September 2013 Message from the Quarterdeck
The clamming class for special need kids from Riverview School was very special indeed. As those who were there can attest BARS made a difference in the lives of a lot of kids. The smiles and joy on the faces of the kids who have not experienced clamming before nor who knows when again is what BARS charitable works are all about. BARS as an organization should be proud. Also, West Barnstable Village Day was a financial success, even if you account for the accidental loss of a grill. BARS grossed over $1500 and netted, after expenses, a little over $1000. These proceeds go into our charitable account.
Each of these initiative are an example of what BARS can do for our community through education, scholarships, and other charitable endeavors, as well as instilling pride in our organization and its members. I hope it is only the beginning. Our funds come from membership dues, chowder and merchandise sales, and fundraising activities. I am look for any suggestions you may have on fundraising activities. If you have an idea please let me know.
See you on the flats. Ron Glantz