Gary R. Mormino at Missouri History Museum Oct 4, 2017

Gary R. Mormino is an American historianauthor, frequent contributor to the Tampa Bay Times, the Frank E. Duckwall Professor of History Emeritus and past director of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Mormino graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has taught at USF since 1977. In 2003 the Florida Humanities Council named him its first Humanist of the Year.

Mormino’s books include Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida, published in 2005 by the University Press of FloridaImmigrants on the Hill(University of Illinois Press, 1986), winner of the Howard R. Marraro Prize as the outstanding book in Italian history; The Immigrant World of Ybor City (University of Illinois Press, 1987), honored with the Theodore Saloutos Prize for the outstanding book in ethnic-immigration history.

Mormino has also written for the The Tampa TribuneThe Orlando Sentinel, and The Miami Herald.

In 2014 Mormino received the Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing.[1]

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151st Fratellanza Anniversary Banquet

The 151st Anniversary Banquet of the Societa Unione E Fratellanza Italiana will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017.  This year’s banquet is being held at Orlando’s in South County.  The address is: 4300 Hoffmeister Ave., St. Louis MO  63125.  Orlando’s is located just off of Highway 55 at Union Road.

At this year’s Banquet we will be presenting the Antonio Curotto Award.  This is the Membmer of the Year Award and is presented to a member active in the Fratellanza.  This year’s recipient is James Foster, an attorney with McMahone Berger PC.

Fratellanza will also be presenting the Fr. Leo J. Spezia Award.  This award is presented to a non-member that is active in the Italian community.  This year’s recipient is David Passanise owner of Maestro Printing

The cost is $55.00 per person and the ticket prices includes dinner, 4 hour full open bar and dancing.  Additional tickets are available by contacting Bob Hawkins – Banquet Chairman

Bob Hawkins
749 Ridgeside Dr,  Apt.  B
Ballwin MO  63012

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