and its history! The Association A.L.M.A. was founded in Rome in
1956 by Cardinal FRANCESCO SAVERIO ROBERTI, a native of the Region
Marche. He was born in Pergola, a small town located in the northern
province of Pesaro, on July 7th 1889. Since the moment he was first
transferred to Rome he realized the difficult conditions the other
Marchigiani were living in and he felt the need for an association
that would be capable of helping them spiritually and physically.
But it was only in 1956 that he finally succeeded in forming the
Associazione Lauretana tra i Marchigiani residing in Rome. It was
named after the Virgin of Loreto, protector of the Region Marche
and all the Marchigiani.
M A. in Canada was founded in November 1976 and on April 22nd 1998
A.L.M.A. was recognized as an official member of the "Albo Regionale"
by the Marche Region and it became:
Regionale dei Marchigiani A.L.M.A. CANADA INC.
In 2001 A.L.M.A. CANADA has as members over 500 families that include
children, teenagers, young people, adults and seniors.
Board of Directors is formed by 11 members and they are in charge
for two years. Elections take place every two years and all decisions
taken by the Board are made by majority of the votes. Members can
present themselves as candidates for as many times as they wish
and can be re-elected just as many times. The first president, Giulio
Polidori, who was in charge only for one year, was followed by Domenico
D'Alesio (one term), Avv. Francesco Ciampini (three terms), Cav.
Maria De Grandis Marrelli (four terms) e Camillo D'Alesio (seven