SIA Auxiliary July 2015 Newsletter


****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.


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 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

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.


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


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


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


SIA April 2015 Newsletter

Please click here to view the April 2015 SIA Newsletter.

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


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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Tumea and Comito Win SIA Pitch Tournament

Joe Tumea Jr. and John Comito were the winners of this year’s SIA Partner’s Pitch Tournament, held today at the SIA hall.  Pictured below are the winners with their hardware.  Congratulations guys and thanks to everyone who came out to play!



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