All members are welcome and encouraged to participate in our committees. There is a variety and something for everyone. If you see something that interests you, please let us know (see the Officers and Board Members tab to contact any of them). This is a great way to get to know your fellow CIAO members and the more people helping, the lighter the load for everyone. Thank you!
Annual Pasta Dinner Committee
Our biggest fund raising event where net proceeds are put back into the community supporting College Scholarships and worthwhile organizations that improves the quality of life in the Lima Area Community.
Annual Reverse Raffle Committee
Reverse Raffle is our other fund raising event held each November and again net proceeds are put back into the Lima Area Community.
Christmas with Santa Claus
Lunch in December with all children (Grandchildren of members) sitting on Santa’s lap and receiving a bag of treats. CIAO also sponsors needy children to attend this event.
CIAO Annual Christmas Party
Held in December for CIAO members and guests
CIAO Annual Picnic
Bring a covered dish with events for all ages, drinks and home-made Italian Sausage by CIAO members are provided by CIAO
Annual Scholarship Awards Committee
Annual Scholarship awards Committee selects the recipients of the CIAO scholarships each year and makes arrangements for the Scholarship Dinner Awards Presentation.
Committed to building our membership base (one of the most important Committees).
Budget and Finance Committee
Determines Annual Budget
New Project/Activities Committee
Determines CIAO related activities for members/guests
Civic Awards Committee
Determines Recipient of the CIAO Annual Service above Self Award
Publicity and Public Relations Committee
Connects with News Media to ensure that CIAO activities/events are covered
Sickness and Distress Committee
Ensures that CIAO members and families are supported during sickness/distress/death
Determines and recommends worthy local causes to donate available CIAO funds.