BERA Club Activities

Weight Room:  Any Non-BSA, guest/contractor or family member (this includes spouse/partner or adult children) wishing to use the Weight Room or participate in BERA League sports MUST present their medical insurance card to the Recreation Office (Bldg 400). This signed form will be kept on file. Proof of Medical Insurance form.  While a player is injured, on restricted duty, under treatment for an injury or otherwise medically incapacitated, the person is not allowed to play in any BERA activity or sport until once again cleared by the clinic.

BERA League Sports (Volleyball, Softball, Soccer): BSA paid employees must fill out this BERA Sports Clearance Form * and go through the clearance procedure with OMC @ 490 (not this office). Once reviewed by OMC, the clearance form will be mailed to the player who must then furnish a copy to the captain in order to practice or play. Injury Report Form

POLICY Change in effect: If you are injured during any recreational activity or while playing in BERA sports league on site, you must call the Occupation Medical Clinic at ext. 3670 or email nurses@bnl.gov immediately, no later than 24 hours post injury. Leave a message if after hours.
While a player is injured, on restricted duty, under treatment for an injury or otherwise medically incapacitated, the person is not allowed to play in any BERA activity or sport until once again cleared by the clinic.

BERA sports related warm-ups and stretching activities prior to and after the event.

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Activity Contact Person Bldg. Ext. Brief Description
African-American Affinity Group Janine Truitt 400B 2431 AAAG exists to provide a forum where employees and guests can promote awareness of the Black, African, African-American and Caribbean cultures, share professional insights, acquire information and provide leadership on their careers and work environment within BNL.
Amateur Radio Club Hugh McNeil     Operates 440-MHz amateur repeater and promotes amateur radio activities.
Antique & Classic Motoring Club Larry Fareria 510E 2796 Promotes interest in preservation and enjoyment of antique and classic vehicles.
Archery Club Paul Humbert 452 5829 Uses outdoor range year-round.
Membership Application ~ Safety Instructions
Art Society Robert Chrien 510A 3903 Organizes professional and employee exhibits.
Asian Pacific American Association Susan Eng Wong
Marie VanBuren

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The APAA promotes unity and awareness through educational/cultural/social programs, the annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events, and through discussion of issues that affect the Asian Pacific American community at BNL
Aviation Club Vincent Castillo 911B 3772 Meets monthly to promote understanding, safety, and enjoyment of flying.
Badminton Club
Stretching & Warm-up
Erik Muller 535B 8112 Casual play on reserved courts, lunch times and Saturdays year round/singles ladder and doubles tournament runs Sept. - April.
B-Fit (Brookhaven Financial Information Team) Susan Perino 745 2483 Club shares information related to personal finance and investing with the goal of increasing members' awareness of the need for sound financial planning.
Ballroom Dance Club Vinita Ghosh 197D 6226 Meets on Wednesday evenings in the North Room at the Brookhaven Center for ballroom dance lessons given by a professional instructor.
Basketball League Jim Desmond 725D 4837 Teams compete once a week in gym, December - March.
Bodybuilding Club Paul Sampson 911A 7178 Members meet during open gym hours.
BREA (Brookhaven Retired Employees' Association) Ken Mohring 400A  5090 Retired employees meet and discuss issues concerning retirees benefits, etc.
Camera Club Joseph Gettler 400C 3584 Meets monthly; uses club's darkroom facilities for black & white and color processing.
Camping Club Ed Stein 510A 4427 Organizes camp-outs spring, summer, and fall off-site. Holds monthly meetings.
Chinese Students and Scholars Club (CSSC) Chaofeng Mi 911A 5111 Meets several times a year to promote and celebrate Chinese culture, play sports and outdoor activities, and renew friendship among us.
Craft Club Ruth Comas 488 3545 Have the opportunity to enjoy and learn about making jewelry and other crafts. Instructors invited to increase our knowledge as well as meet on our own.
GLOBE Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees Michael Hauptmann 902C 4202 Meets monthly to provide information and have discussions about issues that affect the GLOBE employees at the Laboratory.
Golf League Jeff Williams 120 5587 Teams compete weekly May thru Aug. and hold tournaments at local courses.
SAFETY REMINDER: NO golfing at softball fields 1-4! Golfing is only allowable across from security (Bldg. 50), on the south side of Brookhaven Center only. NOT by the water tower or on the large lawn by the Guest House.
Hispanic Heritage Club Carmen Narvaez 422 3254 Organizes the Hispanic Heritage Celebration, which runs from September 15 to October 15 each year. Holds meetings as needed.
Indo-American Association Vatsal Bhatt 815 5453 Promotes the culture of Indian subcontinent through festivals, dances, and concerts.
Jiu Jitsu-Judo Club Tom Baldwin 452 4556 Classes are appropriate for all abilities of men, women and children, ages six and up.
Motorcycle Club John McCaffrey 902B 8162 Promotes enjoyment of motorcycling. Sponsors motorcycle safety courses. Meets 1st Thursday of month @ Center, 5pm
Music Club Pete Selgrad 743 5761 Meets weekly to play live music, organizes concerts with BNL & local talent, promotes live music through ethnic diversity and community relations.
R/C Model Club Robert Sikora 1005S 4875 Operates radio-controlled model planes and cars, lunchtime and scheduled weekends.
Reiki Community Circle Nicole Bernholc 120 2027 Provide the structure for people to incorporate health enhancing skills in their lives. Weekly meditations and hands-on healing. Meet Thursdays in Bldg. 51 Conference Room at Noon.
Rifle & Pistol Club Pete Selgrad 830M 5761 Holds shoots year-round at off-site range. No firearms allowed on BNL site. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month in Bldg 535 Conference Room at noon.
Running & Cycling Club
Stretching & Warm-up/Cycling
Stretching & Warm-up/Walking
Paul Geiger 460 3308 Schedules meets spring and fall; holds planning meetings as necessary.
Ways to Minimize Common Overuse Injuries
Proper Bicycle Fitting
Scuba Club Deborah Bauer 555 5664 Provides an opportunity for BNLers and family that love diving to meet new dive buddy’s while learning more about the sport.
Singles Social Club       To get singles to mingle, travel, participate in activities, meet and make friends, have fun and be happy.
Soccer League
Stretching & Warm-up
Joseph Piacentino, Jr. 911C 4616 Plays soccer on the ball field in the gazebo area.
Softball League
Stretching & Warm-up
Paul Sampson 911A 7178 League plays May - September on four ball fields.
Social and Cultural Club Donna Grabowski 535B 2720 Meets weekly to build closer ties between BNL and its neighbors through dance socials and lessons; organizes ethnic food parties, karaoke sessions, etc. to promote cultural awareness.
Swim Club Wlodzimierz Guryn 510D 3878 Organized to promote health and fitness through swimming.
Table Tennis Club
Stretching & Warm-up
Jianming Bai 743 2583 Plays at noontime in gymnasium and Recreation Bldg.317
Tai Chi Club Adam Rusek 911B 5830 Ancient Chinese art, which is soft flowing, mentally relaxing form of exercise. Meets three days a week at Brookhaven Center.
Toastmasters Beth Lin 463 3372 Meets twice a month to practice and improve speaking skills needed for prepared speeches and extemporaneous speaking.
Trailblazers Alex Korol 326 4810 Promote snowmobile safety and arrange nature watching trips and tours.
Ultimate Frisbee Club Gene Van Buren 510A 7953 Meets on Monday & Thursday at 5:30pm in the field in front of Currie House during good weather. All are welcome from beginners to experienced players.
Veterans Association (BVA) Joe Sullivan 744 8119 To support BNL veterans and employees who are faced with the challenges of their loved ones currently serving in the military.
Volleyball League
Stretching & Warm-up
Alain Domingo 725D 7060 The League plays in the gym on Mon & Wed eve, with practice games on Thurs Noon and Sat at 10am.

If you have a question that is not addressed on this page, please contact Christine Carter at 631-344-5090 or Joanne Delles at 631-344-8481.

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Last Modified: October 2, 2014


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