2018, New members:

Glenda Bacca

Glenda Bacca is a retired special education teacher living in Turlock,
California. Glenda was born in Raton, New Mexico and raised in Albuquerque to a Trentino father and Piemontese mother. Glenda’s father passed away when she was only 5. She only recently discovered she was of Trentino origin. Her Bacca and Martinelli grandparents immigrated to Raton from Rumo in the Val di Non. Glenda has fallen in love with Rumo and its people. She spends a few months a year there learning Italian and basking in the culture. Several townsfolk of Rumo belong to the Coro Maddalene of Revò, directed by Michele Flaim. This folk choir has travelled worldwide. In 2019, with assistance from Glenda, they planned a concert tour of California for their 50th anniversary. Unfortunately, the trip did not come to fruition. Last year Glenda published a book chronicling the discovery of her Trentino roots. It is aptly entitled Rumo is Calling. Cousin Nadia Lucchini in Cunevo, Val di Non, translated the book into Italian. Both the English and Italian versions are available on Amazon. Congratulations to Glenda on the publication of her first book!