It takes many people
to make a dream a reality.

                                                                                                   Walt Disney….

The late Jerry Matelski was a dreamer and a visionary.  In 2009, he helped form Boyne Country Community Center Inc, a non-profit 501(c)(3) group whose dream was to open a community center building in Boyne City.  Sadly, Jerry died in December, 2010 but his community center dream did not die at that time.

In January, 2011, the Boyne City Masons sold their solid 57-year-old building to us for a bargain price of $50,000.  The 6,000 square foot, two story building is located across from Boyne City's Veteran’s Park.  Northwestern Bank generously provided a $50,000 loan to fund the building purchase.   Thanks to many major donors listed below, the loan was  paid off in just six weeks.  Since then, many individuals, clubs, and businesses have made one-time donations of $500, $1,000, and more to help fund planned building improvements, which could cost as much as $150,000 to complete. We need more money to complete

In addition to the $50,000 donated to buy the building, $69,500 in additional donations  haa been collected through donations and six successful fundraiser concerts to fund the remodeling projects.  We have been spending our money frugally and carefully, using volunteer labor from many community members to date.  In 2012, we received our property tax exemption status since we are a non-profit 501(c)organization, reducing our yearly operational costs.  We presently own our own building with no mortgage, no rent and no property taxes to pay. That's not bad for a six year old grassroots organization.

The community center's volunteer board of directors hopes this building will provide Boyne City area teenagers a safe, fun, supervised environment, while also providing a community building for various adult group activities.

The community center's website lists the proposed building upgrades, which include a new front entrance, two enlarged handicapped bathrooms per floor, and a new rear entrance with a vertical wheel chair lift making our two story building barrier free.  Renovations are ongoing inside the building with volunteer labor.  The main reason our building is not open is we do not have enough money to complete the required renovations and we do not want to go into debt.

You can help the Boyne Country Community Center stay debt free by joining the growing list of Major Donors with a one-time, tax-deductible donation.  We receive no funding from local or federal government. Major Donors will be recognized on a permanent plaque in the  community center lobby.  

    We would like to thank the following Major Donors who are making this dream a reality!  

Construction Community
Donated Services

LE Design - Building Design
C2AE -
Mo Bacciocchi & Jason McNitt

Performance Painting
Bill Bolger -General Contractor
Hamlin Conctruction
County Wide Construction

Community Organizations

Boyne Valley Lions Club
Kiwanis Club of Boyne City
Fraternal Order of Eagles #1583
Genesis Church

Manufacturing Community 

Consumer's Energy
Industrial Magnetics Inc
PVS Chemicals
Jervis B Webb Company

Lexamar Employees

Medical Community

Dr Richard & Linda Mansfield
Dr Dennis & Denise Kirkby
Dr Tom & Karen Veryser
Dr Danielle & Rob Swartz

Legal Community

Clifford & Lucia Storr

Financial Community

Chemical Bank
4Front Credit Union
Bank of Northern Michigan
Fifth Third Bank
FirstMerit Bank

Educational Community 

Fred & Lisa Sitkins
Peter & Cammie Moss

Realtor Community 

Lynda’s Real Estate Service
Mark Kowalske
Chris & Sara Christensen
David Beek

Media Community

Charlevoix County News
Weekly Choice
Boyne City Shopping Guide
Boyne City Gazette

WCMU Public Radio
LITE 96.3 Radio

Business Community

Boyne City Ace Hardware
Korthase Flinn Insurance
Family Fare Super Market - Boyne City

F.O. Barden & Son
Boyne City Subway
Boyne City Motel
Cafe Sante`
Boyne Bus Company 
Red Mesa Grill
Sommerset Pointe
Boyne City BC Pizza
Dan Woods Plumbing & Heating
Red Brick Salon
Boyne Mountain Resort
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tours
Country Now & Then/Up the Lazy River
American Waste
Boyne True Value Hardware
Avalon & Tahoe Pontoon Boat Company
Dilworth Hotel

Community Individuals

Gordon & Joyce Lambie
Mark Kowalske
Jim & Sharon White
Dennis & Mary Jo Rutkowski 
Pam Grove & Jeff Lindsay
Donna Moll
Inez Nobel
Rod & Michelle Courtright
Floyd & Nancy Wright
Ed & Cindy Grice
Van White
James B Nicholson 
Kirk & Lynn Jabara
Jim & Barb Hornbeck
Arch & Trish Wright
Mike & Ralph Stowe
Jerry & Linda Nielsen
Mike & Judy Jackson
Walt & Susan Coyle
Steve & Nancy Weber

Russ & Chris Otterbine
Bill Leary
Joe Dilger
Howard & Marcia Newkirk
Paul & Yumi Barden
Tom & Michele Carter
Jeff & Julie Bradford
Kem & Mary Hawkins
Skip & Anne Simms
Doug & Sharon Bean
Bil & Sue Keiser
Gordon & Deb Rushlow
Bill & Carol Nason
im M. Nicholson 
Michael & Kathleen Sheehan
Bob Oles

Terry & Betty Desmond
Jim & Jennifer Jensen
Jim & Carole Carroll
Roger Perreault & Paula Larson
Tom & Jill Smith
Frank & Cindy Malin

John Cooper


Special thanks to:  

Paula Poundstone


 JIM WHITE AT 231-675-4016

Click here to donate via PayPal   up to $500  

You only need a credit card or PayPal account to make a donation via PayPal. All donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be e-mailed from PayPal denoting your 501(c)(3) donation. If you wish to make a donation of more than $500 or don't wish to use PayPal, please contact our Fund Raising chairman on our Contact Us page.

Please check out our Thank You page to see more of our supporters who have provided labor, materials, and tax-deductable cash donations.


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