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



Annual Family Picnic – Picnic in Familglia

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Time: 3:30 PM (Dinner to be served at 4:30)
Kiwanis Shelter at Bond Park
801 High House Road (use entrance across from St. Michael’s Church)
Cary, NC 27513

Members – $8.00
Children 6-11 years old – $5.00
Children 5 and under free
Members’ guests – $10.00

Catered by Backyard Bistro (member Joe Lumbrazo, chef/owner).

  • hotdogs with chili and condiments
  • angus burgers w/cheese/condiments
  • Italian sausage and peppers
  • baked beans
  • Mama T’s potato salad
  • sweetened and unsweetened iced tea and water


  • finger type dessert to share such as cookies, brownies, watermelon slices…

There will be games for the children and adults, and the 2017 scholarship winners will be honored.

50-50 raffle, L-R-C (bring dollar bills) with half the proceeds going to our charity fund.


Please RSVP by May 27 with the following information:

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Contact Fran Giannuzzi at 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




Fundraiser at North Carolina FC (Railhawks) Game

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 5:45 PM

Wake Med Soccer Park
101 Soccer Park Drive
Cary, NC
(Directions at

The lodge is seeking volunteers to provide manpower to the concession stands operated by Backyard Bistro. Chef/owner and lodge member, Joe Lumbrazo, will share profits from that night with our lodge based on the number of volunteers.

We need at least 25 volunteers. You will be standing on your feet and here are the rules for all volunteers:

No open toed shoes or sandals

Wear a black teeshirt or top

No aprons

Must wear hat if hair is long

Must be at least 12 years old to help

If you would like to volunteer, contact Fran Giannuzzi at at


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.