Si was held yesterday, June 7, 2021, the Assembly of the College of Engineers and Architects of Milan for the new elections. Finally, after more than a year, the event took place in the presence, in compliance with the current legislation on Covid-19, at the splendid location of the Politecnico di Milano.
The President Gianni Verga, flanked by Eng. Davide Luraschi. “Given the moment, which we hope to have passed definitively, it seemed right to start again where we all started, on these benches”, Verga specifies. “I thank Adriano De Maio and Cristina Treu, who allowed us to organize the event in this room. It was a voltura choice, not a coincidence. I believe that this experience deserves to use a word that is used now a by the way nonsense, resilience, which is realized within the College through work and dialogue with institutions, such as the municipality of Milan and the Lombardy Region ”.
Not at least, Gianni Verga he thanked all the past presidents of the College who contributed, and still today contribute to the continuity of the commitment of the Milanese engineers. “I gladly leave the College as presidency”, concludes Verga. “Next year I will be enrolled in the College for 50 years: I enrolled immediately after having conafter graduation, and I will continue to work with dedication even as a partner. I think it’s nice to rediscover the seasons of duties ”.
Following, the Treasurer Eng. Davide Luraschi exposed all the initiatives carried out in 2020/21, and thanked the accountancy Rosangela Lacchini for her work within the organization and administration of the College, as well as recalling Quine’s commitment in providing the courses of Training also in FAD.
An important honor
Not just elections. This was the occasion, a moment of celebration, to confer on Eng. Amalia Ercoli Finzi the honorary member of the College of Engineers and Architects of Milan. The reasons are more than significant, as Gianni Verga points out. Over the course of his career, the engineer Amalia Finzi has been able to be “a link between a past and a future”, and his great merit is that he “is still within this great desire for planning”.
“My friend Verga is my witness”, Ercoli Finzi begins, “that when I received the proposal I immediately answered yes. I am lucky because I was able to live experiences, even if not easy – and I am talking about the War -, and on the other hand I had the joy of having a beautiful family, including seven grandchildren who are my joy. I am happy that it is the Collegio di Milano that honors me as a member because this city, Milan, has given me so much, and right here, our Polytechnic, has a profound value: it is a strong institution, values of knowledge that become matter. Engineers are the lowly labor of the Eternal Father. And we too stop every now and then to gaze at our works ”.