The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC was established in 1929 with the primary goal of assisting
recent Italian emigrants become assimilated into the ways of American business. As Italian
Americans in the Washington area have become more successful and affluent the goals of the Club have
shifted towards more civic minded activities that help not only Italian Americans but the Washington
Metropolitan area in general. For over 90 years the Club has brought together Washington area
Italian American businessmen and professionals to enjoy not only their shared business interest but
also their Italian American culture while volunteering in various philanthropic activities.