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,
All nomination forms and related materials must be received by April 30, 2017. To download the nomination form, please
. If you have any questions, please contact
. 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.