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26th Annual IABC Golf Tournament Sunday, July 15, 2018
Tapawingo National Golf Course 18 Hole Shotgun Start Co-chairmen Dan Drago and Frank DiGregorio
We need your help!
Each year, the Italia-America Bocce Club Golf Tournament is a huge fund raiser for our club. We also donate 20% of the proceeds to a charity. This year the charity will be The BackStoppers, Inc. In order to continue with this worthwhile event, we need members to become a ‘Tee Box Sponsor’. Individual sponsorships are $ 50.00 each and a family or business sponsorship is $100.00. PLEASE help out with this worthwhile event and contact Frank DiGregorio @ 314.630.2325 or Dan Drago @ 314.406.8308 to become a ‘Tee Box Sponsor’.
Villa Art Show at Amighetti’s. The Villa is going to sell some art work, and maybe have a raffle or auction for some of the pieces. They are trying to raise some money to buy more art supplies. It is really getting expensive to maintain the outstanding art program that Ruthann teaches.
For the third time, Michael Di Lauro has brought one of his interesting documentaries to St. Louis for viewing. The documentaries have been shown at the Missouri History Museum, once at Rose of the Hill and this time at the Browning Hall Auditorium at Webster University on February 2. This last time, he was sponsored by CIAO St. Louis and the Webster University. The film shown that night was La Mia Strada (My Road), the touching story of a comparison of ancient and modern Italian life with its Italian-American counterparts. Using the historic shepherd trails (tratturi) as reality and metaphor, Di Lauro demonstrates how culture and identity are transmitted from generation to generation in spite of physical separation in a world in constant change. He guides us thru Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia, into the three regions of Italy linked by the path of the shepherds. The film was screened at the Palestrina Film Festival in Italy, the Atlantic City Film Festival and won the Silver Medal from the Media Communications Association-International Film Festival and other awards.
Di Lauro also won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the New York International Independent Film Festival for his thoughtprovoking documentary “Prisoners Among Us: Italian American Identity and World War II. Other productions have earned Di Lauro five Regional Emmys, a Blue ribbon at the American Film Festival, several ADDY awards and the Gabriel award for outstanding television programming. He is currently the Director of the Academic Media Center and Associate Professor at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
For more articles from Il Pensiero see: http://www.ilpensierostl.com/ilgiornale.pdf
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