April 2013 Waterbury UNICO PO Box 933 Waterbury, CT 06721 Unico.email@example.com www.waterburyunico.com
WATERBURY CHAPTER NEWSLETTER WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT—THE BIRTHPLACE Meeting Dates:
April 23rd—Dinner Meeting
May 14th—Board of Directors Meeting
May 28th—Scholarship Dinner Meeting
June 11th —Board of Directors Meeting
In addition, there have been so many health issues going on with our members— including me. I am undergoing surgery for Thyroid Removal the beginning of May but hope to be ready-to-go by our Scholarship Dinner!!! Please keep all those suffering from illness or recuperating from surgery —including Richard Marano, Sam Botte and Phil Maiorano—in your prayers. Let’s hope the Spring brings us much needed peace and sunshine!
THINGS TO KNOW
Note from Your President I write this note with a heavy heart as my mind is consumed by the images and details of Monday’s horrific bombing in Boston at the Marathon. With so many injured/killed it’s hard to concentrate on much as I try to understand what type of person would want to invoke such harm on innocent people. I’m sure you’re all feeling the same way as well and join me in praying for those affected by this terrible event.
Okay—on to the matter at hand. It’s coming time to the “end of the UNICO year” with the new-slate of officers being submitted, plans are set for our scholarship dinner and our golf tournament. There’s still time to get involved…..we had to NOT participate in a few events due to lack of interest/ participation of our members. We can’t let this happen. Nothing is worse than a complacent Chapter—we need to shake t h in gs up and ge t motivated. It’s time for YOU to make that happen!!! I hope to see you all soon at an upcoming meeting or special event. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. Yours in UNICO!! ~Dr. Joanne D’Angelo
for the April
Dinner Meeting will be John Chiero - Executive Director of The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Waterbury.
Invitations have been sent for the WARC Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser
takes place on Thursday, May 9th
price is $35. this
In this issue: President’s Note
Slate of Officers
Quack Quack!! SCHOLARSHIP
DINNER It’s Duck Day Raffle Ticket Time!! We receive 50% of every $5.00 ticket we sell. The more “beaks” we sell………..the more “bills” we make! Each ticket has a chance to win one of 50+ prizes. Last year we raised almost $1,000 which can easily be accomplished if we sell only 5 tickets each. It’s a no-fail, no-brainer, no-work way to earn money for our local projects. Questions? Want a bunch to sell to your family, friends, co-workers or church group? Contact either Dr. Joanne D’Angelo at 203.598.0501 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Francine Nido at 203.510.0276 or email@example.com. Tickets will also be also available at our meetings and must be returned by the Scholarship Dinner on 5/28 !!
Tuesday– May 28th La Bella Vista—Ponte Club 380 Farmwood Road—Waterbury
UNICO Golf Tournament [Waterbury & Oakville/ Watertown Chapters]
Monday– June 10th
$30.00 per Person Guest Speaker: Waterbury Native, Playwright, Actress & Past Scholarship Recipient
MARIA BARATTA 5:30pm—Doors Open 6:00pm—Program Starts [Brief meeting including elections followed by dinner, award presentations & guest speaker]
Crestbrook Golf Club Northfield Road—Watertown 11:00am Shot Gun Start 4-Man Team Scramble Format $125—Golfer (Includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch & dinner) $25—Dinner Only
RSVP by May 14th!! To attend, complete form below and return it to a Dinner/Board Meeting or mail to Bob Gerace 3124 North Main Street Waterbury, CT 06704
Golfers, Raffle Prizes, Sponsors & Volunteers Needed
[Checks payable to Waterbury UNICO]
Scholarship Dinner RSVP Name:
# of Tickets:
Help us get our ducks in a row!
x $30 =
Contact Bob & Dorene Rinaldi at 203.753.4061 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!!
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Monthly Meeting Schedule (Sept-June) Board of Directors – 2nd Tuesday 6:30 pm - Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall Regular Dinner Meeting– 4th Tuesday - 6:30pm - Juniper’s Restaurant Want information included in the next newsletter?
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Waterbury Chapter of UNICO National Proposed Slate of Officers 2013-2014 President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Financial Secretary Sergeant at Arms * Chaplain * Historian
Delegates Tom Buzzelli Linda Lanza Bob Gerace Joan Pesce-Veneziano
PDG Dr. Joanne D'Angelo Frank Travisano Linda Lanza Joan Pesce-Veneziano Dianne Minardo Tim Clark Fr. Ronald Ferraro Tom Buzzelli
Alternate Delegates Danielle Durso Dr. Sheryl LaCoursiere Dorene Rinaldi Bob Rinaldi
** Board of Directors PDG Dr. Joanne D'Angelo, Frank Travisano, Linda Lanza, Joan Pesce-Veneziano, Dianne Minardo; Tim Clark Tom Buzzelli, Bob Gerace, Danielle Durso, Dr. Sheryl LaCoursiere, Bob Rinaldi, Dorene Rinaldi Toni Beccia, PDG Peter Ciullo, Bianca Daniels, Dr. Martin DeSomma, Lou Gelada, Don Mancuso, PDG Francine Nido and Dr. Carmine Paolino; *-Not an Elected Position **According to UNICO By-Laws, the Board of Directors consists of all Elected Officers [including Delegates & Alternate Delegates], the Immediate Past President & 5-10 Additional Members
Thank you everyone for volunteering to serve!!!
The Nominating Committee [PDG Peter Ciullo, Tom Buzzelli & Frank Travisano]
submitted the Slate of Officers to the Board of Directors and will be presenting it to the Membership for approval at the April Dinner Meeting. According to the By-Laws, nominations from the floor will be accepted at that time. Final elections will be held at the May Dinner Meeting. If youâ€™re interested in serving, contact a Committee Member directly.
Waterbury Chapter of UNICO National PO Box 933 Waterbury, CT 06721
Service Above Self since 1922……….. Waterbury ~ Birthplace of UNICO National
Stay tuned for more information on how UNICO and the entire Italian-American Community will participate in this funfilled event!!!