Word from the President


Benvenuti a Buona Fortuna!

We are very proud of our local chapter of the Order of Sons and Daughters of Italy in America! I invite you to check out our site and social media pages to see why! We are located in beautiful Pensacola, Florida, and our vibrant lodge is made up of generous, fun-loving Italian Americans and Italophiles.

Most of all, I hope you will join us in our mission to promote Italian culture, traditions, language, the legacy of our ancestors, and our contributions to the U.S. and the world!

A presto, spero,
Dan Kaestle
President, Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835

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Membership Information

Buona Fortuna members meet for a monthly social hour and dinner on the second Thursday of each month. Guests are welcome!

Join us at

St. Joseph’s Parish Hall
140 W. Government St. 
Pensacola, Florida

Dinner begins at 6pm with a membership meeting to follow at 7pm.

Please bring a potluck dish to share for dinner.

Zoom video conferencing will be available. The Zoom link will be emailed to the membership the day before the meeting.

We hope to see you there!


2022 Lodge Dues 

Lodge dues are $45 per member for a year.
If you pay by check, please make the check payable to Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835.

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

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The Newsletter Ad subscription cost is $36.00. See below under Newsletter Ads for more information. All current ads are up for renewal. Please send a check for $36 made out to Buona Fortuna Lodge and mailed to  Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835. P.O. Box 12351, Pensacola, FL 32591.

Council Meetings

The first Thursday of every month at 6:00pm. For location, please see our regularly updated calendar

Grand Lodge

Be sure to visit our Florida Grand Lodge website and read The Floridian, the Grand Lodge’s quarterly newsletter.  


Beginning in 2022, we will be awarding funding to charities twice a year, in the spring and in the fall.

Stay Abreast of our Activities on Social Media

Our updated Facebook and Instagram pages have lots of interesting cultural content, as well as updates on current happenings in Buona Fortuna. Follow us!

Lodge Committees

The current list of committees is located on the Buona Fortuna Officers page.

Buona Fortuna needs your participation. If you would like to join a committee, please contact President Russo.

Dates For Upcoming Events

You can visit our website calendar for all the year’s events at https://soibuonafortuna.org/home/buona-fortuna-calendar/

Festa Planning Meeting

To be announced soon!

Seafood Festival

Buona Fortuna will be cooking and serving our famous Shrimp Scampi at this year’s Seafood Festival. Dates to be announced soon!

Festa Italiana

Dates to be announced soon!

Lodge News

Buona Fortuna Delegates Patricia Russo, Dan Kaestle, Shayla Kaestle, Ginny Barberi and Vincent Tucei attended the 2021 Convention. Pictured is President Russo addressing the delegates.




Lodge Contact Information

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

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