July 2014

Dear Friends -

I hope everyone is enjoying the weather, with opportunities for quality time spent with those that you love. For me, there is nothing better than enjoying the sun, some summer libations and surrounding myself with my family and friends. It recharges and refreshes my batteries, so my sincerest hope is that you get to spend time this summer with those that mean the most to you, doing what you love the most!

“UNICAN’s who eat together, stay together.” - Frank Cherrito

Our slate of officers has been elected, and we will have the induction ceremony on Wednesday July 30th at Staley Farms Clubhouse. We request and encourage all members to attend and bring their significant others with them. It is also a great time to include a friend or guest, as they will be able to meet the entire cabinet. It is a very special night for many of us, and I should be able to keep it “tear free” this time around. Dinner will be $25 per UNICAN with the cost of 1 guest or spouse covered by UNICO. Additional guests and spouses are also invited, but they will also need to pay the $25 for dinner.

“To be a good UNICAN, you have to be a giver, not a taker.” - Phil Balano, Sr.

Our next fund raising event is the Annual Microbrew Festival held at Zona Rosa on Saturday August 16th from 4pm to 9pm. We will need a limited number of volunteers for this event to help pour, so please let us know if you are available. Pre-sale tickets will be $25 each and can be purchased beginning July 11th at Zona Rosa customer service or www.eventbrite.com. At Eventbrite, search “UNICO Microbrew Festival” for online tickets. There is a service fee for use of Eventbrite ticket purchasing. Tickets will be $30 at the gate.

“We all joined UNICO for a reason, what’s yours?!” - Michael Mange

With our incoming class of officers, Festa Italiana fresh in our mind, and the Microbrew Festival right around the corner, now is the prime time to recruit that friend or family member you believe would be a great addition to our organization. Please invite them to be your guest at the next meeting and UNICO will cover the cost of their dinner. We are only as strong as our membership, and we are always looking for additional friends and family to support.

As we come to a close of our fiscal year, I need to send out a reminder to everyone that Annual Dues need to be paid for the next year. If you are a new member that joined after 1/1/2014, then nothing is due. All other members need to submit their $80 back to the chapter. Dues can be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Online at www.unicokc.org you can simply click on the “Pay Dues” button on the top of the page.

  • Bring your payment to the next meeting on July 30th.

  • Mail a check directly to our Treasurer. Checks should be made out to UNICO KC.
UNICO Kansas City
c/o Mike Cucchiara
1307 NE 86th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64155

In closing, I want to sincerely thank everyone for their support of UNICO, specifically during the past year! I finally have a year under my belt as President, and I could not have been successful without the efforts of every member of this organization. I am proud to be able to stand among you and call myself a member of this organization.

Distinti Saluti,

Michael Cucchiara

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