The Italian Benevolent Society is the oldest independent Italian Club in the United States. Established in 1881 as charitable institution to aid the Families of the Italian Miners that worked the mines in the Amador County gold mining community. Our club has been in continuous operation for the past 135 years.

The club hosts an Annual picnic and parade the first Sunday’s weekend in June. We have an 8500 square foot recreation hall and 20 acre grounds. Our facility is available for rent and catered events and we offer booth rental space at our Picnic Grounds in June.


Tickets Available at American River Bank or "Buy Now" Online via PayPal below.



Tickets Available at American River Bank, Vinciguerra Ravioli Co. & Amador Chamber of Commerce office or "Buy Now" Online via PayPal below.





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Plan Your Next Event at the Italian Benevolent Society Facility and Grounds...

Facility Rental Price Reduction... Starting at $400.00


  • Hall seating for 300+
  • Outside Pavilion
  • Updated restroom
  • Full bar inside hall or outside Pavilion
  • Restaurant style kitchen
  • Newly update Bocce Courts
  • Large maintained lawn area with band stand

See More Information Here  

For Rental Information Only, Contact Jerry Giordano at 209-267-5833 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


To contact the office for all other information call 209-267-0206

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We cordially invite you to join us in celebrating the ITALIAN PICNIC PARADE to be held in Sutter Creek, CA on Sunday, June 5th, 2016.

If you or your group is interested in participating, please complete the registration form linked below and return along with the required $15.00 ENTRY FEE. 

All parade entries must be post-marked by FRIDAY MAY 27th, 2016.   Notification of acceptance of you or your group will be forth coming upon receipt of your entry. Position numbers, parking and other necessary information will be sent to you prior to the parade date of June 5th, 2016. 

For information call 209-223-2551.





Officers & Board of Directors


Ricky Wilmshurst

Vice President

Tony Ippolito

2nd Vice President
Jeff Truscott

Recording Secretary

John Pretto


Chairman Board of Directors

Jerry Giordano


Bob Bowers

Matt Toma

Jim Hovis

Jim Vinciguerra




Updated 02/2017