It is the mission of the Black River Advancement Association to assist in the development of the Black River area, located in the Town of Wilson, and in the perpetuation of its wildlife and natural beauty. Join your neighbors in this worthwhile effort.
The annual membership fee is $10 for one year or $50 for six years. Your $10 membership fee, combined with all the other membership fees, provide the BRAA with a significant portion of the annual operating budget. If you would like to become a member and help support and maintain this Black River tradition, email Membership
The below benefits are for active Black River Advancement Association members:
- Invitation to member events and programs
- Social center for community
- Reduced hall rental fees and early bookings
The Black River Advancement Association’s Board of Directors has set a goal to reach 200 paid memberships. In the 1980s, thanks in large part to Fritz Rammer’s efforts, the association had close to 300 paid members. Our membership is currently at 140.
The BRAA five main sources of income are listed below.
- Membership fees
- Fall Fry Proceeds
- Hall Rentals
- Endowment Fund
Where Does Money Go?
Money raised from the above income sources is directed to hall operation/maintenance /improvements (i.e. gas bills, electric bills, insurance, advertising, mailings, lawn equipment, roof, etc.). Additionally, we also donated money for the Fireman’s Park renovation and maintenance of the Jung Bell tower. The Black River Museum/Ecology Center is our current financial focus.