Monthly Archives: June 2012

SW Club relocation update

Almost there…

The Sedro-Woolley Club arrived on the north side of the Cascade Middle School Campus on Monday, June 25th… Just 1000 feet from it’s original location and almost to it’s new location. Stay posted right here for weekly updates about our renovation and the teen center project. Thank you for your support!

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Anacortes Club Opens for Summer Hours

Come Join Us in Anacortes for Summer Fun!

The Anacortes Club opened its doors at 8:00am to start its Summer Program. Join us for 8 weeks of different themed fun and new activites daily. Club hours are 8:00am to 5:30pm for Day Camp ($75/week); and 12:00pm to 5:30pm for drop-in (no charge with membership.) We hope to see you this summer!

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Congratulations Anacortes High School Class of 2012

Anacortes Club Members and Staff at the AHS Graduation

The Anacortes Club would like to congratulate all of the Graduation Class of 2012 at the Anacortes High School. Club staff attended the June 20th commencement ceremony in which 57 past Club members, 20% of the entire graduating class, received their High School Diplomas. To see more photos of Anacortes Club members at graduation, click here.


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Anacortes Club Celebrates Summer with Field Day

Club Members and Staff enjoy Ice Cream Sandwhiches after a game of Capture The Flag

Before closing it’s doors for a week of summer cleaning and preparation, the Anacortes Club held a final day of fun to celebrate the end of another great school year. On Friday, June 15th, the Club invited members to join in different Kids Vs. Staff games. The best game of the day was the Kids vs. Staff Capture The Flag. Every Club member and staff member met outside in the field to participate in or watch the game. Two rounds were played with 22 kids vs. 9 staff. A big THANK YOU to La Conner staff members Noah and Kendrick for evening the odds a bit with the Anacortes Staff. After an hour of game play every kid was treated to an ice cream sandwich from a Club parent then went back inside to enjoy more Kid vs. Staff fun. Thank you to all who made the last day of the school year such a success, we look forward to seeing you all when the Anacortes Club opens for summer hours on Monday, June 25th.

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SW Club on the Move

Sedro-Woolley Club on the move.

The Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club is officially on the move! The club celebrated the last day of their After-School Program on Friday, June 15 and finished packing up on Saturday June 16. Sedro-Woolley Rotary Club Members got busy removing the skirting from the building and the surrounding landscaping. Whatcom House Movers arrived on the scene Monday, June 18 and made short work of lifting the club three feet above its former location in order to move giant steel girders and large sets of trailer tires under the building. The Teen Center build is on schedule at this time – in fact Club Staff just chose the appliances for the new kitchen. 

Stay up to date right here on the Club’s latest location and the teen center construction! The Club will reopen in mid-September when Club renovations and construction are complete. Stay tuned for information on the 2012-2013 After School and Teen Programs. If you need to reach Sedro-Woolley Club Director Jill Reid, please call the main office at 360-419-3723 or email Skagit Raises Great Kids! 

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Smart Girls Body Boutique Trip

SMART Girls at the Body Boutique

On June 11th, fourteen girls from the Mount Vernon SMART Girls program went on a field trip to the Body Boutique in Mount Vernon. When they first arrived, the girls received a tour of the day spa and at the end, keeping in line with our Boys & Girls Club Healthy Lifestyles Priority Outcome, were presented with a spread of fruits, vegetables and healthy chocolate to snack on. While they snacked, Body Boutique owner, Tamera Pearson, talked to the girls about proper skin care and Club member, Ariana, was then selected to be the model as they showed the girls how to properly apply age-appropriate makeup. Afterwards, each of the girls got to choose their own colors and have their makeup applied by one of the four makeup consultants!

The Body Boutique Staff went out of their way to make sure our each and every one of our young ladies felt special! As we left, each girl got their own goodie bag complete with samples of skin care products. It was a great opportunity for each girl to get a better understanding about their true beauty and how makeup enhances that beauty instead of covers over it.

We would like to thank Tamera Pearson and her wonderful staff at the Body Boutique for helping to ensure that our SMART Girls had an incredible day and an experience that they would never forget.

See photo album here.

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Club Celebrates The End of School Year

Members rewarded with Club 52 lanyards

On June 13th the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club partnered with the Mount Vernon School District’s 21st Century program to host a Family Night Luau to celebrate the school year’s end! Over 90 Club members, LaVenture and Mount Baker students, parents and families enjoyed a BBQ dinner and a fun evening of games and celebration. The night included a limbo contest, a crazy Tacky Tourist Relay and of course some new carnival games including the duck pond and a cupcake walk.

During the event our May Youth of the Month, Fitness Challenge and Smart Point Winners were recognized and presented with certificates. Our newest Club 52 inductees were also recognized and rewarded with their cool, Club 52 lanyards.

Also, in attendance were four representatives from our local SeaMar who helped to provide oral health education and oral hygiene tips, along with handing out free goodie bags full of dental floss, toothpaste and toothbrushes for everyone at the Luau.

We want to thank everyone for a great year at the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club! We truly appreciate your support and dedication to your children and in help Skagit to Raise Great Kids! We hope to see you this summer.

For more photos check out the June Family Night Photo Album.

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Youth of the Month – June, 2012.

Aubrey L.

Aubrey L., Age 12
Aubrey is in 7th grade and has been attending the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club since she was 6 years old. Aubrey continues to make a difference in the Club with a positive and helpful attitude. She participates in SMART Girls, Junior Staff and Teen Nights.





Isaac, Age 10 ¾
Isaas is in 5th grade and has been coming to the Club for 4 years. Isaac was chosen as Youth of the Month because of the respect he displays at the Club and his helping attitude. Isaac can usually be found creating his amazing Lego masterpieces at the Lego Table.

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Torch Club Beach Clean-up

Club Members cleaning beach

The kids at the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club kicked off their Torch Club program this month with a trip to the Beach. On May 30th, 13 members visited Padilla Beach for two hours of beach cleaning. During their visit the kids learned why it is important to give back to our community and that volunteering can be a fun process. At the Boys & Girls Club we believe that it is imperative to begin instilling in our members the value of serving our communities and the importance of giving back. Our members had a great time at the beach and definitely helped to make a positive difference.

See more pictures here.

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SW Families Celebrate with Luau

End of the Year Luau in Sedro-Woolley

The Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club celebrated the last week of school with a Family Night Open House Luau on June 13th. More than 75 parents, club members, and community members enjoyed a yummy dinner prepared Lyle and Verna McClure and Darleen Verrall of The Foresters, with a giant fruit salad provided by Pat Grenfell, and delicious desserts provided by Baker Extraordinaire and Club Staff Renee Buchanan.

After dinner, Club Staff honored Club Members with The Annual End of the Year Club Awards!

  • Best Attitude: Adriana Timblin and Ryan Pierce
  • Best Dressed: Ian Thompson
  • Best Smile: Gabbie Timblin and Ryder Jacobson
  • Knitting Queen: Erin Davis
  • Lego Lord: Lucas Denmark
  • Most Artistic: Cheyan Budrow
  • Most Athletic: Tiernan Deitz
  • Most Helpful: Michael Anderson and Shaely Spilker
  • Most like to become a Boys & Girls Club Staff Person: Madisen Cork
  • Most Likely to Rule the World: Alysa Stewart
  • Power Hour Pro: Katie Davis
  • Raddest Reader: Samantha Gunderson

Other special people recognized at Family Night were WorkSource Interns Jennifer Whealy and Kelly Sharples, who were placed at the Club through a partnership with WorkSource Skagit.  Jennifer, 20, and  and Kelly, 16, both attended the Boys & Girls Club several years ago and were excited to be placed at the Club to build upon their youth development and guidance skills.

Varsity in Volunteerism Students from Sedro-Woolley High School Dalia Reyes, Shayna Snyder and Alivia Nichols were also honored for donating their time at the Club. The students earned a Varsity Letter from SWHS for volunteering over 100 hours at the Club and around the community.

Youth of the Month Awards were also passed out to Aubrey Linton-Roppel, Isaac Aylor and Teen Jesus.

And finally, lots of luau fun ensued! Cupcake decorating, hula hoop contests, face painting, grass twister, beach ball volleyball, a great game of kickball and much, much more. One Club Member said it was the best times he’s ever had at the Club! 

Thank you to all our amazing families for a great 2012. We’ll see you in September! 

 See Family Night Photo Album here.

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