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The Dante Alighieri Society of Denver Announces the First Annual Donne di Merito Awards Recipients
The Dante Society of Denver has long acknowledged the contributions and achievements of Italian and Italian-American women to society as a whole. In March, International Women’s Month, the Dante Society selected two outstanding donne di merito, (women of merit) who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments that have contributed to the promotion, maintenance and preservation of the Italian culture.
The contemporary winner is Roberta Waldbaum.
The historical winner is Genevieve Fiore (1912-2002).
Read their stories in the April Notiziario.
APRIL CULTURAL MEETING: Friday, April 9, 2021, 7:30 p.m. Via ZOOM
Panel Discussion on Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church’s 125-year history featuring:
- Dominic Dezzutti, Station Manager PBS12 and producer of A North Side Story.
- Father Hugh Guentner, OSM, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
- Crystal Peccia, Pastoral Assistant and religious education director.
- Fran Daly, Historian.
On Sunday, May 2, at 12 pm our Society is planning to meet in person for a spring awards luncheon at the Mount Vernon Canyon Club. This will be our first opportunity to be together in good company in a lovely venue. We will recognize the 2021 recipients of the Donne di Merito Awards and enjoy a musical program. Details and the registration form are in this Notiziario. You may register and pay online.
Otherwise, download and complete the form and return it (must be received before Apr 24, and plan to join us that day.
Curious about Dante Alighieri?
Italy Establishes National Dante Day
Among the greatest poets of Italian and world literature, Dante was born in Florence in 1265, and died in exile in Ravenna in 1321. His tomb is still in Ravenna. It was during exile that Dante composed his greatest work, The Divine Comedy, his vision of the afterlife where references to myth, history and scripture serve to comment on the politics and political figures of his day.