Welcome to the California Law Enforcement Columbia Association

ITALIAN HERITAGE PARADE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO’S NORTH BEACH

PROMOTING YOUTH SOCCER

Columbia Association President Leo Pierini (L) presents Coach Joe LaSala with a check for $500.00 and a Columbia patch to help cover costs for the 2022 season of the Hurricanes Youth Soccer Team.

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CHRISTMAS & AWARDS DINNER

2021

The Awardees for the 2021 Columbia Law Enforcement Columbia Association Dinner. See more photos in the EVENTS PHOTOS section.

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DUES FOR 2022 ARE DUE BY JANUARY 31, 2022

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2021

ITALIAN HERITAGE PARADE

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TOWN OF COLMA

HONORS ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH

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The Columbia Association is a proud supporter of

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For more information, go to https://www.baleaf.org/

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FROM THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

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YOU CAN STILL JOIN OR CONTRIBUTE TO THE

CALIFORNIA COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION

DOWNLOAN AN APPLICATION AND MAIL TO:

The California Law Enforcement Columbia Association

P.O. BOX 330416, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133-0416

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Italian Heritage Month October 2020

The Italian Heritage Parade, Italian Consulate and SFIAC presented a month of Italian cuisine, culture, music and community culminating with a full weekend of events October 9-11. The California Law Enforcement Columbia Association played an active role in these events and also took the lead in the generous Town of Colma raising the Italian Flag above its Community Center and making an official proclamation in honor of October being Italian Heritage Month.

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MEETING WITH THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY 2020

 

 

Members of the National Association of Carabinieri -SF met with Consulate General of Italy Lorenzo Ortona on Friday, October 9, 2020.

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CHRISTMAS & AWARDS DINNER 2019

The Annual California Law Enforcement Columbia Association and International Police Association Christmas Dinner and Awards Presentation featured retired SFPD Sergeant James Pera (left) receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by retired SFPD Sergeant Steve Bosshard. For more photos from the event, click on the EVENT PHOTOS tab.

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PRESIDENT OF ITALY VISITS SAN FRANCISCO

President of Italy Sergio Mattarella (far left) about to be greeted by California Columbia Association President Leo Pierini (far right) during his visit to San Francisco on October 18, 2019. For more photos go to the EVENTS PHOTOS tab.

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ITALIAN HERITAGE PARADE 2019

For more photos from the Parade go to the EVENT PHOTOS tab

https://youtu.be/-_5_gdKW76k

ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH 2019

On October 11, 2019 festivities were held at San Francisco City Hall to celebrate October as Italian Heritage Month. In attendance was Associazione Nazionale Carabinieri – San Francisco President Marcellino Genelli (far left), SF Supervisor Catherine Stefani (red suit), Maria Pignati, this year’s Italian Heritage Parade Queen Gina Marie Guglielmoni, and California Law Enforcement Columbia Association President Leo Pierini (far right).

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COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION PARTICIPATES IN IPA EVENT

United States Representatives at the International Police Association events in Barcelona, Spain, June 2019

(Click on EVENT PHOTOS tab for more photographs)

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CHRISTMAS DINNER 2018

The 2018 Christmas Dinner was celebrated by members of the California Law Enforcement Columbia Association and the International Police Association, Region 9, with special presentations to retired officers Julio Bandoni, Angelo Spagnoli and Gianrico Pierucci and a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to retired SFPD Captain Al (Croce) Casciato. For more photos, click on the Events Photos tab above. For videos of the night’s events, go to

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14DG4KCwb9zGgBF2DHCuJesj1CS5OP2QT

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ITALIAN HERITAGE PARADE 2018

The Executive Board of Directors of the California Columbia Association would like to thank all those who volunteered and participated in the Italian Heritage Day Parade. Hope you enjoyed the Public Safety officers buffet and a special thanks to the SF Italian Athletic Club for providing a great meal. We look forward to seeing you next year. For more photos from the Italian Heritage Parade, click on the EVENT PHOTOS tab.

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FESTA COLONIALE ITALIANA 2018

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California Columbia Association

Christmas Dinner 2017

2017’s Christmas Dinner featured a special presentation honoring retired SFPD Commander Mike Puccinelli (left). See Event Photos for more pictures from the 2017 event.

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2016 Columbia Christmas Dinner

Consul General of Italy Lorenzo Ortona (center) addresses the group at the 2016 Columbia Association Christmas Dinner. CLECA Executive VP Steve Landi and Chaplain Joseph Landi (L) and President Leo Pierini (R).

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The NYPD Columbia Association Standard Honored in San Francisco 2001

Columbus Day Parade 2001 in San Francisco. SFPD Officers carrying the NYPD Standard in honor of New York Officers after Columbus Day events in New York were suspended following the tragic attacks of that year. For more details and photos on the story and history behind the above photograph, click on the HISTORY tab for the entire history of the California Columbia Association.

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