UNICO Awards Scholarships to High School Seniors

UNICO scholarships

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO awarded two  Scholarships at their May meeting. These awards are based on scholarship with an emphasis on volunteerism.  The motto of UNICO is “Service Above Self”. Recipients are presented with Scholastic-Service Certificates and awarded $1,000 towards their higher education.

Holy Cross High School Senior Harleigh Davis is the daughter of George and Deborah Davis.  She is an Immaculate Heart of Mary Scholar, the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Award, the Bishop’s Youth Award, has earned the silver medal in mathematics and is a participant in the Diocesan Scholars Program.  Harleigh is a graduate of Leadership Lackawanna, volunteering with non-profits and doing community service, as well as volunteering over 900 hours at Mountain View Care Center. She will attend The Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in Computer Science.

Dunmore High School Senior Brian McKitish is the son of Gene and Wendy McKitish.  He is an honor student, a member of the golf team and President of the Service Club.  Brian has demonstrated true commitment to service by participating in all club sponsored opportunities, in addition to his own volunteering.  He demonstrates the importance of giving without expecting anything in return, the true meaning of service. Brian will attend Drexel University majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Aeronautical Engineering.



UNICO Members Help Spruce Up Nay Aug


Nay Aug Park was the setting for a UNICO Service Day by members of UNICO Scranton Chapter who helped  to clean up the park.

Shown from left: Steve Andrejack, Tony Summa, Eileen Sorrano, and Danny Lovaglio.  Second row: Jim Baress; Frank Castellano; Nancy Lovaglio holding Bear the dog; and Jack Trapani UNICO Scranton Chapter President.

UNICO Members Volunteer at Soup Kitchen as Part of “Service Day”


hostAs Host of the Day, Scranton Chapter of UNICO volunteered at St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen as part of UNICO’s Service Day.***

From left are Jack Trapani, UNICO Scranton Chapter president; Tony Summa; Theresa and Steve Andrejack. For more information about joining UNICO Scranton Chapter, call Mary Marrara, membership director, at 570-499-8367.


Other UNICO members paid a visit to Saint Francis Kitchen as part of Keystone’s April Service Day Events.


Those members include from left: Michele McDade, Chapterpresident Cathy Gerard, Terese Pellegrino and Marie Roberts.


Arc of NEPA Benefits from UNICO’s Annual Pig Roast

Pig Roast 2018 Check Presentation to The Arc (2)

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO National presented $6,740 to The Arc of NEPA from the proceeds of their sixth Anniversary Pig Roast.

Pictured at the check presentation, from left: Mark McDade, Chapter Charter president; Valerie Riggi, Chapter treasurer; Frank Coviello, event cochairman; Maryclaire Kretsch, Arc of NEPA executive director; Bob Collins, event cochairman; Cathy Bianchi, Chapter Board chairwoman; and Cathy Gerard, Chapter president.