Italian American Club of Mahopac

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Welcome and thank you for visiting!

The Italian American Club of Mahopac is dedicated to enriching the lives of all in our community through social and cultural events that reflect our members’ rich Italian heritage.  The club has many first and second generation members of Italian descent that are proud of this heritage.  

We hope you will join us! 

Click here to read a brief history of our club and we hope you are inspired by reading this Poem!

Giulio Cefaloni - President, Italian American Club of Mahopac

2018 Putnam's Got Talent Show & Competition

We are very excited to announce our 3rd annual Putnam's Got Talent Show & Competition to be held on Sunday, February 25. This year, proceeds will benefit United for the Troops - a non profit organization donating food and other items the military doesn't provide to our men and women serving overseas.  See the event flyer for additional information and CLICK HERE to register and buy tickets.

Join us, have fun, enjoy some great Italian food and help us raise funds for this tremendous organization that helps our troops!

Call/Text Nick Scafidi at 914-843-2153 with any questions.

2017 Columbus Day Concert

Columbus Day Concert at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac . Fantastic performances by "Teo - the Romantic Italian Tenor", "Don Felice", and our 2017 Miss Columbus "Emma Lubbers". A big thank you to the performers and to everyone that came out to join us. 

2017 Columbus Day Parade

If anyone missed the Mahopac Columbus Day Parade on Sunday, Oct. 1, here is a video recording of the entire event.
Once again, a big thank you to all the marchers, spectators and the many volunteers who made the event possible. Congratulations to our parade marshal Cavaliere Nicola Trombetta and our honorary marshals Tom Phelan and Giulio Rinaldi. A big thank you to our parade host, and President of the Italian American Club of Mahopac, Giulio Cefaloni, for hosting the event.

2017 Journal 

The Journal theme for 2017 is 

“The Year of the Millenials". 

Thank you to the journal chairperson, Linda Cefaloni, and the entire team for doing such a fantastic job in putting this year's journal together!


We also acknowledge and appreciatively thank our MERCHANTS and the Friends of The Italian American Club of Mahopac who sponsored the ads and support all the Columbus Day Festivities. Please patronize their businesses and thank them for their community pride and involvement. Grazie!

To view the entire 2017 Journal, please click on the pictured cover page. 

2017 Grand Marshal & Honorees

The Italian American Club of Mahopac is pleased to announce our

2017 Grand Marshal


Cav. Nicola Trombetta

President Federation of Associations

Of Campania USA

2017 Honorees


Thomas Phelan

Active IAC member

Giulio Rinaldi

Active IAC member

2017 Miss & Little Miss Columbus



Emma Lubbers

Miss Columbus

Lola Lauro

Little Miss Columbus

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Getting to know the Marshals
Cooking Extravaganza

The clubhouse at the Italian American Club of Mahopac was transformed into a film recording studio on Thursday, September 7.  It has become a tradition that every year we film an interview with the Grand Marshal and Honorees to get to know them better and to get their views on many topics. It's also a tradition to have the Marshals prepare their favorite dishes, representing their respective Italian region, and to share and describe their recipes on camera .

Thank you to Giulio Cefaloni - chairperson and host of the event; Nicola Trombetta - 2017 Grand Marshal; Thomas Phelan and Giulio Rinaldi - 2017 Honorary Marshals; and Amy Sayegh - Founder of Community Cares (the IAC 2017 adopted charity).

Marshals' Interview

Cooking Show


Melanzane (Eggplant) Parmigiana Alla Nicola -  by  Grand Marshal Nicola Trombetta 

Pollo (Chicken) Alla Ripana - by Honorary Marshal Giulio Rinaldi


A Thank You to our 2017 Journal Sponsors

A heart felt THANK YOU to all our 2017 sponsors for their continued support!  The Italian American Club can only achieve its goals with the assistance of generous donations from our members and our community at large. Without these donations, continuing our charitable contributions to worthy causes, providing yearly scholarships to promising young people, and putting together so many events for the benefit of our community, would just not be possible!

We ask and urge our club and community members to patronize our sponsors so they remain strong and can continue their generous support of our club!

Please click on the SPONSORS tab above to view our sponsors. There you will find the AD they placed on our journal along with links to their website and Facebook page.  You may also  CLICK HERE to view the entire  2017 Journal.

                                                                                      Most importantly.........

Shop With Them!!!

2017 Charity Announcement

Every year, consistent with our mission of being a community focused organization, the Italian American Club of Mahopac adopts a charity and raises funds in support of its mission. Last year, the Club raised  $8,000 for the Drug Crisis in Our Backyard.  In prior years, we have raised substantial amounts for other organizations such as the Multiple Sclerosis SocietyWounded Warriors Organization, Make a Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Pajamas Program,  Putnam & Northern Westchester Women Resource Center.

We are happy to announce that for 2017 we have chosen 

Community Cares

Community Cares is a non-profit organization that serves families in Putnam and northern Westchester by providing support to families going through medical crisis and it was inspired by the experience of its founder Amy Sayegh.

Sayegh, who lives in Mahopac with her husband John and their three children, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. While she was undergoing treatments, surgery, chemo and radiation, her friends, family and fellow church members helped her and her family continue on. “They would take me to appointments or my children to their activities,” said Sayegh. “They would bring us meals on the days they knew I just did not have the strength to do it. The love we were shown was just amazing.” These were quotes that appeared in an EXAMINER newspaper article a while back as they reported on the amazing help this organization provides to the community.

In 2007, Sayegh, who is now a breast cancer survivor, started Community Cares as her way of completing the circle of caring. “We have become a true extension of the community we live in, providing meals, laundry and cleaning services to moms and dads who are in the fight of their lives while still raising their families and all that it entails,” said Sayegh.

The expressions of appreciation shown by the families Community Cares has helped in the past are heart warming. Here are a few comments:

  • One father who lost his wife to cancer said, “Cannot say enough about Community Cares and the good work they do. So sad that another family has to go through losing a loved one. Community Cares made the difficult journey my family faced a little bit easier. Prayers to the family and thanks to our Community Cares Angels.”
  • Upon getting one of our holiday goodie trays, one  moms said, “Just wanted to thank you so so very much for the thanksgiving basket filled with goodies!! What a beautiful surprise today that brought tears to my eyes just knowing how much people care.”
  • “Wonderful caring group of people. The support we received from Community Cares during my wife’s illness and beyond has been absolutely priceless. It's a very big deal what they do for families during very difficult times.”
  • Another sick mom said her clean house gave her peace during her treatments and could spend more time with her two little girls.
  • "I'm crying Amy... thank you so much... I hate cancer ... how could something so bad result in so much love and support? Thank you from my heart and (my wife's) angel heart and the kids hearts..."

Community Cares is able to provide its services for free to those in need because of its network of volunteers and the businesses that are willing to donate their services or provide financial support. Over the course of the year, the Italian American Club of Mahopac  will sponsor many  fundraising events to help raise money in support of its mission (click on "2017 Events " to learn more).  We appeal to our club and community members to support these activities  through your participation and generosity!  

To learn more about Community Cares, visit their Website  or  Facebook

2017 Scholarships

Click on the links below to hear our beautiful National Anthems and sing along with the lyrics!

Star Spangled Banner (The National Anthem)
US Coast Guard Band (Veterans Day Honor)
Oh, say can you see
By the dawns early light
What so proudly we hailed
At the twilights last gleaming?
Who's broad striped and bright stars
Through the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched
Were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare!
The bombs bursting in air!
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there
Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free
And the home of the brave?
National Anthem of Italian Republic
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra & Jan Kucera (National Anthems of Member States of the European Union)
Fratelli d'Italia,
l'Italia s'e' desta,
dell'elmo di Scipio
s'e cinta la testa.
Dov'e la vittoria?
Le porga la chioma,
che schiava di Roma
Iddio la creo'.
Stringiamci a coorte,
siam pronti alla morte.
Siam pronti alla morte,
l'Italia chiamo'.
Stringiamci a coorte,
siam pronti alla morte.
Siam pronti alla morte,
l'Italia chiamo', si'!
Noi fummo da secoli
calpesti, derisi,
perche' non siam popoli,
perche' siam divisi.
Raccolgaci un'unica
bandiera, una speme:
di fonderci insieme
gia' l'ora suono'.

Did you know?

"Il Canto degli Italiani", is the National Anthem of Italy. It is best known among Italians as "Inno di Mameli", after the author of the lyrics, or "Fratelli d'Italia", from its opening line. The words were written in the autumn of 1847 in Genoa by the then 20-year-old student and patriot  Goffredo Mameli. Two months later, they were set to music in Turin by another Geneose, Michele Novaro. The hymn enjoyed widespread popularity throughout the period of the Risorgimento and in the following decades. Nevertheless, after the Italian Unification in 1861, the adopted national anthem was the "Marcia Reale" (Royal March), the official hymn of the House of Savoy composed in 1831 by order of Carlo Alberto di Savoia. After WW2, Italy became a Republic, and on October 12, 1946, "Il Canto degli Italiani" was provisionally chosen as the country's new national anthem. This choice was made official in law only on November 23, 2012.

The Italian American Club of Mahopac is featuring a number of great events in the coming months.  

Click here  to see what’s going on e Venite Tutti a Divertirvi!

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