Sunday, December 21, 2014

Reminder:  There is no general membership meeting this month. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our annual membership mixer at Tamarac, January 26, 2015!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

See our "Event Photos" tab for lots of photos from our Reverse Raffle and Christmas party!

Friday, December 19, 2014

The December newsletter is posted. You can read the rest of it in our "Newsletters" tab. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Members, don't forget to RSVP to these wonderful ladies, Sheila Deitsch and Von McMichael for our upcoming Christmas party scheduled for December 13th!  Reservations must be made NO LATER than THIS Saturday, December 6th.   Please RSVP to Sheila at or Von at  We hope to see you at the party!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Members!  Please join us Monday, November 24th for our general membership meeting at Milano Cafe!  This is a very important meeting. Mayor Berger and representatives from Lima Sister Cities Association will speak to us about a proposed effort to form a Sister City relationship with a city in Italy.  This is a major endeavor for CIAO and member input is needed.  Our drawing is up to $600 this month! You must be present to win if your name is drawn. See you there!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The November Newsletter is Posted.  Click on the Newsletters tab to see the complete issue.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CIAO Members! 

This coming Monday, October 27th will be our next General Membership Meeting. Join us, same time same place for dinner and a very interesting speaker afterwards.  Local Italian exchange student, Alberto Bessone will be our speaker. Alberto is living with the DePalmas. Mrs. DePalma will tell us about being a host family.  This meeting will also be the deadline for submission of nominations for our board of directors election in November. Our drawing is up to $500 this month, but you must be present to win!  The final Reverse Raffle planning meeting will immediately follow the General Membership meeting and anyone interested in sticking around for this is welcome.  See you there! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The October newsletter is posted.  Please see the rest of it in our Newsletters tab. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Attention CIAO members interested in our trip to Italy 2015!

We have compared the quotes and chosen a travel director and plan that we believe gives us the most for the money.  Itinerary details and cost quote for this trip scheduled July 2 - July 12, 2015 will be in your October newsletter coming out this week.  Our travel director, Brenda Dryer, will hold an informational meeting THIS Saturday, October 18th at the Bath Township Fire station on Rt.81 at 11 a.m.  They ask that everyone park behind the building and enter through the back door and take the stairs to the lower level meeting room.  You do not have to make any commitment at this time, HOWEVER, she will only take 48 people on this trip and once she has that number, no one else will be able to join in. She has a small group already signed up and we will combine with them which will provide us more opportunities for discounts. If you would like to make your reservation at the meeting, please have your passport with you and a $200 trip deposit + $100 deposit for the plane reservation.  If you have any questions or cannot make it to the meeting, contact Mike Diglia at or Brenda Dryer at 419-230-5098. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

We had a great turnout for our 1st Annual CIAO Grape Tour!  Thank you to all who came along and a special thank you to Steve Smith for planning this road trip.

Hillside Winery, Gilboa, Ohio
Chuck Summers, Jazz Saxophonist


Sycamore Lake Wine Company, Columbus Grove

Monday, September 29, 2014

A rosary prayer service will be held at the grotto of Our Lady of Fatima outside the gym at LCC on Wed. October 1st at 6:30 p.m. for John Venturella and Pat Shanahan Black. All are welcome to attend and send up prayers for a successful transplant surgery and quick recovery for John and Pat.  It is suggested that everyone bring their own lawn chairs. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The September issue of our CIAO newsletter is posted.  To see the rest of this edition, click on our Newsletters tab. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Members mark your calendars!  We're planning a winery tour bus trip for October 4th, from 3pm - 8pm.  Watch your upcoming September CIAO newsletter for details. Advanced reservations will be required as there is limited seating. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

The August newsletter is posted.  To see the rest of this issue, please go to the "Newsletters" tab. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

CIAO Co-sponsored one of Lima's weekly Rallies in the Square on August 8.  Members volunteered along with volunteers from co-sponsor Citizens National Bank.  Proceeds from this summer event go to non-profit organization, ArtSpace Lima.  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

2014 CIAO Family Picnic!

(photo credit Pete Mariotti)

(photo credit Pete Mariotti)

(photo credit Pete Mariotti)

(photo credit Pete Mariotti)

(photo credit Pete Mariotti)

(photo credit Pete Mariotti)