TRIBUTE TO MR FELICE MONTRONE
Motion by the Hon. MARIE FICARRA agreed to:
1. That this House notes that since 1982, Mr Felice Montrone has continued to make an outstanding contribution to the community, including as Foundation Chairman, Father Atanasio Gonelli Charitable Fund Inc; Secretary General for Australia, Confederation of Italians in the World; Trustee in Australia for the John Paul II Foundation for Youth; Chairman, Centre for Australian Studies in the Mediterranean; President of the Apulian Business Association of Australia; Deputy Chairman, Associazione Puglia (NSW) Co-operative Limited; Secretary General, Italian Australian Business Council of Australia; committee member, Abruzzo Earthquake Appeal of NSW; Chairman of the Italian Australian committee for the Sydney World Youth Day (Italian contingent); board member of the Co-operative Federation of NSW Ltd; Deputy Chairman, Madonna of Pompeii hosting committee; Convenor, Giovinazzo Council and Leichhardt Council Sister City Friendship Committee; Vice-President of the Australian Molise Earthquake Appeal; board member, Comites NSW; board member, Bicentennial Park Authority; Chairman of the Federation Police Youth Clubs of New South Wales; President, Westgate Chamber of Commerce; Chairman, Puglia Association Sydney; board member of the committee for the Australian Italian Community Celebration of the Australian Bicentenary; founding board member of the Italian Forum; Secretary, Puglia Association Sydney; board member and Italian Language Program Coordinator, Radio 2RSR, a Sydney-based community radio station; and member of the Co.As.It School and Education Committee.
2. That this House notes that, in recognition of Mr Montrone's outstanding service to the community, he has been awarded the Cardinal Bagnasco Medal, the New South Wales Government Community Service Award, appointed a Knight of the Order of the Italian Republic or "Cavaliere" by the President of the Italian Republic, received the International Cultural and Literary Award, received the City of Pompeii Pontifical Delegation Award, awarded Premio Aldo Moro from the European Cultural Centre, the Medal of Merit from the Puglia Regional Government, the Co.As.It. Medal, the Earthquake Aid Award, the Community Medal awarded by the Italian City of Nissoria, the Australian Apulian of the Year Award, and the Peace and Friendship Prize awarded by the Italian City of Giovinazzo.
3. That this House acknowledges and commends Mr Felice (Phil) Montrone for his continued outstanding service to the New South Wales community.