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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 **

  • 13th Anual N&JT Memorial Couples Bocce Tournament - Sat June 24th - Contact John Terranova for more info

Player Signup Sheet / Sponsor Signup Sheet

  • Auto Show - Sunday, July 30th - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Cubs Brewers Bus Trip @ Miller Park - Saturday, Sept 23rd
  • Corkey's Funraiser Dinner - Sun Sept 24th - Contact Bob Corirossi for Tickets


** Regular Events **

  • FISH FRY Fridays – 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • 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.
  • FAMILY PASTA Second Wednesday - FAMILY PASTA Last Wednesday




** Club News **


In Memory of Jimmy Capicotte

Sam Sherman ObituaryNew News: (posted 10/31/16): Clubmember James "Jimmy" A. Capicotte passed away October 21, 2016 at the age of 92. Jimmy has been a very well known member of the club for many years taking part in many of the club events. He has served the club as councilor for several years and was elected president in 2007. He is shown in the photo at the left as he served as a Medic for the US Army in Italy during World War II. See his obituary for more details and photos.






Night Owls Show Up for Moonlight Bocce

Sam Sherman ObituaryNew News: (posted 9/26/16): There was a big turnout for the first-ever Saint Ambrogio Moonlight Bocce Tournament Saturday September 24, 2016. Most of the crowd managed to stay wide awake as the winners were determined. The winning team was George Mattis, Karen Anderson, Scott Matthews and Cristina Kalk. Follow the link to see more photos of the event.



Prize Winner at Festa Goofy Bocce

Sam Sherman ObituaryNew News: (posted 8/30/16): As part of the Club Festa Week activities, Goofy Bocce and Fun Fair was held on Saturday August 20th. A drawing was held for all of the participants including Ava Engelkes a three year old, shown at the left, who won a one month family membership to the YMCA, a $150 value. Ava is the granddaughter of Maureen Taylor who plays bocce in the women's league.










In Memory of Eleanor V. Biasin

posted 8/1/16): Eleanor (Pro) Biasin passed away July 28, 2016 at the age of 86. Eleanor was a well known member of the Ladies Auxiliary and could often be seen at the club helping with various events often in charge of ticket and raffle sales at the door. Except for the last few years, she was active on Monday nights playing Bocce with the Women's League. See her obituary for more information.







In Memory of Reno Picchi

Sam Sherman Obituary(posted 7/6/16): Severino "Reno" Picchi passed away July 2, 2016 at the age of 92. Reno has been a well known member of the club for many years. He loved to play Bocce and did so well into his late 80's. See his obituary for more details.








In Memory of Harry F. Turner

(posted 6/22/16): Clubmember Harry F. Turner passed away January 19, 2016 at the age of 82. He is a longtime member of the club and former board member. See his obituary for more information.









In Memory of Joe Arbisi Sr.

Sam Sherman Obituary(posted 4/16/16): Joseph C. Arbisi Sr. passed away April 14, 2016 at the age of 87. Joe has been a well known member of the club for many years. Joe, along with his wife Rosalie, could often be seen playing bocce together on couples night. He contributed his time as club Councilor prior to 2009. Joe was very active in community activities, politics, and Shriners. See his obituary for more details.








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

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