President Joeseph Bloecker
Vice President Ken Giustino
Secretary Brian Matthews
Treasurer Marc Remmes
Sergeant at Arms Richard Weiss
Corresponding Secretary Patrick Moloney
THE MONTAUK FRIENDS OF ERIN was founded in 1962 as a civic and social organization. Their main purpose was to organize and raise funds for a St. Patrick's Day Parade that would bring the dreary winter to an end, and welcome spring with a joyous and festive Irish celebration. The Original 12 members would be very happy to see how their idea has prospered over the 40 plus years. It has been estimated that 40,000 spectators and supporters attend this annual event. The Parade is still our main goal, and the Friends have expanded their fundraising to meet the ever-escalating cost of putting on such an exciting event. We have also broadened our purpose to include scholarships for our outstanding students along with sponsoring little league activities for boys and girls and the organizations that we support or have supported in the past are:
This Parade is a community effort and could not be as successful without the support of the Town of East Hampton, Town Police, Montauk Fire Department, the Chamber of Commerce, and the entire business community along with all the volunteers who join in to complete the team.
But most of all we need you and your financial support. There are many costs in hosting a parade including: bands, reviewing stand, insurance, parade clean-up, etc...with the exception of the above mentioned support, all monies to pay for the parade come from individual contributions and Friends of Erin sponsored fundraisers.
Tax deductible contributions can be made by contacting the: