SIF Sends Italian-American Students Abroad

Sons of Italy Foundation pic
Sons of Italy Foundation
Image: osia.org

Michael Vasaturo, known as Mike to his friends and colleagues, is currently working as the vice president of New Haven Terminal, Inc., in New Haven, Connecticut, where he manages all financial areas of the company’s business. A senior executive in his workplace, Michael “Mike” Vasaturo is also a member of various civic organizations, such as the Order Sons of Italy.

The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) is a national organization comprising of people with Italian-American heritage. The OSIA works to promote Italian-American heritage, language, culture, and contributions to society. The organization was originally founded in 1905 as a way to assist the multitude of incoming Italian immigrants. Today, OSIA has hundreds of thousands of members scattered across the United States.

In addition to promoting Italian-American culture and heritage, OSIA also has a thriving foundation. The Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) raises money for a variety of charities and organizations but also focuses on providing Italian-American students with the opportunity to study abroad. The SIF Scholarship Fund is merit-based and looks for students with exceptional leadership skills as well as innovation and intelligence. To find out more about the scholarship, or OSIA’s work, visit osia.org.

Advertisements

Thomas More Exhibit on Display in D.C.

Thomas More Exhibit pic
Thomas More Exhibit
Image: catholicnews.com

With vast experience in the marine port services field, Michael “Mike” Vasaturo currently serves as the vice president and chief financial officer of New Haven Terminal, Inc., where he handles functions such as risk management and banking relations. Outside of his professional life, Michael Vasaturo is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

The Knights of Columbus, along with the Christian Heritage Center, are co-sponsoring an exhibit at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in the nation’s capital entitled, “God’s Servant First: The Life and Legacy of Thomas More.”

The exhibit opened in September, and the National Shrine is the only place it can be seen in the country. More served under King Henry VIII, but would be executed in 1535 for refusing to recognize the king’s claim to the leadership of the English church. St. John Paul II canonized Thomas More in 2000, extolling his life’s work and naming him the patron saint of politicians. The exhibit will feature several pieces that haven’t been on display in America until now.

The exhibit is available for viewing each day until March 31, 2017.

Two Great Destinations in Bermuda

Horseshoe Bay Beach pic
Horseshoe Bay Beach
Image: tripadvisor.com

Michael “Mike” Vasaturo is the chief financial officer of New Haven Terminal in Connecticut. Outside of his professional life, Michael Vasaturo enjoys traveling to various international destinations, including Bermuda.

Visitors to Bermuda have no shortage of interesting sights and sounds to take in when combing the island. For those looking for specific suggestions, here are two great activities to consider upon a visit.

Arguably the most beautiful of all the island’s beaches Horseshoe Bay Beach is known for its pink sands. Because of its popularity, the beach is often quite crowded with visitors, however. So for those who want to secure a spot, it’s best to arrive early. The beach also has within its vicinity a cafe and rental properties.

Bermuda’s capital, Hamilton, offers unique cultural appeal for tourists looking to engage in something other than beach activities. The city is home to fine dining, art galleries, shopping, and museums. Visitors can view historic architecture throughout the city. Some structures, such as St. Paul’s Church and the Anglican Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, date back to the 1800s.

When to Visit Bermuda

Bermuda pic
Bermuda
Image: travel.usnews.com

As chief financial officer at New Haven Terminal, Michael Vasaturo handles all financial areas of the company’s business, from risk management and banking relations to human resources. Outside of work, Michael “Mike” Vasaturo enjoys traveling and one of his favorite places to visit is Bermuda.

Bermuda is a popular semi-tropical destination for tourists from around the world, so it can often be difficult to find the right balance of good weather and small crowds when planning a trip. In terms of weather, visiting between November and February is the coldest. Although temperatures are still in the 60s and it is normally too cold for swimming at the beach, golfing is great during these months.

Meanwhile, crowds are at their highest between May and October. Bermuda’s hurricane seasons lasts roughly from June to November, but that doesn’t deter the crowds looking for a nice beach vacation. Temperatures range from the high 60s to mid 80s during these months, which can be ideal for spending time at the beach.

Tourists visiting between March and April experience temperatures in the low 70s, along with crowds that are higher than during winter, but more manageable than during summer. This time also features popular local events, most notably Easter celebrations.