A Nod to the Watertown Boys & Girls Club Alumni as the Club Celebrates 50 Years

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The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Boys & Girls Club:

As the Watertown Boys & Girls Club (WBGC) approaches its 50th anniversary Gala celebration on October 28, 2022, the list of those who have contributed to the Club’s success is long.

As part of the celebration, the last two executive directors Renee Gaudette and Allen Gallagher, who shepherded the Club for more than 30 years consecutively, recollected some of those who helped make the Club such a welcome resource for the children and teens of Watertown.

The list includes folks who guided the kids every day, who have donated their time, talent, and treasure, and even some of the notable Club kids. The list of contributors extends far beyond those on this list, but in the spirit of this golden milestone, here’s 50 for 50, a by-no-means comprehensive and in-no-particular-order list of those who come to mind for Gaudette and Gallagher.

“Our alumni reflect our emphasis on character development and good citizenship. They have been ‘Youth of the Year’ recipients, strong figures in the public eye as well as, some of them, becoming staff members at the Club and life-long supporters of our mission,” expressed Renee Gaudette, the Club’s most recent Executive Director.

“Many of our alumni have become role models for the children that we now serve. They have become public servants, business owners, state leaders and outstanding community members. We are so proud of all of them,” states Allen Gallagher, long-time former Executive Director. This week we will be recognizing WBGC Alumni.

WBGC Alumni – in 1972 the Watertown Boys Club opened its doors to the community’s children and teens, putting the Club on a path for over 50 years to becoming the largest non-profit serving children and teens in the community. In 1980 the Club became one of the first in the nation to admit girls and was re-named the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. Here are some of the Alumni who have made a positive impact within the Club as well as in the community over the years. They represent the foundation upon which the Club stands half a century later.

WBGC Alumni

Sajda Abbas
Eric Allen
John Cimino
Jeff Corrigan
Brian Costello
John ‘JD’ Donohue
Renee Gaudette
Erin Hickey
Chris Hoey
Anthony Lamacchia
Taylor Lambo
John Lawn
Mike Lawn
Dan McCarthy
Billy McHugh
Bobby Murgo
Kat Nilov
Mike Raymond
Destiny Santluccia

The WBGC is the largest non-profit serving children and teens in Watertown. The Club annually serves more than 1,400 kids as members and represents a vital part of the community, helping kids strengthen a healthy lifestyle, achieve academic success, and develop strong leadership skills. The entire community is welcome to celebrate this milestone anniversary at the 50th Gala on Friday, October 28th at the Hellenic Center in Watertown. It’s a ticketed event with all proceeds going to the Watertown Boys and Girls Club. Go to https://watertownbgc.org for more information. We hope to see you there!

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