Date: January 12th, 2021
Time: 7 to 9 PM
Place: West Haven Community House 227 Elm St, West Haven, Connecticut 06516 (Online)
* Generally meets 1st Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 PM (unless holiday occurs that same week. Meeting will then take place following Tuesday.
6/30/20 - The online ZOOM meetings have been going well in lieu of meeting in person. Our Annual Summer Picnic on August 8th at Chatfield Hollow State Park is our first attempt to be together since COVID-19. Many of us are anxious to see one another. Safety will be our first concern and therefore this year there will be no BBQ or food sharing.
9/26/19 - One of our members (George) has contacted me with information on an event that I would like to share with all of you. I am sure this will be a wonderful function that several of you in the BHB group may wish to attend. Please check out the following link and select Bears on the Mountain 2019 for the upcoming event in November: https://bears4music.com/ You can also check out the following link to see the information: https://bearworldmag.com
9/6/19 - BHB is happy to begin our 11th year in operation. We continue to enjoy our social funtions, annual Holiday Parties, Summer Picnic and Spring Brunch for charity. The purpose of the group which is for each member to offer support to others in BHB is being fulfilled. We continue to grow and look forward to our forthcoming year.
7/27/19 - This years Summer Picnic on this date at Chatfiled Hollow State Park was an amazing success. The group had tons of fun with the barbeque, water balloon toss, tremendous food and the opportunity to just relax and chill. The function was very well attended on a beautiful day. Look for pictures to be posted here on website.
5/19/19 - Our BHB Brunch at the New Haven Pride Center was a terrific event. It was well attended with wonderful food and very generous raffle prizes. We were able to raffle cash, gift cards and baskets, TV, and many other fine prizes. We raised approximately $275 which allowed us to make a generous donation to the New Haven Pride Center and remaining funds went to establish the BHB Sunshine Club to assist our own members with health issues and loss. Probably our best success yet.
3/8/19 - BHB will be having its annual Spring Brunch at the New Haven Pride Center in downtown New Haven. This is a fun event with lots of food and prizes. The event will be held on Sunday, May 19th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Should be another fund time.
12/18/18 - We had our annual Holiday Party on December 18th of 2018. Had a great turnout and food was delicious. Everyone participated in sharing and the catered food from PM deli was excellent. Everyone loved the gift swap and had many many laughs. Party was well attended and a big hit. Everyone had fun.
10/21/18 - Patrick, the Director of the Pride Center in New Haven, is now posting the BHB information and link on his website. Vinny and I will be positing the same on our website. BHB and the Pride Center will attempt to invite one another to their holiday parties. Information forthcoming.
Please note that I have created a new section called Useful Links. It will be in this area where I will post any external website links which may be of use to our members.
9/26/18 - The BHB group is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of a fine member, Steve Loso. Steve passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 22nd. Steve joined the group over a year ago and was an active participant and supporter. Steve enjoyed baking for the group, supporting members with their issues and attending the groups social functions and parties. The group will be planning a short memorial service in Steve’s memory during the November 13th meeting. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steve’s family at this time. He will be sadly missed by the members of BHB.
8/4/18 - Our Annual Summer Picnic was held at Hammonasset State Park on Saturday, August 4th. Yes folks it did rain but it was one our best picnics to date. The rain did not stop us. We were able to have it in one of the covered areas. There were about 18 guys who showed up so very well attended. The food was fantastic with Ribs, Chicken, Hamburgers, Sausage Patties, and Hot Dogs. Vinny B. (Facilitator) cooked it all at the house and brought it over. Everyone brought a dish which was amazing and delicious. Games were played like Who Wants to be a Millionaire and LCR (Left, Center, Right) Dice Game. Thanks to Mike B. who won (no not the Millionaire Game lol but the LCR Dice game) and donated half his winnings to the Treasury. The picnic was loads of fun and everyone had a great time. Thank you to all. You all made it one of the best picnics ever.
4/29/18 -We had our 1st Spring Brunch on Sunday, April 29th at the New Haven Pride Center. I (Vinny B. - Facilitator) have to say that after almost 10 years of facilitating this group, this was probably the most heartwarming event we have had. Reason being our first attempt to raise money for charity purposes which required a great team effort. Everyone worked hard. The event was well attended. Food was great. Many raffle prizes were donated by the group members. Final result was the group was able to present Patrick J. Dunn (Executive Director of New Haven Pride Center) with a $205 check for use at the Center. Of course a huge benefit to all this is the networking and bonding of the BHB Group and the Pride Center. Both of these organizations will now make effort to keep the other informed of their activities, meetings, and calendar events. Members can now more easily use both agencies if desired and friendship has taken off in the community. Hopefully this will increase membership in both agencies.
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