Club Sponsors

Club Charities

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Club History

Please note: This area of our website is still undergoing construction. John Beguin, a Club Trustee, is largely responsible for providing the content and background information contained on this page. If you have photos, historical information or anecdotes about your time at the Club please feel free to submit them to history@azaiclub.org.

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riazzisIn 1957 a group of Italian men decided that they wanted to promote their heritage. They were proud to be Italian and they wanted to meet and assist with the assimilation of other Italian families moving to the Valley of the Sun. They had been gathering at Riazzi's, an Italian restaurant on East Van Buren. Over an informal cup of coffee it was decided, "What this town needs is an Italian Club!" AND WE WERE BORN, in Riazzi's storeroom (we eventually moved up to the dining room), later moving to our current location at 7509 North 12th Street in North Phoenix.

Wonderful, caring and respectful men were our inception but did you notice that "Italian" is the third word in our name? We are Arizonans, We are Americans, We are Italians. We also have a large "social" (non Italian-ancestral) membership.

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Our Founding Fathers

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Jim Peloso
Nick Marchese
William Pacinelli
Al Peloso
Americo Orgaro
Joseph Bertoglio
Fred Pacinelli
  Foster Mori
Hugo Pulice
Frank Mulimari
Angelo Fiorucci
George Zariengo
Charles LaBarbera
Lou Rovello
  Bill Pullosso
Jim Mandende
Lido Pudusi
Frank Cuda
Vince Layman
Al Pelegrino
Mike Manguso

 

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Members at work on the new building in 1967

Events Calendar

Jun 28 2017
09:00AM -
Open Bocce
Jun 28 2017
05:30PM -
Family Pasta Night
Jun 28 2017
06:30PM -
Bingo!
Jun 28 2017
07:00PM -
Live Music - Rossi Ross Band
Jun 29 2017
Ladies Night
Jun 29 2017
06:00PM -
Thursday Buffet
Jun 30 2017
06:00PM -
Friday Night Dinner
Jun 30 2017
06:30PM -
Bingo!
Jun 30 2017
07:30PM - 10:30PM
Live Music - Night & Day
Jul 02 2017
09:30AM - 02:00PM
Breakfast @ The Bar
Jul 02 2017
01:00PM -
Bingo!
Jul 15 2017
06:30PM -
Party Bingo!
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