Monthly Archives: September 2016

Youth of the Month – September 2016

Boy of the Month

Remmy G. Age 8

Remmy is a 3rd grader attending Lincoln Elementary. This is his second year attending the club. Remmy is always courteous and willing to help others.

Remmy G.

Girl of the Month

Kaylee T. age 6

Kaylee is a 1st grader and started attending the club last year in april. She is very kind and respectful young girl who is always looking what program to join next.


Kaylee T.

Homework All-Star

Kevin T. Age 6

Kevin is a 1st grader and started attending the club last year in april. He loves reading and during the summer you would normally find him in the Learning Center join in on the fun.


Kevin T.

Artist of the Month

Nevaeh R. Age 10

Nevaeh is a 5th grader attending washington elementary school. Nevaeh started attending this last summer. She loves art and once she has finished her project she is always there to support other members when they are having difficulty in their own art projects.


Nevaeh R.

Triple Play MVP  (Sportsmanship Award)

Kalyssa T. age 13

Kalyssa is a 8th grader attending LaVenture middle school. She is really into Triple Play program. Kalyssa can be seen hyping up the next Triple Play activity when its a game she really wants to play like Soccer.

Kalyssa T.

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Anacortes Boys & Girls Club Tours SeaBear Wild Salmon


Photo by FoxLight Photography

The Anacortes Boys & Girls Club recently partnered with SeaBear Wild Salmon for a day of learning and fun. On Friday, July 22nd, Anacortes Club members made the 1.5 mile trek on foot from their Clubhouse to the SeaBear facilities in Anacortes. There, members were greeted by SeaBear staff and split into four teams: Sockeye Salmon, King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Keta Salmon. Each group was able to visit different stations around the business. Stations included Salmon Fish Print Bags, Salmon Fish Toss, Fish Packaging and a fun photo booth! At the end of the visit, Club members and SeaBear staff came together for an ice cream social and group photo. Members were also treated to goodie bags featuring fun SeaBear goodies a well as donations from UPS. The Anacortes Boys & Girls Club would like to especially thank Trisha Bowen and Melissa Brockett for putting the trip together, and thanks to all of the staff at SeaBear for the incredible experience.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County, Board of Directors receives “League of EAGLES” Award

The Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County is one of just fifteen organizations in the Pacific Region to be honored with the “League of EAGLES” Award. Reaching the milestone is a significant achievement, and is a testimony of the dedication and commitment of an organization’s Board of Directors and executive leadership to serving the youth of the local community at the highest level. The award recognizes the work of the 2015 Board of Directors, under the leadership of President Stephanie Hooper, local community leader, and owner of Bayside Specialties, Inc. “This award is most encouraging and an honor to be shared by many!”, says Hooper. “It is truly a reflection of the past and present dedicated leaders of our Board, Staff, and Volunteers; all of the committed people who have built this strong organization, providing us the opportunity to fulfill the Boys & Girls Club mission through positive impact in young lives that leads them to become productive, caring, responsible citizens.” The other officers of the Board honored include: Mark Lawrence, Vice President; Mike Gubrud, Vice President; Becky Taft, Treasurer; Carrie Wallace, Secretary; Annette Booth, Immediate Past President; Mike Crawford, Past President, and; Maggie Potter, Past President. Members Dr. Carl Bruner, Kelly Tuohig, Pat Barrett, Karen Ray, Tom Pasma, Mark Lione, and Holly Shannon round out the leadership team, who provided guidance, direction, and oversight of the most significant growth in organizational history.

The award will be presented to Mrs. Shannon and Mr. Lawrence, who will be attending the Pacific Leadership Conference for Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Scottsdale, AZ this September. The recognition is just one of several recent successes and accolades received in the last year. Last fall, CEO Ron McHenry earned the Spark Award, given to one CEO in the Boys & Girls Club movement, the same day Board leadership accepted the Gateway to Impact Award for leading the movement in increasing the number of youth served at a record pace in just one year. Because of the significant growth and potential for even greater success, McHenry was provided a scholarship from the national Club organization to attend an intense post-grad program at Harvard University through the Kennedy School of Government in partnership with Harvard Business School. The organization is also participating in a Leadership Symposium as one of two representatives from the vast Pacific Region, and recently received an invitation to attend a School Partnership Forum in Miami, FL, courtesy of The Council of Great City Schools.

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Youth of the Month – September 2016

Jaxon R., age 11

Jaxon attends Island View Elementary and only recently joined the Club this Summer. He enjoys playing Bump and other games in the gym as well as doing coding in the computer lab. Jaxon is extremely witty and likes to spend time with staff at the Club.



Alaea C., age 10

Alaea attends Mt. Erie Elementary and has been a Club member since 2014. She spends most of the summer at the Club participating in field trips, park trips, and other fun activities. Alaea enjoys lots of Club activities, from gym games to the art room to reading in the learning center. She is eager to help staff out and loves filling out the white board in the morning.



Kellie B., age 12

Only joining the Club this past summer, Kellie has instantly made an impact in the teen center as a fun and energetic member. She enjoys playing cards with staff and playing Triple Play games with other members. Kellie attends Anacortes Middle School.


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