Men’s Club sponsors speaker for school workshop

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, 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 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.

The Bedford Men’s Club is a non-profit organization designed to promote the betterment of the community. Their main objective is to help support local educational and recreational youth programs. The club’s primary fundraising event is their annual Christmas Tree Sale. Recent donations include: youth sports, such as Bedford Bobcats Special Olympics team, softball, baseball, and basketball teams; educational programs such as Tech Tonix and Redstorm 509 robotics, Destination Imagination, DECA, the Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, McKelvie Move-a-thon, and scholarships for graduating high school seniors. The club supports other community organizations and events such as the Bedford Community Food Pantry, The Caregivers, Inc., of Bedford, Bedford Olde Towne Day, and the Bedford Memorial Day Parade. For more information, visit www.bedfordmensclub.com or www.facebook.com/bedfordmensclub.