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LA GAZZETTA ITALIANA  |  MAY 2018 39 Club Newsletters President:  	Kay Corsaro 1st Vice President: 	Guido Cornacchione 2nd Vice President: 	MJ Parri Treasurer:  	Giovanni Catalano Secretary:  	Roseanne Henderson Sergeant-at-Arms: 	Cody Ricci Trustees:   	Davide Romano Sarah DiLullo Eduardo Altieri Parliamentarian:  	David Young Mission/Vision Statement The Italian Community of Akron, Inc. (Ohio), Le Radici’ wants to reach the entire Italian-American community and all those who love Italy.  The main objective of our association is to organize and promote activities with the purpose of introducing to the Italian community the different facets of the Italian culture.  This is why ‘Le Radici’ targets the whole community with no distinction of regional origin or age group.  One of our most ambitious projects involves the construction of an Italian cultural center where various cultural and recreational activities would take place.  Such a center would include an Italian library, classes for teaching the Italian language, a hall for theatrical shows, a museum, an indoor bocce court, an outdoor soccer field and tennis courts. ‘Le Radici’ è un’organizzazione che si propone alla Comunita’ Italo Americana e di tutti coloro che amano L’Italia.  L’obbiettivo primario è quello di intraprendere iniziative di vario carattere che possono portare la comunità a contatto con le molte espressioni della cultura e tradizione Italiana. Uno degli obbietivvi più ambiziosi riguarda la costruzione in questa zona di un Centro Culturale Italiano che potrà ospitare manifestazioni culturali e ricreativi. Visit our website: WWW.LERADICI.ORG for further information. President Report Dear Friends. When visiting Northern Italy you should explore the Dolomite Mountain Peaks and beautiful greenery. Take a walk through parks and smell pink-flowered Daphne bushes, see wild ponies frolic and crocuses pint the landscape purple. You can enjoy fresh mountain air as you climb some of the mountains and get close with horned Chamos (Antelopes) on the way to the beautiful scenery. You have another option to see the beautiful countryside by taking a relaxing route on the worlds longest aerial cableway up the Alpe de Siusi to Europes largest high-altitude Alpine pasture. Treat your inner self to beautiful views, great food. After you had a relaxing day admiring all the beautiful scenery then you can say you had a very enjoyable trip. Ciao, Kay Corsaro President of Le Radici La Cucina Delle Radici Receipe by Dora Quattrochi Eggs with Anchovies (Uova con Acciughe)  1/4/cup (62.5 ml) olive oil 4 anchovy fillets 2 sm. onions sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 red pepper, chopped 1/2 lb. (250g) tomatoes, peeled, seeded & chopped 1 1/2 cup (37.5 ml)water Salt & pepper 1/4 tsp. marjoram 12 eggs, hard-boiled Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add chopped anchovy fillets, onions, garlic, celery and red pepper. Saute for 10 min. Add the tomatoes and water, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add marjoram. Pour half the sauce in a serving dish. Slice the hard-boiled eggs and arrange on the sauce. Pour the remaining sauce over the eggs. Serves 6-8. NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING The next meeting of Le Radici will be on May 8th 2018 at 7:00 PM. 3411 Wyoga Lake Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Le Radici wants to wish Happy Birthday to everyone that was born in May THE HISTORY OF LE RADICI It was 1997 and it all began in a casual conversation among two good friends. One gentleman was getting his hair cut, the other gentleman, was doing the cutting. Both men already belonged to Italian clubs. However, they both agreed that most of the local clubs had some restrictions that they did not agree with. Their conversation that day, led to the idea of creating their own club - one that would allow members to join - no matter what region of Italy you were from - one that would set standards of welcoming people of all ages , embrace new ideas, AND respect all individuals whenever they had the floor to speak. These two men, Guido and Giovanni , shared their thoughts with several other friends, and within a short amount of time, these men enlisted their ideas of how they wished to be represented as an Italian club here in Summit County. The youngest founder was in his 20’s and the oldest was in his 50’s. They agreed on a club name, The Italian Cultural Association, the name given in 1998 as a non-profit organization , the name later changed to, The Italian Community of Akron, Inc. in 1999 as a charitable organization, and was later nick named “Le Radici” meaning - of the roots. Taking turns to hold meetings in their homes, By-Laws were created, officers were elected, and a Mission Statement was established that was aggressive and from the heart. They had visions of one day having their own Casa, a soccer field, bocce courts, a place to hold cooking classes, Italian language lessons, and to have tours to travel back to Italy. They also made it their mantra to be sure to “give back to the community” whenever possible. So here we are today, Le Radici 2018, a 501 C(3) non-profit, charitable Italian Club, and we have accomplished ALL of the original Mission Statement and more. To date, Le Radici has given over $45,000 to local charities. We have organized over 13 travel tours back to beautiful Italy. We have a place to call home - Casa de Le Radici on Wyoga Lake Road with two beautiful bocce courts, meeting space, storage space, picnic space and a field for soccer or volleyball. We have cookie and sausage booths in both local Italian festivals, we sponsor Italian tenors to come to America and have concerts for all to enjoy. We have holiday dinner dancing parties, Scopa and Bocce leagues. We offer Italian language classes AND enjoy the company of our 114 members during our monthly dinner socials. Our honored guest... the Founding Members who made this all happen: Jack Anello, Bill Basso, Marco Beggiato, Gino Brienza, Giovanni Catalano, Steve Chiarappa, Domenico Cornacchione, Emilio Cornacchione, Guido Cornacchione, Robert Frattaioli, Nicola Mammone, Gino Pelligra and John Petzker we thank you for your courage, your time, and commitment to bring traditional Italian culture to our community. JOIN LE RADICI Participate in LE RADICI’s Facebook community! Do you want to be part of a larger Italian American community? Now’s the time to join LE RADICI - Membership celebrates your family heritage and supports future generations of Italian Americans. Our core mission is to preserve Italian American heritage, strengthen the ties that bind the United States and Italy For more information about LE RADICI, visit www.leradici.org CLAY MODELING WORKSHOP By Giovanni Catalano A graduate from the Art Institute of Comiso. Italy Aug, 13 , 2018 – 3411 Wyoga Lake Rd Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Come and join Giovanni for 6 sessions Of clay modeling and mold making Contacts: 330 606 4677 Email: Comisostar@aol.com LE RADICI APRIL 2019 ITALY TRIP Easter in Sicily, Calabria and the Vatican MORE DETAILS COMING UP www.leradici.org
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The Italian Community of Akron, Inc., Le Radici

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LA GAZZETTA ITALIANA  |  MAY 2018 39 Club Newsletters President:  	Kay Corsaro 1st Vice President: 	Guido Cornacchione 2nd Vice President: 	MJ Parri Treasurer:  	Giovanni Catalano Secretary:  	Roseanne Henderson Sergeant-at-Arms: 	Cody Ricci Trustees:   	Davide Romano Sarah DiLullo Eduardo Altieri Parliamentarian:  	David Young Mission/Vision Statement The Italian Community of Akron, Inc. (Ohio), Le Radici’ wants to reach the entire Italian-American community and all those who love Italy.  The main objective of our association is to organize and promote activities with the purpose of introducing to the Italian community the different facets of the Italian culture.  This is why ‘Le Radici’ targets the whole community with no distinction of regional origin or age group.  One of our most ambitious projects involves the construction of an Italian cultural center where various cultural and recreational activities would take place.  Such a center would include an Italian library, classes for teaching the Italian language, a hall for theatrical shows, a museum, an indoor bocce court, an outdoor soccer field and tennis courts. ‘Le Radici’ è un’organizzazione che si propone alla Comunita’ Italo Americana e di tutti coloro che amano L’Italia.  L’obbiettivo primario è quello di intraprendere iniziative di vario carattere che possono portare la comunità a contatto con le molte espressioni della cultura e tradizione Italiana. Uno degli obbietivvi più ambiziosi riguarda la costruzione in questa zona di un Centro Culturale Italiano che potrà ospitare manifestazioni culturali e ricreativi. Visit our website: WWW.LERADICI.ORG for further information. President Report Dear Friends. When visiting Northern Italy you should explore the Dolomite Mountain Peaks and beautiful greenery. Take a walk through parks and smell pink-flowered Daphne bushes, see wild ponies frolic and crocuses pint the landscape purple. You can enjoy fresh mountain air as you climb some of the mountains and get close with horned Chamos (Antelopes) on the way to the beautiful scenery. You have another option to see the beautiful countryside by taking a relaxing route on the worlds longest aerial cableway up the Alpe de Siusi to Europes largest high-altitude Alpine pasture. Treat your inner self to beautiful views, great food. After you had a relaxing day admiring all the beautiful scenery then you can say you had a very enjoyable trip. Ciao, Kay Corsaro President of Le Radici La Cucina Delle Radici Receipe by Dora Quattrochi Eggs with Anchovies (Uova con Acciughe)  1/4/cup (62.5 ml) olive oil 4 anchovy fillets 2 sm. onions sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 red pepper, chopped 1/2 lb. (250g) tomatoes, peeled, seeded & chopped 1 1/2 cup (37.5 ml)water Salt & pepper 1/4 tsp. marjoram 12 eggs, hard-boiled Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add chopped anchovy fillets, onions, garlic, celery and red pepper. Saute for 10 min. Add the tomatoes and water, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add marjoram. Pour half the sauce in a serving dish. Slice the hard-boiled eggs and arrange on the sauce. Pour the remaining sauce over the eggs. Serves 6-8. NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING The next meeting of Le Radici will be on May 8th 2018 at 7:00 PM. 3411 Wyoga Lake Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Le Radici wants to wish Happy Birthday to everyone that was born in May THE HISTORY OF LE RADICI It was 1997 and it all began in a casual conversation among two good friends. One gentleman was getting his hair cut, the other gentleman, was doing the cutting. Both men already belonged to Italian clubs. However, they both agreed that most of the local clubs had some restrictions that they did not agree with. Their conversation that day, led to the idea of creating their own club - one that would allow members to join - no matter what region of Italy you were from - one that would set standards of welcoming people of all ages , embrace new ideas, AND respect all individuals whenever they had the floor to speak. These two men, Guido and Giovanni , shared their thoughts with several other friends, and within a short amount of time, these men enlisted their ideas of how they wished to be represented as an Italian club here in Summit County. The youngest founder was in his 20’s and the oldest was in his 50’s. They agreed on a club name, The Italian Cultural Association, the name given in 1998 as a non-profit organization , the name later changed to, The Italian Community of Akron, Inc. in 1999 as a charitable organization, and was later nick named “Le Radici” meaning - of the roots. Taking turns to hold meetings in their homes, By-Laws were created, officers were elected, and a Mission Statement was established that was aggressive and from the heart. They had visions of one day having their own Casa, a soccer field, bocce courts, a place to hold cooking classes, Italian language lessons, and to have tours to travel back to Italy. They also made it their mantra to be sure to “give back to the community” whenever possible. So here we are today, Le Radici 2018, a 501 C(3) non-profit, charitable Italian Club, and we have accomplished ALL of the original Mission Statement and more. To date, Le Radici has given over $45,000 to local charities. We have organized over 13 travel tours back to beautiful Italy. We have a place to call home - Casa de Le Radici on Wyoga Lake Road with two beautiful bocce courts, meeting space, storage space, picnic space and a field for soccer or volleyball. We have cookie and sausage booths in both local Italian festivals, we sponsor Italian tenors to come to America and have concerts for all to enjoy. We have holiday dinner dancing parties, Scopa and Bocce leagues. We offer Italian language classes AND enjoy the company of our 114 members during our monthly dinner socials. Our honored guest... the Founding Members who made this all happen: Jack Anello, Bill Basso, Marco Beggiato, Gino Brienza, Giovanni Catalano, Steve Chiarappa, Domenico Cornacchione, Emilio Cornacchione, Guido Cornacchione, Robert Frattaioli, Nicola Mammone, Gino Pelligra and John Petzker we thank you for your courage, your time, and commitment to bring traditional Italian culture to our community. JOIN LE RADICI Participate in LE RADICI’s Facebook community! Do you want to be part of a larger Italian American community? Now’s the time to join LE RADICI - Membership celebrates your family heritage and supports future generations of Italian Americans. Our core mission is to preserve Italian American heritage, strengthen the ties that bind the United States and Italy For more information about LE RADICI, visit www.leradici.org CLAY MODELING WORKSHOP By Giovanni Catalano A graduate from the Art Institute of Comiso. Italy Aug, 13 , 2018 – 3411 Wyoga Lake Rd Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Come and join Giovanni for 6 sessions Of clay modeling and mold making Contacts: 330 606 4677 Email: Comisostar@aol.com LE RADICI APRIL 2019 ITALY TRIP Easter in Sicily, Calabria and the Vatican MORE DETAILS COMING UP www.leradici.org