Events

Annual Picnic – Members, family and friends gather on a Sunday
in April each year at Howard Park, Tarpon Springs for a day of fun.

Christmas Party – a potluck dinner for all our members, their
families and guests. It’s a fun, family-style get-together where we
share an abundance of delicious Italian food made by our members,
representing all areas of Italy.  

Ferragosto Celebration – In keeping with the Italian tradition, we
celebrate the August 15 holiday observed throughout Italy to
commemorate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our
celebration includes a potluck where all the members and guests are
invited to bring homemade appetizers and desserts for a family-style
party.

Festa della Repubblica Italiana (Italian National Day) - Each year, together with
Loggia Mona Lisa #2699, we proudly commemorate the anniversary when Italy
became a Republic - June 2, 1946. A luncheon and cultural exhibit is held on a
Sunday (on or close to the date of June 2) at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Hotel. The public is invited and special guests include Italy's military personnel
assigned to the Joint Cell, CENTCOM, MacDill AFB; the Consul General of Italy;
state and local dignitaries, state OSIA officers, invited guests, and distinguished
honorees. To view photos and information from past years, visit
www.ItalianNationalDay.com.

Fundraising Events – Throughout the year we host a variety of
activities (
fashion shows, luncheons, musicales, Christmas gift
wrapping) with proceeds specifically to benefit our Scholarship
Program as well as several charities, including Cancer, Alzheimers,
Cooley’s anemia, Hospice, and others.

Installation of Officers – candlelight ceremony held in March on
even numbered years. The event is usually a luncheon or a
breakfast brunch.

For more information about these events or for upcoming
celebrations, please e-mail:
vincenzad@verizon.net.