2018 Ballo di Natale debutantes become part of The Elenian Club's 85-year history

Dec 29, 2018 424

BY: Melinda L. Shelton

Debutantes for The Elenian Club’s 2018 Ballo di Natale received an ornament bearing the organization’s crest and became part of its interesting, 85-year history. According to the group, in 1934, Augusto P. Miceli was president of L'Unione Italiane and suggested formation of an American-Italian ladies club, “Circolo Femminile.”

The group’s manifesto developed, and after World War II, the name was changed to The Elenian Club of New Orleans, devoted to promoting cultural, education, civic and social activities. Today, The Elenian Club is comprised of philanthropic-centered women of Italian descent or Italian loving, according to president Lisa Ingraham.

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SOURCE: https://www.nola.com/

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