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Order Sons 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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lodge_placeholdersmallLuigi Pirandello Lodge 2875
Fresh Meadows, New York 11366
   Order Sons of Italy in America
                                                                                                            September 2016 Newsletter

President’s Message

I am writing this message on 9/11 and thinking about what makes our Country great and the sacrifices Americans are willing to make to do the right thing. 
I remember the morning of 9/11, 15 years ago.  I was working in Queens when we heard that the first tower was hit.  I could see the towers from work and could see the smoke.  The rest of the day is history. 
Today, my Church held a special memorial Mass and the firefighters from the local firehouse attended.  My son-in-law was one of them.  I sat there thinking about the families who are still suffering the loss of their loved ones.  I thought about today’s young police, firefighters and emergency service workers who leave home every day to do their “job” without knowing what may happen to prevent them from coming home that night.  I thought about our voluntary military force who daily sacrifice their lives in endless conflicts to keep us safe and secure, and I am thankful to each and every one of them.  America is a great Country filled with great people.   People who love family, tradition, their culture but above all they love America!  We are blessed by them and their families.  They are the best of America.
Our parents and grandparents came to the United States to give themselves and us a better life, a life filled with choices and options.  We were told we could be whatever we set our mind to be as long as we were willing to work hard and sacrifice to achieve it.  This is what we now hope for our children and our grand children.  Today, OSIA gives us the opportunity to embrace our culture and our brothers and sisters of Italian heritage.  We are able to give back, through the various charities and benefits, to people and causes which are near and dear to our hearts.  Whether it is Cooley’s Anemia, Alzheimer’s, Gift of Sight, Autism, Social Justice, or the Garibaldi Meucci Museum, Italian – American’s are willing to share with those who are most in need.  I hope we never change!
Today, I send my regards to all the members of our Lodge. I thank you for being the special people you are.  I appreciate your kindness, generosity and support.  I look forward to working and celebrating with each of you at our monthly meetings and at our Lodge events this year.  Together we are strong, together we are great, together we can accomplish anything!  God Bless You All and God Bless America!


 Lazio Earthquake Relief

To make your tax deductible donation to the relief fund

Make checks payable to:
NY Grand Lodge Foundation Inc., OSIA
Earmark checks as Lazio Earthquake Relief
mail donations to:
Grand Lodge of NY OSIA
2101 Bellmore Ave
Bellmore, NY 11710
The Foundation is a 501c(3) organization

September Membership Meeting
Wednesday 28, 2016
Holy Family R.C. Church
Monsignor Mahoney Hall
7 p.m.


General Membership Meeting

  1. Presentation and Installation of New Members
  2. Speaker:   Salvatore Primeggia, Ph.D. on “ Religion and Superstition in the Lives of Italians and Italian Americans” 
  3. Coffee and Cake to congratulate our new members and their family

                   UPCOMING OSIA EVENTS

Long Island Sons of Italy Columbus Day Parade
Sunday October 9, 2016
Main Street (Rt. 25A)   in Huntington, LI
12 noon from the YMCA and Flanagan Center Parking Field
Bring your Family – Bring Your Friends – Celebrate Your Italian Heritage


Garibaldi – Meucci Museum Fundraiser

The Museum is supported by this Annual Fundraiser.  If you wish to attend the event the day and cost is below.  Email the Lodge: info@  to let us know if you wish to attend.  We will try to get a group who can travel together.


Return payment by October 15th to:
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
420 Tomkins Avenue;  S.I., NY 10305
Attn: Fran Ciciero

 Saturday, November 5, 2016
11 am – 3 pm
Ticket Cost: $75  due by Oct. 15th
Li Greci’s Staaten
697 Forest Avenue
S.I., NY


Saturday, November 19th
We have received a request to collect $5.00 per name as a donation to the Gift of Sight.  If you wish to donate we will be collecting $5 and your name on the “Boosters” list at our September 28th meeting.



(These dates still need to be confirmed.)
Lodge BBQ ( Confirmed)
Saturday, Sept. 17
4:00 pm  ( Sept 18 rain date)
Area outside Mahoney Hall

Nite at the Races
Saturday, Oct 15
6:00 pm
Holy Family School Hall

Lodge Christmas Party
Saturday, December 10
6:00 pm
Holy Family School Hall



Rosann Cavaliere
Camille Cullen
Stella Grillo
Charles Lecara
Dolores Massa
Karen Morizio
Bernice Raperto

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Last Updated: October 29, 2017
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