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Welcome to the website of the Brooktondale Community Center! For the latest news about the BCC and surrounding community, please check out “The Old Mill,” our monthly newsletter.

With a history spanning more than six decades, the BCC is situated in the hamlet of Brooktondale, NY, near Cornell University and Ithaca College in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes region. It serves as a vibrant social center to residents of the hamlet as well as the surrounding Town of Caroline, hosting many volunteer-led social, recreational, educational, and charitable activities. The Center has two indoor facilities, each with its own kitchen and meeting rooms. In the main building, a large multi-purpose space hosts occasional town meetings as well as indoor recreational events like table tennis, Wii, and community movies. On the tree-surrounded grounds of the BCC, children enjoy a playground and large grass-covered space for outdoor concerts and athletic activities. The BCC also has a regulation-sized asphalt-covered basketball court, and a community-maintained perennial garden.

BCC Bylaws Update:

The Bylaws of the Brooktondale Community Center (BCC) are in the process of being updated by a committee of community members. The proposed changes to the Bylaws will be presented at an open question/answer session on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 PM in the “South Room of the BCC “Old Fire Hall”. The proposed revised Bylaws will be voted on at the BCC’s ANNUAL MEETING (and dish-to-pass dinner) on January 17 at 5:30 PM at the BCC. The last time the BCC Bylaws were updated was in 2009. To view this 2009 version, please visit the following web link: http://brooktondalecc.org/bcc-bylaws

Some key points the Bylaws Committee is considering:

Allowing up to 3 BCC co-Chairs to help distribute the workload and share leadership responsibilities.

Permitting board alternates to vote on behalf of an absent director

Introducing a Code of Ethics requirement for BCC board members and other changes to comply with the NYS Non-Profit Revitalization Law

More clearly defining the general roles and responsibilities of BCC directors

Clarifying the duration of BCC board officer’s terms

If you have suggestions or feedback that you would like the BCC Bylaws Committee to consider, please email them no later than December 5, 2014 to:


Or send them via the USPS (postmarked no later than Dec 3) to:

John Haines-Eitzen/BCC Bylaws
P.O. Box 133, Brooktondale, NY 14817
Brooktondale, NY 14817

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