October 16, 2008
Jamie’s Restaurant in Dormont, PA was the setting for the third annual Wine Tasting and Dinner event sponsored by the IOCC Pittsburgh Metropolitan Committee on October 16, 2008. Wine steward Jack Brice gave a brief overview of four unique wines featured with the main entrees of Osso Bucco and Chicken Napolitano. In addition several IOCC Committee members gave brief descriptions of crucial work that IOCC is currently doing in key countries around the globe: Barbara Banosky on Kosovo, Todd Madden on Greece, Rita Madden on the Holy Land and Mary Ann Reck on Ethiopia. Additionally, Dr. Bill Wusylko spoke about his personal experiences helping with Gulf Coast Relief Projects. The guest speaker for the evening was Alexis Troubetskoi who discussed his IOCC experience in Russia. Chairperson of the IOCC Pittsburgh Metropolitan Committee Nick Terezis also gave an overview of the local activities to raise funds and build awareness of the far-reaching hands of IOCC. The evening concluded with question and answer session followed by tiramisu for dessert.
Over forty people attended and resulted in net proceeds of $1,200 to IOCC. We sincerely thank the event chair people: Danielle Opacic, Dawn Kosanovich, and Maria Stanojevic.