The Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise*
cordially invites you to its
Inaugural Annual Reception, Gala, and Dinner Dance**
Thursday, October 8, 2009, 6:30pm
Brooklyn Social Club
335 Smith Street
btwn Carroll and President Streets
Brooklyn, NY 11231
F or G to Carroll Street station
The Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise is dedicated to the political and moral benefits of Italian-American bocce. Established in September 2009, the IAP&MBCofP has 51 Facebook members. Its mission is to celebrate the diversity of the nation's estimated 26 million people of Italian descent, their family members and friends, and the larger Italian diaspora world wide, and their family members and friends (but not Italians living in Italy, or vacationing in Brazil, Thailand, or the Dominican Republic).
The IAP&MBCofP hopes famous people will attend the event so the Honoree Selection Committee can nominate them for the 2010 IAP&MBCofP Honorees Award.
The IAP&MBCofP will give its Jimmy Durante Award for Excellence to the first ten people who show up.
Dr. Charles Lombroso, the newly appointed Umberto and Elsa Anastasia Chair in Italian Diasporic Studies at the Melanocorypha Lark Institute, will give the keynote address.
Entertainment by the ever-popular Zi Torre & His Capitones!
The IAP&MBCofP is currently accepting applications for the 2010 Joey TribbianiScholarship for the study of an obscure Italian dialect. Applicants must answer in essay form (150 word maximum) why they are proud to be an Italian-American, or have an Italian-American relative or co-worker, and how positive stereotyping of Italian-Americans has adversely impacted both the political and moral state of their bocce playing. The essay must be written in the dialect to be studied (please see the Accademia Italiana di Lingua’s guidelines for writing in Italian regional dialects). Eligibility: U.S. citizens of Italian descent, with at least one Italian grandparent or next door neighbor. People with origins in the towns of Lavinio-Lido di Enea, Monteleone di Spoleto, Città di Castello, and the Isola di Dino, or their children or grandchildren, are ineligible.
Remember the Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise’s motto:
Se ‘ng n’amma sci, sciam’nninn, se non ‘ng n’amma sci, non ‘ng’n sciam scenn.
President: Cav. Rust. Enrico Conti, J.C.D., Mech.E.
Vice-President: Veronica M. Sciuè, D.S.S.c., D.M.V.
Secretary: KaNèesha Leilani al-Jamil-O’Neil née Yamaguchi, Esq.
Treasurer: Chickie Santo JannidiGianola
President, Men’s Auxiliary: Filomena Dobbins
Mondo Bambini Bocce League: Dr. Mary Plaza, D.M.V.
Honorary Academic Consultant: Professor Vanessa Longo-Murphy (Montclair State University)
*Not affiliated with the Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise of Philadelphia.
**Please indicate your choice of primo (penne alla vodka or al filetto di pomodoro) and secondo (chicken francese or prime rib). No vegetarian options available.