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The Largest Italian American Service Organization in the USA
APRIL 1, 2020
To All UNICO Members,
Weekly UNICO National update!!
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected and changed all our lives. Essentially all UNICO events for the next month or more have been cancelled as our government has extended the "social distancing" order until at least April 30. However, some UNICO business continues:
1- The National Office continues to be closed for the time being. We will keep you posted weekly. Should you have a situation that requires National Office attention, please contact our Executive Director, Sal Benvenuti at (973) 985-6772.
2- The deadline for filing proposed amendments to the UNICO National constitution remains April 14th, 2020.
3- We are aware of potential issues regarding national dues because of the coronavirus pandemic. We will take this into consideration and provide additional information by the end of April.
4- A group of us continues to work on the acquisition and organization of Italian Heritage presentations to be used at chapter meetings.
5- The Wethersfield (CT) Chapter has made a commitment on behalf of their members to create 200 $25 gift cards that will be redeemable at local restaurants to support the restaurants and help feed their community.
We ask that everyone keep in their thoughts and prayers our family and friends in Italy and all UNICO members (and their families) that are ill, including John DiNapoli (Immediate Past President of the UNICO Foundation), Ray D'Uva from the West Essex Chapter, and Gene Antonio from the Belleville Chapter.
We are asking all members to follow the health and safety recommendations from the CDC and your local government. The health and safety of our members is our primary concern. Remember- "fear is contagious; so is hope."
Molto grazie e Dio vi benedica!!
Frank N. De Frank, M.D.
President, UNICO National
"People with Cooley’s Anemia are living longer, fuller lives thanks to UNICO’s long-time support of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation."
Craig Butler, National Executive Director
Cooley's Anemia Foundation