The Lido Civic Club Announces 2018 Public Service Award

| June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce that it has selected Donald P. Loren, Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security, and Preparedness, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to receive the 2018 Public Service Award.

This award will be presented at the annual Lido Past Presidents Night Gala on Saturday, 10, November 2018 at the Bethesda Golf and Country Club.

“We are delighted that on this, the 89th Anniversary of the founding of the Lido Civic Club, we are honoring an outstanding American of Italian descent who, as a public servant, has faithfully served our country for many years and risen to the top of the Federal Agency responsible for supporting our veterans”, said Tom Regnante, President of the Lido Civic Club.

Appointed by President Trump in August 2017, Mr. Loren oversees VA’s force protection and mission assurance efforts by leading the facilitation and integration of the Department’s emergency management response and recovery, personnel security and suitability, and security and law enforcement activities. These efforts aid to prevent and mitigate degradation of VA services to Veterans and employees, as well as to support federal response efforts for incidents and emergencies. His full biography can be seen at .

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C. was founded in 1929 by a group of Italian American businessmen and professionals to assist new members of the Italian American community assimilate into the civic activities of the community, to support worthy civic activities and patriotic causes, to honor outstanding Italian Americans, and to celebrate their mutual Italian heritage and culture. Since 2004, the Lido Civic Club has awarded more than $637,500 in college scholarships to Italian American students and has promoted the Italian language and culture. The group has also assisted wounded service men and women and has been involved in many charitable activities. For additional information, go to or contact Mark Letenzi, Director of Publicity

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