Swim Lesson Program Accepting Registrations
Registrations are now being accepted for the Swim Lesson program for the Spring session, which is scheduled to begin in April. There are classes for Tiny Tots (ages 4 & 5) and school-age (ages 6 to 18). The classes are held weekly in eight-week sessions throughout the school year. The cost is $30 per session which includes goggles and cap. Classes are offered on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings with classes grouped by ability. Those participants who maintain attendance standards are allowed to re-enroll in their respective class at the end of each session. For more information please contact Aquatic Director, Aquiles Gomes at ext. 2220.
Youth of the Year Program
Each year, in the month of January, staff members nominate outstanding club members to be considered for the Youth of the Year program, the highest award within the Club. This year, after much debate, the following members were nominated: Regina Crawford, Aisling Kerr, Melanie Barros, Ciara Murphy, Anice Brandao, Tyrell Pugh, Sean O’Donnell, Joey Brandao and David Barry. Each of these finalists then submitted an essay and letter of recommendation to a panel of judges prior to their interview. The member selected to serve as our Youth of the Year will then submit an application of essays, background history and letters of recommendation to Boys and Girls Clubs of America and be invited to take part in the statewide interviews scheduled for May at Westfield State College. In addition, all of the Finalists will be recognized at the Club’s Annual Member Recognition Night Dinner in June. We congratulate these nine outstanding members on their participation, leadership, community service and selection as a Youth of the Year Finalist.
March Program Highlights
The month of March will close out the Winter program and we have a number of special dates planned in all core areas. In our Fine Arts program we will be holding registration for the Spring session of classes on 3/12. The registration will also include an exhibit of works created during our Winter classes. In our Aquatic program the members of the Marr-lin Swim Team will be heading to White River Junction, VT to take part in the Regional Championship Meet on 3/11 & 3/12. The members of the team who have qualified for the National Meet in St. Petersburg, FL in April will also attend an invitational meet in Worcester on 3/26. In addition, those members currently enrolled in the Swim Lesson program will be eligible to re-register for the Spring session beginning the week of 3/21. In our Education program we will continue our Homework Help and One-to-One Tutoring sessions and host a workshop on 3/16 for those teens taking part in the Wilson Daily Prep S.A.T. program. In the Athletic program we will host championship games for all three divisions of Intramural Basketball as follows: Girls Low Rim (3/11); 14&U Co-ed (3/12); and Boys Low Rim (3/17). Our four All-Star teams will continue home and away play as they attempt to reach the play-offs in their respective divisions, and we will host Spring Training (3/19) and Try-outs (3/26) for the Savin Hill Baseball League this month. In our Social Recreation program we will be hosting a trip to the Movies (3/9), a St. Patrick’s Day Party (3/17) and a trip to Coco Key’s Water Resort (3/25). Members and parents can also look for our monthly Patriot’s Kids Café Family Dinner on 3/16. In our Music Clubhouse the round one auditions for the Clubhouse Idol program will be held on 3/10 (Denney Center) and 3/11 (Marr/McLaughlin). That will be followed by round two on 3/25 and the Finale on 4/8. Our winning act will then go on to compete against the winners from the other Music Clubhouse programs on 5/14 at Berklee College. Other events include our monthly Open Mic Night (3/18) and a Performers Workshop (3/22) with Producer, Swiss Chris and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith fame. At our Denney Center Unit we will be hosting a Roller Skating trip (3/11), the Parents Forum (3/15), the teen Munch & Mingle (3/16), our 8-year Anniversary Party (3/17), our Family Fun Night (3/24) and a Scavenger Hunt (3/25). Lastly, in our Teen program members of the Keystone Club will be volunteering at the Massachusetts Special Olympics (3/12) and we will be hosting the monthly Munch & Mingle (3/16). For more information on these upcoming events please contact VP of Programming, Mike Joyce at 617-288-7120, ext. 2110.