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Former members of the Chi Sigma Chi fraternity from Jamestown High School recently visited the WCD Boys and Girls Club. Pictured rear from left is Ollie Erickson; Dave Chal; Phil Carcione; Robin Lawson, WCD Boys and Girls Club Program Director; and Al Johnson. Pictured, front row from left, are Adrianna H., Zurieal A. and Annalize M., members of the WCD Boys and Girls Club.

For nearly 50 years, members of the Chi Sigma Chi fraternity of Jamestown High School have spent their free time playing sports at the Boys Club.

Now named the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown, the organization continues to provide young people with a safe place to gather while offering programs related to academic achievement, good character and citizenship, as well as to healthy lifestyles.

In 2010, decades after the Chi Sig brothers graduated from Jamestown High School, they established the Chi Sigma Chi Remembrance Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. This designated fund annually awards dollars to the WCD Boys and Girls Club.

“Our involvement with the Boys Club was so important to the development of our members that we felt that all young people in our community should have the same development, social and leadership opportunities,” Fellowship members wrote in 2010.

According to Jeff Kroon, executive director of the WCD Boys and Girls Club, these annual dollars are used to promote summer activities for young members ages 5 to 18, purchase supplies, sports equipment and snacks.

“Many Chi Sig members have fond memories of coming to the Club as teenagers,” noted Jeff Kroon, executive director of the WCD Boys and Girls Club. “They expressed their great satisfaction at being able to help our current young members continue the tradition of having fun at the Club with their friends.”

On August 6, Chi Sig members will host a reunion picnic for its members and their families. The picnic will be held at Vikings Lake Park from noon to 4 p.m. For more information about the event or to RSVP, please contact Ollie Erickson at (716) 483-1700.

Currently, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation manages over 700 endowment funds that support emerging community needs, charities, and local students continuing their education. At the end of 2021, the Foundation’s asset level was $142.2 million.

To support the Chi Sigma Chi Remembrance Fund, tax-deductible donations can be made by credit card by visiting or by mailing a check to the Foundation’s office at 418 Spring Street in Jamestown.

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