Founded in 1948, the Boca Grande Woman’s Club (BGWC) has a long tradition of service and contributions to the Boca Grande Community. Through the Club’s Community Grant and Scholarship Programs, the organization impacts the lives of those living, working and visiting Boca Grande and the surrounding area. Our members give generously of their time, talents and funds to ensure the success of the organization’s goals and programs. With over 350 members, we are deeply intertwined in all phases of life in our community.
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Camp attendees say thank you through Boca Grande Cleanup
(The following is an excerpt from a letter written by D. J. Keisling of Lee County Parks & Recreation and featured in the Boca Beacon.)
To the Editor:
Our 2019 Boca Grande Community Center Summer Camp kids wanted to say thank you to the island and especially to the Boca Grande Woman’s Club for their sincere generosity in creating a fun, educational and rewarding experience this summer. What better way to say thanks than our annual Boca Grande Cleanup.
Not to be deterred by the intense summer heat present on the island, the campers trekked down First Street and meandered around each of the five beach access points on Gilchrist Avenue. They finished by walking/collecting on the east side of Gilchrist Avenue.
The kids collected everything from cigarette butts (more than you can imagine) to beer bottles (and a few broken ones), cans, styrofoam cups, straws, card/board/paper products and a host of other items. As is common every summer, they brought in quite a haul.
Lessons learned through this project and on a continuing basis throughout the summer include: respect, responsibility, compassion, awareness, gratitude and empowerment.
Our campers realize that their experiences at camp would not be possible without the Woman’s Club and our island community’s generosity. They wanted to give back, even in a small way.
Thank you from the 2019 Boca Grande Summer Camp!
Lee County Parks & Recreation
Friends of Boca Grande Community Center