August 2012

Dear UNICAN,

View August 2012 newsletter.

To begin, I wanted to send out a friendly reminder that if you are one of the several members with outstanding annual dues, please bring to our Thursday meeting or mail your check ($80) to Mike Cucchiara Sr.

I would like to share a story with you from a member that had informed me about a month ago he was not going to renew his membership this year. However, a couple weeks later he contacted me once again and let me know that he was in fact renewing and graciously shared what changed his mind. Someone had asked him what UNICO was, so he went to the UNICO National website (www.unico.org) and after watching the video had remembered why he joined and what UNICO does for our community. You have heard me say on many occasions, "We ALL joined UNICO for a reason", so if the answer isn't clear and you find yourself torn over renewing your membership, whether or not to invite a guest or becoming more involved, look in the mirror and ask, "Why did you join?" Remember, membership is the foundation to our future success and growth - our strength comes as a group - together we can continue to make a difference!

In case you were unable to attend our last meeting, our newly elected officers for 2012/2013 were sworn in. They are:

President – Michael Mange

  • 1st Vice President – Mike Cucchiara Jr.
  • 2nd Vice President – Marc Enna
  • 3rd Vice President – Nic Merenda
  • Secretary – Tony Conforti
  • Treasurer – Mike Cucchiara
  • Health & Welfare – Charlie Malaponte
  • Scholarship Chairman – Dave Sullivan
  • Presidential Advisor/Membership Retention-Expansion – Frank Cherrito
  • Sergeant-at-Arms - Chuck "Legs" Romano.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and made our 4th Annual Brew Fest our best one yet! Without your help we could not have pulled this off. The powers to be blessed us with another perfect day resulting in a record number of people seeing how many times they could actually fill that glass up. 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 event is our 2nd annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to be held on Saturday, October 20th at Old Pike Country Club in Gladstone, MO. If you attended last years event, you know that we had a lot of fun - some more than others - along with managing to raise a small sum of cash. Your help is needed if we are to meet our goal of at least 150 players so I would like to encourage every member to buy (and participate) and/or sell at least one ticket. If we can do this, we will already have over 130players! Also, please let me know if you would like to be a part of the organizing committee.

Hope you have a great week ahead and I look forward to seeing you next Thursday at Garozzo’s on College Blvd. in Overland Park, KS.

Molte grazie!

Michael

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