President's Message


Welcome to the Nutley Chapter of UNICO National! 


Our September meeting welcomed everyone back after the summer break. Students from Nutley High School’s Italian Studies joined us to learn about who we are and what we do. We are proud to have 8 new members join Nutley UNICO to date. 

In October, we celebrated Columbus Day with our Wreath Laying Ceremony and the parade and we showcased scrapbooks and photos commemorating our 60th Anniversary. In November, we recognized and celebrated our Veterans!

La Festa del Tacchino, ("The Turkey Party") will be here this week. Although Thanksgiving is an American holiday, Italian-Americans celebrate this American tradition with an Italian flair!! After all, it’s all about tradition, being thankful and the food! 

With Christmas just around the corner, Nutley UNICO will celebrate with a Christmas Party at Nanina’s in the Park on Tuesday, December 3rd. This is when family and friends gather to celebrate the Christmas season. At this event, members and guests donate food and toys to the Nutley PBA who put it to good use benefiting those in need. The Nutley UNICO Christmas Party is OPEN to members and non-members alike.

The New Year is always an opportunity for new beginnings.  Nutley UNICO looks forward to 2020 to continue to grow our membership and look for ways to continue our charitable work. 

Happy Thanksgiving, Buon Natale and Auguri per un Felice Anno Nuovo!!!


Lorraine Bini Kucinski

2019-2020 executive committee


Lorraine Bini Kucinski

1st Vice President

Vito Matturro

2nd Vice President

Daniel A. Carnicella

3rd Vice President

Danielle Ferrara Manganello


Catherine Marucci


Vito Scarpelli

Sergeant at Arms

Anthony "JR" Mascolo

Members at Large

Anthony Biondi, Jr.

Leonard Guglielmello

Pasquale Pisani