February 2011

UNICO NATIONAL- Kansas City Chapter, Inc

Dear UNICO member,

Our next fundraiser will be our annual fish dinner at St. Andrew's Catholic School. The fish dinner will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011. A special thank you goes out to Jerry Viviano for donating all the food for this event, along with Phil Balano and Anthony Pace who have donated all the beverages. We will need volunteers to help work and I will have a signup sheet at our next meeting. All members should have received tickets to sell. If possible, please turn in your ticket sales at our February dinner meeting. If you're unable to attend the meeting, please mail a check to Mike Cucchiara, 1307 NE 86th St., KCMO 64155 for your ticket sales.

As many of you already know, the UNICO National Board of Directors Mid-Western & Western Regional Meetings for 2011 will be held in Kansas City. The Intercontinental Kansas City, on the Country Club Plaza, will host the events that will take place March 23-27, 2011. I have attached a registration form that you will need to mail to UNICO National if you would like to attend the meetings or ceremonies. Current UNICO National President, Chris DiMattio, has asked me to do my best to get as many members as I can to attend the event. Meetings are in the day, but the awards ceremony and dinner is Saturday evening. A reception will be held on Friday evening. Saturday evening will feature the Marconi Award Dinner Gala. Your spouse is invited to attend both nights.

I've also attached an invitation to the Ethnic Enrichment Commissions Annual Diplomatic Ball. The Ball will be held on April 2, 2011 at the Downtown Marriott. The fee to attend is $60 per UNICO member and UNICO will cover the cost for your spouse. Last year we had 10 couples, from UNICO, represent the country of ITALY and had a very enjoyable evening. If you would like to attend this year's event, please RSVP to me by March 1, 2011.

Lastly, as many of you know, the Argosy Casino has come on board as a major sponsor for this year's Festa Italiana. Our February dinner meeting will be at the Argosy and held in their Pre-Function dining room. If you can make this month’s meeting, I'll need for you to send me an RSVP as soon as you can or no later than Monday the 21st. The reason is; if I tell the Argosy to set the room for 50 people and we only have 40 attend, UNICO will be charged for all 50 people. The Argosy has a very nice dinner planned for us and if you so desire, you can always try your luck at the tables later that evening.

I still believe that Unicans that eat together will stay together!

Frank J. Cherrito

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