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Welcome From Our National President

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I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to you as you explore our online home, the official website of The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA). Here, you’ll uncover the essence of who we are and what we stand for.

As you navigate through our digital halls, take a moment to immerse yourself in our rich heritage and vibrant community. OSDIA is not just an organization; we are the custodians of the Italian American legacy, shaping the future of our culture and identity.

Joining OSDIA means joining a famiglia committed to preserving our traditions and making a tangible impact on the world. Beyond the perks of membership, you become an integral part of a movement driving positive change.

Our pride in our Italian heritage knows no bounds, and we invite you to share in this sentiment. Whether you’re seeking to connect with fellow Italophiles, delve into your roots, or simply learn more about our mission, is your gateway to all things Italian American.

Should you have any inquiries or require assistance, our National Office is here to help. Feel free to reach out, and let us guide you on your journey into the heart of OSDIA.

Once again, welcome to Together, let’s celebrate, preserve, and honor our cherished Italian heritage.

Warm regards,

Michael G. Polo

President of OSDIA

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About us

The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA) 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 early Italian immigrants, today OSDIA has thousands of family members located in all 50 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. Our 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.

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View our Instagram gallery for all the latest news, events and everything Italian.

FOTO FRIDAY! 🇮🇹 Meet Renee! She joined the Son`s of Italy Drum and Bugle Corp out of Haverhill, MA at just 8 years old. Growing up in the Drum Corp and the Victor Emanuel Lodge #1646, her passion for Italian culture, heritage and our great organization continued to flourish. In 2019, Renee became the first female President of the Drum and Bugle Corp, and in 2020 she became the youngest President of her lodge. She also served as the financial secretary and event coordinator, and is now the chair of the membership committee for the Grand Lodge of MA. As a young mom, she started her career early in the construction industry and is now the proud owner of Chaos Coordinators, a consulting, management and coaching business with a niche in construction.

"What does being Italian mean to me?":
The biggest thing for me is Family. Joining the SOI Drum and Bugle Corp so young gave me an extended Italian Family to be a part of. It was something special that my dad and I were able to share together, as well as my daughter. Sunday dinners at Grammy Josies was the one day we would all be able to get together. No matter what was going on, we always had our Sunday dinners! Being Italian is being able to share the traditions I was taught and raised with, with the next generations. It is keeping my family`s culture and heritage going, sharing memories and building new ones.

YOU`RE INVITED to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Giovanni da Verrazzano`s voyage and arrival to the New York Bay on April 17th, 1524 with us. Next Wednesday, April 17th at the Verrazzano statue in Battery Park, we`ll be gathering for a special program and remarks by several notable individuals, starting at noon.

This event is made possible by the @ial_forum, a new association that serves as a place to discuss, debate and act on important policy issues facing our community. 🇮🇹

Mamma mia... who can relate? ✋🤣

Beach season here we come. 🏖️☀️

#italiansummer #beach #summer

Join us for the Sons of Italy Foundation`s Annual National Education & Leadership Awards Gala on 5/23 in Washington DC!

Event tickets, sponsorship details and advertising opportunities are all available now at

The prized black truffle of Umbria, known as the Norcia or Spoleto Truffle, is an important delicacy in the region. 🖤

They are used primarily in savory sauces, risotto and pasta dishes, steaks & fresh cheeses. Have you ever enjoyed a black truffle before?

We`re enjoying fresh spring air with one of the simple and timeless pleasures in life; flying an aquilone. #kite ☀️ 🌈 🌷

How are you enjoying the welcome spring weather? #spring #nature

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Business Directory

We are proud to spotlight the many businesses who support our efforts, and many of these companies offer perks and discounts to our members!

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