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Passaic Valley UNICO

June ~ 2014 Volume 10

Our June Monthly Newsletter

Issue 107

Website Website Email Website

www.PVUNICO.com www.Facebook.com/PassaicValleyUNICO PassaicValleyUNICO@gmail.com www.UNICO.org

President’s Message Passaic Valley UNICO PO Box 341 Little Falls, NJ 07424 Serving Little Falls Totowa Woodland Park

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Page Highlights: About UNICO

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Convention Fliers

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Food Pantry

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June Birthday’s

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Photo Album Links

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Sponsors

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Upcoming Events

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Who’s Who

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Fellow UNICANs, As our UNICO year comes to an end, I want to encourage all of you to support our final two events which are very important to us. First is our Scholarship dinner (Wednesday, June 4) in which we honor local High School students for their achievements; both academic and extra-circular. This is a very prestigious event and is the culmination of our year’s activities. Also at our Scholarship dinner, we will swear in our new slate of officers for the coming year. We are very fortunate to have a capable team to take over our challenges and goals. They are: John Barbieri (President), Bruce Ponchak (First Vice President), Paul DeAppolonio (Second Vice President), Joe McGill (Treasurer), Pat Ferro (Secretary) and Dominick Bucci (Sgt. @ Arms). Congratulations to all. Secondly, is our Annual Golf Outing (Monday, June 16th) at the Preakness Valley Golf Course. This is not only a fun event; but, it helps to provide the necessary funds to support our Scholarship program. I also hope to see all of you at our last meeting of the year on June 11 at Holy Cross church in Woodland Park. It will be a Pizza dinner at no cost to our members; it is, however, a BYOB. Finally, as my tenure as President comes to an end, I want to thank all of our members for their tremendous support. The past two years have been challenging, productive and very satisfying. However, none of this would have been possible without the hard work of our membership; and I gratefully thank all of you for that. So, let’s end this year on a high note and welcome in our new executive staff. CIAO Bob


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Upcoming Events – Local and National June 4, 2014 … Wednesday … Scholarship and Brian Piccolo Awards Dinner and The Installation of our 2014-2015 Officers … Francesco’s in Woodland Park … It is an RSVP so please RSVP

June Birthdays Enjoy your special day 06-09 06-09 06-12 06-17 06-30

Frank Pombo Angelo Verrone Joanna Servino Louis Caltagirone Elaine Barone

June 11, 2014 ... 2nd Wednesday … Our Annual Year End Pizza Meeting ... Holy Cross Church - Woodland Park... 7:00 Dinner - 8:00 Meeting June 12, 2014 ... Thursday ... 4th NJ IV District Meeting ... RSVP ... More information to follow on our website and also on the NJ District IV website June 16, 2014 … Monday … Our Annual Golf Outing Scholarship Fundraiser … Preakness Valley Golf Course … More information will follow on our website ==================================================================

The 2014 NATIONAL CONVENTION - www.UNICO.org Wednesday through Saturday ... The 92nd UNICO National Convention August 6th through August 9th - The Breakers - West Palm Beach, Florida All information for this National event is on the UNICO National website ==================================================================

UNICO National & the Jimmy V Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser NJ IV District ~ Our Chapter’s 2014 Jimmy V Bowling Team Joe Barone ~ Eileen Wood ~ Lorraine Polizzi ~ John Barbieri

Photo Albums All of our chapter events pictures can be seen on our website. Additional pictures from our “NJ IV District” and also a lot from our “UNICO National” events can also be seen on their websites. 

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www.PVUNICO.com www.UNICO.org www.UNICONJdistrictIV.4mg.com

More pictures can be seen on our website @ www.PVUNICO.com


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Who’s Who Our Passaic Valley Chapter Executive Board President ……………………...….………………………….. Robert Appaluccio 1st Vice President ……………...……...……….…..…………….. John Barbieri 2nd Vice President ………………...……...……………..….. Paul DeAppolonio Treasurer ……………………………..………………………….. Bruce Ponchak Recording Secretary …………………………………………………... Pat Ferro Corresponding Secretary …………………………………………. Roni Corrado Sgt. At Arms ……………………….……………………………. Dominick Bucci

Fundraising Committee Heads Food Pantry Please don’t forget about our UNICO Phil Arena Food Pantry Your non-perishable food donation can help restock it You can bring it directly to the pantry in the Holy Angels Church Basement … or to any meeting.”

Applebee’s Flapjack & Pancake Breakfast …………………… Lorraine Polizzi Barrel of Wine Raffle ………………………………………… Carmen Criscione Beefsteak Dinner …………………………..………………… Joseph Benvenuti Bus Rides ……………………………………………….. Joe and Elaine Barone Golf Outing ……………...……………….…………….................. Sal Benvenuti Holiday Donations ………...…………………..……………………. Pat Corrado Modell’s ………………..………………………………………….... Roni Corrado Overseas Care Packages ………………………………………….. Pat Corrado Pasta Dinners …………………………………………………… Dominick Bucci Shop-Rite Debit Cards ………………………………… Rich & Lorraine Polizzi

Non-Fundraising Committee Heads Christmas Dinner in NYC ……………………………….. Joseph Agresti, PNP Community Service Day (April) ………………. Kathy Masone / Chuck Russo Flag Raising (October) ………………………………...………….... Rich Polizzi Food Pantry ……………………….....……………..…………... Angelo Verrone Good and Welfare …………………………………………………... Sal Nocella Italian Heritage with Our Youth at P.V.H.S. .…..…………….. Angelo Verrone Membership ……………….………………...……………………………. (Open) Newsletter …………………...…………………………………. Steven Pelonero Scholarship / Brian Piccolo ………………..…….. Rich Polizzi / John Barbieri Website …………………………………………………………. Steven Pelonero

Looking to really be involved ? Would you like to get involved and be on one of our committees? Please let us know ~ Or just sign up on our website in the “Member Log-In” Section @ www.PVUNICO.com


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Thank You to our Sponsors and Supporters


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Thank You to our Sponsors and Supporters


Passaic Valley UNICO Convention “2014”Fundraiser

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Convention “2014” Registration

Call the UNICO National Office for More Information

About UNICO UNICO is the largest Italian American Service Organization in the United States. Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, Opportunity UNICO was founded on October 10, 1922 in Waterbury, Connecticut. A group of 15 men, led by Dr. Anthony P. Vastola, came together to create what has become a very special and very proud organization. It was Dr. Vastola's dream to create an Italian American service organization to engage in charitable works, support higher education, and perform patriotic deeds. Our motto is “Service Above Self”. Each year, the UNICO Foundation and the UNICO National Chapters across the country donate approximately $1 million to various charities. Scholarships continue to be the primary focus of UNICO, as roughly one-third of all monies raised goes to deserving students from all of the chapter locations throughout the chain. UNICO National has funded major research in Cooley's Anemia and Mental Health. Through its association with the Jimmy Valvano Foundation it has funded over 10, $50,000 grants to help find a cure for Cancer. These worthy areas continue to receive generous support from the chapters and its members for these worthy causes. If you would like to attend one of our meetings to see if you might be interested in joining UNICO, please contact us through any member, or through our email. We would be honored to have you as a member of our Passaic Valley UNICO Chapter.

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