PRESIDENT'S COMMENTSOn 3 August, Lesleigh Salinger gave us a fascinating presentation on Girolamo Nerli: 1860 – 1926; an Italian Painter in the Pacific, New Zealand and Australian areas. Lesleigh showed us slides of beautiful paintings and also talked about Nerli’s life and travels. She certainly chose an interesting Art History topic and we were well pleased. Many thanks to Lesleigh for researching and preparing the talk on such such an interesting man. We will look forward to her returning to the Circolo again in the near future. We have planned a fantastic year ahead for all members of the Circolo – keep up-to-date by reading your Newsletters!!
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NEWSLETTERSIt is very important that our members read their Newsletters and we would like you to take particular note of any articles about the CLASSES, SOCIALS AND CLUB GARIBALDI CAR PARKS – see the last paragraph in this Newsletter.
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CIRCOLO WEBSITE HOME PAGECheck the website Home page for news that arrives between Newsletters. New events are posted here.
CHARLES BELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPThe Circolo Committee has decided not to offer the scholarship this year as two were awarded last year. However, if someone particularly deserving of the scholarship applies for it this year we will reconsider this decision. Basic requirements for eligibility are: Applicants must have been a member of the Circolo for at least 24 months prior to application. We also expect that the applicant who wishes to attend an Italian Language School in Italy has a knowledge of basic Italian grammar up to and including the Intermediate 1 level. Preference will be given to language students who are prepared to enrol in a course of no less than four weeks duration. Applications or the scholarship should be made in writing and be received by the President by 30 September 2017.
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OBITUARYSadly, our dear friend, Peter Smith, passed away on 18 August, 2017. Peter was a long-term student in the Circolo classes and also he gave great service to the Circolo Committee : 16 years in total as Treasurer. He was such a lovely man and we will miss him so much, particularly in the classes at the Circolo. We send our condolences to his wife, Elisabeth and their family.
CLASSES 2017We have 8 weeks of classes left before we break up for the year! Remember, we have the Classes Closing Ceremony on 25 October!! More details in the September Newsletter!!!
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CIRCOLO MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONSCircolo social membership subscriptions are open for the year 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018. Fees are: Single $30.00, Couples $50.00 (Social membership only), Superannuitants and students under 18 years of age $20.00. Send your payments to Circolo Italiano di Wellington Inc., P.O. Box 9706, Marion Square, Wellington 6141. Internet banking is available: we bank with Westpac Wellington branch, account number 03.0502.0855498.00. Don’t forget to enter your name in the reference box for our record purposes!! We also require a completed subscription application form: visit the Enrolment page of this website, complete the form and click the SUBMIT box. If a hard copy of the subscription form is required please take a copy of the form, fill it in and post it with your payment, to our address as written above.
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MONTHLY SOCIALSMonthly social evenings are usually held on the first Thursday of each month from March to November inclusive. Topics vary from time to time but they all have an Italian flavor. A light supper is served during or after the events. Garibaldi House is the usual venue but other venues may be selected during the course of the year, the social evenings are conducted in English. Further information on the topics and venues will be made available with the monthly Circolo Newsletter.
SEPTEMBER SOCIALAt 7.30pm on Thursday 7 September, Monique Maguire (nee Amato), who is a Circolo member in the Advanced 1 class. She will be talking about when she went to Italy as a 19 year old as part of her Italian studies, and ended up tracking down her heritage in Sicily. Her grandfather came from Buccheri and her grandmother was from Ferla; both towns are in the province of Siracusa, Sicily. Her presentation will touch on her family history, and some key observations about the Italian language and culture from her time with her family in Sicily.
Sounds interesting!!; come along and enjoy a relaxing evening with Circolo members and friends!!
A $5.00 charge towards supper will apply.
RADIO CARTOLINA IN SEPTEMBERThe Societa Dante Alighieri, Christchurch (website: www.dante.org.nz/chch) hosts Radio programmes on Italian topics.
Cartolina is the programme of Italian culture and life that airs on PLAINS FM 96.9 every second Wednesday at 7.30pm and repeats on the following Monday at 10.30am. You can listen to each programme from anywhere in the world, either live or recorded on podcast, on the website: plainsfm.org.nz/podcasts/programme/cartolina/
Forthcoming programmes are:
6 September: following up on the previous programme. Zeffirino tells about his sister Dorina’s courtship by, and subsequent marriage to, a New Zealand soldier at the end of the war. Then he moved to New Zealand, along with his brothers, sisters, and parents. Zeffirino describes what work was like in the steel industry, and in the tyre industry. Buying houses, shooting rabbits and boar, and getting married. Hunting became a big part of Zeffirino’s life, bringing to publishing his best hunting stories.
Radio Cartolina is the radio programme “For those who remember Italy and who dream of it”. It’s produced under the patronage of Società Dante Alighieri Christchurch, and aired locally through Community radio Plains FM 96.9. It’s also available in podcast from: plainsfm.org.nz/podcasts/programme/cartolina you can find all recent programmes in podcast. Cartolina producer Wilma Laryn wishes you all: Buon Ascolto!!