(article submitted by Joe Quartarone)
It’s time to congratulate Peter Rabito, President of American Bocce Club (NY) and Vince Tersigni, a committee leader at the Methuen Sons of Italy (MA). Peter has been involved with bocce for nearly 2 decades, including working with the Special Olympics and adult bocce leagues, overseeing the bocce courts design and construction in his city park and helping other clubs get up and running in the area. He was previously the president of the Eastern Sector.
This will be Vince’s first term. Vince joined the Sons of Italy in 2016 and has taken a liking to both Open Bocce and Punto Raffa Volo. He helps organize events and leagues at the lodge and is such a fanatic that he spent several days during his month-long 2022 trip to Italy playing and watching bocce with the locals. Vince and I have trained, practiced and played together as teammates for several years now and after he passed the PRV referee test, he joined us in Highwood to help referee the 2019 Women’s Pan Am Championship.