Keystone UNICO Member Induction

UNICO new members

Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO inducted three new members at their December Meeting at Fiorelli’s.

Pictured from left are: Cathy Gerard, Keystone UNICO president; Mario Nese, Eileen Kovatch and Mary Lou Montana, new Keystone members; Mark McDade, inducting officer, and Mary Ann Coviello, membership director.  

Anyone interested in becoming a Keystone UNICO Member can contact Mary Ann at 570-344-3737 or any member.



UNICO Members Take Part in Wreaths Across America Program

wreaths across america

The Wreaths Across America Program is an annual program presented throughout the U.S.  Locally it is presented by the Friends of the Forgotten at the Gino Merli Veteran’s Center. A program was presented with the displaying of 28 wreaths representing 28 local organizations.

Keystone Chapter UNICO National participated with a donated wreath and great representation.

Among our members who are also members of The Friends of the Forgotten are Ed Faatz, president; Dee Dee Faatz, secretary; Ray Tropeano, director, and Val Riggi.

Pictured are Keystone Chapter UNICO members who participated in The Friends of the Forgotten “Wreaths Across America” Program at the Gino Merli Veterans’ Center.  

From left are Marilyn Vitali, Ray and Tess Tropeano, Cathy Bianchi, Tom Carlucci, Keystone Chapter president Cathy Gerard, Val Riggi, Friends of the Forgotten Secretary Dee Dee Faatz, Michele McDade, Bob and Sylvia Tagert, Mark McDade, Friends of the Forgotten President Ed Faatz and Jim Mack.


UNICO Coloring Contest Winners

Keystone UNICO announced the winners in their annual coloring contest for second grade students in both the Dunmore Elementary Center and Saint Mary’s parochial school.

Recipients received gift certificates and their entries professionally framed.

dunmore elementary coloringShown at right, seated from left are Dunmore Second Grade Elementary Center Students: Julia Mercado, Anna Jacquinot, Amelia Hinton and Smera Shrestha.  Standing from left are Keystone Chapter president Cathy Gerard; teachers Sara Amendolaro, Mary Gavalla, Dana Cordaro and Michelle Walsh; Keystone Coloring Contest coordinator James Mack; and Mark McDade, Keystone Board Member. 



Pictured below with coloring contest winner Keira Lalli, from Mrs. Maryelizabeth Shattin’s second grade class at Saint Mary’s Parochial School are, from left: Mrs. Cathy Sosnowski, school principal; Cathy Gerard, Keystone UNICO president; James Mack, Coloring Contest coordinator; and Mark McDade, Keystone Chapter board member.

Coloring Contest


UNICO Makes Donation to “Toys for Tots”

UNICO toys for tots

Dunmore Keystone UNICO members made a donation to the Toys for Tots program at its December Meeting. Sgt. Matt Jacobs and Cpl. Jeffrey Vik of the United States Marines were present to accept the Keystone UNICO annual donation.

Pictured with Sargent Matt Jacobs and Corporal Jeffrey Vik are Keystone Chapter President Cathy Gerard, Keystone Chapter “Toys for Tots” coordinator John Mecca and attendees who are also Veterans of our U.S. Armed Services.