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IAET dinner dance was one for the record books

The Italian American Executives of Transportation held their 2017 Dinner Dance at Alta Villa Banquets on Nov. 19. More than 600 were in attendance, making it one of the largest dinner dances of the year. Dominic Romanazzi was honored as Man of the Year, and Wayne Bubak was honored as Humanitarian. Past IAET honoree Lou Cairo did a tremendous job as master of ceremonies.

As president of Teamsters 330, Dominic represents more than 2,000 members working in virtually every industry including public employee, construction, ready warehouse, beverage, school bus and waste removal. He handles administration and all major negotiations for his local. Only a man of Dominic’s energy and integrity could handle a position of this magnitude and take on even more in the community.

Wayne Bubak is the ultimate community volunteer. He is a man of great dedication to that which he holds most dear: family, faith, country and charity. He is whole-heartedly committed to making the world a better place. It’s no wonder that he was selected our humanitarian.

Many dignitaries were on hand, including Secretary of State Jesse White, retired Sen. James “Pate” Philip, Teamsters Joint Council 25 President and past Man of the Year Terrence Hancock and Addison Republican Chairman Patrick Durante.

More than $42,000 in scholarships were awarded to 23 students. “We take great pride in knowing that many talented and deserving students have received assistance from our Scholarship Program,” IAET President Vito D’Ambrosio said. “The funding came mainly from our many sponsors and supporters. We give thanks to them and our honorees for their efforts.”

4TheBeat Band, Jack Miuccio, and Elliot Wimbush provided great entertainment. Join us on Nov. 17, 2018, as we honor Mario Weber, general manager of Midway Dodge. Humanitarians will be Dr. Samuel Cascio and Dr. Joseph Discipio.

Submitted by the Italian American Executives of Transportation

Photos by Pat Specchio, Darrell Marchioretto and Marshall Photography

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