July 10, 2023

Greetings all,
Hopefully this finds you enjoying a peaceful summer, perhaps traveling, or staying right here while Seattle weather is (mostly) exquisite. Please take a moment to read this quick mailing, and note our first events of fall, which will be here before you know it!
A presto,
Joyce Ramee

1) Exchange Student needs host family

From Tony Barnett, with PAX Program of Academic exchange – Seattle schools and several surrounding districts are accepting exchange students.   David, age 16 from Italy, is described as motivated, active, open minded, calm, mature, honest, responsible, creative, sense of humor, interactive. His mother is a teacher and father is a manager. He has 1 older brother. He enjoys soccer, basketball, tennis, cooking, gardening, traveling. His faith background Christian, not active. If you are interested in hosting this young man, or with questions, email Tony Barnett.

2) In Memoriam

from Sam Ciapanna: “I am writing to report the death of one of our Dante members, Andy Camarda, on June 21, 2023.”
No other information was available — Condolences to Andy’s friends and family of behalf of the Dante Society.

Program Chairs Joan Tupper and Janet Lenart are working hard to line up interesting presenters for the coming season.
Save these dates and plan to participate!
September 13, 27; October 11, 25; November 8; December 13; March 13, 27; April 10, 24; May 8.
As always, our first meeting of the month is a presentation in English, our second, in Italian. English meetings are preceeded by a Pasta Dinner, lovingly prepared by prepared by Dante volunteers. Italian meetings begin with “antipasti e vino,” supplied by all who attend. Each presentation is advertised in advance and open to all. Reservations are needed for dinners, $8/person. December 13 is our annual Festa di Natale potluck, (which might have some special news this year, stay tuned!!) and April 10 is the Annual Meeting (with free Dinner).

*Unless otherwise advertised, all In-Person Meetings will take place at
St. Clement’s Church

1501 32nd Ave S., Seattle 98144


4) Volunteers still needed
Meeting set-up, audio visual needs, and cooks still welcome! email Joyce Ramee if you can help. Several of the dates above are still unassigned. Thanks! joyce@danteseattle.org

Watch for another update in August, with Language Program and local festival information. Felice Estate!!

Your 2023-2024 DAS Board of Directors
Joyce Ramee – President
Bruce Leone – Vice President
John Steedman – Secretary
Harry Reinert – Treasurer
Stacey Howe-Lott
Domenico Minotti
Houghton Lee
Janet Lenart, Program Co-Chair
Joan Tupper, Program Co-Chair
Cammie Enslow
Anastasia Frantsova
James Hoffman
Francesca Agnello
Judith Klayman
Dan DeMatteis, Past President
Giuseppe Tassone, Director, DAS Language Program

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