John Michael Marino Lodge #1389


Lodge Address

John Michael Marino Lodge #1389
P.O. Box 403
Port Washington, NY 11050
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President: Marc J. Biundo

About Us

The OSIA is an important fraternal and philanthropic society started in 1905 by Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro in New York City's famed "Little Italy" district. The original name of the organization was "L'Ordine Figli d'Italia". The Order was founded by the Doctor along with five other Italian immigrants who came to the United States during the great Italian migration period of 1880-1923. The ideals behind the OSIA was to support Italian immigrants in everything from attaining English language education to eventually attaining citizenship. In their infancy the OSIA created free schools fort immigrants of all ages. The group formed Lodges and established orphanages and retirement homes for the elderly. Similar to some other Fraternal Societies such as the "Odd Fellows", the OSIA offered life insurance, mortuary funds, credit unions, welfare societies and scholarship funds to aid impoverished members. During World Wars I and II, members supported the American war Effort by actively purchasing War Bonds and War Stamps. Lodges held competitions to outdo each other in contributing monies to the Red Cross. The OSIA Supreme Council Officers requested its membership to donate one day's salary to the national defense during the Second World War. Over the years the OSIA has donated over $93 million to education, disaster relief, cultural advancement and medical research. The Organization is very much alive and thriving today. Regalia from the OSIA is not too common.


Lodge Files

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Lodge Officers

President: Marc J. Biundo
1st Vice President: Thomas Amato
2nd Vice President: Janice Eubank
Immediate Past President: Sandi Nunziata
Orator: Joseph Velotti
Recording Secretary: Lisa Vecchio Belinsky
Financial Secretary:  Jacqueline Maura
Treasurer: Kristiana Maura Salerno
Corresponding Secretary: Lisa Velotti
Principal Trustee: Maria Carpinelli
Trustees: Barbara Faticone
Dominic D’Annunzio
Lucille Malpiedi Goldfine
John DiLeo, Jr.
Lena Mazzilli
Marie DiNatale
Thomas Pugliese
Margaret Salerno
Masters of Ceremonies: John B. Fiore and Elide Pirri
Sentinel: Rose Gerriets
Commissioners of Arbitration: Anthony Ardovini
Anthony Cavallaro
Flora Giovannini Heapps  
Michael Scotto                
Daryl Zimbardi
State Deputy: Anthony Ventiera