On October 14, 2012 a new lodge was instituted into New York OSIA located in Fresh Meadows, New York.  The Luigi Pirandello Lodge #2875 installed over 40 members during a well attended ceremony at St. Nicholas of Tolentine RC Church in Queens, New York.

Both State President Thom Lupo and National President Joseph DiTrapani were in attendance along with many other national and state officers.  The new lodge was sponsored by Fr. Vincent Capodanno Lodge #212, Per Sempre Lodge #2344, Per Sempre Ladies Lodge #2344A, Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge #285 and Uguaglianza/NE Bronx Lodge #83.

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New York State OSIA Raises Funds for Autism

The New York Grand Lodge Foundation, Inc., Order Sons of Italy in America held its first Casino Night to raise funds for Autism on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Constantino Brumidi Lodge #2211 in Deer Park, New York.

State Autism Chairperson Rae Lanzilotta and Co-Chairperson Barbara Lupo … along with the entire committee … did an outstanding job with this new concept for philanthropic fundraising for New York OSIA.

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The 106th Annual State Convention of the Grand Lodge of New York, Order Sons of Italy in America was held at the Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center in Callicoon, New York.  Kudos were given to state convention chairperson Carol DiTrapani and the entire convention committee for a wonderful event.

State President Thom Lupo presided over the convention and it was obvious to all that he was well prepared and enjoyed overseeing all the aspects of the business portion of this yearly "coming together" of the Brothers and Sisters of the Grand Lodge of New York.

During the convention, the following State Trustees were elected for a two year term:  District 1 – Louis Gallo, Joseph Vallone; District 2 – Angela DeCosimo, Gina Ferrara; District 3 – Anthony Corsello, Toni Spinelli; District 4 – Louis Mazzacone, John M. Rubbo;  District 5 – Susan Alicea;  District 6 – Cesare Maniccia;  District 7 – Valerie Gobbo, Jim Spatafora;  District 8 – Anthony DiCostanzo.  District 2 State Trustee Anthony Naccarato was appointed by President Lupo to serve as State Principal Trustee.

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In celebration of their 30th Golden Lion Awards Dinner, the New York Grand Lodge Foundation, Order Sons of Italy in America held its annual event at the Garden City Hotel on Friday evening, April 27, 2012.  With over 320 guests in attendance, this venerated event and commemorative journal was a financial success due to the overwhelming commitment by the singular Golden Lion Honoree, Michael F. Cipriani.

Vice President of the Foundation, Carolyn Reres served as the General Dinner Chairperson and together with Foundation President Thomas Lupo, they lauded the accomplishments of the 2012 Golden Lion Honoree Michael  F. Cipriani, Executive Vice President of Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc.

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WASHINGTON, DC, March 14, 2012 The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the nation’s largest and oldest organization representing Americans of Italian heritage, has sent formal congratulations to U.S. Senator John Kerry (D – MA) for sponsoring a Senate Resolution [S.Res.394] that passed March 12, recognizing the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.

OSIA also thanked Sen. Kerry for his responsiveness when OSIA National Executive Director/CEO Dr. Philip R. Piccigallo discussed the matter with him during an Italian Embassy reception for Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Feb. 9.

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Who would have thought that the weather at our 19th Winter Charity Ball would actually be considered to be "warm and balmy"?  On Friday, January 27th, the New York Grand Lodge Foundation, Inc., Order Sons of Italy in America honored four wonderful Italian American role models.

The program opened with the National and Italian Anthems beautifully sung by Italian American Tenor Jimmy Alleva.   Over 225 guests were entertained during the evening by singer and songwriter Giada Valenti whose beautiful voice filled the room with love and emotion.  Foundation President Thomas Lupo lauded the wonderful attributes of the honorees and the Charity Ball committee.

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On Saturday, November 12, 2011, the New York Grand Lodge Foundation Gift of Sight Committee held a very successful Awards Luncheon at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, New York.

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On Saturday, November 5 at 2 p.m., national, state and local officials of the Order Sons of Italy in America, will hold a dedication ceremony at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum to celebrate the successful completion of the first phase of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Commemorative Brick Walkway project. Launched on March 17, 2011 to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy, the campaign has already installed more than 250 engraved bricks, with another 100 soon to be engraved, in an inspirational walkway in front of the historic site at 420 Tompkins Avenue in Rosebank, Staten Island.

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“FDA Approves New Treatment Option for Patients with Thalassemia”

At the recent Biennial National Convention, OSIA contributed $150,000 to the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation ... $75,000 of that contrtibution coming from the Grand Lodge of New York.  This money was raised through the genorosity of our local lodges during two state conventions and by the profits of New York OSIA's State Cooley’s Anemia Chairperson Joan Rondinelli’s Cooley’s Anemia Dine Around for 2010 and 2011.  Since OSIA is such an integral part of The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, we are delighted to announce the following:

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National OSIA Elects  
2011-2013 National Officers
 
DiTrapani, Sarno, Haemmerle Re-Elected for Second Terms

Orlando, Fla., August 13, 2011 - The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the oldest and largest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage, re-elected Joseph DiTrapani of New York to serve a second 2-year term as National President, during its 52nd Biennial National Convention in Orlando, August 7-14, 2011.

Mr. DiTrapani, president of insurance brokerage agency Professional Group Marketing, Inc., was elected by acclamation and re-installed as OSIA's National President on Saturday, August 13th.  Joining Mr. DiTrapani in his upcoming administration are a slate of officers also re-elected for a second term:

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