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

Events

TSDOI Events

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

Jun 4 – Annual Family Picnic

June 5 – Conversational Italian

Jun 17 – TSDOI Night at the Durham Bulls (Registration Closed)

July 11 – Lunch at Luganos

Oct. 29 – Italian American Heritage Celebration (Coming Soon)

Dec. 10 – Christmas Dinner 

Dec. 17 – Holiday Cookie Exchange (Coming Soon)

TSDOI CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN MONTHLY MEETUP

We have TSDOI members with an appetite to acquire Italian language skills, but their pantry of conversational skills ranges from a few words to those who speak quite well.

Once per month, a bunch of members gather to help each other learn a little more. Helpful hints are shared on how to learn and brush up on the Italian language during the sessions.  Don’t be shy to try it out even if you attend primarily to listen.

Typically the MeetUp is scheduled on a Monday morning around 10:00 am or at 1:00 pm.  Most MeetUps are held at Keller Williams Legacy Realty Office, 1483 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex, NC 27502

Please contact Don Cimorelli (Donald.cimorelli@gmail.com) if you would like to be added to the distribution list which announces the date, time, and place for the Monthly Meetup. 

AFTERNOON DINING EXPERIENCE: STAND OUT AMONG RESTAURANT COMPETITIONLUGANO RISTORANTE

LUNCH AT LUGANO RISTORANTE

TIME: 1:00 pm, July 11

PLACE: Lugano Ristorante, 1060 Darrington Drive, Cary, NC 27513

PRICE: Pay for Own Food & Drink Order (Restaurant Automatically Adds Gratuity)

EVENT COORDINATOR: Don Cimorelli

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

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.

Please register for the dining experience at Lugano Ristorante by clicking on the Sign-Up Genius link below to add your name and number of attendees.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A4DAAAF2EA6FE3-italian1

ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC WITH SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Sunday, June 4, 2023

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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)

PRICE:

$13.00 for TSDOI Members

$16.00 for Non-Members 

$6.00   for Children Under 10

EVENT CO-CHAIRS: Fran Giannuzzi, Caroline Connor, Don Cimorelli

MENU & PICNIC ACTIVITIES

  • Mama T’s Potato Salad
  • 6-oz. Angus Burgers with Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, and Condiments
  • All Beef Hot Dogs w/Chili, Diced Onions & Condiments
  • Basilio 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

TSDOI NIGHT AT THE DURHAM BULLS!

Saturday, June 17, 2023

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

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.

Registration is Closed since all tickets in TSDOI section have been sold.  

Contact Don Cimorelli by email (donald.cimorelli@gmail.com) if you are interested in being placed on waitlist.

TSDOI ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

(Destination America:  The Great Italian Migration)

Date:  Sunday, October 29, 2023

Time: 3:00 pm Carey Jones Center,

Location:  309 Holleman St,  Apex, NC 27502

This is the largest and most important program of the year for all TSDOI Members to attend.  This is our capstone event.

The crew of SS 2817 is planning a very memorable voyage to America where you will restart your lives in a new country with many hopes & dreams for you, your family, and future generations. We will do our best to keep you nourished, healthy, and entertained as you immigrate to America.

The only thing you need to do at this time is mark your calendar for Sunday, October 29.  Future updates will include passenger registration instructions and full program details.

It’s Our Turn.  The Italians are Coming to America.

Save the date!

TSDOI CHRISTMAS DINNER AT MAMMA MIA! IN HOLLY SPRINGS

Sunday, December 10, 2023, 5:00 pm

Mamma Mia! Italian Bistro

301 S. Main Street, Holly Springs, NC 27540 

Co-Chairs: Fran Castellano, Don Cimorelli, Nick Verna

MENU ($45 for Members & $50 for Guests)

Appetizers for Each Table: Calamari, Bruschetta, Caprese Salad

Entrees Served Over Pasta (One Per Guest): Salmon Piccata, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Parmigiana, Eggplant Parmigiana

Dessert for Each Table: Mini-Cannoli

Drinks: Water, Sweet/Unsweetened Cold Tea, & Soft Drinks (Included), Self-Service Coffee Station 

Cash Bar for Wine & Beer

50-50 & Gift Raffles

Registration & Payment Deadline (Sunday, Dec. 10)

Click on the link below to register and pay for tickets online, or mail a check made payable to TSDOI to: Don Cimorelli, 132 Wards Ridge Drive, Cary, NC 27513

$45 Member Payment Link (For Individuals with Paid TSDOI Membership)

$50 Non-Member Payment Link