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Save the Date for the ICCC’s Rekindle the Flame Gala and Auction

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Save the Date for September 8, 2012!

The tradition that began in 2003 continues in 2012 to honor the life-long achievements of individuals of Italian descent who exemplify character, leadership, community service and most of all the Italian Spirit. The 2012 Rekindle the Flame Gala and Auction will take place on Saturday, September 8th at the Hilton Houston Post Oak.

This year the distinguished honoree is Ken Aspromonte, who exemplifies his Italian heritage through his commitment to the community both locally and nationally. Ken is a former MLB player and field manager, a member of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Board of Directors serving as chair of the Foundation’s fund development committee, vice president for the southwest region, which includes our Houston area community. He was honored in 2011 when inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF). In addition to his national service to his Italian-American heritage, Ken also served as a Board of Director for the Federation of Italian American Federation of Greater Houston (now known at the ICCC).

Ken’s focus as the honoree is the growth of the ICCC and his ability to reach out to those who are not familiar with what the Houston Italian-American community has to offer. He is energetic and enthusiastic to make this Gala a successful and enjoyable event.

Save the date for September 8, 2012 to attend the Rekindle the Flame Gala at the Hilton on Post Oak. For your dining and dancing pleasure entertainment is provided by Eclipse Band and Orchestra who has provided the highest quality variety music and entertainment throughout Texas and the U.S. since 1977. There is also an amazing Silent and Live auction to entice the shopper in you while you sip on the complimentary Bellini’s being served during the cocktail hour.
More details will follow in future issues of LaVoce and on the ICCC website.

Now you can BID on the Live and Silent Auction items BEFORE the Gala! To bid or view the items online, please click here.

The ICCC and IACC Sponsor a Turn Out Crowd for the Italian National Rugby Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Italian Cultural & Community Center and Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Host Reception for the Italian National Rugby Team

HOUSTON—July 3, 2012: The Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) and Italy – America Chamber of Commerce (IACC) in cooperation with the Consul General of Italy in Houston and the Committees for Italians Abroad (Com.It.Es), hosted a reception to honor the Italian National Rugby Team Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the ICCC before they faced the USA National Rugby Team at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday, June 23. The ICCC and IACC sponsored a true turn out crowd for the rugby match at BBVA Compass Stadium with over 200 attendees.

The reception was graciously underwritten by Arcodoro Restaurant, Carmelo’s Ristorante Italiano, Harris County – Houston Sports Authority, Prestigious Event Rentals, Quattro Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel, Sunbelt Imports, Inc., Truewine, Thorntree and Imola Ceramica. The Italian Cultural & Community Center is a 501c3 whose mission is to preserve, celebrate and advance Italian culture and heritage. The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, also a 501c3, fosters trade relations between Italy and the USA.

For further information on the reception or any of the Italian Cultural & Community Center’s multiple programs and offerings, please contact Tiziana Triolo, Program Development Director, at 713-524-4222 extension 7.