BENVENUTI TUTTI – WELCOME ALL
For over 150 years, Italians have emigrated to America to create a better life for their families. Italian Americans have embraced America as their own while preserving many of our customs, food and song. The goal of Triangle Sons and Daughters of Italy (TSDOI) is to share that culture with everyone. It doesn’t matter if you are Italian or just enjoy our customs, food and song – we welcome everyone. Throughout the year we run a variety of events where we share our love of being Italian with anyone who wants to share it with us. We also focus on giving back to the community that supported our ancestors that arrived here ahead of us.
The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) is the largest and longest-established national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States.
Established in 1905 as a mutual aid society for early Italian immigrants, today OSDIA has more than 600,000 members and supporters and a network of more than 700 chapters coast to coast, making it the leading service and advocacy organization for the nation’s estimated 26 million people of Italian descent. OSDIA encourages the study of Italian language and culture in American schools and universities; preserving Italian American traditions, culture, history and heritage; and promoting closer cultural relations between the United States and Italy.
LODGE 2817 COUNCIL OF OFFICERS
March 2020 – September 2021 (due to pandemic)
President: Fran Giannuzzi
Vice-President: Jan DiSantostefano
Immediate Past President: Anita Kretchik
Secretary: George Quartell
Treasurer: Bob Giannuzzi
Orator: Jay Confalone
Guard: George Scalco
Master of Ceremonies: Bernard Castellano
Mistress of Ceremonies: Fran Castellano
Trustees: Margaret Confalone, Tony DiSantostefano, Don Cimorelli, Joyce Moses, Brad Moses, Jack Giamportone
Arbitration Committee: Ann Marie Calabria, Roy Cordato, Charlotte DiLeonardo, Giovanni Masucci, Caroline Connor