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 OSDIA 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

  •          Facebook page for connecting with other members, Calendar of Events & photo/video galleries Ohio Grand Lodge Facebook Page
  •          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 OSDIA
  •          Represent your lodge at local, state and national meetings of OSDIA
  •          Vote on important OSDIA 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 OSDIA.ORG, our cutting-edge Web site full of information about issues, programs, reports and research important to Italian Americans
  •          Eligibility for OSDIA scholarships and participation in OSDIA 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 

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