NEWS FROM NATIONAL ...

 The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America is gearing up for the 56th Biennial Convention in San Antonio, TX. Members will gather between August 13-18, just steps away from the Riverwalk, to discuss important issues and continue to move OSDIA forward.


In addition, the 2019 Guglielmo Marconi Award Gala will be honoring U.S. Representative Thomas Richard Suozzi. Rep. Suozzi is an Italian American who not only holds public office in representing New York’s 3rd District but has also been a member of the Order’s Loggia Glen Cove #1016 for 28 years - having joined back in 1991! 


For more information on how to RSVP and reserve your advertisement in our journal.    Please contact  Carly Jerome at 202.547.2900 or sif@osia.org

DaVinci Lodge Upcoming Events at A Glance

  1. July General Mtg. July 14 
  2. August Council Mtg. August 6  
  3. No August General Meeting 
  4. Casino Trip August 19 
  5. Sept. Council Mtg. Sept. 3 
  6. Sept. General Mtg. Sept. 8
  7. Oct. Council Mtg. Oct. 1
  8. Oct. General Mtg. Oct. 6 
  9. Columbus Day - Oct. 13/14 
  10. Nov. Council Mtg. Oct. 29 
  11. Nov, General Mtg. Nov. 3 
  12. Veterans Picnic Nov. 9 
  13. Dec. Council Mtg. Nov. 26 
  14. Dec. General Mtg. Dec. 1 
  15. Christmas Party Dec. 7  

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 with the children.