MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
We hope that we can put the past few years behind us as we look to the future and aim to do bigger and better things for our community.
I invite you, your children, and your grandchildren to discover our unique Italian club and visit Eolian Hall, which has undergone a transformation which continues today.
Also, notably, we will celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2025 – just 2 years away!
Our activities are intended to promote and share our Aeolian culture and heritage and to provide social functions for our members and the broader community.
President of the Società Isole Eolie
THE FOUNDING OF THE SOCIETÀ ISOLE EOLIE
As an organisation serving and promoting Aeolian culture, the SIE is known to most people as the ‘Isole Eolie Club’ or the ‘Aeolian Club’. When founded in 1925, our charter was to be a social, cultural, and welfare point of reference, aiming to help Aeolian migrants settle in Melbourne, offering them a place to meet, as well as providing moral and financial assistance in times of need.
Today as times change and a newer generation is stepping forward, we have a more general focus operating within the wider Italian community, to retain traditional links with the Aeolian Islands and their rich ties with the sea, while keeping alive, in an Australian social setting, customs, and practices, such as our history, music, arts, Mediterranean cuisine, and renowned pastries.
SUPPORTERS WALL -PLAQUES
Would you like your name or your past families’ names on bronze plaques on our Supporter’s Wall in our entry hall?
We are offering the Aeolians of Melbourne this unique opportunity by giving you the eternal remembrance of your family’s heritage on these specially-designed plaques.
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As a not for profit society, we rely on the generosity of our members and the community to keep our club alive.
We encourage you to be part of the longstanding history of the Società Isole Eolie (SIE)– one of the oldest running Italian social clubs in Australia, by coming along to our vast variety of events we host every year.
Being a member of the Societa Isole Eolie allows you to:
- Support the club and keep it alive
- Receive discount entry to many of our events
- Attend for FREE our Christmas Member’s BBQ in November
- Get a 20% discount for hall hire of Eolian Hall (A minimum of 2 years membership is required).
- Attend our Annual General Meeting (every year) and Elections (every second year) in September
We hold many various events throughout the year for all ages and all interests.
The cost of membership is $30 per person and is valid for a whole calendar year (1st Jan – 31st Dec)
You can become a member at any time of the year.
If you would like to become a sponsor or advertise your business, please go to our Sponsorship page HERE
2023 - 9th Aeolian Genealogy Webinar Videos
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7 Topics Included
From Volcanoes We Sailed:
Connecting Aeolian Generations
La Società Isole Eolie di Melbourne
Rai Italia – Aired 11 April 2017
A DVD is available to purchase
1955 Societa Isole Eolie Annual Picnic
Societa Isole Eolie Picnic
2019 La Famiglia Luncheon
Eolian Hall is located close to Melbourne’s CBD at 836 Lygon Street, Carlton North and available for hire for any event, occasion or activity. Just up the road from Melbourne’s “Little Italy”. Additionally to the hall space an optional commercial-grade kitchen, bar and audio-visual screen and projector can be added to your hall hire.
The main hall space is naturally lit, measuring 10m x 25m (250 m²) and can suit your function no matter what the occasion. The hall includes a 50 square meter dance floor and a stage. The hall can accommodate a maximum of 230 people for a sit-down dinner or a cocktail.