The San Rocco di Paduli Club in Campbelltown, South Australia has recently initiated its own email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In and around Adelaide, Australia, there is a small group of people who emmigrated from Paduli primarily in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. This group numbers approximately 70-100 people with their extended families. They have organized themselves under the San Roco di Paduli Club, Inc. This group meets on a regular basis and celebrates the Feast of Saint Rocco each year in August by having a service at a church and then a lunch or picnic or dinner. The Club recently made me, Alex DeAngelis, a member of its Committee, for which I am very grateful and feel quite honored.
The Information provided below was gleaned through correspondence with several of the descendants of the original Padulesi who went to Australia and also from other sources.
The San Rocco di Paduli Club in Adelaide, Australia, recently held its annual luncheon. Several hundred people attended. The President of the Club is Claude Pronol, who though he himself is of Northern Italian descent (Treviso), is married to Maria Luisa Limongelli, who was born in Paduli, daughter of Liberantonio Limongelli. Pictures of the luncheon may be seen below.
Picture of the St. Rocco statue that resides in the main church in Paduli