Unico Chapter of Orange West Orange of UNICO NATIONAL has been serving the Communities of Orange and West Orange for over 50 years.

We are a service organization that has raised funds for scholarships for the children of our communities. We have contributed to many of the town's special projects such as creating a Garden for students with learning disabilities in Degnan Park, contributed funds for the local West Orange Girl Scouts to attend the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Girl's Scouting, and the recognition of our town's athletes at the annual Sport's Breakfast to name a few of our projects.  

This past year we assisted and supported the town;s Italian teachers and helped gain support for the Italian language program in our middle school

The Jewel of what we do is seeing the smiles on our seniors' faces as they are honored at our yearlyScholarship dinner.  Our organization promotes values of service; our motto is "Service above Self".

Please ask about our group and please join us by supporting our Events.   

Frank Paolercio, Sr.

President 2016-2017


Up Coming Chapter Events

The following is a list of upcoming events for our chapter.  Please mark your calendars and join us at these events!


July 20, 2016,           OWO UNICO Bocce Night

 The Chapter's Annual Bocce Night will  once again hold our chapter's Tournament at the Panevino Bocce Courts on Route 10 East, Livingston, NJ   

For more information, please contact Chairperson - Joseph Tringali This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." title="Bocce Chair"> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 27th - July 31, 2016, UNICO National Convention

This year’s UNICO National Convention will be held in Cambridge, Maryland.  Please see National site for more information.  Book your room early.  



Jimmy V Foundation Bocce Tournament 

The District XI Of UNICO National will host the Annual Bocce Tournament benefiting the Jimmy V Foundation at the Montville, NJ bocce courts.  September 25, 2016.   TBA

September 25, 2016.   At The Montville Community Park offf of Changebridge Road. Montville
Please contact Frank Paolercio This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about signing up a team for this great


Please join us as Orange West Orange partners with another West Township  West Essex as we raise monies for our Children/Students living in West Orange.  Our partnership will help provide the monies/funds for scholarships that we need to help our Mountaineers to attain their dreams.

UNICO Orange West Orange Chapter in Partnership with West Essex Chapter Carnival to be held at the Henderson Drive Soccer Field  West Caldwell, NJ

Contact information:  Frank Paolercio 908 531 4379 and Ken Broderick 862-324-3038


General meeting Wednesday, Every third Wednesday 6:00 PM Contact: Ken Broderick, House Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Italian-Americans  Bring, a friend. Dinner is $36/person fixed menu.  RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Carnival returns to our new location:  Henderson Dr.off of Passaic Avenue West Essex, NJ  May 19th to the 23rd      No admission, Plenty of food, rides, and games.  All donations will support UNICO scholarship funds for both chapters  Orange West Orange and West Essex Chapters,  Mark the dates May 19th,20th,21st, 22nd, and 23rd.

June General Meeting will be our Annual Scholarship Award Dinner

June 15, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Scholarship Awards Dinner

The 2016 OWO UNICO Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, @ 7 pm at Mayfair Farms.

Please mark the date on your calendars.  

For more information, please contact Frank V Gonnella for attendance and ticket information  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

43rd Annual Sport's Breakfast February TBA Sunday

Special Guest Speaker:  

To be held at the Tarnoff Cafeteria at the West Orange High School, Comforti Avenue  Doors open: 10 AM

More Information to follow regarding Ticket Prices and sponsorship. Chairperson; Robert Parisi and Sponsorship Chair: Anthony Vecchio

Tickets are $10.00  Come and join the community in Honoring our Students athletes who are are the heart of their teams







Unico District XI

District News:

To our District XI  New DG: Fred Mongelli

Slate of officers for the year 2016-2017:




District XI Governor   Fred Mongelli

1st Deputy District Governor  Gene Maddalena

2nd Deputy District Governor Bob Massella

1st Alternative District Governor  Vince Palumbo

2nd Alternative District Governor    Lou Mattiliano

District Meetings are every two months beginning in September, November, January, March, May, and July on the Third Thursday of the month.

July 21st, 2016


Scholarship Announcements

The 2015- 2016  Orange/West Orange UNICO Scholarship Applications are now available on the scholarship page of the website. These scholarships are open to all residents of Orange and West Orange and who are attending either West Orange, Orange or Seton Hall Prep high schools. The students DO NOT need to be of Italian Heritage.
In addition, there are many Undergraduate and Post-Graduate UNICO National Scholarships available.  These scholarships all have very specific requirements, so please refer to each application.  These applications are also posted on the scholarship page.

Frank V. Gonnella
Scholarship Chairman