Order Sons of Italy

Welcome to the internet home for the Columbia Lodge #1940!

 


Welcome to the internet home for the Columbia Lodge #1940!

The Columbia Lodge in San Mateo, CA is one of the many state organizations of the National Order Sons of Italy in America. We are part of the oldest, largest and most geographically represented organization of Americans of Italian heritage in this country. The National Lodge was organized in New York in 1905. The Columbia Lodge San Mateo was chartered on July 30,1944

The purpose of our organization is to enroll all eligible persons, so that we may successfully promote national education, charitable fundraising, secure adequate laws for the benefit of its members, enrich Italian culture and heritage, and to combat discrimination while protecting and upholding the positive image of the people of Italian birth or descent.

We welcome as members of the Order all men and women of Italian birth or descent as well as those who wish to be associated with the Order, young and old. We are proud of our members including our Junior Members who we recognize as being our future leaders. You are encouraged to consider joining OSIA so that you, too, can enjoy the benefits of being a member of an active and nationally recognized organization.