Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Watson Society Association congratulates to Vera Girolami being elected President of the OSDIA

Carmelo Cutuli, president of The Watson Society congratulates to Vera Girolami, being elected as new national president of the Order of Sons and Daughters of Italy in America.

With nearly 135 OSDIA national officers, trustees, state presidents, national delegates, and their guests in attendance, voting members elected Vera Girolami as the second woman OSDIA National President.

This also marks the first time in OSDIA history that women held the two top positions in the organization, which fittingly coincided with the decision to officially change the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) name to Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA). To find out more about this historic moment, be sure to read the article in the Fall 2017 edition of Italian America magazine.

During the convention, leaders and delegates announced they raised $321,439 for OSDIA’s national charities:


Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Watson Society encourages diffusion in Italy of Nation Brander as a profession

Nation Branding aims to measure, build and manage the reputation of Countries. Nation Branding is closely related to Public Diplomacy and in this view is really just a metaphor for how effectively Countries compete with each other for favourable perception, be it with regard to exports, governance, tourism, investment and immigration, culture and heritage, or people (Anholt, 2007).

Nation Brander is who operatively plan and manage Nation Branding activities and may be seen not anymore as a Public Relations or Marketing specialization but a professional role of its own.

The Watson Society decides to support and encourage the diffusion of this relatively new profession to the Italian Country, by the means of its activities of advocacy, raising the awareness of any possible Nation Branding sector prospective stakeholder operating in Italy.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Rotary launches its Fellowship on CSR. TWS President Cutuli appointed as Institutional Relations manager

The brand new Rotarian Fellowship of Corporate Social Responsibility supports organizations, either privete or public, in achieveing the main social responsibility objectives, such as accountability, transparency, and ethics. The Fellowship is chaired by Gaetano Papa, Member of Rotary Club of Siracusa Monti Climiti.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. CSR policy functions as a self-regulatory mechanism whereby a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards and national or international norms. The aim is to increase long-term profits through positive public relations, high ethical standards to reduce business and legal risk, and shareholder trust by taking responsibility for corporate actions. CSR strategies encourage the company to make a positive impact on the environment and stakeholders including consumers, employees, investors, communities, and others.

Rotary Fellowships are independent groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants and alumni who share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends from around the world.

Fellowship activities vary widely. Members come together around hobbies or interests such as cricket or jazz, or vocations such as writing or medicine. Some groups are purely social while others use their fellowship for service projects.

The Watson Society’s President, Carmelo Cutuli, appointed as Institutional Relations manager of the new Fellowship.

You can contact this new rotarian fellowship by using the information listed in the Rotary Fellowships directory