Message from the President
of Nutley UNICO
The first few monthly
meetings for the 2015-2016 year were great reminders of what our mission is all
about. The meetings were educational, inspiring and they
undeniably distinguished our chapter above the rest. Our
members shared moments that united us as the proud
Italian-Americans that we have become and as positive role
models in our communities.
We continued to expand
not only in the quantity of our membership but also in the
quality of the people wanting to be part of the uniqueness
that is Nutley UNICO. The month of October brought out the
best of our Italian cultural identity. While celebrating
“Italian Heritage” month, the Italian spirit was pulsing
everywhere. It was encouraging to have so many members give
support and strength to all the events we shared. Our
November meeting was all about recognizing our members who
served our country. It gave us a snapshot of our members who
are veterans of the military.
The efforts of Deborah
Bellucci and her committee ensured our December Christmas
Social was a great success.
thanks to Deborah Bellucci for running our dinner raffle.
It was a tremendous success.
So what’s next?
We begin to polish one of
the cornerstones of our foundation as our attentions begin
to focus on the Nutley UNICO Scholarship Program. Tireless
efforts by the Scholarship chairman, Alan Genitempo and his
committee will continue to produce what has become the
premier scholarship program available in Nutley. With help
and support from the membership and the individual
scholarship sponsors we can all look forward to assisting
many students with future educational goals.
The help we seek from the
membership, families and friends come in the form of
supporting our 50/50 Scholarship Raffle. Please remember the
ticket sales for this raffle are our primary source of
funding of Nutley UNICO scholarships. We are all
looking forward to the drawing for this raffle in our
upcoming February dinner meeting.
Lastly, I want to thank
the executive board for all their hard work during my first
year as President. It has made it easier for me to focus on
my role as President of what I believe to be the greatest
chapter of UNICO National. There are many committee
meetings and behind the scenes efforts by many of you that
help to create great memories of each meeting and of every
event year after year.
Nutley Chapter of UNICO