May 28th, 2020

Dear NOIAW Members and Friends:

The continued uncertainty surrounding the global spread of the
coronavirus is still a cause for great concern and the need to re-evaluate
holding our 40th Anniversary Luncheon on October 3rd as planned.
With the Co-Chairs of the Luncheon, Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey and Mrs. Matilda Raffa Cuomo, and the support of our National Board of
Directors, we have again made the difficult decision to reschedule the
event to May 1st, 2021 .

We look forward to celebrating our 40th Anniversary when our
guests can safely enjoy the gathering. Our 40th Anniversary Honorees,
Adriana Trigiani , Brenda Vaccaro , and Angelo Vivolo , have graciously agreed to be recognized on May 1st, 2021.

When the pandemic began, NOIAW board, staff, and volunteers united to
transform all of our paid in-person cultural programming into an
ongoing series of free online broadcasts (live streams) , featuring experts on topics relevant and helpful to our members and the community at large-- view them here .

All tickets purchased for the original April 18th date will be honored at
the May 1st, 2021 Luncheon. Refund requests, if any, will be processed by
contacting noiaw@noiaw.org .

Again, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this
rescheduling may cause. We hope you will join us next May to celebrate
our esteemed honorees and forty years of uniting and connecting
women through Italian culture and heritage.

Sincerely,

Maria Tamburri

Maria Tamburri
Chair, National Board