May 2012

Dear UNICAN

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GENERAL MEETING: FOR MEMBERS, SPOUSE /SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOUR SPOUSE BY UNICO.

FESTA ITALIANA 2012 IS HERE! Mark your calendars for June 1, 2, and 3rd at Zona Rosa. The Festa Com-mittee has spent over 9 months preparing for our upcoming event that affords us the opportunity to celebrate and share our rich Italian heritage. I can’t thank this year’s committee and the several others that have poured so much of their self into the preparation of the Festa, enough for all their sacrifices. It is because of selfless UNICANS like these our organization will continue be second to none.

I encourage everyone who has not yet seen this years Festa Publication to pick up a couple to read and share with others - it is that good! Many thanks to Jim Murray for his efforts in making this publication what it is today.
I wanted to mention a few great things that will be taking place this year during Festa week...

  1. Thursday, May 31st, Cascone's North is hosting the 2nd annual Festa kick-off dinner event beginning at 6:30pm. The night will include a four course dinner, music, sights and songs from accomplished local Italian American Entertainers as well as contemporary Jazz recording artist Joseph Vincelli who will be performing at this year's Festa. Tickets are for sale through Cascone’s Restaurant at $50.00 a person. Don’t delay as seating is limited!
  2. This year we have Liberty Mutual Insurance as one of our vendors. You may ask, 'why is this important'? This is especially important to our chapter for the reason that UNICO will get $10 for every quote (cars, home, etc.) they give at the Festa - regardless whether they get the insurance or not. So for the good of the chapter, tell everyone to stop by and get a quote!
  3. The 2012 Italian Car Show "Motori in Piazza" - This will take place Sunday from 11 - 6pm, featuring ap-proximately 25 new and classic models from Mazerati, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia. Many thanks to Gino Serra for bringing the idea to fruition...I think this will be a great addition to this year's event and should help our attendance on Sunday.

I would kindly ask that every member send to all your contacts and spread the word anyway possible. Keep in mind that everything leads to the end game of HELPING THOSE IN NEED - the more people we tell, the more that attend, the more that are educated about UNICO and the good we do, the more that come out and contribute, thus allowing us to help more and more people.

WE NEED HELP! Please come out to support the Festa and volunteer for as much or as little as you can. Any amount of time that you can volunteer is appreciated. Joe Nastasi will have a signup sheet at our dinner meeting and will also be following up with phone calls. It means a lot seeing our fellow members at the Festa and hopefully you will also feel proud knowing that our chapter puts together a first class event.

Finally, because faith is the foundation of our tradition, I would like to encourage all members and their families to join us in celebrating our outdoor mass that will be held on Sunday @ 10am at Zona Rosa.

Remember, our strength comes as a group - we ALL joined UNICO for a reason - together we can continue to make a difference!

Look forward to seeing you and yours next Wednesday!

Molte grazie!
Michael Mange

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