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, Sandro, and for enabling the success of all the other volunteers.
Sandro is a longtime volunteer at the Italian Canadian Club, finding inspiration in the Italian culture he learned from his family. He was born to Rocco and Anna Cipparone in the small village of Pietrafitta, Cosenza, Italy and immigrated to North Bay as a young child. His parents worked hard to make a success of life in Canada, his father in construction and his mother at Casselhome. They raised Sandro and his brothers Gianfranco and Nino to show respect, to live responsibly and to enjoy the Italian traditions of home-made food and wine. Sandro’s daughter is Alexandra and a prouder father you will not find. Alexandra, with her outgoing and social personality, focuses on her studies at Nipissing University and on her competitive equestrian skills.
Sandro was educated at Scollard Hall and Canadore College in North Bay and worked for Revenue Canada Agency for 36 years. During that time he volunteered for the Davedi as a Board member for more than 20 years, including Treasurer for 6 years. Since retirement he has been untiring in his efforts in cooperation with other volunteers. Cultural committee work includes 41 Italian cultural outreach events such as concerts with Zucchero, Rita Chiarelli and Domenic Mancuso. He takes the major responsibility for bingo fundraising to make these events possible. Ways and Means committee work includes Grape Stomping Festival, Anniversary Events and New Years Eve party. Sports committee work includes Golf Tournament facilitation. Friday Buffet Lunches are also part of his self selected responsibility. Finance committee work includes decision making about the business of the Club.
Why does Sandro continue volunteering for the Davedi Club for so long? He has a commitment to maintaining a proud Italian culture and to sharing that sense of family and friends he believes is fundamental to an Italian-inspired life. He gets great satisfaction from the camaraderie of the Davedi Club members, and doing practical things which make a difference.
Sandro is looking forward to future successful events. Every day he is available in the office to reserve the lovely Davedi Hall for wedding receptions and other social or business events.