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					                 The Italian Cultural Society Presents
                      3rd ANNUAL
                 FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
        Sunday, May 18, 2008
          2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

                    $35 per person

        at The Italian Center
          6821 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael
    (located 3 blocks north of Marconi Ave & Fair Oaks Blvd. In the
   Carmichael Park Plaza between North Ave & Landis Ave and next to
                        Carmichael Post Office)



Music by famed Singer/ Guitarist
Peppino D’Agostino

                               Taste over 20 imported Italian wines from the regions of Italy:
                                         Tuscany, Sicily, Veneto, Piemonte, Umbria,
                                          Puglia, Le Marche and local Italian wines.
                                      Sample Italian foods, cheeses and desserts from
                                                 Sacramento area restaurants:
                               Il Fornaio Ristorante , Dianda’s Bakery, Soprattutto Salumeria,
                           La Fornaretta Sicilian Ristorante, Buca Di Beppo, & Tony’s Fine Foods



                              Tickets can be purchased at the door or you can
                             Send In Your Reservation Today!
    Name:

    Phone:                                                            No. of seats desired
                                   Make checks payable to the Italian Cultural Society
                                    Mail to: P.O. Box 189427, Sacramento, CA 95818
               Tickets will be held at the door. Call Pietra Biundo Peter at 916 399-9592 for reservations

                                    (In Collaboration With Capital Tastings)
                                                         3rd Annual Italian Food & Wine Festival
                                                                  Sunday, May 18, 2:00 to 6:00 pm
                                                                “Entertainment by Peppino D’Agostino”
                                                           At the Italian Center – 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd. – Carmichael
                                                                                 Admission $35
                                       	        		       This	is	one	of	the	Society’s	premier	events.	For	the	first	time	it	will	be	held	in	the	elegant	
                                       new Italian Center in Carmichael. This years Festival features the music of famed Guitarist and Singer Pep-
                                       pino D’Agostino named Best Acoustic Guitarist in 2007 by Guitar Player magazine. The entire Center and
                                       Terrace area will be devoted to the event.
                                                We have over 20 imported Italian wines from various regions of Italy including Sicily, Veneto,
Piemonte, Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia and Le Marche. Also participating will be California’s premier Chianti and Brunello style wine producer, Vino
Noceto, from the nearby Shenendoah Valley.
          When it comes to Italian food, treat yourself to traditional Italian appetizers, foods, cheeses and desserts from some of the Sacramento
areas	finest	Italian	restaurants	and	cafes	including	Dianda’s	Bakery	&	Café,	Soprattutto	Salumeria	&	Ristorante,	Il	Fornaio	Ristorante,	La	Forna-
retta Sicilian Ristorante & Pizzeria, Buca Di Beppo, and Tony’s Fine Foods. Also Thanks to Nugget Market and The Bread Store.
   The event is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Society in collaboration with Capital Tastings (916) 799-3644 and wine importers: Trilussa
Wine Company, Empson USA European Wine Importers, Sienna Imports and Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant.


                                                            Jet with Kids
                                             Wednesdays - May 14 & May 28 at 7:00 pm
                                              Free Seminars – At the Italian Center (Carmichael)

         Join us for a pair of special seminars directed at adults traveling with kids. You can register online at
www.jetseventravel.com or at the door. The Seminars are taught by registered nurse and travel consultant Anya
Clowers, author of the book Jet With Kids - www.JetWithKids.com. Traveling to a foreign country with little ones
can be intimidating but can be incredibly rewarding. Traveling with young children allows access to local people
on a family level and as the author discovered, taking their young son on international trips as a toddler resulted
in some favorite family memories in the piazzas of Rome and the canals of Venice Some of the topics covered
include: … surviving security with Ziploc and sanity intact, … the key to happiness lies in the carry-on, …the lap
child politics: your baby at risk, … Is that screaming baby yours? Prevention and treatment of ear pain, fullness
and hearing loss while flying. The seminars also cover prevention and treatment of medical and stress related
problems. From learning about convenient products and services to helpful tips, you can increase the quality of
travel by attending. Refreshments included.


                                                                      Film Documentary
                                                             Italian Americans and Federal Hill
                                                                       Sunday, June 8 at 1:00 p.m.
                                                                Admission $10 - Italian Center (Carmichael)
                                      Federal Hill is Providence, Rhode Island’s “Little Italy” and one of America’s most storied neighborhoods.
                               Known as “The Hill” to the locals, it was settled by Italian immigrants from Naples, Sicily and other areas of
                               Southern Italy. By the early 1900’s the area was predominately Italian and remains so to this day. The legacy
                               of the Italian American culture of Federal Hill lives on in the shops and homes of the Italian Americans who
                               reside there. This film explores the people who live and work in the Federal Hill neighborhood and tells their
                               story. Rhode Island has the largest number of Italians per capita of any state. Refreshments will be provided.


                          Air Italia – Sacramento Italian Stlye
                                  Sundays at Noon – Cable Channel 18

                     The Italian American radio show has been broadcasting in Sacramento for over 25 years. The
   show is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Society. It airs every Sunday and features the best of Italian Music
   and your Italian American favorites. You don’t want to miss it for the memories it brings back.The show is
   also available on the internet at www.accesssacramento.org. You can request your own on air selections. Call
   Radio hostess Phyllis Cupparo at 916/852-6429
                                    At The Italian Center
                 Center & Library Hours: Sundays & Tuesdays – 11:00 to 3:00 pm
               Card Games: Wednesday Evenings (starts May 21) – 6:00 to 10:00 pm
                      Knit & Crochet Group – Tuesdays – 11:00 to 3:00 pm

     The Italian Center has been an active place for our community over the past few months.
We have had good attendance at our lectures and films. We hosted the Northern California
Italian Teachers Conference at our new center and the teachers thought our facility was a
dream come true. And it is. The art show “Faces of Italy” looked stunning in our main room
with the many art display panels and sculptures located throughout the room. We have placed
some of the paintings on our walls which will be offered for sale to the public.
      Thanks to our Society volunteers, Sandra Cleary (coordinator), Shirley Simi, Shirley
Proaps, Christina Henderson, Armando Androezzi, Laura Bredenburg and Maxine Grybas
our center is clean and organized.
    We are initiating a new knitting and crochet group opportunity for those who might be
interested. The first meeting will be held the first Tuesday of May – May 6 and will continue
                                                                                                           Faces of Italy
if there is enough interest. Please call Sandra Cleary for more information at 916/972-7196.
     We have changed the Card Game schedule to Wednesday evenings due to the low response to Tuesday afternoons. Our Card Game
manager, Luigi Popolla, invites everybody to show up on Wednesday evenings to learn how to play Italian Card games and even play a
little poker. We would like to thank Dave Casella for mounting the “Italians In The Gold Country Exhibit” in the main classroom. Thanks
are in order to our Librarians, Doris Beckert and Sandra Cavey for maintaining the Library. Mark Rossi helped us acquire our refrigeration
units in the Kitchen and thanks to Greg and Noreen Basso for donating the ice maker. We are still putting the final touches on the new
center but it is coming along.

                                                                        Do You Like To Dance
                                         Check out the Bambini dancers. They are recruiting children up to 12 for the upcoming season.
                                         They are also recruiting dancers from 13 to 17 for the Teen Dance level. Upcoming performances
                                         are scheduled in June at the Italian Parade in Sutter Creek; in August at Festa Italiana 2008 and at
                                         the St. Mary’s and St. Anthony’s Festivals; maybe at the State Fair and in October at the National
                                         Italian Folk Arts Conference in Sacramento. The dancers practice on Saturdays at the Italian Center
                                         in Carmichael.. Call Stacie Jensen at 916/524-4937 or email her at candlegirlca@aol.com


                                         Miss Italia USA
The Italian Cultural Society is sponsoring Bethlehem Gashaw in the upcoming Italian Miss USA pageant to
be held in New York at the end of April. Bethlehem is a college graduate from the University of California
at Davis who majored in International Relations. She has also studied Italian in Italy at the Universita Per
Stranieri di Perugia and is Italian on her mothers side. She resides in the Elk Grove area of Sacramento.
We wish her well!


                                            23nd annual Festa Italiana – August 2 & 3
                             Our Festa Committee is busy organizing the two day festival. We are bringing back the Salami Toss and
                             have added the Gaylords to our entertainment lineup. Singer Moreno Fruzzetti and the Italica and Don
                             Garibaldi bands will be returning to Festa Italiana. Every year, Northern California’s Italian community
                             gathers together for two days of Italian style food, music, dancing, fun and friendship at festa. This year’s
                             festa will again be held at the Croatian center on Auburn Boulevard.
                             Festa Scholarship Pageant – applications are now being accepted for young ladies (age 16 to 22) of
                             Italian descent interested in competing in the Festa Scholarship Pageant. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded.
                             Contestants should contact Jennifer Caruso at 916/690-5634.
                             Vendors & Volunteers – Vendors who wish to market their products or services in the Festa Marketplace
                             should contact Carol at 916/722-6476. Restaurants interested in selling food should contact Dominick at
                             916/919-2229. We need volunteers to work in the Beverage, Raffle and Society booths. Call Patty at 916/399-
                             9592 to sign up.
    2007 Festa Organizers
    Patrizia & Bill Cerruti
                            Sponsors – Businesses, families or individuals are invited to support Festa Italiana with sponsorship
                            advertisements in the Souvenir Festival Program. Call Bill Cerruti at 916/482-5900 to place an ad.
Car Show – Want to show off your Italian car or motorcycle at Festa. Call Jeff Budelli at 916/276-7479
       SUMMER ITALIAN CLASSES
Our 5-week summer program is the perfect balance for relaxed summer learning and trip-
preparation. All Summer Classes are offered at $95.00 and are a fun, easy way to learn Italian!
Classes offered at both the Carmichael and the Sacramento campuses. Register online at
www.italiancenter.net or call (916) 482-5900.



   aT ThE ITaLIan CuLTuRaL CEnTER 2791 24th Street, Sacramento.

                   ITaLIan FOR TRaVELERS
               Evening Section: July 9 to august 6, Wednesday: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
   Anyone traveling to Italy- can prepare and greater enjoy their trip by taking our Italian for Travelers For this soccer fan: Happiness is
   class and learning basic conversation through in class role play. Communicate almost instantly in being Italian
   most basic travel situations. This informative course goes beyond “travel talk” to give travelers
   the	insider’s	edge	on	things	to	do,	places	to	visit	and	how	to	travel	confidently	throughout	Italy.	Instructor,	Patrizia	Cinquini	
   Cerruti, is a native of Tuscany, an expert travel planner and the author of the course textbook: Buon Viaggio! A Traveler’s
   Guide to Italian Language and Culture.

                           BEgInnIng TO InTERMEdIaTE COnVERSaTIOn
                                  Evening Section: July 7 to august 4 Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
                                Requires completing Italian 3 or teacher ok (Instructor: Nancy Stefani)


                    aT ThE ITaLIan CuLTuRaL CEnTER 2791 24th Street, Sacramento.
                                         ITaLIan FOR TRaVELERS
                                 day Section: July 8 to august 5, Tuesday: 10:30 to 12:30 pm
                                Evening Section: July 8 to august 5, Tuesday: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
                                              (See above for course description)
                   ITaLIanO TRE POnTE REVIEW and COnVERSaTIOn
                                  Evening Section: July 8 to august 5, Tuesday: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
   The Ponte class offers all continuing students the chance to review, increase vocabulary and improve conversation skills.
   (Instructor: Allison McGuire)



    Ciao Piccoli and Ciao Italia Italian Summer Camps!
These immersion summer camps invite children to learn Italian through play, sports and games, art,
song, and a variety of fun summer activities. The “campers” will learn conversational Italian through
every day activities which focus on the week’s special themes with activities and curriculum especially
designed for the different age groups. Camps offered at $95 per week. Enroll now in all or just some
of the camps.

    Ciao Piccoli Camps 6 sessions for ages 2-5                                      Ciao Italia Camps 6 sessions for ages 6-13
          Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm                                                Monday - Friday 1:30 to 4:30 pm


       Carmichael Campus: 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd                                     Sacramento Campus: 2791 24th Street
   June 23 - 27: Picnic at the Park (Picnic nel Parco)                      June 16 - 18: Wild Things (Gli Animali allo Zoo)

   July 21 - 25: Color My World (L’arte e Gli Artisti)                      July 14 - 18: Sports and games (Lo Sport ed i Giochi)

   aug. 11 - 15: Passport to Italy (Passaporto per l’Italia)                aug. 4 -8: ho Fame! (I’m Hungry!)
          Join us for a virtual tour of Italy’s heartland: Tuscany. See the incredible art of Florence, Pisa and Siena.
Visit an estate for the olive harvest which produces award winning oil. See Siena’s famous Palio: which is like no
                                ThANkSgIvINg IN TUSCANy
other horse race in the world. Experience the region which gave the world the Renaissance and is home to many of
                              *TWO departures Open!! Society’s Travel 12 to Patrizia Cinquini
the world’s most beautiful cities. This 60 minute film, is hosted by the November Director,20, and
Cerruti, who will provide tips for traveling in Italy. Free and open to the public.
                                                 *November 20 to 28, 2008
                                         This is such a favorite itinerary it’s easy to see why this trip always sells out. Staying in one
                                         place makes this the ideal way to visit Tuscany. $2,699 includes round trip airfare from San
                                                               ƒTuscany ƒRome ƒVenice
                                         Francisco to Florence, all accommodations, all breakfasts and dinners, fully escorted sight
                                                              Tour#1:
                                         seeing tours and much more. 11 days - June 6 -16, 2008 ($3399)
                                                              Tour#2: *12 days - June 18 in Tuscany at a lovely
                                         Experience Italy like an insider: from your home base -29, 2008 ($3599) villa hotel
                                         you’ll visit Florence and come face to face with Michelangelo’s colossal “David”, in Siena
                                         you’ll discover each Tour takes learn all three cities voted “World’s Best in Lucca, walk
                                        Our exclusive Grand district and you toabout the Palio from our local guide,Cities” by Travel +
                                         along the ancient walls, experience an optional and Venice and discover the heart and concert
                                        Leisure Magazine. You’ll visit Florence, Rome lunch at Lucca’s finest restaurant and asoul of Italy
                                        with this Italian Cultural Society trip of a lifetime. and olive oils in the Chianti Wine Region,
                                         of Giacomo Puccini’s arias, taste the finest wines
                                         visit the famous like an Tower from your Volterra visit the Etruscan museum and marvel at
                                        Experience ItalyLeaninginsider:in Pisa, in home base in Tuscany at a lovely villa hotel you’ll visit
                                         the beautiful alabaster the Chianti Wine Region, Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano the famous
                                        Florence, Siena, Lucca,art, in San Gimignano enjoy wonderful shopping and see(* this tour will
                                         towers and in Vinci Terre). of Rome enjoy Vinci) you will enjoy a homemade St. Peters and
                                        also visit the Cinque(the city In Leonardo da fully guided visits to Vatican City,Italian country the
                                         lunch on an olive the Spanish Steps, the host for both Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and many
                                        Vatican Museums, oil estate. Your Tuscan Pantheon, the the tours is Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti.
                                        other piazzas andor emailsights. The optional one day tour visits all the highlights of Venice . This
 For information on Society tours call (916) 482-5900 famous your request to Italy@winfirst.com. Buon Viaggio!
tour gives you the best value for your travel dollars. The prices include Round Trip airfare from San Francisco - to Pisa and return out of
Rome, all accommodations in lovely first class hotels, all buffet -breakfasts, and full course dinners in Tuscany and all breakfasts in Rome,
                    ITALIAN CENTER HOSTS CONFERENCE FOR
private motor coach in Italy, 6 fully escorted sightseeing tours and museum admissions. Pre-departure presentation and orientation
luncheon also included. The tour is planned and hosted by Tuscan native Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti, and fully escorted by licensed local
                  ITALIAN TEACHERS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
English speaking guides. For a complete brochure call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail Italy@winfirst.com. See Italy at its Best!



                         THANKSGIVING IN TUSCANY
 More than 30 Italian teachers gathered at the Carmichael Italian Center for an
 entire day dedicated to Italian instruction in California. All levels of Italian
 instruction were well represented at the conference with teachers from the pre-
                  9 days level in attendance.
 school to the university*Two departures Open!! November 12 to 20, and *November 20 to 28, 2008
           This conference was the first of its kind in Sacramento and proved
 extremely useful for teachers easy to see why this trip always sells California
This is such a favorite itinerary it's of Italian instruction in Northern out. Staying in one place makes this the ideal way to visit Tuscany.
 (Sacramento, Davis, trip airfare from San Francisco to Florence, all accommodations, all breakfasts and dinners, fully escorted sight
$2,699 includes roundSan Francisco, Bay-Area, Stockton and Modesto). Teachers
 attending and much more. Visit instructional materials and also participated
seeing toursviewed and discussedFlorence and come face to face with Michelangelo’s David, see Siena’s famous campo, experience the
 in focus groups to discuss the needs of in the instructors at each grade level
music of Puccini in Lucca, go wine tasting ItalianChianti Wine Region, see Pisa’s Piazza of Miracles, Volterra’s Etruscan museum, San
 and how to famous towers and in Vinci (the city of Leonardo da Vinci) in will
Gimignano’s collaborate and share information, resources and experiencesyouthe enjoy a homemade Italian country lunch on an olive
 future. As a information on Society tours call (916) 482-5900 or email your request to Italy@winfirst.com. Buon Viaggio!
oil estate. Forresult of the great success of this conference a multi-day conference
 for 2009 is planned.


         SICILy - RoME gRoUp RETURNS wITh MAgICAL MEMoRIES
                         ANd NEw FRIENdShIpS
                                                              Recently the travelers who were fortunate enough to travel to Sicily
                                                              and Rome this March met for a reunion pot-luck banquet at the Italian
                                                              Center. In addition to sharing a wonderful afternoon of delicious Italian
                                                              food and drink the group shared memories and stories of their wonderful
                                                              travel experience. It was clear that new friendships were made and old
                                                              friendships were strengthen. Tour hostess, Pietra Biundo Peter shared
                                                              a beautiful DVD of over 500 photographs to which the entire group
                                                              contributed.
                                                              None of this is of surprise to us, since the Sicily 2002 tour also recently
                                                              had a reunion. The beauty of the Italian Cultural Society’s unique tours
                                                              is not just that travelers see Italy’s most beautiful sights, but that they get
                                                              to enjoy them with so many other local people who also celebrate and
                                                              respect Italian culture.
                                                              We wish all of you happy travels, buon viaggio and we hope Italy is in
                                                              your future. See Italy: Live the Passion!
        Italian American Education Bill Passes First Test
The proposed Italian American Education Bill – AB 1863 – recently passed the vote of
the California State Assembly Education Committee. Members of the California Italian
American Task Force: Bill Cerruti, Dominic Di Mare and Michael Sicilia, testified
in support of the Bill along with Salute magazine publisher Rob DeFeo and Sons of
Italy representatives, Janet Capello, Aldo De Rose and Rudy Braida. The vote was
7 in favor, two opposed and one abstention. The two opposing legislators were Alan
Nakanishi and Bob Huff. Martin Garrick abstained.
     The Bill was amended to gain support by changing the language from “require”
to “encourage” Italian American contributions to be included in the State Curriculum
standards.
     The Bill is authored by Assembly member Anthony Portantino. Most of the Italian
American members of the Legislature; George Plescia, Cathleen Galgiani and Don
Perata, are co-authors of the Bill, However, three Italian American Legislators, Doug
La Malfa, Roger Niello, and Patty Berg, did not agree to co-author.
    Dozens of Italian American organizations from across the state filed letters of support        Members of Italian Community Meet with Assemblyman Portantino
for the Bill. They include the following: California Italian American Task Force (bill
sponsor), Italian Cultural Society (Sacramento), North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation (Santa Rosa), San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, Colombo
Club Auxiliary (Oakland), Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, Cristoforo Colombo Club of Marin, Italian American Heritage Foundation
(San Jose), Sicilia Culturale Society (Norwalk), National Italian American Foundation (Washington D.C.), Italic Institute of America (New York),
Western Regional Chapter of the American Italian Historical Association (California), Famiglia Sacro Cuore Di Gesu (Mirada), Federated Italo
Americans of Southern California, Museo Italo Americano (San Francisco), the State and National Sons of Italy and lodges in Cardiff, Dana Point,
Monterey, Salinas, Monrovia, Watsonville, Mountain View, Fontana, San Francisco, and Norwalk, and Italian Catholic Federation branches in
Temple City, Livermore, Altadena, Danville, Auburn, Montebello, Los Angeles, South Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge, and numerous individual
letters.
    The Bill now goes to the Assembly Appropriations Committee and Assembly Floor and then to the State Senate for further committee hearings.
The Italian community will be involved at every stage. The Bill, if passed will go to the Governor for his signature.
     There are nearly 1.5 million Italian Americans in California. For much of the 20th Century they were the largest immigrant group in California
and the United States but never extended credit for the distinctive cultural and critical role they played in shaping American life. Today, they are the
6th largest group in America. They were the largest group of people, nearly one quarter, to go through Ellis Island. Yet a recent study of California
textbooks from the elementary through the university level found they are not mentioned – not even a footnote. AB 1863 would encourage the role
and contributions of Italian Americans to be included in California’s textbooks along with the many other groups already included.
                                                         Please send support letters to
                                                    assembly member anthony Portantino
                                               State Capitol, Room 2003, Sacramento, Ca 95814

                                          don’t name you Italian Kid don
In a recent episode, a local television station in Sacramento, Channel 13, portrayed the head of the California State Senate, Don Perata, as a mafia
figure pointing a gun and trying to scare people to raise taxes to protect public education (as though that is criminal behavior). Perata is the highest
ranking Italian American politician in the State Government and a well known champion of public education. Protests were lodged by the Italian
Cultural Society and the offending material was taken off the internet. A recent poll showed that 80% of Americans associate Italian Americans
with organized crime and criminal behavior and that these attitudes are due to the negative portrayals of us by the media. In this instance, the
media proved the validity of the poll and the media’s use of negative portrayals of us by characterizing Perata as a criminal figure (because he is
Italian) engaged in criminal activity by associating his position to improve our schools with criminal behavior. This episode points out the need
for more positive and accurate portrayals of Italian Americans in the school curriculum to combat the prejudicial images of us as portrayed by the
media. Our schools are in part at fault for neglecting to include positive images of Italian Americans in the school curriculum.

                                                   Battling Bias In Batavia
What is wrong with this picture and why is it that the educational system does not seem to work for Italian Americans. The answer can be found
at Rotolo middle school in Batavia, Illinois. The drama teacher at Rotolo wrote a play, “Fuggedaboudit: a little mobster comedy” involving
characters with Italian last names who are mobsters running an Italian restaurant. The play was performed by students at the school (the Bada-
Bing Players) under the teachers direction despite Italian American protests. The mother of student Johnny Levato went to court to stop the play
as demeaning to her son and afraid it would cause other students to ridicule him, but the school fought her and succeeded. Many Italian Americans
have been subjected to such ridicule in the school yard and in the workplace so we know its pain. The play went on. According to Marina Amoroso
Levato, Johnny’s mother, “My son has a right to attend school and not face prejudice just because of who he is.” But the damage was done.
Johnny, depressed and crushed by the injustice refused to return to school and put up with the hostile environment created toward him by the play
and his mother’s protests. He had to leave the school and now attends a private school supported by donations from the Italian community taking
care of its own. That’s how Italian American kids are treated by the school system. And that is why the educational system is part of the problem.
Instead of presenting more positive and accurate images of who and what we are in the educational experience of American students, it is more
likely to promote and perpetuate the worse and most negative stereotypes. That is why Italian Americans want our role and contributions to be
included in what children study in a positive way.
                                                   Italian Center Fund
                                       $1 Million Capital Campaign Announced
The new Italian Center is a dream come true. Each of us can help keep the dream alive
by giving to the Italian Center Fund. We need your help to pay for the new Italian
Center. We are establishing a $1 million campaign to raise the money we need to
pay for and operate the new center. We have started this campaign because we know
we need this much money to finish paying for this new Center of Italian life and to
establish an endowment fund to keep the doors open in the future.
    We are asking each of you to show that you care about the future of our new home.
Please make a generous donation toward our $1million campaign goal. If each of us
who care about what we have accomplished makes an annual donation of even $100
or $200 a year, it will go a long way toward helping us reach our goal. We accumulate
your donations. Those who give $500 will be listed on our Heritage Wall and those
who give $1,000 or more will receive a plaque on our Wall of Honor.
    We think our $1 million goal matches what we need to raise over the next 10 years
to put our new home for the Italian people on a solid financial footing. We are hoping to raise $100,000 a year. You might say that building the
new center was like laying the foundation for the future. Now its time to move in and build a better future upon what we have created.
     All you have to do is right a check. We will use it wisely. It’s a good time to consider a Legacy gift to the Italian center; one that will benefit
you and us. Legacy gifts often can result in substantial tax savings for those giving. For more information about Legacy gifts, give us a call at
the Italian Center- at 916/Italy-00.

            Thank You for Your Donations to The Building Fund
                    $1000                              Bertolucci & Angeline & Frank Mancini                  Costanza Ilaqua Foran
       Fred Colombini – in honor of the               Georgette Guerra – Italfoods - in memory                      Anita Scuri
      Colombini Family, Gina & Victoria                           of Walter Guerra                           Vincent & Stella Catalino
                     $750                                  Kathleen Nygard – in memory of              Kurt Schmidt & Antonia Darling – in
     Liza & Chris Micheli – in memory of                         Elizabeth Paccione                          honor of our dear friends
       grandmother Marie C. deMarche                       Marie Booth – in memory of the                       Don & Margi Ricci
                     $100                                            Ratti family                                       $25
            Mario & Linda Mandy                                     Maria Zelano                              Betty (Torchia) Nielson
    Jack Quartaroli – in memory of Nonna             Jacqueline Ann Haase – in memory of aunts                 Monica Fedele Hobbs
          Albina & Harry Quartaroli                         Dorothy White & Irene Dunne                          Dolores Dallosta
  Rena Barsanti – in memory of Renato, Eda                               $50                                    Patricia Hutchens
              & Henry Barsanti                            Tina Rizzo – in memory of Nonna                         Mary Palermo
      Fred & Pat Zanetta – in memory of                           Yolanda (Rossetto)                   Victor & Lynda Scotti – in memory of
   Stephen Zanetta & Lydia Zanetta Garino               Pete & Jeanette Sorrell – in memory of               Katherine Loftin (Stefani)
   Kyle Kelley & Joanne Bertolucci Kelley                           Concetta Riso
  – in memory of grandparents Eda & Virgil


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ITALIAN FILM AT THE ITALIAN CENTER
                             Join us for these feature films at the new Italian Center in Carmichael
                                             Admission $10 - refreshments included

                                                   Friday, May 23 at 8:00 pm
                                                       “GOLDEN DOOR”
                                             award winning film about an Italian peasent
                                          crossing the Atlantic at the turn of the 20th century
                                              for a better life in America but unprepared
                                                     for the realities of Ellis Island
                                               (2007 - in Italian with English Subtitles)

                                                  Friday, June 13 at 8:00 pm
                                                        “SUMMERTIME”
                                              stars Katherine Hephurn and Rossano Brazzi
                                                 in this Oscar nominated romantic story
                                                               set in Venice
                                                           (1955 - in English)

                         Shown at the Italian center in Carmichael located at 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd.
                   Located 3 blocks north of Marconi Ave & Fair Oaks Blvd in the Carmichael Park Plaza
                                             Between North Ave and Landis Ave.

				
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