Party Watch

Legal eagles of Italian descent play their cards right at black-tie casino bash

Legal eagles of Italian descent play cards right at casino bash

Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Rosalie Ingenthron and Margaret Bannon 2015 Gala Co-Chair
Rosalie Ingenthron and Gala Co-Chair Margaret Bannon. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Julie Mastroianni, Marco Ciprian and John Mastroianni
Julie Mastroianni, from left, Marco Ciprian and John Mastroianni. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Dee Avioli 2015 Gala Co-Chair, 2015 ICCC President Joanna Palasota, the Honorable Consul General of Italy Elena Sgarbi
Gala Co-Chair Dee Avioli, from left, 2015 ICCC President Joanna Palasota and the Honorable Consul General of Italy Elena Sgarbi. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Patrizia Papi, Tina Arkenberg, Greg Ramsey, Chris Minaugh, Paolo Papi
Patrizia Papi, from left, Tina Arkenberg, Greg Ramsey, Chris Minaughand Paolo Papi. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Dana and Juan Harris
Dana and Juan Harris. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Claudio and Anna Roman
Claudio and Anna Roman. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Adalgisa Marshall, Mike Marshall, Dominique Marshall Varner and Sandra Celli Harris
Adalgisa Marshall, from left, Mike Marshall, Dominique Marshall Varner and Sandra Celli Harris. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Mitti and Dough Meyers
Mitti and Dough Meyers. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Giulia and Walter Viali
Giulia and Walter Viali. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 2015 Italian Flame Award Recipients
2015 Italian Flame Award Recipients. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Flame Awards
Italian Flame Awards. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Guests enjoying the Gala's Casino Night
Guests enjoying the ICCC Gala's Casino Night. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Rosalie Ingenthron and Margaret Bannon 2015 Gala Co-Chair
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Julie Mastroianni, Marco Ciprian and John Mastroianni
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Dee Avioli 2015 Gala Co-Chair, 2015 ICCC President Joanna Palasota, the Honorable Consul General of Italy Elena Sgarbi
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Patrizia Papi, Tina Arkenberg, Greg Ramsey, Chris Minaugh, Paolo Papi
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Dana and Juan Harris
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Claudio and Anna Roman
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Adalgisa Marshall, Mike Marshall, Dominique Marshall Varner and Sandra Celli Harris
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Mitti and Dough Meyers
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Giulia and Walter Viali
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 2015 Italian Flame Award Recipients
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Flame Awards
Italian Culture and Community Center Gala 2015 Guests enjoying the Gala's Casino Night

What: The Italian Cultural & Community Center annual Flame Awards gala.

Where: The Westin Memorial City Hotel.

The 411: Eighteen Italian-Americans and Italians who have distinguished themselves in the legal field were honored at the black-tie casino night bash. Margaret Bannon and Dee Avioli chaired the dinner/dance gala where special guest was Honorable Consul General of Italy Elena Sgarbi.

Proceeds from the fundraiser support ICCC programs and preservation of ICCC headquarters, Milford House, on the National Register of Historic Places. Key players in the evening included Joanna Palasota, 2015 ICCC president; Ray Miller, ICCC executive director; and Tiziana Triolo, ICCC director of programs and marketing.

Who: Award recipient Tina Maria Arkenberg, Giorgio Caflisch, Michael J. Cenatiempo, Paul J. Coselli, Maria-Vittoria “Giugi” Carminati, Gary W. DeSerio, Louis M. Ditta, Anthony Granello, Judge Diane M. Guariglia, Louis Frank Gusemano, Victor Longo, Judge David M. Patronella, Michael B. Patronella, Richard L. Petronella, Claudio R. Roman, Anthony P. Troiani, John Tufano and Dominique Marshall Varner.