Current Events for All Members
Federazione Abruzzese Del Michigan's Annual Charity Gala Supporting the St. Louis Center Sunday, October 23, 2022 Palazzo Grande 54660 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI 48316 Antipasto / Cocktails 2 - 3PM Dinner at 3PM Open Bar Music / Entertainment Provided by Deejay...
CRC Park 25029 26 Mile Road New Haven, Michigan July 24th, 2022 12:00 PM Outside Mass 1:30 PM Catered Meal Park includes: Sheltered Tables, Food Counter, Clean Restrooms, Bocce, Playscape, Bouncy House, Soccer Courts Members $15 Non-Members $20 Children 10 to 15 $10...
Americans of Italian Origin Society (AIO) Our Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Friday, August 26, 2022 Fern Hill Golf Club 17600 Clinton River Road For information / tickets contact: Mike DiGirolamo 586 212-1520
We started the scheduled games in mid May to the end of August. Every week, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays each division met at the Clinton Senior Center. The place is a fantastic Natural Area where wildlife sometimes kept us company. As we stopped to admire nature...
Men division: left to right Rocco del Greco – Antonio di Giorgio director of league. Not in the picture: Capt. Carlo di Virgilio – John di Cicco – Mike Pacitto Photos taken by MRCLICK PHOTOGRAPHY@gmail.com
Ladies division: left to right Pam Harvat - Jackie McGinnis - Capt. Sharon Wenters – Kathy Tippery (not in the picture} Photos taken by MRCLICK PHOTOGRAPHY@gmail.com
Couples division: left to right, Sal Greco - Capt. Karen Cratch - Paula Faro– Ermando Volpe Photos taken by MRCLICK PHOTOGRAPHY@gmail.com
Coach Ceasare along with director of FADM Sports Antonio Di Giorgio and FADM Sports Board members will guide your children through the basic skills of soccer in a fun and relaxed environment. Indoor registration information will be available at this event.
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Abruzzo…. Strong and Gentle
Dear fellow FADM members,
It is with great honor and appreciation for your confidence and trust in electing me your FADM president. Our organization is recognized as one that is strong in our culture, community minded, and benevolent to our members and the many causes we support. We are indebted to our past president for the past ten years, Enzo Paglia. Through Enzo’s leadership our organization has been recognized not only in our community but nationwide and globally. I’m happy to say that Enzo will still be a vital part of our organization. I am looking forward in working with the board members some who have served many years and we have known them to be very active and loyal in supporting our events and representing the many members.
This past year has been one that none of us ever expected in our lifetime. Some of us as well as some family members both here and in our beloved Abruzzo have suffered from this horrible virus. Sadly, this holiday season many of us will be celebrating without some of our family members. I encourage each one of us to keep in touch with our members and friends to check on their welfare, and wish each other a Buon Natale.
The incoming year 2021, will be referred as THE YEAR of CHANGE. Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim focused on the future. Our lives will change as the world will change. We will look forward in embracing these upcoming changes and we will meet the challenges that presented not only to the FADM but also to our families. I ask for your prayers and support as we move forward and look to the future in bringing back our so-called norm. Be kind to each other, be humble to all, and God bless each and every one of us and our families.
Pietro g. Fuciarelli
By Antonio DiGiorgio
Vice-President of the FADM
Two appropriate adjectives coined by the diplomat and journalist Primo Levi during a visit to Abruzzo in the distant 1888. Strong and Gentle, for him it represents the natural beauty of the region and the character of its inhabitants.
For us Abruzzesi we have thought a lot about this idiomatic phrase, and it is true that the region has a variety of natural beauties, in summer, such as the Abruzzo National Park, then a chain of mountains dominated by the Gran Sasso, giving us the natural beauty in winter. The kindness of its inhabitants can be confirmed during its 15 thousand years of history; therefore “strong and gentle” from the beginning.
The beauty is still present today, unfortunately for lack of work millions of Abruzzesi emigrated around the world in the past century. These emigrants went through a sea of sacrifices, loneliness, and then to be despised because they did not speak the language of the new land. In this transhumance of human beings they were able to face their new daily life with their attitude of “strong and gentle”.
In doing so, many Abruzzesi have reached goals that could not be achieved by remaining in the region. Some characters of the region to note, even if they are not emigrants are:
Pope Boniface IV from San Benedetto dei Marci, Benedetto Croce from Pescasseroli, Gabriele D’Annunzio from Pescara, finally Teofilo Patini from Castel Di Sangro, who is my great grandfather .
A review of Abruzzesi of some notoriety abroad are: Mike Pompeo, an American Secretary of State, from Pacentro, Mario Lana from Tocco de Causuria, Juan Manuel Fangio from Chieti, Tommy La Sorda Chieti, Perry Como from Palena, Henry Mancini from Scanno, Rocky Marciano Chieti, Al Martino from Pescara, Dean Martin from Montesilvano, and Madonna from Pacentro, and there are many others on the list.
It should be noted that their character has exposed their Abruzzo region all over the world, following the traditions handed down by their parents.
For we unknown Abruzzesi, we are content to meet monthly at our club to continue sharing our traditions, in doing so, we raise the idealism of the Abruzzo region.
Between the first and second generation we are about 250 members. We are a nice little group that meets once a at the Italian Cultural Center, (IACS). We have many activities that represent the region: Annual Charity Gala, Parade with our float for: Memorial Day and Columbus Day , Annual Picnic, Festa Abruzzese party , Bocce competition with other clubs, and many other activities that keeps us busy all year round.
In a year of Covid-19 everything has stopped, protection for oneself and others is imperative to defeat this virus. With the vaccine at the door we hope for a complete victory, thanks to God. While we are all waiting for this miracle, I want to encourage all the Abruzzesi people who read this article to associate with us, thus enriching the group of new faces. Even if only the “Meta” (half) of you feels Abruzzese, via marriage or kinship, you are welcome. Even for those who want to participate as friends of Abruzzo, you are welcome. Please review our website at www.fedabruzzo.org for past events and a calendar of events for 2021or call me at 586-322-9575 or contact any Board member for a membership application.
A return to normality is imminent, so join us, in doing so we can continue to pass on the Abruzzese customs and traditions.
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