AMICI D' ITALIA
June vol. 2 issue 6
Brothers and Sisters, June 6thmarked the seventy fifth anniversary of the invasion to liberate Europe from
Nazi tyranny. Almost all of us have a father, uncle or some other relative who
was somehow involved in this great enterprise. We have among us someone who
participated in the battle and somehow managed to survive that deadly day but
not without a cost.
We wish to honor Frank Pupura, not because
he is a member of our organization, but because he risked his life for his
country and for us. Frank was wounded on D Day and was awarded the Purple
Heart, America's oldest military decoration. Frank, we can never pay the debt
that we owe you but we can offer you our gratitude and say Thank You!
This month's meeting will be back at the
Five Star Veterans Center on June 15th at 6:30pm
Picnic and Bocce
The Sons and Daughters of Italy Picnic and
Bocce tournament at the Italian American Club was well attended and a smashing
success. There was plenty of food to go around and no one left hungry. The
bocce tournament was exciting and and very competitive. Our two bocce stars,
Joe Pecorella and Hank Pelz, crushed the opposition to claim the tournament
Art Gallery Visit
Five of our members visited the Cummer
Gallery and Gardens on their Tuesday free admission evening. We were all
impressed with the very comprehensive collection of paintings and sculptures
representing the finest artists in European art history. We also visited the
Cummer gardens which is the least known and under appreciated feature of the
The overall garden features four very
different garden styles including an English, Italian and a sculpture garden.
Because of damage done by hurricane Irma, the English garden was closed for
repairs but we wandered through the others accompanied by a cool breeze off the
river. Afterward, we enjoyed a late evening snack at a local Mexican
Ice Cream Social
On June 2nd, we had our ice
cream social and bunco party at Margie Rimmer's and as usual, everybody had a
great time at Margie's. We had a great turnout of twenty four players and had
plenty of ice cream to devour. Thanks to Margie for hosting and to those who
assisted Margie plan and assist in it's success.
Another Ice Cream Social is in the planning
stages for August 4th , so stand by.
This month we are celebrating the birthdays
of Maurice Cooper (June 6th), and Marylin Sorrentino (June 15th).
Because we do not meet in the month of July, we will also celebrate the July
birthdays this month. So Happy birthday July babies Joan Pickett (July 8th),
Hank Pelz (July 12th), and Nino Struzzi (July 14th).
Everyone have the best birthday ever!
There will be no
restaurant night in June.
The Good of The
Please pray for the repose of the souls of
our deceased members and the needs of our current members.
Please remember, we take the month
of July off, so we do no meet in July.