Born in: Catania (Italy)
Date of birth: June 24th 1961
Hometown: Catania
Married to Jitka 2014, two children named Agatino and Edoardo

Studies: High School degree from “Salesian  Institute S. Francesco di Sales”; Degree in Law from “Giustino Fortunato” University.
Two Masters in Law.
 Job/Profession: Alternative Dispute Resolution expert, accredited by the Ministry of Justice, working in mediation, arbitration and conciliation
Kiwanis-Club: Catania Est
Hobbies: sailing and tennis, sports manager, love of reading and passionate about the history of the Middle Ages and Medieval Law, member of FAI, an organization for the protection of italian cultural heritage

Functions up to now:

  • 1982 – Joined the Kiwanis International Family as a member of Kiwanis Junior Club Catania Centro.
  • 1988 – President of KJ Catania Centro
  • 1991 – Founder Governor of Kiwanis Junior Italy District
  • 1991-92 – Member of INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE COMMITTEE
  • 1991-92 European Coordinator of Kiwanis Junior Districts
  • 1993 – Joined KC Catania Centro and appointed as Adviser and, for three consecutive terms, as Club Secretary
  • 1995/96 – Member of the District Comm. Bylaw and Rules (President Nicolò Russo)
  • 1998 – Founder member of KC Catania Est
  • 2003-04 President of KC Catania Est: during this presidency year the club reached 40 members with the joining of 13 new members; therefore, the club was awarded the Honor of Distinguished Club
  • 2001-02 – K.I.A.R. of Division 2
  • 2004/05 – District Adviser for Kiwanis Junior and Vice-chair of the annual District Convention in Catania
  • 2005/06 – District K.I.A.R., member of the International Committee Leadership Programs (with Giampaolo Ravasi and KI President)
  • 2007/08 – LT. Governor Division 2
  • 2009/10 – Chair of the annual KIEF Convention in Taormina (Italy)
  • 2010/11 – Vice President KC Catania Est
  • 2012/13 – President KC Catania Est for the second time
  • 2014/15 – District Governor (14 new clubs)
  • 2015/16 – 2016/17 – 2017/18 District Chair for Service                            for the prevention of Cyberbullying

Other activities:

  • District Trainer
  • Trainer of the first KIWANIS KEY CAMP in Italy (Riace – Calabria – August 2013) and of the first KIEF YOUTH CAMP in Italy (Nicolosi – Sicilia – August 2015)
  • Participation in several European and International Conventions
  • Nation Counselor for Malta

Honors:

  • Distinguished Club President
  • President Zeller Fellowship
  • Tablet of Honor
  • Distinguished Governor in the Centennial Year 2014-15

 My Kiwanis vision:

 a global network of friends and volunteers joined in the SERVICE!

 Key words: 

  • Determined optimism.
  • Resilience (the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties and to find new opportunities).
  • Growth, maintenance, rejuvenation: a planned strategy with clear goals to achieve results.
  • Promote the adoption of best practices: coherence and continuity in our actions.
  • Impact and “Appeal” to attract young professionals.
  • Innovation through Tradition, YES Evolution, NO Revolution.

I joined Kiwanis because:
I can give an effective service to my community
I can save and improve the life of a child
My “Kiwanis moment”:
once, after one of my ELIMINATE meeting at a school, a child give me
2 euros to buy a vaccine and save another child’s life.

AMARCORD

District Directory 1986-1987

– Kiwanis Junior President

District Magazine 1991 – First Youth Governor of Kiwanis Junior District

Awarded Distinguished Governor
in the International Convention – Toronto 2016

TORONTO

24 giugno 2016

“Oggi ho ricevuto ufficialmente  qui a Toronto, nella odierna sessione dei lavori della Convention, la notizia attesa: il Kiwanis International ha proclamato il nostro Distretto Distinto per l’anno scorso 2014-15 Centennial Year, investendomi del Distinguished District Governor Honor.

Solo 4 Distretti Distinti nel mondo l’anno scorso! Alle 9,30 noi 4 Governatori siamo stati chiamati sul palco della Assemblea Generale dinanzi a 2000 circa delegati da tutto il mondo, che applaudivano: veramente emozionante!

Un successo mondiale che desidero condividere con tutti gli amici del Distretto che l’anno scorso hanno dato il massimo.
Grazie a tutti”

VILLACH

Candidate K.I. Trustee for Europe

NOTA UFFICIALE DI RINGRAZIAMENTO

Carissimi amici kiwaniani,

la Convention europea in Villach ha consumato i suoi riti e mi fa piacere offrirvi alcune sensazioni e darvi il mio punto di vista sulla esperienza vissuta da protagonista pur non avendo raggiunto, stavolta, l’elezione a Trustee internazionale. Sapevamo di giocare “fuori casa”, ciononostante abbiamo avuto un grande e inatteso consenso.
Non ce l’ho fatta per soli 10 voti,  un vero peccato!
Comunque un buon risultato per me e per il nostro Distretto: mi ha particolarmente gratificato aver ottenuto consensi da altri delegati europei ben oltre il nostro gruppo di delegati, partendo da outsider in mezzo ai 2 affermati e ben sostenuti “big” plurititolati.
Ritengo a ragion veduta che la visibilità e l’esperienza acquisita potranno essere un buon punto di partenza per la prossima volta.
Mi corre l’obbligo di ringraziare il Distretto e quanti mi hanno voluto realmente e lealmente dare una mano sia con la presenza a Villach sia con il sostegno testimoniato da messaggi, email e telefonate che mi hanno fatto sentire sempre vicini tanti amici.

Un abbraccio a tutti
Elio

VIDEO EDITED IN 2010

 

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