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."

Dinner Dance April 25th. You Can Help

This year’s Solon Italian Club Foundation Reverse Raffle/Dinner Dance will be held at Hilton Garden Inn/Twinsburg on Saturday, April 25th.  Details will follow but it's always a really fun event. The Dance Committee could use some help with planning.  There is a lot to do and a few more hands would help. Remember that this is an important fund raiser for our scholarship fund so please help out.  You'll have a good time while doing important work.  To volunteer contact Tom Romeo at

To reserve tickets, please contact David Lunardi at 440-241-9489. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Fourth Annual Chili Cook-off
Who doesn't love chili?  Who doesn't think they make great chili? Get ready to taste some really good chili at our Chili Cook-off at the March 25 General Meeting. We need more entrants in this fun contest.  If you want to let folks taste your fabulous chili contact Bob Yodice at  You do have to register by giving Bob your name, email and phone number. 
We'll start tasting chili at 7 PM at the March meeting.  Members get to vote for their favorite offering.  Always a fun event.  See you there!

Foundation Scholarship Deadline Set for March 12th


The Solon Italian Club Foundation is awarding scholarships to students of the 2020 Senior Class of Solon High or members’ children that attend other high schools that are students of their 2020 Senior High School Class. Scholarship recipients are limited to students of Italian ancestry. (Parents, Grandparents, Great-Grandparents)


Solon High School students of Italian descent must obtain their scholarship application from the SHS Guidance web site: and follow the instructions for preparing and submitting. If a club member's son or daughter does not attend Solon High School they can request an application by emailing Non-Solon High School student applications are due in Bill Russo's office no later than 4 PM on March 12, 2020


Applications must be accompanied by an essay describing how growing up in an Italian Home will impact and influence your future. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by Committee members to select the winner (or winners) of the award. Criteria used to determine recipients include: academics, after school activities and the quality of the essay.

Also Solon High School students of Italian descent are eligible for the Italian Cultural Essay Awards. The student will read a book provided by the Italian Cultural Foundation and submit an essay that will be graded by the professors from Lake Erie Colleges Italian Cultural Studies program. See the Solon Guidance Office for more details.


For more information please contact Scholarship Chairman Bill Russo via email at

Are You Ready to Stuff 15,000 Eggs

The 36th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Solon will be held Saturday, April 11th at 10 AM. To prepare for the Hunt, Club members and their families will gather on Friday, April 3rd at 6 PM to stuff 15,000 plastic eggs with candy. “It’s always a well-attended, fun event for the Club,” says Hunt Chairman Bob Yodice. “We get a great turnout – always over 100 people and we have a good system in place to get the job done!”  The Hunt is totally underwritten by the Solon Italian Club.

As you can see from the pictures below it's a family affair!

The kitchen crew does have fun.
Buon Compleanno!

3/2     Daniel Margheret

3/8     Joe Filippo

3/8     Nick Gambino

3/9     Joe Rea

3/11   Dave DiFrancesco

3/14   Jerry Negrelli

3/15   Jerry Fiorucci

3/16   Mike Rhea

3/19   Mark Cancasi

3/20   James DeGaetano

3/21   Ron Corsi

3/27   Joseph Minadeo

Upcoming Events:
March 7, 2020.  Sausage Making. 10:00 AM Solon Community Center.

March 18, 2020.  Board Meeting. 7:00 PM Solon Community Center.

March 25, 2020.  General Meeting. 7:30 PM.  Solon Community Center.

April 3, 2020.   Egg Stuffing.   6:00 PM.  Solon Community Center.

April 11, 2020.   Egg Hunt.     10:00 AM.  Solon High School  Varsity Football Field.

April 22, 2020.  Board Meeting. 7:00 PM Solon Community Center.

April 25, 2020.  Annual Dinner Dance.  5:30 PM.  Hilton Garden Inn/Twinsburg

March 25, 2020.  General Meeting. 7:30 PM.  Solon Community 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