The IACS Hosts 7th Annual Sportsmen Dinner on September 14 - State Representative Peter J. Lucido - Special Guest of Honor

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The Italian American Cultural Society will be hosting its annual Sportsmen’s Wild Game Dinner to benefit the Italian American Cultural Society Building Fund and Italian Scholarship program.

This year’s event will be at the Italian American Cultural Society Banquet & Conference Center at 43843 Romeo Plank Road on Thursday, on September 14. Ticket cost is $75/person; member tickets $70; or table of ten, $700. 

Guests will enjoy food prepared by Alex Lozovoj, Executive Chef and IACS General Manager, and will feature assorted wild game appetizers and meats such as wild boar sliders, grilled quail, elk sausage skewers, fried alligator, smoked wild salmon; smoked venison minestrone; salad; duck and cherry ravioli with port wine cream; Tuscan braised pheasant; rabbit cacciatore; venison medallions in a wild mushroom sauce; roasted tri color potato with dried figs and thyme; balsamic glazed potato and root vegetables; finishing with drunken pear and cranberry crostata for dessert.  The IACS will be conducting gun raffles and more.  To order prepaid Sportsmen’s dinner tickets, please call the IACS office, 586-228-3030, Ext. 15.

The IACS is proud and honored to announce that the Honorable Peter J. Lucido, State Representative for the 36th District in Macomb County, which includes the Townships of Shelby, Washington, Bruce, and the Village of Romeo, will be our special guest for the evening.  He is a lifelong resident of Macomb County and has lived in Shelby Township for more than 25 years.

He and his wife Ann Marie have been married for over 25 years and have three adult children, which he considers his family to be his greatest achievement. Rep. Lucido learned early on from his childhood and family upbringing that the perseveration of his Italian heritage and culture was vital as this was the bloodline of his ancestors. He and his wife have continued this legacy in their three children to preserve and protect their Italian traditions and values which have been passed on.

Representative Lucido serves as vice chair of the House Law & Justice Committee, as well as a member of the Tax Policy, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Financial Liability Reform committees. He earned an associate degree from Macomb Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Business from Oakland University, a master’s in Business from Central Michigan University and a Juris Doctor from Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University School of Law).

Representative Lucido has practiced law in Macomb County for 30 years, was the founder, president and managing partner of one of Macomb County’s largest law firms, and in 2017 received the Macomb County Bar Association’s second-ever Distinguished Public Service Award. He was also the founder and publisher of Macomb Now Magazine, and is currently the publisher emeritusAdditionally, he is a licensed attorney; insurance agent, realtor and security register representative.

Representative Lucido has been involved in the community as a member of the Knights of Columbus, Macomb County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Farm Bureau, Italian American Cultural Society, Italian American Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trustees for De La Salle Collegiate, Oakland University Presidents Council, Ambassador Club of St. Joseph Mercy Macomb (now known as Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals) and as a former board member for St. Joseph Mercy Macomb, to name only a few.

Lucido has decided the proceeds of the 7th Annual Sportsmen’s Wild Game Dinner will be donated to the Italian-American Cultural Center’s Building Fund. Lucido says “To preserve a strong Italian heritage and culture will continue a legacy to our children, grandchildren, and beyond. As a proud Italian-American, I know preserving and handing down our customs of faith, family, and food will ensure a strong foundation of principles will be provided to the generations to come” 

IACS Italian Education Scholarship Program Promoting Italian Language & Culture

The Italian American Cultural Society offers a wonderful opportunity for continuing middle school students (grades 5-8) to obtain a full year of Italian language at the Italian American Cultural Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. 

Scholarships Awarded:  Three IACS scholarships consisting of a full year of Italian education at the IACS (September – April).  The winners of scholarships will receive a Certificate towards continuing the Italian education classes at the Center.

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