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!

 

October 2016 Northwest Italian News Pictures
(Members Only Area for On-Line NWIN)


Grand Lodge Booth at San Gennaro Festival, September 2016



Grand Lodge Booth at San Gennaro Festival, September 2016


Alta Monte Picnic - Eugene, OR


Amerigo Vespucci Picnic - Aberdeen, WA


Amerigo Vespucci Picnic - Aberdeen, WA


Bella Vita - Olympia, WA


Black Diamond Lodge - Marie Merlini Freeman


Seattle Fedele Lodge - Zuchini Contest


Seattle Fedele Lodge


Tacoma Lodge


 

 

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