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Saint Ambrogio Society is a social club located in Rockford, Illinois, USA.  It began as an Italian-American club only for those who migrated to America from the Ferentino region of Italy, but today it has grown to open it's doors to all peoples and cultures.  It's purpose is to bring together those interested in socializing, fellowship, music, laughter, and games while supporting various civic and charitable works to enrich the lives of it's members and the community.

Because the roots of the Club's past go deep to it's ITALIAN HERITAGE, it will continue to feature activities that educate and share popular Italian traditions with friends and family.  Events include Italian food, music, and Bocce (Italian lawn bowling), along with Tombola and raffles.  Many parties are held throughout the year to celebrate various events and holidays including the annual multi-day traditional Feast of Saint Ambrogio in mid August.

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** Upcomming Events**

  • Kids Christams Party - Saturday Dec 1st - 11:00 am - Must have signed up previously to attend
  • Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Party - December 6th @ Nunzio's - See officer or council for information
  • Prime Rib Christmas Dinner - Saturday, December 8th - Appetizers 5-7 pm, Dinner 7-8 pm, Live Entertainment "Tribute" 8-11 pm - $35 per person
  • Tom & Jerry's - Monday, December 24th & Monday, December 31st 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • New Years Eve Gala - Monday, December 31st - Hors d'oeuvres, Dinner, Desert, Dancing, & Breakfast! $60 per person - More Details to come
  • Men's & Women's Pay Your Dues Dinner - Saturday January 19th (Dinner Free for Members ONLY) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


** Regular Events **

  • LUNCH Saturdays- 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Funday 11:30 a.m.—4 p.m.
  • Breakfast 3rd Sunday - 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • PASTA NIGHT 2nd & Last Wednesday Each Month - Starting Jan 2019 5:30 pm Start Time


** Club News **

Dear members,
The club is in need of your support!!!
The club member support for our Wednesday pasta nights, Sunday breakfast and Saturday lunches is very low. For our club to survive we need members to support our club events. We are a small club in membership so it takes all of our members to make this club thrive. We can't have the same small amount of members attend and volunteer for club events. We need everyone!
If there is any reason why you don't like to come to pasta night or any other event then please come talk to me and we'll try to fix this.

George Mattis

2018 GRIAA’s Italian Hall of Fame

Sam Sherman ObituaryLadies Auxiliary member Valeri DeCastris will be inducted into the Italian Hall of Fame at the October 13, 2018 banquet of the Greater Rockford Italian American Association (GRIAA).  Valeri and her family have been involved in the club since the 1930s, and her grandfather Orlando DeCastris served as president for several terms in the 1930s and 1940s.  Her husband Dave Beccue is a member of the club too.

GRIAA’s annual Italian Hall of Fame and Special Recognition Banquet honors Rockford-area Italian Americans who have made significant contributions to the Italian American community and the community at large.  These individuals have shown tremendous dedication, leadership and accomplishment in various endeavors.  Nominations come from the community and the honorees are selected by the GRIAA Hall of Fame Committee annually.  This prestigious group is inducted into the Italian Hall of Fame and special recognition awards for accomplishments in various categories such as arts, sports, business, military, etc. are also given.



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In Memory of Vito Rotello 1946—2017

Sam Sherman ObituaryNew News: (posted 6/22/17):Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1010 Ferguson St. Burial will be held in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation Monday, June 26, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. and continues on Tuesday at church from 9 a.m. until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers and plants memorials in his name to Boylan Catholic High School,C/O Advancement office, 4000 St. Francis Drive Rockford, IL 61103. . Express online condolences at: www.fitzgeraldfh.com


In Memory of Michael Bellone 1950—2017

Sam Sherman ObituaryNew News: (posted 6/1/17): Michael H. Bellone, 66, of Rockford, suddenly passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. Born September 12, 1950, in Rockford, the son of Christopher and Edith "Pepper" Bellone. He lived his entire life in Rockford, and was employed as a Driver for UPS. He was a member of St. Anthony Church, St. Ambrogio Society, Lombardi Club, LLL Society, Blackhawk Athletic Club, Venetian Club, and Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. Mike loved to play golf and bocce.

Funeral mass will be at 10:00am on Friday, June 2, 2017 in St. Anthony Church with Franciscan Friars officiating. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Gasparini & Oliveri Funeral Home from 4 – 7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.



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