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Italian Film Festival 2022

Italian Film Festival 2022

The Italian Film Festival USE returns to the Detroit Film Theatre ! Doors opene at 5:30 pm     The Italian Film Festival USE returns to the Detroit Film Theatre ! Doors opene at 5:30 pm

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Annual Charity Gala 2022

Annual Charity Gala 2022

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 PINO...

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FADM Family Picnic

FADM Family Picnic

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...

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Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

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

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Sports

The Federazione Abruzzese Bocce League 2022 Season Is Over!

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...

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Bocce Winners Men’s Division

Bocce Winners Men’s Division

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

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Bocce Winners Women’s Division

Bocce Winners Women’s Division

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

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Soccer for Boys and Girls ages 5 – 12

Soccer for Boys and Girls ages 5 – 12

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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Soccer 2022

Soccer 2022

Bottom roll a Anthony Deluca Roake Mckeown Henry fish Peter Volpe Lucas Minadeo Ozzy Omar Siddiqui Board member Lelio D’Aristotile Top Row Coach Cesare D’Onofrio Raymond D e Berry Jones Blake Sabole Owen Misajon Spero Litsas Franco Loria Lucas Frye( Captain) Joshua...

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Abruzzo…. Strong and Gentle

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE FADM

AS WE PREPARE FOR THE AUTUMN AND WINTER SEASONS, WE REFLECT ON THE PREVIUOS THREE SEASONS OF 2022.  DURING THE WINTER OF 2022 MANY OF US WERE STILL CAUTIOUS OF THE CO-VID SITUATION AND RIGHTFULLY SO.  OUR MEMBERS CONTINUED TO SUPPORT OUR MONTHLY DINNER MEETINGS WHICH WE HAD PRESENTATIONS AND GUEST SPEAKERS.  THE SPIRIT AND FELLOWSHIP OF OUR MEMBERS WAS VERY EVIDENT AS WE LOOKED OUT FOR EACH OTHER AND OUR FAMILES.  OUR MONTHLY DINNER CLUB EVENTS AT ITALIAN RESTARAUNTS WAS A HUGE SUCCESS AS WE TRAVELED TO DIFFERENT EATARIES IN JANUARY, FEBRUSARY, MARCH, APRIL, AND MAY.  WE ALSO STARTED TWO SOCCER TEAMS, ONE A YOUTH PROGRAM, AND ONE AN ADULT PROGRAM.  OUR PARTICIPATION WITH THE FADM FLOAT IN THE ST. CLAIR SHORES MEMORIAL DAY PARADE WAS CHEERED ON BY THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS IN THE PROCESSING ROUTE.  THE PARADE DIRECTOR GAVE OUR FLOAT A SPECIAL COMMENDATION.  IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN OUR FLOAT, YOU MUST AT THE NEXT PARADE, WE PARTICIPATE IN. 

IN JUNE WE PARTICIPATED AT THE FESTA DELLA REPUBLICA WITH OUR ABRUZZESE APPETIZERS. THE FADM ALSO STARED AN ADULT BOCE PROGRAM WHERE 40 PLAYERS PARTICIPATED DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.  IN JULY WE CELEBRATED OUR FADM PICNIC WITH CLOSE TO 300 ATTENDEES. THE GAMING CHARITY FUND RAISERS WERE ALSO RESUMED AFTER 2 YEARS IN JULY AND AUGUST WITH ONE MORE TO COME IN NOVEMBER.  DURING THE ITALIAN FESTIVAL, THE FADM HOSTED A TWO-DAY YOUTH SOCCER SKILLS CAMP FOR ANY CHILD AND THEY WERE ALSO GIVEN A FADM T-SHIRT.  THE CAMP WAS WELL ATTENDED DURING THE 2 DAYS.  OUR PINNACLE EVENT, THE FADM GALA WILL AGAIN RESUME THIS OCTOBER AND IT IS ANTICIPATED WITH GREAT EXCITEMENT.  WE ALSO ARE LOOKING FORWARD WITH OUR CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE, AND A CHILDREN’S PARTY WITH THE AIO CLUB.  OUR COMMUNITY RECOGNITION IS HIGLY REGARDED AS THIS YEAR’S MAN OF THE YEAR FOR THE COLUMBUS DAY EVENT IS OUR VERY OWN TONINO CORSETTI, AND THE HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR IS OUR HONORARY MEMBER FATHER ENZO ADARI. IN OUR MAY GENERAL MEETING WE WERE THE FIRST EVER CLUB TO HONOR THE ITALIAN TRIBUNE WHICH HAS BEEN AN INFORMATIONAL MEDIA FOR OUR ITALIAN COMMUNITY FOR OVER 119 YEARS.

DUE TO VARIUOS CIRCUMSTANCES A FEW ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED HAD TO BE CANCELED.  THESE INCLUDE “SAPORE ABRUZZO CHARITY DINNER”, ‘CARS, CULINARY, AND CARE DINNER”, THE SELFRIDEGE AIR SHOW, AND THE NORTHERN MICHIGAN BUS TRIP.  WE HOPE TO RECHEDULE SOME OF THESE EVENT IN 2023.  ALL OF THE ABOVE ACTIVITIES ARE ONLY POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE DEDICATION AND HARD WORK OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND CHAIRPERSONS. AND MEMBERS WHO SUPPORT THEM.  I SALUTE ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND MEMBERS IN KEEPING WITH OUR MOTTO, FORTE AND GENTILE.

 

PIETRO G. FUCIARELLI

MESSAGE FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE FADM

By Antonio DiGiorgio

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.

Bottom roll a Anthony Deluca Roake Mckeown Henry fish Peter Volpe Lucas Minadeo Ozzy Omar Siddiqui Board member Lelio D’Aristotile Top Row Coach Cesare D’Onofrio Raymond D e Berry Jones Blake Sabole Owen Misajon Spero Litsas Franco Loria Lucas Frye( Captain) Joshua Bowman London Owens Owen Misajon President Pietro Fuciarelli not pictured goalkeeper Emerson Adams Joseph strong

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BUONA FESTA DELLA MAMMA

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