It's my pleasure to say that one of our members, Lora, has stepped up to host the next meeting. I'm thrilled with this help in leadership. Grazie, Lora! Again, I'm happy to welcome the 15+ new members that have joined the group in the last month (can you believe it?!) and invite them warmly to attend the meetings. Please come show Lora your enthusiasm in practicing Italian together.
In addition, a teacher in the University of Minnesota in the Department of French and Italian has taken a lot of interest in connecting with our group. I'm including their 2 upcoming events here--please come to these as well!
Event #1: Thursday, Oct. 24, 8:30-10pm at Italian Language Night at the Punch Pizza located in the Stadium Village area near the U of M at the intersection of Oak Street and Washington Avenue. Faculty members will dress as table-attendants, call out food orders and numbers, and facilitate conversation at tables. Non U of M people are welcome and should come with the sole intention of practicing Italian.
Event #2: Friday, November 15, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Anderson Hall 370, U of M West Bank, Italian Culture Day, schedule coming soon.
Bravo! One of our first contacts outside the group. We will be building on similar contacts and sponsors. Please come next Thursday.