MISSION STATEMENT


Ours is an organization of the members by the members for the members and their families. We are dedicated to promoting Italian American culture, fraternity, family values and economic interests. We oppose discrimination of all types, but against Italian Americans in particular.

We will endeavor to promote Italian American Culture by inviting speakers to our meetings, informing members of events, lectures, and courses on every aspect of the Italian American experience, from family histories to cooking to Italian Americans in the news. We will organize events at which members can share their personal experiences as Italian Americans.

Our organization will foster Italian American fraternity and family values by conducting social events, such as picnics, dinner dances, holiday and special event parties and outings for the members and their families and friends.

We will promote economic opportunities for the members by, among other things, arranging lectures on financial and legal matters, advising them of scholarships and developing our own scholarship fund. We will keep a directory of the members and their occupations so that each has an opportunity to call on another member when they are in need to the mutual benefit of all.

Although we are not a political organization, we will invite candidates for public office of the major political parties to speak to our members so as to foster our members better informed participation in the American political process.

We will speak out and work against those who present false or stereotypical images, statements or accusations which demean or malign Italian Americans.

The association will undertake such acts of charity as the members deem advisable.

In bringing together Italian Americans from all walks of life we hope to promote the common feelings we all share: love for our families, our Italian American culture, the United States of America which has provided us with so much and the joy of life itself seen and enhanced by our Italian American experience.


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