The Creed of the Order Sons of Italy in America
We Believe in the Government of the United States of America as the Government of the people, by the people, and for the people and promise to obey and uphold its Constitution and Laws.
We Believe in Government by orderly process and reject any doctrine that tends to subvert constituted government and authority.
We Believe in filial affection and respect for the Land of our Forefathers whose heritage is our highest contribution to America’s progress.
We Believe in the brotherhood of man and promise to assist our fellow members, to care for the orphans, to extend our helping hand to the widows and to comfort all those in distress.
We Believe in equal rights and duties for all; in equality of opportunity in the enjoyment of the benefits of human association extended to all without discrimination.
We Believe in freedom of thought, conscience and education and stand for individual liberty in the performance of duties and in the exercise of rights under the Constitution and laws of our Country and State.
We Believe in the future progress and expansion of the Order Sons of Italy in America as the beneficial agent of all Americans of Italian birth or descent for their recognition and welfare, and promise to contribute to the moral, intellectual and material progress of our fellow members, and to support the programs of the Order and all its activities for the welfare of our Country, our Order and the Community in which we live.
Application for membership shall be made upon an official application (supplied below), signed by the applicant, and signed by the sponsor who vouches the applicant. An applicant for membership to the Columbus Forum Lodge 1492 must first be accepted by a majority vote of the assembly of the Columbus Forum Lodge 1492 and subsequent written approval by the State Lodge before that membership becomes official.
To become a member, just print the membership application form (link below), and send completed form along with $45 annual membership fee to:
(Make check payable to Columbus Forum Lodge 1492)
Columbus Forum Lodge 1492
Attn: Dr. Marylouise DeNicola, Treasurer
2340 S. 16th Street
Philadelphia PA 19145
Annual Membership Dues
Dues are due by March 15th each year. Dues include your yearly dues to National OSIA, State Lodge of Pa, and Columbus Forum Dues. Forum Dues pay for our expenses, such as, mailings and donations to charities in your name as a Lodge member.
Thank you to the members who have sent in their dues.