Auburn Sons of Italy
Auburn, Washington

Founded: 1947. Member of the Grand Lodge of the Northwest -
Order Sons & Daughters of Italy of America
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Announcements - Annunci

2018 Scholarships Presented at our June Meeting
Tanner Perry receiving his scholarship certificate from President Dan Chicketti at our June 14th meeting. Congrats to Tanner!

The scholarship committee met on May 2, 2018 to review the three scholarship applications received by the deadline of April 15, 2018. Based on the number of applicants and from available unused funds. The committee voted to award $700.00 to all three applicants this year.
The scholarship awardees are:

Isabella Bowen, entering student
Western Washington University
Daughter of member Kim Ficele Bowen and Granddaughter of Joe Ficele.

Tanner Perry,
Grandson of Sheila Perry attending Arizona State University

Cade Peplinski, entering student

Chapman University
Grandson of Ansano Giuntini and Joanne Mikoski-Giuntini

2018 Officers Sworn In During Our March Meeting

Congratulations to our new 2018 officers who were sworn in during our March meeting. To view a list of our current officers, please visit our Our Officers page. Click to view.

2017 Milestones for SOIA Membership

Congratulations to the following members and their years with the Sons of Italy:
70 Years:
Victor Scarpelli (Charter Member)
Yolanda Scarpelli Clark (Charter Member)
50 Years:
Richard Aries
40 Years:
Joyce Celver
Phil Celver
Bill Garner
Marjorie Garner
Maria Mancuso
Frank Scarsella
Maria Scarsella

30 Years:
Anna Andersen
Randy Andersen
Gina Parente
Giuseppe Parente

25 years:
Trish Borden
Lisa Bruner
Erika Moore
Lee Valenta
Chris Ward

20 Years:
Dario Brancato
Bill Findley
JoAnn Giuntini
Anne Stella
Cory Stella
Natale Stella

10 Years:
Jamma Dickson
Dee Meneghini
Francesco Ortenzo
Dianne Smith

Photos of Anniversary Awards:

Yolanda Scarpelli Clark Receiving her 70 year membership award and her Charter Member Medal
from President Dan Chicketti

Erika Beyersdorf Moore and Lisa Ward Brunner receive their 25 year membership award with the handsome
Master of Ceremonies, Dave Recchoine (left) and President Dan Chicketti

2017 Scholarship Presentation

Congratulations to our 2017 winners. This year we presented five $700 scholarships to the following students:

  • George Miller, grandson of Marsillo and Magda D'Giovanni. George is attending the University of Washington.
  • Lauren Gaskill, granddaughter of Frank and Linda Gaskill. Lauren is attending the University of Washington.
  • Makayla Sonstelie, (4th generation) Member of the lodge and daughter of Debbie and Tim Sonstelie. She is also granddaughter or Lena Gagnon. Makayla is attending Seattle Pacific University.
  • Cody Peplinski, grandson of Ansano Giutini and Joanne Mikoski Giuntini. Cody is attending Chapman University (California).
  • Austin Calkins, grandson of Sal and Janis Perry. Austin is attending Rocky Mountain University (Montana).

Pictured below are George Miller and Lauren Gaskill receiving the scholarship certificates at our June 2017 meeting.

2017 Annual Auburn Clean Sweep

This year's project was the painting of the new over head beams for the new Car Show Park addition in Les Gove Park. Other Auburn SOI members volunteered with the Auburn Rotary or at other activities so we do not want to over look their contributions also! 

Our member Car Show hot rod guy Jim Decaro showed up to help us as well as President Dan Chicketti, Kari Chicketti, Phill Celver, Sam Kamphaus, Nick DeGidio, (Rocco the dog), Therese Burns, Larry Galloway, Claude Dacorsi (Auburn City Council), Salvatore Cascone and Ronnie Beyersdorf the project manager.
Rosetta Beyersdorf and Maria Mancuso provided the coffee and sweet rolls. 

Original Auburn Lodge members attend our 2016 Christmas dinner meeting!
Pictured below are three of our surviving 1947 original members. Many thanks for coming to our December meeting! Pictured below are  (from left to right) Antonetta Fioretti, from Bari, Italy and Yolanda Scarpelli Clark & Victor Scarpelli Sr. from Calabria, Italy.

April 2016 Wine Tasting Event - Scholarship Fundraiser Photos

Lodge Members Proudly March in the Auburn 50th Veterans Day Parade
The 2015 parade was Saturday, November 7th. Despite the rain, we had over 30 marchers from our lodge plus members of the Tacoma and Seattle lodges marched with us. Afterwards, we met for lunch at the Les Gove Park Community Center for a fantastic lunch. Nick Tarbox carried the American flag followed by Salvatore Cascone carrying the Italian flag. Banner bearers were President Dan Chicketti, Linda Tarbox and Nick DeGidio

The Auburn Reporter published an article about our Lodge and Ronnie's support for this annual event.
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View Photos on the Photos page.

John Partridge Shares Family history during our Italian Heritage Presentation

John presented his Italian family history during our June meeting recently. John came prepared with photos and family documents for all of us to view. Trustee Linda Tarbox at the left is thinking, "How can I beat this presentation?" Great presentation John. A tough act to follow.

Mary Scoccolo Celebrates her 75th Year as a SOIA Member

NW Grand Lodge President, Tony Anderson and lodge president, Dan Chicketti present Mary with a special certificate in recognition of her lifetime dedication to the Sons of Italy. Since the National Office does not make 75 year pins, Tony had a special medal created for Mary which you can see around her neck in this photo. Mary started as a member of the Black Diamond Lodge in 1940 then changed to the Renton Lodge before finally joining the Auburn lodge.

Grazie Mary for being a special part of our lodge and our lives!


Aldo Storino receives his 50 year membership pin

Mary Scoccolo Receives the Original Charter for the Renton Sons of Italy Lodge

Mary Scoccolo, a 75 year member of the Sons of Italy receives the original charter from the now dissolved Renton Lodge.
Grand Lodge President, Tony Anderson presented the charter to Mary for safe keeping, acknowledging her long devotion to the order. 


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