• Perhaps you’ll recall; Last fall we provided a remarkable number of back packs to a selected school site. This year we’re looking for school supplies. It is yet to be determined which school will be the beneficiary. John Gotelli has graciously offered the use of his pickup, first, to visit an appliance to ask for a donation of an appliance box, and second, to transport our collection to its final destination. We are asking you to donate school supplies to fill our box. Pencils, pens, rulers, markers, notebooks, construction paper, Kleenex, Elmer’s glue, stickers, hand sanitizer, computer paper, binder tabs, erasers.
    Anything you think appropriate for the cause! Please bring your items to the September 13 General Meeting. Let us know if you can’t make the meeting (4bigsue@comcast.net). Perhaps we can pick up. Let’s fill the box!!
  • September General Meeting  Sept. 13 
  • Al’s Pig Roast - Postponed
  • October Council Meeting Oct. 2 
  • October General Meeting  Oct. 11 * 
  • Food Bank Outreach  TBA 
  • November Council Meeting  Oct. 30* 
  • November General Meeting.  Nov. 8 
  • Fall Picnic  Nov. 10 **  
  • *Date subject to change at behest of Council
  • **  The cost is $10;  for adult guests; children under 12, DaVinci members, and veterans is free!  

Meetings Locations:


  • 1st Tuesday of each month 
  • Denny’s Restaurant
    5161 Thunderbird Road
    Glendale, AZ 85306
      6 PM Dinner. 7 PM Meeting


  • 2nd Thursday of each month 
  • Ironworks Restaurant
    (at Bell Air Golf Course)
    17233 N. 45th Avenue
    Glendale, AZ 85308
      6 PM Dinner. 7 PM Meeting



  •  La Befana, January 6 
  •  Carnevale  
  •  St. Joseph’s Table  
  •  Pasquetta  
  •  Picnic Lodge 
  •  Anniversary Celebration 
  •  Italian Republic Day (June2) 
  •  Members Appreciation celebration 
  •  Fourth of July 
  •  Ferragosto, August 15 
  •  Columbus/Italian Heritage Month (October)
  •  Thanksgiving 
  •  Family Christmas Party   


  • Alzheimer’s Association 
  • Arizona Veterans  
  • St. Vincent DePaul 
  • Italian Festival (participate)
  • Musical Instrument Museum (participate) 
  • Sister Cities Catania   (participate) 
  • Christmas Angels 
  • Toys-for-Tots 
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank  
  • Backpack Program
  • Bocce Tournament
  • Fun Trips/Casino Trips
  • Casino Night Italian Card Games – Briscola, Scopa  Tombola (Italian Bingo)
  • Italian Conversation Lessons
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Kids Activities (pizza making)
  • Olive Picking and Curing


  • Several DaVinci members participated at the Hearn Academy annual cultural event. Our display table contained a map of Italy, the Italian flag, pottery pieces, books, apron and kitchen towels unique to Sicily, a tri-fold poster board filled with postcards highlighting various Italian cities, pictures of typical foods, and included on the board were every day phrases. The children enjoyed the diversion of the day and the teachers were very welcoming and accommodating. It was great opportunity to share our love of Italy to the children.