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


Installation Luncheon

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM
Casa Carbone Restaurant
Oak Park Shopping Center
6001 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC

$22 member/$26 guest – tax & tip included

Come join us in honoring our incoming and outgoing Council.



House salad

Entree choices (chosen at restaurant)

– Chicken parmigiana w/side of pasta

– Shrimp marina served over spaghetti

– Baked ziti


Coffee, tea or soft drink

Cash bar for all other beverages



Wine Tasting Party

Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM
home of Karen Palermo Bledsoe
5025 Tallwood Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612

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

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

Our favorite sommelier, Steve Adams, will provide us with our greatest hits wines; six of the wines that were deemed the best from the previous tastings!

Those attending are asked to bring with them appetizers or desserts that will pair well with the wines to be tasted. Then these tasty treats will be served as each wine is tasted. Three whites and three reds are usually on the list. Examples of appetizers include seafood dip, antipasto, meat treats, etc.

The cost is $16 per individual and $22 per couple. During the course of the evening, there will be a tombola to give away a bottle of one of the wines being tasted to an individual or couple. Each individual or couple will receive one bottle of wine!

If you received a $10 event voucher with your Lodge renewal, you may use it towards the cost of the tasting. Once you have made your reservations, Lucille Zane will contact you, via e-mail, to determine your choice of treat.

To reserve your place at this tasting, send a check (or check and voucher) payable to “TSOI 2817″ in the amount of $16 per individual or $22 per couple to

Mrs. Lucille Zane
240 Meadow View Drive
Moncure, NC 27559

or purchase online below. Deadline to reserve is April 10, 2018.

Wine Tasting Reservation


Helen Wright Center Dinner

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM setup – 7:00 PM serving

Helen Wright Center for Women
401 West Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, NC

The Lodge has arranged with Urban Ministries of Wake County ( to provide dinner on three evenings this year:

Sunday, 4/22
Saturday, 7/14
Sunday, 11/4

Teams of six lodge members will be assigned to each date – 4/22 is covered.

All meals are to be prepared in advance and then ready to heat and serve at the Center. These will include entrée, sides, salad and dessert along with beverages of iced tea, lemonade or fruit juice (no soda). Subsequent expense will be covered by the Lodge. Teams are not responsible for cleanup.


Annual Italian Potluck Dinner

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM (Meal served at 6:15)
Home of Ann Marie and Bob Calabria
1197 Crabtree Crossing Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560

What to Bring:

Choice of Italian side dish/salad, main dish; also only need 4 desserts to serve 8-10 people.
BYOB any beverage you wish to drink. Water will be provided.

Who May Attend: Members only

This is limited to the first 35 members who sign up.

Please indicate below what you are bringing. We need preparations serving 8-10 people that are either main dishes, salads, desserts, or side dishes.

We would like homemade dishes as this is our opportunity to show off our wonderful Italian specialties. Make sure that all your items are fully prepared and ready to serve as you will not be able to use our hosts’ ovens or kitchen for preparation. The microwave will be available. Please label your dish.

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Raleigh Regional Bocce Tournament

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM

Clayton Community Park Bocce Courts
1075 Amelia Church Road
Clayton, NC

Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817 is sponsoring this qualifying round of the Sixth Annual NC Statewide Bocce Tournament.

Details and the team application are available in the following file.

2018 Raleigh Regional Bocce Tournament entry

Entry forms and $40 team entry fee ($75 if sponsored) are due by Monday, April 30, 5:00 PM. Applications listing at least one team member will be accepted to reserve a slot, but no refunds. Individuals who would like to be placed on a team need to contact Bob Giannuzzi (see below). This year, we are also soliciting businesses for $50 sponsorships without entering a team.

Net proceeds will be used to support the Doug Flutie Jr. Autism Foundation.



Italian Book Club

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Home of Bob & Fran Giannuzzi
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC

Cost: Free to attend. (You will have to purchase your copy of the book.)

What to bring: Nothing! Giannuzzis will provide snacks.

Who may attend: members only

The book for May is The King of Mulberry Street by Donna Jo Napoli. It’s available on Amazon.

If you have any questions, contact Dina Di Maio.

RSVP to Dina by May 8. Limited to 15 attendees.

Annual Family Picnic – Picnic in Familglia

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM
Kiwanis Shelter at Bond Park
801 High House Road (use entrance across from St. Michael’s Church)
Cary, NC 27513

Details to follow.