March 2012

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Fellow UNICAN’s

Many thanks to everyone that came out and volunteered at our annual fish dinner. This year was as busy as ever as our sales totaled close to $6,000!! Great work by all. A special thank you goes out to Jerry Viviano who donates a majority of the food year after year. I also want to thank Father Rogers for helping promote the event to make it a success. What we do as a group effort and I’m honored to be part this group. You guys define “Service above Self,” and know that St. Andrew’s has expressed their deep appreciation for our continued support.

The Festa committee is in full swing planning this year’s 2012 event. It is our belief that we need to continue to add new features year after year to help keep attendance up and the event fresh. Some new features we are adding this year will be; meatball eating contest (this was at the suggestion of our Festa Chairman), a raffle for VIP tables, and a car show on Sunday. Jerry Viviano is working his magic and promises this will be the best year ever for entertainment. Sponsorships are coming in and the Festa publication is looking good and ahead of schedule.

Cascone’s has once again agreed to host a dinner on Thursday, May 31st with special guest Joseph Vincelli and other entertainers scheduled to perform at the Festa. Tickets will be available through Cascone’s Restaurant at $50.00 a person. Don’t delay, as there will be limited seating!

As you know, strong membership is the backbone to any successful organization, I am happy to report that our membership continues to grow as we have added 18 new members over the past seven months. I want to thank everyone who has brought in a new member and once again encourage/challenge all members to bring in at least one new perspective member before the Festa. As I eluded to in the last newsletter, a couple of our meetings each year will be held on Thursday in the continued hopes of further expanding our membership by giving individuals that travel or have prior commitments midweek an opportunity to become a part of our great organization. With that said, please note that our April meeting at Johnny C’s will take place on Thursday the 26th.

Look forward to seeing you next Wednesday!

Molte grazie!
Michael Mange

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