About Us / Membership

About Us/Membership

The Morris County of the Order of Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 is an affiliated member of the Order of the Sons of Italy In America Association, the largest and longest established Italian-American organization in the United States.

Our Morris County Lodge was founded as a non-profit organization, which contributes thousands of dollars to worthwhile local charities and families.  Our lodge is proud to be able to serve a small portion of needs to our local communities.  Donations include, but are not limited to, The Parsippany Food Pantry, High School Scholarships, Gift cards to families in need, The Valerie Fund, Alzheimers, and many more.

Members of the Morris County Sons of Italy lodge meet once a month at a local restaurant, typically on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings commence at 6:30 p.m. with members discussing monthly lodge business, fundraising, and community charity events and needs in the Morris county area.

For more information on how to join, please email Lou Amato @ MorrisSOI2561@gmail.com.

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Our Heritage:

The Grand Lodge of New Jersey promotes its Italian culture through many programs, including, but not limited to:

  • Establishing & promoting Italian Language and culture programs in public schools
  • Sponsoring Italian American Awareness Day
  • Participating in Columbus Day Parades and Activities

Commission for Social Justice
This commission is dedicated to upholding respect for all, insuring equal concern & treatment for Italian Americans & other Ethnic groups.

The commission is the only Italian American group committed to fighting anti-defamation of Italian Americans and others. Its goals are:

  • To promote a positive image of Italian Americans
  • To fight bias, bigotry & defamation which has plagued the Italian American Community for many years.

Eligibility for Membership
To be eligible for membership, one must have been born in Italy or be a descendant or a spouse of one of Italian lineage. Membership eligibility is also available to one who has been adopted by persons of Italian descent or a spouse of the adopted person.

Social membership is provided for non-Italians who believe OSIA goals and wish to participate in its programs.