We Are Officially Opening a New Site in Wakefield!
On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, the Club signed a lease with the Americal Civic Center. We are looking forward to offering high quality programming for children and adolescents in the community at this new location, starting this Fall. Check back through this month for more updates.
Unit Director Hired for Wakefield Club!
We are very happy to announce that Gene Dion
has been named the new Unit Director for the Wakefield Club.Gene is the former Director of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley. While at this Club Gene developed and implemented several National Award winning program in mentoring, anti-bullying, and the performing arts.
The Open Parks Program Has Arrived in Wakefield!
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9th Annual Bowl-a-thon
Join us: Sunday,
May 19th, 2013 10:00am –
Teams encouraged! Gather
friends, family & coworkers to join in the fun. Teams are limited up to 4
people playing during each game. Teams receive two strings of bowling each.
There is no limit for supporters and spectators!
Register your team or
yourselfby Friday, May 10, 2013. Visit our Club's event page: http://www.firstgiving.com/stonehamboysandgirlsclub/9th-annual-bowlathon and click on the Join Now button in the top-right area. You can also register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (include your team/captain name, your name, address, phone, and age). You can also register in person at the Stoneham Club: 15 Dale Court, Stoneham,
MA 02180 or at the Wakefield Bowladrome: 92 Water Street, Wakefield, MA 01880.
Collect pledges to
help support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield. A minimum of $25.00 per player or
$100.00 per team is encouraged. The bowler who raises the most money wins Red Sox tickets!
Make it interesting by
initiating a challenge to another team or group! Compete to see which group can form the
most teams, score the most points, raise the most money or all of the above. Game on for a great cause!
Create a fun team name, design your own shirts, or
show your team spirit in fun and creative ways.
Festival of Trees
at the Wakefield
For the first time, this year's Holiday
Stroll will feature a Festival of Trees! It
will be held in the Lincoln Street parking lot, in Wakefield. The Events Planning Committee
will provide the tree stands and an electrical source. All you have to do is
supply a decorated tree!
will accept trees from charities, businesses, teams of any kind! Trees can come
from families, friends, neighborhoods, clubs, churches, and civic groups.
is no entry fee. Tree decorating will begin at 1 P.M. and end by 3 P.M. At the event, raffle
tickets will be sold and people will put their tickets in a box next to their
favorite tree, in an attempt to win that tree! Proceeds to benefit the Boys &
Girls Club of Stoneham Wakefield Club.
is an opportunity to have fun, get in the holiday spirit and help open the
doors for our new Boys & Girls Club.
Meet Us at the Market!
Thanks to all of you who showed
support for the establishment of a Boys & Girls Club in Wakefield as an
extension of the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham by coming down to the Wakefield
Farmers Market to learn more about what we are doing, how you can
help, and our fundraising campaigns: Change
is good., Wakefield Club Founding Members, 2012 Club, and Jeremiah Milbank Society. Many of you picked up a free Change is good. jar to throw
your loose change into. It’s free, it’s
easy, it’s for a good cause and you can win prizes in the process! If you have any glass jars that you don’t
need and want to recycle, please rinse them out and bring them down to the manager's table or the Stoneham Club so that we can label them and put them to use as future Change is good. jars. Thanks to the best Farmers Market for hosting us this season!
Click Here to Learn more About the Farmer's Club
Festival Italia, Che Bel Giorno!
to the many people who stopped by our table on Albion Street during Festival
Italia! Depending on when you stopped by
you got the chance to chat with one of the Wakefield Club Committee members in attendance: George Getty, Bill Chetwynd, Bob Mailhoit,
Colleen Getty, Wendy Dennis, or one of the miniature Getty girls. Alice, Clara and Madeline had a festive time
while they enjoyed lemonade, cupcakes, popcorn, a trip to the bouncy house, a
song from Carmen the accordion player, and the occasional impromptu
balloon-sword fight. It was so much fun
and a wonderful way to continue to spread the word about the efforts to bring a
Boys & Girls Club to Wakefield.
Change is good.
Support our Change is good. campaign by picking up
your free jar and registering it so that you can throw your loose change in it
and then turn it in for a donation. Registered jars will periodically be entered into a drawing for
prizes. We will also keep you updated on
our progress and where we’ll be next.
The Savings Bank in Wakefield has offered
to count your change and turn in the donation to us for free, so when your jar
is full or even half-full you can bring it down to any Savings Bank branch for
will be at the Wakefield Farmer’s Market on June 23rd, July 21st, and September 22nd. So, be sure to visit us when you’re buying
your fresh veggies and sampling some gelato!
Great Time Had by All at the Comedy Event!
The Comedy Event, March 30, 2012, was a great night! The evening took place in Peabody and was held as a fundraiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham's establishment of a Wakefield Club and also for the Ryan Gillespie Foundation. There was a large turnout and generous support for both groups with over 500 people in attendance. Thank you to all the generous donors that made the night and our silent auction a success! Special thanks go to The Wakefield Savings Bank, The Leighton Family, The Metters Family, Senator Scott Brown, LongHorn Steakhouse, McGonagle School of Irish Dance, TS Target Sites, Claricode, College Guys Hauling Junk, Seafood Sam's, Sundae School, Kream 'n Kone, Ebb Tide Gift Shop, Yarmouth House Restaurant, & Harwich Junior Theatre.
To read a follow-up article and to see some
photos from the event, please click here.
12” Joins Us at the Dockside Restaurant to Support
the Effort to Establish a Boys & Girls Club in
Wakefield's own "Adam 12" (center) stopped into the Dockside Restaurant following his afternoon show on 101.7 WFNX Monday night to purchase his ticket for the March 30th Comedy Event and to have some food and drink to show his support for the establishment of a Boys & Girls Club in Wakefield. Wakefield Club Committee members Bill Chetwynd (left) and George Getty (right) were present to greet Adam and the other patrons who came out to dine at the Dockside where 10% of all purchases go toward the establishment of a Wakefield Club. Thanks Adam!
Thank you to all who
attended our Information Session!
December 14th, 2011, the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham welcomed all
who wanted to learn more about what a Club is about. While each individual Boys & Girls Club
varies in its structure and some of its programming, the hope was that the
evening would give visitors some insight into the overall mission of every Boys
& Girls Club in America. And that
mission is: To enable all young people, especially those who need us
most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible
Visitors went on tours of the Stoneham facility led by Club members, had
an opportunity to ask the staff questions, and enjoyed a brief presentation. Speakers included Gerry DeViller, Interim
Director; Anthony Guardia, Wakefield Committee Member; Michael Gugliotti, 2-year
Youth of the Year Finalist; and George Getty, BGCS Board Member & Wakefield
Committee Chair. It was a wonderful and
Thank you to Dunkin
Donuts in Wakefield and Stoneham Stop & Shop for providing us with hot coffee and
A special thank you
goes out to all those from the Wakefield community who attended, taking time out
to learn more about such an invaluable resource during the busy holiday season. We hope that you have a better understanding of what a Boys & Girls Club is and
that you continue to help us spread the word about this initiative.
To read a follow-up article about the
event, please click here.