Welcome to the website of the
Message from the Grand Chancellor of the Savoy Orders, Cav. Gr. Cr. Johannes Niederhauser
As Grand Chancellor of the Savoy Orders I, too, am pleased to welcome you to the official website of the American Delegation. This important Delegation has taken a leadership role in this respect, and I am delighted to know that its members and the English speaking people around the world will now have access to so much important information about Savoy history, about our Orders, and about the philanthropic activities we have all worked hard to promote.
I want to commend the enthusiasm and energy that have been displayed by the members of the American Delegation who have made this website possible. Without their tireless efforts none of this could have been achieved. I feel sure that as the site grows and develops it will serve to enhance our ability to reach an ever growing number of people, not only in America, but also in other parts of the world.
Thank you for visiting this site.
Message of the American Delegate, Cav. Gr. Cr. Avv. Carl J. Morelli
I am happy to introduce you to the official website of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders. It is my honor to serve as Delegate of H.R.H. Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy to represent the Dynastic Orders of the House of Savoy in the United States of America and Canada.
The Delegate's duties are to administer the affairs of the Savoy Orders in North America, act as liaison with the Chancellery of the Savoy Orders in Geneva, Switzerland, and to cooperate with the charitable and humanitarian efforts of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated, an independent New York 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. I hope that through the abundance of information you will find in our website you will come to know more about the ancient principles, purposes and history of the Savoy Orders and their philanthropic mission in the modern world.
I am grateful to Their Royal Highnesses for the enduring support and encouragement which they have given to me, and I am also thankful to the many members of the American Delegation who have given so generously of their time and talent to help create this website. We intend to keep its contents up to date, and to improve it at every opportunity. I hope that you will find it easy to navigate, and I would welcome your comments and suggestions for ways to improve and expand it.
Thank you for visiting our site.
Carl J. Morelli,
ABOUT THE AMERICAN DELEGATION OF SAVOY ORDERS
The American Delegation of Savoy Orders is part of the International Association of Dames and Knights of the Royal House of Savoy. The Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy are historically dedicated to works of charity. While deeply rooted in the past, the Savoy Orders are actively engaged in the challenges of modern society. Activities of the American Delegation include financial support of the fundraising charitable, humanitarian, cultural and education events of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated, a 501(c) 3 registered charity. The American Delegation also organizes and participates in social activities and events nationally and internationally throughout the year.
On a national level, each year the Savoy Orders sponsor a number of social activities, anniversary observances and religious services. Activities of the American Delegation include financial support of the fundraising charitable, humanitarian, cultural and educational events of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated. The Delegation also arranges for the Knights and Dames of the Savoy Orders to attend the celebration of Masses during the year: a commemorative Mass and dinner for St. Lazarus Day in February or March and an Investiture Ceremony and Mass in December in conjunction with the Savoy Foundation's annual winter reception and gala dinner dance, Ballo di Savoia.
On an international level, the American Delegate, with members, candidates and friends of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders, attends the annual Capitolo Generale (Chapter General) of the Savoy Orders, usually held each year in Geneva, Switzerland or in Rome, Italy. Preceding the formal investiture ceremonies, the American Delegate welcomes the American members, candidates and their families and friends at a private welcome dinner at a local restaurant or private club. The next day, a formal installation ceremony is presided over by H.R.H. Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, the Grand Master, together with the Grand Chancellor of the Savoy Orders and members of the Royal Family. On this occasion, diplomas and insignia are presented to the new members and newly promoted members of the Savoy Orders. The same evening, a formal benefit gala dinner raises funds for the international charitable works of the Savoy Orders. The following day there is a solemn Mass and procession of Knights and Dames in their church robes, followed by a benefit luncheon.
Recent National Events
SERGIO FRANCHI MEMORIAL CONCERT
August 24, 2019
STONINGTON, (CONNECTICUT) - On Saturday, August 24, 2019, members and friends of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders enjoyed a special social occasion, an outdoor picnic lunch, good company and the final annual Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert. The annual concert has been a staple of the cultural and musical life of New England and organized by consoeur Dama Eva Franchi, in memory of her late husband. Event expenses for members of the Savoy Orders were graciously underwritten by the generosity of Comm. George C. White and Dama Elizabeth White.
2019 CAPITOLO GENERALE -CHAPTER GENERAL
OF THE DYNASTIC ORDERS OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SAVOY
September 20-23, 2019
NICE, (FRANCE) - The 2019 Chapter General (Capitolo Generale) of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, the annual international reunion and assembly of the members of the Savoy Orders from 35 international delegations, was held in Nice, France on the French Riviera , September 20 - September 23, 2019. A contingent of members of the American Delegation participated in the weekend's traditional ceremonies and charity events presided over by the Grand Master of the Dynastic Orders, HRH Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy.
2019 PATH TO PEACE FOUNDATION GALA
New York City
May 22, 2019
NEW YORK (NEW YORK) - The American Delegation of Savoy Orders organized its annual table at the Path To Peace Foundation Gala. The 2019 recipient of the Path to Peace Award was Church in Need, honored for its humanitarian and pastoral work in support of persecuted Christians around the world. His Excellency Archbishop Bernardito Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations is the president of the Path to Peace Foundation.
FESTA della PRIMAVERA SPRING RECEPTION
AND CHIVALRY AWARD PRESENTATION
New York City
June 11, 2019
NEW YORK (NEW YORK) - The American Foundation of Savoy Orders' annual Festa della Primavera Spring Reception was held in New York City at the Columbus Citizens Foundation townhouse on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. During the event, the Savoy Foundation's Seventh Chivalry Award was presented to The New York Foundling in recognition of its 150th anniversary founding and dedication to children's welfare. This evening also commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the complete unification of Italy with the addition of Trentino, South Tyrol and Trieste under the peace treaties of the First World War in 1919. The event benefited the Savoy Orders inaugural campaign - Chivalry for Children's Causes. Press Release
Savoy Foundation Launches-Chivalry For Children's Causes Campaign With Grant to Caterina's Club
of Southern California
New York City
June 11, 2019
NEW YORK (NEW YORK) - The Savoy Foundation launched a new campaign initiative - Chivalry for Children’s Causes - with the presentation of a substantial grant to the Southern California-based charity, Caterina’s Club, for its work providing meals, housing and job training for disadvantaged children and families. The grant was presented to founder Cavaliere Bruno Serato during the Festa della Primavera Annual Spring Event on June 11, 2019 in New York City. Press Release
2019 NOTTE DI SAVOIA
Los Angeles, California
April 6, 2019
LOS ANGELES (CALIFORNIA) - The American Foundation of Savoy Orders' second annual Notte di Savoia was held in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Montage Beverly Hills. His Royal Highness Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, Prince of Venice, Prince of Piedmont, was the guest of honor at this very special evening to benefit the Savoy Foundation's humanitarian and charitable giving initiatives, particularly Caterina's Club, which provides access to nutritional food, stable housing and job training for youth. Please view the 2019 Notte di Savoia press release.
14TH ANNUAL ST. LAZARUS MASS AND DINNER
New York City
March 15, 2019
NEW YORK (NEW YORK) - The American Delegation of Savoy Orders held its traditional annual St. Lazarus Mass, commemorating the patron saint of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy on March 15, 2019 at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste in New York City. The Mass was followed by a convivial dinner at Orsay Restaurant where more than 60 members and guests enjoyed the festive evening. Read More
GALA REALE DI SAVOIA-ROYAL GALA OF SAVOY
The Canadian Delegation of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy
June 14, 2019
OTTAWA (CANADA) - The American Delegate of Savoy Orders, Knight Grand Cross Carl J. Morelli (far right), along with a dozen members American Delegation of Savoy Orders attended the Inaugural Gala Reale di Savoia Charity Event in Ottawa, Canada on June 14, 2019 which was organized by the Canadian Delegation of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy. HRH Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy was the guest of honor. Funds were raised for Canadian Veterans. The event was organized by the Canadian Delegate Cav. Joseph Ruffolo. Read More
JAPANESE DELEGATION OF SAVOY ORDERS
May 26, 2019