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2015 Gala

Gala fiamma

Gala and Casino Night

Saturday, June 13, 2015
6:00 p.m. Cocktail and Casino
7:30 p.m. Dinner and the Italian Flame Award Presentations
9:00 p.m. Entertainment and Dancing

Elegant Cocktail Attire

Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner Road
Houston, Texas 77024

ICCC-Logo The Italian Cultural & Community Center is a non-profit organization, established in 1982, whose mission is to advance, celebrate and preserve Italian culture and heritage for all Houstonians through educational, cultural and social programs. The proceeds from the Gala help support these multiple programs as well as the Center’s La Scuola d’Italiano (the Italian language school for adults and children); the scholarship fund and the preservation of the home of the Italian Cultural & Community Center which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a City of Houston Landmark.In honor of this year’s spotlight on law, a portion of this year’s proceeds will also benefit the Houston Volunteer Lawyer Program.

The following legal professionals, have been selected by members of the Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston to receive this year’s recognition:

Ms. Tina Maria Arkenberg Mr. Louis M. Ditta Mr. Michael B. Patronella
Mr. Giorgio Caflisch Mr. Gerami Anthony Granello Mr. Richard L. Petronella
Ms. Maria-Vittoria “Giugi” Carminati Honorable Diane M. Guariglia Mr. Claudio R. Roman
Mr. Michael J. Cenatiempo Mr. Louis Frank Gusemano Mr. Anthony P. Troiani
Mr. Paul J. Coselli Mr. Victor Longo Mr. John Tufano
Mr. Gary W. DeSerio Honorable David M. Patronella Mrs. Dominique Marshall Varner


More Information About the Honorees

Those of Italian descent share a unique and magnificent heritage that spans hundreds of years. It is a heritage that has roots in low, science, architecture, music, a staggering array of masterpieces and much more. We are blessed to bear the fruits of our ancestors’ labors and it is our individual responsibility to carry the torch that bears the flame of our cultural identity so that others can share in the culture and heritage that we cherish. This is why the mission of the Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston is to advance, celebrate and preserve Italian culture and heritage for all people regardless of ethnic origin.

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