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.        


Committee Finalizes Plans for 10th Annual Nancy McCormick Volleyball Tournament


Committee members met recently to finalize plans for the 10th Annual Nancy McCormick Volleyball Tournament that will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Dunmore High School.

The tournament is hosted each year at Dunmore High School during Memorial Day Weekend by a group of family and friends of the late Nancy McCormick.  Nancy was a teacher, loving wife, and mother of five who died from colon cancer.

A portion of proceeds from the tournament supports the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s Patient Navigation Program. The Patient Navigation Program helps low income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals in northeast Pennsylvania receive necessary breast, cervical, and colon cancer screenings.

To date, the tournament has raised approximately $30,500 for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.  The Cancer Institute invests 100% of its resources locally.

For more information on this event, please visit nancy-mccormick-memorial.ticketleap.com.

From left to right: Karen Saunders, president of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute;  and Nancy McCormick Committee members- Frank Rainey, Jan Needham, Adam McCormick, Cara Zayac McCormick, Calin Ann Jude McCormick and Shamus McCormick.

Committee members absent from photo: Ann Tomasello, Colleen Ross, Margy Rainey and Erin Kreis.

Dunmore Seniors Busy in Summer Months

By Steve Svetovich

The Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe, located at 1414 Monroe Avenue, has been buzzing in the summer months.

A highlight in July was the Dunmore Small Business Days and Open House. The event was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. There were free refreshments and door prizes during the three-hour event.

Big Bingo, with the winner taking all was held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8. All monies collected were given out in prizes. The more who played, the better the prizes. Regular bingo continues every Monday.

Janine Holder of the Attorney General’s Office came to the Dunmore Activity Hub at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8  Her discussion was very informative and helpful to the seniors.

The Farmer’s Market Voucher Day was held Tuesday, July 14. Lunch was served during the event.

The Site Council meeting was held at 10 a.m on Tuesday, July 21. Seats were open on the Council at that time.

Congressman Matt Cartwright’s office personnel were at the Dunmore Activity Hub on Wednesday, July 29. The staff discussed senior citizen issues.

The Wii Bowling Tournament began on Tuesday, July 7, and will run through the rest of the summer months. The winner with the highest total score and the winner with the highest total average will receive $25 certificates. If you miss a day, you can make it up on a Friday.

Other activities held in the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe in July included crafts, speakers, chair exercise group, Bible Study, Wii Brain Academy, Blood Pressure alternate Tuesdays, volunteer time stretching, oil painting, yoga and Stretchin’ with Gretchen.

State Representatives Farina and Flynn also hosted a shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 18 at at Scranton High School. The event was open to all.

Jeanne Hugenbruch is executive director of the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe. “Enjoy the summer weather and keep on joining us for the summer activities at the Hub,” she said. “We have a lot to offer.”

Shirley Martinelli is reservationist at the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe. Carol Angerson is lead volunteer. Lottie Collins is site council president. Toni Powell is kitchen coordinator.

For more information on the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe and its programs, call 570-207-2662. The Fax number is 570-207-2640.

The Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe for Seniors is a non-profit agency supported in part through the Lackawanna County Area on Aging, the Dunmore borough and the fundraising efforts of the Senior Site Council and the Board of Directors.