American Italian Federation of the Southeast elects Charles Marsala President, plans for 2020 Convention

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On September 21, 2019 member organizations of AIFEDSE elected Charles E. Marsala President, reviewed current Italian Heritage & Cultural projects, and evaluating March 21st, 2020 for a convention. Marsala heritage is 100% Sicilian with his great grandparents coming from Salaparuta, Cefalu, Contessa Entellina, and Palermo. Three Marsalas: Giuseppe, Francisco, and Nicolo are listed as founding members of the Contessa Entellina Society in the 1880s.

2019 Contessa Entellina 133rd Anniversary Banquet at Chateau Estates Country Club in Kenner. Left to right: Charles Marsala, Tim Walker, Sal Serio, Pete Lamanna, Kevin Centanni, Claude Todaro, Joe Battaglia, Ralph Abraham, Dianne Abraham, Philip Capitano Marsala’s paternal grandfather Charles Vincent Marsala Sr. was instrumental in forming the Progressive Men’s Clubs for Italians in Northeast Louisiana in the 1930s.

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SOURCE: American Italian Federation of the Southeast

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