GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 17, 2004) — Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, will address the Rotary Club of New York on Tuesday, Dec. 21, with a special holiday message: “Christmas Greetings: Peace, Social Harmony and Free Enterprise.” Rev. Sirico will be introduced at the event by his brother, Tony Sirico, the actor who is currently featured in the HBO hit series The Sopranos in the role of Paulie Walnuts.
The Rotary meeting will be held at the Princeton Club, 15 W. 43rd St., in New York City. The luncheon begins at 12:00 noon and runs to 1:30 p.m. News reporters interested in attending the event should contact the Rotary office at (212) 633-1311.
Tony Sirico is a regular cast member of The Sopranos , now in its fifth season. In September, the show received five Emmy awards, including one for outstanding series. The show has also won five Golden Globe Awards, including the award in the Best Television Series - Drama category in 2000. In addition, the first two seasons of the show have been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.