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 86 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.