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Event: AGM and Membership Renewal – 6th July 2014

Date: Sunday 6th July, 2014
Time: 11am
Where: All Hallows Church Hall, 2 Halley Street Five Dock.

We invite all members to take part to the Annual General Meeting and renew their membership for 2014/2015 (1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015).

Note: Membership renewal will take place prior to the AGM.

It is also possible to renew or join the Associazione’s Membership with a secure online subscription via PayPal.

The formality of the pending AGM requires the President and Committee to step down from their duties so that a new President and Committee may be elected. We appeal to you our members (and ex members) interested in being part of a vibrant and exciting committee to step up and take up the challenge.

At the conclusion of the formalities, the Association will provide a light refreshment.

We hope to see you there in support!

Upcoming events in April/May 2014

Melbourne Trip

25-29th April 2014

RSVP by Friday 24 March, 2014

Contact a committee member to reserve your place


Mother’s Day / Sa die de sa Sardigna

4th May 2014, 11am

Where: Community Picnic Area Auburn Botanic Gardens (entry via Killeen Street, Auburn)

Price: $30 per Adult, $15 for children 5-12 yrs, Children under 5 FREE

Includes: Assortment of BBQ meats, salads, bread, coffee and tea (BYO Drinks)

Feel free to bring a plate of sweets to share with family and friends.

Contact a committee member to reserve your place

Sardegna Summer School 2014

Summer School 2014

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to inform you that from Monday, March 17 we will be open for the new edition of the Summer School organised by the FILEF. This year’s Summer School will also benefit from the partnership with the Association of Intercultural NUR, which not only contribute financially to the success of the course, is specialized in teaching Italian to foreigners and is a partner of the University for Foreigners of Perugia.

Registration must be done online at the Association of Intercultural NUR’s website, where you can download the invitation and sign up using the form (note: before 17 the form will not accept responses)  or CLICK HERE to download the Summer School subscription form.

This year, the implementation of regional projects involve co-financing to the overall budget of 30% of total costs. The FILEF and NUR will be in charge of 30% relative to all the costs of food, accommodation and organization, but participants are required shared cost of 30% of the total cost of their trip. Also, like last year, the FILEF will not be able to anticipate these costs of travel, unless they come from the region early enough the first installment of the contribution .

Interested participants should therefore anticipate that these costs will then be personally reimbursed at 70% FILEF , such as notice .
With the hope that the shares are also numerous this year and considering you would please , send this email to federations , clubs and counseling BEFORE the publication, which will take place Monday in our internet page and on our Facebook profile .

For any question please do not hesitate to contact us by email or at our numbers .

A warm greeting from Sardinia

 

Event: FoosBall Night – 27th September 2013

You are invited to participate to a fun night of Foosball Championship (Table soccer).

Test your skills against some of the best and if you WIN receive a Trophy in the process!

When: Friday 27th September, 2013
Where: 99a Great North Road, Five Dock NSW 2046 – parking at rear
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm
Entry Fee: $10 (includes pizza!)

Senior and Junior Comps – KIDS WELCOME!

RSVP before Monday 23rd September, 2013
Contact: Gavin Sanna 0412 324 224

Sardinia, an island at your fingertips

It is impossible to know what musical instruments they played artists of the time along with launeddas (the typical instrument consists of three bamboo reeds, whose origin is traced back to the VIII century BC, on the basis of a bronze statuette depicting a player found in the countryside of Ittiri), but presumably it was the oldest of all and that is the voice, which most likely nuragici practiced for a long time, since they are able to develop an incredible choir, the tenor (on concordu, of content on contrattu or s’aggorropamentu currently typical of the barbaric), demonstrating good knowledge of the principles of harmony in the polyphony. In 2005, UNESCO classified them as the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Much could and should be said, on the Sardinian cuisine. It is based on very simple ingredients derived from the tradition of pastoral and farming and seafaring tradition along the coasts. It is very diverse and varies from region to region, not only in the name of the food but also in the ingredients.

As appetizers are very popular wild boar ham, sausages and hams Irgoli Aritzo accompanied by olives and mushrooms, while the dishes based on fish you can choose from several seafood appetizers.

First dishes are the “malloreddus” (semolina dumplings topped with tomato sauce and sausages), the “culurjonis” (dumplings stuffed with ricotta and mint or with a filling of potato, cheese and mint), whose ingredients vary from region to region, the bread “frattau” (carasau soaked in broth with tomato sauce and poached egg), the “Suppa cuata” or “Suppa gadduresa” (bread, cheese – “casju spiattatu”, spices, cheese , all softened with broth cow and cooked in the oven), “knows fregula” (soup of beef broth with semolina pasta processed into small lumps as couscous).

For main dishes, roasts are a particular feature of the island cuisine while that of the pig (“on porcheddu arrustu”) is considered an emblem. And the list could go on for pages.

Sardinia is from centuries of emigration: the Sardinians who live outside of Sardinia, according to the latest statistics, there are about 500,000. Although it has always been a weak migration, the large diaspora originated in the postwar years with the end of the work for the construction of large public works (dams, roads, reforestation), run jointly by the state and by individuals in order to modernize the ‘Island.

Many shepherds and farmers become workers and masons, soon found themselves out of work, while the plan for economic growth promised by various governments, was slow to materialize. This created a stream of emigration which is mainly directed towards the industrial areas of northern Italy, where they settled more than 200,000 Sardis.

They left the island in many, fleeing the crisis of the inner zones and agglomerations, finding work in all productive activities, in public office, factories, hospitals, universities.

Many, though by emigrating, not give up their traditional shepherd and with the flocks, moved to Tuscany, Lazio and Emilia Romagna, revitalizing territories now in danger of abandonment. Those who left the island to go to Europe, about 150,000, settled in Germany (60,000), many in France, Belgium (30,000), Switzerland (28,000), less numerous in England (about a thousand).

In earlier times, towards the end of ‘the nineteenth century, an important migratory flow went in the Americas and Australia. Even today in Argentina alone, there are over a hundred thousand people of Sardinian origin. Just in that distant country was established that Giovanni Piras from Mamoiada that various contested historical research and identify with the Argentine president Juan Peron.

And in Australia, the Sardinian community has always been very active: the various clubs and associations currently operating are served and still serve as a valuable point of reference and historical past. It is a classic example of the Sardinian Association of NSW. In addition to classic typical activities of a club, the Association has been very active in maintaining and developing cultural contacts with the Region of Sardinia to just engage the community Sardinia, the Italian and the largest Australian community in moments of encounter and culture.

Therefore, for those who decide to get around Sardinia without having to make intercontinental travel, you can count on the Sardinian Culture Club of Sydney and all other Australian clubs all over the country. But for those who want to discover at first hand this wonderful island, do not worry, Sardinia has always been to use air transport to counter the effects of insularity, that led her to develop a good network of services and facilities well distributed the territory.

Especially in recent years, the airport traffic has recorded strong increases in the number of flights and passengers, confirming that Sardinia is a market among the most active and interesting Italian and European market. Sardinia opens its doors to the world!

Event: Gusti di Sardegna – 4th November 2012

Sunday 4th November 2012Italian Forum, Leichhardt NSW

Join us to celebrate an afternoon of Sardinian Culture and savour the taste of Sardinia in an exhibition of Gusti di Sardegna, an opportunity to explore, taste, learn about some of Sardinian’s finest foods.

Meet the celebrity chef, Giovanni Pilu born in Sardinia and arrived to Australia in 1992 at the age of 20 years, full of passion and ethusiasm for the unique flavours of his homeland.

Owner of the highly acclaimed Pilu restaurant at Freshwater, Giovanni will share some insights of his heritage and passion for Sardinian cuisine.

The day will include:

  • Tasting plate prepared by celebrity chef Giovanni Pilu
  • Interview and book signing with Giovanni
  • Exhibition of imported fine foods by Icnussa Imports
  • An array of handmade sardinian sweets
  • 4pm Pasta making class for the kids & children’s activities
  • Sardinian wine tasting
  • Traditional Sardinian costumes on display
  • Information on Tours of Sardinia from Via Tour
  • Lucky Door prizes

ADMISSION IS FREE – RSVP by 26 October  is essential! Contact us