UNICO Members Plan Annual Golf Tournament

UNICO Golf Tournament

Planning for the Keystone UNICO Golf Tournament is in “full swing”.  This year Tech42 is partnering with Keystone UNICO and the Greater Scranton YMCA to make this years tournament an even greater success.  The kick off meeting was recently conducted at the YMCA in Dunmore.  

The Captain and Crew Tournament will be conducted on June 4 with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at the Sand Springs Golf Course in Drums.  The registration fee of $90 includes continental breakfast, greens fees, golf carts, beer, soda, water and hot dogs during play and a gift for each golfer.  

Game prizes will include “Hole in One” sponsored by R.J. Burne Cadillac, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Longest Drive for Seniors.  The tournament will conclude with a Luncheon and Program.  This tournament benefits the Greater Scranton YMCA and local Keystone UNICO Scholarships.  

Reservations should be made by May 26 with checks payable to Keystone Chapter UNICO and sent to Val Riggi, Keystone UNICO Treasurer, 1905 Cleveland Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  For further information, contact Tournament Chairman Ernie DeStefano at 885-1362 or 343-4517.  Keystone UNICO is a 501c3 Not for Profit Organization.  


Planning Committee Members present at the initial meeting are, seated from left: Cathy Bianchi, Keystone Chapter UNICO President; Jennifer Kern, Tech42 Marketing Coordinator; Trish Fisher, CEO Greater Scranton YMCA. Standing from left are:  David Abdalla, Tech42 Customer Relationship Manager; Ray Tropeano, Tournament Chairman Ernie DeStefano, UNICO District Governor Mark McDade, Valerie Riggi and John Mecca, all Keystone Chapter UNICO; Rich Surridge, CFO Greater Scranton YMCA; Tom Carlucci, Keystone UNICO; and Bob Taylor, Tech42 Director of Operations.        


Annual O’Malley Easter Party Set for Sunday, April 9th

O'Malley Easter Party

The 18th annual O’Malley free Easter party will be held on Sunday, April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Keyser Valley Community Center located on the corner of Keyser Ave. and Jackson Street in Scranton.

Children from preschool to fifth grade are all welcome to meet the Easter Bunny, Chuck E. Cheese, and Andy the Aardvark from Texas Roadhouse. There will be a picture with the Easter Bunny, Goodfella’s Pizza, orange drink, a half pound chocolate bunny, a McDonald’s cheeseburger & fries coupon, a free kids meal from the Texas Roadhouse, Utz potato chips, and a Krispy Kreme donut.

Reserve by April 6 by calling 570-346-1828 and leave a message of number of children attending.  Please RSVP by April 6, 2017.

Shown from left are: Vincent O’Malley, Patrick O’Malley, Keith Oleski, Gene Widdick, Mary Jo Noone, James Barrett, Vanessa Thomas, Jay Scheckman, and Patrick O’Malley, Sr.


Friends of The Arc Auxiliary welcome new members

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The Friends of The Arc Auxiliary Board welcomed new members Mary Theresa Montoro, Maryann Schlesser and Liz Toms at a recent meeting. The ladies discussed upcoming events and plans for the upcoming “Night at the Races” fundraiser which will be held on Friday, Nov. 4.  For more information, please call (570) 346-4010.

Shown, seated from left: Eileen Williams, vice president; Corolla Sawka, president; Carol Burke, corresponding secretary, and Betsy Youngblood, recording secretary.

Standing:  Eileen Rempe, Arc Dir. P.R./Development; Sara Wolff, Betty Moreken, Ann Hoffman, Mary Theresa Montoro, Jeanne Gardier, Liz Toms, Peggy Tenelly, Jean Biggar, Helga Harrington, Linda Kusy, Mary Murphy Fox, and Maryann Schlesser