Annual Convention

2020 ICF Virtual Convention: Saturday, September 5, 2020

General Information

Virtual Convention Agenda

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Links to each event will be posted on this page and on the ICF Facebook page.

11:00 am – Memorial Mass: Reverend Christopher Bennett, presiding

2:00 pm – Interactive Session: Open Forum with Central Council Officers and Committee Chairpersons – Email your questions in advance to rjarrett@icf.org to allow like topics to be combined. The Treasurer’s report and Mentor Program update will be presented at this time.

6:30 pm – Happy Hour: Join your ICF peers at a ‘Mask’uerade Ball. Briefly wear your favorite face mask for a chance to win a prize. More prizes will also be distributed as we pull the seven winners of our convention raffle. Participate with your household or consider having a social distancing party with your fellow members during our happy hour.

Workshops: Pre-recorded workshops will be posted on the ICF website and on our Facebook page for members to view.

Award Presentations: Our award recipients will be honored remotely. Their presentations will be available online.

Blood Drive: Make an appointment to donate blood between August 17 – September 4th: American Red Cross: 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) Vitalant: 877-25-VITAL (258-4825). All blood donors will be entered into a raffle.

Yearbooks: Each branch will receive a yearbook by mail. Additional copies will be available for $25, which includes shipping.

Charitable Donations: Donations to Cooley’s Anemia, Scholarships, Gifts of Love and the Providenza Seminary Fund may be mailed to the ICF office. Donation cards are not required. You may indicate the occasion and the honorees name on a separate sheet of paper. Donations will be recognized in the Bollettino.

All are welcome. Please join us!


2020 Convention Update

Here is what we know to date:

  1. Will the convention be held this year? The answer is no. The Central Council made the decision to cancel an in-person Convention. The health and well-being of our members is of foremost importance. Ideas regarding offering some aspects of Convention virtually are being discussed. More information will follow.
  2. Is the annual raffle still on? The annual raffle is still on. There will still be a drawing. Contactless fundraiser that is vitally important to finances to the federation and local branches. Please, push this fundraiser and sell as many tickets as possible. The financial health of the Federation depends on this major fundraiser. Remember $10 now stays with the branch and could be a useful branch fundraiser.
  3. Will we have a yearbook this year? Of course. Our annual year/souvenir book is a great way to record and celebrate the history of the Federation. We encourage you to still send pages in for the year book. We want to see all those happy faces of family and friends. The deadline remains the same.
  4. What about awards? Will we still be having awards this year? Of course. We still want to honor those who do good work. More information will be presented in the future. All deadlines remain in place.
  5. Will we hold elections to Central Council? Yes, elections to Central Council will be held this year. All deadlines remain in place. More information will follow on the process as the situation dictates.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our world, our country and our Members of the I.C.F.

Vincent Piro
Grand President

Past Conventions (2007-2019)

The Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) is a family-oriented, non-profit fraternal organization dedicated to promoting activities that build faith and family spirit and bring men, women and children of all ages together. By joining a local branch, ICF members share their culture, heritage and religious beliefs. We believe that together we accomplish more than one can alone. We are active in various cultural events throughout the country, support our local parishes, and provide various charities with financial and other support.