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Barry’s Northeast Connection 2012 Auction

Barry's Northeast Connection is offering a Manilow Package for auction to benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure OR Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation. The winner chooses the charity!


  • a copy of Barry Manilow I (vinyl LP)
  • a copy of the invitation to his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • a windshield protector
  • several BarryGrams
  • signed copy of his Barry Album cover
  • two cassette tapes (Barry Manilow - Greatest hits Vol. 1, and Barry Manilow - Singin' With the Big Bands)
  • a picture laminated onto a wooden frame
  • a copy of the One Last Time Concert Book from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas!

Starting Bid: $200 (plus shipping costs)

Please contact Geri Fanelli at if you are interested in bidding on this package.

THANKS for your support!!

Results of
Barry's Northeast Connection's Very Special Fundraiser

to benefit

Our club raised a GRAND TOTAL of $345.00 for the Manilow Music Project!
Note: Everyone who sent in a donation received a Very Special Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Barry prize among the list of Great Barry Prizes:

  • Manilow posterized T-Shirt
  • Philly Barry Picture T-Shirt
  • Manilow LIVE2002! Tour Program
  • Barry Compact Mirror
  • Package of 6 Barry Pictures: Live Photo Pack through the years of Barry's Career
  • "Take The Manilow Challenge" Pin
  • Set of 5 Barry Manilow Picture Pins
  • Hot Tonight 1983 Barry Tour Pin (w/Barry picture)
  • Manilow: Music and Passion Barry Picture Key Chain
  • Manilow: One Night Live! Barry Picture Key Chain
  • Ultimate Manilow: The Hits Lanyard
  • Barry Manilow Logo Shoe Strings (from 1983 Hot Tonight Tour)
  • Barry Manilow picture Key Chain
  • Ultimate Manilow: The Hits Dog Tag Necklace
  • Manilow Song Titles T-Shirt (Black, New)
  • Barry in PJ's Pillow Case (New)
  • Barry in PJ's T-Shirt (New)

All who donated were also entered into a Special Drawing where the lucky winner won the remaining Great Barry Prizes at the end of the fundraiser.

The winner of the Big Drawing for all who donated was . . . . . Becky Newman!

We thank EVERYONE who donated to the Manilow Music Project and greatly appreciate all your donations more than words can say!!

Results of
Barry’s Northeast Connection 2010 Silent Auction


Barry's Northeast Connection is happy to report we raised $370.00 for ASRC in April!

THANKS to EVERYONE who donated to this great cause!!

On behalf of our volunteers, families, Board Members and staff, we wish to thank you for your Generous Donation of $370.00 for Team Sydney for the Autism Spectrum Resource Center’s 12th Annual Walk for Autism.

Through the support of our contributors we are able to continue our work of supporting and educating parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as the professionals who work with our children. Our mission is to provide information, resources, training and support to families and professionals working with those individuals who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Donations received by ASRC are donated to our organizational objectives and will not provide benefits or services required to be valued in consideration for gifts. ASRC is a 501 (c) (3) corporation, which means that any donation to ASRC is fully tax deductible.

Thank you again for your support.


Lois Rosenwald
Executive Director

Autism Walk 2010: Food Line!
(photo provided by Karen Elimelech)

Autism Walk 2010: "Team Sydney"
(photo provided by Karen Elimelech)

Charities Supported

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American Cancer Society

From The Keene Sentinel (February 20, 2008):

In Keene, NH The Kingsbury Center for Cancer Care received a donation of $125 from BARRY's NORTHEAST CONNECTION Barry Manilow Fan club (based in Keene, NH) which is officially sanctioned by The Barry Manilow International Fan Club (The BMIFC).

Lisa Whitney, the Director of Barry's Northeast Connection BMFC lives in Keene, NH and chose the Kingsbury Center for Cancer Care (KCCC) as the recipient of this money after her mother, received treatment for breast cancer there.

It is a requirement of all officially sanctioned (by the Barry Manilow International Fan Club) Local Barry Manilow Fan Clubs to do fund raising every year for our club's selected charities and KCCC receives a donation from our club every year as a result of our club's fund raising efforts in honor of Barry Manilow.

"I chose to have The Kingsbury Center for Cancer Care as one of our club charities because my mother, Becky Newman (of Keene, NH) is now in her 8th year 'cancer free'," L. Whitney said in a recent email message.

Letter received for our donation to KCCC (2006)

Dear Lisa,

Thank you for your donation from the Barry Manilow Fan Club (BARRY's NORTHEAST CONNECTION BMFC) to the Kingsbury Center for Cancer Care! We believe it is gifts such as yours that help bring meaning and purpose into the lives of donors.

Your very generous gift of $525.00 will help with the Kingsbury Center for Cancer Care expansion project. The construction plans are complete and we have started work on the building foundation. We hope to have the facility complete in January 2007. Through the expansion of the facility, we will continue to ensure all cancer patients who come through our doors receive the best of cancer care in a facility that encourages privacy, support from family and friends, medical excellence and compassion, provided by physicians, nurses and staff who love what they do and know that it matters.

We are a community which takes great pride in caring for our own. Your financial donation helps us continue to make that possible day after day, one patient at a time.

With deep gratitude,

Steven Larmon, MD
Medical Director, KCCC (The Kingsbury Center for Cancer Care )

"The Way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning".

by Mitch Albom

Moments To Remember

Washington, DC, BMIFC Convention (1987)

Lisa Whitney with Barry Manilow:
Washington, DC, BMIFC Convention (1987)

Lisa's Platinum in Boston (Oct. 1, 2004)

Geri Fanelli (October 2004)

Lisa & Geri outside AC Boardwalk Hall (2006)

Lisa Whitney and Barry Manilow:
Providence, RI, Journal Bulletin (1982)

Lisa's Platinum in Boston (Oct. 1, 2004)

Lisa Whitney (2007)

Membership Information

  • If you would like to join Barry's Northeast Connection BMFC, please e-mail the following information about yourself to our club co-director Geri at

    • Your Name
    • BMIFC Membership No. (If you are not a current member of the BMIFC, CLICK HERE)
    • "Snail Mail" Address
    • E-Mail Address
    • Birthday
    • Phone Number
    • Favorite Barry Song and Why
    • When You First Heard About Barry Manilow
    • First Barry Concert (When, Where)
    • Latest Barry Concert (When, Where)
    • How, When, Where, and Why You Became a Barry Fan/Friend/Fanilow
    • Anything Else You Would Like to Tell Us About Yourself and Your Barry Experiences

  • Annual Membership in Barry's Northeast Connection is $10 for each member, with dues going to one of our club charities: KCCC or LSLF.

  • Please send membership dues (and indicate club charity of your choice) to:

      Geri Fanelli
      Barry's Northeast Connection BMFC
      2049 Barnsboro Road V-9
      Washington Township, NJ 08012

      If you'd like to donate to our club charity, please make check out to LSLF/Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation or KCCC/The Kingsbury Center for Cancer Care.

  • Our exclusive "Stars In The Night" Journal (club newsletter) is available to our members on-line, and members have access to our official club website.

Contact Us

E-mail Lisa Whitney (Director)
E-mail Geri Fanelli (Co-Director)
E-mail Lisa Bertrand (Co-Director)

or visit us at

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