Member Info & Special Events
New Member Sign-Ups
If you know anyone who would like to become a member, have them join before the end of the year! Now through the end of the year, new members can pay for 2018 and get the rest of 2017 at no cost! So go grab your friends and family that aren’t members and have them sign up today!
To Serve You Better
At HIL we are striving to serve you, our members better. Our members are the core of our business, without you we would not be looking upon our 100 year anniversary in 2020! Please help us by filling out the comment cards in the club when you dine with us, and tell us about your experience. Also, please find the enclosed survey. Whether your membership is currently up to date, or you did not renew in 2017, please let us know how you feel about your club. Name is optional on the survey, if you do choose to put your name on it, you will be entered to win one of two $50 gift cards to HIL!
Jay and the Jingos Band Night!
Coming back to the Italian Lodge after some time away, Jay and the Jingos will be playing on Friday November 24th from 7-10pm. We always had a good time with Jay and his band. We will also have door prizes during the band intermission as well as pull the winners of the Turkey cash raffle this evening. Come join us for a night of good music and fun! Reservations recommended.
Turkey Cash Raffle
The winners for the Turkey Cash raffle will be pulled Friday November 24th during intermission of Jay and the Jingos. Enjoy the sounds of Jay and his band while feasting on a bottomless bowl of pasta with your choice of our homemade meat or marinara sauce served with salad and bread for $8. The regular menu will also be available.
Enclosed are your tickets for the raffle drawing. Fill them out and return them as soon as possible or bring them the day of the drawing. It is very important that we can read the name and address so we know where to send the prize to, so please make sure the tickets are legible. Thank you in advance for your support and good luck. The prizes are listed on your tickets. Additional tickets can be obtained at the club.
Hershey Area Woman’s Connection
Looking for a morning out? Join us for informative features, good music, authentic speakers, and great food at our monthly brunches at the Hershey Italian Lodge. The time is 9:30 - 11:15 AM and the inclusive cost is $17 per person. The dates for the next three gatherings are:
- Wednesday, October 11th, November 10th, and December 6th. Some highlights each month include Barbara James, local visual artist from Hershey and Brendan McAllister, tenor soloist from Hummelstown, in October.
- In November, Carly Clark, singer and songwriter, Gayle Vallie, wellness practitioner, and our speaker Karen Blankenship from Peculiar, Missouri, will share how we can work through the scars (hurts) in our lives.
- Christmas at Strites Orchard will be featured in December along with our musician and speaker, Kathie Ann Pearcy from Clearfield, PA.
Hershey Area Women's Connection is affiliated with Christian Women' s Clubs of America. For reservations call Mary 717-533-3497, Edna 717-652-0997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joey & Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding Dinner Show
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: Doors Open at 6:30pm – Show Time at 7:00pm
Price: $55/person or a table of 10 for $500
Includes: Italian Buffet & Entertainment (special dietary needs upon request)
The hysterical, full audience participation production, where anything and everything that can go wrong, does, during this 2-1/2 hour performance. Dance, act, and laugh yourself silly, right alongside the wedding party. Watch as Joey & Gina try to keep their special day from turning into a complete disaster--will Father Goldstein remain sober?....will club dancer, Losy Linhan, be able to keep her clothes on?.....will Angelo the DJ finally find his life partner?.... or will you be the one who escorts Gina down the aisle? You will wish every wedding and reception you've ever been to were THIS MUCH FUN!! This wedding is limited to 150 guests, don’t get stuck on the ‘B’ list make your reservations today!
– For Reservations or more details call 717-534-1765 EXT 2
Artisans & Crafters!
Sunday, November 26, 2017 – Noon – 4pm
Are you looking for a venue to showcase your talent and creativity just in time to make money for your holiday spending? Look no further . . . Hershey Italian Lodge is hosting an Artisan & Craft Faire. Exhibitor cost is $35 for members / $45 for non-members - includes 8’ skirted table, 2 chairs, and Wi-Fi connection. Contact Peggy Schroeder, Event Coordinator, for details. Space is limited so don’t hesitate making your reservation. Call now! 717-534-1765 ext. 2.
Non-crafting members and friends! Come check out the Hershey Italian Lodge Artisan & Craft Faire, shop for homemade Holiday gifts and stay for lunch or dinner. Enjoy our food and drink specials from Noon to 6pm. Free admission.
Lunch at HIL
Join us for lunch Monday – Friday from noon-3pm and enjoy 8 lunch specials for just $5.49 each. Specials include pasta and a meatball, grilled chicken Caesar salad, cheeseburger, ½ Italian lodge cheesesteak and more. We also now have a server on during lunch to help better serve our customers! Call for reservations with larger groups and we can have your food ready for you when you get arrive at the club. 717-534-1765
New Year’s Eve Party with ‘Soul Solution’ Band
Sunday, December 31, 2017 7:30pm – 1am (band starts at 9pm)
Ring in the new year at the Hershey Italian Lodge! $75 single, $140/couple, $600/table of 10. Includes buffet, beer, midnight toast and noisemakers. Cash bar. Limited seating – advance tickets only. Contact Karen 717-608-7299.
About the Hershey Italian Lodge
The Hershey Italian Lodge (HIL) has been located and operated in the heart of Hershey, PA since 1920. It was established by a small group of Italian men and given the name "Nuova Societa Italiana Indipendente Di Mutuo Soccorso Per Uomini." In Italian, the translation is the Men’s New Independent Italian Mutual Benefit Society. The Lodge is a private social club that includes a bar and restaurant serving a traditional style Italian menu, a newly-renovated banquet hall, an also newly-renovated meeting and smaller banquet space on the lower level and a full-size kitchen. The Lodge also includes a full-sized bocce court with a very active league.
The primary goal of the lodge is to preserve our Italian heritage and build a strong, close community. Our mission statement is, “…to provide a comfortable, friendly, affordable, family atmosphere for our members and guests.” The saying “Ieri, Oggi, Domaini, Sempre Fratelli” is the motto of the lodge. Translated, this means, “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Always Brothers”. There are currently approximately 3,000 total members; although a large population of the membership has relocated to areas outside of Hershey.
The primary membership is the “Active” membership, which is open to males ages 21 years or older and of Italian decent. The club also offers a “Ladies Auxiliary” membership, as well as, a “Social” membership; both are open to the public.
Memberships are varied and include the following:
- Newsletter of events
- Band nights
- Special Member Events
- Alcohol Beverage Privileges (members may pay for guests)
- Holiday events and functions
- Supports community projects and charities
- Bocce League, Pool League & Golf League and Tournament
- Lodge-Sponsored Bus Trips
- Beverage & Food specials in our restaurant
- Convenient online renewal
- Permanent membership cards
- A Great place where friends meet and to make new friends!
2018 Membership Renewals
Renew Your Membership
It's that time of year again! Please make sure that you renew your membership for 2018, to continue patronizing the club. You may only RENEW memberships on this site, you CANNOT request a new membership here. Renewing members will not receive a new card, you will continue to use the card you have from 2017. We will make the change on our end to extend your membership through December 31, 2018.
Remember that this is for renewing of memberships only. See below for new memberships.
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- $35 (age 64 & under)
- $20 (spouse of a member age 64 & under)
- $30 (age 65 & over)
- $15 (spouse of a member age 65 & over)
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Hershey Italian Lodge, feel free to stop by the club and ask any bartender for a membership application.
Applications must be filled out at the club and can not be taken along and the dues amount must be paid at the time of completing the application. The bartender will submit the application to the office and the Board of Directors will approve new memberships at their General Assembly meeting, which is the 2nd Sunday of each month.
You will receive a membership card the week following approval.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office.
Hershey Italian Lodge Executive Board
2017 Executive Board
- James Pronio – President
- Wayne Tulli – 1st Vice President
- Pete Camacci – 2nd Vice President
- John Mull– Financial Secretary
- Richard Sontag – Corresponding Secretary
- John Mull – Treasurer
- Trustees: George Pichini, Andy Fischer, Steve Cameron, Roger Pellegrini, Jim Mandes & Steve Pichini
The following are the general assembly meetings for the year 2016. All meetings will be held on the second Sunday of the month and will start at 6 PM in the board room, with the exceptions of the February meeting due to Valentine’s Day and the May meeting due to Mother’s Day which both fall on the second Sunday, so those two months will be the third Sunday.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING SCHEDULE
- February 21--By-law changes
- March 13
- April 10
- May 15
- June 12
- July--No Meeting
- August--No Meeting
- September 11
- *October 15--Nominations for 2018 Executive Board
- *November 12--Elections for 2017 Executive Board(1-3 pm) – NO formal meeting
- December 11
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
The Executive Board meetings are held the Wednesday before General Assembly meetings.
There are spaces available to have a plaque memorializing family and friends on the Italian Lodge Memorial Board. Each plaque costs $100 and this includes the printing and placement of your plaque on the board. To request a plaque, contact the office at 534-1765, ext. 1.
2017 Father’s Day Raffle Winners
- $1000 – Melanie Weller, Norfolk VA
- $500 – Mary Jane Haase, Middletown
- $250 – Robert Regan, Mechanicsburg
- $200 – John Mearkle, Hummelstown
- $150 – Darrell Eckert, Palmyra
- $100 – Neil Hollis, Harrisburg
- $50 – Anne Camacci, Harrisburg
- $50 – Samuel Sehar, Harrisburg
- $50 – Robert Clark, Mechanicsburg
- $50 – Michelle Stehman, Lebanon
$20 Gift Card Winners
- Jon Ream, Lebanon
- Bob Chango, Hershey
- Kelly Olson, Harrisburg
- Wayne Schutz, Harrisburg
- Pat Fink, Harrisburg
- Angelo Paioletti, Hershey
- Trace Romberger, Annville
- Robert Safko, Harrisburg
- Samuel Musolin, Elizabethtown
- David Volkman, Harrisburg