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Encyclopedia > Pontelandolfo Community Club

The Pontelandolfo Community Club was formed in 1965 in Waterbury, Connecticut. The Pontelandolfo Community Club was founded by Italian immigrants from the village of Pontelandolfo. This club is commonly referred to as the "Ponte Club". Nickname: The Brass City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Waterbury Region Central Naugatuck Valley Incorporated (town) 1686 Incorporated (city) 1853 Consolidated 1902 Government type Mayor-board of aldermen Mayor Michael J. Jarjura Area    - City 28. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Pontelandolfo is a small Italian village that in lies on the Sannio Hills in the province of Benevento. ...

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History

Through the 20th century, immigrants from the village of Pontelandolfo found a new home in the United States. Many of these immigrants found a home in Waterbury Connecticut. These immigrants established the Pontelandolfo Society in 1930 and the Pontelandolfo Social Club in 1939. These two clubs merged together in 1965 to form the Pontelandolfo Community Club. Twenty years later in 1985 the Ponte Women's Club was formed. Pontelandolfo is a small Italian village that in lies on the Sannio Hills in the province of Benevento. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Pontelandolfo Community Club grew from modest beginnings to an extensive complex. The club has grown and expanded to include a soccer field, basketball courts, indoor bocci courts, an outdoor pavilion for picnics and a banquet hall. Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... A set of Bocce balls Bocce is a precision sport closely related to bowls and pétanque with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. ...


Current Events

The Pontelandolfo Community Club holds an annual feast in honor of San Donato. The Festa di San Donato is held for several days in mid summer.


The Ponte Club is involved in many civic and benevolent activities. The Ponte club has raised funds for several local charities such as the St. Vincent DePaul Shelter, St. Lucy's Church and the Waterbury Special Olympics. Both the men’s and women’s Ponte Clubs also support annual scholarships for the children of members. Special Olympics is an international organization created to help people with intellectual disabilities develop self-confidence and social skills through sports training and competition. ... Note: The term scholarship can mean either the methods employed by scholars (see scholarly method) or an award of access to an institution and/or money for an individual for the purposes of furthering their education. ...


See Also

Pontelandolfo Pontelandolfo is a small Italian village that in lies on the Sannio Hills in the province of Benevento. ...


Waterbury Waterbury is the name of some places in the United States of America: Waterbury, Connecticut Waterbury, Vermont This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


For Further Reading

From Pontelandolfo to Waterbury, The Immigration – Our Story, Featuring an Interview with Antonio Rubbo by Giuseppe Perugini.


Reference / Internet Links

1. Pontelandolfo Community Club


2. Pontelandolfo's Official Website


3. Waterbury's Official Website


 
 

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