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CONDENSING INFORMATION Dear Members of the Italian Club, we hope that you find this Bulletin a valuable source of information. However, as communication media have been gearing more and more toward fast and instantaneous information, we decided to change the format of our bulletin. From this time on, those of you who are interested in more extensive readings may click on the url’s provided below, which will redirect you to our club’s website.
IN THIS BULLETIN Our Next Meeting Something to Ponder, by George Carlin La Canzone Italiana, by AGP Language, Food and Door Policy Hosting Ciancia
LA CANZONE ITALIANA Alla ricerca delle vere gemme come Paoli, Lauzi, Tenco, Battisti/Mogol, Dalla, De Gregori, De Andre', Guccini, Gaber, e Pino Daniele, ma anche di interpreti del calibro di Mina e Ornella Vanoni, questo articolo percorre un breve giro della canzone italiana degli anni settanta e ottanta, tracciandone le origini, dalla romanza e la canzone napoletana, fino quello che e' da tutti considerato come l'apogeo della poesia in musica e della canzone d'autore. AGP. Se vi interessasse leggerlo, andate su questa pagina!
SOMETHING TO PONDER ABOUT: by George Carlin Speaking of art, I recall something that George Carlin wrote a few years ago about the state of our civilization. “The paradox of our time in history” he wrote ”is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. Those who want to read the entire piece may click here.
OUR LANGUAGE POLICY Ciancia has been evolving into a large group where people come for the unique, convivial atmosphere of our gathering, in order to meet people who are interested in the rich culture and heritage of Italy, and improve their use and knowledge of the Italian language. Our original mission, which is to cultivate the use of the language, has been slightly altered in the process, or perhaps set aside by the more emergent need to get together, relax, and not worry much about not speaking perfect Italian, perhaps wanting to get some tips about a summer tour of Tuscany. It’s all good folks, as long as you bear in mind that the reason why we founded our club in the first place is to practice and cultivate the Italian language. We hope that our appeal strikes a chord in you and invites you to make an effort to speak Italian at our meetings.
FOOD POLICY We would like to inform our guests and dear members that Ciancia is not able to provide for dinner for everyone in attendance, so we suggest eating a light meal before you head to our events. Because the food is often donated by the host or hostess, and by some of our cooking members (who randomly decide to cook for an event), the amount of food is unpredictable. So, please remember that whatever edibles we provide are meant as a pairing to the wine and the conversation, not as a full meal. Please, be considerate of other members by helping yourself to small portions, and by keeping your focus on the conversation. Grazie!
DOOR POLICY Our door policy is simple: you either pay $10 at the door or bring a bottle of Italian wine of equivalent value. This is not just a matter of sustaining the quality of what we drink, as it is a matter of class. We do not have the energy or the desire to patrol this aspect at the door. However, we expect adherence to our policies. When empty-handed or in doubt about which wine to get, a $10 door contribution is preferred and much appreciated. Want to save big? Buy a 2013 door pass for $40 – it will get you in free for the remainder of the year.
HOSTING CIANCIA If you would like to host Ciancia but are not sure if you have what it takes to be a host, you may want to visit our website page, where we have assembled a checklist of things you need to check before you make a decision. Thank you for considering to supporting us!
WHO MAKES CIANCIA POSSIBLE? Ciancia is brought to you by an outstanding Steering Committee of accomplished professionals, each one bringing to the table amazing expertise in communication and event production. This is entirely a team of volunteers, all strong believers in the great rewards of social interaction, intellectual curiosity, diversity and cultural engagement. We admit new committee members on a regular basis. If you think that you have the drive and the time to take over one of the numerous responsibilities, which make Ciancia possible, please step forward.
Here is our current roster: Arturo Giancarlo Pirrone, President Tony Pelliccia, Door-reception coordinator Francesco Scordato, Facebook and Internet interface Alexandra Salivia, writer, Editor in Chief Nelson Salivia, IT technical services Daniele Goffredo Gonzales, website design Stefania Cappelli, Event coordinator Roberto Napoli, IT technical services Alessio Medda – Special Events Leigh Ann Williams – Door and Special Events Gigi D’Arienzi – Chef, Event Catering Nadia La Mantia, Reporter
QUESTIONS, IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS, ARTICLES? Most questions regarding the format of our meetings are answered at our website at www.ciancia.org <http://www.ciancia.org> If you have other questions, or if you are trying to contact anyone in our organization for ideas, forthcoming cultural events, for hosting an event, advertising or, for publishing relevant material or articles which are related to the Italian culture you may contact us at
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