club founder arnaldo ferraro
Dr. Arnaldo A. Ferraro was born in Italy
in 1936. After completing his education and studying law, he arrived as an
immigrant to the U.S.
in 1961. Here, he immediately became active in the community and in 1964 he founded the National Federation of
Italian-American Societies, Inc., the first Italian-American Federation in New York State.
While working in order to support his
family, he attended Fordham University from which he graduated with a B.S.
degree; he also attended Brooklyn College, New York University, St.
and Queens College. He later received a Masters
degree and Ph.D. Dr. Ferraro has been teaching at all levels.
In 1984, he was elected a member of the
New York State Assembly representing the 49th Assembly District
and in 1993 he was elected Republican State
Committeeman (District Leader) of the 49th A.D.
Dr. Ferraro is married and has four
children and one grandchild.