Guiding Principals Of
North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805
Our group seeks to perpetuate cultural identity and solidarity within the Italian American community and to propagate unity and cooperation among Italian Americans. All events put on by the North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy, Lodge 2805 are intended to embody the attributes of generosity and goodwill that define the Italian spirit.
While we maintain many of our Italian traditions, we are now an ethnically diverse family, striving to best use the vitality of our youth, the talents of our adults, and the wisdom of our senior members.
We feel that this Lodge will provide an important community service to the Town of North Haven and our surrounding communities. As well as sustain the social vitality and cultural vibrancy of the Italian American heritage by strengthening family life, uplifting human services, binding together the diverse historical traditions of Italians, and honoring the legacy of Italian immigration to the United States.
Written by Lodge member Leonard (Lenny) Ricciardelli
Some More of Our Lodge History
The North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge #2805 was established in the State of Connecticut on January 11, 2004. We are a part of the National Order Sons of Italy in America.
The National Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) has many other filial lodges in the State of Connecticut, and hundreds more throughout the United States. The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) is the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA). We promote Italian American culture and heritage. The Commission for Social Justice® (CSJ) is the anti-defamation arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA), the biggest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian descent in the United States
Our Lodge supports SIF, and CSJ and many local charities and social events, fighting stereotyping in the media, providing college scholarship opportunities to North Haven High School Students and a Scholarship program that is for members only and their Children. To Date our lodge has given to charity over $160,000.00.
Our lodge is made up of a variety of people of different ages ranging from 17 to 80+. Of course the majority of the members are of Italian Heritage or those lucky enough to be married to an Italian American. However, there are many members of all nationalities.
We believe our Lodge, The North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge #2805, can best proclaim "Who and What we Are" by our active and charitable involvement in our local communities. To give you a brief understanding of what we wish to accomplish please peruse our Guiding Principals on our home page.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our web site, and if you are interested in joining us as a member or guest at an upcoming meeting contact our Lodge President or our Membership chairperson.
We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the Month at St Frances Cabrini Church, 57 Pond Hill Road in North Haven CT. We thank the Wonderful Parish Community for allowing us to meet there!
SalLen at Work
2015 - Present
Our 10th Year Anniversary Party picture held on January 11th 2014
DENISE MAZZOTTA KRAUSE
Immediate Past Lodge President
Our Lodge is proud to have 2 members who have been our CT OSIA State President, Neil Velleca Sr. and our Current State President Neil Velleca Jr.
OUR CURRENT LODGE PRESIDENT AND OUR PAST PRESIDENTS
North Haven Sons and Daughters Of Italy Lodge 2805
P.O. Box 193 North Haven Connecticut, 06473
NEIL VELLCA SR
Past State President
State President 2003-2007
State First Vice President 2001-2003
State Financial Secretary 1997-2001
National Trustee 2007-2009
National Trustee Current
NEIL VELLECA JR
Past Lodge President State President
2004 - 2013 2015 - Present
Welcome to the North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 web site. Our Lodge was established on January 11 2004. Our regular scheduled meeting is held the 1st Tuesday of each month. Our Meetings are held at St Frances Cabrini Church, 57 Pond Hill Road, in North Haven.
We are a part of the Order Sons of Italy in America.
We have many social gatherings, Lodge Fundraisers, like to be charitable when we can, and we like to have fun!
We would like offer you the opportunity to join our organization. Please browse this site and our Facebook and Twitter pages if you are into social media.
If you would like to visit our Lodge to help you decide if you would like to join please contact Lenny or Susan at Lric56@yahoo.com to sign in ahead of time, or simply come to a meeting to observe on the first Tuesday of any month. If you decide to come to a meeting please come to the head table and speak with Susan or Lenny.
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