UNICO Highland
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The Largest Italian American Service Organization in the United States

"Service Above Self"

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What is UNICO?

UNICO was founded on October 10, 1922 in Waterbury, Connecticut. A group of 15 men, led by Dr. Anthony P. Vastola, came together to create what has become a very special and very proud organization. It was Dr. Vastola's dream to create an Italian American service organization to engage in charitable works, support higher education, and perform patriotic deeds... click here to read more...

U - Unity

N - Neighborliness

I - Integrity

C - Charity

O - Opportunity


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Message from our President

"The first line of our UNICO NATIONAL Mission Statement reads: “To promote and enhance the image of Italian Americans.” Our Highland Beach Chapter, in the name of Italian Americans, has and will continue to support our local and scholarship programs, the music therapy program at St. Mary’s Medical Center and local food charities. But this year is unique! Our image is under attack. This presents us with a more global challenge, where we, as an organization and its members must rise up to PROMOTE and PROTECT the image of Italians as Americans. Our Italian heritage and its past contributions are now under a violent attack from those who would lie about and destroy that heritage. One of my goals this year will be to work with UNICO National and local entities to insure our heritage is truthfully defended, while we continue our vibrant past local initiatives."

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Board Members

Giulia Merklein

Lisa Marie Browne
1st Vice President

Cleve Guy

Patricia Savides
Sargent at Arms

Frank LoRe
District Governor and PCP

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335 East Linton Blvd.
Suite B-14 / PO Box 2058
Delray Beach, FL 33483

We are a Registered 501 (c) 3 organization.