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The Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA) is the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States.


Founded in 1905 as a mutual aid society for the early Italian immigrants, today OSDIA has hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, making it the leading service and advocacy organization for the nation's estimated 26 million people of Italian descent.

Its missions include encouraging the study of Italian language and culture in American schools and universities; preserving Italian American traditions, culture, history and heritage; and promoting closer cultural relations between the United States and Italy.

The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) has given more than $105,000,000 to scholarships, medical research, disaster relief, cultural preservation and other special projects.

These include the Alzheimer's Association, Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Hurricane Andrew relief, Assisi earthquake relief and the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial.

Women have always shared equal rights with men in OSDIA, and women make up about 50% of OSIA membership.

Women have held leadership positions at all levels, including state president, national trustee, national vice president and national president.

OSDIA is for people of any gender, age, religion and profession. You don't even have to be Italian to join.

Whether you are of Italian heritage or simply have a love for things Italian, OSDIA welcomes you as a member.

The Sons and Daughters of Italy membership if you'd like to join is $77 for singles & $152 for couples for the first year of membership.

Subsequent years are $35 for singles & $68 for couples.

The membership year is from January 1 to December 31.

Membership forms will be at the events.


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Operatic Concert fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Research

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The Towson Dulaney Maryland Sons of Italy lodge is hosting this event. The concert will feature Rebecca Elizabeth Wood, Soprano and Pianist, James Harp. They are experienced, professional talents who are eager to perform some of the Italian classics as well as other memorable songs for you (some in Italian and some in English). Annual Fundraiser Concert will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cromwell Valley Club House located at 10 Treeway Court in Towson, Maryland 21204. The cost of the concert is $20 per person. This includes refreshments which will be served during the intermission. For ticket information, please contact one of the below members. Arlene Panaggio [masked] 12 Breezewick Circle, Towson, Maryland 21236 Josephine Hansen [masked] 514 Goucher Boulevard, Towson, Maryland 21236 Joe Maranto [masked] 2 Donough Court, Timonium, Maryland 21093 Since tickets will not be sold at the door, all monies must be received in advance. Checks are to be made out to Towson Dulaney Lodge and given or mailed to any of the above individuals. Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please order your tickets now and thank you for your continued support. With Alzheimer’s disease being so prevalent, affecting and disrupting so many lives, we believe it is imperative to do our share to help eliminate this dreadful sickness.

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