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Women’s Day 2018 Celebrations

Thanks to all who guests celebrated International Women’s Day on Saturday 10 March with a fabulous Morning Tea Event at Victoria Park.
The event was a great way to celebrate women and their many efforts in our community. The celebration was hosted by Channel 7 Presenter and Journalist, Rosanna Natoli. Each guest enjoyed a fashion parade, with a live runway show sponsored by Petrol Boutique – Paddington, raffle prizes and a lovely ‘girl’s day out’.

The Details
Event: International Women’s Day Morning Tea
Time and Date: Saturday 10 March 2018, 10.30am – 2.30pm
Where: Victoria Park Golf Complex, Herston Road, HERSTON
Tickets: $65

Community Concert – Alfio, Music, Prizes and Panettone

Co.As.It. Community Services was excited to celebrate its 11th Community Concert on Saturday 25 November at the Old Museum at Bowen Hills.
This year, over 300 guests welcomed international performer Alfio to the stage for a mesmerizing solo performance accompanied by incredible vocals, comedy, and classic piano ballads. Held under the patronage of the Italian Consulate for Queensland and Northern Territory, the event also featured a special Broadway performance from Vavachi Entertainment, with soprano Gabrielle Jack and tenor Roger Davy giving new life to all-time favourites from musicals like Phantom of the Opera and Cats.

From left: Co.As.It. Director Dina Ranieri, Hon. Teresa Gambaro, Italian Consul for Qld and NT Dott. Ludovico Carlo Camussi, President of Com.It.Es. Mariangela Stagnitti, Co.As.It. President Cav. Nereo Brezzi.

Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon, TV personality Damien Anthony Rossi, welcomed distinguished guests including Italian Consul for Qld and NT, Dott. Ludovico Carlo Camussi, President of Com.It.Es Mariangela Stagnitti and Hon Teresa Gambaro. After a stellar first act from Vavachi entertainment, the live show continued with the main act for the afternoon, all the way from New York, Emmy nominee Alfio. Amongst applause and laughter, the guests sung along to much loved Italian classics, with Alfio’s unique talent shining through every performance. During intermission audience members were treated to an array of Italian traditional sweets and biscuits, generously donated by Gerbino’s Pasticceria.

 

 

 

 

 

Alfio later returned to the stage for the final act of his performance, followed by the much anticipated drawing of the raffle. Our generous raffle sponsors this year included, Touring Abruzzo by Luciana Masci, Basile Imports, KM Smith Funeral Director, Councillor Norm Wyndham and Dendy Cinemas. Six lucky winners walked away with gourmet gift hampers and vouchers.
The event concluded under the historic entry doors of the Old Museum with traditional panettone and a glass of prosecco, generously donated by Italiquore Brands Internationale.

 

 

 

 

 

Each year Co.As.It. is excited to give something back to its community members, bringing forth a joyous start to the festive season. We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support, and all Co.As.It. staff who contributed to a successful event.

If you would like to know more about our sponsors, please click on the links below:

  • Italiquore Brands Internationale. Website: http://italiquore.com.au/
  • Gerbino’s Pasticceria. Website: http://www.gerbinos.com.au/
  • Touring Abruzzo by Luciana Masci – For 13 years now Luciana Masci, director of Touring Abruzzo has been sharing her passion for Italy with many wonderful guests.

    For those who dream of taking a trip to Italy and seeing all that ‘The Boot’ of Europe has to offer, there are Italy tours to suit everyone at Touring Abruzzo. Our small group tours of Italy stand out from the rest for their authentic, locally-connected guides and insider knowledge as well as the many experiences and locations we visit. For your next Italy trip, consider these undiscovered gems of central and southern Italy – Abruzzo, Puglia, Basilicata, Marche and Molise regions.
    It is truly the ITALY YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR…Learn more about Touring Abruzzo’s range of tour departures, private tours and heritage/genealogy services: www.touringabruzzo.com. 

  • K.M. Smith Funeral Directors – We think of Everything. K.M. Smith is and always has been a 100% Australian family owned firm providing a caring, traditional, and surprisingly affordable funeral service built upon strong family values. We have served Queensland families in their hour of need for 6 generations. Website: http://www.kmsmith.com.au/

  • Councillor for McDowall Ward, Norm Wyndham. Website: http://www.normwyndham.org/
  • Basile Imports – Choose the Best, We Do. Basile Imports has built its reputation on this company motto to become a successful importer of Italian fine food and wine in Australia.
    Website: http://www.basile.com.au
  • Dendy Cinemas, Portside. Website: https://www.dendy.com.au/cinemas/portside
  • Flora Di Lizio – very generous community member

Seniors’ Week Celebration

Last Wednesday 23 August, Co.As.It. was proud to celebrate this year’s Seniors’ Week with a luncheon event at the Tavernetta Function Centre at Carseldine. With the support of COTA, Co.As.It. was happy to share and recognise the many contributions made by seniors in our communities, helping to improve community attitudes towards older people and aging.

On arrival guests had the chance to mingle and catch up with old friends before the start of the event. Italian tunes filled the room as entertainers Walter Morellato and Cathy Drummond began prepping for their 2 Timing performance. After initial speeches from Co.As.It. President, Cav. Nereo Brezzi and Co.As.It. Director Dina Ranieri, guests where moved by the words of a Co.As.It. client who was kind enough to share his story and gratitude for the help and support Co.As.It was able to provide in his greatest time of need. The heartfelt speech resonated with many of the guests and staff.

After a delightful buffet lunch it was time for our inspirational guest speaker, Beverley Rilatt-Richardson who shared with us that ‘Age is no barrier to happiness’. Beverley spoke about her inspiring journey starting out as a welfare worker, and her many achievements including being the oldest contestant on the first Australian reality TV show ‘The Mole’, and starting her own business at the age of 68. Her journey was inspiring to many, showing our community that age is no barrier.

Walter Morellato and Cathy Drummond later entertained guest on the dance floor with timeless hits and some old Italian favourites. It was a delight to see community members enjoying a good dance.

 

 

 

 

 

The drawing of the raffle had many guests excited with 2 scrumptious gift baskets up for grabs from The Little Shop at Virginia, as well as a beauty voucher from Lynne Pai Beauty at Carseldine and two $250 photography vouchers from Deep Grey Photography. The prizes didn’t stop there though, with one lucky winner from each table walking away with a special lucky door prize.

Co.As.It. would like to thank all the sponsors for their generous donations and support as well as our guest speaker Beverley Rilatt-Richardson. We would also like to extend a special thank you to COTA for supporting our event.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our Sponsors
COTA  http://www.cota.org.au/australia/
The Little Shop http://www.acitgroup.com.au/the-little-shop/
Lynne Pai Beauty – Carseldine
Deep Grey Photography  http://www.deepgrey.com/