Our Story

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The year was 1988. It was agreed that we would be known as Pequannock UNICO. We received help from the Plainfield chapter in getting started. The first year there was no election of officers, but we all agreed that Ross Colletti would be President, Bob Lampione, Vice-President, Joe Carabello, Treasurer, Al Scrudato, the Recording Secretary and Mike Galiano, the Sergeant-at-Arms. Turn the page to the present and we now have over 75 members and have donated over $250,000 to various individuals and charitable causes throughout the years.

In early 1988, Joseph Carabello had a burning desire to form an Italian American Club. He began discussing his idea with Bob Lampione on the steps of Holy Spirit church. Bob said he was interested. It was discussed with Al Scrudato, Mike Galiano and Ross Colletti. Finally, Joe Carabello contacted Pat Vozo, who was active with Tri-Boro UNICO in Butler, NJ. Joe was asked to come along to a meeting and to bring along a few friends. After the meeting with Tri-Boro the decision was unanimous, this was the organization that we would be proud to be part of.

It was agreed that we would be known as Pequannock UNICO. We received help from the Plainfield chapter in getting started. The first year there was no election of officers, but we all agreed that Ross Colletti would be President, Bob Lampione, Vice-President, Joe Carabello, Treasurer, Al Scrudato, the Recording Secretary and Mike Galiano, the Sergeant-at-Arms.

Thus Pequannock UNICO was born!