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Pelham Civic Association Expands Its Programs for 2020

By Joe Nunziata


The Pelham Civic Association, founded in 1939, is one of New York State’s most active charitable, volunteer organizations. Its mission is to assist the Youth, the Elderly, the Financially Needy, and the Mentally & Physically Challenged; to promote civic-minded involvement by the Association’s members; encourage community spirit and pride; and offer service, advice and support for a variety of community programs and other charitable causes. According to its newly elected President, Michael Ming, “As we enter our 81st year, we are proud to enhance our outreach to the community with broader programs, projects and events.” The new administration includes:


President                                  Michael Ming

VP/Fundraising                        Tim Case

VP/Strategy & Operations        John Boyce

VP/Community Programs         Rich Davidian

VP/Youth Programs                  Nick Senerchia

VP/Special & Social Programs  Chris D’Angelo

VP/Finance                              Dan McLaughlin


Career Workshops

In a joint venture with the Pelham Memorial High School Counseling Department, students are provided with presentations from working professionals from the community. This award-winning commitment is held in the High School’s Alumni Hall. Upcoming Career Workshops include: Technology (2/7), Politics and Civic Engagement (3/13), and Education (4/24).

Chair: Michael Clain

914-738-2528 michael@clain.net


Membership Committee

Throughout the year, the Membership Committee organizes informal gatherings for potential members to attend., providing opportunities to learn first-hand from Pelham Civic members the purpose, objectives, and volunteer programs and activities of the Pelham Civics.

Chair: John Boyce; 917-697-1681; membership@pelhamcivics.org


Programs for the Elderly

We provide continued support for the senior citizens in our community throughout the year,  with fun events and luncheons at the Daronco Town House.

Chair: Chris D’Angelo; 914-886-2852; chris.a.dangelo@gmail.com


Community Awards

Each school year, six Pelham Civic Association awards - value of $26,000 - go to students from Pelham who demonstrate civic leadership, volunteerism and charitable support. Applications Due Date TBD; Awards Assembly Date TBD, Middle School Gym.

Co-Chairs: Darrell Walsh:


Chris Constant: 917-532-7155;



Memorial Day Parade

In addition to marching, we fund and help arrange for U.S. Servicemen and Women to participate in the parade, providing them with transportation, breakfast and lunch.

Mon. May 25, 9am, Breakfast-Town House;11am Parade- Manor Club; Post Parade Lunch -Town H.

Chair: Joe Hall, 914-738-5578; jthallpilot@optonline.net


Summer Olympics

Every June we run a highly popular outdoor “Sports Day” for all Pelham children, grades K through 5 at Glover Field. It’s a day of fun events, free T-shirts, medals, photos, food and refreshments. In June. Date TBD Glover Field, 9am; Registration: 8am.    Chair: Carl Pannuti; 347-386-5926; cjpannuti@aol.com


Benefit Golf Outing

Our Annual Good Neighbor Benefit Golf Outing fuels our Good Neighbor Program. It iis a full day of golf, fun, food and beverages - concluding with cocktails, dinner and an exciting awards ceremony. Pelham Country Club. Date TBD.

Co-Chairs: Tim Case;  914-522-2052; tcase13@gmail.com

Geoff Allen- 614-464-7822; geoffroallen@icloud.com


Dinner-Dance Gala

Pelham’s “social highlight of the year,’’ our annual Gala raises funds for our programs, projects and events, and honors exemplary community volunteers as Persons of the Year. Fri., Nov 6, Glen Island Harbour Club

Chair: Michael Recca, 914-403-6522; michaelrecca@gmail.com


Pelham Half Marathon & 10K

The Pelham Half Marathon and 10K are community-organized races on Saturday, Thanksgiving weekend for families, enthusiasts, and competitive runners alike. A “small-town” race right next to NYC, it attracts hundreds of runners from the New York area, United States, and internationally. 100% of net proceeds benefit Civic’s programs and events in the Pelham community. Sat. Nov. 28, 8 to 11am, Town House

Chair: Todd Cross  917-734-3652; toddcross@pelhamcivics


Christmas Wrapping

Each year, members and their families gather at The Daronco Town House to wrap hundreds of Christmas gifts to be delivered to children and families in need. Sat. Dec. 5, Town House.

Chair: Nick Senerchia 914-447-5752; homeownerselectric67@gmail.com


Good Neighbor Program

Each Thanksgiving and Christmas, dinners are delivered to more than 100 area families as well as holiday presents to more than 150 Pelham children. Throughout the entire year, we quietly provide advice, support, and economic assistance to individuals and families with economic hardship.

Chair: Dr. Stanley Trocchia, 914-907-7818;  Stanley.trochhia@gmail.com


Help a Child, Change a Life Program

Winner of the prestigious Thomas B. Fenlon Award, this visionary initiative assists Pelham’s four elementary schools, Middle School and HS students from financially struggling families by providing access to learning tools, skill enrichment & social support programs throughout the year.

Chair: Rich Davidian; 914-552-0872; Richard.davidian1@gmail.com


Supporting the Mentally & Physically Challenged Special Needs

In addition to assisting in the creation of, and continual support of The Danny Fund for children of catastrophic illnesses, we assist USA Hockey’s New York Raptors - a special needs program for kids and adults with disabilities; and Cerebral Palsy of Westchester


Support of Community Programs

We actively support and co-sponsor many other organizations’ worthwhile community programs such as Calvary Hospital, Project Community, The Rotary Club of the Pelhams,  Pelham Together, Pelham Booster Club, Pelham Little League… and others.

For further information, visit their website at www.pelhamcivics.org, or contact Pelham Civic President Michael Ming: 914-714-0254;  michaelming@pelhamcivics.org