Clubs

Italian Workmen’s Club (IWC)

Founded in Madison, Wisconsin, by Italian Workmen, on the 18th of January, 1912, with the object to better the economical conditions of the Italian Workmen; to protect and help the members; and to develop friendly relations in the community. To apply for membership, you need to be an Italian man or a man married to an Italian spouse.


Address: 914 Regent Street, Madison, WI 53715 | Clubhouse Telephone: 608 258-1880

Contact Person: Ross DePaola |Email: RDWestlab@aol.com

Website and Bi-Monthly Newsletters: www.iwcmadison.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/IWCMadison

Festa Italia Website: www.festaitaliamadison.com

CIAO! (Cultural Italian American Organization)

Founded in early 2001 when a group of Italian-Americans decided to form an Italian social club for men and women. CIAO! offers cultural events for men and women of Italian ancestry, including spouses of Italians, with a mission of preserving their Italian heritage.


Contact Person: Maria Messina Ritacca, President, CIAO! | Email: mritacca@charter.net

Italian-American Women’s Club (IAWC)

Founded on February 22, 1934, as a mutual aid society for the purpose of greater social understanding, comradeship and beneficial aid to members and their families of the Italian-American women of the Greenbush neighborhood in Madison, WI. It was an auxiliary club to the Italian Workmen’s Club. Today, they are a non-profit organization with membership open to any woman who shares an interest in Italian language and culture. You do not need to be Italian to join. Meetings are held 1st Wednesday, each month.


St. Joseph’s Church | 1905 W. Beltline Hwy | Madison, WI 53713-2335.

Contact Person: Jean Musillami | President (608 273-1711)

UW-Madison Italian Club

The UW-Madison Italian Club is welcome to anyone, even if you are not studying Italian or do not know Italian but are interested in the language/culture. People who join are notified of official (and unofficial) Italian Club meetings on campus. You can bring your friends to meetings too!

Email: uwitalianclub@gmail.com – to be added to their mailing list for Italian Club events and news information.


Faculty Coordinator: Jelena Todorovic | jtodorovic@wisc.edu

UW Italian Club Facebook page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28276254670&ref=ts (exit WisItalia).