February 2013


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I hope this finds everyone well. If you hadn't heard, the attendance for our January meeting was pretty thin - it reminded me of a few of the dinners back in 05’! Along with myself, I have heard from several folks that illness kept them home with many others out of town on business - but what I can tell you is that the meeting was conducted by three past Presidents - Jerry Fornelli, Joe Nastasi and Frank Cherrito - and from what I’ve heard, they will be receiving a few nominations come election time.

Our next fundraiser will be our annual fish fry at St. Andrew’s Catholic School. The dinner will be held the first Friday of Lent, February 15th, 2013 - please mark your calendars. By now, all members should have received tickets to sell or purchase as a donation - prices are $8 for an adult and $4 for children. 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 would like to encourage everyone to come out and support us by bringing your family to attend and/or by lending a hand so if you can help in anyway please let Joe Nastasi know. If you’re unable to attend kindly mail a check to Mike Cucchiara, 1307 NE 86th St., KCMO 64155 for your ticket sales.

If you can believe it, Festa is a little over 4 months away and the planning is in motion. If you would like to get involved with the planning committee please let our Festa Chairman, Frank Cherrito, know. This year, Festa will once again be held at Zona Rosa, May 31st, June 1st & 2nd. Also, one thing we would like for everyone to keep in mind is that the more corporate sponsorships we are able to secure, the less up front risk/exposure we have, so if you have any leads please pass them on to Frank or I to pursue.

And in the spirit of the Festa, I wanted to include a bit of information on how to learn more about our scholarship program: completed scholarship applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 1, 2013 to be considered for selection. Please visit our UNICO website, www.unicokc.org, for additional information.

In closing, I am looking forward to all that the upcoming year holds. A few people have told me that they have the feeling this is going to be our best year yet - hopefully that feeling isn't just gas! :-)

Bene a te stesso,
Michael Mange

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