Passing of Mary Ellen “Mel” Fariello

Dear members,

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of another of our dear friends and members, Mel Fariello. Mel passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Mel was the wife of the late John Fariello, another UIS member. Mel attended our meetings for many years and was also very active at San Antonio Church. She willed be greatly missed.

I will pass along the details of any services when they become available.

With much sorrow,

 

 

 

Passing of Bea Wilkens

Dear members,

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of our dear friend, Bea Wilkens. Bea left us on Friday, January 20th. Bea served as chairperson of our Charitable Giving committee. She was much beloved and a fixture at our meetings for many years. She willed be greatly missed.

I will pass along the details of any services when they become available.

With much sorrow,

 

 

 

2017 U.I.S. Valentine Dance on Saturday, February 11

Mark your calendar and buy your tickets now for the U.I.S. Valentine Dinner Dance on Saturday February 11, 2017.
Tickets must be purchased by February 5th.
Please visit our Corporate Donor Page where we recognize the generosity of our amici!

Click to open our 2017 Valentine Dance flyer and ticket form

THANK YOU!
Tables were sponsored by local businesses, many owned by members of our United Italian Society. Please support them whenever possible. 
Tables can be sponsored for $25. Valentine Dance Table Sponsor Form

A special thanks to our corporate friends for their donations of gift certificates, merchandise and other items in support of our Valentine Dance. We truly appreciated their generosity, and hope that you will support them by visiting their establishments. When you do, pass on a thank you from United Italian Society.
You can click on their logo to visit their website. Ciao!

UIS Christmas Party!

Our annual UIS Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday, December 4th in lieu of our regular meeting.  Cost is free for members and $10 for each guest.  Please bring a gift in the range of $15 for the gift exchange.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, dinner will be served around 7:45 pm.   Please register your guests at the November meeting or by emailing president@uiscincinnati.org

You can also fill out this online form to RSVP.

San Antonio’s 80th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

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Support San Antonio Church and enjoy a great meal. Carryout orders starting at noon, Dine-in 2 pm until 7 pm. Adults $9, children $4.  Dinners include all you care to eat spaghetti with homemade sauce, handmade meatballs, salad, bread, beverages and dessert! Dinners are served in the Church hall at 1950 Queen City Ave., at White Street.

Sacred Heart Ravioli Dinner


The Sacred Heart Ravioli Dinner is Sunday, October 9th. Dinners begin at noon and end when the food runs out! The dinner is a major fundraiser for the church which helps make our meeting hall affordable. It’s a good meal and a great time where you are sure to meet many old friends.  The dinner relies heavily on the efforts of its many volunteers. Please call Marlene at 922-7007 if you are interested in helping.

Fundraiser for “Super Luke” 9/23/16

Fundraiser for Super Luke

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As many of you know, member Josie Niemeier’s grandson, Luke Knapke (or Super Luke, as he is known), has been bravely battling is battling neurofibromatosis, a form of pediatric brain cancer.

To help Luke’s family, the Probate Court of Hamilton County is hosting a fundraiser Friday, Sept. 23 from 7 pm – 11 pm at the Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Lane (off Cheviot near the North Bend intersection) in Monfort Heights.

There will be food, soft drinks and beer raffles, split the pot and games of chance. Grand Prize is a 55” Flat Screen TV. Tickets are $20.00 each at the door (Adults only and includes admission and a chance on the TV.) Brad Johansen of WKRC-TV will join us to speak.

Death of Peppina Ottaviani

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I am saddened to pass along the news that longtime UIS member Peppina Ottaviani, mother of Linda Gromen, passed away on Sunday. Her visitation will be held Friday, July 15, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Gwen Mooney Funeral Home-Elden Good Chapel, 2620 Erie Ave in Hyde Park.

You can read further details here.

Please keep the Ottaviani and Gromen families in your prayers.

Joe Mastruserio
President, UIS

No July Meeting

A Message from the President

There is NO July meeting. Enjoy the holiday and we will see you on the 2nd of August.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the UIS Family Picnic this past Sunday and special thanks to the cooks, Dave Sabatelli and Earl Einhaus and the setup crew, Phil Sabatelli, Paul Wagner, Sandy Sabatelli and Rose Einhaus.

Since the departure of Fr. Earl Fernandes, Sacred Heart no longer says Mass in Italian, but the church still needs our support. The Italian groups have made the first Sunday of each month as ‘Italian Sunday’ at Sacred Heart Church and ask for your support at the 9:00 a.m. Mass those days.

Joe Mastruserio
President, United Italian Society