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Membership Benefits

Why Should I Be a Member?

Fraternalism — “Italians helping Italians”
Form New Friendships — Community Involvement
Learning and Preserving Our Italian Heritage and Culture
Promote the Ethics and Values of the Italian Community

Benefits of Membership

Scholarships (through the Lodge, ISDA and IANU)
Member sick benefit
Part of a greater fraternal organization
Reduced cost for banquets, weddings, familty functions and events
Meeting attendance recognition and prizes
Birthday recognition and gifts


New Year’s Eve Party
St. Patrick/St. Joseph Day Dinner Dance
Mother’s Day and Easter Brunch
IANU Picnic and Bocce Ball Tournament
Annual Lodge Picnic
70’s Dinner Dance
IANU David Awards Dinner
Deceased Members’ Mass
Tom and Jerry Party (Adult Christmas Party)
Man of the Year Banquet
Members’ Recognition Dinner
Children’s Easter Party
Children’s Halloween Party
Children’s Christmas Party
Sports Events
Family Outings

Requirements of Membership

Eligibility for membership includes (1) any male eighteen (18) years of age or older who is of direct Italian descent on either side of the family (direct descent means parents, grandparents and great grandparents; (2) anyone married to someone of direct Italian descent; or (3) anyone legally adopted by Italian parent(s). Get application here!

Ticket Requirements

There are requirements to sell sick benefit raffle tickets annually to maintain eligibility for that benefit of membership.


The ISDA offers a full range of insurance protection for you and your family. The Association was founded in 1960 and incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is organized and carried on solely for the mutual benefit of its members, their families and beneficiaries – not for profit.