Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

It is that time of year again to begin the nomination process for the 2017 Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro Award, the highest honor given to a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America.  This year, as in years past, the award will be presented at the 55th Biennial National Convention in Sarasota, FL, sometime between August 13-20th, 2017.

This award honors those who are the backbone of our organization.  The men and women who have dedicated themselves to OSIA without ever seeking recognition nor  seeking to obtain the rank of a national line officer in OSIA.  Since this award has been created in an effort to recognize any worthy member of the Order, the nomination process is open to all. Reflect on the members in your own lodge, and take a moment to nominate any member you see fit. To view eligibility criteria, click here

All nomination forms and related materials must be received by April 30, 2017.  To download the nomination form, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Beach. Materials must be mailed to:
   OSIA National Office
   Attn: Andrea Beach
   219 E Street NE
   Washington, D.C. 20002 

I am looking forward to seeing you all at this year's convention and to meeting the 2017 Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro Award recipient. 

Daniel J. Longo
OSIA National President