Dear fellow members and friends of the Societa’,

I hope that all of you and your families are safely enjoying your summer!

The Societa’s next membership meeting will be on Saturday September 9 or Saturday September 16, 2023. We will confirm the date in a future newsletter.

Hopefully many of you were able to join us for at least one of the many recent Societa’ Hosted Events including:

March 2023 Tortellini making class, June 18th Annual Father’s Day Picnic attended by more than 280 members and friends, the wine pairing event on June 29th and our monthly membership meetings at Villa Mosconi.

President Diego Segalini and some members are looking into putting together a cooking class at the Westchester Italian Center.

Photos of all our events are on our Facebook Page and our picnic was featured in an article in Piacenza’s Liberta’ Newspaper by journalist and friend of our Societa’ Nadia Plucani!

Our next large function will be our 54th Annual Scholarship Dinner Dance on Sunday October 15, 2023 – 12:30 PM at Russo’s on the Bay, Queens, NY. Tickets will be available soon and at our next meeting.

The following 2023 Scholarship Recipients will receive their Scholarships at the October 15th Dinner:

Joseph Michael Avignone,

Matthew John McNamara,

Anna Francesca Oliva,

Nicholas Maurizio Bruzzi,

Taylor Hope Guglielmetti,

Jolie Marie Avignone,

Mark Steven Theriault,

Catherine O’Connor

Congratulations and continued success to all of you and to your families!

2023 Journal ad contracts are available on our website. A contract is attached for your convenience. Your support of the Journal allows the Societa’ to continue its scholarship program.

Family and friends of the scholarship recipients, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to honor their academic achievements and support the program at the same time.

If any of you are in Piacenza this August 12th, try to make the 29th Annual Piacentino Benemerito Nel Mondo Ceremonies. Events take place in Bettola, Farini and Ferriere. See the Attached flier for more info.

Membership Director Enrico Boletti would like to remind you that if you have college aged children, the NIAF ‘National Italian American Foundation’ offers scholarships and all-expense paid trips to Italy for Students, and you can find more information and apply for 2024 programs on their website:

If anyone is interested in seeing The Italian Immigrant Monument in Nogent Sur Marne France (Sister City of Bettola, Farini and Ferriere), the link is:

On behalf of all our members, I would like to thank Rita Draghi, Fran Gallinari, all the volunteers, those that helped with the children’s games and those who donated raffle prizes and food, making The Father’s Day Picnic a success. Thanks to all of you and to your families for letting you work for us instead of spending the day with them.

Congratulations to the Flory and Arrigoni families on our Board Member Marc Flory’s May 20th Wedding.

Congratulations to fellow member Salvatore Segalini and his wife Melissa on the July 6th birth of their son Leonardo Segalini.