• NIAA General Meeting The next Nutley Irish General Meeting will be on September 17, 2015 at 8pm.
As always, new members are always welcome.
• 2016 Parade Queen
The Nutley Irish American Alliance (NIAA) is currently looking for a Queen for their 38th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 on Franklin Avenue, Nutley. They are looking for a woman who is at least 21 years old and of Irish heritage. The Queen Application is available HERE, which can be downloaded and mailed to NIAA, PO Box 22, Nutley, NJ 07110. You can also complete the online version by clicking HERE. The Queen and the other parade dignitaries will be honored and presented at the annual Grand Marshal Dinner, held in February 2016 at Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville. The deadline for the application for Queen is September 30, 2015. Any questions can be directed to (973) 667-0776.
• Night at the Races
We will once again be hosting the NIGHT AT THE RACES! This year, the event will take place on November 14 at the Nutley Elks. For those unfamiliar with the Night at the Races, we will be playing a DVD (never been opened) of a horse race from an undisclosed location on an undisclosed date. The horses can be purchased for $25 and you can name the horse and jockey. As an owner, if your horse wins, you automatically win a $50 Visa Gift Card. The horses will also be running odds. People can gamble on the horses to win as if they were at the racetrack. There is no cover charge for this event. All winnings can be exchanged for raffle tickets that can be used to win great prizes. Donations will also be accepted for prizes. If you have a prize to donate or would like to purchase a horse, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• College Scholarships
The Nutley Irish is proud to run the Nutley St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but we are just as proud of all the philanthropic work that we do within the Nutley Community as well. This year, we are proud to say that we will be awarding 3 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to 3 deserving high school seniors in Nutley. The John V. Kelly Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Tyler Ross. The Ann P. Keating Scholarship has been awarded to Victoria Kealy and a Nutley Irish Scholarship has been awarded to Brianna Connor. Each one of these students is extremely deserving of their scholarships. We would like to thank them for their service to the community and congratulate them on their accomplishments. Best of luck to them at college in the Fall! We thank our members and our Sponsors for making these scholarships possible through their generous donations throughout the year.
• Trustee Elections
We would like to congratulation the winners of last month’s Trustee Elections. There were 4 Trustee spots that were open, and the winners of the election were Mary O’Connell, Joe Castles, Brenda Sherman, and Steve Tucholski. A Trustee’s term is for 3 years, and we wish them the best of luck with their term. At this month’s Trustee Meeting, the Trustees will vote on Officers, and they will be announced at the meeting. The Trustees will also meet in August to discuss 2016 dignitaries. If you have any suggestions for dignitaries, please contact any officer or trustee.
• 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.
September 30, 2015 Parade Queen Application Deadline
October 25, 2015 John V. Kelly Shillelagh Club 3-6pm November 14, 2015 Night at the Races Nutley Elks January 29, 2016 NIAA Grand Marshal Dinner Nanina's in the Park March 5, 2016 NIAA St. Patrick's Day Parade 1pm