Cultural Events Academic Year 2002-2003
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Community Service Learning: Italian Program for Children Grades 1-6 St. Anthony Parish Center, North Providence RI August 12-23, 2002 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon.
Organizational Meeting September 10, 2002 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon Conference Room 2240.
RITI (Rhode Island Teachers of Italian) Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner September 27, 2002 @ Lancellotta's Restaurant North Providence RI.
RIFLA (Rhode Island Foreign Languages Association) Fall Conference: "Succeeding in Challenging Times" Saturday, October 19, 2002 8:30AM-4:00 PM @ CCRI Knight Campus.
NIAF Annual Convention & 27th Anniversary Gala Awards Dinner Youth Conference October 25-26, 2002.
Donn Gennari, Club President
Melissa Behm, Vice-President
Christopher Stravato, Treasurer
Christine Beltrami, Cultural Activities Coordinator
Community Service Learning: Grand
St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center
October 26, 2002 Woonsocket, RI
Dinner Meeting with Guest Speaker Fabrizio Canu from Genova
Saturday, November 2, 2002
MOLISE RELIEF FUND November 2-December 3, 2002 for the schoolchildren from Francesco Jovine School, in the town of San Giuliano di Puglia, in the province of Campobasso (Molise region). The village was founded in the 10th century around a Benedictine Abby. It's approximate 1,500 residents are camped in a make-shift village of tents on a nearby sports field.
Students of Italian are writing letters of support to school children, their families and community members. Anyone is welcome to join in this effort. Letters in English are also very much appreciated!
Will you help us by making a contribution to the MOLISE RELIEF FUND? Every donation is deeply appreciated.
Please make checks payable to: CCRI Italian Club/Molise Relief Fund.
St. Francis Food Drive
November 19 -December 9, 2002
For several years the Community College of Rhode Island has been very generous in helping our neighbors who are in need of food. This year the Italian Club will sponsor a food-drive during the period between November 19th-December 9th, for the
St. Francis Food Center. Some suggestions may include: cereals, canned fruits, vegetables, tuna, beans, corn, types of pastas, baby food, coffee, tea, tomato sauces, etc.
We would like our neighbors and friends to enjoy the bounty of the season. Share the joy of the Holidays by bringing a non-perishable food item to the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures Room 3210 (Knight Campus).
Festa della Donna and Zeppole Bake-Sale
March 6, 2003
(In Italy "Woman's Day" is celebrated on March 8th. Men of every age give women -wives, girlfriends, classmates- a twig of mimosa)
Welcome guest speaker Dr. Joseph Perricone from Fordham University onThursday,April 3, 2003, at 12:00 Noon. Knight Campus Conference Room 1128. The topic of the presentation is:Orvieto~Luca Signorelli ~Dante
Informational meeting about the Travel/Study Summer Program in Orvieto will follow.
Refreshments will be served
Come and join us, as we continue the tradition of"An Evening of Sharing and Learning"with current and former students of Italian, their family and friends.
You are invited to enjoy an Italian dinner onFriday, May 2, 2003at Via Roma Banquet Hall 310 Atwells Ave. Providence, RI at 6:30 PM. $30.00 per person ($25.00 student of Italian academic year 2002-2003).
Please make you reservation now! Space is limited!Make a check payable to CCRI Italian Club.
Best wishes to the following students for their achievements in the study of the Italian language and culture
Each student received $100.00. The scholarships were made possible through a $500.00 grant received by NIAF
(National Italian American Foundation)
Denise Abbenantereceived the
CCRI Italian Club Book Award
Donn Gennarireceived the Verrazzano Day Committee Scholarship Award
Christopher Stravatoreceived the
"2003 NIAF Gift of Discovery Award"
We wish to thankMr. and Mrs. Vincent Fraiolifor their musical performance in Italian and Spanish andProf. Joseph Perriconefrom Fordham University for his presentation on the topic:
"Siamo pronti a darci una mano"
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