The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) is the largest and longest established organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. Established in 1905 as a mutual aid society for the early Italian immigrants, OSIA has more than 60,000 members and more than 700 chapters coast-to-coast. OSIA‘s national headquarters are in Washington, D.C. near Capitol Hill.
The Pikes Peak Chapter #2870 was established in May of 2011 as a Fraternal Organization with 51 charter members. Founders of Pikes Peak Chapter #2870 are Tony Rodasta, Fred Darpino and Carlo Montera.
In order to join the OSIA, one must be of Italian descent, or married to someone of Italian descent. Individuals who were adopted by Italian parents qualify as well.
Opportunities abound in the OSIA; however, the pre-eminent one is meeting, getting to know and socializing with other Italian Americans in our community.
General membership meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 pm in the VFW Post #101 at 702 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs. For more information please call Gina Knaack at 719-290-9586.