The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod elected officers and new board members at its annual meeting at the Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth in June. New board members include TV and radio personalities Susan Wornick and Judith Goetz.
Elected to the board were Ms. Goetz of Sandwich, former news director of WXTK radio and currently with Regan Communications, Mary O’Keeffe of Mashpee, who is the senior manager of government and regulatory affairs at Comcast, Robert Terry of Sandwich, who is a retired Barnstable County probate judge, and Ed Hanrahan of Mashpee, who is the executive virology representative with Merck & Co. Ms. Wornick, recipient of the Boys & Girls Club’s Jack Cramer Award for Leadership and former anchor on WCVB TV-5 news, was named to the board at the July board of directors meeting.
Officers of the board re-elected for the 2014-2015 year are Jim Kiley of Mashpee, regional vice president for the Ninety Nine Restaurants, as the board president; Paul Bober of Mashpee, insurance agent with New York Life, as the club’s vice president; Mike Richardson of Mashpee, member of the Mashpee Board of Selectman and director of the Peninsula Council, as the board secretary; and Judith Fitzgerald of Mashpee, a CPA and tax consultant at Fitzgerald and McGrath, who was re-elected as club treasurer.
Mr. Kiley noted, “We are pleased to have Ed Hanrahan, Mary O’Keeffe, and Bob Terry return to our board to help us in our efforts to support the club. They all worked hard in raising the funds to help us burn our 17-year-old mortgage at the annual meeting this year and it is a pleasure to have them continue in their positions.” He added, “I am also looking forward to working with new board members, Judith Goetz and Susan Wornick, both of whom have been friends and supporters of the club for many years. Susan Wornick’s retirement from TV-5 was a loss to the larger Massachusetts community, but a huge plus for the kids at the Boys & Girls Club. ”
The Boys & Girls Club also presented awards to their 2014 Youth of the Year, Shy Ann Jackson, and Youth of the Year Finalists, Kayla Burnell and Sarah Nasuti. All three will be receiving college scholarships thanks to the Mashpee Men’s Club. William and Lillian Sandler, who donated the funds to create two new program spaces at the Boys & Girls Club, introduced the Youth of the Year awardees and helped to present their awards.
The Jack Cramer Award for Service was presented to Ms. Wornick in recognition of her many years of support for the club as their celebrity auctioneer.
The David Hendrick Award for Leadership went to Steven Bell of Mashpee for his work in seeking out new sources of funding for the club.
The 2012 award for the Volunteer of the Year went to Adam Costa, who has volunteered at the club three days a week during the school year for the past two years.
The Robert & Myra Kraft Business Partner of the Year was given to Ken Pedicini and KenMark Office Systems for their support of the club and the New Business Partner of the Year award went to Scott Goldstein and SG Custom Homes, who helped build the new rooms at the club and who plow out the club in winter.
Alissa Anderson was given the Staff Person of the Year Award for her professionalism and her “cheerful demeanor under all circumstances.”
The club extended a “big thank you to all the people who sustain the club over the year, including a special thanks the Friday Dinner Ladies for doing all the fundraising for daily snacks and free Friday dinners, the new Mashpee Congregational Church for cooking those dinners and providing food baskets at Christmas, the Mashpee Commons merchants and Trevi, Comcast, who provides equipment and internet service, Dino’s Sports Bar for hosting the comedy night, Andy’s Market for organizing the beer and wine tasting, and the United Way for their steady and consistent support.”