Volunteer Recognition

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Articles about the life and volunteering achievements of members of the Davedi Club and Ladies Auxiliary.

Robert Perrotta

  Rob Perotta is serious about volunteering for his Italian-Canadian club, the Davedi Club. As a child he loved Davedi suppers with meatballs (he still does) and watching soccer games (he still does). As an adult he grew to fully appreciate his Italian heritage...

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Frank Ricciuti

  A quietly energetic man, Frank Ricciuti has a passion for sports and a calling for working with young people. He volunteers for the Davedi Club. Frank’s parents, Carmine and Anna (Giordano), were born in Calabria, Italy and immigrated separately to Canada, met...

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Sylvia Antinozzi

  Sylvia Antinozzi lives this motto in her first language. “N'oublie jamais de chanter, danser et créer.” “Never forget to sing, dance and create.” She lives this in Italian too, at the Davedi Club. Born of French Canadian and Italian parents in Montreal, young...

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Nancy Connor

  Nancy retired in 2012, moving back to North Bay to be close to her siblings and take over a small rental business. Born in Santo Stefano, Calabria, Italy, Nancy (Vincenzina) immigrated to Canada in 1960 aboard the Saturnia with her mother, Angela (Morabito)...

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Ron and Deb Lauziere

  Thanks to Ron and Deb Lauziere for being an energetic volunteer team at our Italian/Canadian club, the Davedi. Terry Talentino approached Ron to be a member when Ron was running Star Trax music and video business, inspiring Ron and Deb to research Italian...

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Cathy Fruci

  Catarina (Cathy) Fruci is known in North Bay as a passionate promoter of the Italian language and culture. She is also a long-time fashionista, an accomplished seamstress, poet and artist. Cathy gives credit to her wonderful teachers who helped her hone her...

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Barb Castrilli

  Barbara Castrilli brings her gentle appreciation of people to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Davedi where she has many Italian friends. Barb grew up in Nova Scotia thinking she had Irish roots from her mother’s family. When an Italian cousin of her father’s...

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Nella Verardi

  Nella Verardi has stimulating energy and is a long time contributing member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Davedi Club. She enjoys a busy life. “You only live once.” Nella was born Nella Rossi in Aprigleano, Provincia Cosenza in Italy. When she was 6 months...

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Edward Valenti

  Edward Valenti, well known in North Bay for championing community sports and history projects, is a dedicated volunteer for the Davedi Club. His history calls him to this Italian/Canadian Club.Ed is a third generation Canadian. His family name was originally...

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Sam Tignanelli

  Sam Tignanelli has been the cheerful volunteer face behind the bar at the Davedi Club for many years. In the spring 2017 he had to take time off to recover from surgery and we were so glad to see him back! Salvatore Tignanelli came to Canada from Pietrafitta....

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Anne Taylor

  Anne Taylor….. a life full of energy and service to the community, including her commitment to the Davedi Club and her Italian heritage. Anne’s energy stems partly from her Italian mother and father, Maria and Aquino Muto, who immigrated from Marcianise, Italy...

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Christine Saini

  Christine Saini is a well known organist in North Bay and a cheerful and hardworking volunteer for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Davedi Club. Christine’s Italian connections come though her father’s side of the family. Tony Saini’s mother (Amelia nee Cundari) was...

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Jim Marmino

  Jim Marmino (aka Vincenzo Francesco, named after two grandfathers) was a long-time volunteer at the Davedi Club. He had a passionate and abiding interest in Italian culture, in history, sport and adding benefit to his community. Jim’s parents immigrated from...

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Mike Ianiro

  Mike Ianiro, with his unique energy and wide smile, contributes to the Italian/Canadian community of North Bay as an Executive Director at the Davedi Club. Mike, with his brothers Domenico and Cosmo, was born in North Bay. The Italian connection is from his...

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Sam Giustra

  Sam Giustra was a familiar face at the Davedi Club where he volunteered for Friday lunches on a regular basis. He embodied the volunteer ethos of the Club, the selfless giving of the Italian community in outreach to the larger North Bay community. Sam first...

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Lena Fedeli

  Lena Fedeli was born in North Bay, the fifth of six children to Antonio and Teresa Fava, who immigrated to Canada from Santo Stefano in Aspromonte, Calabria in the late 1920s. Passionate, dedicated and straight-forward by nature, Lena has always fervently...

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Giuseppe Delfino

  Giuseppe Delfino values his volunteer work with the Davedi Club for its important connections with his own historical and cultural roots. Giuseppe loves history and family connections. He can count himself a third generation Canadian through his mother Mary...

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Louise Defonzo

  Louise Defonzo is a volunteer at the Davedi Club. She leads with enthusiastic ideas, hands-on work and cheerful encouragement. Her vital energy builds teams of culture, faith and friendship. Louise says reflectively “serving is my best quality”. Louise...

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Sandro Cipparone

  Sandro Cipparone put in a record number of volunteer hours over the August 2017 long weekend, clocking up more than 50 hours for the Davedi Club beer tent at Summer in the Park and wedding events in the Davedi Hall. Thanks for your great volunteer effort,...

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