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2024 Committee

Claudio Di Bartolomeo Cairns Italian Festival President 2024

Ciao and Welcome from our President, Claudio Di Bartolomeo

“It is with great honour and enthusiasm that I assume the role of Cairns Italian Festival President for 2024. I sincerely appreciate the outgoing committee for their hard work and dedication over the past two years. The new committee is a strong mix of passionate people, some of whom you already know from their involvement with our previous festivals and a few new faces who are well-known within the local community. I am excited as President to lead this committee to what I am sure will be another hugely successful Cairns Italian Festival. Together, let’s embark on a new chapter of celebrating and preserving the vibrant Italian culture in our community. Grazie mille”

Executive Committee

Claudio Di Bartolomeo

Claudio Di Bartolomeo

President

Sam Marino

Sam Marino

Co-Vice President

Gemma Meoli

Gemma Meoli

Co-Vice President

Anna Cito

Anna Cito

Treasurer

Stephanie Iovannella

Stephanie Iovannella

Secretary | Website & Content Coordinator

Patty Poutanen

Patty Poutanen

Executive Committee Member | Entertainment Coordinator

Rita Rosaclerio

Rita Rosaclerio

Executive Committee Member | Planning & Logistics

Coordinators

Floriana Torelli

Floriana Torelli

Schools & Childrens Entertainment Co-Coordinator

Mara Ballarini

Mara Ballarini

Schools & Children's Entertainment Co-Coordinator

Lainie and Erika Rossi

Lainie and Erika Rossi

Volunteer Co-Coordinators

Maddy Gavin

Maddy Gavin

Social Media and Digital Ads Coordinator

Ida Portella

Ida Portella

Theatre Restaurant Director

Rennay Hanrahan

Rennay Hanrahan

Gala Ball Coordinator

Gina Codotto

Gina Codotto

Commitee Social Events Coordinator

Lui Codotto

Lui Codotto

Commitee Social Events Coordinator

Yu- Kang Huang (Patrick)

Yu- Kang Huang (Patrick)

Graphic Designer

Carlo Portella

Carlo Portella

Honorary Media Partner | The Express and Cairns Local News

Teresa Senna

Teresa Senna

Raffle Coordinator

Michael Pattini

Michael Pattini

Videographer Coordinator

Mark Langtree

Mark Langtree

Audio and Lights Coordinator

Nerina and Luigi Tuoto

Nerina and Luigi Tuoto

Committee Social Events Coordinators

John Bomben

John Bomben

Marconi & Bomben Soccer Competition

Sandro Soncin

Sandro Soncin

Marconi & Bomben Soccer Competition

Jon Westaway

Jon Westaway

Photographer

Festival Advisors & Supporters

Lui Garozzo

Lui Garozzo

Festival Advisor and Committee Events

Angelo Aurelio

Angelo Aurelio

Festival Advisor and Commitee Events

Steve Cordenos

Steve Cordenos

Festival Advisor

Peppi Iovannella

Peppi Iovannella

Festival Advisor

Mario Catalano

Mario Catalano

CIF Supporter

Linda Cooper

Linda Cooper

CIF Supporter

Interested in volunteering or joining the committee?

We would love to hear from you. We are seeking volunteers to join the committee and undertake larger roles as well as event volunteers on the days of the festival. Please click the button below to express your interest.