News

2021 Member Dues
(December 29, 2020) -- The financial secretary is reminding all members that it is time to pay your dues for
2021. Please come to a meeting. We would love to see you. Or you can mail them to: The Italian American Society of Peoria, P.O. Box 6276, Peoria, IL 61602. Dues are $36 for a single membership and $60 for married couples. Deadline for payment is March 31, 2021. No one will be excluded from membership if unable to pay the membership dues. Please let us know of your circumstance. Thank you. 

Italian Heritage Celebration
(October 3, 2020) -- Join us on Sunday, Octobrer 11 as we celebrate our Italian American heritage and our society. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. at Alexander's (100 Alexander Ave, Peoria). We will have Italian music, dessert and appetizers for all to share. There will also be an opportunity to look at pictures from our past and learn about the beginning days of our Society and our history in the local area. Hope to see you there!

91st Festa - 2020
(July 14, 2020) -- Since 1929 the members of the Italian American Society of Peoria have celebrated our heritage with our annual Festa picnic. What began as a private event among the members has grown into a popular public event in the Peoria area. We were blessed to celebrate an amazing 90th Festa in 2019. 

Due to the COVid-19 pandemic, in order to comply with state-wide recommendations on gatherings and to keep our members and the greater communiy safe, the Italian American Society of Peoria will not hold a public Festa in 2020. 

This year we will hold a smaller, private, member-only picnic to keep the traiditon of the picnic going. We have every intention of returning in 2021 for our 92nd annual event and hope to see you all there to say, "Benvenuto!" (Welcome!). 

Internal Scholarship Applications
(January 5, 2020) -- The Scholarship Committee is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2020-2021 internal scholarships. Candidates for this award must be children or grandchildren of Society members deemed in good standing, having been a member for a minimum of five years. The scholarship may be used to defray the cost of tuition, books, or other academic expenses at the recipient's selected college or university. A maximum of $700 is awarded to each recipient. Members may request applications and selection criteria by writing to the Italian-American Society of Peoria Scholarship Committee at P.O. Box 6276, Peoria, Illinois, 61601. For more information, see our scholarships page on this website. 
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