The Order of the Sons of Italy of America (OSIA) Piave Lodge #364 of Providence today announced that Councilman Nicholas Narducci (Ward 4) has been selected as the recipient of the organization’s 2017 Merit Award. Narducci was chosen for his commitment to the City of Providence, dedication to his constituents, and contributions to the Italo-American community.
“Councilman Narducci is a great source of support to the Italian American community in Providence,” said Lodge President Gary DiSarro. “We are grateful for his service and we’re proud to name him this year’s recipient.”
“Coming from a large Italian American family, it is a great honor to be chosen for his award,” said Narducci.
The OSIA is the largest and oldest Italian heritage organization in the United States. Founded in 1905 as a mutual aid society for the early Italian immigrants, the OSIA is the leading service and advocacy organization for the nation's estimated 26 million people of Italian descent. Its missions include encouraging the study of Italian language and culture in American schools; preserving Italian American traditions, culture, history and heritage; and promoting closer cultural relations between the United States and Italy.
Narducci will be presented the award at the organization’s 42nd annual Saint Joseph’s Day Dinner on Sunday, March 19th.