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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.


 Read FISH FRY REVIEW article as published in RRstar April 11, 2014.


** Upcoming Events **

  • Wednesday April 8th - Family Pasta Night - 6:30 pm.
  • Monday April 13th - Assembly Meeting - 6:00 pm.
  • Thursday April 16th - Men's Bocce Meeting - 6:30 pm.
  • Monday April 20th - Women's Bocce Meeting - 7:00 pm.
  • Wednesday April 22nd - Family Pasta Night - 6:30 pm.
  • Tuesday May 4th Couple's Bocce Meeting - 6:30 pm.
  • Saturday May 9th - Cubs vs Brewers Bus Trip at Miller Park.
  • Sunday May 24th - Diamond Jo Bus Trip.
  • Monday June 22nd - Men's Golf Playday at Timber Pointe.



** Club News **


In Memory of Patti McGaw

Sam Sherman Obituary (posted 12/27/14): Patricia (Ruvolo) McGaw passed away December 22, 2014 at the age of 62. Patti was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and could often be seen at the club on Monday nights playing Bocce with the Women's League. See her obituary for more information.






In Memory of Rose Guzzardo Curry

Sam Sherman Obituary(posted 12/16/14): Rose Guzzardo Curry passed away December 14, 2014 at the age of 91. Rose was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and played Bocce regularly with in the Women's League. See her obituary for more information.






In Memory of Richard "Richie" LoPiccolo

Sam Sherman Obituary(posted 10/21/14): Clubmember Richard "Richie" LoPiccolo passed away October 19, 2014 at the age of 83. Richie was a well known member of the club who often attended most major club events. He also could be seen in the kitchen or out by the grill where he would demonstrate his cooking talents. Richie always had a good word for everyone he met both at the club and in his job at Gasparini and Oliveri Funeral Home. He will be missed by all. See his obituary for more information.



In Memory of Valentino "Val Eddy" DeCastris

Sam Sherman Obituary(posted 8/10/14): Clubmember Val DeCastris passed away August 4, 2014 at the age of 88. Val, who could be seen occasionally on the Bocce courts, was mostly noted for his extensive music career. He performed regionally, nationally and internationally and on many occasions here at the Saint Ambrogio club. See his obituary for much more information about Val.



New President Takes over Midterm 2014

(posted 1/13/14): A new election was held June 9th, 2014 to fill the postion of President. Louie LaBella is stepping down and will be replaced by George Mattis. Let's all welcome George to his new postion.


In Memory of Salvatore (Sam) Sherman

Sam Sherman Obituary(posted 4/28/14): Clubmember Sam Sherman passed away April 25, 2014 at the age of 87. Survivors include his wife Marie and brother Vince. Sam and his wife could often be seen near the bocce courts where they enjoyed the game and the people. See his obituary for more information about Sam.





Elections of Officers for 2014

(posted 1/13/14): Elections were held at the December and January Assembly Meetings for Club officers for 2014. Running unopposed for President was Louie LaBella, for Vice President Rick Terranova, for Treasurer Pete Giacomazzo, for Financial Secretary Don Gugliuzza, and for Recording Secretary Mark Gugliuzza (Councilor in 2013).

Two new Councilors ran unopposed - Frank Marconi, and Dan Pumilia. They will serve along with the current remaining Councilors Joe Caruana, Ed Erickson, Kevin Gugliuzza, and Ben Todaro. All officers were sworn in at the Assembly Meetings.



Note: News articles from previous years can be found in the newsletter archives - see the archive table.



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