Sign-up Ends Today for Read Aloud

Boston College employees interested in participating in the Read Aloud Program, which sends volunteers to read to local schoolchildren, must register by the end of today at the Employee Development Office, More 315, or e-mail completed registration information to

Participants in Read Aloud are divided into teams and assigned to a particular class at the Mary Lyons and Garfield elementary schools in Brighton. The time commitment is one hour a month, approximately noon-1 p.m. Volunteers also must attend a one-hour training session on Sept. 13 or 14.

For more information on Read Aloud, call the Office of State and Community Affairs at ext.2-4787 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

RecPlex memberships now available

The Flynn Recreation Complex, which is operating on a limited basis while awaiting completion of a summer-long renovation project, is now offering membership sales for the 2000-2001 academic year to employees, students and spouses.

Membership rates are $110 for a semester and $200 for the academic year; annual fees are $260 for employees and their spouses, $230 for students and student spouses.

Fees may be paid by check, MasterCard, Visa or money order to the Boston College Athletic Association. Full-time, regular employees also can elect to pay via the payroll deduction plan over five months, but only if they initiate payment before Sept. 18.

For further information, please contact the RecPlex at ext.2-3035.

Alumni awards to be presented Sept. 21

The Alumni Association will hold its annual awards ceremony and reception on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m. in Robsham Theater.

Among the awards to be presented during the event are the William V. McKenney Award, which is given annually to a graduate in recognition of lifetime achievement; Awards of Excellence in the fields of arts and humanities, commerce, education, health services, law, public service, religion and science; and the Young Alumni Achievement Award.

Contact the Alumni Association at ext. 2-4700 for additional information and reservations.

Ride for Kids event seeking volunteers

Members of the Boston College community are encouraged to serve as riders or volunteers for the Sept. 23 Rodman Ride for Kids, an annual bike tour in southeastern Massachusetts that seeks to raise $1.6 million to help children at risk.

Since the event began in 1989, it has generated more than $4 million for children's charities in the state through the generosity of corporate sponsors, riders and volunteers. Riders choose a 25, 50, or 100-mile bike tour through scenic flat routes in southeastern Massachusetts. All routes begin and end at the Rodman Health and Fitness Center on Route 1 in Foxboro. Volunteers are needed to help man water stops and perform other needed tasks.

For more information, call (800)395-RIDE, e-mail, or visit the Ride for Kids World Wide Web site at


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