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VISIT TO THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY IN MT GAMBIER, AT 450 KILOMETERS FROM ADELAIDE

Date:

03/22/2007


 VISIT TO THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY IN MT GAMBIER, AT 450 KILOMETERS FROM ADELAIDE
The Italian Consul, dott. Tommaso Coniglio, was happy to attend the Gala dinner of the Italo-Australian Club in occasion of the unveiling of the "President's Wall" depicting the Club's 13 former Presidents. The Comites President, Cav. Vincenzo Papandrea, accompanied the Consul.

Founded in 1967, the Italo-Australian Club in one of the oldest and proudest Italian clubs in South Australia. The club was built through a great effort of the entire Community, and by a small grant by the Italian Government. The Mt. Grambier Italian Community has succeeded in keeping the Italian spirit alive in a city located over 450 kilometers from Adelaide.

In his speech, the Consul commended the ex-presidents and the club members for the long and successful history of the Club.  He wished them a long future, exhorting them to get the young generations envolved as much as possible.

The Consul said that he considers it his duty to visit the Italian Communities outside (and often very far away) from Adelaide, and he promised a new visit in the near future, together with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Education Department of the Consulate.

The Consul and Cav. Papandrea gave the Club's President, John Zaccardo, a wooden plaque to remember the visit.


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