This Week In Range History

Dec 16, 2015 595

By Cindy Kujala

The first meeting of the Trentini Tirolesi del Minnesota, Stella del Nord was held on June 14, 1995. "We hold dear to our heritage, because we firmly believe that embracing our past enlivens our present and leads to a wonderful future," the club says. Today, 20 years later, the club continues to embrace its past.

Founders of the Trentini club, as it is referred to, were Iron Range residents Ernie Erspamer, Vince Gentilini, LoRetta Seppi, Mary Seppi, Rita Perry, Evelyn Kavlie and Claire Rupar. Today Claire is the only surviving founding member, but the club lives on with over 100 members who have ties to all regions of the province of Trento in northern Italy. 

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