Welcome and Benvenuti
Westfield UNICO Website
Twenty-five years ago a group of Westfield men began
a chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American Service organization
in the USA. Its membership is exclusively open to American men and
women of Italian heritage, or persons married to men and women of Italian
heritage. Members are united in a national chain, working jointly on
national projects and separately on community activities. It is
non-political and non-sectarian.
The name UNICO means "one" or "only" or "only one of
its kind." Additionally, the letters are interpreted as U-unity,
N-neighborliness, I-integrity, C-charity, and O-opportunity. UNICO
was organized to provide scholarships to worthy students, and to give strength
and force in fighting discrimination against Italian-Americans. Doing
good deeds for others did this. Thus the motto: "Service Above Self"
which has patterned the whole activity of UNICO.
Westfield UNICO participates in National Scholarship
programs, Marconi Science Awards, mental health programs, Cooley's Anemia
research, promotes Italian Study Chairs, and has been working contributor
to the "Jimmy V Cancer Research Fund" named for the late famed basketball
coach Jimmy Valvano.
Anyone of Italian heritage or with a spouse of Italian
heritage is welcome to join--We welcome you! For further information or if
you have questions , you are invited to call Randy Pisane at 908-233-3320
or E-mail us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. We would
be delighted to hear from you.