Welcome to the Club!

Zach Monroe

The Boys & Girls Club of Massena will begin welcoming back the kids of the community for a brand new Club year starting Monday, October 1st.

And, when they arrive, they’ll get to meet Zachary Monroe – the newly appointed Boys & Girls Club Director!

To learn more about Director Zach and his plans for the Club, click here to view the press release. Or, download his Executive Profile.

Even better?!? Stop by the Club to say “hello,” Monday – Friday when school is in session, 2:30 to 6 PM.

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Join the Club!

The Boys & Girls Club of Massena provides a safe, affordable place with caring adults and enriching programs for kids to go when they are not in school.

We believe that ALL of our Members have the potential to BE GREAT and we’re here to help make that possible each and every day.  We want all of our Members to be prepared to make an impact in the world when they grow up and leave home.

We provide a safe place that our members can call their own, caring youth professionals to guide them, and thoughtfully designed activities to help them reach their full potential.

Be a part of the Boys & Girls Club this school year! Join us at our Open House on September 27th, from 6 to 8 PM.

Click here to visit our membership page and join us when Club starts on October 1st!

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BGCM Now Registered with SEFA!

SEFAWe are pleased to announce that New York State Employees will now be able to pledge their support for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena through SEFA – the State Employees Federated Appeal.

The SEFA Charity Number for Boys & Girls Club of Massena is 78-00155.  NYS employees will need this complete number to designate your payroll deduction contributions to the Boys & Girls Club of Massena.

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Extravaganza – Thanks!

Extravaganza Home & Garden ShowHere’s a glimpse at some of the awesome vendors who joined us at the Extravaganza! on Saturday, May 5, at Massena High School. We didn’t see as many folks from the community as we had hoped we might, but it was still a great day that helped us raise the funds we need to serve the kids of our community… so thank you to all who came and all of the great vendors for their support!

Fourth Coast Jeeps
Timmy Crack Corn
GelMoment
Kim’s Cheesecake on a Stick
Curran Renewable Energy LLC
Phil and Jackie’s
YAP
Town & Country Vet Clinic
Rapidz Restaurant
An Italian Affair
Natural Nook
Horizons
Seaway Valley Prevention Council
Three Rivers Sugar Bush
Richard’s VT Made Sauces
Massena Elks Lodge
Assemblywoman Addie Jenne
Nicandri Nature Center
Lowe’s of Potsdam
31 Gifts
EM Bears
Leggings N Leather
Lemongrass Spa
North Country Savings Bank
Wrapped Rings and Things
Bags by Designs
Deebeads
Farmers Insurance
Fine-N-Dandy
Hardy’s Log Cabin Farm
Pampered Chef
Purses & Key Chains
Seaway Parkinson’s Coalition
Walgreens
GardenShare
Yelle Realty
Charlie’s Color Street Sparklies
Steve C Cobb, Quiet Racquette Studio Art
St. Lawrence County Chamber
BGC of Massena
Massena Police Dept.
Story Time at the Pond
Spare Time Creations
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
Home Depot

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1,270+ calzones!

We knew how much everyone missed them but the outpouring of support was just amazing.

It’s hard to put into words just how deeply grateful we are. For certain, let’s start with Tim “TP” Prescott and Maria Taliano. Wow. They were so incredibly generous in offering their time and talents to bring back this family recipe to help raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. They and their crew worked non-stop for 12 hours — carefully handcrafting each of those 1,270 calzones.

They didn’t stop when we needed more ham. They had us buy more. They didn’t want to quit when we ran out of dough. They made another batch. When we ran out of cheese and dough again, another great Massena business — Italian Affair — delivered what we needed. And, Maria, TP and their kitchen crew kept crafting those amazing calzones.

We so wish we could have filled every order – though, we realize that probably would have taken us until July. But, there is a pretty good chance you’ll get another opportunity. Keep your fingers crossed and your taste buds prepped for an encore … maybe this summer. We did learn a lot during this first time and will do even better next time.

Before we start our thank yous to all the wonderful volunteers, we first want to thank everyone who bought calzones… or made donations when they couldn’t. Your support directly benefits the kids of our community — we thank you on their behalf. (Club kids decorated the take-out bags as a token of their appreciation.)

Thank you, so much, to all the amazing people who were such a HUGE help yesterday, including: Maria Taliano, Tim Prescott, Jimmy Laba, Darlene Durant, Kari Bonaparte, Nicole Bonaparte, Nicole Terminelli, Michael Terminelli, and anyone else who made that kitchen the greatest place in the world on a very special Sunday in April.

Also, to the amazing volunteer Board Members who are always ready to offer their time and talents, and the family members they brought with them, including: Tim Currier & Emily; Tim Lashomb; Tricia Wilson, Les & Christie; Virginia Mossow; Sherry Thompson & Gary; Shannon Boyce; Anne-Marie Lucid & Colin.

Special thanks to the Massena Elks Lodge for hosting, in particular, the cleanup / kitchen help from Chris Hooper; Roxanne Roberts for handling hundreds of phone calls and serving hot coffee to our waiting buyers; and, Joe Brown for being so gracious about making sure we had whatever we needed.

And, definitely a benefit of being in a small town, we can’t thank Aaron Jolly at Italian Affair enough for sending what we needed to finish our orders.

Thank you, Massena. We look forward to the next time!

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Thank you, Ken.

How can we begin to tell someone how deeply we appreciate all that they have done for the kids of this community? To adequately convey how grateful we are for the hours, days, weeks, and years of effort to launch the Club and build our Clubhouse? The expertise you brought in helping us charter our organization and serving as our chief financial officer?

Thank you, Ken MacDonnell, from your fellow board members and on behalf of the thousands of kids whose lives you have impacted.

Enjoy your next chapter.

Ken Retirement 032718

 

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It’s Time for Trivia!

Join Trivia Master Mike Viskovich for an evening of fun and fundraising on Saturday, April 28th, at the Massena Elks Lodge. Get your team of four friends, family or coworkers together and put to good use that useless knowledge filling your brain.

You’ll laugh. You’ll learn. You’ll have a fantastic time at the 4th Annual Trivia Game Night to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Massena.

Teams of four are invited to compete for a fee of $80 per team ($100 if you register the night of the event). Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams. In addition to Trivia, a 50/50 drawing will be held, snacks will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

To ensure your space at this popular annual event, visit our Trivia Game Night page to preregister. Any remaining spaces can be registered for starting at 6 PM the night of the event, with game time starting at 7 PM on Saturday, April 21st at the Elks Lodge, Bowers Street, Massena.

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Weather-related closings

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our Club kids.

When the weather is bad enough to close school, the BGCM Clubhouse will also be closed.

If inclement weather causes school to be cancelled, dismissed early or after school activities cancelled, the BGCM Clubhouse will be CLOSED.

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Make Your Tax-Deductible Donation

Help open doors for the kids of our community. Support Boys & Girls Clubs of Massena because every kid deserves a Great Future.

Please Donate Now.

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We did it!

 

Monday, September 18, 2017.

What a great day. The sun was shining, the temperatures were more summer-like than fall and we swung the doors open to our 30 Bayley Road Clubhouse to kids ages 5 to 18 for the very first time.

Thanks to our steering committee members who got things rolling. Thanks to the charter board members who worked tirelessly and wore so many hats — from events, to publicity, to governance, to finance, to staffing and beyond. Thanks to the volunteers who helped us clean, paint and prep our new Club.

Thanks to so many, for giving so much, to support this incredibly important effort. Together, we made the Boys & Girls Club of Massena a reality. Together, we have made it possible for thousands of kids for decades to come to achieve GREAT FUTURES.

Here, BGCM Board Members, staff, volunteers and community supporters gather for the official ribbon cutting to mark this tremendous achievement for the kids of the community.

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