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"Belonging Means Caring"


 

Bedford Men's Club Scholarship
The application process is now closed. We would like to thank all that submitted an application and wish you GOOD LUCK!. Winners will be announced in May.

Please contact us at scholarship@bedfordmensclub.com if you have any questions.



NEXT MEETING:
May 1, 2017 at 7:00PM
Merrimack Ten Pin Center
698 DW Highway, Merrimack NH
We welcome you to join us. 
 
**Please note that we don't meet in December. We are all hands on
deck at our Annual Christmas Tree Sale!**
 
We would like to thank everyone who came out to support our annual Christmas Tree Sale.  From the members of the club who put in all of the hours needed, to all of you who bought a tree, to the Bedford Village Shoppes, you are all helping us with our mission of making Bedford a better place to live.
 
Our Christmas Tree Sale is one of our major fundraisers for the year.  The funds raised go to numerous organizations. CLICK HERE to see a list of who benefits from your contribution.
 
Thank you for your continued Support.

See you next year!!

Bedford Men's Club Hosts Town Council Candidates Debate


Dante D'Amato, Bedford Men's Club President, moderates the 2017 Town Council Candidates' Forum at BCTV studios. From left to right: James Barrett, Catherine A. Rombeau, Dante D'Amato, and Councilor Christopher Bandazian.

On February 15, Bedford Men's Club President Dante D'Amato moderated the BMC's 2017 Town Council Candidates' Forum. The forum was held at the BCTV studios and broadcast live on BCTV channel 22. The program will be re-broadcast periodically until the March 14 Town Meeting. It is also available for streaming at http://trms.bedfordtv.com/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/7960?channel=2.

The Bedford Men’s Club would like to thank BCTV for hosting this program. The BMC has been sponsoring this Candidates’ Forum for over 10 years. As an organization serving the residents of Bedford, the Men’s Club found it important that the voters of our town have an opportunity to hear what the candidates have to say on issues that affect the way we live and work. This forum provides an opportunity for candidates to convince the voters of Bedford why they should be elected to the Town Council.

The Bedford Mens Club is a civic organization that supports education, sports and betterment programs that help make Bedford a better place to live. The club motto is “Belonging Means Caring”. The club supports education, sports and community involvement programs in Bedford through the annual sales of Christmas trees and other fundraising programs. The club is open to men over the age of 21 who live or work in Bedford. Meetings are the first Monday of the month at 7:30 PM.

Please remember to vote on March 14, 2017!

Check out Mike Sills' Interview of BMC President, Dante D'Amato on BCTV's Community Corner starting on Friday, November 18th.
 

 


 


 


Stand By Me 2017The Bedford Men's Club sponsors the keynote speaker at the Ross A. Lurgio Stand By Me workshop.  

Pictured are Lugio Principal Ed Joyce (left), BMC President Dante D'Amato (right) and Stand By Me student committee members.
Stand By Me Logo

The Bedford Men’s Club has provided a donation to sponsor the keynote speaker at the Ross A. Lurgio Middle School’s Stand By Me workshop to be held Friday, May 19, 2017, at Southern New Hampshire University. All seventh grade students are invited and encouraged to attend. The mission of the event, which was established in 1990, is to provide teenagers and their parents with the opportunity and skills for improvement of understanding and communication, thereby building or enhancing trust and self-esteem. The speaker, Mike Weber, lives in New Hampshire and has spent the past 25 years working all over the the world helping individuals and organizations to change how they think, work better together, and have more fun doing it.

Dante D’Amato, BMC President, said, “The club has been proud to support the keynote speaker for many years. My own children attended Stand By Me, and they, along with my wife and me, learned a lot about how to navigate the teenage years.”

For more information, visit www.sau25.net/standbyme.



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The Bedford Men’s Club provided a donation to Bedford High School’s DECA club to assist with expenses for their April trip to the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Caif. Twenty-nine BHS students will join more than 16,000 DECA members from six countries at the conference. “We’re grateful to the Men’s Club for their continued support for our organization. Their sponsorship helps us to promote DECA’s belief in competition and in offering awards and recognition to student members and advisors for outstanding accomplishments,” said Christina Wilczewski, BHS business teacher and DECA advisor.

Fifty BHS students attended the DECA State Career Development Conference in this year, when BHS received 56 total medals, including four team medals, and 23 top-three finishers. Students compete in business presentations, tests, and case scenarios designed to showcase their management and entrepreneurial skills. Areas of competition include accounting, retailing, management, marketing, hospitality, sports and entertainment, and more than 20 marketing and management areas. Bedford High School DECA was established in 2011, and is the largest chapter in New Hampshire at the high school level. For more information visit www.nhdeca.org and to see the conversation from this year’s conference follow #DECAICDC on Twitter.

DECA is non-profit career-tech organization for high school students who are enrolled in marketing, business, and business-related courses.  It is a curriculum-based, leadership-focused organization that offers students a chance to develop their business, entrepreneurial, and management skills as well as develop social and team-building capabilities. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition

Deca 2017The Bedford Men's Club presents a donation to the Bedford High School DECA Club to assist with their expenses to travel to the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Pictured are
Christina Wilczewski, DECA Advisor (left), Dante D'Amato, BMC President (right) and DECA students.



e-Nable 2016 Donation
Pictured are Penny Demos, Bob Friedburg, Robert Kennett, and Harun.  Penny is the Occupational Therapist working with Harun, Bob is VP of the Bedford Men’s Club, and Robert is coordinating the technology to give Harun his new hand.
e-Nable logo

The Bedford Men’s Club proudly made a donation to the Future Prosthetic Project.  The Academy for Science and Design in Nashua and e-NABLE are working to develop 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device.  Harun, a student at Peter Woodbury School who was born without a right hand, will be the first recipient.

Here's a cute video of him getting a mold made in preparation for the device:
https://youtu.be/nz1kS9mUbwc





Bedford Men's Club Supports the Bedford Girls Softball League. Pictured are Annette McCarthy from the BGSL and BMC President, Dante D'Amato. The BGSL were the 2016 Souhegan Valley Minors Champions!!!
 
 
August 2016 - Bedford Men's Club Supports The Friends of Aine Foundation Kids Try-athalon.
 

BHS “Unleashed” co-editors Erin Eldridge and Emily Lawrence are pictured with Bedford Men’s Club VP Bob Friedburg.  The BMC recently donated $500 to support the printing of the April 2016 issue. 

 
 
Heather and Chris Dainiak of Our Promise to Nicholas, along with their dog Shane, receive a check from Dante D'Amato, Bedford Men's Club president
 
Bedford Men's Club donates $2,000 to the Lurgio Stand-By-Me Program for their 2015 Opening Speaker
 
 
Bedford Men's Club donates $500 to the Bedford High Destination Imagination Team to help get them to the Global Finals in Tennessee
 
 
 

 

Past BAC President Jay Edwards, Rec Division Director Dennis Tokac, Men's Club President Jeff Benson, Current BAC President Corey Fillion

 

The Bedford Men's Club Donates $1,000 to help fund equipment purchases for the Bedford Athletic Club Soccer Program

 

 

September 2016 - Bedford Men's Club Supports Team Tech Tonix.

 

Team Tech Tonix is participating in FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) for the 2016-2017 season.  FTC is an out-of-school program for 7th-12th grade students that was founded by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen, who is also a Bedford resident, in order to help students learn about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through hands-on learning and interdisciplinary experience in the field of robotics.

 

"Team Tech Tonix would like to thank the Bedford Men's Club for their gracious support of sponsoring the playing field and all its components," said team mentor Linda Magay. "This field will allow our team to practice this year's challenge, called Velocity Vortex.  More importantly, it will support the FIRST program in Bedford for many years to come"

 
The Bedford Men’s Club has donated $2,000 to sponsor the key note speaker at the upcoming “Stand By Me” event on May 20.
 

Bedford Men's Club President Dante D'Amato presents a donation to the Bedford High School DECA club to help with expenses for their trip to the International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. 

 
The Bedford Men's club Donates fund to the Bedford High School F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Club for the purchase of a new laptop for programming their robot. 
 
 
 

The Bedford Men's Club Donates $1,000 to help the Riddlebrook Destination Imagination Team attend the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee

 






    


"Belonging Means Caring"




A Message from the President:

The Bedford Men's Club has been in Bedford since 1976. Prior to that we were known as the Bedford Jaycees. The Men’s Club contributes to numerous organizations and does so by generating income through our local fund raisers such as our annual Christmas Tree Sale.

Active involvement in the BMC offers a vehicle for individuals to challenge themselves to personal growth. Through one of the many projects which the BMC organizes and runs, a person has the ability to work with others as a team, discover how to make and develop contacts and how to see projects through to their completion.
 
BMC members are not just an organization of workers though. The BMC meets once a month and plans social events which builds friendships among our members. This also presents an opportunity for current members to introduce their friends and acquaintances to the BMC.
 
Any man who is 21 or older and lives or works in Bedford is eligible to become a member.  We encourage you to come out and meet people from all walks of life, trying to better themselves and their community.  We look forward to seeing you.
 

If your Bedford organization would like to request a donation, please contact the BMC president. He will schedule a presentation for the next mutually convenient meeting. Meetings are usually the first Monday of each month, sometimes the second Monday due to holidays, and we have no meeting in December. Your group will be asked to make a brief, five-minute presentation to the club. Youth organizations are encouraged to have the kids take part in the presentation. Handouts and promotional material are helpful. We usually vote donations at the following meeting. The membership as a whole decides which programs and donation requests to fund.  



 

 

Current Officers 2017-2018

Dante D'Amato, President
Bob Friedburg, Vice President
Steve Lawlor, Treasurer
Bill Lange, Secretary

Tom Green, Public Relations




For more details please contact:

 Dante D'Amato via email
president@bedfordmensclub.com
Mailing Address:
Bedford Mens Club
P.O. Box 10338
Bedford, NH 03110-0338



 




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