The Sons of Italy - La Famiglia di Southeast Texas Lodge 2887 held its 1st Anniversary on May 14th at Rao's Bakery in Beaumont. President Ron Bassana said the celebration included a representative from the Texas State University- Italian Studies Department and members enjoyed some great stories, good food and an informative session about Italian im...

The Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation is awarding scholarships to high school seniors who are full or partially of Italian ancestry. The $1,000 scholarships are available to both public and private high school seniors who are soon to be graduates.   Applicants will be selected based on financial need, scholastic achievements, activities in h...

Shelter House now has extra support for its programs benefiting domestic violence survivors. The Order of the Sons of Italy in America, Richard A. Capozzola Lodge in Crestview donated $1,000 to the organization.   The lodge has also pledged an additional $500 a month throughout 2016 to the organization.   Source: http://www....

We are proud to announce that NOIAW Board member and Secretary, Mary Ann Pessolano Mattone, will be honored at the Sons of Italy Foundation's 28th Annual National Education and Leadership Awards on May 26, 2016 in Washington, D.C. A philanthropist and community leader, Mrs. Mattone will receive a National Education and Leadership Award, as will he...

By Terri Cipponeri The Central Valley Sons of Italy Foundation recently had its 23rd Annual Black Tie Benefit at the beautiful Del Rio Country Club. The Roman-themed evening was a beautiful celebration of what it means to be Italian-American and to dedicate your life to serving others.   We honored Tom and Karyn Gallo for their outstanding...

Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents – Patricia (née Bianchi) and Gary Tomei – were both Italian and had family that came to America from Tuscany and Sicily. While she was growing up, Marisa became enthralled with Broadway musicals and plays.   Her parents encouraged her to take up acting, and she sta...

The Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 recognizes students each month who study the Italian language at area schools. The students are presented with a monetary gift at a monthly dinner hosted by the lodge members. To date, they have honored more than 20 students. On April 27, the lodge held its final presentation for 2016 and awarded four students...

Parsippany's Order Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 21 at Angelo's Restaurant, 94 North Beverwyck Road. Approximately fifty members were present for their monthly meeting of members.   Besides this being the lodge's regular monthly meeting of members, Lodge 2561 was proud to welcome New Jersey State Ord...

Officers and members of Corona D'Italia Lodge 807 held their monthly meeting April 13 at Pizza Joe's in Ellwood City. Valerie Valentino, scholarship chairwoman, and her committee of Lois DiFrischia, sentinel, and Pudue LaCava, trustee, presented the report. A $500 Corona D'ltalia memorial scholarship will be awarded to Lincoln High School sen...

The National Membership Commission is proud to announce the 2016 National Membership Contest which will be a competition among all the Grand Lodges in OSIA. With your help, your Grand Lodge could win the top prize of $1000. The rules of the contest are very simple. The Grand Lodge with the highest net percentage increase of members (includes both a...