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Enrico Fermi
Lodge #2229

Order Sons of Italy
in America

The Renaissance Lodge
Lodge Officers
PresidentChristopher J. Cannatella
1st VPMichael Masso
2nd VPVincenzo Sellaro, M.D. (Emeritus)
OratorJohn Maroccia
Imm. Past PresidentThomas Christaldi
Financial SecretaryDiane Cannatella
Recording SecretaryConnnie Masso
TreasurerFrank Masso
Welcome to our New Web Home!

Some Lodge History:

After a long period during which no new lodges had been formed in New Jersey, The Enrico Fermi Lodge was chartered in 1972. Consequently, we are known as New Jersey's Renaissance Lodge.

We are named after Enrico Fermi, who was a colleague of one of our charter members.

Fermi (1901 1954) was an Italian-American physicist particularly known for his work on the development of the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile-1, and for his contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical mechanics. He was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity.

Fermi is widely regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 20th century, highly accomplished in both theory and experiment. Along with J. Robert Oppenheimer, he is frequently referred to as "the father of the atomic bomb". He also held several patents related to the use of nuclear power.

Due in large part to the scientific contributions of Enrico Fermi, who defected to the United States from Italy during World War II, the U.S. was given the ability to win that war and then maintain itself as a mighty world power to this day.

Membership Information:

Order Sons of Italy in America is the Largest Fraternal Organization of Italian-American Men and Women on Earth. Regardless of your location, we invite you to join us!

If you can not or choose not to attend lodge functions, Enrico Fermi At-Large Membership is a great option! Dues are only $35.00 per year. See the bottom of this page for contact information.

At-Large Members are entitled to all benefits (with the exception of those specific to lodge membership, for example, the right to hold office in the organization).

General Information:

We first began meeting in Medford, NJ. In February 2011, we moved our meeting location to Casa Carollo Ristorante, Marlton, NJ to become more central to our membership.

Meeting Details:

Casa Carollo Ristorante (Banquet Hall in Rear of Building)
200 Route 73 North (Across from Burns Honda near the Marlton Circle)
Marlton, NJ 08053

Please join us at our new location every Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm!

Thanks to the graciousness of the owner, the cost of dinner will be held to $13 / person (including tip) and will provide a choice of chicken, fish or pasta. There is direct access to the room from the rear parking lot!

We simply ask that everyone R.S.V.P. on or before the Monday prior to the meeting. Contact President Chris at 609-254-0000 or email him at chris@cannatella.com . (We must provide the restaurant with a head count.)

We look forward to seeing you there - Invite a friend!

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