CIAO board plans events

CIAO board members recently conducted their monthly meeting.

President Sam Crisanti, presided. He read a letter from Chiara DeSanti thanking CIAO for participating in May 2, 2014, awards ceremony held at SUNY Fredonia for students of Unione Italiana (Italian Club).

Jeremey Wilner, outstanding student of Unione Italiana, was the recipient of a gift card donated by CIAO. Crisanti invited members of the club to participate in future CIAO activities and hoped to be invited to their activities as well. Later that evening a pizza, cards, and wine social activity was held at St. Joseph Church. Cards and conversation were prominent along with delicious pizza and wine.

Italian Festivals were again a topic of conversation. Several festivals in Cleveland, Toronto and Bradford are being held in the next two months; more information will be available in “LaParola,” the group’s newsletter.

LaParola is ready for the press and will be sent out either electronically or by mail. To help with the rising cost of postage, CIAO would like to encourage members to receive it electronically. Important information regarding future events will be listed in the publication.

The annual picnic is slated for July 19 at Russell Joy Park at noon in the lower pavilion. Members are requested to bring their own place setting, a dish to pass, and beverage other than water and coffee. There will be limited bottled tea and soda. Reservations are required by July 12. and can by made by calling Crisanti at 934-2592, Vince DeJohn at 9343339 or Nance Ortolano at 673-9177. Membership dues are payable for 2014-2015 at this time.

Membership is $10 single, $15 couple or $20 family) Dues can be sent to CIAO, PO Box 483, Fredonia, NY 14063.