TSDOI Lodge 2817

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

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TSDOI Events

The following events have been scheduled. Please scroll down to the event description for registration instructions.

Feb 26 – Conversational Italian

Next Event TBD



TSDOI Members recommend restaurants for consideration, both Italian and Non-Italian that have luncheon hours. Members can register for lunch on the Signup Genius link below if they wish to attend. Each member pays for their own meal at the restaurant (Restaurant Automatically Adds Gratuity).

Attendees complete the restaurant evaluation form at the end of lunch and within a few days, the restaurant manager will receive a consolidated summary of the TSDOI dining experience.

No reviews are posted to social media by the individual attendees. The Lodge wishes to provide helpful feedback, both positive & constructive, to the restaurant manager to support their efforts to STAND OUT AMONG THE RESTAURANT COMPETITION and run a successful dining enterprise.

Date & Time:  Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 3:00 pm

Place: Keller Williams Realty

Address:   1483 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex NC 27502 

TSDOI Event Chairs:  Billy Ward & Don Cimorelli                                         

On Saturday, March 16th, we will be sponsoring one of our Top 5 TSDOI events of the year.   In the Italian tradition, are you ready for one the largest dessert tables in the USA?

First the afternoon will begin with a TSDOI version of the game taking Pubs & Clubs by storm – MUSIC BINGO, hosted by our TSDOI Gameshow Master of Ceremonies, BINGO BILLY!  Of course we have fun prizes!!!!  After the game, get ready for your sweet tooth.

This is a FREE EVENT for members with an Italian Sandwich & Snacks Included for dinner.  Guests who are not TSDOI Members can register for $10.

As your ticket to entry, each household is requested to bring a store bought or homemade dessert that serves 8-10 people.  This is how we create our spectacular St. Joseph’s style Italian Dessert & Venetian Table.

DATE:  Sunday, June 2, 2024

PLACE: Rotary Shelter at Harold Ritter Park, 301 West Lochmere Drive, Cary, NC 27511

TIME:   3:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Dinner Served at 4:00 pm)


  1. $15.00 TSDOI Members
  2. $18.00 for Non-Members  
  3. $7.00 for Children Under 10

EVENT CHAIRS: Don Cimorelli (Overall Picnic) and Karen Bledsoe & Frank DeMaria (Scholarships)


  • Mama T’s Potato Salad & Garden Salad
  • 6-oz. Angus Burgers with Cheese, Lettuce,
  • Tomatoes, Onions, and Condiments
  • All Beef Hot Dogs w/Chili, Diced Onions &
  • Condiments
  • Sausage with Peppers and Onions
  • BBQ Baked Beans
  • Sweet Tea, Unsweetened Iced Tea, Lemonade & Water
  • Sheet Cake to honor our scholarship winners.
  • Activities:  
  • Games for Kids & Adults; 
  • Left Right Center Game (Bring Three One Dollar Bills)
  • 50-50 Raffle


To register and purchase tickets, click on the links below to pay online, or if paying by check, please mail the check made out to TSDOI to Don Cimorelli, 132 wards Ridge Drive, Cary, NC 27513

Click on Payment Link Below for Members with Paid TSDOI Membership:

Annual TSDOI Picnic: Member Ticket – Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817 (square.site)

Click on Payment Link Below for Guests Who Do Not Have a Paid TSDOI Membership:

Annual TSDOI Picnic: Guest Ticket – Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817 (square.site)

Click on Payment Link Below for Children Under 10 Years of Age:

Annual TSDOI Picnic: Children Under 10 Years Old Ticket – Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817 (square.site)

Date:  Saturday, June 15, 2024

Location:  Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St. Durham, NC 27701

Time:  6:35 pm Start Time

Game:  Durham Bulls vs Charlotte Knights

Fireworks:  Currently Scheduled Post Game (Subject to Final Planning by Durham Bulls)

Chair:  Don Cimorelli 

Event Description:

Back by popular demand, TSDOI has purchased a block of 30 seats under the covered roofing at Durham Bulls Stadium.  This is a great opportunity for a family outing especially since this is Father’s Day Weekend.   Enjoy a Pre-Father’s Day family activity.


  • $19 for TSDOI Members
  • $22 for Guests without a TSDOI Paid Membership

Registration & Payment Process:

Click on the appropriate Payment Link below to purchase each type of ticket.  Prior to the game, you will receive an email so that you can download the tickets to your phone to show at the gate.  Additional information on parking options will also be communicated to you prior to the game.