Italian Club Meeting June 21, Program Preview

Ciao St. Louis

by Cavaliere Rio Vitale

About the Program
 Cav. Vitale will speak about the founding of Ciao St. Louis and will give us an inside look at its current activities. This new endeavor is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the sharing and preservation of Italian heritage through the sponsoring and/or support of Italian-American events in our community. Ciao St. Louis also serves a media outlet, utilizing social media, publishing an online magazine and producing a weekly radio show, all of which serve the Italian community at large and help people to celebrate, explore, discover or rediscover their heritage.
Join us for another wonderful dinner as we learn more about this growing initiative and how we can all benefit from its activities and partnerships!

About the Presenter

Rio Vitale holds a BS in Computer Science from Webster University and an MBA in Business Administration from Fontbonne University. He became active in the Italian American Community in 1989 when he became a member of the St. Louis Chapter of UNICO National. He has since been a member of, and/or served on the boards of, the following organizations: The Sicilian Cultural Association, Italian American Heritage Corporation, the Italia-America Bocce Club, Hill 2000, the the Hill Business Association, the Italian Club of St. Louis, the Federation of Italian American Organizations, the Fratellanza Society, and Ciao St. Louis.

His book, St. Louis’s The Hill (Images of America), was published in 2015.  This book includes two hundred historical pictures and provides the reader with a good introduction of what life was like living on The Hill from 1890’s through the 1970’s. He has delivered lectures to students and groups seeking information about the Hill.

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