Our organization currently holds over 250 Calabresi including longstanding members of over 30 years, who are immigrants of Calabria, first-generation sons and daughters, or tanti amici from our homeland.

Being a membership based, not-for-profit 501(c)(4) social and charitable organization, includes an unlimited number of benefits which starts with the opportunity to not only connect with fellow Calabresi in the Chicago area, but also:

  • Your subscription to FraNoi Magazine; our partner of the most widely known, premiere Italian news publication headquartered at Casa Italia
  • Themed General Meetings throughout the year loaded with delicious pre-paid food for yourself and a complimentary dinner for one guest
  • Your chance to win a 20lb turkey or bottle of wine at our November Turkey Raffle!
  • The opportunity to celebrate the time honored traditions of La Befana, St. Joseph’s Day, San Francesco di Paola Feast Day, Pasquetta, Columbus Day, and Babbo Natale.
  • Invitations to one time only exclusive events
  • Special events throughout the year such as White Sox Italian Heritage Night, Annual Golf Outing, feasts, fests, fundraisers, tournaments & more!
  • Access to monthly newsletters, direct emails, SMS messages, website, and social media
  • Scholarship Awards
  • Annual group Trip to Calabria, Italy serving as our major fundraiser (2024 Trip Details Here!)
  • And we cannot forget about the foundation of the Calabresi which brings us together – all of the amazing food, such as, but not limited to, Soppressata, Frittata, Scaliddi, Turdiddri, Taralli, Castagne, Cuddruriaddri, Rapini, Pasta, & Pane!!!
Chicagoland Calabrese Members (and counting)

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Interested in Joining Our Organization?

The membership of this Organization is open to persons of good character and community standing and who are of proven Calabrese origin or married to a person of such origin who is a current member of this organization and who are at least 18 years of age. The current annual rate of membership is $75.00 which is payable at the time of acceptance.

Option A:

Download & Mail-In

1) Download and Print the Application for Membership form.

2) Please fill out the form and mail with payment to:

    c/o Calabresi in America Membership
    3800 Division Street
    Stone Park, IL 60165

Option B:

Online Application for Membership & Payment

Membership Renewal

Current Members

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