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October, 2013
In This Issue
3rd Annual Fall BBQ
Spanish Club a Huge Success
1st Annual Whitlock Writing Contest
NBGC All Stars!
Upcoming Events
October 11: Nantucket Public School- No School, Club open 9:00-5:00
October 12-14: Club Closed for Columbus Day
October 19: Community Fall BBQ- no teen night
October 19: UMASS Basketball Clinics, 3pm
October 26: Football Games VS Blackstone Valley
October 28: Basketball sign-ups begin (Grades 1st-8th)
October 31: Halloween Party!
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3rd Annual Community Fall BBQ!!

After selling out for the past two years, we are so excited for our 3rd Annual Community Fall BBQ! We will again be offering a BBQ buffet dinner- with some exciting additions this year. Following the dinner, Nantucket's own DJ Bri Guy will entertain us throughout the evening with great music and karaoke.


For you Cornhole players, we are bringing back the Cornhole Tournament! If you would like to register early, please email Justine or call the Club. Entry fee for this year's tournament will be $40 per team. Registration will end at 5:30pm the night of the event.


Don't forget- the past two year's have sold out! Don't miss out on the best party of the fall!


If you would like to volunteer during the event or break down after, please sign up at the front desk, here at the Club.

To buy tickets online, click here!
Spanish Club a Huge Success



With the help of parent volunteers and our older Club members, our Spanish Club has become extremely popular. The Spanish Club introduces the Spanish language to members while also familiarizing them more with Latin American culture. It has also been helpful for our members whose primary language is Spanish, aiding in their learning of English. The Club meets twice a week, Wednesday's and Friday's at 4:00pm in the Learning Center.





1st Annual Whitlock Writing Contest

We are proud to announce the 1st Annual Whitlock Writing Contest. Starting this year, Club members will have a chance to enter an essay writing contest- with a $100.00 prize! Registered Club members will be given the opportunity to write and submit an essay, no less than 250 words, by the May 1, 2014. After all essays have been reviewed, the winner will be announced at our annual awards night.


This year's writing theme: "What does the Boys & Girls Club mean to me?"


Good luck Club members!

NBGC All Stars!

Jerry E.


Cayden R.


Ericson B.


Maisie C.


Rebecca E.


Brady T.


Torane B.


Darian D. - Youth of the Month


Griffin F.- Member of the Month


These special members were nominated by Club staff as

"NBGC All Stars" for good character and being kind to others. This has become a new monthly tradition- so look for the bulletin board in our canteen area!

Congrats to all of our NBGC All Stars!



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Club Athletics


Fall Sports Season Opens Strong


The fall sports season has started off with a bang. On September 18th the NBGC travel football team opened its season against cross island rival Martha's Vineyard. After falling behind 14-8 in the first half the NBGC dominated the second, finishing with a 36-14 victory. In the second game of the season the NBGC traveled to Mashpee. This turned into a track meet with the NBGC coming up just short, 46-42. 


With high numbers and competitive games in both the DII and DIII football divisions along with record breaking numbers of girls participating in field hockey and cheerleading, the 2013 fall sports season has been great so far!


Thank you to all of our volunteer coaches and referees!


 (Sports photo credit: Rebecca Love Photography)


Upcoming Sports Schedule



*For a complete list of our sports schedule,
please click here to visit our website.* 




Nantucket Boys & Girls Club | PO Box 269 | Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554 | 508-228-0158