The beaches community of Northeast Florida:
Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach and Intracoastal West
Lodge Regular Membership
Men and women who can trace their (or their spouse’s) Italian lineage are eligible to join a lodge, participate in meetings and social events, vote and hold office.
Lodge Social Membership
Men and women who are not of Italian descent may join a lodge and participate in meetings and events. They may vote and chair committees, but they cannot hold office unless appointed by the president.
(agendas are e-mailed to our members prior to meeting dates)
Held the 4th Monday *, 6.00pm, January – June and September – November, dinner immediately following, at St. Johns Parish Hall, 2400 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach, FL
* Mondays are shifted in some months to accommodate secular or religious holidays. Check calendar
Dinners at General Meetings:
We follow a fairly consistent offering: Lasagna Dinner & Dessert $10; Soup/Salad/Dessert $5; Pizza/Salad/Dessert $5; All-American Hot Dog, Hamburger & Salads Cookout $5; Baked Ziti Dinner $10.
Our Christmas Gathering and Gift Exchange ($10 limit) in early December is held at a restaurant in the vicinity.
Click ‘Calendar‘ in the menu above to get the latest updates in our schedule.
Our lodge annual membership dues are $35.00 for all regular and social members.
First-time applicants pay a one-time $15.00 new member fee.
All members of OSDIA filial lodges receive a free quarterly subscription to the national Italian America magazine and the quarterly Grand Lodge digital ‘Floridian’ news format; members also have access to the national OSDIA “members only” website.
Click on this link to print an Application Form below; complete the form and bring form and check/cash to a meeting. Your sponsor will introduce you to the members.
Each member or family receives a notebook containing our Council & Committee chairs, Lodge Roster, ByLaws, Standing Rules, and Annual Budget.
The link for the National OSDIA site is: http://www.osia.org It contains a wealth of news, updates including all kinds of Italian/American information. We believe your visit to the site will be both informative and entertaining.
The link to the Florida Grand Lodge OSDIA site is: http://www.osiaflorida.org This site contains great updated information, very easy to navigate. Downloadable forms have been designed in GoogleDocs, Word, etc.
I-Italy e-magazine: http://www.i-italy.org