Lodge Guiding Principles
Our group seeks to perpetuate cultural identity and solidarity within the Italian American community and to propagate unity and cooperation among Italian Americans.
All events put on by the North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy, Lodge 2805 are intended to embody the attributes of generosity and goodwill that define the Italian spirit.
While we maintain many of our Italian traditions, we are now an ethnically diverse family, striving to best use the vitality of our youth, the talents of our adults, and the wisdom of our senior members.
We feel that this Lodge will provide an important community service to the Town of North Haven, and our surrounding communities.
As well as sustain the social vitality and cultural vibrancy of the Italian American heritage by strengthening family life, uplifting human services, binding together the diverse historical traditions of Italians, and honoring the legacy of Italian immigration to the United States.
~Lenny Ricciardelli 2004
Creed of the Order of the Sons of Italy
We Believe in the 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 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.
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.