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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 22, 2010 Page5 AUGUSTA BOSTON CLUB HONORS JOSEPH MORELLO As Its 2009 Man of the Year Left to Right: Treasurer Giuseppe Lanzerotta, Past President Salvatore Pustizzi, Vice President Andrea Costa, Martha (Peluso) Morello, President Joseph Morello and Financial Secretary Victor Gabriello. At their annual Christmas Dinner Dance, the Augusta Boston Club members hon- ored their newly elected president, Joseph E. Morello with their distinguished "Man of the Year Award". This award is presented annually to a member who has willingly devoted his time and energy with dedi- cation and pride for the bet- terment and success of the Augusta Boston Club. In pre- senting the award, Vice President Andrea Costa stated "Since I approached him way back in 2004 when I was the president, and asked him if he would join the club, he hasn't stopped working. His dedication to the club, his ability to get things done, his ap- proach to coordinate with others, and his respect for the rules of fairness has been and is outstanding". Joseph has served on many Augusta Club committees such as cultural, festivities, scholarship, Festa di San Domenico, membership, Memorial Mass, nominat- ing, Bocce, and many others. The production of a yearly Augusta Boston Club calen- dar became his pet project, and with the assistance of Recording Secretary Fran- cesca Silvestro, it became a reality in 2007. As presi- dent, he hopes to introduce new programs that will help the Augusta Club to become more effective in its work of preserving the customs and traditions of their beloved Augusta, Sicily. Joseph Morello was born and brought up in Boston's West End. The West End was home to many immigrants from Europe and especially from Italy. Of the Italians who settled there, a large percentage came from the wonderful city of Augusta, Sicily. Forced from the West End by the redevelopment fiasco, the Morello family moved to West Medford. Jo- seph met and married Martha Peluso in 1962 and settled in West Medford where they raised three children. A need for more room and a desire to be closer to Joseph's work, prompted the Morello family to move to Tewksbury. As the children grew and went on their own, Joseph retired and together with Martha situated themselves in North Chelmsford. Joseph now found the time to become involved with an organiza- tion close to his heart, a club with roots to Augusta, Sicily, the Augusta Boston ClUb. Originally organized in 1936 as the Augusta Frater- nal Associates, the club was reorganized in 2002 as the Augusta Boston Club. They recently rewrote their Con- stitution to accept non- Augustanese as Associate Members. Their social and cultural goals remain the same, the preservation of customs and traditions, and the recognition of individu- als who are instrumental in promoting these ideals. The opportunity now presents itself for those individuals who so desire, to become in- volved with an exciting orga- nization and become part of something meaningful. Eastie Women C,00mect A committee of the East Boston Chamber of Com- merce (EWC) presents, MySpace, YouTube or Yelp, I Need Help. Market your business with social media on February 9, 2010 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM at 80 Border Street, East Boston. Learn from the experts, Marie Alesandro from Genius LLC, Tomeeka Farrington from Spotlight Communication, Samantha Hammer from BRA the City of Boston, Juliet DeVries Pyles from Audissey- Guides and Sarah Sergi from TummyToys. Join the committee of women for an evening of discovering the basics of social networking. All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei Bistro * Beer * Wine These women will make sense of it all or at least so it is not so intimidating. Please reserve your space by calling the Chamber at 617-569-5000. Insurance/ Inspector Millennium Information Services is looking for indepedent contractors to perform exterior residential property insurance inspections in a local territory. Earnings based on number of inspections you complete. Dlrect or related experience requlred. You will need the following items to begin: dependable vehicle, digital camera, measuring wheel and PC with high-speed internet access. To learn more about Millennium and to register online, please visit us at and register under property inspector on our employment page. EOE Burlington Sons of Italy's Continuing Culture Series Presents The Burlington Lodge of the Sons of Italy will proudly present the masterly key- boarding and vocals of the very talented Ferdlnando Argentl at the Burlington Public Library on Wednes- day evening, January 27 at 6:45 PM. This will be the twenty-third meeting of the Burlington Culture Series celebrating all aspects of the Italian and Italian-American culture. Monthly guest speakers of particular expertise will continue through May and into the fall. The search for discriminating and knowl= edgeable guest speakers continues unabated. Mr. Argenti, accomplished jazz pianist, keyboardist, vocalist and composer, a product of the University of Pisa, the Berklee School of Music and the Boston Bel Canto Opera, will offer a variety of his renditions of well known Italian artists such as Sinatra, Bocelli, Pavarotti as well as his own compositions. Mr. Argenti's evening in Burlington will shortly be followed with an evening of music on February 20 where he will play and entertain at the Crestview in Woburn in celebration of a Carnevale Veneziano dinner/dance/entertainment. He is an excep- tional young Italian musician who gives celebration of his Italian heritage with his music. This is a performance not to be missed! The January 27 performance is open to the public, free of charge. Refresh- ments to follow. For Carnevale Veneziano tickets contact P. Moreno at morenosp@verizon, net. Please check our website for information on our con- tinuing monthly culture series and other lodge events: www. burlingtonsonsofitaly, org LUCIA RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional Italian Cuisine Donato Fraflaroli 415 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 617.367.2353 -- Open for Lunch and Dinner Daily -- Private dining rooms for any occasion , . - .