Pubblichiamo quanto ricevuto da Joe Gardella dei Liguri in California che salutiamo con fraterno affetto unitamente al grande Richard Cuneo a cui va sempre il nostro pensiero ed il nostro riconoscimento per quanto ha sempre fatto per i Liguri nel Mondo con la speranza di incontrarli entrambi alla Festa dell’Emigrante di Favale di Malvaro (Genova) quando sarà definita la data che al momento resta sospesa per ovvie ragioni.
Ligure Club of Oakland California
Celebrates 85th Anniversary
The Ligure Club of Oakland California, one of the oldest and longest Ligurian Organizations celebrated its 85th Anniversary on November 16, 2019.
The organization was founded on the evening of January 27, 1933 when the 13 original founders, immigrants from the Region of Liguria, Italy met at the home of the club’s first secretary Giulio Biggi, elected its first officers and then under the original founding name of the Genova Club (later changed to the Ligure Club), set out to organize, finance and construct one of the most ambitious and versatile Italian American Organizations of its time. On December 4, 1934 they opened its doors for the first time and saw the realization of their dreams and fulfillment of their plans. They had established a spectacular new Italian American Center a place where the finest of the Ligurian Festivals and Traditions could be preserved and perpetuated.
Chairman Joseph Brignole welcomed a capacity attendance to honor the memories of Founders, Biggi, Banchero, Cademartori, Casazza, Costa, Corsiglia, Figone, Gelso, Ginocchio, Mangini, Reggiardo and Rettagliata.
Their leadership continues to serve as a source of inspiration to the membership.
Joining the celebration were representatives from every Italian American Organization of the Bay Area including West Coast Governor of the Associazione Liguri Nel Mondo, Richard Cuneo
Photo – left to right:
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Richard Cuneo – West Coast Governor , Associazione Liguri Nel Mondo
Guido Perego – President of San Francisco Italian American Athletic Club
Joanne Rettagliata Parenti (Rovegno) – Past President of Ligure Women’s Auxiliary
Vince Capizzo – Ligure Club President
Joseph Brignole (Borzonasca) – Chairman, Past President of Ligure Club and Associazione Liguri nel Mondo of San Francisco