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September 11, 2019 English Language Meeting
September 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dante Alighieri Society English Language Meeting Dominic Minotti Dominico Minotti Famous Women of Italian Descent Kicking off this year’s schedule will be a presentation by Domenico Minotti (Nick) on “Famous Women of Italian Descent”. This will be the basis for this year’s Festa Italiana quiz that Nick has been creating for the past few years to use at our booth. For Festa, reference information will be available to help visitors pick the woman who fits the description. The names of folks with successful entries (8 out of 10) will be entered into a drawing for a free dinner at one of our Dante events. The September 11 presentation for Dante, however, will be a straightforward talk about these 10 women, 6 well known, 2 less known and 2 probably new to most Dante members. In the late 1920s, Nick’s parents emigrated from Sant’Angelo, Limosano, a small hilltop town in Molise. The population at that time was about 1000 but is now 345 as Nick learned on a visit this summer. The family spoke their dialect at home. Nick studied Italian at Columbia University and Perugia and gotlots of practice while on Fulbright study grants in Milan in the mid 60’s.Nick returned to the states and to his first love, medicine, at Georgetown University and came to Seattle in 1976 to work at the US Public Health Hospital on Beacon Hill, better known as the Marine Hospital. He and his father Pasquale would attend Dante meetings back then but took a break until retirement a few years ago. Nick serves as a Consigliere for our Dante group.