Monthly Archives: February 2012

Family Night Open House

Take the Leap – Visit A Club… TONIGHT! Remember to stop by your local Club for Family Night Open House from 6 pm to 7:30 pm (5:30-7 pm in La Conner)! Join us for dinner and fun activities and each Club will be honoring their Youth of the Month! Guests are VERY welcome and there is no cost to attend! Looking forward to celebrating Leap Day with you!

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Fun at Anacortes Club

The Anacortes Club has had such a fun couple of weeks! From our Zumbatomic Club’s dance party, to the first annual Presidential Debates (Congratulations to our new President: Nereida DeLaRosa), to our 2012 Club Academy Awards Ceremony, our Club has been non-stop fun! Come see what its all about tonight at our Family Night Open House from 6:00 to 7:30!

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Mayor’s Coffee Hour at the Mount Vernon Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County is proud to host Mount Vernon Mayor Jill Boudreau during a Mayor’s Coffee Hour at our Mount Vernon Club on Friday, March 9, 2011 from 1000am till 1100am. 

We encourage Club families and our community partners to come and support Mayor Boudreau and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County during this wonderful event. 

For more details contact David Conover at (360) 419-3723.

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BGCSC Executive Director to guest on KAPS County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County Executive Director, David Conover will appear as a guest on Mount Vernon’s KAPS Radio, 660AM. Tune in Wednesday, February 29th between 900am and 930am to hear David talk about the organization’s Skagit Raises Great Kids, Formula for Impact, and Four Years, Four Clubs initiatives.

He will also discuss our “Take the Leap, Visit a Club” Family Night event happen at our Clubs later in the day and our upcoming Annual Campaign Breakfast on March 14, 2012.

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New SMART Girls program at Mount Vernon Club

The Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club has started up a new SMART Girls program! The girls are excited to be part of something that is their’s exclusively. SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls ages 8-12. The girls will learn to build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, developing positive relationships with peers and adults and developing a positive body image. Here at our club, we’re excited to start a new adventure with our SMART Girls program!

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February Family Night

The Anacortes Club has had such a fun couple of weeks! From our Zumbatomic Club’s dance party, to the first annual Presidential Debates (Congratulations to our new President: Nereida DeLaRosa), to our 2012 Club Academy Awards Ceremony, our Club has been non-stop fun! Come see what its all about tonight at our Family Night Open House from 6:00 to 7:30!

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New director at Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County

Argus staff | Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 3:15 pm

The Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County has a new executive director and two new unit directors. David Conover donned the leadership hat in November, some five months after the Club began looking to fill the post. Also new to their positions are Danielle Russell, Mount Vernon unit director, and Christine Valdez, La Conner unit director.

Conover comes to the position with more than 18 years of experience in the fields of youth development, education and managing nonprofits all over the world. He and his family moved to Skagit County from Baltimore, where he was the executive director of the nonprofit 4K for Cancer, which organized groups of college students biking across the United States in support of cancer communities along the way.

Before that, Conover was the founder and executive director of Basketball Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He also has directed the Outdoor Leadership programs at the University of Houston and California State University – San Bernardino and spent eight years as a middle and high school teacher at schools in central Asia, Texas and Alaska.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Annette Booth, board member and head of the search committee. “David is a real builder in terms of getting things done. He is going to be a shining star for our kids and community!”

Conover comes to the organization at a crucial point, as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County begins its new “Four Clubs, Four Years” strategic initiative. Conover’s experience will be crucial to the success of the initiative, said Board President Brock Stiles.

“The goal of the initiative is to boost the clubs into an era of unprecedented achievement and give all children, especially those in need, the opportunity to reach their fullest potential in life,” Stiles said.

The new director will lead the Skagit Raises Great Kids initiative with the focus of expanding the programming offered by the four Skagit County clubs — in Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley, La Conner and Anacortes — for youth ages 6 to 18. More information about club programming is available at www.bgcskagit.org or by calling Conover at 360-419-3723.

“My wife and I feel extremely blessed to have the opportunity to become part of the wonderful Skagit County community,” Conover said of his new position. “We can’t imagine a better place to raise our family or a better organization to be part of than the Boys & Girls Clubs.

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Pre-Teen Night at Sedro-Woolley Club

The Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club announces Pre-Teen Night for current 6th Graders THIS FRIDAY, February 24th from 6-10 pm! 6th Graders can join Teens in 7th-12th grade this Friday to enjoy a Teen Night (Which is usually only for middle- and high-schoolers). Activities Include: Pizza, Zombie-Tag, Fear Factor Fun, Iron Chef Competition, Video Games, Pool Tourney and More!! Trained, knowledgeable Club Staff will be on hand for guidance, supervision and fun!

 

Night of Info:

-Guests are welcome! No need to be a Current Club Member! Please just leave an emergency contact with Club Staff.

-No Cost:-)

-No Permission Slip needed, 6th graders can just stay past the usual 6:30 pick up time or Parents can drop youth off at 630pm.

-They don’t have to stay all the way til 10 pm – that’s up to the Parent!

-Youth cannot come and go… once they’re at the Club, they stay until Parents ask them to walk home or pick them up. Please let Club Staff know your preference.

 

Please contact the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club at 360-856-1830 or email Jill Reid at jreid@bgcskagit.org if you have further questions.

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Youth of the Month – February, 2012.

Paula B.

Paula B., Age 9
Paula attends Mary Purcell Elementary School and has been coming to the Club for a year. Paula can often be found in the Power Hour room or the Art Room; she also enjoys participating in Knitting Club and Drama Club. Paula was nominated for Youth of the Month because she is an excellent role model for all club members and she enjoys being active at the Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jay T.

Jay T., Age 11
Jay attends Mary Purcell Elementary School and has been coming to the Club off and on for three years. Jay enjoys participating in the homework program, Drama Club, Art, and Science activities for the Club Members. Jay is a very intelligent young man and enjoys participating in things that challenge his brainpower.

 

 

 

Glenn S.

Glenn S., Age 14
Glenn attends Cascade Middle School and has been attending the Club for about 8 months now. Glenn enjoys playing pool and participating in the fun Teen Activities planned each day for the teens. Glen was chosen as Youth of the Month because he is fun to be around and is nice to everyone around him.

 

 

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Junior Staff Members for 2012

Please welcome the first group of Junior Staff Members for 2012 at the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club! Those who aspire to be a Junior Staff complete and application and an interviews with Club Staff members. 16 youth applied and 8 Members were chosen! Junior Staff are chosen for their skills in mentoring, guiding, supporting other youth, and how they make a difference at the Boys & Girls Club. Junior Staffers are learning about organizational charts, customer service and how to be a positive leader! Congratulations to the first group of Junior Staff for 2012! Back row L to R: Taylor Deitz, Shaely Spilker, Aubrey Linton-Roppel. Front L to R Michael Anderson, Jacob Gwin and Ryan Pierce. Not pictured: Alysa Stewart and Rocky Bliss.

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