SOCIETÀ ISOLE EOLIE MELBOURNE
836 LYGON STREET, CARLTON NORTH, VIC. 3054 AUSTRALIA

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OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

I invite you, your children, and your grandchildren to visit the Eolian Hall in Carlton North, which continues to evolve. Notably, we will be celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2025 – less than 12 months away!

We are excited to announce that we have just signed an agreement supporting the exchange of high school students between ISA Conti Eller Vainicher High School in Lipari and Albert Park College in Melbourne – over the next 3 years.
We will update you on further information about the program as it unfolds.

Our activities are intended to promote and share our Aeolian culture and heritage and to provide social functions and cultural experiences for our members and the broader community.
The committee hopes you enjoy our line-up of events and entertainment and wishes you a great day. Have a happy and prosperous new year!

Sam Portelli
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.

Sam Portelli
Sam Portelli - Societa Isole Eolie President
From Volcanoes, We Sailed -2016 Exhibition
From Volcanoes, We Sailed -2016 Exhibition
1925 First Members of the Societa Mutuo Soccorso Isole Eolie Melbourne
1925 - First members of the Societa Mutuo Soccorso Isole Eolie Melbourne (S.M.S.I.E)

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.

EXPLORE

Bob Dimattina & Antonio Bongiorno Acland St St Kilda c.1920s
Aeolian Fruiterers
Aeolian Genealogy Seminar
Aeolian Genealogy Seminar/Webinar
Cudduri Di Pasqua
Aeolian Recipes
Annual Keast Park Picnic
Annual Keast Park Picnic
Children's Christmas Party & Free Members BBQ
Children’s Christmas Party & Free Members BBQ
Aeolian Genealogy Seminar
Discovering My Aeolian History: Video Series
Festa di San Bartolomeo
Festa di San Bartolomeo
From Volcanoes, We Sailed
From Volcanoes We Sailed
Historical Photo Archive
Historical Photo Archive
History of Eolian Hall
History of Eolian Hall
Honour Board
Honour Board
1970 Societa Mutuo Soccorso Isole Eolie Committee Meeting
In Memoriam
Mercato: Festa Eoliana
Mercato: Festa Eoliana
Miss and Mr Isole Eolie 2019
Miss and Mr Isole Eolie
Museo Società Isole Eolie and Resource Centre
Museo Società Isole Eolie and Resource Centre
Notable Aeolian-Australians
Notable Aeolian-Australians
Supporters Wall
Supporters Wall

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MEMBERSHIP

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.

Membership Cost:
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.

Sponsorship:
If you would like to become a sponsor or advertise your business, please go to our Sponsorship page HERE

Bring the whole family
Cooking Demonstrations

2023 - 9th Aeolian Genealogy Webinar Videos

$45 (AUD)

To watch the video recordings of the 2023 - 9th Aeolian Genealogy Webinar please click the Find Out More button to pay your subscription.

7 Topics Included

Coming soon!

2022 - 8th Aeolian Genealogy Webinar Videos

$45 (AUD)

To watch the video recordings of the 2022 - 8th Aeolian Genealogy Webinar please click the Find Out More button to pay your subscription.

6 Topics Included

2021 - 7th Aeolian Genealogy Webinar Videos

$45 (AUD)

To watch the video recordings of the 2021 - 7th Aeolian Genealogy Webinar please click the Find Out More button to pay your subscription.

6 Topics Included

Discovering My Aeolian History: Video Series (2020)

$40 (AUD)

From beginners to advanced family historians, this informative video series will help you to begin and continue searching for your ancestors.

8 Topics Included

VIDEOS

From Volcanoes We Sailed:
Connecting Aeolian Generations
La Società Isole Eolie di Melbourne
Rai Italia – Aired 11 April 2017
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Ammunini Trailer
A DVD is available to purchase
1955 Societa Isole Eolie Annual Picnic
Societa Isole Eolie Picnic
2019 La Famiglia Luncheon
You are able to watch more of our videos on our YouTube Channel. 
(Please click the Youtube logo to go to our channel)
You are able to watch more of our videos on our YouTube Channel. (Please click the Youtube logo to go to our channel)

STORIES

Eolian Hall Improvement Program
1958 Italy vs China Football Match
Mayor of Lipari Visit to Melbourne
90th Anniversary Celebrations
SIE at Piers Festival 2015
2013 Eolian Heritage Study Program

HALL HIRE

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.

OUR CURRENT SPONSORS

We would like to greatly thank our current sponsors for their contribution and generosity to the Società Isole Eolie Melbourne.

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