Essex Community Club
Calendar of Events

ECC Home Page

Updated 1/22/2017  


Date Available ECC Coffee or After Hours
  Sponsors - Contact Melissa Chambers if you'd like to host an event!
Door Prizes of $ECC Currency
Refreshments Served

January 2017
Membership Drive
Dues for Sponsor & Associate Members are Payable in January
Submit Dues Prior to January 30th, 2017 for "ECC Currency" Drawing
 AUGUST 17, 2017 Membership Meeting
  7pm - Essex Community Room    
August 27, 2017 Miss Essex & Little Miss Essex Crowning!
2p.m. - Trojan Hall - Admission $1.00 all ages. 
This is the first 2017 Essex Labor Day event. 
Join us for the celebration & support of our local youth.
Complimentary refreshments served.
Entry forms are linked to the
Labor Day Schedule.
September 1, 2017 Labor Day Bleacher Set-Up
8:00a.m. - Friday Meet at Derby Track
Chair - Brian Kirchert - 712-370-6016
September 2 - September 4, 2017 Labor Day!!!!  
Join us for our GREAT BIG - Small Town Celebration!
September 5, 2017 Labor Day Bleacher Tear-Down
8:00a.m. Tuesday - Meet at Derby Track
Chair - Brian Kirchert - 712-370-6016
September 2017 ECC - Labor Day Wrap-Up Meeting
All ECC Members & Labor Day volunteers are invited to join us for
dinner & the ECC wrap-up report.
More details to come.
November 16, 2017 ECC Annual Meeting
  Trojan Hall
5:30 Registration 
  6pm Dinner, Meeting & Awards ~ RSVP by November 14
November 23, 2017 Happy Thanksgiving!
  Thanks to all of our  members who have volunteered time, given donations, or helped to spread the good news about ECC events!  Your dedication is truly appreciated!
December , 2017 Santa's Workshop
Trojan Hall ~ Come Visit Santa!   
Santa will arrive on his special sleigh at 9am. with workshop activities until 10:30am.
A special setting for photos with Santa....Bring your camera! (or we'll take pictures & post them for you to share!)
Face Painting & Decorate a Cookie
Books, Educational Toys, & Gifts for Sale with proceeds benefiting Essex Community Schools.....Great gifts for children, grandchildren, relatives, neighbors, & friends.
Watch a video with your friends, too!
Come for great shopping, your children's Christmas picture & community spirit. 
Kids ~ Letters to Santa are available to color & give to Santa!
Hot Cocoa & Holiday Punch Served.
  Sponsored by Essex Community Club, Tri-Valley Bank, Essex Community Schools, Essex Fire Fighters Assoc.

December 2017
Christmas Lighting Contest
  6pm - Judging Begins ~ No need to register, just turn lights on.
Categories:              ~ People's Choice Award Grand Prize
   ~ Holiday Theme Award               ~ Best Outdoor Tree or Yard Display
   ~ Best Use of Lights Award           ~ Business Award
   ~ Creativity Award                        ~ Visual Appeal Award
   ~Best Porch or Window Display    ~ Most Colorful Display
  $10 Currency to Winners in Each Category
$20 Currency Grand Prize
December 25, 2017 Merry Christmas!
  Giving feels great! 
Thanks to all ECC members who have given time, money, or shared ECC good news through conversation about our efforts in "Working for the Betterment of Essex, Iowa!"
December 31, 2017 ECC Currency - Redeem 2017 "ECC Currency" by this expiration date.
Volunteer Opportunities Labor Day - We are currently accepting assistance & vendor permits for 2018 Labor Day activities.  Event chairs are listed on the schedule.  Please contact the event chair or Labor Day Chair with questions or to offer help.  All 2018 Committees are open. As events are confirmed, they will be updated ~  Contact Melissa Chambers to volunteer to chair an event.  Visit the 2018 Working Schedule to view events as they are being confirmed.
April ??, 2018 Office Professionals Luncheon
  12Noon - Luncheon 
Held at Faith Evangelical Covenant Church
Menu & RSVP Date on flyer linked to event title.
RSVP by Friday, April ?? to 
May 2018 Plant Downtown Flower Pots
May 15, 2018
2018 Labor Day Events 
Sign up to host 2018 Labor Day events.
Vendor Chair, ___________________
ECC Director,
Melissa Chambers ~
May ??, 2018 Memorial Day Services 
11am ~ Essex Cemetery
Hosted by Essex American Legion and Auxiliary Post #333
May 2018
Grand Marshal Nominations
Submit names by May 31st via e-mail or post-mail to Melissa Chambers. ~ or ~ ECC P.O. Box 334, Essex, Iowa 51638
Please include 3-5 sentences why person (couple) is a good nominee.
June 2018 Grand Marshal Ballots Mailed
Voting by ECC Sponsor & Associate Members.
Membership is open to any individual, business, or organization. 
June 15, 2018
2018 Labor Day Event ~ Permit Forms Due 
All forms for Food & Beverage, Street Vendors & events due by this date;
intention to host the activity is due by May 15 - paperwork and payment due by June 15.
June __2018 Golf Outing 
American Legion Country Club, Shenandoah
Chairs ~ 
4:45-5:15pm Registration ~ 5:30pm Shotgun Start ~ 8pm Dinner Served
Register at Bank Iowa  712-379-3111  or   Tri-Valley Bank 712-379-2201    
Rain Date -                        
July 2018 Grand Marshal Ballots Due ??
Post mark by this date to be counted in tally.
 Tentative ?? Business Community Improvement - Grant Applications Due
All businesses in the Essex Community School District are eligible to apply.
Grant Application            Grant Letter