Gianna Cipponeri, a 2014 Modesto High School International Baccalaureate graduate, was crowned Miss America in June during the Queen's Pageant of the 78th Grand Convention of the Grand Lodge of California, Order Sons of Italy in America, in Millbrae.   The nonprofit, fraternal organization was founded in 1922 and represents Americans of Ital...

Sons of Italy Lodge #2561 Annual Golf Outing was held at Knoll Country Club West, on Thursday, July 10. The event was attended by 120 golfers and raised money to support the many charities the SOI donates to.   The Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 recently donated to the Parsippany Food Pantry, The Valerie Fund, Arthritis Foundation and many others....

Geneva Lodge 2397 and Geneva American Italian Lodge 2397A of the Order Sons of Italy in America recently voted to merge their two lodges. That merger will take place in March. In anticipation of that, a joint Nominating Committee has been appointed to seek out candidates for all officer positions of the new merged lodge. All members of both lodges...

by Lanning Taliaferro   The Blauvelt Sons of Italy hosted a dinner March 25 to thank the outgoing Council and install its new slate of officers. A total of 15 members make up the board, which governs the Lodge's activities over a two-year period.   The dinner, held at the newly renovated Sons of Italy lodge on Van Wyck Road in Bl...

The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, part of the national Order Sons of Italy in America, is honoring several leaders in the Italian-American community, and will also award $30,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors at the Massachusetts Education and Law Awards, on Sunday, May 3. This is a continuation of a 31-year tradition of the Gra...

Several months ago, our lodge supported the Clovis Centennial Committee by donating toward their effort of planting oak trees along the Clovis Heritage Trail. For us "old-timers", the trail follows the right-of-way for the Southern Pacific Railroad that, at one time, was a link to the rest of California's railway system.   The Centennial Com...

Twenty four players formed 5 teams to contend for the Fall Classic tournament championship. Captains Vince Colasante, Michele Buono, Cesidio Pellegrini, Fred Rossi, and Biago D'urso selected teams that competed in a double round robin round. The two best teams from the round robin played in a best of three championship round. The Drama began to bui...

The Sons of Italy is pleased to support the FamilySearch.org and National Archives of Italy project to create a searchable index of more than 115 million digitized Italian civil record images. The Italian Ancestors project will result in the largest FREE online searchable index of Italian civil records available to everyone.   The Italian An...

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Philadelphia (PA), Venice Performing Arts & Recreation Center 1 Rector St   The Munier Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra in partnership with the State Lodge of Pennsylvania (Order Sons of Italy in America) presents a concert as part of the month-long, city-wide Ciao Philadelphia festival. During the fir...

The Italian Civic League is hosting its annual banquet in honor of Cristoforo Colombo Oct. 12 at Diplomat Banquet Center,1956 Lyell Ave. in Gates. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. with the flag raising at noon. The keynote speaker will be State Assembly majority leader Joseph Morelle.   The host club is Sons of Italy and there are 15 Ital...