The club is collecting toys for Toys For Tots, and they can be dropped off at Pappalardo’s Pizza Cove in Massapequa.

Our MFer 2022 Lottery Calendars are in and they look great! Thank you to the Brothers who sold/took ads. They make excellent stocking stuffers at $20. If you have lucky numbers and want to get them early contact Kevin McClorey

Together, For Good.

The Massapequa-Farmingdale Men’s Club, Inc. was formally incorporated in the spring of 2017, but its origins and the inspiration for its existence go further back than that.

Our story

The men of the Farmingdale and Massapequa communities, served by the Farmingdale, Massapequa and Plainedge school districts, are an active group with diverse interests, and have been for many years. They were responsible for forming many organizations that helped define and develop the community including youth sports leagues, scout troops, local chapters of national and international organizations (like Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, and Elks), local posts of veterans’ organizations, civic associations, and chambers of commerce. They also served as elected officials at the local, town, county, state and federal level. But until 2017 their efforts were never brought together under “one roof.”

The women of Farmingdale also have a rich history of actively promoting civic, educational, and social interests, and under the leadership of Abigail E. Leonard they organized The Women’s Club of Farmingdale on March 7, 1913. They have been a positive force in the community for more than 100 years. Their existence and activities gave rise to Tom Sabellico’s idea to form an organization – The Men of Farmingdale. He discussed the idea with several friends (including Bob Diamond, Dan Kornfeld, and Joe Pappalardo), and as the idea developed, friends from the Massapequas wanted to be included and felt that there was a natural connection.

So, with a nod to The Women’s Club of Farmingdale, and as a tribute to all the service provided to the Farmingdale and Massapequa communities by its men for many years, The Massapequa-Farmingdale Men’s Club, Inc. was formed on May 24, 2017. Its first meeting was attended by its dozen founding “brothers” in the conference room of the North Massapequa Fire Department. The Club now has more than fifty members, and although its ability to meet regularly has been hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Club has continued to serve the community, with activities including food drives to support local food banks, scholarships for local high school seniors, and support for those in need in the community.

Updates & Happenings

We are collecting Toys for Tots as part of the US Marines’ annual effort. You can help by dropping off an unwrapped new toy at our collection box at Pappalardo’s Pizza Cove.
This year, more than ever, families are struggling to celebrate the holidays. As we have in the past, the MFers are willing to help any family in need make the holidays brighter. IF YOU KNOW OF ANY FAMILY THAT IS NEED PLEASE BRING THEM TO MY ATTENTION. WE WILL HELP, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. NO ACKNOWLEDGMENT NECESSARY.
For the third consecutive year, Brother Mike Goldberg and his committee are working to select three scholarship winners (one from each area high school). We can fully fund these scholarships through the Lucky Boxes at $20 a box, drawing to be held Jan 2nd. There are only about 20 boxes left! See sheet attached. (Highlighted boxes indicate they have been paid) Please support our Scholarship effort by taking a box
At our September meeting, we voted to establish a scholarship in honor of Joe Belesi. Dan Kornfeld is serving as the Chair of that committee. Please see flyer attached and contact Dan so we can honor the memory of an American hero.
We voted to honor the life of another of our founding brothers, Frank Grella, by naming our Annual Holiday Dinner after him and establishing a scholarship in his name. Unfortunately, the Dinner had to be cancelled, BUT, Scholarship Chairman Kevin McClorey has been very active and people have responded generously to help us fund this scholarship. See flyer attached.
We have had only one meeting over the past eight months, and have not collected monthly dues. In an effort to sustain our treasury, we are running a Pick Three Raffle. There are 1,000 chances, at $10 a chance. The number you get is good for the entire month of February. If the NYS Lottery number for any day in February matched your number you win $50. If it matches on Valentine’s Day, the prize is $100. Although tickets can be sold up until Jan 31, consider picking up some tickets now. At $10 a pop they make great stocking stuffers, giving the recipient 28 chances to win! Contact Kevin by cell/text at 516-313-3459 to get tix!
One of our founding brothers, Trustee RALPH RAYMOND, as you know is active in the Fire Service and through ut the community. During this past year, in his role as Deputy Commissioner of the Town Department of General Services, Ralph has spearheaded the Town’s Covid-19 Response Team, and he has done a tremendous job in protecting the workforce! Thanks RALPH!
Another of our founding brothers, Secretary DAN KORNFELD, is also very active in the community. Recently, Dan completed 15 years of service on the Board of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce and was rightly recognized for his contributions to the community. Congrats DAN!