Guarco elected UNICO governor

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Brian Guarco, UNICO’s new Eastern Regional District Governor, installs Joy Marx as the new president of UNICO’s Granby Chapter.

Brian Guarco, a longtime Granby resident and owner of State Line Propane/Oil, has been elected Eastern Regional District Governor by UNICO National, the nation’s largest Italian-American service organization. Guarco will assist and consult with all UNICO districts and chapters in the eastern U.S. from New England to Florida. He was one of the founders of the Granby Chapter of UNICO in 2002 and served as its first president. Since then the Granby chapter has grown steadily to more than 30 members and has donated more than $150,000 to local charities, scholarships and needy families in the Granby community. During the recent holiday season, Granby UNICO donated $10,000 in gift cards (food and clothing) and toys to 19 needy families and 46 children in Granby, assisted by Geissler’s and Bob’s Store, as part of its “Secret Santa” project.

Previously Guarco served four terms as district governor of the Conn. District 2, which includes chapters from Granby, Avon, Bristol, Southington, Torrington and Farmington. In 2014 he was named outstanding district governor in the country by UNICO National. He also serves on the board of directors of the Granby Chamber of Commerce and as state director for the Propane Gas Association of New England since 2013.

The Granby chapter recently elected its new officers who were installed in a ceremony led by Brian. Elected for two-year terms were: Joy Marx, president; Mike Antonucci, vice-president; Dick Briggs, secretary; and Mary Anne Guarco, treasurer.