About Our Club
The CBT Alumni Club was formed from the CBT Retirees Club, after CBT no longer existed except in the hearts and minds of those who had worked there. Anyone who ever worked at CBT is welcome to join. Membership is $7 per year.
The Board of Directors is a working board that creates and presents social events each year and a semi-annual newsletter for the membership. Board Members for 2013:
The CBT Alumni Club has a philanthropic aspect. We wrap up every year at our Annual Meeting and Holiday Party. While celebrating together, we collect a truckload of food, mittens, scarves, books, and toys each December. These have been donated in past years to such charities as Toys for Tots, Manchester’s Blue Angels, the Samaritan Place for the homeless, the Good Shepherd’s Place Soup Kitchen; the East Hartford Food Bank, the Plainville Food Bank, Community Partners in Action, and My Sister’s Place in Hartford, and various military support groups.
The Club endeavors to keep people connected and offers a network of support. The web site and email communications were added in 2002 to enhance these functions. The web site serves as a way to keep members informed about the Club and its events, to post photos after social events, and to place obituary notices in a single, easy-to-access location. There is an alert list which members may opt to be on to receive timely obituary notices via email.
Since 2004 a current-day newsletter has been published called The Connection. Members receive a spring and a fall newsletter each year, and sometimes a winter issue.
The Club currently has members in these states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. We have upwards of 450 active members, over 300 of whom have given us their email addresses.
The beat does go on!