One of our esteemed honorees at the 2010 Golden Lion Dinner held on April 30, 2010 at The Garden City Hotel ... was the Honorable Richard Greco.  A very short resume of Mr. Greco reads as follows:

Richard Greco, Jr. is the Founder and President of Filangieri Capital Partners, a private equity firm in New York focusing on Italy and emerging markets. From 2004-2006 he served as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller). In this capacity, Secretary Greco was the chief financial officer of the Department of the Navy and managed a $125 billion annual budget and a professional staff of 7,000 financial managers, including comptrollers, accountants, auditors, budget analysts, and fiscal lawyers.

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The New York Grand Lodge Foundation, Order Sons of Italy in America held its 28th Golden Lion Dinner at the Garden City Hotel on Friday evening, April 30, 2010.  With over 175 guests in attendance, this prestigious event was both a financial and social success.

Vice President of the Foundation, Joseph Rondinelli served as the General Dinner Chairperson and lauded the accomplishments of the 2010 Golden Lion recipients …. Hon. Richard Greco, President, Filangieri Capital Partners and Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center.  The singular 2010 Citizen Award was presented to Robert McBride, Vice President, Park Strategies, LLC.

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New York OSIA’s esteemed recipient of the 1996 Cornaro Award was Dr. Lisa Staiano-Coico.  We are proud and delighted to announce that Dr. Staiano-Coico has recently been appointed by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York as the 12th President of the University’s founding institution!

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from the President & Chariman Cav. Uff. Joseph Sciame of the Italian Heritage & Culture Committee of New York ...

Dear Friends of the Italian American Community,

Each year, the Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. selects a new theme and then proceeds to create a theme poster and publish a “Calendar of Events” for the annual October celebration. Your event(s) can be included in this year’s edition of the “Calendar of Events.”

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New York Grand Lodge Foundation Winter Charity Ball

On Friday, January 29th, the New York Grand Lodge Foundation celebrated its Seventeenth Winter Charity Ball by honoring three outstanding Italian Americans.  We were proud and privileged to honor National President Joseph J. DiTrapani ... a brother member of our Grand Lodge of New York … along with Florinda M. Iannace, Ph.D., President of The World Family of Radio Maria and Jerry Larichiutta, President of the Civil Service Employees Association of Nassau County, Local 830.

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talian American Baseball Heroes Collectors' Cards

The New York Grand Lodge Foundation, Order Sons of Italy in America ... is proud to announce the first-ever limited edition set of Heritage Cards honoring Italian American Baseball Heroes who contributed to making baseball America's game, from the pioneer Buttercup Dickerson in 1878 to Dodger manager Joe Torre in 2009.

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Our Past National and State President Peter R. Zuzolo wrote the following article with regarding to Italian Heritage and Culture Month.  If you are looking for a good read to commemorate "our month" why not purchase a copy of “The Winds of Time” ... suggested read by Peter R. Zuzolo!

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Joseph J. DiTrapani Elected National OSIA President

Joseph J. DiTrapani, a long time member of Per Sempre Lodge No. 2344, Lynbrook, New York and Past President of the New York Grand Lodge, Order Sons of Italy in America ... has been elected by acclamation as the 33rd National President of the Supreme Lodge, Order Sons of Italy in America.  New York OSIA’s Past First Lady Carol DiTrapani has now become National First Lady of the Supreme Lodge.

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2010 National OSIA Leadership Grant Competition

The 2010 National Leadership Grant Competition (NLGC), the SIF’s annual national scholarship program, is now underway.
 
Distribution of this year’sNLGC scholarship information and application will largely take place electronically.  The scholarship information and application (cover sheet) can be obtained by logging on to www.osia.org.

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2009 State Presidents Lifetime Achievement Award
 
On Saturday, June 20, 2009, State President Salvatore Lanzilotta presented the 2009 State Presidents Lifetime Achievement Award to Nicholas M. Mauro, a member of the Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro Lodge #2319 in Smithtown.

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