2018 Events Gallery

VCC Kick - off 2018

Summer BBQ 2018 

Vicenza Community Club Kick-off

Wine & Culture Club - Memorial Day Weekend in Tuscany

May’s trip will take us to Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano in the Tuscan Region. This will be a 4 day-3 night adventure. We will visit five wineries for a tour and wine tasting thru the weekend plus we will taste and enjoy the Tuscan cuisine, visit the birth place of Mona Lisa, a former Benedictine Monastery, a Bottle and Glass museum, and the opportunity to tour Siena and San Gimignano.

All this and more “Under the Tuscan Sun”.

Scholarship Night & Change of Board
It's time to celebrate our scholarship recipients, the new incoming board and thank all the outgoing Vicenza Community Club volunteers for the VCC year 2017-2018!
This event will start at 1800 with an aperitivo followed by a private tour of the Villa Valmarana with the Tiepolos frescoes. 
We will have an exclusive dinner in a very suggestive room dated 1669.  The Villa represents the highest expressive peak of the 1700 painting period called Rococò. Private parking available.
Kentucky Derby 2018

Wear your best hat at the Kentucky Derby Luncheon

Wonderful Wednesdays in Marostica

Our Wonderful Wednesdays group went to the Poli Grappa Distillery for a tour & tasting.

Under the Tuscan Sun Luncheon

The "Under the Tuscan Sun" luncheon was all about herbs and tasted simply delectable!

Valpolicella Tasting

We did some Valpolicella wine tasting!

CIAO 2018

Photos from our CIAO conference this year! It was two days of fun and learning!


Our Wonderful Wednesdays group took a cooking class with Trattoria all'Angelo!

Mardi Gras Gala

Our Mardi Gras Gala was a ton of fun! We crowned a king and queen and auctioned off all kinds of items!

Wonderful Wednesdays Magia di Barbarano

We had a great Wonderful Wednesday at Magia di Barbarano!

Beach Blanket Bingo

That's right, we had a Beach Blanket Bingo event in January! Lots of big prizes!

Castello Bonomi

We toured Castello Bonomi and discovered the Franciacorta, Italy's answer to champagne!

Villa Valmarana ai Nani

We enjoyed a tour through the historical Villa Valmarana ai Nani.

Wonderful Wednesdays Villa Valmarana ai Nani Tour

We toured the beautiful and historic Villa Valmarana ai Nani!

2017 Events Gallery

CandyLand Luncheon

Our December luncheon theme was Candy Land, and we had some sweet and yummy fun with it!

Zyme Winery Tour

We took a tour of the Zymé winery with our Culture & Wine Mini-Club!

Warrior Zone Christmas Party

The VCC in collaboration with Warrior Zone & BOSS Vicenza put together a rockin' Christmas Party for soldiers over at Del Din on the 24th! We had about 130-150 soldiers in attendance, homemade food, games, and we raffled off 45 gifts to attendees!

Thanksgiving Wine Club Trip

The Culture & Wine Club took a trip to Umbria for Thanksgiving!

Great Pumpkin Luncheon

Just a few photos from our Great Pumpkin luncheon. Thank you to everyone that helped put it together and to everyone that came!

Bonamini Olive Harvest & Tasting

We went on a tour of Bonamini, which included the opportunity to harvest some olives ourselves, a tour of the facility and some free tastings of all types of olive-related products (the pesto was a hit!). I'm pretty sure we cleaned out most of their store afterward, so much shopping and fun was had by all!

Cigar Auction & Caribbean Rum Tasting

We got together for an evening of cigars and Caribbean rum tasting! 

Bunco Night

We got together for some Bunco, with Polish Pottery prizes!

Piovene Porto Godi Wine Trip

We visited beautiful Piovene Porto Godi for a tour and a wine tasting class!

South of Italy Wine Trip

October’s trip took us all the way to the south of Italy, to Lecce and Alberobello in the Puglia Region and to Matera in the Basilicata Region. We visited five wineries for a tour and wine tasting thru the weekend and we enjoyed the Pugliese & Basilicata cuisine. The weekend also included a tour and tasting at an olive oil farm and a museum dedicated to Primitivo wine. We visited various UNESCO sites and even spent the night in a Trullo and in the Sassi of Matera.

Wonderful Wednesday October Hike

It was a VCC Wonderful Wednesday! Alex Uphill showed us some hidden gems of the Berici Hills. I think he exceeded our expectations with this 5 mile hike, the house in the rock, the quarry/ Museo della Pietra and the yummy merenda.

September Wine Event 2017

We experienced the Vendemmia--the harvesting of grapes to produce wine--in the hills of the Colli Berici.

One in a Melon Kickoff

Our "One in a Melon" event was a hit! We gave away all kinds of great stuff via raffles!

Wonderful Wednesdays Wine Harvest

We had a really great day! Picked grapes, made our own picai, watched the new Merlot grapes arrive and had amazing food/wine. Good times were had.

MWR Pool Party

We hosted a table at the MWR Pool Party at Ederle! A huge thanks to the smiling faces of those that helped man the table and spread the VCC love!

Board Changeover Luncheon

We said "Bon Voyage" to this year's VCC board (who did an amazing job this year, didn't they?!) and "Ahoy" to the new board at a luncheon.

Scholarship Dinner 2017

Thursday evening the VCC celebrated all our Spring 2017 awardee's. It was a wonderful evening full of promise and excitement! Congratulations!

Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

So wonderful to see our wonderful VCC board members and volunteers recognized at the ACS volunteer recognition ceremony tonight! Congratulations to board members Diane Houghton, Moira Neal, Aimee Randazzo and Kelly Wagner with over 500 hours of volunteer service, VCC President, JD Keith, with over 1000 hours of volunteer service and our VCC Volunteer of the year, Morgan O'Bryant, for all of her hard work on the CIAO conference!

CIAO Conference 2017

The CIAO Conference was a huge success! If you didn't make it this year, you missed out on TWO DAYS of fun, gifts, and learning! Be on the lookout for it next year. 🙂

Masquerade Ball 2017 Gala

This year, the VCC's annual gala event was a Masquerade Ball. It was a hit!

Paint & Sip Luncheon

Today's paint and sip luncheon was tons of fun. Great people and paintings! Michelle from arts and crafts was wonderful and it was neat seeing everyone walking around post afterwards with their masterpieces!

2016 Events Gallery

Tailgating Party

We kicked off the VCC season with a tailgate! Munchies, raffles, signups, and more! September 9, 2016.

Polish Pottery Bunco 2016

We got together and played Bunco to win some Polish Pottery! So many winners! October 5th, 2016

Bread Bowl Auction & Raffle

At the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, we held a silent auction and raffled off bread bowls filled with all kinds of goodies!

Tacky Holiday Party

We all got dressed up in our tackiest holiday sweaters for a luncheon and fun with trivia!

2015 Events Gallery

Mad Hatter Gala

The VCC's annual formal event. "Hatsquerade" - Create, buy, and wear a beautiful or funky hat! January 2015.

Wine and Cheese Bingo

Wine tasting and bingo combined! February 2015.

Wigged Out Bunco

Bunco in crazy wigs! July 2016.

Coffele Wine Tasting

A wine tasting at Cantina Coffele in Soave, Italy. 2015.

County Fair

Fun & Games, Refreshments, New Member Drive, Door Prizes, & More! September 2015.

Cucina Italia

Cooking demonstrations and wine tastings. October 2015.

Horrifying Trivia

Horror movie trivia just in time for Halloween! Best costume contest! October 2015.

CIAO Conference Photo Contest

CIAO Conference photo contest entries and winners, 2015.

Tree Auction

Tree & Wreath Auction, December 2015.

Beer Night

Course Program: An Approach to Beer. German, Italian, and American beer as well as a buffet! Guys only! December 2015.

2014 Events Gallery