TSDOI Lodge 2817

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

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


Annual Family Picnic – Picnic in Famiglia

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Time: 1:00 – 5:00; dinner served promptly at 2:30
Backyard Bistro
1235 Hurricane Alley Way
Raleigh, NC

Members – $11.00
Youth members and children 6-12 years old – $6.00
Children 5 and under free
Members’ guests – $15.00

Catered by Backyard Bistro (member Joe Lumbrazo, chef/owner). This will be outdoors. The patio seats 36. Please bring a chair and card table (if possible) in case we need to spread out – we can seat additional people in the parking area that will be roped off. Takeout available, but you must get in serving line to choose your food.


  • hamburgers with all the condiments
  • sausage and peppers
  • hot dogs with chili
  • potato salad
  • BBQ baked beans
  • sweet & unsweetened iced tea, lemonade, and water
  • banana pudding and brownies


  • For every four of the following food items you bring for the Interfaith Food Shuttle Food Drive, you will receive a free raffle ticket for a Wegman’s Gift Basket!

beans, tuna, soup, pasta with meat, canned fruits in water or light juice only, canned vegetables, 100% juice boxes, whole grain cereals, oatmeal, grits

There will be games for the children and adults – with prizes.

50-50 raffle, L-R-C (bring dollar bills) with half the proceeds going to our charity fund.
Please RSVP by October 4. Advanced payment only. NO REFUNDS

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Contact Fran Giannuzzi at fgiannuzzi94@gmail.com for further information.

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

Bob Giannuzzi
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC 27519



Christmas Dinner Party

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Time: TBD

Details to follow. There will be a special entertainment surprise.

Adopt a Family at Family Promise

Members may volunteer to purchase Christmas gifts for one family. Names and gift selections to be provided by Nick Verna in late November. Details to follow.


Helen Wright Center Dinners 2021

Dates TBD

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 (https://www.urbanmin.org/helen-wright-center/) to provide dinner on four evenings next year.

Teams of six lodge members will be assigned to each date. Contact Nick Verna at nickverna14@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to help.

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.