The 2nd " Riunione dei Cunico" in Asiago - luogo di origine del cognome Cunico
It was especially cool to have new cousins from Brasile, England, Hungary and Sardegna/Cagliari in attendance. Once again we had Cunico descendants from France, Singapore, South Africa and Switzerland.
I think everyone had a great time! Thank you to everyone who attended this years reunion.
tanti bacci a tutti ,
About the Reunion
This year's visit to the home of my CUNICO roots was just as
rewarding as the first time. I had the privilege to walk the streets of Asiago. It was very moving
for me and will remain a very special memory. I have reconnected with
a beautiful heritage that I am proud to call my own.
I would love to be able to share reunion photos from anyone who took a camera. If you just have a few, you can email them to me. If you have several, please make a disc and send it to:
740 Union Street
Marseilles, Illinois 61341
or.... if you only have a few, please EMAIL them to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Franco Sella opened the reunion with a "Welcome to Asiago" speech. Franco works in the mayor's office for Comune di Asiago as the sport councillor.
|Livio Dalle Molle gave a very interesting speech about the settlement of L'Altopiano and the Cimbri dialect. I thought it was quite interesting and I am hoping to get it translated into English. For the Italian version, click here.
|Jo Phillips gave a presentation about DNA testing.
Following is the article published announcing the upcoming reunion.
Following are articles published after the reunion.
Click on the image to the left to see the menu.
|We had another fantastic
pre-reunion dinner at Riccardo Cunico's restaurant. More
about the dinner coming soon.... Check out
Riccardo's web site at this URL:
There were some who thought the reunions should be spaced further apart, but others who think 3 years is about right. I will canvas the family at a later date to see which integral is preferred. Tentatively we'll look at 2012.
Possible Reunion in Singapore - 2011
Ben Cunico (we fondly refer to him as Benito Del Grappa Cunico) is very serious about hosting a CUNICO reunion in 2011 at his club in Singapore.
Singapore is a great holiday city (great food, good shopping, plenty of sight-seeing attractions, and watering holes, not too mention it's sunny year-round!). There is enough to keep you on the go for a good 4 to 5 days and then you can take side trips to anywhere from Australia to Bali to Malaysia, Thailand, or Hong Kong. For more info you can "Google" Singapore or go directly to www.visitsingapore.com.
I will be contacting everyone to see if we have enough interest in traveling to Singapore If we did do a reunion in Singapore, I would move the Asiago reunion out to 2014.
Once again there were several cousins at the reunion who were interested in the reunion T-Shirts. Unfortunately, I ordered the shirts months ago. Yu can still order them, but they are less expensive in larger quantities.
Meltar Golf Resort
Beth posing after her par
While in Asiago, my sister Debbie, Beth Siapkas and I were privileged to play the Meltar Golf Course. It is a beautiful, majestic course, and I would compare it to some of our finer mountain courses in Colorado and ocean-side courses in California. If you are ever in the province of Vicenza, you owe it to yourself to make the trip up the mountain. You will find their brochure here.
The essentials for the Golf course are: