Organizing Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade Since 1979
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CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS
• NIAA General Meeting The next Nutley Irish General Meeting will be on October 16, 2014 at 8pm.
The October Meeting will be at our normal location of the VFW on Washington Ave in Nutley at 8pm. This is a very exciting meeting for the trustees as we will be able to present to the members the 2015 Nutley St. Patrick’s Day Parade Dignitaries. It is very important to the Trustees that the Members are the first people to know who the dignitaries are before they are announced to the public, so please join us in welcoming our new and very deserving group of dignitaries. They will be introduced to the town at the Night at the Races on November 15th.
As always, new members are always welcome.
• NIAA Night at the Races
PLEASE NOTE: The Night at the Races Fundraiser has changed dates and location. This year’s fundraiser will now be taking place at the Brook Tavern on Franklin Ave in Nutley on November 15th.
This fun interactive fundraiser was a big success last year and we are looking for a team of people to help make this year’s event just as successful! We are looking for volunteers to “Sell Horses” for the night of the race. Horses are $25 and you get to name your horse and it’s jockey. If your horse wins the race on 11/15, then you win a $50 gift card! There will also be betting that night on the horses. We are also accepting donations of things that could be prizes. This can be anything from a $10 gift card to an entire raffle basket. Please try to come and bring friends, since this will be our primary fundraiser this year. If you would like to get involved and help with the event, people are needed to help gather gifts, sponsors, and sell horses in advance, and we will also need help on the night of the event. Please email Shane McClafferty to get involved: ShaneMcClafferty@lycos.com
• John V. Kelly Memorial Foundation Dinner
The John V Kelly Memorial Foundation will be having their annual dinner at Nanina’s in the Park on Wed Nov 12th at 6:30pm. This years Honorees include Mary Ellen Clyne from Clara Maass Hospital, Nutley teacher and Director of Nutley FCA JD Vick, and the Nutley Third Half Club. Tickets are $85 and will be available to members for $60. If you are interested, please contact Tom McEnery.
• 2015 Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade
The Nutley Irish Officers and Trustees met in August to start the planning for the upcoming parade season. Its hard to believe that its time to start planning already! The Grand Marshal Dinner will be on January 30th at Nanina’s in the Park. The entertainment will once again be Celtic Cross and is being generously donated by one of our sponsors. This year’s Parade will be held on March 7 stepping off at promptly 1pm. The parade will once again be starting at Holy Family Church and ending in front of John Walker middle school. We are trying to pump up our participation, so if you have any groups that would like to march, please let us know. Post Parade Party will immediately follow the parade, and more information on that will be provided when the details are finalized.
Congrats to our Nutley Irish Scholarship Recipients. This year we were able to award FOUR scholarships to the following Nutley High School Seniors. This year’s recipeints are Allison Connor, Brian Devine, Jenna O’Halloran, and Erin Toye. It took the scholarship committee many hours to determine the winners this year, and all four are very deserving. We wish them luck this semester! • Food Pantry Please don't forget to bring in non-perishable non expired food for the St.Mary’sfood pantry. Food donations are always in high demand.