Membership and Benefits

Membership

Those interested in becoming a member must each fill out the Printable Membership Application above, and send check (or payment via Zelle above) and the application to the address at the bottom or bring it to the next meeting. You may use Zelle to pay for your membership.

Through your membership in the Sgt. Frederick M. Bonanno Lodge #2549, you will actively participate in preserving a rich and cherished Italian heritage, including our culture, history, tradition, and over a century of service to those who needed our support and the unique brand of Italian fellowship that unites us as Italian Americans. Dues are paid at the beginning of each calendar year for existing members and at the time of joining the Lodge for new members.

Eligibility

There are two categories of membership. The first is for individuals whose family roots are in Italy. The second is a social membership for non-Italians who share the values of the organization.

Annual Dues 

Italian American Members

  • Individual: $55/person for 2024
  • Couple: $100/couple for 2024

Social Members

  • Individual: $55
  • Couple: $110

Advertise in our newsletter for 12 months!

  • Business card: $50
  • Half Page: $75
  • Full Page: $125 Invoices sent out the first of every year
  • Payment Options:  Check or Zelle
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FAQs

Yes! There are two types of memberships:

  • Regular Membership
    A person of Italian descent, the spouse or the adopted child of a person of Italian descent, or the widow or widower or divorced spouse of a current or former member.
  • Social Membership
    A person not of Italian descent. In addition to being able to hold the office of trustee, a social member also enjoys all other privileges and benefits of membership, including the right to vote in all matters.
  • Free subscription to Italian America magazine and Questo Mese newsletter
  • Eligibility for scholarships locally and nationally
  • Discounts on Italian items and services such as genealogy research, travel, Italian Language instruction and more
  • Access to OSDIA.org, the National website, which provides information about issues, programs, reports and research important to Italian Americans, and other benefits available only online, and more!
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