The chairperson of Dante Alighieri Society of WA, Alessandro Vero, was interviewed on 17/10/19 by Ada Guglielmino at Radio Fremantle 107.9 (Hashtag Italia) talking about the role of DASWA in our community, the Italian School, the new management of the association and our next Serata Culturale.
Alessandro Vero will be a guest on the show every third Thursday of the month.
You can listen the full interview here: http://18.104.22.168:8001//shows_this_week/thu-17_00.mp3
Alessandro Vero and Rino Pellone, Chairperson and Secretary of DASWA
At the Special General Meeting held on Friday 26 July a new Management Committee was elected. As per Constitution the Management Committee consists of:
- the office holders of the Association (chairperson, deputy chairperson, secretary, treasurer); and
- not less than five and no more than seven ordinary committee members.
The new Committee was elected unopposed. The following are the new office holders of the Association:
Chairperson: Dr Alessandro Vero
Deputy Chairperson: Mr Giovanni Rossi
Secretary: Mr Rino Pellone
Treasurer: Mr Giuseppe Luna
The following are the maximum seven ordinary committee members:
Mr Raffaele Basini
Ms Margherita Cavani
Mr Gabriele Campani
Mrs Patrizia Targa
Mr Eros Nardin
Mr Luca Iovino
Mrs Imma Pellone
(from the left) Giuseppe Luna (treasurer), Luca Iovino (committee member), Imma Pellone (committee member) Rino Pellone (secretary), Patrizia Targa (committee member ), Alessandro Vero (chairperson), Eros Nardin (committee member), Gabriele Campani (committee member), Raffaele Basini (committee member), Giovanni Rossi (vice chairperson).
Margherita Compani not in the photo. She was overseas when the photo was taken.
A bio of the office holders and committee members can be found here
In 1929, Francesco Vanzetti, an idiosyncratic and popular Venetian, offered the first courses in Italian. This was the first appointment of a lecturer in Italian in any Australian university.
Francesco Vanzetti was also one of the first presidents of Dante Alighieri Society of WA.
This lecture series, supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and by Italian Studies in the UWA School of Humanities, celebrates aspects of Italian language and culture, past and present.
The lectures are free and more info can be found here.