FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: John Viola, Chief Operating Officer, National Italian American Foundation, Dr. Daniel Stabile, President, National COPILAS, Italian Ambassador to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, and Dr. John Calvelli, Executive Vice-President National Wildlife Conservation Society.
DR. MIZZA AND JUSTICE ALITO
HALL OF FAME INDUCTION, ATLANTIC CITY, MAY 2012
NATIONAL COPILAS GALA HONORS THE AMBASSADOR OF ITALY TO THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR GIULIOMARIA TERZI DI SANT' AGATA AT BLACK TIE GALA ON APRIL 2, 2011 WITH EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP AWARD
LEFT TO RIGHT: FR. LIDIO TOMASI, PASTOR OF HOLY ROSARY CHURCH, ANITA MCBRIDE, MASTER OF CEREMONIES, AMBASSADOR TERZI, DR DANIEL STABILE, PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL COPILAS, MRS. MONICA STABILE AND ARCHBISHOP PIETRO SAMBI, APOSTOLIC DELEGATE AND PAPAL NUNCIO TO THE UNITED STATES.
Dr. Stabile Challenged the Italian-American Organizations at the Gala with the following statement:
"Are we going to be the remembered by our grandchildren and beyond as the generation of Italian Americans permitting the demise of the Italian Language and culture, such at the AP Examination, diminishing enrollments and programs in our American schools, cultural centers and our families values or are we going to move forward with all the intestinal fortitude and gumption necessary preserving our cultural values, customs and traditions, and be remembered as the generation that met the call to action and preserved our language and culture? Without equivocation, we will do what ever it takes to make it happen. In the words of Charlie Chaplin , comedian, 'you ain't seen or heard nothing yet' We are moving forward and responding!"