The Officers and members of Circolo Italo Americano Corenese express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the Most Honorable Nino Gargano who passed away suddenly on June 2, 2016. Signore Gargano had been the Mayor of Coreno from 1999 to 2009. Previously, he was the Vice-Mayor of the city and a member of the Democratic Party. He was a Chartered Accountant, and most recently was the General Manager of the Consorzio Industriale del Lazio. His passing has left a huge hole in the community in which he was raised and lived his entire life. We are extremely sorry on his passing.
On Sunday, June 26, 2016, they will be celebrating his life in a Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church(West-Cleveland, Ohio). The mass will begin at 10:00 AM and will be celebrated in Italian. All members, family, friends and colleagues are invited to attend. We will be hosting a small continental breakfast afterwards. Please join us in celebrating Signore Gargano's life. to add ., images, and other content
The Mayor of Coreno, Antonio Gargano, sent us the following congratulatory greeting on our 50th Anniversary. He will be joining us at the August 9, Anniversary Dance. The Club appreciates his support.
COMUNE DI CORENO AUSONIO
Provincia di Frosinone
Medaglia d’argento al merito civile
Spett.le Circolo Italo-Americano
Un augurio sincero e affettuoso dal profondo
Dalla Sede Municipale.
Antonio Lisi has forwarded the following letter congratulating us on the celebration of our 50th anniversary. He will be joining us for this gala event along with the other Corenese visitors. As always, we appreciate his support along with La Serra in promoting our cultural activities.
Questo incontro con tutti voi, in occasione del 50° anniversario della fondazione del Circolo Italo Americano Corenese (C.I.A.C.), rappresenta un’ occasione unica per rinsaldare il rapporto tra la comunità corenese residente negli U.S.A. e il loro paese d’origine, che il periodico di vita corenese “
L’iniziativa della nostra presenza in mezzo a voi così fortemente desiderata e auspicata vuole rinsaldare questo legame, esprimere i nostri ringraziamenti per esserci stati vicini nel triste dopoguerra, il nostro riconoscimento ai sacrifici dei pionieri dell’emigrazione che hanno tenuto alto il nome di Coreno così come continuano le generazioni successive.
Con questo spirito desideriamo stringervi a noi con un abbraccio, uno per uno, voi e tutti i componenti delle vostre famiglie, anche in rappresentanza di tutti i corenesi di Coreno che ci hanno espressamente delegati a farlo con intensità di affetti.
Forse non riusciremo con i gesti e con le parole a far comprendere tutto il nostro amore che portiamo nel cuore per tutti voi.
Scusateci per questo, ma vi preghiamo di credere alla sincerità degli affetti anche se la profonda commozione rende più difficile la comunicazione di questi nostri sentimenti.
Grazie e ancora un abbraccio a tutti voi da parte di tutti noi.
Coreno Ausonio, lì 23/06/2008
Some of you have asked how you can assist the recent Italian earthquake victims. Vince Ruggiero has contacted our Vice Consulate for some information and direction. The Italian government is still assessing the situation and seem to have things under control. However, things may change once they have determine the extent of the damages and the number of victims that have been killed, injured or displaced because of the earthquake. The Vice Consulate sent the following letter of gratitude and guidance for all of you.
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Dear CIAC members, families and friends,
Thank you so much for your heartfelt message of support at this tragic time for our country.
The outpouring of concern for the Italian Earthquake Victims has been overwhelming and is greatly appreciated by the Italian Government. Monetary relief is not being requested at this time, however, wherein organizations or individuals wish to raise funds for a relief effort, they may proceed as they deem best with the heartfelt gratitude of the Italian Government and the Italian people. Only as the rescue and recovery efforts continue will it be possible to determine the area of greatest need for assistance. We will keep those individuals or organizations, who are so generously offering their time and energies for the quake victims, apprised also by means of this Consulate web site (www.consdetroit.esteri.it). To that end, a united effort may bring the greatest results and facilitate a greater impact in the relief effort. Therefore, if CIAC, its members and friends would like to make a donation, I would suggest contacting Mr. Giovanni Catalano, President of the COMITES
Donations of clothing, food or other items are not being requested at this time as there is no mechanism in place for delivery. Also, an appeal for relief workers or medical personnel is not being made at this time as there is an adequate Italian force on hand.
Again, thank you some much in advance for any type of help the Club may be able to provide at this very difficult time.
Please don not hesitate to contact me again if I can be of further assistance to you or other Club members.
Vice Consul of
Congratulations go out to Frank Costanzo's daughter, Elaine C. Duke, for President Bush's recent announcement to nominate her to be Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to this announcement, she served as Chief Procurement Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier in her career, she served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration. Below please find the link to the April 2, 2008 press release from the Office of the Press Secretary.
Congratulations go out to Frank Costanzo's daughter, Elaine C. Duke, who was recently promoted to Chief Procurement Office for the Office of Homeland Security. Below please find the press release issued by Michael Chertoff.
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Elaine Duke as Chief Procurement Officer for the Department of Homeland Security. Elaine most recently served as acting chief, and before that as the department’s Deputy Chief Procurement Officer.
Elaine brings more than 24-years of federal contracting and procurement experience to the position. She has held various positions at the Naval Sea Systems and Naval Facilities Engineering Commands, and previously served as the Deputy Director of Contracting and Property Management for the Smithsonian Institution and Director of Acquisition and Grant Services for the Federal Railroad Administration.
One of the department’s foremost responsibilities is stewardship of taxpayer dollars. As chief, Elaine will oversee more than $11 billion in contracts and $12 billion in financial assistance programs and provide strategic direction to the department’s eight procurement organizations. Elaine will further strengthen the department’s financial discipline and maximize budgets to mitigate risks, and I look forward to her continued service.
Originally Posted to the site February 2006.
Residents at the St. Augustine Assisted Living home were delighted on Sunday, March 28th during a private luncheon with several CIAC members. The luncheon was planned by Shalia Palmiero, Director of Nursing and wife of Giovanni Palmiero. Members from the CIAC that attended include Dorothy Allen, Teresa Parente-Calez, Susie Coreno, Giovanni B. Palmiero and Lisa Trzop. Maria Coreno, Mary Trzop, Shalia Palmiero and grandson Giovanni A. Palmiero also attended. -Lisa Trzop
St. Augustine resident Frances LaValle, in her 90s, had a particularly enjoyable time as she reminisced about the old Italian ways, how things have changed and the friends and family everyone in common. Sister Phyllis Ann and Sister Carmella joined in the conversation with stories of teaching some of the club's members and past times at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Sister Carmella was the teaching principle at OLMC for many years. The stories and reacquainting lasted through the delicious lunch, which was then followed by a tour of the assisted living facility. Shalia kindly showed the group around, sharing the gorgeous stained-glass chapel, the billiards and fitness areas, the courtyard and eventually back to Frances' room. It was there even more stories about her past were shared, as she proudly showed antique photos taken in Coreno's beautiful landscape.
A nice afternoon was had by all, and the members of the CIAC hope to visit the lovely Italian residents and Sisters of St. Augustine Assisted Living home again soon. Please check out the photo gallery for pictures from the event.
Residents at the St. Augustine Assisted Living home were delighted on Sunday, March 28th during a private luncheon with several CIAC members. The luncheon was planned by Shalia Palmiero, Director of Nursing and wife of Giovanni Palmiero. Members from the CIAC that attended include Dorothy Allen, Teresa Parente-Calez, Susie Coreno, Giovanni B. Palmiero and Lisa Trzop. Maria Coreno, Mary Trzop, Shalia Palmiero and grandson Giovanni A. Palmiero also attended.
In 2007, the Circolo Italo Americano Corenese held its First Annual Reverse Raffle Scholarship Dinner Dance. The proceeds from this event were going to be awarded in the form of scholarship to deserving students. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students that participated in the program. Following the submission of the required applications and essays, the 2008 winners were selected by a panel of respected professors, and the scholarships awarded on Saturday, April 19, at the Second Annual Reverse Raffle Scholarship Dance. We would like to announce those winners below.
Annalisa Calez - She is the daughter of Teresa Parente-Calez and Tony Calez(deceased). She is currently a student at St. Joseph Academy and plans to attend college.
Anita Marie Fini - She is daughter of Antonietta and Pasquale Fini, and is currently a student at Padua Franciscan High School.
Maria Francesca Ruggiero - She is the daughter of Margherita & Domenico Ruggiero and is a student at Berea High School. She plans to enroll in the Polaris Career Center Teaching Professions Program.
Anna Tieri - She is the daughter of Giuseppina and Giuseppe Tieri. She is currently a student at Holy Name High School.
Our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Angelo DiVito on the passing of his wife, Gina DiVito(Castelli). She is survived by her daughters Pasqualina(Edward) and Raffaela. She was the devoted grandmother to Anastasia and Edward Tekaucic and Gina and Daniel Lanzalaco. She was the sister of Filomena Altieri and Domenico Castelli and sister-in-law of Caterina DiVito. Angelo was a long-time and active member of our Club before he passed. Condolences from the Club and entire Corenese community go out to their family. May God watch over and bless them during this time of need.
Our deepest sympathy to John Bovenzi and the family of Susan (Devito) Bovenzi who passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John, and her children Laura(Randy) Dougall, Pete(Rebecca), Anthony(Meg), Gina(Brian) Opheim, and Marisa(Ray) Barda. She was the devoted grandmother to Andrew, John, Jenna, Jace, Brianna, Garrett, Derek, Christopher, Stephanie, Brandon and Bryan(deceased). The condolences from the Club and Corenese community go out to her entire family. May God watch over and bless them during this time of need.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Dominick D'Onofrio who passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2006. He was the beloved husband for 67 years of Mary D'Onofrio; loving father of Joseph(Fran), Frank(Theresa), Anthony(Fran); dear grandfather of seven; and great grandfather of eight. Our condolences go out to the entire D'Onofrio family. Dominick was a loyal and respected member of the Circolo Italo Americano Corenese Club for over 30 years.
|Special congratulations goes to Antonia Marie Palmiero on her winning Miss Itallia Ohio 2009 on October 4, 2008. She is currently attending North Royalton High School and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Besides earning Highest Honors for 2 consecutive years and Pride in Academic 4 times, she participates in volleyball, softball, marching band, and drama club. She aspires to become a chemical or nucliear engineer. Her parents, Antonio and Louann Palmiero, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends are extremely proud of her accomplishments. CIAC would like to extend her a big congratulations and continued future success. Make us all proud.|
Our deepest sympathy to Annette, Mitch, Matteo, and the entire family of Marco Antonio Dadante who was tragically killed in a car accident on Sunday, July 20. He is the loving son of Annette(nee Cristino) and Mitch, dear brother of Matteo, beloved grandson of Pietro and Evelyn Cristino, and Joseph and Patricia Dadante. nephew of Alex and Francine Cristino, Dean and Debbie Dadante, and Michelle and David Kahn, dear cousin and friend to many. The condolences from the Club and Corenese community go out to his entire family. May God watch over and bless them during their time of need.
Marco Dadante and Samantha Archer
Courtesy of the Archer family