L’Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco is formed by men and women of Italian birth, Americans of Italian decent and many others just interested in the Italian culture and language. We are located in Delaware County and invite all those who may be interested in our activities and goals to join us.
L’Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco is very active in our local community.
Several of our functions include:
Italian language school – The school is intended for beginners as well as those more advanced in the Italian language seeking to either learn the language or perfect their skills.
Italian language and culture club – This program is offered to the 7th & 8th grade students of St. Mary Magdalen Elementary school in Upper Providence, PA.
Mass in the Italian language – Quarterly at St. Mary Magdalen Church – Upper Providence PA.
Monthly movies in the Italian language – This program is under the direction of Dr. Thomas Benedetti, Professor Italian language Widener University.
Bocce Club – Our bocce club members meet every Friday evening for a fun filled evening of bocce, food, and camaraderie with friends.
Annual Dinner Dance – Festive occasion with dinner and dancing, recognition of a local individual who contributes to the fostering of the Italian culture and language in the United States.
Annual Christmas Party – Fun filled afternoon with live music, buffet dinner, and visitation by Santa and Mrs. Claus with distribution of gifts for the children.
Annual Fundraiser – Afternoon of music, buffet dinner to raise monies for Don Guanella School & our scholarship fund.
Periodic Special Fundraisers – The Organization will occasionally hold a special fundraiser in order to support a major concern or disaster. Our last was to directly support a Technical School in Aquila following the recent earthquake.
Scholarship program – Annual rewarding of young individuals showing an interest in the Italian language and culture.
Youth Soccer – Sponsor of a youth soccer team in the Aston Soccer league.
Annual Italian Music Festival – Held in conjunction with Foreign Language department of Widener University.
Italian American Heritage Festival – Major sponsor along with other local Italian & Italo-American organizations.
Sponsors periodic bus trips to local places of interest.
For additional information please call……..
Nicholas Rapagnani, President, at 610-874-4149
For More information please contact us anytime!