The Italian American Cultural Club held its monthly meeting with President Carm Gentile presiding and discussion heard on the possibility of holding classes for children on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Eastern Gateway Community College to enhance the Italian culture and heritage with dance and language instruction.
Anyone interested was advised to contact Gentile or Lucia Scaffidi.
There were 104 members attending the meeting where Marci Colantoni reported the club is planning to have a float in two Christmas parades - Wintersville's on Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. and Steubenville's on Dec. 11 at noon.
Various reports were given at the meeting where Louise Donofe offered the opening prayer. A thank-you card from Amanda Notarantonio, one of the club's scholarship winners, was acknowledged. Ray and Lucille Piergallini were thanked for their hospitality in serving as hosts of the annual Italian picnic held at their farm on Sept. 5.
Bob Gaudio of the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival in Wheeling thanked all those who had helped at the July event and reported on a Nov. 6 fundraiser being presented by the culinary class of West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling. Tickets for a "Beautiful Evening of Wine" will be $65.
Gentile issued a reminder that the officers and board members will meet at EGCC on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.
Michelle Fabbro shared a video she had made of the Italian festival in Wheeling.
Terry Long won the 50-50 drawing. The next meeting will be Oct. 11.