August 2011

UNICO NATIONAL - Kansas City Chapter, Inc

Dear UNICO member,

I hope that this letter finds you and your families well! Once again, I truly appreciate the confidence you’ve shown in electing me President. As many of you have probably surmised, I like to have a bit of fun every now and then, but know that I am extremely honored to serve this chapter and will do what I can to continue our growth.

To begin, our next meeting is Wednesday, August 24th at Cinzetti’s, 7201 W. 91st Street, Overland Park, KS. In continuing what Frank has done so well over the past two years, I want to encourage everyone to help UNICO Kansas City build its membership by bringing in at least one new member this year. Many of you will agree, that the strength of any successful organization is having a solid foundation – which in our case happens to be our members. If we can continue to bring in good members, we can make a positive difference in even more lives. Hope to see you next Wednesday!

On a side note, our 2010/2011 membership dues need to be turned into UNICO National for all existing members and wanted to send a friendly reminder to send in to Mike Cucchiara or bring the payment to the meeting if you have not already done so. We do need your help and support so we can continue the good work that we have done at UNICO Kansas City and sincerely hope you renew your membership. Please send me an email if you do not plan to renew.

In case you were unable to attend our last meeting, our newly elected officers for 2011/2012 were sworn in. They are:

  • President – Mike Mange
  • 1st Vice President – Mike Cucchiara Jr.
  • 2nd Vice President – Joe Cherrito
  • 3rd Vice President – Marc Enna
  • Secretary – Joe Cygan
  • Treasurer – Mike Cucchiara/Tom Rago
  • Health & Welfare – Charlie Malaponte
  • Scholarship Chairman – Dave Sullivan
  • Presidential Advisor/Membership Retention-Expansion – Frank Cherrito

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and made our 3rd annual Brew Fest a success. Without your help we could not have pulled this off. The powers to be gave us a perfect day resulting in a record number of people seeing how many times they could actually fill that little glass up. Not only was it a great time, but we received numerous compliments from vendors and participants stating that this was the best brew fest they have ever attended and can’t wait until next year!

Our next fundraiser will be a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament that UNICO will be hosting. We are in the process of securing the location but plan on having the event November 19th so please mark your calendars. We have contracted with a professional company that organizes these games on a regular basis and have shown these types of events to have great income potential as UNICO will earn revenue from ticket sales, additional buy-ins, liquor/food sales and auction items. Let me know if you would like to be a part of his organizing committee.

In closing, you may have noticed that our honorable past president has a tremendous appreciation for eating so I for one listen to his infinite wisdom on this subject when he said, “Unicans who eat together, stay together”.

Michael Mange

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