Important News...

  • A Note From National     Now Accepting Leadership Scholarship Applications The 2019 Scholarships are now available.  Through the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF), the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) has awarded nearly $61 million to date.  In past years, the SIF has offered 10 to 12 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership Grants), ranging from $4,000  to $25,000, in a nationwide competition.  These figures and the number of scholarships may very according to funding each year. This year, students complete the application on line.  The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019.  Don’t delay - start the application today!  Visit osia.org.   

Upcoming Events At A Glance

Jan. Council Mtg. 2        Jan. 8 

Jan. General Mtg.           Jan. 10

LaBefana Celebration    Jan. 13

Super Bowl Party            Feb. 3 

Feb. Council Mtg.           Feb. 5 

Feb. General Mtg.          Feb. 17 *

Officer Elections             Feb. 17 *

Film Sicily: Land of Love and Strife   Mar. 30 


Please Note: * The general meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 17 at 2 o'clock - not on the 14th  as previously indicated.   


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Celebrations/Events/Activities

Celebrations

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  •  La Befana, January 6 
  •  Carnevale  
  •  St. Joseph’s Table  
  •  Pasquetta  
  •  Picnic Lodge 
  •  Anniversary Celebration 
  •  Italian Republic Day (June2) 
  •  Members Appreciation celebration 
  •  Fourth of July 
  •  Ferragosto, August 15 
  •  Columbus/Italian Heritage Month (October)
  •  Thanksgiving 
  •  Family Christmas Party   

Activities

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  • Alzheimer’s Association 
  • Arizona Veterans  
  • St. Vincent DePaul 
  • Italian Festival (participate)
  • Musical Instrument Museum (participate) 
  • Sister Cities Catania   (participate) 
  • Christmas Angels 
  • Toys-for-Tots 
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank  
  • Backpack Program
  • Bocce Tournament
  • Fun Trips/Casino Trips
  • Casino Night Italian Card Games – Briscola, Scopa  Tombola (Italian Bingo)
  • Italian Conversation Lessons
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Kids Activities (pizza making)
  • Olive Picking and Cur

Events

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Several DaVinci members participated at the Hearn Academy annual cultural event. Our display table contained a map of Italy, the Italian flag, pottery pieces, books, apron and kitchen towels unique to Sicily, a tri-fold poster board filled with postcards highlighting various Italian cities, pictures of typical foods, and included on the board were every day phrases. The children enjoyed the diversion of the day and the teachers were very welcoming and accommodating. It was great opportunity to share our love of Italy to the children.