The Donna Dell’Anno Award is presented annually to a woman of distinction in the Italian community. The Clarion Hotel banquet hall was full on Sunday, March 3, 2019 as friends of La Lupa di Roma attended the 19th annual International Women’s Day celebration. The new Mistress of Ceremonies, Linda Romeo, opened the luncheon organized by the Lupa sisters and co-chaired by Caterina Bueti Sotiriadis and Christine Louizos.
The president, Luisa Macchia, welcomed everyone and congratulated all the award winners. The festivities were blessed by Father Sam Argenziano with the keynote speaker, Maralee Caruso, delivering an informative and heartwarming presentation of her “adventuresome” rise to the position of anchorwoman of the CTV Evening News.
The awards presented were another highlight of the event with Tonina Filippelli Fiorentino being awarded the prestigious award of Donna dell’anno for 2019. The attendees were charmed by her song to her mother Teresa on her 89th birthday.
This year’s recipient of the Galatea Award was Grazia Rutiglia and the Lupa di Roma Scholarship was awarded to Nina Anastasio. The luncheon concluded with door prizes, a 50/50 draw, a silent auction and the warm wish to “See you next year!”
Over the years the following women have received this award:
- Maria Rondinone- 2018
- Stella Mazza – 2017
- Cristina Campomanes – 2016
- Adriana Lombardini – 2014
- Alfina grande – 2013
- Josie Audino – 2012
- Silvana Catanese – 2011
- Rosa Alecci -2010
- Anna Dell’Acqua -2009
- Angela Luverà – 2008
- Rayleen DeLuca – 2007
- Josie Lucidi -2006
- Cristina Povoledo -2005
Coverage of the 2017 event from the Winnipeg Sun (click for larger image):
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Congratulations to the following Sisters who have received the Award of Merit, a national award received for “continuous and faithful service towards the betterment and preservation of the Order” for over twenty-five years of dedication to the Order Sons of Italy, La Lupa di Roma Lodge.
Pictured is Sandie Bueti, awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Grand Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy of Canada on the occasion of their national convention in May 2015 celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sons of Italy in Canada. (L to R): Joe Monachino, National President of Order of Sons of Italy of Canada, Sandie Bueti, Josie Cumbo, Past National President.
For this award, the woman selected must be a member of good standing of La Lupa di Roma Lodge, nominated by her fellow sisters by secret ballot.
Galatea Award has been presented to the following hard working volunteers:
|Past President||Julieta Petrelli|
|Orator||Caterina Bueti Sotiriadis|
|Trustees||Annette Di Rado-Raposo|
La Lupa Di Roma Lodge
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Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2L7