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


Festa Italiana Raleigh Booth

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Time: 11:00 – 6:00
Tucker Street between Glenwood Ave, and N. Boylan

The lodge will have a vendor slot. Anita Kretchik has sent out request for volunteers via SignUpGenius.


General Membership Meeting

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM Dinner followed by business meeting

Dino’s Capri Restaurant
6325 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC

Cost: $20.00

The agenda will be normal business, induction of new members, and presentation of Paul Paolicelli as 2018 Outstanding Italian American in NC honoree.

Buffet dinner includes:

– Baby green salad
– Cheese filled ravioli in vodka sauce
– Chicken cacciatore
– Tiramisu for dessert

Soda/ tea/coffee also included – cash bar.

For reservations, pay below online by credit card or send check made out to TSOI 2817 to:

Fran Giannuzzi
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC 27519

Contact Fran at if you need more information.

RSVP by October 10 (NO REFUNDS)


North Carolina Museum of Art O’Keeffe Exhibit

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 11:30 AM lunch, 1:00 PM tour

NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC

Cost: $5.00/person for docent; see below for admission

We have coordinated a docent-led visit to The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Apply for tickets directly to the museum online, at the box office, or by phone (Box office: (919)-715-5923).
NCMA members free for first time seeing this exhibit
Non-members: $15 seniors over 65, $18 others

Lunch prior to the tour: 11:30 AM at the Iris Restaurant on-site at the museum. Reservation for 24 individuals. Individual diners pay for their lunch at the restaurant. Museum members get a 10% discount on their lunch.

Non-refundable payment for the $5.00 docent fee must be made in advance either online below or by check made out to TSOI 2817 sent to

Bob Giannuzzi, TSOI Treasurer
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC 27519

Please email Patricia Palmer at with any questions, or to confirm you wish to be included in the reservation at the Iris restaurant prior to the tour.

Reservations close October 27. NO REFUNDS


Helen Wright Center Dinner

Sunday, November 4, 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 – 11/4 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.


Sicilian Movie Premiere

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM

The Cary Theater
122 E. Chatham Street
Cary, NC

Cost: Movie $20.00; Dinner (optional) $26.00

Producer Mark Spano (lodge member) presents the North Carolina premiere of his wonderful documentary, Sicily – Land of Love & Strife. This is a fundraiser in support of the lodge’s efforts in feeding the homeless in the Triangle.

Dinner will start at 6:00 PM – after the documentary and the Q&A.

You can walk over to the Mayton Inn – 301 South Academy St., Cary

Price for Buffet – $26.00 inclusive and includes, iced tea, lemonade, coffee, hot tea and private room for our group


Hearts of Romaine Salad, herbed croutons, pecorino and parmesan cheese with roasted tomato vinaigrette and Caesar dressing

Chef’s Choice of Pasta Salad to include Vine Ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil. olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Herbed Grilled Chicken Parmesan with tomato basil sauce and fresh mozzarella

Vegetable Lasagna with roasted broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus

Assorted breads and whipped herbed butter

Payment for tickets and dinner is due in advance and no refunds once paid.

You may pay online below or send a check made out to TSOI 2817 to

Bob Giannuzzi
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC 27519

You may also get tickets right at the theater. Details at



Italian Book Club

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Becky Stinnett’s home (Dina to email address)

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

What to bring: Nothing! Snacks to be provided.
Who may attend: members only

The book for November is The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri. It’s available on Amazon.

If you have any questions, contact Dina Di Maio.

RSVP to Dina by November 10. Limited to 15 attendees.


Christmas Dinner Party

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM

Casa Carbone Restaurant
Oak Park Shopping Center
6001 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27612

Cost: Members $35.00, Guests $40

Details to follow.


USO Family Holiday Party

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Time: TBD
Details to follow.