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Il Professional Women's Committee della Tuscan American Association ha il piacere di invitarLa alla mostra e convegno su: "L’Eccellenza delle  Donne del Mondo dell’Artigianato: Sfide Nuove" che si terrà il pomeriggio di venerdì, 21 marzo 2014 al Palagio di Parte Guelfa, Firenze. La mostra sarà aperta dalle ore 15:00, e la conferenza inizierà alle ore 16:00, Verrà offerto un piccolo rinfresco.

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Le relatrici saranno Carmen Mossa, Gioielleria Mossa, Paola Locchi, Laboratorio di Moleria su vetro e cristallo Locchi, Angela Caputi,  Giuggiù di Angela Caputi, Ilaria Masotti, Calzaturificio Ettore Masotti, Lucia Celli Calvo, Officina de’ Tornabuoni

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On October 9, at the Palazzo Vecchio in the hall of Cinquecento will be the usual WELCOME DAY, the welcome ceremony for students of American Universities present in Florence.

The Welcome Day 2013 will be characterized as an authentic Tuscan welcome to the community of American students, who will be for a few months real citizens of Florence.

The Tuscan Association-USA, the Observatory for arts and crafts and the non-profit organization GenerazioniContatti - through his campaign Beviconlatesta - are the organizers of the event, which will take place starting from 17.30 in the Salone dei Cinquecento with the welcome of the Mayor of Florence and the Consul General of the United States of America and with the delivery of the Prize "Tuscany-USA 2013," and will continue to 18.30 in the Sala d'Arme, with a celebration of culture, of crafts and food of Tuscany.

 

TAA-women-22-02-2013Friday, February 22 2013, the Professional Women’s Committee of the Tuscan American Association, with the patronage of the Consulate General of the United States of America – Florence, Italy, held a conference in the prestigious and welcoming Sala Ferri of the Gabinetto Vieusseux at Palazzo Strozzi, dedicated to professional women and businesswomen called: “Courage and the Challenge for Women in the XXI Century: war, business, professions, love”.  Andrea Davis, Esq., chaired the conference, which was opened by Dott.ssa Cristina Giachi, Councilwoman for the City of Florence, responsible for Equal Opportunity. The Consul General of the United State of America in Florence Ms. Sarah Morrison was the guest of honor and a speaker, who spoke with much emotion of examples of emerging empowerment, using the women in Liberia and Afghanistan as examples. Dott.ssa Giovanna di Bartolo, psychotherapist and honorary judge at the Court of Appeals of Florence, spoke of violence in couples and the “pathology” of misunderstood love, and the president of the Tuscan Delegation of AIDDA (an association for businesswomen and female corporate managers), Dott.ssa Marta Ghezzi, spoke of her personal experience as a corporate president. 

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005TAAparty12-12-2012Feast of wishes held at the U.S. Consulate December 12, 2012 in the presence of the Consul General, Mrs. Morrison, the two coopresidenti the TAA Federico Frediani and Andrea Davis, as well as the mayors of the towns of Greve, Scandicci, San Casciano and Pontassieve.
The members of the Tuscan American Association were entertained by the children's choir of the Florentine hills, and have a cocktail tasting and typical products of the Chianti Area.

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FLORENCE WELCOME DAY 2012The Welcome Day celebration is our signature event for the students of the U.S. Institutions here in Florence. The lead up is Open Day, in which the U.S.-based universities open their doors to the public for two days on September 24 and 25.
Organized months in advance, Welcome Day will be held on September 26 at 5:30pm in the Salone de' Cinquecento. An important part of Welcome Day is the formal greetings by the U.S. Consul and the major of Florence. It is a formal welcome on behalf of the City and an important acknowledgement of the American students studying here.

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En-Independence-day-2012The Tuscan American Association invites you to celebrate Independence Day - 4th of July

Patrons: Comune di Scandicci, Comune di Firenze and the US Consolate of Florence

SUNDAY JULY 1 from 5:00 p.m. to Midnight
Giardini del Castello dell’Acciaiolo - Scandicci
only 15 minutes from the SMN Train Station

Where: Parco del Castello dell'Acciaiolo, via Pantin, Scandicci - 200 yards from the tram stop Resistenza.

MUSIC, FOOD & GAMES

Games: Disc-Golf - Volleyball - Flag Football - Children's corner

ENTERTAINMENT

Falconry Show
Scandicci "Big Band"
National Anthems with Letizia Dei
Francesco Schina Trio
Storyboard

PROGRAM

17:00-17:45 Opening games

17:45:18:30 Falconry show with Nando

18:30-19:00 National anthems with Letizia Dei followed by a welcome from the authorities

19:00-20:15 Big Band Filarmonica Vincenzo Bellini di Scandicci

20:30-21:30 Francesco Schina Trio

21:45-23:15 Storyboard

Since 1996, the Tuscan American Association has offered traditional annual events in recognition of the close ties between Tuscany and the United States:

  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Welcome Day for American students studying in Tuscany
  • The Tuscan American Award ceremony on the occasion of Welcome Day
  • Holiday Best Wishes in December
  • A reception in honor of the United States’ Presidents’ Day in February

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