COMITES ELECTION RESULTS 2021
THE 2021 ELECTIONS REPRESENT A MAJOR OVERHAUL OF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO REPRESENT ITALIANS IN THE ST LOUIS REGION
The Italian Community of St Louis congratulates the new leaders of our local Comites, including CRISTINA GARIZIO-TINNIRELLO of Torino (Turin) in northwestern Italy, who obtained the most votes. Cristina lives in Chicago and works as an experienced and certified translator and interpreter from English and German into Italian. She graduated from the translation and interpretation program at the Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori in Turin, Italy. She then specialized in business, legal and technical translations. In 2011, she obtained her M.A. in Didactics of Italian as a Second/Foreign Language from the Universita’ del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, and then moved to the United States, where she trained and specialized in teaching her native language to young students (kindergarten through 12 grade) in the Chicago area. Cristina is involved in the promotion of Italian language and culture programs throughout Chicago and the Midwest.
Also elected to the the Comites was Dr. Michelangelo Giampaoli, a native of Perugia in the central Italian province of Umbria and a university professor at the University of Illinois. Renowned academic, Dr. Pietro Lorenzini, professor at Loyola University Chicago, was also elected as a representative.
Notable losses from the Comites include the following individuals: Mr. Frank Galati of St Louis, Mr. Anthony Gandolfo of St Louis, Mr. Angelo Sita of St Louis, and Mr. Luigi Sciortino of Chicago.
The Italian Community of St Louis congratulates those who have won the election and is eager to work with our new representatives in promoting authentic Italian culture and especially the Italian language in our region. Moreover, we are thrilled that there are so many newer and younger candidates who deeply understand the situation of Italians living abroad. We are confident that the new members of the Comites will represent Italian expats in the St Louis region and we are excited for this new chapter in our relation with the Consulate of Italy in Chicago. We also thank our Consul Thomas Botzios for his continued support.
Presidente, St Louis-Bologna Sister Cities
Il 3° concerto annuale di Natale delle città gemellate di St Louis e Bologna ha riunito una folla di oltre 250 persone per celebrare le festività.
In qualità di presidente delle Sister Cities di St Louis - Bologna, desidero esprimere la mia gratitudine a tutti coloro che sono venuti al nostro terzo concerto di Natale per il terzo anno consecutivo. Devo ringraziare tante persone per il successo del nostro concerto. Benedetta Orsi è stata brillante come sempre con la sua magnifica voce e siamo fortunati ad averla. Ringraziamo Gail Hintz, pianista, che ha davvero coordinato tutto alla perfezione. Ringraziamo il Coro dell'Università di Missouri-St Louis ed il suo direttore Jim Henry per aver portato a termine un lavoro così spettacolare. Ringraziamo i musicisti della St Louis Symphony Orchestra per aver dedicato il loro tempo per condividere con noi i loro bellissimi doni. È importantissimo per me ringraziare tutti gli sponsor ed i donatori che hanno reso possibile questo evento.
Sono eventi come questi che rendono la nostra comunità più compatta e felice. La cultura italiana è ricca di bellezza nella sua musica ed arte. Ringraziamo Evelyn Astegno per averci dato la possibilità di vedere il suo magnifico dipinto La Madonna ed i suoi figli. Che gioia è stato ammirare una Madre Benedetta e un Gesù Bambino così tenero. Natale significa sperimentare la bellezza dei misteri sublimi in cui crediamo. Credo fermamente e spero che siamo riusciti a trasmettervi la bellezza e la pace del Natale durante il nostro concerto. Non vediamo l'ora di rivedervi l'anno prossimo.
Colgo l’occasione per porgere i miei più cordiali saluti.
In basso potete visualizzare tutte le foto del concerto.
Join Michael Cross and Jack Baumann of Guidester Travel for a Best of Italy Tour in 2022
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Former St Louis Police Sergeant Kristine Galati Joins St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities as Treasurer
President, St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities
The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities organization is proud to announce a new member of our board, Sgt. Kristine Galati, a former sergeant of the City of St Louis Police Department. Sgt. Galati had served the police department for 30 years before she retired. Galati's family comes from Cinisi, a small village near Palermo, Sicily. Sgt. Galati grew up in St Margaret of Scotland Parish on Flora Place in Shaw neighborhood. She recently obtained her Italian citizenship and is currently taking Italian lessons with the St Louis Italian Language Program. We are thrilled to have her on our team and we thoroughly enjoy her enthusiasm for all things Italian. It is an honor to have one of St Louis' finest protecting our Italian community.
Italian Community of St Louis