The Saint Ambrogio Society Club celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday.
Dozens of members and their families gathered at their Montague Street clubhouse for a banquet dinner to commemorate the event.
Saint Ambrogio hosts fish frys and pasta nights throughout the year for the Rockford community and are proud to share their Italian-American heritage and celebrate it after a century in the city.
“We’re the only Italian club left in South Rockford,” said George Mattis, President. “All the [other] ones have moved out but we’ve been here since 1918. We’re always doing something. We work well in the community around here.”
The Saint Ambrogio Society began as a club exclusive to those Italian-Americans who migrated to America from the Ferentino region of Italy, but today opens its doors to all peoples and cultures.