Verdi Club – 1955

Verdi Club

“Verdi Club Honors 16 Remaining Charter Members”

Surviving charter members of the Rockford Verdi Club are, bottom row, left to right, Eligio Castano, Natali Castiglioni, Louis Riganti, Dennis Cagnoni, and Stephen Bardelli; second row, left to right, Joseph Carbelli, Carlo Guenzani, and Celso Cagnoni; third row, left to right, Eugene Milani, Louis Milani, Louis Provasi, and Frank Provasi. Charter members stil living but not shown are John Pozzi, Louis Malvesti, Louis Locarno, and Celso Tomasini, Castano was the club’s first president.

Source: Rockford Morning Star April 2, 1955