|18 February: Membership Renewal
|18 March: Annual General Meeting|
|15 April: Spaghettata Abruzzese
A festive group of members, friends Mounties
Group of Lansvale the traditional
“Spaghettata Abruzzese” an event that takes
place immediately after the feast of Easter.
The event, organized by the Committee of the
Abruzzesi Association of NSW Inc., was opened
by Vice President Livio Commissione, who after
a minute of silence for the deceased loved ones
of the Association, reported the apologies of
President Luigi Bucciarelli, who had to leave for family reasons.
Livio Commissione gave his warm welcome to the Members and friends who continue to
nurture the sympathy, loyalty and love for our rich heritage of Abruzzo.
Hear words of congratulations and thanks were addressed to the Sponsors
and Benefactors for their high contribution, as well as the President of Club Italia
BenSonego and its efficient staff, together with the tireless Volunteers of the Association,
excellently performed the preparation of both food and food
table service.A four-course lunch was prepared, including a biscuit entre’e with
cheeses and olives, followed by “Spaghetti al ragu” with a typical Abruzzese sauce,
chicken and sauces with a mixed side dish, and finally a delicious limoncello cake.
Maestro Lucio Ventresca was there with music and songs, to promote tradition and
culture among young people and less young. The “best moment” – was the
performance of the young singers Giuseppe & Anka, children of European parents.
Listening to their melodious voices in the song of classical arias of Italian opera
immediately reported a clear silence in the hall, thus creating an electrifying
atmosphere followed by appreciations and emotions among the participants.
A lottery including nine awards was held during the day, giving more time for the
|23 June: Festa Invernale – SAGNE e FASCIULI
Two hundred and fifteen members and sympathizers celebrated in the grand hall of the Club Italia / Mouties Group the traditional “Winter Festival”. From the previous day some members of the committee together with the volunteers have committed themselves to the preparation of this food from the Abruzzo region. A homemade dish based on pasta, thin and cut into length, and the unmistakable taste of beans that are great energy reserve with the nickname of “Sagne-e-Fasciuli”
The President Luigi Bucciarelli thanked the Board of Directors and the committee of the Italian Club for their tireless cooperation, sponsors for their generosity and a warm thanks to the President of the Abruzzesi Association of Canberra Giovanni Di Zillo, accompanied by his wife and friends,to the President of the Associations of the Aeolian Islands, Brotherhood of Saint Bartolomeo
Apostolo Bob Natoli and the President of the National Association of Italian Sailors Mario Barone for their presence. The President Giovanni Di Zillo in his speech praised the committee and members of the Association affirming the importance of preserving the traditions of our countries.Music and songs of the good Maestro Lucio Ventresca. Very applauded the musical show of the kind singer Mimma Furlan from Canberra and of the talented singer Scalso Rosa. The various and popular melodies have immense joy in the hearts of the participants, the hearts and stomachs of which they were already heated by the succulent food Abruzzo.
|9 September: Harbour Cruise — Sightseeing & Island Dance Flow|
|7 October: World Italian Immigrants Day
From the speech of the President of the Abruzzesi Association of the NSW, Luigi Bucciarelli:
The president of Club Italia, Ben Sonego, has traced a brief history of Italian emigration to Australia. The first
Words of congratulation to the organizers of the event were given by the Consul General Arturo Arcano, Senator Francesco Giacobbe and Parliamentary John Sidoti representing Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
|11 November: Picnic Natalizio at KOKODA Memorial Park
|18 November: Roby Santini Show
Sunday, November 18, 2018, in the large hall of the Club ltalia, about 250 participants welcomed with joy, the singer-songwriter Roby Santini accompanied by his kind wife Barbara Di Iorio. The artist from Abruzzo, Roberto Santini, from Casalbordino province of Chieti, with the organization of FAADA (Federation Association of Abruzzo) has started his “Australian Tour” in the main Australian cities: Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane: the presidents of the Abruzzesi Association and the Club Italia underlined the purpose of spreading the Abruzzese language.The president Luigi Bucciarelli has had the task of master of ceremonies and the curtain raised with the well-known Roby Santini.The show takes place more with the notable project “The country boy” accompanied by the Master Lucio Ventresca. The unmissable musical show has given rise to applause among the people of Abruzzo who followed the funny and witty stories which have achieved great success in the regions of central Italy. Among the most famous songs such as Rosina, Fru Fru, The potato, Cicirinella teneva.., the most enjoyable was the song inspired by his parents, Giovanna and Angiolino with the refrain “ma a te chi t’ha fatt e fratete pure”. A huge dose of good humor was with the imitation of other artists followed by a cabaret sketch, where Roby Santini showed up with a wig and dressed like a drag queen.