Monthly Archives: November 2011

Holiday Season

The Anacortes Club is decking its halls for the Holiday Season, starting with our annual Wreath Making Event. Families will enjoy a spaghetti dinner before designing and creating their own wreath to take and decorate their homes with! It will be a night of holiday fun for the whole family! The event is this Friday, December 2nd from 6:00-8:30pm. Come start your Holiday Season with us!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, we are very thankful for our Club members & families, our countless partners, volunteers and supporters who help create great futures at our Clubs each day! We are so blessed to have your support! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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We are thankful!

What a generous community we live in! We are so thankful for the Burlington Michael’s for their BIG donation of school and craft supplies! Best Buy made a very nice donation of school supplies as well! And thank you to Heather Bryson donating half of her craft room for the kids! We feel very blessed!

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Theme of the month

The November theme of the month in Mt. Vernon is learning to be thankful! As we near Thanksgiving the Mount Vernon Club would just like to say thank you to all of our wonderful families and club members and our great community that supports us! We truly appreciate and cherish you all!

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“A Night on the Towns”

Skagit Raises GREAT Kids! Thank you to the 190 Boys & Girls Club supporters who attended “A Night on the Towns” on Saturday, November 5th! Because of your generosity, you raised over $85,000 for Skagit County kids!!!! Thank you to our Major Sponsor: HRC CORP; Event Sponsor: The Foresters; Club Experience Sponsor: Fisher & Sons; Jewelry Raffle Sponsors: Burton Jewelers, Skagit Transportation, INC and John L Scott Real Estate! Thank you to Palmers Oyster Creek Inn for catering a delicious meal!


Big thanks also go to the Table Sponsors: Annette Booth, Columbia Distributing, Mike & Dianne Crawford, Mike Gubrud, Harper Haines Group, Troy Kunz: Edward Jones Investments, John & Christie Lum, Mayor Dean Maxwell, Maggie Potter, McAdams-Wright-Ragen , Samish Indian Nation, Skagit State Bank , Stiles & Stiles, Inc., Swinomish Yacht Club, Tesoro Petroleum Refinery.


More generous supporters who donated their services for the event: Bayside Specialties, Balloon Splendor, BrandQuery, Columbia Distributing, Consumer Rental, D&O Images, Georgetown, Mac & Jacks Brewery, META Performing Arts, “Babes in Toyland” Children’s Chorus, MillerCoors , Jeff Morriss, Skagit Gardens.


And last but not least, many thanks go to the Board Members, Volunteers, Club Staff, Parents and Club members who created a wonderful event in honor of Skagit’s Kids!

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Donation from the Seattle Mariner’s and Centerplate

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County is pleased to announce a generous donation from the Seattle Mariner’s and Centerplate in the amount of $6334.09 in memory of Rick Kaminski. The donation comes from the proceeds of peanut sales at Safeco Field this past July and a donation from the Mariner’s non-profit foundation Mariner’s Care. As one of our organization’s biggest supporters, Rick used his unique skills to help our fundraising efforts for many years. Thank you to the Mariner’s, Mariner’s Care and Centerplate – This donation in honor of “The Peanut Man” will allow us to make a difference in the lives of Skagit County youth and teens. Thank you to Candi, Rick’s longtime partner, for ensuring Rick’s memory lives on through his charity of choice at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County.

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Great ideas

The Mount Vernon Club is learning that young people can make a difference in the world! Along with our lesson plan on elections, several of our club members have taken the time to write letters to President Obama. Our hope is to not only build confidence in their writing abilities but empower them with the belief that with action, a good idea can turn into reality!

 Some of our club members suggestions to help make the world a better place included cleaning up litter, being respectful, being happy and nice to your family and friends, and don’t be a bully! Great ideas from a great group of kids!

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Donation from Jerry & Jeri Kaufman

A great big huge thank you goes out to Jerry & Jeri Kaufman who donated their amazing collection of McDonald’s Toys and Memorabilia to the Boys & Girls Club! The donation is in memory of Myrna Kaufman who started the collection in 1983 and continued until 2003. Myrna’s collection is very unique; it includes not only Happy Meal Toys, but many McDonald collectible items. The collection is valued at over $10,000. The proceeds from the sale of these items will help the Boys & Girls Clubs teach teens how to sell items on Ebay and also how to be philanthropic and help the organization that does so much for them! Thank you Jerry and Jeri!

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Silent auction at the Kiwanis Chowder

The La Conner Club wants to thank everyone who helped make the silent auction at the Kiwanis Chowder by the Channel on Saturday a success! It was a true community effort. Thanks for supporting the kids of La Conner with your bids, too!

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Youth of the Month – November, 2011.

Amador Q.

Amador Q., Age 11
Amador is a student at Jefferson Elementary. He has been a member for 5 years. Amador is involved in several programs around the Club including Junior Staff. He really enjoys Triple Play Sports and the Healthy Habits Cooking Club. He was the 2011 Mount Vernon Male Youth of the Year.








Brianna R.

Brianna R., Age 10
Brianna is a student at Centennial Elementary. She has been a member for 5 years. Brianna enjoys participating in Junior Staff, SMART Girls and Cooking Club. She was the 2011 Mount Vernon Female Youth of the Year.



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