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Scecina Community Enjoys Club 53

Club 53, Scecina Memorial’s signature fundraising event, has happened again. This calendar year, as you probably realize, Scecina Memorial held Club 53 twice. Since the debut of Club 53 in 2011, the event has been held in the springtime. However, for the school, spring and summer are event-heavy (with school events plus Mothers’ Day, Memorial Day, Commencements, graduation parties, etc.)

Therefore, there has always been a desire to switch Club 53 to the fall. Yet making the transition would involve holding the event twice in the same calendar year—a scenario that many thought had some risks.

In April 2014, 344 people attended Club 53. Six months later, in November 2014, 460 people attended the event, which means that the event saw a 34 percent increase in attendance.

Recognizing the effort that it took to switch the event from the spring to the fall, President Joe Therber thanked the Advancement Team “for its belief, hard work, and teamwork that ensured an enjoyable and successful evening for the Scecina community.” He noted that “many other members of the staff and many students, alumni and parents volunteered to help in important ways prior to and during Club 53.”

Bob Golobish, Vice President of Advancement, credited the success of the event to the committed volunteers who sold tickets, strong sponsor support, creative social media and email campaigns, and a lot of people – staff and volunteers – working really hard to make it happen.

Club 53 raises funds to support tuition assistance, student life, and athletic programs at Scecina Memorial. The event brings together alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends to socialize, listen to live music, enjoy local food and beverages, win cash door prizes, and bid on exciting auction items, all in a relaxed environment. The event on Saturday, November 15 featured live music from LemonWheel, one of the city’s top cover bands.

Special thanks to:

  • Theresa (Ritzi) Mayer ’84, Ticket Sales Committee Chair
  • Judy (Joson) Higgins ’84, Silent Auction Chair
  • Julanne Sausser, Event Setup Committee Chair
  • Chuck Markey, ’64, Markey’s Rental and Staging
  • Paul Murphy, ’93, Shiel Sexton
  • Tom Branson ’01, Event Coordination
  • Gia Spaulding, Event Coordination

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

  • 317 Tickets
  • Deering Cleaners
  • Entheos Architects
  • Exterior Building Products
  • Marian University
  • New Jerseys
  • Reece Rebholz Co. Inc.
  • Jacobs Law

Bronze Sponsor

  • Josten’s

Lighted Signs

  • Bev’s Lighted Logos

Food & Drink Partners:

  • Steer-In
  • Papa Roux
  • Jockamo Pizza
  • Dufour’s in Irvington
  • Flat 12 Bierwerks
  • Easley Winery
  • People’s Brewing Co.
  • Coca-Cola
  • Zink Distributing Company


2 comments (Add your own)

1. Barbara Timpe '70 wrote:
My husband Pat, my sister Maggie Miller '67 and myself had a great time at Club 53. I had not attended before and had not been back in the school in years. It looks fantastic! I see great things ahead for Scecina in the coming years. Go Crusaders!9

Wed, November 19, 2014 @ 2:06 PM

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