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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 May 25th - Family Pasta Night - 6:30 pm.
  • Saturday May 28th - Rummage Sale - 9:00-4:00.
  • Saturday June 25th - N&JT John A. Terranova, Sr. Bocce Tournament.
  • Monday June 27th - Men's Golf Playday at Timber Pointe - Link here for sign-up sheets.
  • Sunday July 17th - Chicago Cubs Rooftop Bus Trip.



** Club News **


In Memory of Joe Arbisi Sr.

Sam Sherman ObituaryNewNews: (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.








Elections of Officers for 2016

(posted 12/14/15): At the December assembly meeting, there were a few changes of the club officers for 2016 but most ran unopposed. Nick Mattis will be stepping down as Vice President and Jimmy Ciaccio will take over that position. Louis LaBella will be Treasurer replacing the temporary Frank Marconi.

There will be four new Councilors - Scott Fair, Mark Gugliuzza, Joe Loven, and Joe Saladino Jr. All new officers were sworn in at the Assembly Meeting.


In Memory of Peter Saladino

(posted 12/9/15): Clubmember Peter Saladino passed away December 5, 2015 at the age of 65. See his obituary for more information.








In Memory of Dave DeBruler

(posted 10/12/15): Clubmember David Debruler passed away October 6, 2015 at the age of 73. See his obituary for more information.






In Memory of Mary Pirrello

Sam Sherman Obituary(posted 9/17/15): Mary Pirrello passed away September 14, 2015 at the age of 94. Mary was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and played Bocce regularly with in the Women's League. Her husband, clubmember Sam "Slue" Pirrello, died in August 2012. See her obituary for more information.






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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