Events


2017-18

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 Eastern District Sons of Italy Lodges of Pennsylvania Christmas Party

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

6 – 9PM

IATSE Ballroom

All are welcome!! 

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Tickets are $35.00 per person

$12.00 for children 10 & under

Please let us know if you are interested in attending.

RSVP with the number of guests Adult/Child to

Marie Bonner at marbon2@comcast.net  by Friday, October 27, 2017

 

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 Columbus Forum 50th Anniversary Gala

Please save the date Thursday, March 22, 2017 to come and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Columbus Forum at IATSE. We invite all our members, both present and past, to share some of your memories and enjoy a wonderful time. We need volunteers to make this Gala a huge success. You can join one or more of the following committees and share in the fun of making it a spectacular event:

Ad Book Committee,   Scholarship Committee,   Sponsorship Committee,  Social Network Committee.

If interested, or have ideas to make it a super night. please call 215-459-1014.

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Guest Chef Dinner at the Ronald McDonald House                             Thursday, March 8th

Annual Phillies Night                                                                                              May/June (TBD)

End of the Year Meet & Greet                                                                              June (TBD)

(check emails for more information)

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PAST EVENTS & CELEBRATIONS

Columbus Day 2017

A Night in Italy 2017 – Dinner          Thursday   Oct 5th     6:30    Galdo’s

Columbus Day Proclamation            Friday      Oct 6th    12:00    City Hall – Rm 400

Columbus Day Opening Mass          Sunday    Oct 8th     10:00   St Monica Church

Columbus Day Parade                       Sunday    Oct 8th     12:30   Broad Street – Grand Marshall – Connie Francis

Columbus Day Festival                      Sunday    Oct 8th       12 – 6pm        Marconi Plaza

Wreath Laying                                     Monday, Oct 9th   9:30  Columbus Obelisk Dock St /Penn’s Landing & 10:30  Columbus Statue  Broad and Oregon

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MEET & GREET 2017

(For more info & flyer click here)

End of Year Gathering

NOIR Restaurant

1909 Passyunk Ave.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

 

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Forum Night at the Phillies  

Tuesday, May 9th 

Benefited Scholarship Fund

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Ronald McDonald House

3921 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Guest Chef program, we prepare and serve dinner for our 45 families at the Chestnut Street House.
Columbus Forum members prepare, and serve a traditional Italian home-cooked dinner.
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Columbus Forum President’s Dinner

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Galdo’s

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Christmas Dinner, General Body Meeting & Installation of New Members

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Gift of Life Family House – Home Cook Heroes – October 25, 2016

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Dear Columbus Forum O.S.I.A. 1492,

Thank you so much for participating in the Home Cook Heroes program this evening at Gift of Life Family House!  Your willingness to invest time and effort to ensure a home cooked meal for our guests demonstrates your spirit of generosity and belief in the important mission of the Family House. Our guests are so very grateful to you for providing a delicious dinner, which offered them the opportunity to eat, spend time with others, and find comfort in a pleasant setting. You may never know how much your part in the Home Cook Heroes program means to our guests, but I can assure you, they are very appreciative.
As a community supported non-profit organization, the Family House depends upon the kindness of people just like you to help carry out our critical mission.  If you are looking to get involved further with our program, please click here for 8 Ways Home Cook Hero Volunteers Can Support the Family House or visit our website at www.GiftofLifeFamilyHouse.org.
Please thoughtfully consider all the ways you can help and accept our invitation to make a difference in the lives of the transplant patients and their families that we serve.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Gratefully,

Diana Elbanna

Resident Manager | Gift of Life Family House

401 Callowhill Street|Philadelphia, PA 19123|p. 215-490-4821

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Columbus Day Parade – October 9, 2016

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End of the Year Celebration – Cafe Noir

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Columbus Forum Dinner – March 31, 2016

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Ronald McDonald House – April 6, 2016

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On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, Columbus Forum Lodge #1492 celebrated National Volunteer Month by volunteering at their local Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. They annually prepare a delicious Italian traditional Sunday dinner of Pasta & Meatballs, along with all the trimmings, old fashioned chicken soup and dessert. This is the kind of dinner that can warm the heart & comfort all. The Forum members make a point to bring their love and joy of Italian food, music and fun to those who are seriously ill and their families that support them.


Letter Regarding Columbus Day

March 21, 2016

Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite Jr.,

It has come to our attention, while reviewing the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar that it did not include Columbus Day. Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937.  This year it falls on Monday, October 10, 2016.

Is this simply an oversight or was it intentionally left off the calendar?

We are concerned that a federal holiday, recognized and honored in the past for seventy-nine years, does not currently appear on the official calendar.In effect, it slights the contributions that Italian Americans have made to this country and the development of western civilization as a whole.

We look forward to an explanation for the omission and the rescheduling of the holiday.

Augustine W. Pescatore

President, Columbus Forum, OSIA

                 


                                                            

 

 Home Cook Heroes -THANK YOU!

October 27, 2015

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Dear Columbus Forum Lodge #1492,

Thank you so much for participating in the Home Cook Heroes program this evening at Gift of Life Family House!  Your willingness to invest time and effort to ensure a home cooked meal for our guests demonstrates your spirit of generosity and belief in the important mission of the Family House. Our guests are so very grateful to you for providing a delicious dinner, which offered them the opportunity to eat, spend time with others, and find comfort in a pleasant setting. You may never know how much your part in the Home Cook Heroes program means to our guests, but I can assure you, they are very appreciative.

As a community supported non-profit organization, the Family House depends upon the kindness of people just like you to help carry out our critical mission.  If you are looking to get involved further with our program, please click here for 8 Ways Home Cook Hero Volunteers Can Support the Family House or visit our website at www.GiftofLifeFamilyHouse.org.

Please thoughtfully consider all the ways you can help and accept our invitation to make a difference in the lives of the transplant patients and their families that we serve.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Gratefully,

Gift of Life logoDiana Elbanna
Resident Manager | Gift of Life Family House
401 Callowhill Street|Philadelphia, PA 19123



 

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The Columbus Forum celebrated the
end of the School Year with a “Meet & Greet”
Noir Restaurant ~ June 11, 2015


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On April 8th the Columbus Forum held its Annual Dinner at the Ronald McDonald House

for the enjoyment of the families of children recovered at CHOP. The Board of the Forum

supplied all the necessary items for the dinner, served the meal and cleaned up the hospital area.

It was a wonderful event. The families and children enjoyed the Italian meal immensely.


Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Columbus Forum Phillies Night
Was held on June 3rd, 2015

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Barbra Pignatelli ran a great
event at the Phillies game and
even raised $150 for our
Scholarships.

Thank you to all who attended!!!