SCRANTON — UNICO National Scranton Chapter announced Mike Rescigno as 2015-2016 Chapter President.
Rescigno was installed by Chris DiMattio, past national president, at the 57th Past President’s and Installation Dinner June 9 at Genetti Manor.
The program included Jack Trapani with the UNICO Prayer; Honorable Ed Staback, Lackawanna County Commissioner, leading the Pledge of Allegiance; Jerry Healey, membership director, installing new members and Atty. Frank Castellano as toastmaster for the evening.
Mary Marrara, Chapter President 2014-2015 presented the Al Dante Distinguished Service Award to Pat Yanni and Chris DiMattio presented Marrara with the Past President’s Award, which is named in memory of Dr. D. J. Maldonato. Bernard Brutto, UNICO National District Governor of PA I, installed the Chapter Officers and Father Sam Ferretti, offered the Benediction.
Scranton Chapter Officers for 2015-2016 are: Mike Rescigno, president; James Baress, first vice president; Jack Trapani, second vice president; Karen Clifford, recording secretary; Chris DiMattio, corresponding secretary; Michael Fiorelli, treasurer; Bill Buckley, financial secretary; Bob Montalbano, sergeant-at-arms; Jerry Healey, membership director and Chaplains Msgr. Constantine Siconolfi, Rev. Sam Ferretti and Rev. Joe Sica.
Board of Directors for 2015 are: Dave Bieri, chair; Bonnie Blasé; Frank T. Blasi, Esq.; Jim Brogna; Frank Castellano, Esq.; Gail Cicerini; Dr. Peter Cognetti; Jack DeLeo; Dr. al Giallorenzi; Joe Guido; Linda Malinoski; Mary Marrara, ex-officio past president; Sal Mecca, ex-officio past president; Melanie Naro; Sam Prudente; Henry Sallusti, Sr. and Jo Ann Verduce.
The chapter’s Ladies Auxiliary also recently installed the 2015-2016 officers at the membership meeting held at Arcaro and Genells in Old Forge. Palma Yanni, past president of both the Scranton Chapter and Ladies Auxiliary, installed the officers.