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New England Club Managers Collect for U.S. Marines Corps Reserves Toys For Tots
In the spirit of the holiday season, member managers of the New England Club Managers Association (NECMA) donated new toys and gifts to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.
The collection took place on November 12th as part of the Annual Meeting at Winchester Country Club in Winchester, MA. For over twenty years our organization has supported the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Community Relations Chairperson Marilyn P Sams, CCM wishes to express his thanks to all the managers who contributed to the 2012 Toys for Tots program. “I’d like to express my gratitude to the terrific employees of the Winchester Country Club, in particular General Manager Paul Lazar, CCM along with Charles Grandon, Jason Silbovitz and Edilson Fiametti for their hard work.”
The toys collected were distributed to several communities in the Boston area. Toys for Tots program operate in more than 290 communities throughout the United States. Marines collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them to the needy children of their communities through local social welfare agencies and church groups.
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is just one part of NECMA’s Clubs Collecting for Communities program. This annual community services event has helped thousands of needy people each year since its inaugural year in 1993. Through the campaign, NECMA makes a significant difference in the lives of the people within our local communities by pulling together to collect food, clothing and toys for those who do not have the money to spend on these items.
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable natural resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
The New England Club Managers Association (NECMA), the original chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, was established in 1914 and has since been a leader in the advancement of opportunities for private club managers, and foremost, students of the culinary and hospitality industries. NECMA has more than 230 members who manage more than 150 private clubs in the New England area. The purposes of the New England Chapter are to provide education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character, to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management, and to advance friendly relations among its members. For more information about NECMA, please visit http://www.necma.org.
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional association for managers of leading private country, city, yacht, athletic, military and fraternal clubs in the United States and abroad. Founded in 1927, CMAA provides executive career services, a lifetime professional development program and a national trade magazine, Club Management, to its nearly 7,000 members. For more information about CMAA or its Certification Program, visit its web site at http://www.cmaa.org.