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Installation Ceremony 2020
On January 4, 2020 the Sons of Italy held it’s annual Installation of Officer’s, Board of Director’s and Board of Trustee’s. Approximately 100 members and guests attended the event. Southington Town Manager Mark Sciota was the key note speaker and also administered the oath of office to the newly elected members. Town Council Chair Victoria Triano also address the Membership as well. The Town Manager during his address spoke of old Italian Traditions, the making of home made pasta and more. Town Counselor Triano spoke of all the good the Sons of Italy has done for the community and that the members should be proud of their heritage and tradition and community support.
During his address, President Antonio Cusano stated “This year our organization will turn 110 years old and yes, we’re going to host a gala” He also stated from the start, this organization, even during difficult times, always managed to help those in need. Today we continue to follow the examples of our founders making significant contributions to different charities, helping people in need, donating to school programs and sports, Bread for life, and offering 7 scholarships to students of Southington High School.
He spoke of how the Sons of Italy public image continues to improve, making steady positive progress increasing the visibility of our club within our community, as we spread the Italian culture and charitable assistance. Our public image and the public perception are most important to the future and continued success of our organization and remains our number one priority.
He assured everyone the Officer’s, Board of Director’s and Trustees are committed and will work hard to improve our club and was happy to report the club is running smooth. He Thanked the membership for having the confidence in the club leadership as we start our fourth term and welcome two new leaders to our team this year. Dr. Joe Picone to the Board of Directors and Frank Izzo to the Board of trustees.
He also thanked the membership for all their hard work in making 2019 a great success for the club and couldn’t wait to see what the club can accomplish in 2020.
The other elected members are Robert Triano as Vice President, Mark Mongillo as Recording Secretary, Raymond Riccardone as Treasurer, Igino Torone as Financial Secretary, Luigi Lacedra as Sergeant of Arms . Board of Directors: Michael Nanfito, Carmine Menone, Robert Mierzejewski, Dr. Joseph Picone and Tony Distasio . The Board of Trustees: Mario Leonetti, Robert Gammattei Sr., Baldino, Jerry Triano and Frank Izzo
Please go to the Gallery to see photo’s from the event.