Laura Floriani Vitlacil was one of the founding members of our club 36 years ago, and our first vice-president. For years she has worked tirelessly as our treasurer, but she recently decided it was time to retire.
At our Christmas gathering, in the company of her 2 daughters and son, she received a plaque as well as a heart-rendering letter from none other than the President of the Trentino Province, Ugo Rossi.
Here’s a quick translation:
From the US a mysterious messenger relayed your intention to retire after more than 25 years of service as the treasurer of the Circolo Trentino di San Francisco.
I know as well that you were the club’s first vice-president. It is comforting to know there are people like you that bring honor to the entire Trentina community.
You have supported your fellow Trentini with passion and thoughtfulness while balancing family demands, and we are forever grateful.
I can only imagine what a full life you have led. You carry uncountable experiences and memories in your heart. Each has brought meaning and purpose, including your encounter with husband Antonio, the birth of your children and grandchildren, and your immigrant experience. Life was certainly a challenge in your birthplace of Bieno and in Trentino, and so you were forced to leave for a faraway land to seek better conditions.
Please know, dear friend, that you are in our hearts. In the name of the entire Province of Trentino, I extend the fondest of wishes. Your beloved Trentino sends you a warm embrace.
With esteem and recognition, Dr. Ugo Rossi