Join with other people who share the same history, stories and memories that you do. People who want to make certain that their children and grandchildren carry on their family traditions.
Don’t just think about all the good memories you had growing up in an Italian-American family. Continue to live out those memories today in an organization that is filled with fun and friendship. Apply here!
What Is the Cesare Battisti Lodge?
Cesare Battisti Lodge No. 27 is one of the largest Italian-American organizations in Indiana and one of the largest in the greater Chicagoland area. We are also a major contributor to charitable organizations throughout Lake County, IN with donations approaching $1,000,000.
In addition to donations to area charitable organizations we have awarded over $155,000 in scholarships to members and their families and have paid over $70,000 in sick benefits to members.
What Is the ISDA?
The ISDA (Italian Sons and Daughters of America) was founded in 1930 and currently has over 120 lodges throughout the country. The purpose of the organization is to perpetuate Italian American culture and values by sponsoring social, civic and cultural events and programs.
The Order ISDA was organized in 1960 by Italian Americans and chartered in Pittsburgh, PA. Membership is open to all persons of Italian descent, married to an Italian, adopted by Italian parent(s) or interested in furthering the interests of Italians.
An important function of the Association is the financial security of members and their families through life insurance. ISDA Fraternal Association offers a complete line of competitive, modern insurance products that can be tailored to meet insurance/savings needs. The Association strives to offer members and their families the best possible protection at the lowest cost. Insurance products have been developed on the most current mortality table, using high interest assumptions, resulting in low rates.
Membership in the Association is simultaneous with issuance of life insurance. The ISDA Fraternal Association provides social contacts and charitable activities through its Lodges, which are located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, Michigan, Florida, California, Illinois and Indiana.
Members receive the official monthly publication, La Nostra Voce. The publication informs its readers about local lodge activities; achievements of members and persons of Italian heritage; cultural and educational articles; and valuable information for members of all ages.
Each Lodge of the Association has a representative form of government. Lodges promote welfare and benevolent events, as well as social and athletic programs for members and the community.