General Membership Meetings

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at:

St. Joseph’s Parish Hall

140 W. Government St. Pensacola

Dinner is available at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

Please bring a potluck dish to share for dinner.

Hope to see you there!

Membership Application Form

Interested in joining Buona Fortuna?

You can print the membership form from the drop-down menu above, under the New Member Application Form.

Membership Dues

Dues are $45 per year due by the first of the new year. Two ways to pay your dues:

Mail a check to
Sons & Daughters of Italy in America – Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835.
P.O. Box 12351, Pensacola, FL 32591. 

We now have a credit payment option through PayPal available.
Here is a link to copy and use on the PayPal site.
When you use this option, please choose Friends and Family and not Goods and Services.

Requesting Reimbursement Form

Original Receipts must be attached to the form when submitted. You can print the reimbursement form from the drop-down menu above, under Membership Information.

2020 Anniversary Five And Ten Year Memberships

At the November General Membership Meeting awards were given to  Ginny Barberi for being a member for ten years.

In addition, charter members joined the lodge on its origin in 2006.

Carmen Ciardello

Elaine Ciardello

Mark De Nunzio

Daniel Kaestle

Jeanmarie Lupkowski

Giovanni Mirra

Joseph Occhipinti

Mary Resedean

Peter Resedean

Sabrina Shaw

Gene Valentino

Maureen Valentino

Walt Viglienzone

Paul Vincent

New Members

June 2021

Scott {Kenneth} Nash, Richard Wickers and James DeNunzio with President Patti Russo


May 2921

Salley Valletta and George Garner


October 2020

Alexander Bollag

March 2020

Richard and Diane Andres

February 2020

Phyllis Cochran (L) Elaine Gregory (R)

Festa Italiana 2019

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July 2019

Jackie Baker, Marie Barili, Paul Renninger, Nick Calabrese, and Fernando Guédez.

June 2019

Buona Fortuna welcomes new members Carmen Zampini, Rosy Sachs, John Sachs, William Davey, and Pamela Davey.

March 2019

Donna Hoffman, Jim Cartright, and Kathy Ahlen

February 2019

Gunther Hascher and Vincent Tucei

January 2019

Paul Stanley, Helga Hascher, Monica Mortara and Judith Ganzel with President Hardy.

Festa Italiana October 2018

Daniel Boham, Carla Boham, Sharon Cassata Ward, Susan Patton, Lisa Orlando May, Dina Linn, Gabrielle Davis, Delia Zappala Driessen, Kathleen Ludlow, Cindy Backer, Eric Backer, Erika Jorgenson, Lisa Nolan, Lisa Moody, Carey Bennett, Pamela Mittelstaedt.

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May 2018

Ken Maclean

April 2018

Shayla Kaestle.

Sandee Scruggs

February 2018

Megan Flake and Thomas Cacciatore

January 2018

Eddie Sue Winter and Ingrid Candelaria

December 2017 Induction Of Members

Peter Comer, Susan Comer, Reg Altazan, Emily Altazan, Maya Ford. Willian Dvorak, Arnetta Holyfield and Carole Groves.

Video of the beginning of the proceedings:

Our Newest Member- Lucy Smith

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October 2017 New Members

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August 2017 New Members

Terrence Antonio Martin on the left and Tommaso Camilleri on the right.

July 2017 New Members

Susie Argeris on the left and Jennifer Fournier on the right.

January 2017 New Members

Paula Rosasco

Martha Nash

New members introduced at our 2016 November General Membership Meeting.


Buona Fortuna Celebrates

Tenth Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Tenth Anniversary Celebration Dinner

New Members – September 2016

Tami and Paul Pecora

Tami and Paul Pecora

New Members – June 2016

Rainer Olafsson June 2016

Rainer Olafsson June 2016

New Members – April 2016

From left to right is Rebecca Blake, Ronald Blake, Rick Blake and Kathryn Blake.

From left to right is Rebecca Blake, Ronald Blake, Rick Blake and Kathryn Blake.

New Members – February 2016 

Vicki Dvorak, Danica Dvorak and Jacob Hendren

Vicki Dvorak, Danica Dvorak and Jacob Hendren

New Members – January 2016 


Enrico Mirra, Silvania Coats, Charles Coats, Barbara Smith, Janis Manzi, Skip Manzi


Katherine Goddi, Simona Bray, Christopher Bray, Carlo Davila

New Member – November 2015

Don Taylor

Don Taylor

New Members – July 2015

Martic and Christina Smith

Martic and Christina Smith

Richard and Susan Herring

Richard and Susan Herring

New Members – May 2015


Ellen and Leonard Contarino and Arlene Piraux

New Members – December 2014

December 2014 1

Dec 13

New Members – November 2014



New Members – October 2014

Michelle and Terrell Pusateri

Michelle and Terrell Pusateri

New Members – June 2014

John Coughlin

John Coughlin

New Members – May 2014

Jennifer Dean and John Meola

Jennifer Dean and John Meola

New Members – February 2014



New Members – January 2014


New Members for 2013

December 2013 - New Member Linda D'Amore

December 2013 – New Member Linda D’Amore

December 2013

November 2013

New Members 2013

New Members 2013

New members 2012

New Members 2012