The Contemporary Italian Cultural Society is a club whose mission is to honor, promote, and steward the Italian culture through members' social gatherings, language classes, philanthropic/charitable activities, and other events that celebrate and share the beauty of Italian heritage. Our members have varying levels of competence in the Italian language and knowledge of the culture of Italy.
We have two levels of membership. One is the Meetup only, and requires that you enroll by including a photo of yourself, along with answering two questions: 1) what is your level of interest in the Italian culture? and 2) what sort of activities would you like to do with this group? If you become inactive for six months or become a chronic “no show” after having RSVP-ed that you would attend an event, your name might be removed from our Meetup group.
The second level of membership is one that requires nominal annual dues (this year, $10). At this level of membership, you will be eligible to attend certain events, not open to Meetup only members. Additional requirements for this level are that you be a CICS Meetup member and that you attend at least two Corner Bakery events, so that we can get to know you and you can get to know us.
Details for each Meetup event are explained in its announcement. We ask, for the sake of courtesy, that you RSVP for each event. In addition, for special events, we will inform you who may attend, the fee for the event, and so on. Please adhere to the deadlines posted for the RSVP and for payment for the event.
If our organization interests you, we look forward to having you apply for membership.