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Order Sons of Italy in America
DBA Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
Fresh Meadows, NY

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.
The order of Sons of Italy in America is the oldest and largest organization of
Italian American men and women in the United States and Canada.

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Maria De Innocentiis

Vice President
Anthony Civitano

Immediate Past President

Joseph Lusardi

Peter Petrino, Jr.

Recording Secretary
Barbara Romano

Financial Secretary
Genevive Ferrante

Stella Grillo

Paul Agnello
William Anello
Joseph De Innocentiis
Carlo Ferrante
Bernice Raperto

Mistress of Ceremony
Rosann Cavaliere

Master of Ceremony
Joseph Healey

Theresa Marangiello

State Grand Deputy
Joseph Ilardi

Benvenuti Amici


The Luigi Pirandello Lodge #2875 is one of the newest lodges in the NYS Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America.  Our Lodge was created in October 2012 and we are steadily growing.  We work to portray a positive image of Italian Americans and to support various worthwhile causes such as Cooley’s anemia, Alzheimer’s research, Cancer Research, Vetarens and disaster relief efforts sponsored by our State and National Organization.   Our Lodge meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Holy Family’s Monsignor Mahoney Hall, 175-20 74th Ave, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366.  Visit our website for regular updates.

Important message from our State President Robert Ferrito

From: Tony DiCostanzo
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 6:09 PM
Subject: Urgent Request From Our State President
Hello all:
Our State President Robert Ferrito has asked that the message below be forwarded to all of our members across the state so they might take immediate action in signing the petition that has been started on regarding the New Rochelle School District's attempt to eliminate the Italian Language program in their schools. While this school district may not be anywhere near where you live, this is just another example of the slow and steady attack on Italian language, culture, and heritage that is happening across the country. Please take one minute to sign this online petition.

Just click on the link below that is right above the text in Italian and it will take you right to where you can sign the petition. This is TIME SENSITIVE as the school board meeting is on Tues. March 20th.

Please pass this on to your lodge members ASAP.

Tony DiCostanzo
NYS OSDIA Local Lodge Public Relations

-----Original Message-----
From: Sclafani, Charles
Sent: Fri, Mar 16, 2018 10:58 pm
Subject: Fw: Save New Rochelle ITALIAN FLES program (Westchester County, NY)

Dear Friend and colleague,
New Rochelle School District wants to eliminate the Italian FLES-K Italian language program at Jefferson School. Please sign the petition  below to save the program. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Prof. Carlo Sclafani
Co-President of the Westchester Coalition of Italian American Organizations

Subject: Save New Rochelle ITALIAN FLES program (Westchester County, NY)
Gentilissimi colleghi,
ci ritroviamo davanti un altro distretto che vorrebbe eliminare lo studio della lingua e cultura italiana, questa volta alle elementari. Nemmeno una settimana fa(!) molti di voi avete firmato la petizione per il programma di italiano nella zona di Montclair. Ora vi chiede di farvi vivi anche per le scuole di New Rochelle (Barnard School FLES K-2. Hanno anche un programma dalla 3a alla 5a alla Jefferson School). Per piacere firmate la petizione per salvare, promuovere, diffondere e tutelare la lingua e cultura agli alunni di New Rochelle. La prossima riunione del consiglio scolastico è martedì 20 marzo.
In solidarietà
Dearest colleagues,
we are currently confronted with another district that wants to eliminate the study of Italian language and culture, this time in elementary schools. Just one week ago(!),  many of you signed a petition for Italian in the Montclair Public Schools. I would now ask that you do the same again for the elementary schools in New Rochelle (Barnard School's FLES K-2. They also have grades 3-5 at Jefferson School). PLEASE sign the petition to save, promote, disseminate and protect the teaching of Italian language and culture to students in New Rochelle. The next Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, March 20.
In solidarity,
Enza Antenos, PhD
Asst. Prof. of Italian
Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures
Student Advisor - Italian
Coordinator, Teacher Education Program
Symposium Chair, Teaching Italian X
Columnist, Italian Asset
Secretary/Treasurer, American Association for Teachers of Italian (AATI)

Our next meeting will be on March 28th 2018!

To celebrate an early Easter, we will have an
Ice Cream Social!
Come and enjoy some ice cream!
We will be collecting a $5.00 donation to OSIA Charities.

Mahoney Hall 7:30pm

Our Anniversary Dinner!
October 15th 2017
Thank you to all who attended and wished us
continued success.
Slide show of our Dinner.

Our brothers at the Duca Degli Abruzzi Lodge in Endicott are planning a trip to Italy and are extending the invitation to all members of OSDIA who might want to tag along. The trip will run from Sept. 17 to Sept. 28, 2018. There will be stops in Venice, Florence, Rome, and Sorrento with side trips to Pompeii and the island of Capri.

Please see the attached flyer for more details on this trip and visit the link below for a more detailed itinerary with pricing. The larger a group that goes the lower the per person price.

Latest News/Events

Lodge Newsletter

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5th Anniversary Dinner Dance

Calendar of OSIA events!

Upcoming Events

OSIA Questo Mese

The National Italian American Foundation eNotizie

Video Italy the Extraordinary Commonplace

Holy Family Parish - Fresh Meadows NY

Instructions to access the Members Only section of the OSIA website.

Holy Family Knights of Columbus council #14520

2017 Installation of Officers

Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.-LUIGI PIRANDELLO

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Commision for Social Justice

Last Updated: March 19, 2018
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