Boys & Girls Club names new director

Anneliese Bruegel

A new executive director has been tapped to head up the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County.

Anneliese Bruegel has been named to lead club that is based in Dunkirk, according to its board of directors. Bruegel comes to the club from Chautauqua Striders and had been involved with the Boys & Girls Club before taking the lead role.

“I grew up in the suburbs outside Detroit, and graduated from Albion College with a degree in anthropology/archaeology and geology,” she said. “I’ve done field work in U.S. and Central America, including Central Michigan, Arizona, Wyoming, and Central Belize and held internships at Michigan State University and the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.”

But working with the community’s children has been rewarding for Bruegel, who moved to Western New York in 2009.

“I have worked as a lead academic mentor for Chautauqua Striders, project manager for the middle school girls’ science initiative Strides 4 STEAM, and teach Geology, Archaeology, and Biology classes in the summer for JCC North Kids’ College,” she said. “In addition to this, I work Saturday’s as the Fredonia Farmers’ Market manager, and help when I’m able on my family’s certified organic farm, Roo Haven Farm, located in Forestville.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County serves children in Dunkirk schools and Silver Creek and will be starting its summer programming next month. It is located at 296 Lakeshore Drive East. For more information, call 366-1061.


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