Monthly Archives: July 2012

Family Field Day

Mayor Jill Boudreau believes that a healthy community results in greater quality of life, satisfaction, and community engagement. So come get active at the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club Family Field Day on Saturday, August 11th! Celebrate the Mayor’s Wellness Challenge and enjoy an afternoon overflowing with family fun and games! Featuring crazy relays, water balloons, jumping rope and lots of fun just running around; an exciting event for all ages. Make sure to join us for a yummy BBQ immediately following.

Event Details:
Time: 10:00-12:00 Family Field Day Fun, 12:00-1:00pm BBQ
Place: Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club

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Formal Dedication and Ribbon Cutting

Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club as of July 30, 2012.

Sedro-Woolley – Mark Your Calendars!

Formal Dedication and Ribbon Cutting of the new Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club facilities.

Come celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club and the Grand Opening of the our new Teen Center on Tuesday, September 11th from 4-6 pm. We’ll be honoring all the community partners who made these projects possible, as well as celebrating another decade of service to Sedro-Woolley youth and teens. As part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, we will also recognize our local police officers, firefighters, and service members.

Other important dates for Boys & Girls Club families: Membership Registration and Renewals will be accepted Tuesday, September 4th through Thursday, September 6th from 4 pm to 7 pm. Please schedule at least 30 minutes for registration, as all families are required to participate in a Club Orientation.

For more information about the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club, please contact the Club at 360-856-1830.

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Teens Participate in Day of Service at New Anacortes Club

Anacortes Teens Help Prep New Building

The Anacortes Club got some much needed help with its new building, thanks to the support of its Teen members. Teens met at the new Anacortes Club at City Hall to begin painting as well as assisting with other touch ups around the new space. The Anacortes Club will stay at its current location thru the end of the summer program (August 17) and will then begin the move to City Hall. For more information on how you can help out with the move, call the Anacortes Club – 360-588-9045.

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Be GREAT – Animate! Tech Week at the Anacortes Club

Photo Club Portrait. Taken and Edited by Club Member Jacob E.

The Anacortes Club is wrapping up its 5th week of Summer Camp with a Be GREAT – Animate theme. This week focused on technology and all of the different aspects of it. Day Camp members created their own Claymation shorts as well as participated in a Photo Club in which they learned about cameras, lighting, angles, and photo editing. Club Staff from the Sedro Woolley Boys & Girls Club shared their skills in science and comic books, teaching Anacortes members about insects and diving, as well as the history of comic books and how to draw their own. Club members were also invited to join RoboTech, a program where members work as a team to build their own robots and complete challenges.

Join us next week at the Anacortes Club for our Storytellers week, where we’ll focus on a different author or poet each day!

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Youth of the Month – July, 2012.

Kendall D.

Kendall D., Age 10
Kendall has been a Club member since 2008. Kendall attends the Club every summer.

Kody H.







Kody H., Age 10
Kody attends Mount Erie Elementary. He has been a Club member since 2012. Kody always has a positive attitude and participates in all activities offered.







CJ K., Age 14
CJ is a student at Anacortes High School. He has been a member since 2006. Cj is a great help around the Club, often helping staff run games and activities.

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Youth of the Month – June, 2012.

Mia W.

Mia W., Age 7
Mia has been a Club member since January 2012 and attends Mt. Erie Elementary. Mia participates in the Smart Kids Program and Zumba.


Joseph Z.





Joseph Z., Age 12
Joseph attends Island View Elementary. He has been a Club member since 2007. Joseph is a Junior Staff Leader at the Club.


Alex B.






Alex B., Age 14
Alex is a student at Anacortes High School. He has been a member since September 2011. Alex recently lead the Boys & Girls Club team in the first Waterfront Festival Milk Carton Derby.


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SMART Moves : Danger of Tobacco

The Mount Vernon Club recently had the opportunity to learn about smoking awareness and the dangers of tobacco when Sasha, an intern from United General Hospital came to the club to speak to our members about the effects of smoking on the body. She showed the kids a jar filled with dark brown sludge and spoke about how much tar builds up in the lungs of a smoker. She also had the kids break off the ends of a licorice stick and try to breathe through the licorice tube while standing and then running in place. The activity was to show the kids how smoking and the resulting emphysema can affect everyday activities. The most exciting part of the presentation was when Sasha hooked up a healthy and an unhealthy pig lung to an air pump. She showed the kids what the differences were between the two as they each had air pumped into them. The kids were both amazed and disgusted as they looked on. Sasha did a wonderful job of providing a hands-on experience and making sure all of our members went away with a lot of great information.

See more pictures here.

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Youth of the Month – July, 2012.

Giovanni O.

Giovanni “JoJo” O., Age 7
Giovanni is a student at Centennial School. He has been Club Member for 1 year. JoJo is always bringing a smile into the club! He usually has the biggest grin when he gets to cook during cooking club. He loves to build and create new structures with legos and on sunny days you will most likely find him outside tossing around a ball.



Kateryna B.


Kateryna B., Age 11
Kateryna is a student at Centennial School. She has been Club Member for 3+ months. Kataryna brings an amazing attitude rain or shine! Kataryna jumped right into all of the programs that we offer at our club. She loves them all! However, when asked to pick her favorites she said “SMART Girls, Junior Staff and Art Programs hands down!”


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Field Trips planned for SW Teens

SW Club Teen Aubrey Linton-Roppel serving at the Open Door Community Kitchen.


Although the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club isn’t open this summer, Club Staff never stop planning new opportunities for Teens. Join the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club for some field trips over the next few weeks.

♦Flyswatter Volleyball and Volunteering at the Open Door Community Kitchen♦

Friday, July 27th: Trip to Country Meadow Village to watch a great game of Flyswatter Volleyball. Meet at the Club at 12:30. Lunch Provided. After the Game, Teens will volunteer at the Open Door Community Kitchen at Central United Methodist Church. Teens will return to the Club by 6 pm.

After watching the game, Club Teens will be starting their own flyswatter volleyball team to challenge the Country Meadow Village. “Team Whippersnapper” (aka SW Teens!) will have practice at The Club on Wednesday, August 1st, Wednesday, August 8th, and Wednesday, August 15th from 2-4 PM. All these practices and secret strategy sessions will lead up to the BIG GAME against the residents of Country Meadow Village on Wednesday, August 22nd at 2:00 PM.

♦College Tour♦

Tuesday, July 31st: Teens will visit Skagit Valley College to tour the campus and departments. Meet at the Club at 1 pm. Teens who have already toured SVC should communicate the specific departments they want more information on. Again – Lunch Provided! Teens will return to the Club by 4 pm.

Please Note: The Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club is now located at 915 McGarigle Road, on the north side of the Cascade Middle School Campus.

Teens, please help us by telling your friends about these great trips!

For more information, please contact the Sedro-Woolley Club via email: Unit Director Jill Reid at, Program Director John Garman at, or Teen Coordinator Patrick Dougher at See you soon!


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16th Annual Golf Tournament

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