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About Us

The Grand Lodge of Florida

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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

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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

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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

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