Order Sons of Italy in America - Grand Lodge of the Northwest Sons of Italy
Order Sons of Italy in America - Grand Lodge of the Northwest
Order Sons of Italy in America - Grand Lodge of the Northwest  
Order Sons of Italy in America - Grand Lodge of the Northwest
 
Benvenuto!

COLUMBUS: FACT VS FICTION
What's the "TRUE" story?

The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) is the oldest and largest organization for men and women of Italian heritage (National Site). The Grand Lodge of the Northwest (GLNW) is one of the 21 State Charters throughout the U.S. with 19 Local Lodges in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

 

It is the goal of the GLNW to develop discussion groups, Italian language classes, and cultural programs. Most lodges are in Washington State where the first local lodge, Tacoma Lodge No. 1175, was founded in 1923. Since that time, another 18 local lodges have been chartered. One of the smaller state lodges, the Grand Lodge of the Northwest has grown from 479 members in 1957 to 1,370 in 2014. (History of the Grand Lodge of the Northwest (1923 to Present.)

 

Women constitute more than 50 percent (50%) of OSIA's membership, and the number is growing. Why, then, is our name "Sons of Italy" rather than "Sons and Daughters of Italy?"Because of our history. OSIA was founded in 1905 as "L'Ordine Figli d'Italia," which is Italian for "The Order Children of Italy." The name was translated into English in the masculine form (Figli also means sons), and has been preserved as such for name recognition and legacy purposes.

 

To the right are pictures of our members and others who you will probaly meet at our various lodge meeting, functions, galas and other events we hold throughout the year. To see which lodge is closest to you, or what days/times the lodges meet, click the "Directory" link above. If you want to see what's happening throughout the year, click the "Events" link at the top. For more information, click the "Join" link at the top.

 

We hope to see you soon!

 

August/September 2016 Northwest Italian News Pictures
(Members Only Area for On-Line NWIN)


 


Monica Nucciarone, Tony Anderson, Cathy Croce Volpone and Jenn Hagen


Rod & Diana Warczak, Gary & Kristi Thorn & Diane Scillo


American Italian Club, Spokane, WA


American Italian Club, Spokane, WA


Joe & Connie Chicano - Rome


Joe & Connie Chicano - Pisa


Joe & Connie Chicano - Venice


Bella Vita - Close Bocce Game


President Monica, VP-Nate & Richard & Gina Renzema and their granddaughter Ariana


Folks enjoying Dolce Si


Bellevue Lodge - Italian Community Picnic


Bellevue Lodge - Italian Community Picnic


Seattle Fedele Lodge - Clarisse Dent


 


 

ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA - GRAND LODGE OF THE NORTHWEST
7502 N 15TH ST
TACOMA, WA 98406-1107

State President, Tony Anderson
phone: 253/761-8499 | email: atony@harbornet.com