Article 1. Membership into the Columbus Forum Lodge 1492 #2286, shall be restricted to those persons of Italian birth or descent; spouses of those of Italian lineage, and those adopted by persons of Italian lineage and the spouses of such adopted persons; widows, widowers and divorced spouses of such adopted persons; or widows, widowers and divorced spouses of current or former members.

Article 2. Members must be employed by the School District of Philadelphia, other School Districts, by Charter, Catholic or Private Schools, Colleges and Universities  – either as teachers, principals, administrators, secretaries, office workers, building engineers, maintenance workers, policemen, etc.

Article 3. Application for membership shall be made upon an official application (supplied by the State Lodge), signed by the applicant, and signed by the sponsor who vouches the applicant has the required qualifications for membership. 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)

State Lodge Membership Application 04-09-16 Rev 2

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.