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PoST-GAzE:rTE,JUNE lO, 2011 East Boston Social Centers Annual Meeting Dinner and Awards East Boston Social Centers Board of Directors. Seated, (left to right): Valerie Brauer, Leticia Rave, Sandra'Caggiano, Debra Cave, Patty Daly and Vilma Calderon. Standing, (left to right): Jim Caruso, Joe Tozza, Dom Caruso, Tom Tassinari, Christian Teja, Michael Sulprizio and Peter Scolaro. L to R: Dick Gavegnano, Chairman and CEO of EB Savings Bank with EB Social Centers Executive Director John F. Kelly The East Boston Social Centers hosted its Annual meeting to elect new Board members and give awards to deserving staff, volun- teers and community mem- bers. All current Officers and Board members were re-elected and new mem- ber James Caruso was in- ducted. Before the start of the formal event, the crowd was entertained by the pre-school children of the Jeffries Point Early Learning Child Care Center. Four awards were pre- sented by Executive Director John Kelly: The Community Spirit Award was presented to Dick Gavegnano and the East Michele D'Ambrosio and John Kelly The Social Centers pre- sented the Staff Recogni- tion Award, to Michele D'brosio, who has given many years of loyal and dedi- cated service to the Social Centers as Director of the four Early Learning Child Care Centers. Ellie La Monica was rec- ognized for her dedicated volunteer service in the se- nior program. Ellie has been volunteering for many years and is also the leader of the exercise group. Each year, the Social Centers welcomes John Kelly, Gloria DeVine with Ellie LaMonica. Boston Savings Bank for their continued support of the Social Centers and the community of East Boston. THE BETROTHED In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification You are cordially invited to attend the theatrical performance of "The Betrothed" on Saturday June 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM at Dante Alighieri Society Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Massimiliano Finazzer Flow, author and actor, plays a selection of the most significant chapters of the Italian novel "The Betrothed" by Alessandro Manzoni. He will be assisted by 6ilda Gelati, first .ilerina of the ballet team of the Teatro alia Scala, and by Elsa "'artignoni, violinist ol' the Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi of Milano, who plays music of Vincenzo Bellini, Niccol6 Paganini and Giuseppe ierdi. "'The Betrothed" (I promessi sposi)is apparently a love story. But what is the plot? In the seventeenth century beneath the moun- tains surrounding Lake Como in Northern Italy, a young couple on the eve of their wedding discovers that the local tyrant has de- signs on the girl. While famine and plague decimate an exploited and oppressed people, their story takes on Shakespearian over- tones. Lucia'becomes acquainted with the horrors of abduction and imprisonment, Renzo with the anguish of condemnation and exile. A happy ending? Possibly, But what is sure, the end of the plague, the young couple's marriage, and the merest hint of their later life inspired a whole nation to ask questions of its present and to imagine that a different future might be possible. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Call 617-876-5180 or log onto hundreds of volunteers who serve in many capacities that help program partici- pants and staff. The Pat Rosa Award, pre- sented in recognition of Board Member Pat Rosa's fundraising expertise, was presented to Jasmarie Morales, a 2-year-old from the Social Centers Central Ave Early Learning Child Care Center. Jasmarie was assisted in her fundraising by mom, Trina Torres. The Pat Rosa award has been presented each year to young people who show skills in fundraising. This year's presentation was particularly special because Pat passed away very un- expectedly in November. He would have been proud to present his award to young Jasmarie as he adored children. Dick Gavegnano, Chair- man of the Board and CEO of East Boston Savings Bank, pledged a $500 dona- tion to the Social Centers, in honor of Pat Rosa, who had also served on the East Boston Savings Bank Board. KIWANIS CLUB of EAST BOSTON TO HOLD DINNER Tuesday June 14 th, 6pm at Spinelli's GUEST SPEAKER: Treasurer and Receiver General Steven Grossman Steve Grossman brings to the office of Treasurer and Receiver General a family heritage of public service, a lifetime dedicated to helping others, and years of experi- ence as a hard-working busi- nessman with a sense of responsibility for the well- being of his colleagues and his community. He is committed to using the full potential of the Treasurer's office to protect the public's money, help cre- ate jobs, boost small busi- nesses and bring new stan- dards of transparency and disclosure to state govern- ment. Throughout his career he has had a commitment to recruiting, hiring and retain- ing the most qualified people, based on merit and that prin- ciple will guide his new ad- ministration. Steve has spent the last 35 years creating jobs, manag- ing money, dealing with crises and finding common- sense solutions to problems as CEO of Grossman Market- ing Group in Somerville, a 100-year-old, fourth-genera- tion family business. He grew the company's revenues eight-fold, entering new mar- kets and repositioning the company to meet the chal- EARN A SECOND INCOME Without going to a second job. Full training provided. Jeanne Carli-Ryan 978-270-0256 lenges of an evolving econ- omy: Steve knows what it's like to meet a payroll and to keep a business going in tough.times, and he brings that expertise and commit- ment to public office. He is a leading figure in numerous charitable organi- zations. Steve serves as a trustee of Project Bread, an advisory board member of the Women's Lunch Place, and chairs the advisory board of Cambridge College. He was a founding board mem- ber of Massachusetts Insti- tute for a New Common- wealth (MassINC), a former campaign chair of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and a founding board member of the Lenny Zakim Fund. As chairman of both the Massachusetts and national Democratic parties, Steve established a track record as a reformer and builder -- working aggressively to implement effective man- agement and financial con- trois while at the same time empowering more activists to participate in political life. He was elected Treasurer in 2010. Steve is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School. Steve is married to Dr. Bar- bara Wallace Grossman and they have three sons: David, Ben and Josh. For further information contact Marisa Di Pietro at 617-650-3442 mdipietro@ or Clark Moulaison: ebmains treets @verizon. net. Kciki t.hc Free Reiki Clinic ancl leiki 5hare Monday, June 15,2011 6-8pm MARINER'S HOUSE 11 North Square, Boston's North End 2  Floor Meeting Room RSVP: Maxine Bomstein, Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner 1-508-292-5258 Maxine@