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Here's a New Way to Learn Italian

Italian Classes Being August 7


The Central Gulf Coast Lodge is using technology to bring Italian classes right into your own home. That technology is called FreeConferenceCall.

Mildred Cooper, president of the Central Gulf Coast Lodge, has been teaching Italian for years. The classes are being held in Palm Harbor, but you can call from your home or wherever you might be.

Classes begin Wednesday, August 7, from 5:30-7 p.m.

To sign up call, at 727-787-3344 or send her an e-mail at:

The cost is $40 for the whole year. Mildred donates that  fee to charity.

When you enroll, Mildred will give you the telephone number to call and the access code to use to enter the conference.

When you’re in the conference, you will be able to interact with the teacher and other students as if you were all in the classroom together.

The class uses the following text, which is available for $10 at

Italian Made Simple by Cristina Mazzoni

Here is the current class schedule:

August 7, 21

September 4, 25

October 2, 23

November TBD

December 4, 18

 ¥ou can finally realize your dream of becoming an Italian speaker. Why not sign up now? 

If you have questions, call Mildred at 727-787-3344.


About Us

The Grand Lodge of Florida


We are an organization dedicated to the preservation of our Italian heritage, language and culture. 

 The Grand Lodge of Florida was incorporated in 1953.  Currently, there are 25 lodges under the umbrella of the Grand Lodge of Florida with a total of approximately 1,700 members.  

The Florida Foundation


The Florida Foundation issues five  scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors in Florida. Local lodges also are active in issuing scholarships within the boundaries of their individual unit. 

The Foundation also donates to charities, such a the cancer fund, Alzheimer’s fund and Cooley’s Anemia. 

The Commission for Social Justice


The Commission for Social Justice strives to promote our Italian heritage and culture while dealing with issues of defamation, bias and bigotry.

  The Commission is particularly concerned with eliminating false and discriminatory portrayals of Italian Americans.

Inaugural Address of Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro


On June 22, 1905, Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro founded the Order Sons of Italy in America. Here is the inaugural address.