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2018 Dinner Reception Photos

Thank you to all of the attendees at our annual dinner on May 24th, 2018 that made it a great success. 

2017 Dinner Reception


On Tuesday May, 23, 2017, the Tri-State Italian-American Congress held its Annual Dinner Reception at the Metropolitan Club at One East 60th Street in New York City.


The distinguished honoree was Bob Striano.  

Mr. Striano is the President and CEO of Associated Supermarket Group (ASG), a consortium that serves over 300 independently owned supermarkets in the New York Tri-State Area and other cities along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, providing procurement, distribution, marketing, merchandising, advertising, promotion and other retail solutions, as well as store financing.


His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York was our Honored Guest.

Benediction was by Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop, Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens.

2018 Golf Tournament - Thank You!

 Dear Friends and Supporters,

On behalf of the Tri-State Italian American Congress and our hard working Tri-State Italian-American Congress 2018 Golf Committee, we would like to personally thank you for your participation in the Golf Outing held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.
This year's event was our best and greatest success to date, thanks to a large part by you. Your participation was part of a growing number of supporters and sponsors that made this year's event a great success. Mother Nature gave us a second chance! We had a great weather day for golf at Engineers and Glen Head Country Clubs.
We are thankful to all of our sponsors for their support. Particularly our event sponsors – Inserra Shop-Rite Supermarkets, Signature Bank, Ozone Refrigeration, Associated Food Stores, Westside Foods, Key Food Group, Krasdale, Frito Lay, FIAT of Westbury, DeCicco Marketplace, Crystal Springs Water, Supervalu, Enzo’s of Arthur Ave., Boar’s Head, C&S Wholesale  and Uncle Giuseppe’s.
The highlight of the evening, this year, once again, was the raffle at the event a FIAT 500 car. All players were automatically entered to win the car with a free entry at check in.
The faithful support of our members, friends and corporate supporters, with nearly 250 present at this year's golf outing and reception dinner enables the Tri-State Italian American Congress to continue to award scholarships to deserving students of Italian-American heritage in Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Rockville Centre. 
We thank you for your past participation and hope that you will continue your support for our future events.

Louis Vele              
Philip Del Prete
Chairman of the Board
Richard DeSimone                   
Golf Committee Chairman     
Ralph A. Contini
Treasurer / Executive Director
                   Tri-State Italian-American Congress

2019 Dinner Reception Invitation

The Tri-State Italian American Congress will be holding our annual dinner reception on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at the Metropolitan Club in New York, honoring Joe Garcia of ASG.

Formal invitation

Reservation Card - List of Attendees

Video Ad Card


2019 Golf Outing

Dear Friends and Supporters,
The Tri-State Italian-American Congress invites you to another exceptional day of golf at our 2019 Golf Outing. This event has become much more than a golf tournament over the years, and is one of the premiere golf events of the year, both on and off the links!  Once again it is being held at two top clubs in the Tri-State area, Engineers Country Club and Glen Head Country Club, onTuesday, September 17, 2019.  The clubs are 2 ½ miles apart and have 18 holes each, and both have hosted major PGA Championships throughout the years. This event not only benefits our Tri-State scholarship fund that aids Italian-American students in furthering their educations, but also offers exposure for the organization and an opportunity to make new friends. With a total of 36 holes, we have availability to book additional golfers and tee signs, as well in order to maximize our fund raising efforts.
Please consider playing at or perhaps taking a sponsorship for this event.  The enclosed materials outline all of the opportunities available, from foursomes, to tee signs, to full-fledged sponsorship opportunities. You can use the enclosed sheet to reserve your foursome or to secure your sponsorship.  If you are unable to join us, we would appreciate it if you could sponsor the event, donate prizes, or contact someone to donate prizes for the raffle such as gift certificates to restaurants, golf foursomes, tickets to sporting events, and consumer electronics are ideal items.
NEW for 2019 - This year, we will be giving away an Alfa Romeo Giulia car at the event. All players will be given automatic free entry to win the car at check-in. You do not need a hole in one to win the car; you just need to participate in the tournament. 
All Players Receive Free Entry into the Drawing for an
Additional raffle tickets are available for sale at $100 each.
Please take a moment to review the enclosed materials with information on the opportunities aforementioned. In addition, the golf outing invitation can be obtained by visiting our website at www.TRISIAC.ORG.
On behalf of everyone at Tri-State and our entire golf committee, we thank you for supporting this event. If you have any questions or require additional information please do not hesitate to contact us.
With your support, this year will be the best year to date, enabling us to assist more kids with scholarships!  
Tri-State Italian-American Congress 2019 Golf Outing Committee


2018 Dinner Reception

On Thursday, May 24th, 2018, the Tri-State Italian-American Congress will hold its Annual Dinner Reception at the Metropolitan Club at One East 60th Street in New York City. This year, we will be honoring David Muscato and Marie Unanue. His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York will be our Honored Guest.


Mr. Muscato is currently the President of DS Services North America, a division of the Cott Corporation. Cott is a leading North American and European water, coffee, tea and filtration service provider within home and office delivery, foodservice, convenience and hospitality. In his role as President, he plays a critical role in the development and execution of the company’s strategy, which emphasizes growth in sales of its water and coffee portfolio. Mr. Muscato has an extensive background in general management, sales and marketing, global business operations and all aspects of E-commerce direct-to-consumer businesses.


Mrs. Unanue is the new author of a children’s book series, The Adventures of Phatty & Payaso. She plans to use the release of her upcoming children’s novel as the platform to become a kindness and anti-bullying advocate. Mrs. Unanue is very active in Philanthropy and is involved in many charitable endeavors including sitting on the board of the C&J Unanue Foundation, the New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Foundation and was a proud board member of The People's Pantry of Ocean County. 

Download the invitation: interior & exterior / Download reservation card & video journal ad


ATTENTION: Golf Tournament Rescheduled - Oct 23

Dear Friends and Supporters,
URGENT NOTICE - Tri-State Italian-American Congress Golf Outing Rescheduled to Tuesday October 23rd
Due to the impending bad weather next week, the Tri-State Italian-American Congress has officially moved our outing to Tuesday October 23rd
We encourage you all to notify the members of your group and anyone else you may in contact with.   
Lets hope for better weather on our new date.
Tri-State Italian-American Congress 2018 Golf Outing Committee


2018 Dinner Thank You

Thank you to the contributors at our Annual Dinner Reception, honoring David Muscato and Marie Unanue. It was a very successful night where approximately $75,000 was raised for scholarships to aid children with tuition at Catholic schools in the Tri-State area. 

More photos from the event can be found on

Past Events

Please join us for our upcoming golf outing on September 25th, 2018!

2019 Italy Raffle

Win a trip for two to Italy!

 As a part of our annual dinner reception, we will select a winner for our annual raffle of a trip to Italy via Perillo Tours, benefitting Tri-State's scholarship fund. Each ticket / attendee includes one free entry into the drawing.

 One winner will receive the Three Crowns of Italy tour via Perillo Tours including 3 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Florence and 2 nights in Venice with comfort upgrade airfare and $1,000 towards tours, meals and other expenses.

 Additional tickets will be sold for $100 each and are available by request. Request additional tickets by contacting a Tri-State board member.

2019 Dinner Reception Announcement

The Tri-State Italian American Congress will be holding our annual dinner reception on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at the Metropolitan Club in New York. Formal invitation to follow.