To promote and enhance the Image of Italian Americans; for members to be of service to
the community; to promote Italian heritage and culture; to promote, support and assist charitable, scientific, cultural, educational, and
literary projects; to promote members' interest in public welfare; and, to cooperate with others in civic, social and cultural
Upcoming Dates for 2017-2018
November 30, 2017: 2018 UNICO Convention Kickoff Fundraiser for Lee Norelli
December 1, 2017: Save the Date! National Office Party
January 22, 2018: Grant applications due to the National Office
March 23- 24, 2018: Save the Date! Mid-Year Board Meeting at Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Hotel Form and Registration Form
Please do not forget to view all the wonderful events happening in our Chapters and Districts around the country! Click on the Calendar of Events tab.
Don’t worry what your calendar says……it’s the month of Movember at UNICO!!
Join National President Tom Vaughan as he participates in the Movember movement.
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches & facial hair during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues.
Doing Movember means raising funds for men’s health. And growing a moustache and/or beard is your chance to do just that.
Start clean shaven, grow throughout the month, and get some serious funds behind the men who need it most.
Visit www.unico.org to make your donation to UNICO National that will be earmarked for Cancer Research through our partnership with St. Jude’s Hospital and the Jimmy V Foundation.
Encourage your Chapters, Districts, Family & Friends to do the same!
Consider helping change the face of men’s health by changing yours. Join the Movember Movement…start growing your moustache and/or beard today.
Follow President Tom’s progress on the UNICO National Facebook Page. Like us, follow us, share us & post your selfie in support!!
Press Release Concerning Columbus Statue in New York City
UNICO National President Thomas J. Vaughan Jr. Speaks Out in Opposition of Removing Christopher Columbus statue from Columbus Circle in NYC.
FAIRFIELD, N.J., Aug. 24, 2017 – Thomas J. Vaughan Jr., President of UNICO National, released the following statement regarding this issue:
“Columbus represents the contributions that Italians and Italian-Americans have made to make our country great. Applying 21st century morality to 15th century standards is not fair to anyone, let alone someone whose feat of connecting Europe to the Americas advanced civilization as we know it.
“As President of UNICO National, an Italian-American service organization that raises and contributes millions of dollars annually to people of all ethnicity and races, I find it disturbing that Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day are being singled out for revisionist history which seeks to tarnish this great achievement. As Italian-Americans we embrace our culture and heritage and look to preserve it. Let us embrace and learn from our history, not bury it.”
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