Order Sons of Italy in America
The beaches community of Northeast Florida:
Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach and Intracoastal West
Lodge Regular Membership
Men and women who can trace their (or their spouse’s) Italian lineage are eligible to join a lodge, participate in meetings and social events, vote and hold office.
Lodge Social Membership
Men and women who are not of Italian descent may join a lodge and participate in meetings and events. They may vote and chair committees, but they cannot hold office.
(agendas are e-mailed to our members prior to meeting dates)
Held the 4th Monday *, 6.00pm, January – November, dinner immediately following, at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, FL
* Mondays are shifted in some months to accommodate secular or religious holidays
Dinners at General Meetings:
We follow a fairly consistent offering: Lasagna Dinner & Dessert $8; Soup/Salad/Dessert $5; Pizza/Salad/Dessert; All-American Hot Dog & Salads Cookout $5; Baked Ziti Dinner $8. In summer months we relax, gather for a speedy meeting and feast on our antipasto meals – we bring an appetizer (antipasto) to share.
Our December Council and General Meetings are held on a Monday in early December at a restaurant in the vicinity.
We gather once again on an early December Friday night at a beach area restaurant for our Christmas Celebration and Gift Exchange ($10 max).
Click ‘Calendar‘ in the menu above to get the latest updates in our schedule.
Our lodge annual membership dues are $35.00 for all regular and social members.
First-time applicants pay a one-time $15.00 new member fee.
All members of OSIA filial lodges receive a free quarterly subscription to the national Italian America magazine and the quarterly Grand Lodge digital ‘Floridian’ news format; members also have access to the national OSIA “members only” website.
Click on this link to print an Application Form, complete form and bring form and check/cash to a meeting.
Each member or family receives a notebook containing our Lodge Roster, ByLaws, Standing Rules, and Annual Budget.