About the Club

Officers:
Erik Kingham - President
Kevin Ames - Vice President
Eddie Finn - Vice Presedent
 
Rich Nieva - Basketball Commisioner

The Nativity Men’s Club

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Men’s Club is to bring the members of Nativity Parish (Church and School) closer together through a series of social events where the focus is on community building, not fundraising.

History and Accomplishments

This incarnation of the Men’s Club (old Dad’s Club) was started in August, 2001. Social events have tended to follow the school calendar (September – June).

School Year 2001/2002 (Pat O’Hare, President) – Back-to-School Pasta Dinner, Pancake Breakfast, St. Paddy’s Dance, Giants Tailgate. Approximately 945 parishioners attended these four events.

School Year 2002/2003 (Pat O’Hare, President) – Back-to-School Pasta Dinner, Pancake Breakfast, Giants Tailgate, Monsignor’s Welcoming Dinner. Approximately 1,100 parishioners attended these four events.

School Year 2003/2004 (Pat O’Hare, President) – Back-to-School Pasta Dinner, Pancake Breakfast, Stanford Tailgate (baseball), Sisters of the Presentation Going-Away Dinner. Approximately 835 parishioners attended these four events.

School Year 2004/2005 (Greg Ramos, President) – Back-to-School Dinner and Movie Night, Father Davenports 80th Birthday Bash, Crab Cioppino Dinner, Pancake Breakfast, Giants Tailgate. Approximately 1,200 parishioners attended these five events.

School Year 2005/2006 (Pat O’Hare, President) – Back-to-School Dinner and Movie Night, Parish Pancake Breakfast, Crab Cioppino Dinner, BBQ Rib Dinner. Approximately 810 parishioners attended these 4 events.

School Year 2006/2007 (Russ Castle, President) – 50th Anniversary BBQ, Crab Cioppino Dinner. Approximately 700 parishioners attended these 2 events.

School Year 2007/2008 (Paul Hernandez, President) – Back-to-School Dinner and Movie Night (October 2007), Altar dedication (April 2008), Monsignor’s 30th Anniversary Dinner (May 2008). Approximately 800 parishioners attended these 3 events

School Year 2008/2009 (Paul Hernandez President) – School rededication BBQ with the archbishop in attendance (250 people), Movie Night (125 people), PTG Pancake Breakfast (150 people),

Father Davenport’s 60th year in the priesthood dinner (300 people), Crab Cioppino Dinner (325 people).

BBQ Rib Night (395 people). Approximately 1600 parishioners attended these 6 events

Membership

Membership into the Men’s Club is open to any male, 21 years of age or older, who is involved with Nativity Parish. There are currently 100 people on the email roster and there’s an active membership of 30-40 (consistently attend meetings, help at functions).

Meetings are held monthly starting off with a casual dinner followed by the meeting proper. There is a $5 dues payment at each meeting to help cover the cost of dinner.

Positive Attributes of the Men’s Club

  • We’ve built an established group and our functions generally have a very strong turnout. We’ve hosted over 4,000 people since our inception!

  • We focus on family functions, never charging more than is needed to cover the cost of the event and to keep a balance for future events. We’re not here to raise money but to bring people together.

  • It’s brought a lot of men together and created some strong friendships.

  • We’ve built a strong foundation upon which we can now expand into the Parish.

Past Attendance Breakdown by Function

September 2001 – June 2002

Pasta Dinner – 305

Pancake Breakfast – 250

St. Paddy’s – 140

Giants Tailgate – 250


September 2002 – June 2003

Pasta Dinner – 315

Pancake Breakfast – 200

Giants Tailgate – 250

Monsignors Dinner – 400


September 2003 – June 2004

Pasta Dinner – 300

Pancake Breakfast – 150

Stanford Tailgate – 100

Sisters Dinner – 285


September 2004 – June 2005

Movie Night – 275

Father Davenports Dinner – 375

Crab Feed – 150

Pancake Breakfast – 200

Giants Tailgate – 200


September 2005 – June 2006

Pasta Dinner – 250

Pancake Breakfast – 150

Crab Feed – 160

BBQ Rib Dinner – 250


September 2006 – June 2007

50th Anniversary – Approx 550 dinners served based on plate count

Crab Feed – 150


September 2007 – June 2008

Movie Night – 150

Altar dedication - 100

Monsignor’s 30th Anniversary BBQ – Approx 550 served



September 2008 - June 2009

School Rededication - Archbishop in attendance, 250 people served BBQ

Movie Night - 125 people in attendance. Burgers & hotdogs served.

PTG Pancake Breakfast – 150 people served

Fr.Davenport’s 60th Anniversary Dinner

December 13, 2008 - 300 people in attendance. Rib Roast, corn soufflé, roasted potatoes

March 14, 2009 – Crab Cioppino Fest. 325 attended, Pasquale Esposito performed with 2 other musicians

May 16, 2009 – Rib BBQ 395 attended


September 2009 – June 2010

Movie Night 225 people attended (Wizard of Oz)



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