Dear IAS Members:


I regret to inform you all that due to the current threat posed by the Corona Virus, ALL EVENTS & MEETINGS from today through the end of the season are cancelled.  Please pass this information on to any members that you know who do not have ability to receive emails.


All checks for events will be shredded.  If you paid cash for any event, please contact the person in charge of the event to make arrangements for refund. 


I will email schedule of events for next year by the end of this month. If you have not yet volunteered to run an event for next year but would like to do so, please contact me.


Many of our local community groups are cancelling their events as well. Local churches, organizations and civic groups including the Italian American Society of Naples are all cancelling events. The Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade has also been cancelled.


We must be vigilant in our efforts to protect our members from contracting and spreading this virus. The age and underlying medical conditions of many of our members place us in a vulnerable situation.  Although we are all disappointed to see our season end so abruptly, we will gather our strength from our Italian heritage and get through this temporary crisis. I will be in touch with you all over the next several weeks.


God bless you all with good health and God bless the Italian American Society of Marco Island.



Barbara DeRosa, President