Benefits of Membership

Cincinnati Lodge Benefits

  • 10 -12 Free Dinners Per Year
  • Opportunities to meet and socialize with other Italian Americans in our community.
  • Develop personal/professional relationships with OSIA members
  • Columbus Day Dinner Dance
  • Wine Tasting Dinner
  • Golf Outing
  • Christmas Party
Opportunity to Serve and/or Contribute to Outreach and Fundraising Programs:
  • Spaghetti/Ravioli Dinners
  • Newport Italian Festival
  • Scholarship Programs
  • Raffles

Ohio - Grand Lodge Benefits

  • Competitive Life Insurance Plans for Planned Giving Estate Donations, and Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Annual Educational Scholarships for Members & Members Children
  • Financial support for Cooley's Anemia
  • Ohio Grand Lodge Representation at national level on Membership and Strategic Planning Committees

National - Supreme Lodge Benefits

  • Hold local, state and national leadership positions in OSIA
  • Represent your lodge at local, state and national meetings of OSIA
  • Vote on important OSIA issues, the Sons of Italy Foundation and the Commission for Social Justice
  • A free subscription to Italian America magazine, the most widely read cultural magazine in the U.S. for people of Italian heritage
  • Access to OSIA.ORG, our cutting-edge Web site full of information about issues, programs, reports and research important to Italian Americans
  • Eligibility for OSIA scholarships and participation in OSIA youth programs
  • A host of discounts on Italian specialty items and services of interest to Italian Americans, including genealogy research, travel, Italian language instruction, and more
  • Lapel pins

Support for Charitable Activities:

  • Alzheimer
  • American Heart
  • Cancer
  • Cooley's Anemia
  • Ileitis and Colitis
  • Kidney
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Arthritis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Homeless
  • AIDS

OSIA supports medical research, disaster relief efforts, education, cultural preservation and other important projects.