2017 Gold Medal
With more than 200 attendees, the UNICO Club of Southington awarded its
73rd Gold Medal during a dinner ceremony on May 16, 2018. Dr. Gino and Sandra Brino received the coveted honor, which has been awarded annually since 1945 to distinguished citizens in the Southington community.
Dr. Brino has been a UNICO member since 1987 – the same year he married his wife, Sandra – and is a former president. The couple are Southington natives and have two adult daughters.
A partner at Southington Family Dentistry, Dr. Brino participates in week-long dental clinics in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. The couple are perhaps best known in Southington for their work as mentors of Southington High School’s Robotics Team, the Cyber Knights, the town’s nationally recognized FIRST Robotics Team 195.
“Sandra and I believe in doing things that make an impact. It’s got to make an impact to a person or the world,” said Dr. Brino of the couple’s volunteer efforts.