Upcoming Events




Dear Members:
The Fall General Meeting of ARAD will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in the lower level meeting room of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Upper Providence. Please plan to attend. Our club’s success depends on the participation of you its members. Come and support your organization. Mass in the Italian language will be celebrated in the church after our meeting by Monsignor Ralph Chieffo at 7:30 PM.
As in the past, food and refreshments will be served. The cost will be included in your
membership fee. Membership cards for the year 2017 will be available at the meeting with dues being maintained at $20.00 per family.
Order of business:
President’s report
 Financial report
 Other Committees’ reports
 Dinner
 Mass in the Italian language
For additional information call 610-212-9888

Important dates to remember:

October 29, 2017
Twenty-Sixth Annual Dinner Dance. Music by Vito Lombardo.
Heritage Ballrooms
2107 Mac Dade Blvd.
Holmes, Pa.
For information call Lou De Pietro at 610-842-6180, Dr. Jack Colombo at 610-891-0731,
Rosemary Di Berardo at 610-353-9064 or Nick Rapagnani at 610-874- 4149
December 17, 2017
Christmas Party with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Music and Christmas Show by Moreno Fruzzetti.
Heritage Ballrooms
2107 Mac Dade Blvd.
Holmes, Pa.

For information call Rosemary Di Berardo at 610-353- 9064,
Mary Lou Koch at 610-202- 9696,
Carla Generosi at 610-876- 5079, Casilda Quaciari at 484-680- 1172,
Dr. Jack Colombo at 610-891-0731
Additional news and information
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.
For information call Casilda Quaciari at 484-680- 1172 or e-mail at cqg20@comcast.net
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— – We are fortunate, that Monsignor Ralph Chieffo of St.
Mary Magdalen Parish in Upper Providence has agreed to celebrate Mass in the Italian
language for us on a quarterly basis.
Monthly movies in the Italian language—This program is under the direction of Dr.
Thomas Benedetti, Professor Italian language program at Widener University offering free Italian movies the last Wednesday of each month.
Bocce Club— -We again must thank Monsignor Ralph for allowing us to use parish
property for our new bocce courts. Come and see what a magnificent job our members have done to construct the new courts. 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/individuals who contribute 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 visit
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’s outreach program & our own scholarship fund.
Periodic Special Fundraisers— -The Organization will occasionally hold a special
fundraiser in order to support a major concern or disaster.
Scholarship program— -Annual rewarding of young individuals showing a special
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 the Foreign Language
department of Widener University in late March/early April.
Italian American Heritage Festival— -Our organization has been a major contributor
and sponsor to the Italian American Heritage Festival held annually in Rose Tree Park the first Sunday of June.
Italian Radio Program— — Under the auspices of Associazione Regionale Abruzzese DELCO. On Sunday May, 3rd 2015 at 9am Italian Radio Program “Mattinata Musicale” started broadcasting on WTEL AM (formerly WIP 610), hosted by Melissa Cannavo-Marino. Cannavo-Marino also hosts “Mattinata Musicale” on Wilmington’s 1450 AM WILM’s “Radio Italian Style” programs Sunday mornings at 8am.