YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Christopher Columbus Society of Yorktown held its annual elections in December.

Newly elected as officers of the organization are Mark Palancia (president), Bobby Violante (vice president), Ron Delasandro (treasurer) and Joe Tuccito (secretary). Elected to the Board of Directors were Angelo Gallinelli, Bob Giordano, Rob Gisolfi, Mike Nacarella and Gene Tumolo.

Past President Eugene Tumolo said: “The new board is a diverse bunch of guys with significant experience coming from the private sector, small business community and public sector. I am encouraged they will be able to meet the many challenges faced by our society.”

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Established in 1957, Italian-Americans of the Yorktown community formed in common bond the Christopher Columbus Society in order to foster, develop and promote good citizenship and to increase interest and understanding of Italian Heritage, cultural and scientific contributions to mankind; and to work unceasingly for the advancement of Italian-Americans.

Newly elected President Mark Palancia indicated he will look to improve upon past successes while seeking to make changes that will expand the scope and influence the society has in the greater Yorktown Community.

"We will continue to promote our Italian Heritage, increase membership and the contributions we make to the various charitable causes that we support," he said. "I look forward to using my significant private sector experience to move the society forward in a positive and lasting fashion.”

Contact Joe Tuccito at 914-646-8334 or jtuccito@inginv.com for additional information about the society and membership.