Update on Sun Lakes Italian-American Club

Steve Ambroso, President, Sun Lakes Italian-American Club

Viva Italia! It’s time for all Sun Lakes Italian-American Club (SLIAC) members and guests to get together on Monday, Oct. 4, for the first dinner meeting of the new year.

The SLIAC will be having a chicken marsala/risotto dinner meeting on Monday, Oct. 4, at Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom. This will be our first dinner meeting of the new year, as we took the summer off. All tables will be spaced appropriately, and there will be a maximum of six people per table. This will allow us to properly use social distancing and COVID-19 safety measures. There will be several tables for “singles only.” Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for sign-in and cash bar. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The cost for the dinner will be $20. If you are thinking about joining the club and want to check us out, feel free to come to the dinner meeting. When you join the club, there is a $15 annual membership fee that will cover you from October through May, 2022. If you are a member and on our mailing list, you will be receiving an email with RSVP info around the 15th of the month. RSVP must be made by Wednesday, Sept. 29, before the dinner meeting. After Sept. 29, it will be too late to add you to the RSVP list.

We had a successful May dinner meeting with over 70 members in attendance. The speaker at the May meeting was Gary Evanson, a local Italian wine expert, and everyone got involved and had a great time. The theme for the October meeting will be “Welcome back—let’s get acquainted in an Italian way.”

After a survey of members, the top five topics for future dinner meetings are as follows:

1. Best local Italian restaurants

2. Interactive Italian trivia

3. Italian genealogy

4. Best Italian cities to tour (Rome, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Capri, Venice)

5. How to do correct CPR/AED defibrillator

We are looking forward to a fun-filled dinner meeting with fellow SLIAC members. If you have questions, feel free to email or call me at [email protected] or 480-577-9445.

Grazie. Ci vediamo presto. (Thank you. See you soon.)