Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817

We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American

Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817 - We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American


Bunco Party Night

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM

Home of Pat Cashman
720 Gaston Manor Drive
Durham, NC
(Just past Brier Creek area)

$10.00 per person to play (it is a simple game) – $5.00 would go to our Charity Fund and $5.00 to prize monies for the game.


  • a snack for the table or a dessert for after the games
  • BYOB any beverage you wish to drink.

WHO MAY ATTEND: members first priority



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Meet and Greet with Adriana Trigiani

Monday, July 17, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM

Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh , NC

The best-selling author of the Big Stone Gap series returns to Raleigh with Kiss Carlo. Adriana Trigiani immerses us in the post-war Italian communities of South Philly and NYC for a multi-generational saga rivaling the Shakespearian comedies one character is drawn into. Secrets, mistaken identities, and feuds abound – will love reign triumphant?

Adriana will be pre-signing to allow for more time for Q&A, so this will include only books ordered or personal copies dropped off at the bookstore for signing (no personalization) by noon on May 17. The bookstore should have extra signed copies of Kiss Carlo after her program, but cannot guarantee how many. There will not be a signing line after the program.

The Program starts at 7:00 pm but she has agreed to do a Meet and Greet with our Lodge only at 6:00 pm.  The lodge will provide dessert.  She has done this with another group in the past, and she is a hoot and you will laugh the whole time….guaranteed!

You must RSVP to Fran Giannuzzi at to
attend the meet and greet – space is limited.  Seats will be saved for us at the bookstore for the 7:00 Program.

Durham Bulls Game

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Time: 5:00 PM

Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Durham, NC

The Lodge is reserving group seating in the terrace section in rows 209 and 210 for at least 20 people. Join us for this relaxing summer afternoon and cheer on the Bulls against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.

Make your reservation ASAP with Fran Giannuzzi at You will need to send Fran a check made out to TSOI 2817 for $10.48/ticket or order online below at $11.00/ticket. Reservations close June 17.


Jordan Lake Pontoon Boat Tour

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Time: 4:30 -6:30 – must be there by 4:15
Jordan Lake at Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp
(Restrooms at parking area)



From intersection of NC 55 and US 64 – west on 64 for 7.2 miles then left at light (Wilsonville sign, Exxon Station). From intersection of NC 751 and US 64 – west on 64 for 2.9 miles then left at light (Wilsonville sign, Exxon Station). After that turn, proceed 2.1 miles then right at Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp.

When you enter the park, each car has to pay $7.00 ($5.00 senior rate). Attendant to guide you to parking area. Carpooling is encouraged.

Water and soda will be provided, you may bring your own wine with paper cups. We ask everyone to bring light and easy snacks to share on boat – cheese/crackers, chips/dip, etc.

Reserve online by credit card or send check made out to TSOI 2817 to:

Bob Giannuzzi
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC 27519

Jordan Lake


Summer Wine Tasting Party

Friday, August 11, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM
Home of Raul and Janet Tersy
5929 Larboard Drive
Apex, NC

Cost: $16.00/person (includes a bottle of wine!) or $22.00/couple (this charge includes one bottle of wine!)

MEMBERS ONLY until August 5 then open to guests– limited to 20 attendees.

We have planned a fun night for tasting some interesting wines and appetizers. We will taste a Prosecco, 2 white and 3 red unusual choices from several regions of Italy from Venice through Campania, Sicily and Sardinia. Different selections will pair well with various appetizers such as: lighter cheeses (like goat or mozzarella), heavy cheeses (like Romano or parmesan), seafood and shellfish dips, vegetables and sweet appetizers. Each couple is asked to bring appetizers in these categories made up of enough small bites to share to serve with the tasting. If you prefer to bring a dessert, there will be coffee afterwards. Please let us know when you reserve your space what you will be bringing with you. We are planning a tombola to give away bottles from the tasting – one per single and one per couple. Additional bottles of wine may be ordered at a 30% discount and will be delivered at our general membership meeting.

Register online below or contact Lucille Zane at to arrange payment by check. After you register, contact Janet Tersy at to advise her of what you are bringing.

Wine Tasting Reservation


Annual Fundraising Breakfast

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
O’Charley’s Restaurant
8115 Brier Creek Pkwy
Raleigh, NC


Includes: pancakes, country sausage, coffee/tea, juice

Net proceeds support lodge’s charity and scholarship programs

Advance sales only

You may pay online below or send a check to

Bob Giannuzzi
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC 27519

Tickets to be picked up at door.


General Membership Meeting

October (TBD), 2017

Time: 7:00 PM
Backyard Bistro
1235 Hurricane Alley Way
Raleigh, NC

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner off the menu and socializing

7:00 – 8:30 Business meeting

Details to follow

Christmas Dinner Party

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Time: 5:00 PM
Dino’s Capri Restaurant
6325 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC

Details to follow.