Italian Clubs and Societies

UNICO – Milwaukee Wisconsin Chapter

UNICO National is an Italian American service organization in the United States, with
a chapter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its objective is to promote and enhance the
image of Italian Americans; for members to be of service to the community; to
promote Italian heritage and culture; to promote, support and assist
charitable, scientific, cultural, educational, and literary projects; to
promote members interest in public welfare and to cooperate with others in
civic, social, cultural development.


N47 W27184
Greenhill Drive | Pewaukee WI 53072

Tom Falsetti
(262 691-8868) | Email: tpfdds@hotmail.com

National Website:www.unico.org

 

Santa Rosalia Society

Founded in 2005 by Milwaukee area residents who
traced their roots to Santo Stefano, Quisquina, a town in the province of
Agrigento, Sicily. This Society is a non-profit charitable organization that
promotes the preservation of cultual traditions and family, and giving back to
the local community. Membership is open to any interested persons, with many
members ranging in age from grandchildren to grandparents. They hold an annual
fundraiser for a designated charity determined by its members. Meetings are held
approximately 8/year, with picnics and gatherings, as well.


N47 W27184
Greenhill Dr. 17035 Elizabeth Drive | Brookfield, WI 53005

Joe Zambito
(262 241-3421) | Email: annzambito@yahoo.com | jzambito@santarosaliasocieta.org

Website:www.santarosaliasocieta.org

Pompeii Women’s Club

Formed in 1978, this non-profit organization provides support for various charitable
organizations and projects in Milwaukee, WI. It is their aim to aid culturally
and historically to the community, not just the Italian community, but the
community at large.


Italian Community Center (ICC) | 631 E. Chicago Street |
Milwaukee, WI 53202 | Telephone: 414 427-4897

Order Sons of Italy in America

Filippo Mazzei Greater Milwaukee Lodge #2763 – is the only Wisconsin Lodge of the national Order Sons of Italy in America. This organization is for both men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. Its mission includes encouraging the study of Italian
heritage and culture in American schools anad universities; preserving Italian
American traditions, culture, history and heritage; and promoting closer
cultural realtions between the United States and Italy. ViewOSIA National Leaders 2009-11 announcement(pdf). The local Milwaukee chapter has bimonthly meetings at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.


Italian Community Center | 631 E. Chicago St. | Milwaukee, WI 53202

Contact Person: Joseph Palmisano | (414) 281-5556 | 5302 S. Hidden Drive | Greenfield,
WI 53221 | Email: jmpalmisano@yahoo.com

National Website:www.osia.org

Facebook Page:www.facebook.com/Sons.of.Italy

Sons of Italy Blog:<osia.wordpress.com

Milwaukee Ladies of UNICO

Founded on June 15, 1931. It is a service organization whose purposes are to provide
scholarships for women of Italian ancestry and to support community projects.
It sponsors fund raising activities, the proceeds of which are used to carry
out these goals. The Ladies of UNICO coordinates its programs with the Milwaukee
Chapter of UNICO for the betterment of both organizations.


Contact: Anna Pitzo pitzomom@wi.rr.com

Marche Group of Milwaukee

A family-orientated group formed to cherish traditions, help each other in times
of need and to entertain Marchigiani families with special events, ranging from
teaching your children how to make Capalletti to Adult Marche Regione Wine
tasting events. As you can guess, this is a fun group celebrating all things
from the Marche region of Italy. Besides hosting events (there are no formal
meeetings at this time), the group keeps its members informed through quarterly
newsletters on Marchigiani Italian information, such as the “Marche Cultural
Happenings” and “Articles of Interest Pertaining to Le Marche Italian
Americans.” The Marche Group is currently working on a website. There are approximately
50 members, some from as far as Connecticut. Milwaukee, Fond du Lac and Kenosha
are populated with Italian-Americans from the Marche region of Italy.


Contact Person: Tim Kenney (414 303-0992) | kenney1880@yahoo.com

Contact Person: Jim Santi | SaintJ36@aol.com

United States Marchigiani Group Facebook Page:www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=51520765990.

Italian Community Center of Milwaukee

Wisconsin’s largest Italian-American organization. It was founded in 1979, shortly after a successful festival organized by a group who had grown up in the city’s Italian neighborhood and wanted to recreate the “festa” that was such an important part of their
childhood. Since that first effort in 1978, the ICC’s annual Festa Italiana has
come to be recognized as America’s premier Italian festival. It’s a celebration
of all things Italian – music, food, tradition and, of course, family. The ICC
also publishes The Italian Times 11 times a year, sharing local, national and
international news about Italians and the Italian experience.Classes in
introductory Italian are offered for adults, and free Italian classes are also
available for children.
Twice a year, the ICC’s Culture
Committee presents Student Culture Day, at which middle school students spend a
half day at the Center learning such things as how to make pasta and play
bocce, and becoming “Italian immigrants” at Ellis Island. The annual “Taste of
Italy,” a food-sampling extravaganza, has become a popular dining experience
for hundreds of Milwaukee area residents. The ICC operates a public restaurant
 Cafe La Scala – and, during the summer months presents
four nights of free music in its spacious courtyard.


Italian Community Center | 631 E. Chicago St. | Milwaukee, WI 53202

Contact Person: Gina Spang (414 223-2180 – ICC phone number)

Website and Italian Times Newspaper:iccmilwaukee.com

ICC Facebook Page:www.facebook.com/ICCmilwaukee

ICC Cultural Group on Facebook:www.facebook.com/groups/250177481670368

Festa Italiana Website:www.festaitaliana.com

Giuseppe Garibaldi Society

Founded on December 7, 1908, at the rooming house now known as “Potter’s End” in the Bay View area of Milwaukee. The Giuseppe Garibaldi Society provides companionship
and social activities. Starting out with 40 members, the society grew to 136
members in 1929, 192 in 1939, and 219 in 1952. Today, there are approximately
125 members. The Giuseppe Garibaldi Society is Milwaukee’s oldest Italian
organization in terms of years of continual existence. The Garibaldi Society is
open to individuals who are of Italian decent or married to an Italian.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month.


Address: Giuseppe Garibaldi Society | Milwaukee, WI 53207

Membership Contact: Tim Kenney (414 303-0992) | Email: kenney1880@yahoo.com

Website:www.garibaldisociety.org
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  • La Societa’di San Giuseppe
  • Madonna Del Lume Society- Maschile
  • Madonna Del Lume Society- Femminile
  • Justinian Society
  • Addolorata Society
  • Avanti
  • Tradizione Vivente
  • National Italian Golf Tournament for Charities.