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The Italian-American Women of Today

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2024-2025 Scholarship Applications are out!

Our 2024-2025 Scholarship Applications have been revamped and are now available here. This year's application has been streamlined and should be submitted digitally. There is also a small application fee to cover associated costs. We cannot wait to see the amazing applicants for this year's scholarships.


Spanning three counties, LIADO offers the opportunity to learn about our shared Italian heritage and socialize with other women who understand the challenges of being a modern Italian-American woman.

Our meeting are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at:

Cares Elfers Center

4136 Barker Dr.

New Port Richey, FL

Doors Open at 5:30 pm, meeting at 6 pm

Spend an evening with us; keep traditions alive, learn more about Italy and your Italian heritage, enjoy Italian delicacies, have a lot of fun and help LIADO continue to make a difference in the community.   
Meetings are open to all members and prospective members.    

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LIADO is an organization for Italian women and those of Italian-American descent, who seek to preserve the heritage, traditions and values of Italians and Italian-Americans. LIADO is the only Italian women's organization in the state of Florida. You are invited to join LIADO, "Where Guests Come As Strangers and  Leave As Friends".

Membership is open to all women 18 years and older with Italian ancestry. Annual Dues ($40.00) are payable to  LIADO by March 1st of each year. 
LIADO Welcomes You!   Benvenuto a LIADO!

Please fill out our Membership Form found below.  Membership dues are $40 annually and payment options are on the form:

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Welcome to LIADO "Where Guests Come As Strangers and Leave As Friends"
LIADO, The Italian-American Women of Today, was founded on April 29, 1993 with a charter membership of 29 Italian-American women, to promote a positive and realistic image of Italians and Italian-Americans, as well as to preserve our Italian Heritage, traditions and values.
Today we have an active membership of over 130 women who celebrate these traditions through our social and cultural programs and fundraising activities, such as LIADO's San Gennaro Festa.
Our purpose is to assist students in achieving their goals of higher education through the LIADO Scholarship Program and provide financial support to several charitable organizations in our community.  Membership in LIADO is open to all women 18 years and older with Italian ancestry.   Reaffirm and rediscover your Italian heritage by joining LIADO, the only one hundred percent Italian women's organization of its kind in the State of Florida.


“Vive Bene Ridi Spesso, e Ama Molto.”

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