Frank Zeoli is a second generation Italian American with rich deep roots in the City of Albany. His maternal great grandmother was born in the town of Gimigliano in Calabria and his maternal great grandfather from the town of Albi.
His paternal grandfather was from the Naples region. Frank was born in the City of Albany where he proudly graduated from Albany High School. He went on to Study Culinary Arts and Hotel Restaurant Management receiving his degree from Suny Schenectady.
Frank is currently employed in the City of Albany, Department of General Services as the Deputy Commissioner. Frank’s love and commitment to the IACC can be seen in the many events and programs he chairs. He is the current president of the IACC and the past IACC Foundation President.
He says every time he participates in one of numerous activities or programs at the club he is honoring his grandparents and keeping their spirit alive.
Sharon’s mother was born in St. Andrea, Reggio, Calabria. Her father was born in Catanzaro. They came to this country in 1933 and Sharon and her sister were born here in America.
She grew up in Albany starting her career with the State of New York in 1965 employed in the Office of the President of State University at Albany. In 1971 she married her husband; a medical student at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.
After medical school and residency they set up a practice in ENT surgery and Allergy where Sharon managed the office for 25 years. While raising two sons she was involved in the medical community wives organizations and taught English as a Second Language.
She moved back to Albany in 2003 when my husband passed away and have been involved within the Italian American Community Center ever since. She is proud to currently be serving on the IACC & Foundation Board.
Pete and Jeannine Scavullo (daughter of Ben and Margaret Sano) have been members of the IACC since 1995. They were married in 1982 and have 3 children - Alaina, Brian, and Deanna.
Pete has previously served on the IACC Board and served as Treasurer in 2018. He has chaired the IACC games of chance since 2008 and has volunteered for other activities such as the Festa, Columbus Day Festival, Super Bowl Party and Cigar Night.
Pete received his BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from RPI in 1978 and 1979, respectively. He also received an MBA degree from RPI in 1982. Pete joined GE in 1979 and the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Niskayuna in 1981 where he currently works in reactor servicing.
Donna was born of IACC Charter Members, Joachim and Anna Zumbo in Albany, New York. A member since 1999 and has been active member on both the IACC Board of Directors and the IACC Foundation and a three time Women’s League president.
Donna has served on many committees for a host of different functions and takes great pride in keeping the Mother/Daughter Luncheon an annual event. Donna has commited to making “children under 12” free for many of the events sponsored by the Women’s League.
She has maintained helping the community, here and in Italy, with several projects through the Women’s League, including donations to several charities.
Donna lives in Albany and is retired from over 30 years of service with the Albany County District Attorney’s Office. Donna loves to travel, including several trips to Italy and Sicily.
Dino was born in Naples, Italy. He has been a active member of the IACC for several decades volunteering in many activities supporting the club, he can especially found in the pavilion during the spring and summer months on Friday Nights.
While owning his own business and working as a tailor, he has always taken pride with his exceptional craft, while showing everyone he comes across, both professional and personally, his grace and empathy through his kind loving spirit.
He now is semi-retired residing in Albany enjoying the things he loves like gardening, volunteering at the All Saints Parish, and enjoying his loving family made up of his wife Rosetta his two sons and one daughter all of who is married and have given Dino the honor of his favorite role as "Nonno" which he does with love and pride.
Linda and her husband Chris became members in 2014 and have been very active since. She has many memories of driving past the IACC as a young adult and feeling it always represented a strong sense of community; with families spending quality time together.
Linda and Chris who are not of Italian descent, are among many couples, enjoying the open membership now available at the IACC. Since retiring they have been available to dive right in and enjoy the many activities and events the club has to offer.
Linda participates in the women’s bocce league and attends many of the special events throughout the year. Including the monthly Women’s League meeting.
She has served as past president of the Women’s League and chaired the annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon & Fashion Show; a sold -out event open to the public.
Linda says: “I am proud to serve on the IACC Board of Directors and recognizes the diligent work The IACC Foundation Board and the Women’s League do in aiding our community through our annual service projects. I am happy to be a part of it."
Theresa ( Terry ) is a 2nd generation Italian American born the 4th child to Rocky and Kay Sano Andriano who were very active members with the IACC since the 1970’s.
Rocky was extremely social and served as pool chairman, as well as loving his role at the Thursday night Bingo. Kay was active with the Women’s league and attended anything social, she even claimed her own table at the pool.
Theresa first became a member of the IACC in 1990 and remained a member through 2005 while her children, Scott & Kathleen were growing up. She and her children spent summers enjoying the pool with many family members and friends who became like family and are still to this day.
Theresa has deep roots in Albany and grew up off New Scotland Avenue near many of her Sano Relatives. She attended St Teresa of Avila,Vincentian Intsitute and the College of St. Rose as a Graphic Arts Major.
Having rejoined the IACC 3 years ago she feels like she is “home” again where this wonderful culture is still alive with the feeling of family always present.
Theresa is a member of the Women’s Bocce League, Treasurer of the Women’s League and active with many social events during the year.
She continues her career of 25 years in professional Sales.Theresa holds the Culture of this wonderful “club” near and dear to her heart and is very proud to serve on the IACC Board of Directors to continue the legacy of her parents along with the spirit of all those who have served before her.
David and Marilyn became members in 2012. In anticipation of retirement David became active in the club to carry forward his Italian heritage that his father John who was a founding member intended in his initial commitment.
John immigrated to this country in 1932. He came from a town called Isola del Lire that is 70 miles due east of Rome. He ended up in the Albany area because of families that were from the same area in Italy. He did a number of different jobs became a citizen and fought in World War II.
When he came home he started a construction business and married the then Anna Gabriel. David was born in 1948 the oldest of three children. He graduated from Bishop Gibbons High School 1966 and went on to Utica College of Syracuse
University taking a BS degree in Contracting and Construction in 1970.
Being the oldest child in an Italian family David’s career took him thru a number of family businesses. He managed a hotel & restaurant. He has constructed an apartment complex, assorted commercial buildings and site development for residential homes.
He held a commercial real estate licenses for over 20 yrs. Finally he finished up with the ownership of a Days Inn. David is presently Treasurer of the IACC Foundation and House Committee Chair for the IACC Club.
Jim Sano is a lifelong city resident, educator and coach in the Albany Public School System. For more than 30 years, was a successful teacher and coach in the Albany public school system. Mr. Sano’s teams won numerous championships in the seven sports he has coached.
Looking for another way to demonstrate his commitment to the community, Mr. Sano sought and won election to the position of 9th Ward Councilman for the Albany Common Council in 2001, was the Chair of the Budget and Finance committee from 2002-2013 and Majority leader from 2002-2006. Jim Sano has been our lifeguard since 1978 and has been involved in almost every possible position from
Chairing events to President of the organization in 2000-2002, 2005 and again in 2019.