OUR NEXT BAA BOARD MEETING IS BEING HELD ON May 19, 2013 FROM 2 TO 4PM AT ST. MICHAEL'S ON THE HEIGHTS IN WORCESTER, MA.
To Our Bement Family:
As some of you know Charlton Woods was forced to close. The Bement Alumni Board is reaching out to the actual owners of the property but as of today they have not responded. We will continue to work towards a summer program whether we are able use the Bement property this summer or not. If we are not able to use Bement this summer we will use our fundraising efforts to provide camperships for youth in need and in the future work to find a suitable location for a summer program.
The Bement Spirit will not die if we will continue to fan the embers.
Your BAA Board.
Our mission statement:
"We, the Bement Alumni Association, in order to continue fulfilling Mary Bement's legacy created by her bequest, and in grateful appreciation for the impact that Bement Camp and Conference Center has had in so many lives, will endeavor to create in Bement Camp and Conference Center a spiritually rich environment where all individuals can explore their faith in God, enjoy and learn from His creation, experience His love in a safe and nurturing space; and to ensure a stable future for Bement, its attendees and alumni."
We are a federal 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation working to preserve Bement. At present, the organization is represented by the following board members:
|Member||Years at Bement||Committees|
|President - David DeSantis||1967 - 1977||Fundraising/ Camping|
|Vice-President - Jim Climo Jr - Member At-Large||1958 - 1973||Technology/Camping/Bylaws|
|Clerk - Crystal Zimmer||1993 - 2006||Technology|
|Asst. Clerk - Hannah Godin||1997 2001|
|Treasurer - Carolyn Johnson||1969 - 1980||Membership|
|Reed Ide||1958 - 62, 1965||Fundraising|
|Jeff Ware||1968 - 1976|
All are welcome to attend our meetings, the details of which will be posted on this web site.
We have a Facebook group dedicated to this effort as well, which is available to join, and many good discussions take place there.