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NEWSLETTERS

It 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.
If anyone has any queries about their email addresses or non-arrival of the Newsletters please contact Elizabeth Peek at:
president@circoloitaliano.org.nz
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CIRCOLO WEBSITE HOME PAGE

Check the website Home page for news that arrives between Newsletters. New events are posted here.
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CHARLES BELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The 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.
To obtain a prospectus contact President Elizabeth Peek, email
president@circoloitaliano.org.nz, telephone 4759781.
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CLASSES 2017

We have 4 weeks of classes left before they break up on 18 October for the year!! We hope that many of you will return to our classes next year!! Detailed information will follow in the November Newsletter.
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CLASSES CLOSING CEREMONY

At 6.30pm on Wednesday 25 October, we will hold the Classes Closing Ceremony in the Clubrooms. All students who have regularly attended classes will be presented with Certificates of Attendance. Students are requested to bring along some food and something to drink to contribute towards a shared buffet dinner after the formalities. Do not bring food that needs heating. This function is for students and invited guests only. Come along and celebrate your year of learning the beautiful Italian language!!
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MONTHLY SOCIALS

Monthly 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.
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OCTOBER SOCIAL

At 7.30pm on Thursday 5 October we will enjoy a short documentary and a film titled “ Il tocco d’artista” (The Artists’s Touch”) featuring Inspector Montalbano. Inspector Montalbano is an Italian TV series produced and broadcast by RAI since 1999 based on the detective novels of Italian writer Andrea Camilleri. The protagonist is Commissionario Salve Montalbano and the stories are set in the imaginary town of Vigata, Sicily. This will be the last social event for 2017.
Sounds interesting!!; come along and enjoy a relaxing evening with Circolo members and friends!!
A $5.00 charge towards supper will apply.
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CIRCOLO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Circolo AGM will be held at 7pm on Thursday 23 November 2017. Come along and check out all your Committee has provided: Italian Language classes and social activities during the year 2017. Nomination forms attached.
Inquiries to Elizabeth Peek: elizabethpeek@xtra.co.nz. Proxy voting forms can be obtained by emailing: president@circoloitaliano.org.nz After the formalities we will enjoy a special supper!!
ALL FINANCIAL MEMBERS WELCOME!!
Sounds interesting!!; come along and enjoy a relaxing evening with Circolo members and friends!!
A $5.00 charge towards supper will apply.
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RADIO CARTOLINA IN OCTOBER

The 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:
4 OctoberMatt and Kim Chavez chose Italy as their honeymoon destination: Roma, Firenze & Venezia, in a pre-booked tour. Here they share their experiences, their gelato -mania, and some nice “Untraveled American” moments.

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!!

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PROVERB OF THE MONTH

Actions speak louder than words. Italian translation: Le azioni parlano più forte della parole.
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