Loggia Giovanni da Verrazzano/Piermont Sons of Italy
*Lodge Celebrated 90th Anniversary
October 27th at Colonial Inn
* October 4th Concert a Success
*25th Annual Scholarship Program Attended by 700
The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) is the oldest and largest fraternal organization of Italian American men and women in North America. It was established on June 22, 1905 at 203 Grand Street in what is today New York City's Little Italy. It was founded by Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro and five other men who shared the vision that all Italian immigrants would benefit by uniting under a single organization. These men were Ludovico Ferrari, Antonio Marzullo, Giuseppe Carlino, Pietro Viscardi and Robert Merlo. The organization was created with the aim to assist Italian immigrants seeking to assimilate and to become educated.
For the past 107 years, OSIA has provided a community in which men and women of Italian descent preserve and nurture their Italian heritage and language, fight bigotry and discrimination against Italians especially in the media, provide scholarships, provide funds for disaster reliefe and many other charitable endevours. As you browse the pages of our web site, perhaps you too may wish to become reacquanted with your heriatge and culture and consider becoming a member.
To request additional information or a membership application click on the "Become a Member" button on the navigation bar on the left then and click on the link at the bottom of the "Become a Member" page.