Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
The RI Grand Lodge supports various charitable organizations, causes and programs including: Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Doug Flutie Foundation for Autism, Alzheimer's Association and our Annual Scholarship Program.
There are 2 ways to become a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America- join a local lodge or become a member-at-large.
Applicants must be:
-Regular members must be of Italian descent
-Social members are welcome and may be of any national origin
The Order Sons of Italy in America welcomes women. In fact, most of our membership are women!
The Order Sons and Daughters
of Italy in America turns 114!
Originally called “Figli d’Italia,” the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® was established in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York City on June 22, 1905, by Vincenzo Sellaro, M.D., and five other Italian immigrants who came to the United States during the great Italian migration (1880-1923).
Their aim was to create a support system for all Italian immigrants that would assist them with becoming U.S. citizens, provide health/death benefits and educational opportunities and offer assistance with assimilation in America.We continue that mission through our National Supreme Lodge,Sons of Italy Foundation and Commission for Social Justice.
Today, we are a national organization of men and women who represent the estimated 26 million Americans of Italian heritage, dedicated to promoting our culture, our traditions, our language, the legacy of our ancestors, and our contributions to the U.S. and the world. With members and lodges across the United States of America and Canada, we continue to be the largest and oldest organization for people of Italian heritage.
To see what is happening with the national offices, please visit http://www.osia.org/
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Welcome! Please print out, fill out and send to the Lodge president of your choice. We welcome you to call members for more information.
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