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

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!


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


2016 GLNW Scholarship Winners

Clarissa Dent (above) is a member of the Seattle Fedele Lodge #1390. Currently, Clarissa is enrolled at California Lutheran University where she is working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Production. She is also the president of Club Italia at the university, where they enjoy the music, food and culture of Italy. She is also an accomplished gymnast with over 10 years of experience. While attending Green River Community College, Clarissa worked diligently to improve her grades, becoming an honor student. One of her goals is to always set a good example and be a role model for those around her throughout her life.

Emma Hall (above) is a graduate of Cashmere High School. Emma’s sponsor is Mike Giorgetti of the Seattle Fedele Lodge #1390. At Cashmere, Emma was active in soccer, track and field and the National Honor Society. She also plays the piano and enjoys snowboarding. Emma was a student who worked hard in all classes, earning a 3.86 GPA. In college, she plans to enter the field of pediatric medicine, which would allow her to work with children.

Vanessa Santorsola is a nursing student at Gonzaga University and is also a member of the Italian American Club in Spokane. She wants to become a Registered Nurse so that she can enrich the lives of others and wants to change the community to a just and caring place. In the past year, she has volunteered at Providence Holy Family Hospital. At the hospital, she enjoys talking to patients about their ethnic heritage. Vanessa also has time to coach the hurdles at Gonzaga Prep.

Alta Monte

American Italian Club, Spokane, WA

(L-R) Joe Chicano, Paula Zinicola, Maryjane Rogers, Connie Chicano and Mark Percini at the Relay for Life - Amerigo Vespucci, Aberdeen, WA

President Joe Chicano presenting a check to Scholarship winner Philip To and his Mother Eva (Ficele) To
- Amerigo Vespucci, Aberdeen, WA

Bella Vita Lodge

State President Tony Anderson and Marilisa Herndon - Cataldo Lodge

Richard Grillo, Lodge President Bill Haberstock and Steve Lebeda - Cataldo Lodge

(Above) The Cle Elum Sons of Italy was involved in the cleanup at two of the three Italian cemeteries in Roslyn, WA: the Caccitore d’Africa and Druids cemeteries. The cleanup was part of a larger effort by several groups in the Cle Elum/Roslyn area to prepare the cemeteries for Memorial Day. The group includes Wes Jones (with wide brimmed hat), Jim Guerrci, and Kathi & Mike Butorac. It was organized by Rachel Rogalski.




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