Solon Italian Club

Mission Statement

   "The purpose of this organization is to promote the heritage, culture and traditions of Italian-Americans through social, educational and recreational events.  The organization shall also advance the educational development of Italian-American youth by generating and distributing funds for collegiate scholarships."

Solon Italian Club Foundation Stag Raffle

The Solon Italian Club will again host a Stag Reverse Raffle in 2019. This year's event will be held on Friday, November 22nd at the Birchwood Banquet and Party Center, 7540 Northfield Road in Walton Hills, Ohio beginning at 6:00 pm.

Side boards ($2, $3, $5 and $10) will go on sale as the doors open. Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the Stag Raffle are $85 each and can be purchased in advance by contacting Chairman Mark Bertolone at 440-248-7260 or via email at

 We will, once again, host a Texas Hold'em Tournament following the Raffle in the Banquet Hall. Buy-in is $50.

Tickets are not available. Contact Mark Bertolone at 440-248-7260 or via email at to reserve your spot today!

Team Paisani Wins Bocce Championship

Another great bocce season came to an exciting conclusion. The Tuesday night qualifier saw 10 Balls battle Paisani. Paisani won both games in a competitive match. In the Thursday night playoff, it was Raydon against Slo Your Role. The teams split their first two games. The 3rd match saw Raydon jump ahead 10 to 3 but Slo Your Role came back and tie the match 10 to 10. Raydon won the nail biter.
The finals were Paisani against Raydon for the 2019 Championship. The teams split the first two games that featured some great throwing. The final game of the season was a back and forth affair that Paisani pulled it out 11 to 9
Congratulations to Lou Bellante, Deanna Bellante, Theresa Bellante and Jim Anderson of Team Paisani for being the 2019 Bocce Champions!

Sometimes bocce is a game of inches!
The winning team! Congratulations to Deanna Bellante, Lou Bellante, Theresa Bellante and Jim Anderson.
Team Raydon finishes a close second
Big Brass Balls Bocce Match on October 12th

The annual Big Brass Balls Bocce Bash is set for Saturday, October 12th at 9:30am. The Wickliffe I&A and the Solon Italian Club will go head-to-head (well maybe not exactly) in another friendly competition. It's always a fun event and a great day shared by close friends...and one that our members always look forward to.  
We need 32 players and we are still looking for teams and players to participate. Plan to join us - to play or simply watch and enjoy the camaraderie! 

If you're interested in playing, please contact Dennis Castiglione at 440-781-2763 or email him at  Do it today!

Columbus Day. Everybody Loves a Parade!

The Solon Italian Club will, once again, participate in the annual celebration of Columbus Day in Little Italy with our float. Take the day off and join us on Monday, October 14th. We will assemble on Murray Hill Road near Cornell about 10:30 am. The parade starts at noon. Join us for this wonderful event for all Italian Americans in Northeast Ohio!

We have a new float.  Thanks to the Club members that helped put it together!

Upcoming Events:
October 12, 2019.  Bocce Bash. 9:30 AM Wickliffe I&A Courts

October 14, 2019.  Columbus Day Parade

October 23, 2019.  Board Meeting. 7:00 Solon Community Center 

October 30, 2019.  General Meeting. 7:30 Solon Community Center 

November 22, 2019.  Stag Raffle.  6:00  Birchwood Party Center.  
We hope to see you all soon!   
If you haven't paid yet please don't forget to bring your membership dues of $75 to next week's meeting. If you can't make the meeting just drop a check in the mail.  You can send your check, made out for $75 to the Solon Italian Club, to:
Solon Italian Club  
PO Box 39602
Solon, Ohio 44139

Club Officers:
President:           Mike Rhea

Vice President:   Joe DiNardo

Treasurer:           Tom DiCarro

Secretary:           Dave Cosentino