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Further information about the clubs

Arena is a picturesque town in central Calabria in the province of Catanzaro. Six enthusiastic young people with a view to establish a club for the Arena people formed the club in 1975. In May 1976 a constitution was compiled and the Arena Community Club became incorporated. In 1980 a property was purchased as a clubhouse which is used for meetings, functions and recreation for its members and families.

The Arena Community Clubhouse is situated at 279 Portrush Road, Norwood.

The Italian Benevolent Foundation of SA Inc. became an incorporated Association in 1974. The Aim of the organisation is to provide quality caring support services to the elderly. The Foundation is a non profit organisation administered by a Board of Management comprising of a caring, dedicated professional group who voluntarily give their time to ensure that the specific needs of elderly citizens are being addressed in accordance with their wishes.
Our suite of services is listed below:
* St Agnes Residential Care offers: Hostel Units (Low Level) / Dementia Specific Hostel Rooms (Low Level) / Nursing Home Beds (High Care) / Respite accommodation all year round (including secure respite)
* Campbelltown Residential Care offers:High Care places at Nursing Home level of care
* St. Clair at Woodville Residential Care
* The Community Community Aged Care Packages (CACP’s): Community Aged Care Packages are provided to aged persons residing within the metropolitan area.
* Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH): EACH packages provide comprehensive care and support services to older people in the northern metro region with high level, complex care needs.
* Veterans Home Care Program: Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide services to Veterans living within the metropolitan area.
* Healthy Lifestyle Dementia Respite Program:The Healthy Lifestyle Dementia Respite Program is a HACC funded program to provide respite for Dementia sufferers and their Carers.
* Passa Tempo: The Passa Tempo Program offers cultural and linguistic support and care to ageing Italians in their own metropolitan region. Flexible respite is offered individually or in a group setting.
Please contact our receptionist at St Agnes on 8397 0200 for the names of the Manager responsible for the area you are interested in discussing.

Visit the Bene Aged Care website

This organisation was formed by a small group of friends in 1982, most of whom were of second generation Calabrese descent. The club aims to increase the strength of its management committee for the purpose of developing sport, social and cultural activities. The club firmly believes that with the right approach their sons and daughters will be able to carry on their ancestral traditions of which they can be proud.

If any person or persons wish to take part in this great club please do not hesitate to enquire at their stand during the festival, or speak with any of their members for more information. Tel 8337 8518

Campania is on the coast of the Tyrrhenian sea between the river Garigliano and the gulf of Policastro; inland the border is an irregular line between Lazio, Molise, Puglia and Basilicata. The regional capital is Naples: other provincial capitals are Avellino, Benevento, Caserta and Salerno.

The Campania Club has one of the largest clubhouses in Adelaide that caters for up to 650 people. They are situated at 5-9 Famechon Crescent, Modbury North. Tel 8396 3780.

The Rotary Club of Campbelltown is a member of Rotary International, chartered on February 23rd 1905.

The Campbelltown Rotary Club, with over 74 members’ emphasis is on multiculturalism and is one of the largest clubs in District 9520. Meetings are held every Monday night 6.00 for 6.30 at the Athelstone Function Centre, Lower Athelstone Road, Paradise.

The Campbelltown Rotary Club began in 1966 and still has some of the original charter members actively involved in the club’s activities.

Fund raising activities generate revenue to be distributed back into the community. Some beneficiaries are The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Medic Alert, Peter Nelson Leukaemia Foundation, The Polio Plus Program, The Country Fire Service and The Australian Rotary Health Research Fund.

Visit the Rotary Club of Campebelltown's website

The Society of St Hilarion has origins back to 1955, being founded by post-war migrants from Caulonia who established a Feast Day to celebrate the culture and traditions of their homeland.  In the 1980s, in response to a recognised need in the Italian community, St Hilarion entered the aged care sector and today we operate two modern aged care facilities at Seaton and Fulham, catering mainly to persons of Italian extraction but also caring for those with a cross section of ethnic and religious backgrounds.

The ultra-modern House of St Hilarion at Seaton was completed in June 2010 and is currently home to 107 residents in both high and low care, while we also operate a stylish low care facility at Fulham which caters for 56 residents.

Following a recent successful application to the Commonwealth Government, a further 36 beds will be made available in 2012 with the construction of a new wing at Seaton.

Visit the Society of St Hilarion's website

The Lions Club of Adelaide Italian is a member of the Lions International organisation and was chartered in 1978 by a group of Italian men who felt strongly about helping the community in which they lived.

For a period of 22 years the members of the lions club have worked tirelessly in raising funds through various and sometimes innovative methods to assist worthy charities, individuals and organisations present within our community.

The club consists of 34 members who are all Italian and all of whom have pledged a willingness to make their valuable time available in raising funds for causes that they feel are important to the community of a whole.

The club has raised and distributed annually many tens of thousands of dollars.

A few of the projects that we have donated funds to are: ANFE for the purchase of their bus, the purchase of a "May Walker" for a disabled child, equipment for the Italian Village, the Fred Hollows Foundation, CANTEEN and many other projects too numerous to mention.

The revenue for these projects has been attained through activities that range from simple raffles, dances and BBQs to more elaborate undertakings such as the annual Home Made Wine Competition and Ball and the prestigious biennial Italian of the Year. There is no need to say that one of the more enjoyable activities that the club participates in to raise funds in this Carnevale. We have been involved with this even almost from its inception, firstly manning the gates and then participating by supplying the patrons of the Carnevale with our famous Italian cakes and fresh tuna steaks. The Lions Club of Adelaide Italian hopes that the Carnevale this year is as much a success for all as it has been in the past.

Visit the Lions Club of Adelaide Italian's website