The Kiwanis Club of East Boston
Kiwanis Club to Honor Albert “Buddy” Mangini as the “Kiwanian of the
Year” for 2011.
Awards Banquet to be
Held April 8 at Spinelli’s of East Boston
EAST BOSTON – The Kiwanis Club of East Boston has selected
long-time Kiwanian and community activist Albert “Buddy” Mangini of
Winthrop as “Kiwanian of the Year” for 2010-11, and the club invites
his many friends and colleagues to attend a banquet in his honor.
The Kiwanian of the Year banquet will be held Friday, April 8,
starting at 6 p.m. in Spinelli’s Banquet Facility, 280 Bennington
St., Day Square, East Boston. Tickets are limited and are available
at $50 per person; no tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets,
contact any Kiwanis Club member or call Ticket Chairman George
Gambale at 617-569-0991.
Mr. Mangini has been a member of the East Boston Kiwanis Club since
1994. He served as president for three consecutive years, and he
currently serves on the board of directors; he also served as the
Kiwanis District 14 Lieutenant Governor.
As a Kiwanian, he has been active in numerous projects, including:
the Senior Picnic; the Bicycle Safety Rodeo; the EBARC Holiday
Program; the Kiwanis One Day “Global Day of Service” cleaning up
Belle Isle Marsh; the Student Reading Program at the Curtis Guild
and James Otis schools; the East Boston High School Key Club, the
Food Pantry Drive at the Grace Federated Church and the Meridian
House; the Past Lt. Governors Association; and the East Boston
His accomplishments and activities include: Grand Marshal of the
2004 Columbus Day Parade and General Chairman for the past 25 years;
the Eastie Pride Day Committee; the Salesian Boys and Girls Club;
the East Boston Chamber of Commerce; the board of directors at the
East Boston Social Centers; the Bay State Chapter of Freedoms
Foundation; the East Boston Sempre Avanti #1600 Sons of Italy in
America; the Italian Heritage Committee; the board of directors at
the East Boston YMCA; the Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart Church;
the St. Francis Council Knights of Columbus and the Bishop Chevrus
Assembly 4th Degree; past board member of the East Boston
Neighborhood Health Center; the East Boston Relay-for-Life (Cancer)
Committee; past president of the East Boston Fire Relief Fund;
chairman of the East Boston Bicentennial Committee; and former
member of the Shriners’ Aleppo Temple.
He is also active in many veterans organizations, including: the
East Boston Veterans’ Council; the American Legion, Veterans of
Foreign Wars, and the Disabled American Veterans; and chairman of
the Military Concerts Program in East Boston.
Mr. Mangini is a graduate of Boston College High School and Calvin
Coolidge College in Boston. He is the former co-owner of Mangini’s
Restaurant in Orient Heights. He is the father of Albert, Jr. and
grandfather of Anthony Mangini.
As part of the Kiwanian of the Year celebration, the Kiwanis Club is
publishing an ad book honoring Mr. Mangini. Those interested in
purchasing an ad can contact Kiwanis Club Ad Chairman Bill Chisholm
by calling 339-226-1029 or Kiwanis President Marisa DiPietro at