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UNICO was founded in 1922 in Waterbury, CT by a group of professional Italian-Americans who were denied membership into a local service organization.  They created UNICO to raise promote and preserve the Italian-American culture while doing charitable works in their community. The motto of UNICO is "Service Above Self".  Since then, UNICO has developed into the largest Italian-American Service Organization in the United States of America. Currently, there are over 5,500 members in chapters in 19 states. 

Waterbury is the "Birthplace of UNICO" and is the largest of the 6 Chapters in Connecticut District I. There are 3 Districts in CT. Each Chapter has a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and other officers. 

Each District has a District Governor to oversee the Chapters. The District Governors report to a Regional District Governor who in turn report to the National Officers. CT-I consists of Ansonia/Derby, Bridgeport, Darien, Oakville/Watertown, Stamford and Waterbury. 
 2015-2016 Officers

Dr. Ann Walko
National President
Robert Tarte
Eastern Regional District Gov.

Francine J. Nido
CT-I District Governor

Waterbury Chapter
Frank Travisano - President
Louis Gelada Jr.- Vice President
Bianca Daniels - Secretary
Lia Ursini- Treasurer
Dianne Minardo - Financial Secretary
Rev. Ronald Ferraro - Chaplain
Tim Clark - Sargeant At Arms

Board of Directors
Toni Beccia - Tom Buzzelli - Peter Ciullo
Joanne D'Angelo - Martin DeSomma
Bob Gerace - Don Mancuso -  Francine Nido 
Carmine Paolino - Joan Pesce-Veneziano  Robert Rinaldi  
Frank DePaola- Member Emeritus
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