Seattle Trentino Club History
The Seattle Trentino Club was officially formed on March 20, 2010 by a group of families with heritage from Trentino, led by the vision of Joan (Zadra) Barker, who was a driving force in its formation. Founding members include: Bruce (Zadra) Johnson, Dan Zadra, Anne Zadra, and Sofia Goff, all with ancestry tracing to Revo in Val di Non. The group quickly grew to include members throughout Washington State, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana.
The Seattle Trentino Club (STC) is a group dedicated to promoting friendships and kinship among those in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska whose roots are from the area now known as the Province of Trentino in Italy.
Membership is open to anyone interested in Trentino culture. Several of us are descendants of Trentino immigrants or more recent arrivals, but that is not a requirement to join.
Click here to download the club brochure: STC Brochure
Goals and Activities
Our goal is to celebrate the culture of our ancestors and relatives – their food, language, music, traditions and other customs.
We hold two major events: a summer polenta picnic in August and a winter holiday party in January.
The volunteer board of officers is elected once a year at our winter meeting. Board meetings are held quarterly.
The current officers for the Seattle Trentino Club are:
- Mary Beth Moser – President
- Jan Agosti – Vice President
- Joan Barker – Treasurer and Past President
- Anne Zadra – Secretary
We are affiliated with these international organizations:
- The Trentini Nel Mondo Association
- The International Tyrolean Trentino Organization of North America (ITTONA)
- The North American Young Trentini Organization (NAYTO)
ITTONA serves as an umbrella organization uniting all Tyrolean-Trentini clubs in North America. It acts as a liaison between the clubs and the Trentino Nel Mondo Association and the Autonomous Provincial Government of Trentino and it organizes the biennial ITTONA convention.
ITTONA is also affiliated with NAYTO, a group for students and young professionals. Opportunities for Trentino youth include scholarships and international exchanges, Italian language instruction, professional development and networking.