The Objectives of our LODGE :
1. Raise money for SOI Charities and Scholarships
2. Support SOI principles
THE CAPE CORAL LODGE# 2504
IS NAMED AFTER:
Charles J. Bonaparte
Charles Joseph Bonaparte 1851–1921, was the grandson of Jérôme Bonaparte (the youngest brother of
the French emperor Napoleon I).
A lawyer and political leader in Baltimore, he identified himself with reform causes. President Theodore Roosevelt
appointed him one of the commissioners to investigate conditions in the Indian Territory and in 1905 appointed him Secretary of the Navy. In Dec., 1906, he shifted from this office to that of Attorney General,
which he retained until the end of Roosevelt’s administration. He was active in suits brought against the trusts and
was largely responsible for breaking up the tobacco monopoly. He was one of the founders, and for a time the president, of
the National Municipal League.
FLORIDA GRAND LODGE
What Does Your Italian-American Heritage Mean to You?
Each of us might answer this question differently. For some, our Italian-American heritage is expressed in the way we prepare
traditional holiday meals, celebrate religious customs, or relate to family and friends. Some of us speak Italian and travel
to Italy regularly. Some of us were raised in Italian-American neighborhoods. Most of us share in the appreciation of Italy's
countless contributions to architecture, art, law, literature, music, painting, and science.
However we may express
our pride in our heritage, as immigrants or descendants of those who left their Italian homes for a new life in America, we
are part of the enduring, strong, and colorful community--Italian America.
From the Order Sons of Italy Florida website: