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On October 11th

On October 11th, the Italian Tribune will honor Ralph Politi, Sr. and his family as the Christopher Columbus Family of the Year. It is presented with the most sincere level of admiration for their great success in business, support of their community and charitable activities.

Through Mr. Politi’s hard work and determination, he has exemplified the ideals of his heritage and has served as a true role model for his family and countless others. A special posthumous plaque will be presented to Rosemary Politi honoring her late husband, Ralph Politi, Jr.

You are cordially invited to attend the 49th Annual Columbus Day Gala to be held at the Birchwood Manor, 11 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, New Jersey. The cocktail reception begins at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner, dancing and the awards ceremony.

I am taking the liberty of enclosing tickets for this special event. To make this day truly memorable for the entire Politi family, we will also be publishing a special edition of the Italian Tribune so that you may publically acknowledge Ralph, Sr. and his family with a personalized congratulatory advertisement. An application for this purpose is enclosed.

Once again, allow me to thank you for your enthusiastic response to our Columbus Gala. Both the Politi family and I look forward to seeing you on October 11th.




A.J. Buddy Fortunato, K.M.

Executive Director

Columbus Day Gala