SIA Auxiliary August 2015 Newsletter

NEXT AUXILIARY MEETING: TUESDAY August 25, 2015

6:30 PM – Board        7:00 PM – Membership

****NEW LOCATION SOUTHRIDGE MALL****

We had a Membership Drive and Ice Cream Social at our July meeting and we had 40 ladies attend.  Thanks to all who brought school supplies that were donated to Orchard Place they were very happy to get all the supplies for the children.  I am so excited to welcome our newest members:   Eileen Kaluza, Mary Romaneli, Teresa Cardamon, Audra Hutton, Susan Hunter & Donna Reich.  WOW 6 new members for July we are so glad to have all you ladies join our SIAA family.                                                                                                           Lisa Vivone Cruchelow, President

FESTIVAL THANKS:

Thanks to the 77 ladies who helped the SIAA Tent, Cultural Hall, Kids & Beverage tents.  You ladies ROCK!         **We appreciate all you do out of the goodness of your hearts!**

A BIG THANKS to Bordenaros Pizza for donating sauce and to Graziano’s for the BIG meatballs they were a big hit.  Thanks to Scornovacca’s for donating the pizza for the children’s contest and Tumea & Sons Restaurant for donating the pasta for the children’s contest.

 *****NEW MEETING SPOT AS OF AUGUST****

I am so excited to tell everyone that we have grown out of our current meeting spot and wish to thank Paper Systems for giving us a temporary home for over a year.  Our new meeting spot that will take effect in August will be at Southridge mall.  Go in the main Mall Entrance which is the North side behind Target and go half way in the mall and we are on the right side.  Look for the red, white & green balloons.  Thanks to St. Catherine’s Church and Teresa Ryan at Drake for their generosity.

 SIAA/SIA CLUB PICNIC

Saturday September 19th CLUB PICNIC at Noon-2pm we will have our family picnic at Columbus Park in Des Moines.  We will supply the meat & buns and tableware, you all just need to bring a side to share, drinks and chairs.  We had a great showing last year so we hope this new location will bring even more families out as they have a playground, tennis court, basketball court, bocce court & a water area for the kids.

 THANK YOU TO…

All the ladies who brought toppings for our ice cream social.  August refreshments will be provided by: Barb Iaria, Jeanne Knight, Ricky Harkin & Teresa Watts

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO…

Sue Hiltbrunner 8/3, Audra Hutton 8/9, Toni Casber 8/10, Jeri Leo 8/15, Dee Dee Underwood 8/19 & Che’rie Russo 8/19, Jeanne Knight 8/20, Eileen Kaluza 8/24

ANNIVERSARY CONGRATULATIONS TO… 

Michelle & John Murrow 8/5/ (20 yrs) Jonanne & Frank Caligiuri 8/7 (44 yrs), Teresa & Nick Cardamon 8/17 (24 yrs),  Susan & Erick Hunter 8/20 (27 yrs)Jennie & Terry Dooley 8/21 (22 yrs), Lupe & Larry Babcock 8/24 (52 yrs), Melissa & Joe Mauro 8/29 (17 yrs) and Elizabeth & Tim Houge 8/30 (30 yrs)

**SAFE BACK TO SCHOOL FOR ALL**

SIA Men’s July 2015 Newsletter

Please click here to view the SIA men’s July 2015 newsletter.

The next meetings will be At Scornovoccos Pizza on July 12, 2015 and Sept. 13, 2015. The Board meeting will begin at 4:00pm with the regular meeting following at 5:00pm.

Our August meeting will be at Prairie Meadows Track Side Pavilion at 12:00 Noon. See the newsletter link above for RSVP information.

SIA Auxiliary July 2015 Newsletter

SOCIETY OF ITALIAN-AMERICANS Auxiliary

****MEETING TUESDAY JULY 14, 2015****

6:30 PM – Board        7:00 PM – Membership 

Are you all getting excited for the Festival?  The SIAA ladies are going to be very busy getting things ready to show off our Italian heritage.  Please read over the newsletter as there is a lot of information in here.                                                                            Lisa Vivone Cruchelow, President  

From the SIA/SIAA Scholarship Committee:

Congratulations to our four winners of this year’s scholarships: Alexis Blonigan, Jeremy Caracci, Lucinda Feeley & Chelsea Iennarella.  Please join us to congratulate these four on Saturday, July 25th at the Italian-American Heritage festival of Iowa at Western Gateway Park at 3:15pm on the main stage.

**IMPORTANT DATES**

Thursday July 2ndPlease join us at Jasper Winery for the band The Workshy.  We will meet there at 5:15 if you want to bring a snack to share great and we will try to save tables and chairs but you may want to pack a bag chair.  Please email Lisa at lisa@paper-systems.com so who know how many chairs to save.  (Bands is on from 6-9pm)

Tuesday July 14thWe will have an ice cream social to kick off the festival. And this will be our membership drive so for every guest you bring your name goes in for a prize. Feel free to bring your favorite toppings to share.

Also, bring items for Orchard Place:  pencil bags/boxes, pens (red, blue & black), erasers, 3 ring binders(1inch or greater), colored pencils, crayons, hand sanitizer, note books, glue sticks, loose leaf paper, highlighters, markers, 2 pocket folders, rulers, pencils, compass, Ziploc baggies, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, scissors, calculators (basic/algebraic/scientific) & back packs. 

Thursday July 23th at 5:30 set up the festival downtown.  I need 5 people to help me get the meatballs, sauce, & supplies down there if you can help call Lisa 240-5346 or email lisa@paper-systems.com.

Friday & Saturday July 24th & 25th Festival If you have signed up to work you will be getting a post card from me with your time and locations.  If you cannot work your shift it is YOUR responsibility to find a replacement.  Please show up 15 min before your shift.  Come down and show your support for your Italian Heritage.

Sunday August 2ndJoint meet with the men at Prairie Meadows Pavilion for a BBQ lunch.  This is for all members and their spouses or significant others.  The meeting will start promptly at noon and the lunch will start at 1pm.  Deadline to sign up is July 26th so let Lisa know ASAP if you are attending and how many.

Saturday September 19th CLUB PICNIC at Noon-2pm we will have our family picnic at Columbus Park in Des Moines.  We will supply the meat & buns and tableware, you all just need to bring a side to share, drinks and chairs.  We had a great showing last year so we hope this new location will bring even more families out as they have a playground, tennis court, basketball court, bocce court & a water area for the kids.  More details to come.

THANK YOU TO…

The ladies who brought our June refreshments.  July will be our ice cream social & membership drive.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO…

Santina Punelli 7/4, Jeannie Joiner 7/6, Gina Nelson 7/6, Barbara Iaria 7/11, Victoria Cianciaruso 7/13, Rosemary Acri 7/23, Suzanne DeFino 7/25 and Christine Brewer 7/27

ANNIVERSARY CONGRATULATIONS TO… 

Barbara & Paul Iaria 7/15(48 yrs)  & Mary Lee & Jerry Lane 7/20 (41 yrs)

**HAPPY 4TH of JULY BE SAFE**

Who’s that with the FIAT? The SIA Supports this Year’s Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa!

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2013 SIA/Vittoria Lodge Pitch Tournament Photos

2012 Christmas Party Photos

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SIA Auxiliary Answers the Call at Variety Club Telethon

Recently, the SIA Auxiliary (and three men) answered phone calls and took donations at the Variety Club telethon.   In addition, the auxiliary donated $240 themselves to the Variety Club.  Great job ladies!  Here are some photos from the telethon:

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