Angelicum in Rome.
A year later, he began teaching Theology,
then Philosophy and then Religion at Catholic University in Washington D.C., where
he remained until 1950. In 1926, be began
local radio broadcasting in the New York
area. One of his first radio programs included a Jewish rabbi, a Protestant minister
and Sheen and they good-naturedly batted
around religious and philosophical matters.
His programs were meant to be low-budget
fillers for the Milton Berle Show’. However,
within a few weeks, Sheen emerged as the
star of his show, which eclipsed the ratings
of the Berle Show. Sheen’s show was entitled “The Catholic Hour” and it continued
for 22 years and reached an estimated four
million listeners each week.
In 1950, he was chosen to be the National
Director of the Society for the Propagation
of the Faith. In that assignment, he supervised 129 diocesan directors throughout the
country. He held the position until 1966.
In 1951, Sheen was consecrated a Bishop in
Rome in the Church of Saints John and Paul.
In the same year, he launched his famous
television series entitled, “Life is Worth Living.” The program, on which he presented
his views on religious topics, every day life
and politics, drew an estimated 30 million
viewers each week. Sheen was awarded an
Emmy Award after being voted “The Most
Outstanding Television Personality in 1952.”
His series ran with great success until 1957.
In 1966, he was named Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester, New York. He resigned
the position three years later. When ques-
tioned about his resignation he stated, “I
am not retiring, only retreading.” When another reporter asked him to reveal the names
of his script writers, the Archbishop replied,
“Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.” Subsequently, Pope Paul VI named him Archbishop of the Titular See of Newpon
(Wales). The Archbishop remained relatively active, spending last years of his life
chiefly in writing and preaching.
On October 3, 1979, the Archbishop experienced one of the greatest moments of his
life when visiting Pope John Paul II embraced him in St. Patrick’s Cathedral and said
to him. “You have written and spoken well
of the Lord Jesus. You are a loyal son of the
Church!” That compliment came none too
soon; on December 9 the Archbishop died.
While never really becoming a major figure
in the hierarchy of the Church, Sheen was
one of its most visible members and an excellent ambassador for the Church to the
secular world.
A few months ago, friends, family and admirers of Archbishop Sheen gathered for a
Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York
City. The Mass marked the 25th anniversary
of the Archbishop’s death. The homilist was
Monsignor John Kozar, who is the national
director of the Society for the Propagation
of the Faith, a post once held by Sheen.
There were 60 priests and many other members of the Catholic hierarchy in attendance.
The celebrant, while standing at an altar
over the crypt where the Archbishop’s body
is interred, celebrated the Mass using a chalice Archbishop Sheen owned and left in his
will to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. During his
homily, Monsignor Kozar said that his
youthful reaction to hearing Archbishop
Sheen was not understanding what he said
but by becoming very impressed by “those
eyes.” (Someone else encroaching on my
mother’s criterion for good evangelists?)
In September of 2002, the Congregation for
the Causes of Saints officially opened the
Cause of Archbishop Sheen and conferred
on him the title “Servant of God.” His supporters must now make a case for the
Archbishop’s sainthood: a process which
is rigorous and requires a detailed report
about his life, teachings and writings. Additionally, there must be solid documentation of at least two miracles attributed to
him. So for now, all we can do is wait and
pray.
Clem can be reached at
[email protected]
Labor Day Word Search
Hey kids, if you’re going to be at the
Convention, make sure to take pictures
and send them in so we can see the events
through your eyes!
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BOOK REVIEW
Vince Piro
“Reno’s Italian Americans”
Online Nevada Encyclopedia
Andrew Gerthoffer (contributer)
“The American Dream, Reno’s
Little Italy in Powning Addition”
Historic Reno Preservation Society
Felvia Belaustegui
Oral History Program
University of Nevada
As I prepared to visit Reno for our annual
Convention, I wondered about the history
of Italian Americans in the city. I found some
very interesting resources about the Italian
immigrants and their families that helped
develop the city and surrounding areas. The
Italian American were and are hard working, industrious, and entrepreneurial, contributing much to Northwest Nevada.
Andrew Gerthoffer gives a very thorough
overview of Italian immigrants and their
descendants in his article for the Online
Nevada Encyclopedia. Italian Americans
have had a presence in the Reno area for
more than 150 years. Attracted to a climate
similar to that of northern Italy, plentiful jobs
and land, Italians originally immigrated to
the area and worked developing the Transcontinental Railroad; however, they quickly
began working in shops, on ranches, and at
lumber yards. Most were single men living
in boarding houses. However, over time,
chain migration created a more vibrant Italian American community with families and
friends living “in distinctive ethnic neighborhoods.” Basically, “Three major Italian
areas developed in the Truckee Meadows
starting in the late nineteenth and continuing throughout the twentieth century.”
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were approved as corrected.
Communications
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ICF acknowledgements for contributions to the Providenza Fund for get well
wishes to David Botta, Frances Teglia and
Diana Polselli; and in memory of Lola
Chialvo
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Thank you from Most Reverend
Niederauer for SF Bishop Day Donation.
·
Thank you from David Botta for get
well wishes.
Reports
Spiritual Director- Monsignor Daniel
Cardelli
·
Always impressed with ICF’s dedication to work and their out reach into the
community.
Grand President – Jane Dianda
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Thank you: Rose Jarrett for attending
Las Vegas Installation; Leonard Zasoski for
attending Orange District Installation;
These neighborhoods were distinguished
by class and social differences, representing different levels of achievement. One interesting fact is that Italian Americans became noted for building Craftsman style
homes. Italian Americans in the area preferred this style of home “ because of its
efficient use of lot space, its simple design
and construction, and the inexpensive nature of the required building materials.” Often, neighbors would share house plans,
saving on the cost of having to purchase
their own plans. As Italian Americans prospered they began to own some of the more
popular businesses in town, including “The
Eldorado Hotel and Casino, the Mizpah
Hotel, the Sportsman, First National Bank
of Nevada, and Pioneer Citizens Bank.” And
these Italian-owned businesses employed
other Italians. The Dainty Cake Shop and
Pinky’s Market were among the most famous Italian-owned and Italian run businesses in town. Besides their influence on
businesses in the area, Italian Americans
also influenced the leisure time activities of
the area, with wine making, vegetable gardening, and, of course, bocce ball competitions. According to Gerthoffer, Italians and
their descendants have had a significant and
unique impact on Reno and the surrounding area. You can find Gerthoffer’s article at
h t t p : / / w w w. o n l i n e n e v a d a . o r g /
reno_s_italian_americans.
ticles on the subject to various magazines,
and served as president of the Historic Reno
Preservation Society. Her article “The American Dream, Reno’s Little Italy in Powning
Addition” appears online and features different Italian Americans from this district in
Reno. In this article, she profiles several Italian American families, such as the Pizorno
family. Among the accomplishments of the
family, she notes that “Virginia Pizorno and
another sister, Mary Romano, were two of
the first Italian immigrant women to have a
successful business in the downtown area
of Reno, the Dainty Cake Bakery.” She also
writes about Andrew Ginocchio and his family, founders and owners of Reno Ironworks,
and Devincenzi, the first Italian to work as
police officer for the city. “He eventually
purchased Eddie Floral Shop . . .” buying
special seeds from Holland and other European countries to sell to Italian farmers in
the area. An interesting character is “Antonio Minetto, who came to Reno in 1902 and
resided on Winter Street, became a ‘marriage broker.’ His marriage brokering started
because he had several poor nieces in Urbe,
Italy who needed husbands. He would look
over prospective grooms and then send for
one of his nieces.” Belaustegui notes that
these and other Italian Americans worked
hard and represent the achievement of the
American dream. You can find Belaustegui’s
article at http://www.historicreno.org/
index.php/footprints/featured-articles/85the-american-dream-renos-little-italy-inpownings-addition.
Felvia Belaustegui has done much to preserve the history of Italian Americans in
Reno. As part of her studies, she has written a masters thesis on the subject, The
Evolution of an Ethnic Community-Immigration of Italians to Reno, contributed ar-
The Oral History Program of the University
of Nevada features interviews with many
Italian Americans, including some prominent ICF members. These Italian Americans,
including Robert Capurro, recount their experiences during World War II and other
times. Robert was born in Reno into an Italian-American family and was a young boy
during World War II. During a 2005 interview, he remembers, “In Reno I don’t think
the restrictions on Italian-Americans during the war were very stringent . . . We were
non-strategic here. I mean, there was nothing we could do to either help or hinder the
war effort, and we lived our own lives, so
Andy Pappani for attending Santa Barbara
Installation; Bob Basuino for attending San
Francisco Bishop’s Day.
·
Installations attended: Fresno District
(Feb. 26); Chicago District (April 26)
·
Bishop’s Days attended: Stockton District (March 25); Chicago (April 29)
·
Other events: pancake breakfast/membership drive Br. 91 Oakland (March 3); Br.
154 Richmond 50th Anniversary (April 9);
Seminarian Night (April 14); Br. 19 Colma,
Baccalaureate Mass Jefferson High (May 22)
·
Meetings Attended: Executive Committee (March 9, April 12, June 8); Finance
(April 12); Field Operations (May 19)
·
February 29 participated in the final
training for the new ICF database with office staff.
·
April 25 to May 2 in Chicago, visit included: meeting with Fr. Fannelli (April 26);
toured/met with Fr. Feccia at Casa D’Italia
with Lou Mages and Teresa Helfand. Discussed possibility of new branch and hosting a Seminarian Night for the Chicago Diocese at this facility (April 27); toured Mother
Cabrini Shrine and St. Joseph’s Hospital
with Lou Mages. Met Teresa Helfand, reviewed/discussed locations of current ICF
branches in Chicago Diocese. Also reviewed locations of closed branches, discussed the possibilities of re-opening some
of these branches (April 28); attended Br.
392 meeting/presented Gifts of Love check
for the Chicago Diocese Deaf Program
(April 30); met with Chicago District Deputy
Ruben Rodriquez (May 1).
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June 7 met with Apostolate Chair, Jim
Acitelli for Apostolate Report training.
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Future events: Br. 161, Larkspur 50th Anniversary Dinner (June 9); East Bay/Contra
Costa District Bishop’s Day (June 16); Br. 91
Anniversary Dinner (June 24); Orange District Bishop’sDay (June 30); Br. 48 Modesto
74th Anniversary Dinner (July 21); Br. 67 Los
Angeles 75th Anniversary (July 29).
Grand Treasurer – George Bacigalupi
·
Reviewed Budget/Finances for 2012
ending May 31, 2012
·
October CC meeting to review
Providenza Fund Disbursements/allocation
of apostolate funds.
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Silva Trust fund to disburse 30k this
year, 15k each to Gifts of Love and Cooley’s.
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Expense voucher for convention discussed and accepted.
there were no restrictions that I know of.”
Other Italian Americans recount different
experiences and events during the early part
of the 20th century. This is a wonderful site
to read about and listen to Italian Americans from the Reno area. You can search
the University of Nevada, Reno oral history site at http://oralhistory.unr.edu.
These online articles and interviews are
good places to start learning about the Italian Americans of Reno. Italian Americans
contributed much to the settlement and development of the Reno area.
Additional Resources: You can further explore Italian Americans in Reno with the
following resources.
• The Italian-American Experience in
Northwestern Nevada, from Territorial
Days to the Present. Ed. Kathleen Coles and
Kara Geiger and Mary Larson and Christopher Warner. Reno: University of Nevada
Oral History Program, 2006.
• Albin J. Cofone. “Reno’s Little Italy:
Italian Entrepreneurship and Culture in
Northern Nevada.” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. Vol. 26: Summer. Reno: Nevada Historical Society, 1983: 97-110.
• Felvia Belaustegui. The Evolution of
an Ethnic Community-Immigration of Italians to Reno. MS thesis. University of Nevada, Reno, 2000.
• Felvia Belaustegui. The Italian-American Experience in Northwestern Nevada,
from Territorial Days to the Present: As
Remembered, Recounted, and Retold in
Oral Histories. University of Nevada, Reno,
2006.
• Claudene Wharton. “Explore Reno’s
Little Italy – did you know we had one?”
Nevada Today. University of Nevada, Reno.
2010. http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/
news/2010/explore-renos-little-italy
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Bob Acquistapace complimented
George Bacigalupi and David Rose on the
financial report.
Deputy Chairperson – Bob Basuino
·
Ray Rendina has resigned as deputy
of Branch 416 Spring Valley. Clarence Anthony has been appointed as new District
Deputy.
·
Formally closed 3 branches: #137 Santa
Barbara, #56 Los Angeles, #411 San Bernardino.
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Project for July is updating the Deputy
Report Forms.
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David Botta to meet with Branch 11 regarding the fund disbursement on closing
and the books.
·
Vince Picciola stated that the term
Deputy has a negative impact-sounds like
policing. Suggested a more friendly title like
Branch Advisor. Bob Basuino to take into
consideration.
Field Director-Lou Mages
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Thanks all ICF members that have been
a great help in recruitment and follow up.
Thank you Nina Malone on help with
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Roseville; Teresa Helfand in the Chicago
area; Pat Mages on the branch in Long
Beach; Roselynne Jarrett on the Antioch
Branch-has been postponed for now; Jim
and Betty Acitelli in Tuscon.
·
New Branches: #441, St Zachary; National Shrine of Cabrini hoping to open in
October; St. John Berchmans to be having
pulpit announcements, will be setting up a
table at the annual festival. Before convention hoping to open Branch in Carson City.
·
Potential branches: Our Lady of Ransom, Illinois; St Frances of Assisi, San Jose;
Mesa, AZ.
·
Contacted by mail and will do again by
email all the parishes in Las Vegas.
Committee Reports
Apostolate/Charity – James Acitelli
·
Promoting awareness; involvement in
Mass participation; promoting communion
Sundays; giving of oneself, not just monetarily; supporting our seminarians and the
joy of attending an ordination; supporting
Catholic Charities, especially for disaster
relief.
·
Voted to make Cooley’s Anemia our
National Charity for the coming year.
By-Laws and Rituals – Leonard Rossi
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Discussion on proposed changes to
Chap V Art 2-B of the CC statutes. After
amendments made by Mike Rossi/ Mike
Cannady, Mike Rossi/Dante Galeazzi, Vince
Piro/Marco Galeazzi proposed change approved.
·
Reviewed and discussed proposed
Branch by-law change to Chap XI, Article
2A. Vince Piro amended second by Nancy
Corsi to add the word U.S. before the word
mail. Amendment passed. Proposed change
to go to General Session at Convention.
Convention Directors – Steven Fuentes
·
Workshop list handed out. No bingo
this year.
·
Book rooms ASAP, busy weekend in
Reno due to West Coast annual Rib Feast
in Sparks.
Gifts of Love –Andy Pappani
·
Met March 9 to review 19 applications
for a total of 17k granted.
·
Bishop Blair interested in the deaf program for the Stockton Diocese, Dante
Galeazzi is contact person.
Heritage – Vince Piro
·
Events: The ICF will be represented at
the following events: Santa Rosalia Festival (Parade) – September 8-9; San Jose Giants Italian Night (Table/Booth) - July
21; Morgan Hill/Santa Clara Valley District
(Booth) – September 8-9; Italian Festival in
San Jose – (booth) last week of August.
Committee is checking out other events.
·
Committee Judged Heritage Reports
and will be giving 2 awards for Distinguished Heritage Event and 2 awards for
Distinguished Monthly Presentation
The branches receiving awards will be
asked to share at the Heritage workshop.
·
Annual Convention
-The usual table will be set up by the Vento’s,
old ICF Drill Team Uniform will be displayed.
-Walking into opening ceremony members
will be treated to a pictorial history of the
1940’s.
-Available to branches: CD pictures from
1940’s; 2012 yearbook; PDFs of ICF history
books
·
Oral History Video Interviews continue:
Jim Friebel and Vince Piro interviewed David
Botta, Carmen Kilcullen, Bob Acquistapace
·
Creating PDF of 50th and 75th Anniversary heritage books for CD and/or
website
·
Created a Heritage Calendar will include
ICF Bishops Days and Installations, Branch
and District Heritage Events, Festivals, Italian Nights at Professional Sports Events,
Branch and District Anniversaries.
·
Working on a Year in the ICF 2011-2012
Photo Catalogue / Yearbook
·
Looking into placing more branch/district pictures online.
Hospitalization – Patricia Mages
·
Putting ad in Bollettino, hoping to
make members more aware of program.
Live to Give – Nina Malone
·
Goals/focus of the committee: blood
In Loving Memory
Report Date: 08/01/2012
MARION A BONACCORSO
Branch 004
NELLA GILARDONI
Branch 007
JERRI LYNN PERA
Branch 007
GLADYS GRASSINI
Branch 019
MARY JO PIERCE
Branch 026
LEROY K BROOKS
Branch 027
DOMINIC (DICK) DAL CERRO
Branch 027
WILLIAM OGLE
Branch 027
ADRIANA VOLPE
Branch 027
FRANK PETER GARNERO
Branch 036
LINA ANTOLA
Branch 039
CAROLINE MURATORE Branch 039
LOLA CHIALVO
Branch 040
MARIAN C ODONNELL Branch 050
MARY DADDARIO
Branch 065
LOUISE J CONNOLLY
Branch 073
LUCILLE B SINK
Branch 075
STEPHEN T CHAVEZ
Branch 111
CARMELA DILIBERTO Branch 111
EVELYN O’ROURKE
Branch 127
LAURA LUPORINI
Branch 130
CALOGERA LENA BELLIARDO
Branch 154
FRAN N CHAVEZ
Branch 154
ROBERT A GATTO SR
Branch 154
ADALGISA OTTINO
Branch 163
BENEDETTO J LEVERONI Branch 186
ELENA C HOPKINS
Branch 223
EDITH W HUNT
Branch 246
TOSCA PICCHI
Branch 258
TONY A ZANOTTO
Branch 266
JOSEPH BALOCCO
Branch 351
JANE P GATTI
Branch 352
IDA DEL GROSSO
Branch 367
TRICIA HOGAN
Branch 374
MARIA SCHMITT J HUNNICUTT
Branch 374
drives, stem cell and blood core research.
·
Coordinating blood drive to be held
August 31 from 8am-1pm at Reno Convention. This will be open to everyone including non ICF.
Membership – Rose Jarrett
·
Currently 11,350 members.
·
March had a membership meeting in
Santa Clara, well attended.
·
There will be a Membership table at
Convention, will pass out membership
board kits.
Public Relations – Leonard Zasoski
·
The committee will be conducting a review and redesign of the ICF awards.
·
Website, contact committee by email
for anything you want added/corrected.
·
Will be reviewing the Bollettino to see
if needs to be reconfigured or changed, send
in ideas.
Scholarship – Deborah Rodondi
·
Judged first year scholarships April 18.
Of the 450 applications 194 1st year scholarships were awarded in the amount of
$77,600.00.
·
August will meet to award 2nd, 3rd and
4th year scholarships.
·
We need to promote at the District and
Branch levels the importance of our 4 programs set up to receive donations: Scholarship, Cooleys, Providenza and Gifts of Love.
100 percent of the money given goes directly into the chosen charity.
Task Force –
·
Mike Rossi has resigned as committee
chair due to work load. Pat Mages appointed to oversee Standard Operating Procedures.
·
Nettie Descalso-Del Nero spoke on the
future of the ICF we need to look at why
cancellations are happening. Do we need
to recreate ourselves? “We honor our past
as we look to the future”. Jim Jones reiterated importance of the strategic plan.
Ways and Means – James Friebel
·
2012 calendar: 1,971 sold. 2013 calendar: looking good, production cost may be
a little higher. Thinking of selling the unsold calendars discounted at convention
$15 each or 2 for $20.
·
Night of the Seminarians Pat Mages did
a great job, so far profit is $4,820.14. Sending out letter to see if any District is interested in sponsoring the event.
·
Golf Tournament July 27 New York
steak dinner $35 without golf, need raffle
prizes ($100 value) and auction items. Looking for new location for future golf tournaments.
Workshop – Franklyn Lopes
·
Had a workshop in Santa Rosa area in
April. San Mateo District will be hosting
one June 28.
Unfinished Business
·
At convention people need to be aware
that they can give to more than just Cooleys
or Gift of Love, there is also Scholarship
and Providenza.
New Business
ICFAwards:
Pope John XXIII: Laurice Levine
Grand President: Marie Stalteri-Antonowicz
Mother Teresa: Sr. Maureen Delaney and
Father Robert Moran
Young Adult Leadership: Rosemary Cook
Good of the Order
Linda Sherman Santa Rosa District Sept 9
1:30pm Day of Recollection in Life and times
of St Paul, 4:15pm chicken BBQ
Congratulations Stockton on 50th for Diocese, Oakland also celebrating 50th
Deborah Rodondi Thank you for prayers,
cards and condolences, strongly reinforced
how we really are a family.
Dante Galeazzi’s nephew back from Iraq
Dianda’s have a new Great Grandson/
Nephew
Mike Cannady thank you for cards, prayers,
donations, still have to have knee surgery
Closing Prayer: led by Monsignor Daniel
Cardelli
The meeting adjourned at 4:26pm by Grand
President Jane Dianda
Respectfully submitted,
Deborah Rodondi, Grand Secretary
Coo
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Dona
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Donations received as of August 1, 2012
Branch 1
Branch 4
Branch 14
Branch 39
Branch 54
Branch 108
Branch 111
Branch 118
Branch 150
Branch 161
Branch 191
Branch 215
Branch 217
Branch 237
Branch 317
Branch 343
Branch 351
Branch 362
Branch 411
Branch 416
Branch 432
East Bay District
Los Angeles District BBQ
Russell Vento
Get well wishes for David Botta
Officers/Members of Santa Rosa District
In memory of Deceased Members of
Santa Rosa District
Officers/Members of Blessed Sacrament
District
In memory of Tony Zanotto
Charles P. Gullo, Jr.
In memory of Joe Kuzinich
Angelo Benassi
In memory of Annina Benassi
Rose Meister
In memory of Nell Biggs
Steve and Charlene Drobeck
In memory of Antonio Alosi
August/September 2012- 17
Consider Joining
the ICF Hospital Plan
$25 / Year
provides benefits for hospitalization
and surgeries
(in-patient and out patient)
Contact the ICF Office for more details.
888-ICF-1924
Benvenuti Membri Nuovi
Report Date: 08/01/2012
JEANETTE M ZUGNONI
JOHN P ZUGNONI
THERESE FORD
MARITZA HALL
CAROLINE MOHAMMED
KELLYPOSPISHEK
MINA POSPISHEK
ROBERT POSPISHEK
ERIC J SMITHWICK
JAMES E SMITHWICK
MARISSA L SMITHWICK
CHRISTOPHER BOYETT
CLIFFORD BOYETT
ZACHARY BOYETT
EDWARD F PIA
JOSIE TALAMANTES
JUDITH A NEJASMICH
STEVEN C NEJASMICH
REV BOB GAMEL
MICHAEL G GERMINO
TRACEY S GERMINO
REV AUSTIN CONTERNO
REV ARMAND OLIVERI
SANDI M MILLER
JIM A RUIZ
DENICE M AMERISON
JAMES R AMERISON
LARRY E BARLOW SR
PAULACORTOPASSI
STEFANI J CORTOPASSI
REV PEDRO ESPINOZA
DAVID PECCI
MICHELE PECCI
SALVATORESEENO
SUSAN SEENO
Branch 010
Branch 010
Branch 013
Branch 013
Branch 013
Branch 013
Branch 013
Branch 013
Branch 013
Branch 013
Branch 013
Branch 014
Branch 014
Branch 014
Branch 027
Branch 027
Branch 028
Branch 028
Branch 031
Branch 031
Branch 031
Branch 038
Branch 038
Branch 039
Branch 039
Branch 051
Branch 051
Branch 051
Branch 051
Branch 051
Branch 051
Branch 051
Branch 051
Branch 051
Branch 051
KATHRYN I STEFANI
RON J STEFANI
KEVIN TOSOLINI
HUGO B TOTTINO
SUSAN L FREDIANI
AUSTIN HAGWOOD
AVAHAGWOOD
GARRETT HAGWOOD
JAMES R COARI
JULIA M COARI
JAMES W GIALLO
WILLIAM A KIDSTON
MARIE J MORAMARCO
ANGELINAAPATRUNO
REV MANUEL BRAVO
AILEEN D ZANCO
FRANK S ZANCO
REV ERIC FREED
MARY MORAN
BETH M RIETDORF
MARK S RIETDORF
REV ERYK CZARNECKI
KATHLEEN S VANCE
REV STEVE KOSINSKI
REV DAVID PAVLIK
JUDY PAOLINI
REV GREG SANDMAN
DAVID F BECCARIA
KRISTIN L BECCARIA
ELIZABETH RIOS
MICHAEL RIOS
JEANE SHELDON
CLARENCE T ANTHONY
DOROTHY M MELFE
PAULMOLINARO
MICHAELAPASSAGLIA
Branch 051
Branch 051
Branch 051
Branch 051
Branch 073
Branch 073
Branch 073
Branch 073
Branch 108
Branch 108
Branch 108
Branch 108
Branch 108
Branch 108
Branch 115
Branch 127
Branch 127
Branch 145
Branch 154
Branch 154
Branch 154
Branch 181
Branch 184
Branch 195
Branch 195
Branch 198
Branch 200
Branch 227
Branch 227
Branch 227
Branch 227
Branch 227
Branch 246
Branch 250
Branch 281
Branch 281
Top 6 Reasons to Donate Blood at
the ICF Live to Give Blood Drive
1. A person with Cooley’s Anemia needs
approximately 36-44 units of blood each
year to survive.
2. 4.5 million Americans would die each
year without life-saving blood transfusions.
3. Approximately 32,000 pints of blood are
used each day in the United States.
4. Every three seconds someone needs
blood.
5. Just one pint of donated blood can help
save as many as three people’s lives.
6. It will make your Convention experience
even more enriching to know you have
saved a life!
JIM T RICCOMINI
Branch 281
LEA SWERTFAGER RIGGS
Branch 281
CHRISTINA E RUETTGERS
Branch 281
THOMAS A SWERTFAGER
Branch 281
REVAUGUSTINE KOILPARAMPIL
Branch 285
CARLAA PELTZ
Branch 319
DAVID A PELTZ
Branch 319
SOPHIE B PELTZ
Branch 319
SYDNEY A PELTZ
Branch 319
SEAN S ADAMS
Branch 323
DIAMOND MORENO
Branch 323
BRITTANYALECCIA
Branch 342
ELAINE DEL BARGA
Branch 342
KORINN R GINESTRA
Branch 342
VINCENT W GINESTRA
Branch 342
MICHAEL HAUPT
Branch 342
SERENA HAUPT
Branch 342
NATALIE HOHN
Branch 343
ERNEST OLIVIERI
Branch 343
EVANGELINE CALIPJO
Branch 351
KEVIN GAFFEY
Branch 351
ELIZABETH LONG
Branch 351
IRENE ROGERS
Branch 351
DON W DAVIS
Branch 352
VIVIAN J DAVIS
Branch 352
BROOKE N ELLSWORTH
Branch 354
HOPE R ELLSWORTH
Branch 354
MISSY N ELLSWORTH
Branch 354
ROBERT J ELLSWORTH
Branch 354
SELVINAPALETTA
Branch 354
REV ROBERTO VERA
Branch 354
REV THOMAS MC DERMOTT Branch 358
REV LODOVICO J LANDI
Branch 365
GEORGEPAGNI
Branch 365
NANCY PAGNI
Branch 365
JO ANN GRIMALDI
Branch 374
BRENT CANZANO
Branch 379
ALICIA FABRIS
Branch 387
HUGO FABRIS
Branch 387
HOMER LOHR
JACQUIE LOHR
RITA L MC INTIRE
BONNIE A O’HALLORAN
MICHAEL E O’HALLORAN
FRANCESCAABATE
BETTINA BRASCIA
FILIPPO BRASCIA
CONCETTAGENDUSA
REV BRUCE PATTERSON
NORMA M MILLER
BARBARA QUIRICO-DELGADO
SUSAN COLON
ANGELA BINETTI
ROCCO LO SURDO
VITTORIA LO SURDO
REV LAWRENCE J BECK
MICHAEL MOLINARO
CLAUDIA ABBOTT
BONNIE R BARWICK
KATHLEEN BURNS
ADRIAN CAMPOS
AMELIA CAMPOS
JEAN R CAMPOS
JEAN DAMPF
JERRY DAMPF
LUKE DAMPF
NATALIE DAMPF
OWEN DAMPF
PATRICK DAMPF
LANCE EDWALL
RUTH ANN EDWALL
REV MIKE GLEESON
BEATRICE NIKOLA
ANDRE POISSANT
LUC POISSANT
MINA POISSANT
ALLEN L RONKLAFOE
REV JOHN S PLOTKOWSKI
Branch 391
Branch 391
Branch 391
Branch 391
Branch 391
Branch 392
Branch 392
Branch 392
Branch 392
Branch 393
Branch 395
Branch 395
Branch 408
Branch 418
Branch 418
Branch 418
Branch 428
Branch 439
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 440
Branch 441
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Full service Funeral Home
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Enjoy the 2012
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Security Patrolled
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Caretaker J.J.
Telephone for appointment
925-447-6347
6271 Tesla Road
Livermore, California 94550
Gate Hours: 6am-8pm
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Broker/Realtor
114 S. Sunnyvale Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: 408.720.0920 Fax: 408.720.8018
Woodside
Delicatessen
Italian Delicacies
Telephone (650) 369-4235
1453 Woodside Road -- Free Parking
(Across from Woodside Plaza)
Redwood City, California 94061
Dan and Barbara Gallinetti, Members of Br. 351
August/September 2012- 19
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Celebration of Life and Receptions
“My Funeral, My Cremation, My Way”
500 Westlake Avenue
Daly City, California 94014
Duggan’s Serra Family Mortuaries
650/756-4500
Family and Staff
Duggan’s Serra Mortuary, Daly City;
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Cremation Services, San Francisco
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www.holycrosscemeteries.com
Traditional &
Memorial Services
Franklyn Lopes, Jr.
Owner and
Member of Br. 227
CC Sergeant-At-Arms
Phone: 831-479-0999
www.stewartsfloral.com
1658 Soquel Drive, Suite A
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
(Just off Highway 1 on Soquel Drive between
Dominican and Sutter Hospitals.)
Redwood Chapel
847 Woodside Road
Redwood City, California
(650) 369-5537
Don LaBarbera-Manager
Direct cremation and perfunding www.redwood-chapel.com
of funeral plans available.
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Fax:
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Don’t Forget to Advertise
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Future Issues of the
Bollettino!
20 - BOLLETTINO
2012 Convention Agenda
IN GIVING WE RECEIVE
ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION
82nd Annual
NATIONAL CONVENTION
Diocese of Reno
Reno, Nevada
August 31, 2012 – September 3, 2012
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
5:15pm
Buses Depart for Dinner
7:00pm
Dinner
South Lobby-Bus Terminal
Boys & Girls Club of Reno
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
8:00am - 9:00am
Convention Registration
Convention Reg 1-2
9:00am
Depart for Tour
South Lobby-Bus Terminal
9:00am
Mass
Tahoe
10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Registration
Convention Reg 1-2
11:00am
Bocce
Nevada
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Pedro Tournament
Carson 4
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Convention Registration
Convention Reg 1-2
7:00pm - 7:45pm
Orientation for New Delegates
Carson 1
8:00pm
OFFICIAL OPENING
Reno Ballroom
Call to Order
Steven R. Fuentes - Convention Director’s Chairman
Past Grand President - Life Member of the Central Council
Master of Ceremonies: Vincent Piro -- Grand Trustee
Opening Prayer: Rev. Msgr. Daniel Cardelli -- ICF Spiritual Director
Presentation of Colors: Reno High School ROTC Honor Guard
Italian National Anthem: Nina Malone -- CC Life Member
National Anthem: Nina Malone -- CC Life Member
Presentation of Grand President -- Jane Dianda -- CC Life Member
Welcome: Carolyn Smith -- President of Branch 135 - Reno
Welcome by Jane Dianda
Roll Call of Districts
Grand President’s Award Presentation to Marie Stalteri-Antonowicz
Closing Prayer: Rev. Michael Mahone -- Chaplain, Branch 135 - Reno
“Noi Vogliam Dio” -- Nina Malone -- CC Life Member
Accompanied by Pat Mueller -- East Bay District
9:00pm
Meet the Candidates
Grand Salon
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2012
7:45am - 8:15am
Final Registration
Convention Reg 1-2
8:30am - 9:20am
Workshop
Finance - Figuring Out Finances
Carson 1
George Bacigalupi - Grand Treasurer, CC Life Member
District and Deputies - Branching Out in Your District
Carson 2
Robert Basuino - Grand First Vice President, CC Life Member
Heritage - Past, Present and Future
Carson 3
Vincent Piro - Grand Trustee, CC Member
9:30am - 10:20am
Workshop
Finance - Figuring Out Finances
Carson 1
George Bacigalupi - Grand Treasurer, CC Life Member
District and Deputies - Branching Out in Your District
Carson 2
Robert Basuino - Grand First Vice President, CC Life Member
Spiritual - Renewing Our Call
Carson 3
Rev. Msgr. Daniel Cardelli - ICF Spiritual Director
10:30am - 11:20am
Workshop
Finance - Figuring Out Finances
Carson 1
George Bacigalupi - Grand Treasurer, CC Life Member
District and Deputies - Branching Out in Your District
Carson 2
Robert Basuino - Grand First Vice President, CC Life Member
Spiritual - Renewing Our Call
Carson 3
Rev. Msgr. Daniel Cardelli - ICF Spiritual Director
11:30am - 12:00pm
Memorial Mass
Tahoe
12:15pm - 2:00pm
Lunch Break
12:15pm - 2:00pm
Chaplains’ Luncheon Meeting
Carson 4
2:00pm
CONVENTION GENERAL SESSION
Reno Ballroom
Opening Prayer
Introduction of Central Council, Clergy, Staff and Local Committee
Young Adult Leadership Award Presentation to Rosemary Cook
Adoption of Rules and Regulations
Credentials Committee Report
Welcome New Branches and Delegates
Approval of Officers’ Reports
Presentation of Proposals/Motions
Nomination of Hospitalization Committee
Speeches of Central Council Candidates
Convention Site Report
Attendance Drawing
Adjournment
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Delegates’ Reception
Grand Salon
7:30pm
BANQUET
Reno Ballroom
Welcome: Carolyn Smith -- President of Branch 135, Reno
Master of Ceremonies: Andrew Pappani -- Grand Trustee
Member of the Central Council
National Anthem: Nina Malone -- CC Life Member
Invocation: Rev. Msgr. Daniel Cardelli -- ICF Spiritual Director
Remarks
Local Dignitaries
Presentation of Pope John XXIII Award
Jane Dianda - Grand President, CC Life Member
Response - Laurice Levine
Closing Prayer: Rev. Michael Mahone -- Chaplain, Branch 135, Reno
“God Bless America”: Nina Malone -- CC Life Member
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
9:00am
GENERAL SESSION
Reno Ballroom
Opening Prayer
Mother Teresa Award Presentation to Sister Maureen Delaney, SNJM
Mother Teresa Award Presentation to Father Robert Moran
Election of Central Council Members
Election of Hospitalization Committee
Election of Convention Site
National Charity Presentation
Response - Dr. Elliott Vichinsky
Resolutions and Communications
Presentations:
Apostolate/Charity
Membership
Scholarship
Heritage
Ways and Means
Announcement of 2012 - 2013 National Charity
Donations to Scholarship, National Charity and Gifts of Love
Good of the Order
Attendance Drawing
Closing Prayer
CENTRAL COUNCIL MEETING (Lunch)
Carson 1
-- following General Session
3:30pm
CONCELEBRATED MASS
Tahoe
6:00pm - 7:00pm
No-Host Cocktails
Grand Salon
7:00pm
Dinner
Reno Ballroom
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Entertainment & Dancing
Reno Ballroom
9:00pm
Convention Raffle and Drawing
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
9:00am
CLOSING SESSION
Reno Ballroom
Prayer Service
Installation of Central Council Officers
Installing Officer - James Jones, Past Grand President
Life Member Emeritus of the Central Council
Remarks by the Grand President
“Noi Vogliam Dio”
Adjournment