BERA Club Activities

Weight Room or Fitness Activities:  Any contractor or BERA member 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 CLUB ACTIVITIES: 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 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 Advancement Group Juanita McKinney 515 3915 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 Joe Levesque 902M 4259 The Radio Club is here to promote the hobby to anyone with an interest. We provide emergency communications during weather events. We hold licensing classes regularly for those interested in obtaining an amateur radio operatorís license.
Archery Club Paul Humbert 452 5829 Uses outdoor range year-round.
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Asian Pacific American Association Susan Eng Wong
Marie VanBuren
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.
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.
BNL Pride Alliance Deborah Bauer 860 5664 Meets periodically to provide information and have discussions about issues that affect LGBT employees at the Laboratory.
Bodybuilding Club Paul Sampson 911A 7178 Members meet during open gym hours.
BREA (Brookhaven Retired Employees' Association) Arnold Moodenbaugh 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.
Chinese Students and Scholars Club (CSSC) Mengnan Zou 535B 8787 Meets several times a year to promote and celebrate Chinese culture, play sports and outdoor activities, and renew friendship among us.
Garden Club Clark, Alison 460 7111 To share practical and creative ideas for gardening on LI and at the Brookhaven Square Park
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 Group Liz Flynn 460 3834 The Hispanic Heritage Group (HHG) aims to raise awareness and aesthetic appreciation of Hispanic culture at the lab. We meet monthly.
Indo-American Association Vatsal Bhatt 815 5453 Promotes the culture of Indian subcontinent through festivals, dances, and concerts.
Maker Club Emily Plassmann
911B 2081 Join the Maker Movement. Be empowered to become a confident creator, inventor or tinkerer who can design and collaborate on projects. We endeavor to provide mentoring and education for beginners while challenging more advanced makers. Come share ideas, concepts, techniques, knowledge and fellowship.
Motorcycle Club Scott Restmeyer 911B 5015 Promotes enjoyment of motorcycling. Sponsors motorcycle safety courses. Meets 2nd Thursday of month and location will be announced.
BNL Rock & Blues Music Club Steve Campo 50 2238 Meets weekly to play live music, organizes concerts with BNL & local talent, promotes live music through ethnic diversity and community relations.
Pokemon Go Walking Club Kyle Vaz
Renee Warno
Meets at lunchtime & after hours to promote fitness while trying to catch Pokemon. 
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. Please call for meeting location.
Rifle & Pistol Club Jesse Fite
Joe Moskowitz
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
Betty Elder 515 3562 Schedules meets spring and fall; holds planning meetings as necessary.
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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.
Swim Club Wlodzimierz Guryn 510D 3878 Organized to promote health and fitness through swimming.
Table Tennis Club
Stretching & Warm-up
Michael Mc Guigan 463B 2695 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.
Tennis Club Ai Kagawa 725 6177 The club meets to play Tennis together during lunchtimes and after hours.
Trail Blazer Club Alex Korol 933 4810 No sponsored trips or events, but group will meet to discuss snow mobiles and best riding practices.
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) Shirley Kendall 400B 3318 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
Travis Shrey 911A 7451 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 Renee Warno.

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