Saint Helena 
Sons and Daughters of Italy
Lodge #2077 Established 1958
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On May 28, 1958—Lodge "St. Helena" No. 2077, was established by S. Argento, G. Di Perno and J. Moscon. We are grateful for their efforts. Today, we gather together once a month at the Native Sons Hall to celebrate and preserve our Italian heritage, share a meal and make new friends. Our lodge raises money to provide college scholarships for local students. We also contribute where we see there is a need in our community as determined by our members. 

General Membership Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. on the first wednesday of the month. They are held at the Native Sons Hall, 1313 Spring Street in Saint Helena. 
Some of our meetings are potluck and some are member-led fundraising dinners. Be sure to check the calendar for current dates and times. 
A short meeting is  held after the meal, business is usually concluded by 8:30 p.m..
Business Meetings are held quarterly, or more often as determined by the needs of the club. These meetings are mandatory for all officers and are open to all members. Location and time TBD. Business meetings are an important tool for our club. There we have the opportunity to discuss ideas and solidify concepts. They allow us the time to create a focus for the year. 
If you are interested in meeting your italian neighbors, making a difference in your community, or just want to eat or cook great food, we'd love to meet you! Membership is open to all who wish to apply. 
Our National History
This is an excerpt from the national site:

Originally called “Figli d’Italia,” the Order Sons of Italy in America® was established in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York City on June 22, 1905, by Vincenzo Sellaro, M.D., and five other Italian immigrants who came to the United States during the great Italian migration (1880-1923). Their aim was to create a support system for all Italian immigrants that would assist them with becoming U.S. citizens, provide health/death benefits and educational opportunities and offer assistance with assimilation in America.

Highlights in OSIA’s history:
  • In its early years, OSIA established free schools to teach immigrants English and centers to help them become U.S. citizens.
  • The first OSIA lodges established orphanages and homes for the elderly, life insurance and mortuary funds, credit unions, welfare societies and scholarship funds to aid members in need.
  • During World Wars I and II, OSIA members bought war bonds and war stamps to support the war effort, and lodges competed with each other to contribute the most money to the Red Cross.
  • In World War II, the OSIA Supreme Council (national officers) issued a resolution urging members to donate one day’s salary to the national defense.
  • To date, OSIA members have given more than $164 million to educational programs, disaster relief, cultural advancement and medical research.
Saint Helena Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge #2077

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Membership Events
Thanks to all who came to our Crab Feed. It was a great success and we hope you all had a good time. Thank you for supporting our club and helping us to raise money for scholarships and community support. If you want to be a part of our club, we are always looking for new members. For information, email us at 
Member events are open to all members and their guests. RSVP is required for all dinner events.  RSVP to info@shsad

President - Donna Lee Lawrence-Costa
Vice President - Roberta Oswald
Secretary - Keely Dodd
Guard - Kris Ridste
Financial Officer - Pam Polastrini
Financial Secretary - Renee Paladini
Trustee - Kevin Coleman
Trustee - Sharon Scott
Trustee - Toni Weems
Sons and Daughters of Italy- Saint Helena
Picture of the Native Sons of the Golden West Hall in Saint Helena