Monday, May 13, 2013
Nicole Graff is a member of several volunteer organizations and participates in several charity events at the Boys & Girls Club and at Wayne Hills High School.
Nicole Graff has been selected as the 2013 Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest New Jersey. Graff was selected to receive the honor from a pool of nominees from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne and Pequannock. “It’s an amazing honor to have been selected,” said Graff, a 17-year-old student at Wayne Hills High School. Graff joined the Boys & Girls Club of Wayne when she was 5. She joined various athletic programs but it was her volunteer work that allowed her to grow as a person. Graff joined the Keystone Club, a community service organization for teenagers. She participates in the annual March of Dimes walk and regularly donates clothes to clothing drives for the Salvation Army. “My parents instilled a sense of …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Legendary musician helps give kids a positive message at the Wayne Boys & Girls Club.
Shocklingly enough, Darryl McDaniels might be the only North Jersey resident who actually likes Hamburg Turnpike and Routes 23 and 46. The Run-D.M.C. rapper and Wayne resident, spoke about what makes Wayne and North Jersey special in an article on NorthJersey.com. McDaniels volunteers at the Wayne Boys & Girls Club. He speaks to the kids there on a regular basis and helps out with community projects too.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Organizations where more than half of the people participating in an event are Wayne residents will not be charged a fee to use district-owned facilities.
The Board of Education has made it cheaper for local organization to use district-owned facilities. The Board approved a revised facilities policy at a public meeting Thursday. Groups whose participants are more than 50 percent Wayne residents will not be charged a rental fee to use facilities. Representatives from a lot of local organizations became mad at the Board when it adopted the revised fee schedule last year. Officials eventually negotiated a fee schedule with those organizations. "It's a positive thing for the community. It's a fair thing for the community and the district, to ensure that people to utilize the facilties at a reasonable and fair rate," said Board President Mitchell Badiner. "It's a very good example of listenging …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Groups whose participants are more than 50 percent Wayne residents would not be charged a rental fee to use district-owned facilities.
Education officials have introduced revisions to a controversial policy that requires organizations to pay to use school facilities. The Board of Education introduced revisions to the policy at a meeting Thursday. Groups whose participants are more than 50 percent Wayne residents would not be charged a rental fee to use facilities, according to the revisions. “Once a policy is in place, we monitor the effectiveness and see if there’s any gaps, any loopholes or any problems and adjust accordingly,” said Superintendent Ray Gonzalez. “We’re looking to see that the use of a particular facility is to the benefits of Wayne residents.” Changes to the policy caused an uproar last year when the Board adopted a revised fee schedule for organization …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Prizes will be given out for best, funniest and scariest trunk.
The Boys & Girls Club of Wayne is having a Trunk or Treat event for kids on Friday, Oct. 26. The event is for children 3 years old and older who attend the club. Prizes will be given out for the best trunk, funniest truck, and scariest trunk. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Trunk or treating begins at 7:15 p.m. Snacks will be served inside the facility beginning at 7:30 p.m. Parents or chaperones must accompany and remain with children at the event. Participating families need to submit a registration form by Sunday, Oct. 21. Forms should be filled out and mailed to the Boys and Girls Club, 153 Garside Ave. A copy of the registration form has been attached to this article. For more information visit the club’s website.
Friday, July 20, 2012
For-profits and groups from outside the community face a $75 to $350 charge for four hours of use.
Local non-profit organizations might only have to pay a small fee to use athletic fields and school facilities, thanks to the Board of Education adopting a revised fee schedule Thursday night. Organizations holding a class-2 permit will only pay a $45 an hour to use facilities on days when school isn’t in session or if an event occurs when custodians are not normally on duty. A two-hour minimum is required. Class-2 permit holders will not be charged to use a facility when events occur during the custodial staff’s normal working hours. The board has the right to assess fees for damages incurred or if heavy clean up is required after an event takes place. Class 2 organizations include the Wayne Police Athletic League (PAL), Boys & Girls Club…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Superintendent said officials will meet face-to-face with Police Athletic League and Boys & Girls Club to determine usage fees for district facilities.
District officials say that they will negotiate with the town’s larger community groups regarding their use of district-owned facilities. Superintendent Ray Gonzalez said that the “Board of Education will only move forward with the policy, as it relates to larger user groups, once it has had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with these groups.” Fees for the larger user groups, including the Boys & Girls Club of Wayne, the Police Athletic League (PAL), and little league, will be negotiated and included in the contracts between these organizations and the district. Gonzalez said in a statement that the new policy replaces an already-existing policy the district has in place. The fees included in the new policy are approximately 40 percent…
Organizations will have to pay the district to use facilities.
A new district policy requires that community organizations pay a fee in order to use school facilities and athletic fields. The Board of Education approved the policy last month. The Wayne Boys & Girls Club, the Police Athletic League, the municipal soccer program, little league, senior citizen groups, and community political organizations, will have to pay before using any district-owned facilities. Local and private organizations must also pay. The Wayne Boys & Girls Club would have paid more than $400,000 if the policy had been in place last year. Do you agree with the policy? Let us know by voting in the poll located below this article. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us …