Italian Study Group
Our meetings are on the second Tuesday of
each month at our lodge, located at V.F.W. 550 - 51st Street West Bradenton 34209. Meeting
starts at 7:00PM. (Map below). Social hour begins at 5:30 PM and a home cooked dinner is at
6:00 PM. Both are open to the public to meet us.
Are you Italian or an IBM (Italian By Marriage)?
Do you admire things Italian (language,culture, food, arts, fashion, design, etc,)? The Manatee County branch of the
ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA is the Bradenton Lodge. Our Order celebrated their 100th anniversary in June
2005. We have over 700 lodges in the United States and Canada. Florida has over 40 lodges and a Grand Lodge.
The purposes of the Order are:
A. Enroll in its membership all persons of Italian birth or descent …who believe in the fundamental concept that society is based upon the principles of law and order, and who adhere to a form of government founded upon the belief in God, and based upon the Constitution of the United States of America.
B. To promote civic education as well as the oral, intellectual and material well being of our membership.
C. To encourage the dissemination of Italian culture in America, thereby keeping alive the spiritual attachment and tradition of the land of our ancestors.
D. To defend and uphold the prestige of the people of Italian birth or descent in America, as well as upholding the concept of Americanism.
E. To encourage the active participation of our membership in the political, social, and civic life of our communities.
F. To organize and establish benevolent and social welfare institutions for the protection and assistance of our members, their dependents, and in general the needy, with such material aid as we are able to give.
G. To initiate and organize movements for patriotic and humanitarian purposes, and to join in meritorious movements for such purposes which other organizations or groups have initiated.
Our Bradenton Lodge is developing activities to achieve our goals through fundraising and socializing. We hope you will join us! We sure could use your help!
We meet at the Palma Sola VFW, 550 - 51st St W, Bradenton FL, on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. We also serve a home cooked Italian dinner before our meeting, starting at 5:30 PM. Please join us at dinner and our meeting to see if we can help you increase your appreciation of your interest in things Italian.
For further information please call 941-792-9169
Dinner Meetings - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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