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Joining our Club

Are you interested in joining a philanthropic organization with a strong sense of community and a deep committment to the Italian American culture?

The Carmel S. Morina Lodge is a local lodge of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America. To become a member, you have to meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • be recommended for membership by a current member of the lodge

  • be born in Italy or the descendant or spouse of someone of Italian lineage. Those adopted by persons of Italian descent are also eligible.


Member Benefits


  • Use of our Lodge facilities

  • Member discounts at our bar and on hall rentals

  • Free print & online subscription to Italian America® magazine, the most widely read cultural magazine in the U.S. for people of Italian heritage.

  • Access to, and information about issues, programs, reports and research important to Italian Americans, and other benefits available only online.

  • Discounts on various products and services, including genealogy research, travel, Italian language instruction, and more.

  • Eligibility for OSIA scholarships and participation in OSIA youth programs.

  • Italian America® magazine advertising discounts.

  • Free benefits & discounts on various products and services, including:

    - Wireless

    - Prescription Savings

    - Travel

    - Health & Wellness

    - Genealogy

    - Language Instruction

    - Insurance

    - Culinary products

    - And much more!

  • The ability to hold local, state and national leadership positions in OSIA.

  • Represent your lodge at local, state and national meetings of OSIA.

  • Vote on important issues within OSIA, the Sons of Italy Foundation® and the Commission for Social Justice®.



Your Membership Helps Achieve the Mission of the Order of the Sons of Italy


  • Promote Italian language and culture in U.S. schools and colleges.

  • Educate the general public about the historical achievements and contributions of Italians and Italian Americans.

  • Fight the stereotyping of Italian Americans by the U.S. entertainment, advertising and news media.

  • Advocate for Italian Americans pursuing federal and state appointments, and for important legislation affecting the Italian American community.

  • Assist Italian American students and young professionals with their career plans through internships, mentoring, and youth programs.

  • Award scholarships to young Italian Americans at leading universities.

  • Donate funds to medical research, disaster relief efforts, education, cultural preservation and other important projects. [nearly $117 Million]

  • Support Italian government efforts on a wide range of cultural, educational, and humanitarian activities.

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