Businessman and philanthropist Vito John Germinario, was recently honored by The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, at its 89th Annual Past Presidents Night Gala, as the 2018 Man of the Year. Germinario, is the President and Co-owner of GPR, Inc., a commercial glazing company and LGV Group LLC, a commercial real estate development company.  He is a...

“But what brings us here tonight, is what we all have in common . . . successful business men, dedicated public servants and men of God….is the desire to in whatever way possible, make the world a better place. To give back to our fellow man and to our God the recognition of how appreciative we are for our successes. How grateful we are to be part...

Continuing the 89th years-old tradition, Lido Civic Club President Thomas Regnante, passed the gavel to newly elected President Vincenzo “Enzo” Fragomeni at the recent Lido Civic Club Past Presidents Night Gala. Enzo, whose term begins on January 1, 2019, is a proud first generation Italian-American whose parents both emigrated from Italy. His fath...

Congratulations to the 2018 Lido Civic Club Scholarship winners! At a reception held last Wednesday June 21, at the Italian Embassy, the Chair of the Lido Civic Club Scholarship Committee, Francesco Isgro, officially announced the winners of a total of $60,000 in scholarships. The talented young scholarship winners are: Domenic Allegra, Bridget Bag...

At its 88th Anniversary and Past Presidents Gala, the Lido Civic Club honored as its Man of the Year local businessman and philanthropist John DePaola. Lido bestowed its National Public Service Award on public servant Ronald Vitiello. DePaola is the CEO of Long Roofing and the founder, with his wife Jill, of the Bo DePaola Family Foundation in memo...

John DePaola President & CEO Long Fence and Home, LLLP has been selected as the Lido Civic Club 2017 Man of the Year. DePaola and wife Jill, founded the Bo DePaola Family Foundation in memory of their son Bo DePaola. The foundation’s mission is to break the stigma of mental illness with education and guidance. Through partnerships with Anne Arundel...

The Boys and Girls Club of Massena recently received $4,450 from the Massena Italian American Civic Organization. The MIACA celebrated their 100th anniversary. To mark the occasion, they asked the Cornwall Italian/Canadian Civic Association to join forces and host a fundraiser dinner with all of the proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Clubs in their...

Congratulations to the 2017 Lido Civic Club Scholarship winners! Francesco Isgro, Chair of the Lido Civic Club Scholarship Committee, announced the winners of a total on $60,000 in scholarships at the Sixth Annual Scholarship Awards Presentations held at the Italian Embassy. The scholarship winners are: Domenic Allegra, Bridget Bagileo, Ethan Casse...

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce that it has selected Ron Vitiello, Chief of U.S. Border Patrol within the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection, to receive its 2017 Public Service Award. This award will be presented at the annual Lido Past Presidents Night Gala on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at...

The Lido Civic Club of Washington D.C. is pleased to announce that it will grant an award of $2,225 to the Casa Italiana Language School/Ente Gestore, to help support and promote the continuation of the AP Italian Language & Culture exam.   The grant will be used by the Ente Gestore to award $89, the fee for taking the AP Italian Languag...