Giovanni Caboto Lodge #2372


The Giovanni Caboto Lodge received our Charter on June 6, 1976
 From the Supreme Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy in America  

Celebrating our 44th Anniversary in 2020!



The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) was founded on June 22, 1905 at
203 Grand Street in New York City.  An Italian immigrant, Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro,
and five compatriots; pharmacist Ludovico Ferrari, attorney Antonio Marzullo,
sculptor Giuseppe Carlino and barbers Pietro Viscardi
and Robert Merlo, created the organization to unite men and women of Italian
heritage under one banner in order to preserve and disseminate the large cultural
heritage of Italy. They also felt a need to promote and advance their progress everywhere
within the framework of American society.

OSIA has provided a community in which both men and women of Italian descent
have preserved and nurtured their Italian heritage.  It continues to thrive, meeting
the initial objectives of its founders through a wide variety of community, cultural,
social, charitable, educational, patriotic and civic activities.

 Giovanni Caboto Lodge #2372
Our General Membership meetings are on the third Tuesday
of each month at 7:30 pm at the
Seaford American Legion Hall
2301 Penatiquit Ave, Seaford, NY  11783

Our Board Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm
also at the Seaford American Legion Hall

Yes, we may meet in Seaford, but our members are from Bellmore, Levittown,
Massapequa, Melville, Ronkonkama, Seaford, and more...

New members are always welcome and wanted..
Come - attend some meetings - make new friends....
Keep our heritage going...

Janet Galvin



Linda Tursi

Vice President


This webpage is being updated.  Please check back.

In the meantime, please call our President with any

questions on becoming a member or information

about checking us out.

Calendar of Events - 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 pm - Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 18, 7:30 pm - General Meeting and Nominations

Sunday, February , Noon-5pm- CSJ Dinner Dance, Russo's on the Bay

Tuesday, March 3, 7pm - Board meeting at the Seaford American Legion

March 17, 2017 - Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!

Tuesday, March 17, 7:30 pm - General meeting and installation of officers
followed by a celebration for our new President with dinner

Thursday, May , 6:30pm  Annual Fashion Show

May  2020 - Annual Convention, Villa Roma
Everyone is welcome at the Villa Roma please call us for information

Sunday, July, Annual Picnic, Cedar Creek Park
Details to follow


Calendar of Events - 2016

December 14 - Food Drive by Wantagh HS & Caboto

Meeting at Wantagh HS at 11 am on the 14th

Help would be nice to bring food to the local food pantry!

The Giovanni Caboto Lodge presented certificates of appreciation for their annual
food drive for the St. Frances food pantry
and one from the Social Ministry from St. Frances de Chantal Church
to the sturdents from Mr. Zagari's Wantagh High School Italian Club.
We applaud the efforts of the High School students each year and we thank
our members for all their help to the students also.

December 20 - Christmas Party
Click Here For Flyer

December 25 - Merry Christmas

January 1 - Wishing You and Your Family a Very
Happy and Healthly New Year!

January 3  - Board Meeting - 7 pm

January 17 - General Meeting & Pound Auction - 7:30 pm

January 25 - Business & Professionals Breakfast


Sunday, November 13, 2016 ~ Noon - 4 pm

40th Anniversary Dinner Dance


Our Immediate Past President

Anthony Capriola


NYS OSIA Commission For Social Justice, Chairman

Louis Gallo

Please click here for the flyer

Sunday, July 10, 2016, Noon, Caboto's Annual Picnic

Please join us at Cedar Creek Park

The grills will be going, the men will be cooking!

All Caboto members are free,please bring a dish

or desert to share with everyone for the main table.

Maybe we will even have Bocce tournament! !

Click here for a copy of the flyer.

Hope to see you there!

Please note that our next Board Meeting has been changed to
Friday, June 10, 2016, 7 pm, Seaford American Legion Hall all members are welcome to attend

Congratualtions to our new President Josephine Capriola.

We wish you a very happy and successful terms as President!

Let's all get behind and get involved with Josephine,

she has great plans for our Caboto Lodge!

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30-10:30

10th Annual Fashion Show

~ Join us for our annual fashion show and chinese auction ~ 

Verdi's of Westbury
Old Country Road
$50 per person, $55 at the door

Price includes:  Hot h'rdorves, choice of dinner, pastry, cookies, coffee, cappucino,
tea, soda and unlimited white and red wine on the tables.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 7:30 pm

Pasta and Bingo

Join us for a pasta dinner, coffee, dessert plus one bingo card 
All for just $5

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 7:30 pm

Installation of Officers

Join us in thanking President Anthony Capriola as he finishes his term
Congratulating our new President Josephine Capriola
Her new board of officerrs!  Come and show your support and wish them all well!

Installation will be followed by a hot buffet dinner and St. Joseph Pastries,
Courtesy of the Caboto Lodge!



Monday, December 7, 2015, Board meeting, 7 pm, Seaford American Legion Hall

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 our annual Christmas Party, 7:30 pm
the cost is $15 per person, hot buffet, coffee, cake
Please contact Linda Tursi - 516-655-7474

Save The Dates!!!


We are thrilled that we have retained Frank Lazzaro, former

White House Holiday and State Dinner Decorator,

for our September 15, 2015, 7:30 General Meeting.

Frank's Seminar will take us on a historic presentation of the White House. 

He will be designing a silk
centerpiece that he is donating to the lodge to be raffled.

This expects to be a very interesting seminar with historic facts

and humor of Frank's experiences throughout his years during

the Ford, Carter and Reagan Administrations.





September 24, 7 pm, Fox Hollow Country Club, Woodbury

Our Annual Fashion Show

November 1, 2015, Sunday, Annual Dinner Dance

North Ritz Club, Jericho, NY

Cocktail Hour Starts At Noon


Anthony Naccarato

Mary Naccarato

Anthony Viola, National Vice President of the

Cooley's Anemia Foundation and Caboto Member

Call Rick Trapani for tickets:  516-521-1723


Rosemarie DiChiara to place a journal ad:  516-458-0097

August 4 - Board meeting, 7 pm, Seaford American Legion Hall

August 18 - General meeting, 7:30 pm

July 26 - Caboto's Annual Picnic

Free to All Lodge Members

Cedar Creek Park

Call President Anthony for information

June 22, 7 pm, Italian Night, Eisenhower Park

Bring chairs and snacks if you like!

June 17, 7:30 pm General Meeting and Scholarship Night!

June 2, 7 pm Board Meeting at Seaford American Legion

June 4, 7 pm Journal Meeting at Roe & Aldo's

call Roe if you would like to be on the committee and

will be at the meeting


May 2015

May 28-31 - NYS Convention, Villa Roma

May 25 Memorial Day Parade - Call President Anthony if you would liek
to march.   Lunch followed at Piccolo's.

May 23 - Verdi's of Westbury, 9 am, Tribute Breakfast Honoring First Lady Joan Rondinelli

May 19, Tuesday - Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
We’re planning a “Meatball Taste-Off” at our May 19th General Meeting.  So if you
make a pretty good meatball and would like to compete, please make approximately
2-3 dozen small meatballs (for the taste-testers and our member's enjoyment)
 bring warm.  
For this event to be possible and a succes
s, we need  volunteers to also bring a pound of your favorite pasta with your favorite sauce, bring warm.  Can't bring meatballs or pasta? 
We need Italian bread, salad, or a nice dessert.  Let's all get involved in this fun night! 
We will have a quick meeting and a nice dinner!  
Please contact  Linda Tursi at 516-783-2667 to let her know what you will be
bringing and if your will be in the contest.    

Buon Appetito!

May 16 - Saturday, 8:30 am, NYOSIA Walk-A-Thon & Bocce Tournament

May 14 - 7:00 pm, Caboto's Annual Fashion Show "THIS HAS BEEN POSPONED"


May 5, 2015 - Board Meeting - Open To All Caboto Members

April 2015

April 24 - Golden Lion Dinner, Garden City Hotel

April 22 - Wednesday, 8:00 am - Business & Professionals Breakfast
Mediterranean Diner, Bedford Ave, Bellmore

April 21 - Tuesday, 7:30 pm - General Membership Meeting

April 19 - Sunday, Sands Casino Bus Trip
$40 per person, Receive $30 Back
If you are interested in going, please call President Anthony
at 516-582-5578 to reserve you spot on the bus today!

April 10 - Friday - 7 pm - Seaford American Legion Hall
Presenting Paul Failla In:
"The Class of Life"
A Theatrical Experience Directed by Michael Moriarty
This will be an extremely entertaining event, be sure to grab your seat today.
Call Pat Ferrari - 516-586-8006 (Click here for flyer)

April 7 - 7 pm - Verdi's of Westbury,  NYSOSIA - Cooley's Anemia Dine-A-Round, Verdi's

April 8 - Tuesday, 7 pm, Open Board Meeting - Rescheduled from April 7th due to Dine-Around

March 2015

March 25 - Wednesday, 8:00 am - Business & Professional Breakfast

Mediterranean Diner, Bedford Ave, Bellmore

March 17 - Tuesday, 7:30 pm General Membership Meeting & Installation of Officers

March 3 - Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Open Board Meeting

February 2015

February 25 - Wednesday, 8:00 am, Business and Professional Breakfast
Mediterranean Diner, Bedford Ave, Bellmore

February 24 - Tuesday, 7:30 pm, General Membership Meeting
(replaces February 17th meeting that was canceled due to inclement weather)


(Wishing all our Brothers and Sisters a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

January 6, 2015 - 7 pm - First Board Meeting of the New Year

January 20, 2015 - 7:30 pm - First General Meeting of the New Year
We will be voting on the new slate of officers
Click here to see 2015 proposed slate

January 20th Meeting there will also be a pound auction.  All money raised
will go towards our contribution to Cancer Research at the 2015 State Convention...
Please come and support this event.  Coffee and cake will be served.

The journal deadline is approaching, if you are interested in advertising your business or
in taking an ad congratulating an honoree, a scholarship recipient or someone in
your family that you would like to wish well and cheer up, please give me a call!
Call Roe at 516-458-0097 for info


December 16, 2014 - Annual Christmas Party
$15 per person includes hot buffet, soda, coffee and cake.
Feel free to bring a Christmas specialty dessert of your own to share!

November 18, 2014 General meeting 7:30
November 16, 2014 - Our Annual Dinner Dance, get your ticket

November 11, 2014 - Changed this month from November 4th
Board meeting 7 pm - everyone welcome

October 21, 2014 - Italian Heritage Night at the Lodge
We are having a few member speak of their experiences and also
a tarantella lesson with Deborah Degrassi.
Plus pizza and refreshments.

October 7, 2014 - Board Meeting at the Seaford American Legion 7 pm

October 12, 2014 - Columbus Day Parade With Honorary Grand Marshal Beatrice Ganci!
March with us! We are meeting at the Bellmore Train Station at 8:30 am and going
to the parade in Huntington.  Bagels and Coffee will be served.

October 13, 2014 - Columbus Day Parade

We will be marching in Manhattan - call if you would like to join us!

July 13 - Sunday - Noon - Our Annual Picnic - Cedar Creek Park

Our picnic was a big success with over 120 people in attendance.  A great time was had by all.

August 5 - Board Meeting - 7pm - Roe & Aldo's House
Come at 6pm for pasta before the meeting

August 18, Monday, 7 pm - Eisenhower Park
Free Oldies Concert With Our Very Own
Larry Galvin and The Traditions!

August 31 - Seaford American Legion - Festa de Giovanni Caboto 
First Annual Family Festival

Everyone is welcome to stop by and see what we are offering.
We will have vendors selling fun and exciting items.
And other things going on throughout the day.
Start Time 10:00 am Through 4:00 pm
Please stop by and support us in our fundraising efforts!

September 14 - Winery Trip to the South Fork (Click Here For Flyer)
The bus is beginning to fill up, if you would like to join us call
Rosemarie at 516-458-0097 

November 7 - Our Annual Wine And Cheese Event

November 16 - Sunday - Our Annual Dinner Dance and Fundraiser
Click Above For Flyer

We are getting the journal going, if you would like to make changes to last year's ad
or create a totally new ad, please let us know ASAP.  Perhaps you never placed an ad in the
journal,  now is the perfect opportunity to advertise your business, congratulate one of our
honorees or even one of our scholarship recipients, proud of one of your grandchildren
and would like to share it with everyone, the possibilities are endless!
Click here for ad price list

If you would like more information on any of the above and more, please call... 516-458-0097 


 May 2015 Newsletter - Click Here

  Scholarship Information - Click Here

                     January 2014 Newsletter        March 2014 Newsletter         June 2014 Newsletter                                              

     Membership Application  ~~ Come Join Us ~~

 Print the application and bring to the next meeting!

                                   Or call us and we will be certain we get it from you.

Click Here for a listing of our Business Advertisers (Mostly Our Members)
They are always there to support our Lodge,
Please support them when you are in need of their services.

Lodge Officers - 2016

                                                                            President  ~  Josephine Capriola

First Vice President  Rosemarie DiChiara

Second Vice President   ~   Janet Galvin
Immediate Past President  ~  Anthony Capriola
Orator  ~ Viola Young
Recording Secretary  ~  Susanne Maiorana Yu
Corresponding Secretary - Linda Tursi

                                                        Financial Secretary  ~
  Mary Ann Rispoli                                                     Treasurer  ~  Patricia Edick
Financial Officer - Mary Ann Rispoli

Rachel Forgione - Principal Trustee
Thomas Adamo
Cathy Battaglia
Maryann Montany
Lucille Pellicone
Frank Prestigiacomo
Donna Romano

   Master of Ceremony  ~  Rick Trapani
Mistress of  Ceremony  ~  Josephine Maggio

   Ceremonial Officers 
Rose Rizzacasa
Vincent Trapani


Alfred Pagano
Lucio Degrassi

  Chaplain  ~  Angela Parisi

Commissioners of Arbitration
Aldo DiChiara
Robert Ferrari
Vincent Forgione
Florence Gatto
Frank Tursi

  State Deputy  ~ Gina Ferrara

Caboto's Three Newest Members!

Walk For A Cure

CSJ Luncheon, Sunday, February 22, 2015 - Russo's On The Bay






2015 Charity Ball - Chateau Briand





Giada Valente Christmas Concert 2014



2014 - 39th Anniversary Dinner Dance
Patricia Ferrari
Immediate Past President
Pasquale Tuosto
Proprietor, Pat's Farms






Italian Heritage Night at the Lodge

Thank you to Janet Galvin for arranging this wonderful group of
speakers celebrating their heritage and family's journey with us!

We also celebrated Ann Gardali's and Rosemary Tursi's move. 
We will miss you both, have a wonderful new adventure.
Donations were made by Rosemarie DiChiara and Angela Parisi
of Real Living Innovations Realty Group in both their names to be
distributed at the 2015 State Convention by our lodge.
Ann Gardali chose St. Jude's Childrens Hospital
Rosemary Tursi chose Cancer Research


Columbus Day Parade - Huntington - October 12, 2014
Beatrice Ganci - Grand Marshal!

Columbus Day Parade - NYC - October 13, 2014
A new tradition has started and our lodge was honored to march in the parade.
(Check back, more pics to come for both days)

Board Meeting - August 5, 2014

A little food, a little wine, a little business and great company
made for a good board meeting!  Thank you to all the board members
that attended and for taking their valuable time out of the summer for the meeting.





Gift of Sight - August 5, 2014

OSIA proudly presenting a new van to the Helen Eller Service for the Blind,
making it possible for more children to get around and also attend the yearly day in the park
sponsored by OSIA and so many more events in their daily lives!
Congratulations to President Joe Rondinelli and the entire Gift of Sight team
and all our members, it is with your hard work generous donations that this was made possible!


Bocce Ball Sundays

July 27, 2014

As you can see, they are so very serious!!



Italian Night At Eisenhower Park July 2014

A beautiful night in the park with "O Solo Trio" and great friends.  A perfect combination!





June 17, 2014 - Scholarship Night

Congratulations to all the students who received scholarships this year and medal recipients as well!
Here are a few pictures from the night.



May 15, 2014

Our 8th Annual Fashion Show was a huge success.  We would like to take a minute to thank
all our business friends that helped sponsor the event in any way they could, in addition to
our members, as always their support means the world to us.  Those who donated gifts for
the raffles, and boy were there raffles.  We had a beautiful Coach bag, a Coach necklace,
a 32"  flat screen TV, handmade throws, jewelry, luggage, and so much more.  In addition
to a Villa Roma Get-a-way, Woodloch Pines gift certificate boy the list goes on and on.
We also thank David Dennenberg and Michael Venditto for their support!
Here are just a few shots from the night.  As we get more we will post them.
You can't tell, but these tables were full of raffle prizes!
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And Our Wonderful Guests, Thank You All For Your Support!



April 1, 2014

Proud to report our lodge attended the Cooley's Anemia Dine Around, which honored our
First Lady Joan Rondinelli for all her work over the years in fundraising for
a cure for Cooley's Anemia.  We had 12 people from our lodge their in attendance
and had a great time and great food.  Over 40 restaurants participated and over
300 people attended.  We are certain this fundraiser was a great success and when
all the money is totaled we will let you know what was raised.
The Chair ladies Mary Naccarato and Mildred Mancusi did a fabulous job
along with their committee of hardworking brothers and sisters!! 
Congratulations on a successful affair!

March 18, 2014

On the night of our new installations let us take the opportunity to give a big thank
  to our outgoing President Pat Ferrari!  She has worked tirelessly for our lodge and
OSIA.   Under her leadership we grown in numbers, a true sign that others
have discovered what we already knew.  She is a gem.  
She has guided us as a lodge and allowed everyone to grow.
There are not enough words to thank her for all the love, work and
support of all her fellow brothers and sisters!
We wish her continued success and happiness!  Her possibilities are endless!

To Anthony Capriola, our new President!  We wish you even more success 
with the lodge as you move forward over the next two years.  I know that all your fellow brothers
and sisters will be there to support you in any way we can!


2014 Installation Night

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make this night a big success!

Congratulations to Brother Al Gherlone for many years of dedication and hard work
in making our newsletter most informative award winning! 
Below is photo of Al receiving a much deserved plaque from Past President Pat
in recognition and appreciation for all his work over all the years!









The following is a look back at some of our fundraisers and parties...

2013 New York State Convention

President Pat accepting the State awards for our newsletter

Best Newsletter Award 2013
Most Informative Newsletter Award 2013

Good luck at the 2014 Convention, bring home more awards!

Fundraiser for Cancer Research With Giada Valente
March 23, 2014

Wine and Cheese Fundraiser 2013
(Coming Again November 7, 2014) Save The Date





Italian Night In Eisenhower Park 2013



Bellmore Street Fair 2013





Our Annual Dinner Dance  November 2013








 For some interesting information on
    Giovanni Caboto, whom our lodge
is named after, click the 
link below:




  Save the date - our Annual Fashion Show

May 2020, 6:30 pm
Verdi's of Westbury



Sunshine and Welfare

Please keep all our brothers
and sisters who are not feeling well
in your thoughts and prayers.  Pleaselet
us know if there is a brother or sister that 

is not well or in need of support.

We love you all and wish you a
speedy recovery!


If you would like to share any
family births, weddings, graduations,
illness, etc., with us, please email or call
me, and I will be

happy to post it here on our
web page.  Due to privacy issues, we will
not post anything personal unless you
let us know to do so.

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or 516-458-0097



The following are some of the charities
we are proud to sponsor...


Alzheimer's Association
Cooley's Anemia Foundation
Cancer Research
Gift of Sight
Local Scholarships

and more...


Lazio Earthquake Relief

To make your tax deductible donation
to the relief fund

Please make checks payable to:
NY Grand Lodge Foundation Inc., OSIA
earmark checks as Lazio Earthquake Relief

mail donations to:

Rosemarie DiChiara
1505 Roth Road
Seaford, NY  11783

The Foundation is a 501c(3) organization

Please visit us on Facebook and
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This year marks our 44th Anniversary!
If you have any ideas for making this a great year of celebrations. please give us a call.
We would love to hear new ideas and would love for everyone to get involved in any way possible.

  We thank everyone who supported our
journal this past year, it was one of the most successful we have had.  

We are beginning to  work on our
44th Anniversary Souvenir Journal.

If you are interested in being on the journal committee this year we can use your help.  We would like to blow the roof off with this one!

If you have someone wonderful in mind who
we might honor this year, please let us know.

Whether you would like to help with the dinner dance or the journal, call President Pat Edick or myself  to get on a committee.  Any help you can give is appreciated!
Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you!

Rosemarie DiChiara
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Caboto Author's Corner

We are very proud of our members.
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Let Us Remember To
Keep All Our
Veterans In Our Prayers...

Bocce Ball Sundays

Bocce Will Begin in the Spring, Check Back!!

East Bay Park
2699 Ellen Road

All are always welcome!
If you would like to receive a
weekly reminder, please call
Tom Adamo


The Creed of The
Order Sons of Italy in America

We Believe in the Government of the
United States of America as the Government of the people, by the people, and for the people, and promise to obey and uphold it's Constitution and Laws.

We Believe in Government by orderly process and reject any doctrine that tends
to subvert constituted governmental
and authority.

We Believe in filial affection and respect for the Land of our For fathers whose heritage is
our highest contribution to America's progress.

We Believe in the Brotherhood of man and promise to assist our fellow members, to care for the orphans, to extend our helping hand to the widows and to comfort those
in distress.

We Believe in equal rights and duties for all; in equality of opportunity in the enjoyment
of the benefits of human association extended to all with out discrimination.

We Believe in freedom of thought, conscience and education and stand for individual liberty
in the performance of duties and in the exercise of rights under the Constitution
and laws of our Country and State.

We Believe in the future progress and expansion of the Order of the Sons of Italy
in America as the beneficial agent of all Americans of Italian birth or descent for
their recognition and welfare, and promise
to contribute to the moral, intellectual and material progress of our fellow members, and to support the programs of the Order and all its activities for the welfare of our Country, our Order, and the Community
in which we live.


The Caboto Voyager
(Caboto Newsletter)

Patricia Edick
Art Director and Editor
For copy submission call:

Giovanni Caboto Website

Rosemarie DiChiara, Editor
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