SCSCCI First Leadership Luncheon 

The first (hopefully annual) SCSCCI leadership luncheon was an opportunity to hear about all SCSCCI club activities and thank the officers for their efforts. 

Each club has a purpose and a passion. It was uplifting to hear about the many and varied community service acts each club provides. 

 John McMahon  presented an award to John Dutt. John became president of the line dance club between 2012 & 2014. In addition John has served as president and officer on the SCSCCI Executive Board. John has been an integral member of the SCSCCI leadership team and has worked to sustain and grow the mission of SCSCCI. This is important because John is moving forward to a new phase in his life; John and his wife Laura will be leaving St Cloud to start a new adventure.  We will miss you. 

2023 Christmas Eve Karaoke

What a wonderful time of the year. 


Singing in the season 


Sharing food and conversation 

Christmas memories 

Fellowship and friendship 

SCSCCI offers opportunities throughout the year to promote social, educational, cultural, and recreational activities. This December, we would like to highlight "The Sons and Daughters of Italy."  

Sons and Daughters of Italy, Lodge 2523

Their Story

We all have a passion; their passion is service. The Sons and Daughters of Italy, Lodge #2523, meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-9:00PM in the Cypress Room at the St Cloud Community Center.


This Lodge is service oriented year round, but especially at the holidays. 

Please read their story below

Osceola County Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2523 


Our Projects

  • Help Now of Osceola
  • Hope Partnership
  • Wreaths Across America
  • Stockings for the residents at Royal Gardens
  • A Scholarship for a Graduating Senior
  • Business Partner with an Elementary School
  • A Shirt Sponsor for a Teacher's Classroom Students




Lodge 2523,  is service oriented year round, but especially at the holidays. They donate four turkey dinners from Publix to Help Now. Help Now of Osceola provides a temporary safe shelter for survivors of domestic abuse who are in danger and experience fear of abuse. Help Now is committed to supporting individuals as they establish violence-free living. Donations from private individuals are a major source of support for Help Now. Every dollar helps, and no donation is too small! There are several ways you can donate to Help Now.

Donate much-needed supplies through in-kind donations. Here is the ‍Shelter In-Kind Donation Wish List:

Food: Fresh fruit/vegetables, milk, juice, lunch meat, cheese, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, spaghetti sauce, oil, sugar, coffee, juice pouches, individually wrapped snacks for kids, cereal, Adobo, white rice.

**IMMEDIATE NEEDS IN SHELTER:**

Baby Wipes, Bed Pillows, Bath Towels & Washcloths, Adult & Children's Cold/Cough Meds - Benadryl - Pain Relievers, Ziploc bags (Quart & Gallon Size), Sugar, Cooking Oil, Coffee, Coffee Creamer, Toothpaste, Deodorant (Men & Women's), Women & Children's Underwear and Sports Bras.

Royal Gardens on Neptune Road is another place to acknowledge at Christmas. The Sons and Daughters of Italy find out how many men and women are residents and then members donate filled stockings with items such as combs, brushes, toothbrushes and toothpaste, bracelets, hair ties, puzzle books, socks, etc. Many residents do not have family to visit them; the Sons and Daughters of Italy help ease the loneliness during the holidays. They visit, bring cookies, and play Christmas music while handing out the stockings. 

Wreaths Across America is another charity, the Lodge supports. They buy 15 wreaths each year and on Saturday, December 16th, at 12:00, they go to the Mt. Peace Cemetery in St Cloud. A dedication ceremony takes place and Lodge members place a wreath on a designated grave. 

SCSCCI clubs offer opportunities throughout the year; here is a brief overview of events. 

Celebrating the 2023 Holiday with the Osceola Community Orchestra 

Holiday Concert 

The OCO Annual Holiday Concert is the perfect way to start the season. 
 

Crowd favorites such as Sleigh Ride and How the Grinch Stole Christmas were part of this wonderful evening of music and laughter. 

Directed by Brian Edwards

Led by Brian Edwards, the orchestra enriches the lives of those who reside in or near St Cloud.

Join the fun

The Osceola Community Orchestra meets on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30pm at the St Cloud Community Center

Thank you 

A big thank yo to everyone who makes this evening happen. Especially our talented musicians. 

 

Scroll down to get an overview of our clubs and activities this past season.

Our 20th Anniversary

Congratulations to the SCSCCI Leadership. We had a wonderful afternoon of fellowship, food and fun!  Thank you John, Audrey, Betsy and Tom!

Friday Night Music 

Friday Night Musicians provided the sound track for a festive get-together.
Friday Night Music: Friday from 6:30- 9:00 PM in Magnolia Room (except 2nd Fri of each month). 

Contact: Tom Barrow at @407-957- 5309 



Our Clubs

Each SCSCCI club provided a table to show their mission and expertise. Go Community Crafters!!
Community Crafters: Wednesday from 1-4:00 PM in Cypress Room. Learn to knit, crochet, or bring your craft. 

Contact: Donna Dalelio @407-288-3069 



Cabaret Night in the "Cloud" 

The Osceola Community Orchestra is always a special treat. Thank you to all of the performers who made the 2022-2023 Season a huge success. 

Another season, another reason to be a part of  OCO.   Are you a musician? 

Contact: Cathy Lewis at 407-361-2859 [email protected] 

What makes us special?

We all have a passion. The St Cloud Garden Club is committed to creating green spaces. 

Check them out!   


St. Cloud Garden Club: 2nd Saturday (Oct-May) 11:00AM until 3:00PM in the Cypress Room. 

Contact: Myrna Lee @717-951-9436 

Line Dancing has been known to have the following side effects: 

  • new friends;
  • lots of smiles; and
  • a healthier lifestyle. 


Want proof? 


A 21-year study of senior citizens, 75 and older, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the only physical activity to offer protection against cognitive loss was frequent dancing.

WHY? Dancing simultaneously involves movement, remembering, thinking and and emotional processes. In other words it is the whole mind, body and spirit connection.

THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT JOURNAL


If every time you take one step forward, you take two steps backward...don't be discouraged you just learned how to line dance. 

For more information call John Dutt at 407-744-1700

Are you already a line dancer? Check out  Step by Step with Gail Line Dance Club: Thursday 5:30–9:00PM in the Magnolia Room. Intermediate and advanced levels lessons followed by open dance, all adult ages welcome. 

Contact: Betsy Bratz 407-460-2640/Gail Smith 407-408-5039 or email: [email protected] 

Let's get physical. 

 

Fun 2B Fit: (MON,WED, FRI) in the Magnolia Room 8:30-9:30AM. 

Contact: Sherry Woods @321-624-7821 

What makes us special?

We all have a passion. Let's Get Healthy



T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Wednesday at 9:00 AM until noon. 

Contact: Theresa Sanders @508-932-4631

We like to move it! Move it! Move it!  

Seniorcize: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8–9:00 AM. Limited to seniors. Stretching exercises, standing, sitting, or lying on a mat; bring a towel.
Contact Myrna Lee @717-951-9436 

Celebrate your heritage! 


 

Osceola County Sons & Daughters of Italy Chapter #2523: 3rd Tuesday every month from 7-9:00PM in the Cypress Room.
Contact: Bob Cardaci @t 774- 406-7037 

 

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back. 

Our Man of the hour...Maurice Doyle 

SCSCCI royalty, the fabulous Mrs. Pat Rudd  and friends.

A special night for all, including our door prize winner. Enjoy!

February Highlights: Dances, Music and BBQ 

Mardi Gras Dance February 26th

Good friends, good fun...it must be Saturday Night at the
St Cloud Community Center. 

And We Are Proud to be Americans.... 

The night ends with a tribute to the land and people we love. 

Spotlight Dance

We encourage both ballroom and line dances at our Saturday Night events. 

A sold-out Meet and Greet event! 

Over 100 SCSCI members joined in this celebration of food, fun, and fellowship. 

SCSCCI thanks all of the many volunteers who made this an afternoon to remember. 

Did we mention that we had BBQ! Thank you Jimmy Bear's BBQ. 

In coming together we celebrate the spirit of community. 

 "Community is about doing something together that makes belonging matter." 
 

Not just BBQ... but also a Valentine's Day Celebration.

October Update: The newly refurbished Magnolia Room looks fantastic. 

Shoe Policy 

 The floor is fabulous. Please advise your club members to adhere to the Community Center Shoe Policy. It is posted on the wall. It states that shoes with soft soles, leather or non-marring soles should be worn.  The following is a hint for the dance groups, not a hard and fast policy. If you dance in ordinary street shoes, consider carrying the shoes in rather than wear them off the street. This insures that you don't bring in grit that damages the floor when dancing.


Access to Building 

The front door will be locked until further notice. Initially the COVID Monoclonal Clinic listed the Community Center NOT the Civic Center as its location. To prevent people with COVID from entering the building, the front door will be locked through November.  A large sign has been placed in the front of the building. Please advise your members to use the side door for the Cypress Room and the back door for the Magnolia Room.