State/Local Councils

MCSS also works with local councils that serve regions of the state. Representatives of these councils sit on the MCSS Board of Directors as voting members. Local councils provide programs for their members several times a year; these programs enhance the knowledge and teaching skills of attendees and offer opportunities for camaraderie and interaction with our peers in the same geographic region.

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To join MCSS and the local councils go to the Membership page.

Central Mass. Council for the Social Studies (CMCSS)

  • For the area from Route 128 west to roughly Ware, Barre, Spencer. The president is Paul Lambert.
    Dues are $5.00 per year.

Greater Boston Council for the Social Studies (GBCSS)

  • Covers the area within Route 128. The president is Steve Goode.
    Dues are $5 per year.

Merrimack Valley Council for the Social Studies (MVCSS)

  • Covers the area from Route 128 north to New Hampshire and west to Route 2. The president is Mary Ellen Sorensen.
    Dues are $5 per year.

Southeast Mass. Council for the Social Studies (SEMCSS)

  • Covers the area from approximately Route 25 south to the coast or Rhode Island. Meetings are usually held in New Bedford or Fall River or the general area. The Executive Secretary is Fred Cole, 23 Arrowhead Lane, South Dartmouth, MA 02748-2001.
    Dues are $10 per year.

South Shore Council for the Social Studies

  • Covers the area from 128 south to Route 25 and from the coast (roughly Braintree to Plymouth) to Norwood, Franklin, Bellingham, Attleboro. Meetings are usually held at various locales throughout the South Shore.
    Dues are $10 per year.

Western Mass. Council for the Social Studies (WMCSS)

  • Covers the area west from Barre, Spencer to New York. Leaders of the council are Virginia Ahart and Tonya Aitken.
    Dues are $5 per year.