Programs & Events
Norristown Men of Excellence, Inc. has provided the community with a variety of programs and events that have taken place throughout the Greater Norristown region. NMOE community based initiatives and activities aim to support the community as a whole, while promoting unity, success, growth, revitalization and a great quality of life within our municipality. NMOE programs, events and collaborations are diverse and reach a multitude of residents across various demographics. NMOE initiatives focus on the servicing of youth and adults in the region while also promoting collaboration amongst a variety of community, business and social partners.
The call to action is summed up in NMOE’s tagline – “Higher Standards, Higher Goals.” That call to action is supported by the Board and the membership, who operate at the highest levels of integrity and respect within the community. These men are proud of their community and proud of the accomplishments afforded to them in their lives. They recognize that while they have found success, many others within their community struggle day-to-day with social, economic, and education issues that threaten the community’s health and welfare. NMOE is also aware of the major improvement efforts taking place within the region and look to further expand and connect others to it. With drastic cuts in funding by municipal, state, and federal authorities for education and social programs, the need for a service organization like the NMOE is greater than ever before.
NMOE is an organization that is all about giving back while empowering residents to succeed. The word “Excellence” in the name of the organization was not chosen lightly. To serve one’s community with “excellence” sets the bar very high in terms of expectations. NMOE members, with their diverse backgrounds, have accepted the challenge of striving for excellence every day, and they intend to take the community with them.
NMOE Scholarship Fundraiser Event (May)
Norristown Men of Excellence hosts a yearly event with varying themes to raise money for youth scholarships. NMOE’s inaugural Scholarship Fundraiser was a Masquerade Ball at Norristown's Theatre Horizon in May of 2014 where Penn Liberty Bank served as the lead sponsor. Proceeds from the annual event go toward a monetary scholarship and technological device for two deserving Norristown Area High School seniors headed into a post-secondary education program. The Inaugural Masquerade Ball included a night of fine dining, networking and dancing in the beautiful Norristown theatre. The Scholarship Fundraiser Event is an annual NMOE event that will continue to support Norristown Area High School graduates as they look to further their education and academic achievements.
NMOE Free Football Clinic (June)
Norristown Men of Excellence in partnership with the Norristown Youth Eagles and Norristown Area High School Football programs run an annual football clinic for youth grades K-12 in Norristown the last Saturday of June each year. NMOE members along with community and high school coaches teach youth the fundamentals of football while breaking for a half-time lunch to discuss the importance of academics, community service and being a leader on and off the field. On average, the clinic serves 60-70 youth from Norristown and surrounding areas. State Farm has been a strong partner during year 3 and provided a financial literacy workshop to parents while their children participated in the clinic. June 2015 will be NMOE's 4th annual clinic and NMOE looks to expand and provide the best clinic yet.
NMOE Incite Institute (September - June)
Norristown Men of Excellence in partnership with the Norristown Area School District’s 21st Century Initiative run an after-school program for 36 middle school youth grades 5-8. The program consists of a variety of hands on and interactive activities focusing on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM), physical fitness, homework assistance, arts and crafts and life skills. NMOE staff meet with students four evenings during the week for a total of 3 hours each session at an accessible community location. Youth are also fed a healthy meal during their time at the program as it runs during peak dinner hours. NMOE works closely with the community youth from Norristown Area School District and aim to positively impact behavior, making healthy choices and improving grades and standardized test scores.
NMOE Annual Turkey Drive (November)
Norristown Men of Excellence along with local donors and supporters collaborate with the local school district and community at large in identifying disadvantaged families who could benefit from a Holiday meal. NMOE take to the streets every year and deliver 75-100 turkeys on Thanksgiving eve. NMOE also reach out to local community agencies and organizations in effort to collaborate with their efforts. 2014 was NMOE’s 3rd Annual Turkey Drive and the organization will continue to expand on the event in reaching more families in years to come.
NMOE Annual Awards Banquet (December)
Norristown Men of Excellence in partnership with community sponsors host an annual awards banquet acknowledging various individuals, groups and businesses throughout the greater Norristown region. The awards banquet honors recipients in several major areas for their commitment to excellence and service to the Norristown community. These awards include: Educator, Career Achievement, Community Organization, Business, Athletics Achievement, Young Achiever and Community Engagement. The event is held at Westover Country Club, which provides a top notch professional venue. NMOE hosted its 2nd Annual Awards banquet in December of 2014.