|Five Core Areas … Five Reasons to Give!The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield & Family Center struggles, like all non-profit agencies, to match funding/revenues with operational expenses. We offer several fundraising events each year that help, but the most effective way that member families and the community at large can help is by contributing to the Club’s Annual Fund Appeal. The community at large is why the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield exists. We feel that the Club fills a very real need. Much of our success to date has been due to your generous support. The question asked most frequently by all who visit our brand new Clubhouse is, “how do you provide all this for only $125”? The simple answer is that we do not. The actual program cost is roughly $1,400 per member per school year. It is likely that the dues will increase in the future; how much they increase greatly relies on the success of each year’s Annual Appeal. We rely on you to help us bridge the gap between the actual cost per member and the membership dues. Many in our community can afford much more, but we must keep in mind that many cannot. If you can help, I ask you to do so now. I ask you, that if you value the Club in Marshfield as an asset to the community, as an asset to local families, and as an asset to you and your child; please step up and help us to continue delivering quality programming that truly makes a difference in the lives of families you know.
The Club programming revolves around Five Core Areas focusing on: Leadership; Education; Health; Arts, and Fitness. We believe that the offerings within the Five Core Areas present compelling reasons for you to consider a gift to our annual appeal. Your gift will be impactful to our young membership and ultimately our community by helping us to provide a safe, supervised, and affordable place for kids to go after school; with a caring adult staff. The Five Core Areas provide opportunities for our kids to set and achieve goals while having fun and forging lasting friendships.
Our programming is successful because we enjoy a dedicated and professional Staff who care about and build relationships with our/your kids. That is what makes the Club distinctive and special. Your gift will help to ensure that we fulfill our mission “to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders”.
I hope that you recognize the value of our Five Core Areas and the value that the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield brings to our community. I hope that you will help us to provide an environment that fosters relationships between caring and professional adults and the kids we serve. I hope that you will join us this year in supporting our growing club, our children and their families.
Please take a moment to click on “Donate Now – Five Reasons To Give” to make your gift today.
The Buck Stops Here ……. From the desk of Executive Director Jim Moriarty
The Club is all about camp – all our efforts are focused on camp registration and planning. Kathleen and her staff are planning a very busy and exciting summer for all our campers. Our camp registration is on-going Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm. In addition we will be holding a Saturday registration on May 11th from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m. The Club does accept vouchers for our summer program. All our registration materials are available on our website at www.marshfieldboysandgirlsclub.com.
I want to take a moment to say thanks to the following:
Ed & Rick Roche, Roche Bros, for serving as our Presenting Sponsor for our 8th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 28th at Crosswinds Golf Course. Golfers and Sponsors are needed. Please call Kathleen Newcomb or myself if you wish to sponsor or go to the website to register to golf.
Beth Griffin and Katie Carchia-Leishman for volunteering their expertise to run our Mommy & Me preschool gym program for the school year. The program was offered every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM with up to thirty-five little ones daily.
Glen Misiaszek for his expert work on our athletic field. Our field is looking very healthy thanks to his great work. Glen has nursed our field back to health from a very difficult start last year. Glen has used all his contacts to provide services and supplies as donations or at a minimal cost. Recently Glen spent the better part of a day with his assistant, Bill Whitaker, applying sand to our field. In addition he has worked weekends seeding and fertilizing the field. He is now working on repairing a water line for our irrigation system. I want to thank Charlie Bosworth, David A. Bosworth Company Inc. for donating three loads of sand with delivery. This is a very generous donation. In addition I want to thank Brian Roosevelt for transporting the equipment to spread the sand to and from the Club and Cohasset Country Club on his very own flatbed truck. I also want to thank William Hart, The Chas. C. Hart Seed Company for donating the seed. On another note Glen has donated a canvas tent and a golf cart for our summer camp operation.
Speaking of a tents and our summer camp, we took delivery of ten brand new picnic tables as a part of Joe Maresco’s (son of board member, Mike Maresco) Eagle scout project. We will use the tables and tent for programs, lunch and shade for the summer months. Joe will also be completing benches for our athletic field. Great Job Joe and troop 212 members and leaders. They look fantastic!!!!
Andy Cushman, A Cushman Tree and Greg Horton, North River Contracting for spending an entire Saturday cleaning up our down trees from our long, hard winter. Thank you guys !!!!
Tom Carroll, a Marshfield resident and Raytheon employee, for volunteering with Collette Brady to lead our middle team known as “Eggcellent Divers” in the Sports Science Fair sponsored by Raytheon and the New England Patriots for Boys & Girls Clubs of America .
Although somewhat belated I want welcome Collette Brady, Education Director and Erin Ahearn, Teen Director to our full-time professional staff. They have worked incredible hard and have earned their way. Collette is a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a BS in Social work and a Masters in Education in Moderate Disabilities. Erin is also a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a degree in Sociology.
I also want to welcome and congratulate Liz Roosevelt and Ed Roche as new board members. They were elected at our March Board Meeting.
Thursdays *Members Ages 6-9 must be picked up by 5PM* Extension Programs available!
Open Gym: 5PM – 6PM Ages 6-9$10/Session $100/Program