About Us

Belle e Forti Le Donne Italo-Americane (Beautiful Strong Italian American Women)

    The Italian American Women of Iowa (IAWI) was established in 2016, we are excited to share our traditions and heritage with the next generation of ladies.  We are made up of ladies from ages 21-102.  Our group gives back 90% of the money we raise back to the community and every other month we do something in the community, either helping out at a place or collecting items that a charity needs.  

2018-2019 Board


Vicky Leverich, Rose Russo,  

Teresa Russo-Dyer, Frances Graziano, 

Deb Pane,  JoAnn Miller, Lisa Cruchelow, Jennifer Eaton, Gloria Stefani, Mary Cosimo, Darlene Cross,  DeeDee Underwood &  Angie Funaro-Wessel

The Executive Board has a lighting service every two years.


These ladies will represent our club with the highest of integrity.  They will also represent the IAWI on other boards and committees.

Information on becoming an member

We have a lot of fun and give back to the community!

Better yet, come check us out!

We normally meet the 4th Tuesday of the month.  

Meeting Dates for 2020

South Side Senior Center 100 Payton Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50315, United States

1/28, 2/25, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, 6/23, 7/216, No Aug, 9/22, 10/27, 11/24 & No Dec.