The purpose of our organization is to enroll all eligible persons, so that we may successfully promote national education, charitable fundraising, secure adequate laws for the benefit of its members, enrich Italian culture and heritage, and to combat discrimination while protecting and upholding the positive image of the people of Italian birth or descent.
The Order Sons of Italy and Daughters of Italy in America was founded in New York City in 1905. It's the largest and most demographically diverse membership organization representing Italian American men and women throughout the U.S. The Chico Sons of Italy Vincenzo Bellini Lodge was founded by Antonio Lucido on May 28, 1982. Cathy Lucido is one of our founding active members today along with Stella Ricci and Frank Scotella.
Monthly events include our General Meeting, Bowling, Seasonal Bocce, and Regional Italian Dinners.
Annual events include our Spaghetti Feed, Golf Tournament, Anniversary Dinner, Lodge Picnic, and Christmas Party.
Please see our Calendar tab for schedule of events.
About every other month, we partner with a local restaurant to celebrate the cuisine of a specific region of Italy, alternating between the Northern and Southern Regions.
For much of its history, the United States considered Columbus a man worthy of admiration. Columbus Day is one of America’s oldest patriotic holidays, first celebrated in the 18th century. It was first celebrated on October 12, 1792, when the New York Society of Tammany honored Columbus on the 300th anniversary of his first voyage. America has more monuments to Columbus than any other nation in the world. But there is a movement in the U.S. to eliminate this holiday and replace it with indigenous peoples day.