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English Language Meeting – September 9, 2020
September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
When: September 9, 2020
Speaker: Domenico Minotti
Topic: “Festa Italiana” Quiz
A link will be emailed to the Dante Society Email list prior to the meeting. There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30.
Introductions – Joyce Ramée, President
Presentation – Domenico Minotti
For the past several years, Domenico Minotti (Nic) has been our quiz-maker for the Dante booth at the annual Festa Italiana at Seattle Center. Although Festa Italiana could not be held this year, Nic has prepared a fun quiz for our first English meeting of the program year on one of the most common Italian foods.
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 last year. The family spoke their dialect at home. Nick studied Italian at Columbia University and Perugia and got lots 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.