The Virginius D. Mattia Memorial Committee has begun its 2020 selection process. The annual award is given to individuals or organizations who demonstrate the volunteer spirit of Dr. Mattia, former president of Hoffmann LaRoche who died an untimely death in 1971, through dedicated community service.

Nomination forms are available at the Library, the Parks and Recreation Building and Town Hall, but a letter with pertinent information on a nominee is acceptable. Anyone previously nominated is eligible, but updated nominations are helpful. Persons running for public office are not eligible during an election year. The deadline for submissions is March 2 th , 2020. They can be emailed directly to: frcnutley@optimum.net or sent by mail to Sandra Carella, 19 Dogwood Lane, Nutley NJ 07110.

Nutley High School Students wishing to apply for the Mattia Scholarship ($3000) and for the Brigadier General John R. Jannarone Scholarship ($1000) should follow the standard school procedures. Nutley residents who attend high schools outside of Nutley may pick up the application forms at the high school and return the completed forms to the high school or mail to Joann Andriola, 610 Franklin Ave., Nutley, NJ 07110.

The Mattia Award and scholarship will be presented at the annual dinner to be held on Monday, May 4th at Nanina’s in the Park. Any questions may be referred to Tony Iannarone at 973-235-1065 or ajiannarone@aol.com.