Bocce Signups a Huge Success! It’s Not Too Late To Join!

Schedule will be Announced in 2 Weeks!

We had a fantastic turnout for our Bocce Signup and Registration last Thursday. Thank you to all that were able to partake in the process, as well as your patience as we processed the Team info.

A few things to take note of…..1] Game dates will be on Wednesday and Thursday nites with the possibility of 1 more night due to demand.

2] Sal LeDonne is looking for anyone interested in helping Referee games. If you are interested, please call him at 508-344-0710, he will instruct you on the basic rules we play by. It’s very simple, and our groups are very cooperative.

We will have Captains act as referees if necessary.

3]  We are working out days for makeups, but Captains will be responsible for contacting opposing Teams to reschedule.

4]  The Club is working on building a second Court at this time, which will make Scheduling much easier on everyone.

5]  At this point, we have 19 Teams, and it is not too late to enter a Team, shoot me an email and we will get you on board! Email is dino44460@aol.com

The Season will last approx 12- 14 weeks with a Playoff between Division Winners in early August.

Stay tuned to this website for more info to come!

 

The Vote is In.. New Bar, Another Bocce Court!

 Bay Path To Build New Bar

You heard that right, Bay Path Vocational Technical School has contracted with the Southbridge Italian Club to build a new Bar.

This will be quite the showcase for the Italian Club, as we were fortunate to be chosen for one of their projects to be built at cost.

This Bar will be state of the art rebuild with phone charging stations, soapstone like bar tops, railings, and framework encased in Cherry.

We are assisting the students on this project and will be doing demo work on Saturday the 24th.

Could you as a Member drop by and help for an hour or so? We would love to have you, and appreciate anything you can do to help.

 A Second Bocce Court!

Yes, a second bocce court has been approved and will be constructed by end of Spring.

This is all due to the rapid growth of our bocce leagues here at the Italian Club. The demand is there, and participation has been fantastic.

Come down and check out our League, or come down this coming Thursday to join.

Beginners are welcome and flourish here. Free lessons for anyone.

Ciao

 

Members..Do You Have a Child That’s a High School Senior?

Nicolas James Garieri Memorial / Southbridge Italian Club Scholarships

 Don’t Miss Out!

The Southbridge Italian Club with Scott Garieri and Family will once again be offering a $1000.00 Scholarship to a deserving young Student at one of our local High Schools.

Please notify your Senior Class Child to start checking out the guidance office to apply for this Scholarship. I do not have a deadline for application as of yet, but the earlier the better.

Being local, and especially being a Member, will certainly increase chances. Join now, and give your child the upper hand .

Yes, Member families are considered first.

This is a great Scholarship memoralizing a wonderful young man from a fine local family.

 

Psychic Gary Mckinstry Is Coming Back to The Club!

Gary Mckinstry is coming back to “The Club” with his outstanding Psychic Show on April 21st.

With him comes a great nite of fun with lots of audience participation and exceptional accuracy. At our last gathering, he was able to reach almost every table, and we had a full house.

Doors will be opening at 5:30 sharp, with an Italian Buffet being served by 6:30, and Show starts by 7:30.

Price of the Tickets, 40 bucks, not only cover price of admission, but also a wonderful Italian Buffet before hand.

Remember, Members are always first in line for all events, this is a reasonable price for a night out these days when you consider it costs at least this per person if you were out for a meal somewhere. Never mind the fact that you will be entertained for what was about 2 hours of showtime the last time he appeared.

Now maybe you missed out on our last sold out shows, but we have tickets available now. Do not procrastinate! These will sell out !

Call us now and leave your name for Tickets before they are gone! Or stop by the Club Thursday nite…..or just contact any Board Member.

Ciao!

Memorialize Your Family Or A Loved One At The Italian Club!

Almost Sold Out ! Chair Memorials

Admist trying to upgrade your Italian Club, your board Members are looking outside the box to defray our costs, while keeping Membership fees low, and we think we’ve come up with something special.

We will be renovating our bar area win just a few weeks, and we want to share it with all our Members. We opened it up one night only, and already sold 11 Memorial Chairs.

If you are interested in having a chair dedicated to a loved one, we are inviting you to purchase a placarded chair for $200.

If a chair isn’t your thing, and you are of Italian decent, we are offering painted murals of your name and Family Crest on our exterior wall in the parking lot. These murals look outstanding, and you will be proud to see your Family Crest displayed every time you pull into the Club.

These murals are priced at $350, and are well on their way to being sold out!

Please take advantage of these two options to commemorate your family or loved on while helping us update your Club.

And remember, you can contact any Board Member or call us for more info.

Ciao!

 

Bocce Registration Thursday, 3/22/17 !

Thursday 6 – 8 pm, Make Sure Your There!

I don’t know if you are as snow weary as myself, but Bocce is certainly a sign that warmer weather is just around the corner

This Thursday is a mandatory signup day for everyone. We would love all to be present to finalize your game participation day [ have a backup date] , however, if you could have at least one Member present, that will suffice.

Remember, at this time, games will be Scheduled on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Please bring the following: Team Member names, phone numbers, and emails.

This is necessary so that everyone is on the same page with cancellations, and makeups.

And one last thing…bring in your Team signup fees.  The cost is $25 per Member and $40 per non-Member.

Ciao

 

Bocce and Spring…Almost Here?

Spring Bocce Sign ups are Here!

Amidst this wintery weather we are about to have, I can only look forward to those comfortably cool Spring evening and warm Summer nites playing Bocce down at the club.

Day by day we are a bit closer to our League opener, and that means we need to start our sign up process for the year.

As all of our past participants know, once you play, it’s quite the addictive, fun, sport.

Men and women alike are equally capable as has been proven by the success of our participants.

And with the contagiousness of this league spreading, so do the complexities of running a growing League.

We think we’ve found a recipe to make things easier on couples and individuals for planning their busy schedules.

What we will be doing is having multiple divisions, where all Teams play on the same nites every week.

We will begin by offering Tuesday and Wednesday nites. Game times will be different, but your day will be locked in. Once we fill these two days, we will also offer Thursdays to accomodate more teams.

Signups will be located at the Italian Club, 20 North Street, Southbridge. We are open every Wednesday nite for our Pitch league from 6 -10pm, so stop in. Also, you can Email me with the day you are available to play, whether you are a Team, or individual looking to be placed on a Team. Email is dino44460@aol.com.

The League will include an end of Season Playoff as well as Party.

Cost this Year will be $25 dollars per person for Members,  with a minimum of 4 players per team. This is the same cost as last year.

Remember, this is first come, first serve, and the reason being that our league is growing very rapidly as word gets out. We are also beginning to publicize this on our local tv channel as well as the tri-community papers since we have players from Sturbridge, Charlton, Brimfield, Dudley, and are expanding our reach.

Stay tuned here for more information to follow….

 

 

Embrace The Flavors of 12th and 13th Century Italy!

It’s a Porchetta, and it’s Amazing!

March 10th, 2018

Yes, the Porchetta of today is a true descendant of recipes found in the Vatican libraries originating in the 12th and 13th Century in Italy.

Porchetta was originally made from a whole deboned pig, seasoned , rolled , and cooked in a pit for 6 to 8 hours. It certainly involved a ton of labor, but the product was well worth the work and wait.

And the Southbridge Italian Club is about to share this incredible food in a more upscale manner with you in true Italian Style.

A multi course Italian Feast is coming your way. The tickets are 30 dollars per person, and included is the tip for the waitstaff.

Now please don’t confuse this with your typical 10 dollar spaghetti and meatball fundraiser. For your 30 dollars you will be getting 5 courses of food served on a china place setting.

Appetizers, authentic Italian Soup, bread, pasta with an incredibly delicious sauce, salad, Porchetta, and what would this meal be without a cannoli to finish.

This is a great nite out for all, and you will not be disappointed.

Doors open at 6:30pm, remember, we have an awesome bar for a pre meal cocktail or aperatif, dinner served at 7:30pm. Mark your Calendar Now, and buy your tickets now, we always sell this out…fast!

 

Grand ReOpening of Pitch League Tonite! 1/24/18

Food served 6-6:30pm, Pitch 6:30- ?

Join us at the Italian Club for our weekly Pitch Nite tonight and every Wednesday nite at 6pm.

We’ve revamped the League with more games, end of League party, food and snacks, and a guaranteed good time.

Whether you want to join us just one Wednesday, or all 12 weeks, we’d love to have you down.

And, please bring a few friends down to check out our Club!

Our cost is only 5 bucks a week, and this gets you into the game, and we always have something in the way of food to enjoy and snack on.

The reasonably priced beverages make it an inexpensive midweek nite out for all.

Come check it out, looking forward to seeing you, Ciao!

 

 

 

Pitch Has Begun At The Italian Club !

Your Invited, Every Wednesday Nite, 6:30 pm

Yes, all are invited to enjoy games of pitch on Wednesday Nites, and I heard rumor of some excellent food this coming Wednesday, free with your 5 dollar entrance fee to the Pitch games!

It’s a single player format, with different partners drawn weekly.

Cash Prizes awarded at the end of the playing Season.

Save this nite and have some fun with us, with a chance to win some cash!

We would love to have your input on the League as we are continually trying to improve on our format, etc.

Ciao, and see you there!