November 2022

     SICE inaugurated its 2022-23 season with an elegant dinner dance at the Palm Aire Country Club on November 17th.  In the words of William Shakespeare, it proved to be "A hit! A palpable hit! " By all tangible indicators, more than sixty attendees enjoyed a grand time thanks in no small measure to the efforts of our event directors, Susan, Brenda, and Fran.


     Good will and camaraderie reigned throughout the evening with particular help from Board members, Paolo and Eileen.  Not to be outdone, Dr. Joe Polizzi, Board Member Emeritus, regaled us with his piano wizardry during the opening cocktail hour.  Speaking of musical entertainment, we were all charmed by the efforts of Tony Di Bianca and His Virtual Band as he serenaded us first with his accordion and later as "Deejay Extraordinaire."


     All in all, it was such a delightful way to begin our season.  We now look forward to reuniting once again with our constituents as we proceed through the year ahead.  Our next offering will feature our Past President and current Treasurer, Dr. Rosanne Martorella, along with Board member, Mary Maresco, delivering a presentation on World War II and Italy at the Selby Library on December 6th.  Please turn to the events page on this website and register for all our upcoming programs if you have not already done so.  All of you continue to be so graciously supportive of our efforts to promote Italian culture here in Sarasota.  Grazie!


     On behalf of our entire Executive Board, I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and all the peace and joy of the Christmas Holiday Season.


Con Affetto, 


Joe Morra, SICE President