La Lupa Di Roma Lodge

Sons of Italy La Lupa Di Roma Lodge is open to women over the age of 18 years of age, who are of Italian descent or who are married to a man of Italian descent.    Members become a "sister" to a group of women who not only share the same culture, but also share a passion for helping others in our community.

Julie Petrelli, President, La Lupa Di Roma, proudly says, "We are a group of women who work hard and are making a difference in Winnipeg."

Charity Work

Sons of Italy La Lupa Di Roma Lodge each year serves the community through various charitable contributions.  The Order raises money for charities and provides assistance to those in need.

Over the years we have donated to various charitable organizations such as:
  • 55+ Seniors Program at Centro Caboto
  • Breast Cancer
  • Camp Quality Manitoba
  • Centro Caboto Centre
  • Children’s Hospital Research Foundation
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Center
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
  • Dante Alighieri Cultural Society of Winnipeg, Inc.
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group
  • Holy Rosary Church
  • Jocelyn House
  • MADD
  • Mature Women’s Centre at Victoria General Hospital
  • Ovarian Society of Manitoba
  • Rossbrook House
  • School for Kids in Laos, Inc.
  • Sons of Italy Splendore d’Italia Dancers
  • Teen Touch
  • The House of Peace
  • The National and Winnipeg Chapters for Thalassemia
  • United Way: Koats for Kids
  • Villa Cabrini Seniors’ Center
  • Villa Nova Seniors’ Center
  • Villa Rosa Inc.
  • Winnipeg Harvest
  • Mood Disorders


La Lupa Di Roma grants a $1,000 scholarship annually to students entering post-secondary education or post graduate studies.   To apply for the La Lupa Di Roma scholarship the applicant must have at least one parent/grandparent of Italian origin and after completing grade 12, be a full time student entering an institution that offers university, college or special  ability programs.

For more info please email

Award of Merit

SANDIE BUETI WINS CERTIFICATE OF MERIT BY ORDER SONS OF ITALY GRAND LODGE FOR HER SERVICESandie Bueti, a long time member of La Lupa Di Roma Lodge, was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Grand Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy of Canada on the occasion of their national convention in May 2015 celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sons of Italy in Canada.   

Pictured is (L to R): Joe Monachino, National President of Order of Sons of Italy of Canada, Sandie Bueti, Josie Cumbo, Past National President.

Congrats to Sandie for being recognized by her peers for her "continuous and faithful service towards the betterment and preservation of the order."


La Lupa di Roma Lodge holds monthly meetings from September to June with membership dues of $30 paid yearly in January.   Our members may sit on the executive or on one of the various committees, attend meetings, get involved in special informative events, new fundraising ventures and/or yearly celebrations such as the International Women’s Day luncheon and Donna dell’anno Award.

If you wish to become a member of the La Lupa Di Roma Lodge, please send us an email.

International Women's Day and Donna dell’Anno Award

The Donna Dell’Anno Award is presented annually to a woman of distinction in the Italian community.  This year it was presented during the International Women’s Day Celebration luncheon on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Centro Caboto Centre.  The 2017 recipient was Stella Mazza.

Coverage of the event from the Winnipeg Sun (click for larger image):

Picture galleries from past award luncheons:

Galatea Award

For the first time in March 2014 during the International Women’s Day , a new award was presented.  Similar to the Donna dell’anno award, the Galatea Award is given to a woman who has worked hard for her community.  For this award, the woman selected is a member of La Lupa di Roma Lodge, nominated by her fellow sisters by secret ballot. 

The 2014 award was presented to hard-working volunteer, Pina Macchia

2017/2018 Executive

 President  Luisa Macchiai                                        
 Past President  Julieta Petrelli  
 Vice President  Franca Petrelli  
 Orator  Caterina Sotiriadis  
 Treasurer  Gail Bueti  
 Secretary  Lia Baksina  
 Trustees  Annette Di Rado-Raposo  
   Rose Pallone  
   Luciana Capone  

Mailing Address

La Lupa Di Roma Lodge

Centro Caboto c/o Sons of Italy 1055 Wilkes Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2L7


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