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Monthly Meeting
01/10/2023

Michael D's

Annual Meeting
02/07/2023


Monthly Meeting
03/07/23

Tozzi's on 12th Street

Monthly Meeting
04/04/23

 

Arrowhead

 

 

and the winner is ... Joe Rodriguez

Long-time club member Joe Rodriguez is the first winner of the Unique Club fund raiser, Coppe di Fortuna. There were actually five drawings last night at Tozzi's on 12th Street. Although four other club members had winning tickets, they failed to draw the Coppe di Fortuna. But after several seconds of anticipation as nobody had declared to have the fifth winning ticket, Joe emerged with the ticket and a chance to draw the Italian version of Queen of Hearts. Unlike his predecessors, however, Joe successfully picked the winning ticket and took home over $1,100.00! The Coppe di Fortuna drawing starts all over next month at Michael D's. Congratulations Joe!

Reverse Raffle

Congratulations to the five winners last night who split the prize money at Unique Club's "Ray Sprankle Memorial Reverse Raffle". They were: AR, Luckino Foot & Ankle, Bill's Books & More, Little Learners and Suzanna Ginella. Pictured here are two of the winners: Alyssa Rice and Suzanna Ginella. Thanks Mark and Adam Mahon, Ray Sprankle and their spouses who conducted this very successful event and for the 100 guests who supported our fund raiser. Also, thanks to Tozzi's on 12th Street for their hospitality, delicious food and great atmospere for this fun event.

 

New Meeting Locations

We are excited to announce that in addition to Tozzi's and LaPizzaria, we shall have meetings at Lucia's and Michael D's in 2023. As soon as all meeting dates are confirmed with the restaurants, specific meeting dates and locations shall be posted on our Calendar Page.

Coppe di Fortuna Fund Raiser

Our Unique Club fund raiser, Coppe di Fortuna, is up to $455.00 plus receipt money for the next meeting. Hurry before you miss out on your opportunity to win. Join us at Arrowhead and be the next Coppe di Fortuna winner.

The club has developed a new and exciting way to raise funds for the the club. Have you heard of "Queen of Hearts" game played at local bars and restaurants? Well, why not the Italian Version called "Coppe di Fortuna". We had our first round at our September meeting. There was no winner so the pot increases for our next meeting. Click here to view the rules.

Max Wachtel Passes

I am saddend to report our dear friend and Unique Club Member, Max Wachtel (left), passed away around midnight on Friday (8/26/22). Max was an amazing man and provided so much historical knowledge for our club. Max never missed more than a couple meetings over the ten years that I knew him. Max was always there with his friend Carl Pandola (right) at the front door collecting dinner dues as he rushed over to give the money to our treasurer when the meeting started.

At our Scholarship Dinner, I asked Max if he missed his buddy, Carl, who passed on July 16. A teary eyed Max said he was his best friend. In seeing Max at the hospital on Friday, unable to move, open his eyes or speak legibly, I honestly feel Max didn't want to be alive if like that and was ready to go. God bless Max and Carl, together again. They were so good for our club. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Max, his buddy Carl and their families!

Meet the Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships were awarded to several college-bound students at our annual Unique Club Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. The event was held at beautiful Arrowhead Golf & Event Center. The food was incredible and members and guests were treated like royalty by Arrowhead's staff. The resume's of Scholarship recipients was mind-boggling as one recent high school graduate had a gpa in excess of 5!

Unfortunately, two recipients were unable to attend because of illness. They are Mr. Michael P. Watters and Ms. Riley S. Williams. Mr. Watters received the Medical Doctor Scholarship Award in Memory of Dr. James Pagano and Dr. John A. DeVito. He graduate from Central Catholic High School and will be studying Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University. Ms. Williams received The Unique Club Members Scholarship Award in Honor of all Unique Club Members. She graduated from Jackson High School and will be studying Marine Science with a Minor in Spanish at Coastal Carolina University. Click here to view photos of last night's Scholarsip recipients.

Emilia's Heritage Fun Patch

The following link will take you to a page inspired by Emilia, a young girl who is working on her Heritage Fun Patch with her girlscout troop. There is a link on Emilia's Page titled "Wine Cellar Innovations" covering the language, geography, culture, food and history of Italy. Emelia thinks you will enjoy the sections on Italian food and culture. I did! She is interested in her Italian heritage and I believe very proud as well. Her family comes from Naples. Thanks Emilia and good luck with your project! Should you know of other links that others would find interesting, please email me at rmoecia@gmail.com so they can be added to Emilia's Page.

New Officers 2022

The following is a list of officers beginning January 1, 2022:

  • Adam Mahon, President
  • Andy Ginella, 1st Vice President
  • Mark Capuano, 2nd Vice President
  • Leo Fernandez, Secretary
  • Forest Tolfo, Treasurer
  • Bob Rosetta, Trustee
  • Frank Rinalli, Trustee
  • Steve DiPietro, Trustee
  • Mark Mahon, Trustee
  • Dick Moecia will continue as webmaster for the internet site.