Order Sons and Daughters of Italy In America Connecticut Grand Lodge

Order Sons and Daughters of Italy In America Connecticut Grand Lodge

Order Sons and Daughters of Italy In America Connecticut Grand Lodge Order Sons and Daughters of Italy In America Connecticut Grand Lodge Order Sons and Daughters of Italy In America Connecticut Grand Lodge

presidents welcome

  

Its my pleasure to welcome you to the CT Grand Lodge Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America website. We are a part of a National Organization Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) that currently has nine lodges in Connecticut and hundreds more throughout the United States and Canada.  I have been a member since 1994 and I’m a member of the North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge #2805.


As you explore our website you will find information about the Grand Lodge, local lodges, our Foundation, National, and much more. We are all proud to be members of the OSDIA where we can make new friends, enjoy social activities, share our culture, all while providing funds to charities. 


As Grand Lodge President one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “what does the Order do for me”? For me the answer is simple, the Order provides you with opportunities. An opportunity to be a part of something larger than yourself. An opportunity to get involved as little or as much as you want. An opportunity to help others by raising money for charities and scholarships. An opportunity to share and learn about our culture. And most importantly an opportunity to make friends and have fun.


I hope you decide to join us, and I look forward to meeting you at one of the upcoming lodge meetings or events. In the meantime, if you have any questions you can contact me, and I will be glad to help you.

 

Fraternally Yours,


Neil A. Velleca Jr, President

Grand Lodge of Connecticut. 

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Seize The Future

  • Debuting at the 27th National Education and Leadership Gala, the Sons of  Italy Foundation’s new film “Seize the Future” (narrated by Valerie  Bertinelli) offered a peek into the future of the Order Sons of Italy in  America® and the philanthropy of the Sons of Italy Foundation®. 

WELCOME

Interested in Joining

Interested in Joining

Interested in Joining

We have 9 Lodges in Connecticut. They are located in New Haven, Derby, Danbury, Norwalk, Bristol, New Britain, Hartford, North Haven, and Waterbury

State Foundation

Interested in Joining

Interested in Joining

Every year 

The Sons and Daughters of Italy Connecticut Grand Lodge Foundation

offer Scholarship opportunities in the Communities of our 9 local lodges 

Current Events

ITALIAN HOLIDAYS

Columbus Day Events

Columbus Day Events

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Italians love holidays! The presentation will review all the holidays in the Italian Calendar and focus on how Italians

celebrate them. There will be some connections to how these became traditions in

 Italian-American holidays as well. The presentation will review each holiday and specific customs that have developed for these holidays 

Columbus Day Events

Columbus Day Events

Columbus Day Events

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Columbus Day Events

COLUMBUS DAY PARADE

Sunday 10/7 1pm, City of New Haven to Wooster Square for Italian Festival.

WREATH CERAMONY

Saturday 10/6 11am St. Michael’s at Wooster Park

HERITAGE DINNER

Wednesday 10/3 6 to 10pm Anthony’s Ocean View

Contact Greater New Haven Lodge gigliosm@aol.com 

COLUMBUS DAY PARADE

Sunday 10/7 Hartford

DINNER DANCE

Saturday 10/6 Hartford

WREATH CERAMONY

Monday 10/8 Columbus Statue at the State Capital Hartford

Contact Ella Grasso Lodge gbonettiflorist@sbcglobal.net

COLUMBUS DAY PARADE

Parade and celebration at the Heritage Wall Norwalk

Contact Pietro Micca Lodge marieizz@yahoo.com

COLUMBUS DAY LUNCH

Monday 10/8 11am at the Valley Regional Lodge

Lunch and guest speakers

Contact Valley Regional Lodge

 lorenzo.durante@grande.com

COLUMBUS DAY DINNER

Monday 10/8 5pm to 8pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Hall Waterbury 

Contact Waterbury OSDIA Lodge pdvette69@hotmail.com

COLUMBUS DAY DINNER

Saturday 10/13 at Amerigo Vespucci Lodge Anthony’s Lake Club 7pm dinner and dance

FLAG RAISING CERAMONY

Monday 10/8 9am Danbury Town Hall flag raising 

Contact Amerigo Vespucci Lodge buyjovil@aol.com

FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON 

No Haven Lodge – Sunday October 28, 12 noon to 4 pm

IL Monticello, $40.00 per person, Cash Bar 

Contact committee Chairperson Regina 203-376-8524 for tickets 

Columbus Day Lunch

Columbus Day Events

Grand Lodge Convention

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Event Details

All Are welcome to attend and 

Join the Order

Grand Lodge Convention

Grand Lodge Convention

Grand Lodge Convention

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Pictured Above 2018  - 2019 Grand Lodge Officers

From left to right:

Cynthia Velleca Fernandez, Lauri DeRiu, Richard Pawlich-Pagliccio, 

Marilyn Giglio, John Sargent, Neil Velleca Jr., Daniel Onofrio, 

Nathan Vestal, Cheryl Vestal, Patrica Velleca, Ann E St Amand, James Pepe

Taken at State convention June 9 2018 

Held at Amerigo Vespucci Lodge 160, Danbury CT.

Italian Festivals

Grand Lodge Convention

Italian Festivals

Italian festival

Amerigo Vespucci Lodge 160
Aug 3 through Aug 5




Downloads

Files coming soon.

Contact our State Grand Lodge President

Grand Lodge of Connecticut

14 Cella Terrace, North Haven, CT 06473, US