The Vespa Committee of Washington, DC Inc.
Our Mission is to educate others about Italian culture and the nexus between Italian culture, art, design and the general breadth of the impact of the Vespa, including its long history within the Italian culture as an iconic symbol of liberty and making that history available for generations to come.
Sunny Howe, Treasurer
Charles Smeed, President and Chairman
Finnea Ann Wagaman
Vice President-Secretary, vacancy
Willy Meaux, Founding Member, Emeritus
OUR HOUSE - CASA ITALIANA
As an organization dedicated to the celebration of an iconic Italian symbol of liberty, we are proud to have emerged from our recent beginning as a program committee of the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center to our present status as an independent foundation with our own unique mission, celebrating Italian art, design, performing art and the freedom we all enjoy thanks to the Vespa.
Corradino D'Ascanio, the designer of the original Vespa and many subsequent models, deserves to be celebrated for his contribution to the world for this artful, elegant, energy efficient and splendid way to travel. We enjoy reaching the cultural events we celebrate by the Vespa. You can be one of the Vespisti too. Benvenuto!