The Society was formed by a group of people with a love of 'things Italian' in 1983 as an Italian language class. Social evenings were organised and after several years the classes died out but the social side flourished. We now meet monthly for talks, usually illustrated and always in English, on a variety of Italian topics. However, our Italian speaking members are always happy to help anyone wishing to speak the language.

We are a friendly group so if you are interested in art, cuisine, music, architecture, history or have enjoyed and Italian holiday come along to one of our meetings. No knowledge of Italy or the language is necessary and our meetings always end with a glass of wine.

Meetings are on the first Monday evening of the month in the Ann Rose Hall, Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood

Ringwood Anglo Italian Society Data Protection Policy General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Ringwood Anglo Italian Society (RAIS) is an established club with the object of bringing together people with a love of all things Italian, and is a data controller within the UK.

The personal information referred to in this Policy may include name, contact details, service records, records of entries to and photographs taken at club events, and such other information as may be necessary for the effective management of the legitimate interests of RAIS. Any person wishing to verify the information held by the RAIS may apply to the Secretary.

We do not hold members’ financial details

RAIS collects and holds personal information about:

  1. The members of the club.
    • This information is used to facilitate administration and services. The information is compiled into a spreadsheet. Club Members’ email addresses may be in committee member’s address books for club purposes.
  2. Others necessary for the conduct of the business of RAIS.
    • This information is used to contact external speakers etc. for the club.

RAIS may retain historical archives for example but not limited to, records of meetings and schedules of forthcoming events.

We may collect photos of members and guests taking part in Club events and it is possible that these photos may be posted on Greyfriars Community Centre website and used in press releases and articles to promote Greyfriars Community Centre

Greyfriars Community Centre also collects and retains CCTV recordings for security purposes. CCTV recordings are shared with the police at their request.


Secretary - Hazel Dinelli

Email - hazeldinelli43@hotmail.com

Chairman - Terry Turner

Telephone: 01425 652691
Email : terry.turner@we2u.co.uk

Greyfriars Community Centre

Telephone 01425 472613

How to find us

Ringwood and District Community Association
44 Christchurch Road
BH34 1DW