January 2013


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Happy New Year to you and yours! I hope the holidays treated you well. Its been almost two months since our annual Christmas dinner - which we had a great turn out and was very nice. Many thanks to everyone that attended. Your support and commitment help us achieve our goals as a chapter but also allows us the opportunity to form lifetime memories and friendships!

Now back to business... as I stated in the last newsletter, we have much to be proud of in 2012, but we mustn't become complacent as there is still much more for us to achieve. If the past few years have taught us anything, it is that the foundation of our group and future success will come from membership. If we can continue to grow our membership, more doors will open and more good will be done for those who need it. I'd like to challenge each member to sign up one new member before Festa.

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. Joe Nastasi will have a sign up sheet at next weeks meeting along with tickets for purchase - prices are $8 for an adult and $4 for children. We would like to encourage everyone to come out and support us by bringing your family to attend and/or by lending a hand.

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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