participate in various in-club activities. One of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Club News… most exciting events for members was sledding Lewis Clark Valley, Lapwai Site on the back hill. For many members it was their Lewiston first time sledding. They all had a blast and were Launches Much-Needed At the Lewiston Club, the New Year kicked off hoping for more snow! Members are enjoying Homework Assistance Program with big exciting changes to our programming areas. participating in club programs such as: Power In response to the call for more effective home- The Fine Arts Center has relocated into the old Teen Hour, Triple Play, and Jr. Staff. In addition to our work assistance programs for low-income youth, Center and is much more viable for our members. weekly programs we’ve had a few special days. Charity Projects Entertainment Fund/America The staff and members are enjoying the new and November 30th was Meth Awareness day. We had Gives Back (CPEF/AGB) is providing $25,000 improved Fine Arts Center with more projects, take a guest speaker come talk to the kids about drug grants to support the continued implementation of home activities, and creative cooking every Friday. prevention. Kids have really enjoyed these pro- Power Hour in 180 Boys & Girls Clubs in commu- The Game Room has been very fortunate to receive grams and will continue to enjoy most of them as nities with high poverty rates across the country. new pool tables and equipment thanks to Regence. the year continues. Another big hit that will con- This highly successful homework assistance pro- Tuesday’s 3-ball tourneys and compelling board tinue throughout the year is Grilled Cheese Tues- gram, implemented by our Lapwai Club, helps games are keeping the staff and members full of days and Thursdays! young people come to view homework as an op- positive energy. The Early Bird Program and the Coming up this spring are some great activities portunity to learn to work independently, complete Kindergarten Program are continually successful. and fun days at the club. We will be hosting daily projects on time and feel positive about the ac- Any fee based programs are always available to tournaments in the games room, unique art pro- complishments. Power Hour: Making Minutes new members and scholarships are available to jects in the arts and crafts room, fun learning ac- Count is an interactive, after-school homework those who qualify. Triple Play, a program sponsored tivities in our education center, and individual and assistance program for children ages 6-18. Unlike by Regence, focused on mind, body and soul en- team activities in our gym. We are waiting for that assignments done in class, Power Hour work is courages members to eat healthy every day, have sunshine and warm weather so we can get out- conducted in a non-threatening and fun after- fun while exercising and play respectfully with oth- side and loosen up our muscles in fresh air! school environment using adults or older students, ers. Every Triple Play member looks forward to the who serve as “Homework Helpers,” to supervise monthly party which includes a jumping castle and Clarkston Phase II completion of Club members’ homework. In addi- slide provided by Regence. The Phase II room where club members 11 and tion to homework help, these staff or volunteers older spend their time is more exciting now than offer age-appropriate activities to stimulate Club ever! It has never been so packed! The room is members’ interest in learning. By explaining the full everyday with fun and exciting tournaments, relevance of learning fractions in order to cook a games, and activities. The members have been meal, for example, or by showing how geography spending time playing on their new Wii system as can enable us to enjoy reading the newspaper, well as the Guitar Hero World Tour on the X-box. volunteers help Club members learn to value the You definitely need to come hear our band! Along knowledge homework can bring. Power Hour’s with video games, members have been trying out long-term goals are to ensure that youth graduate new pool tricks, practicing their spin in table ten- from high school, pursue postsecondary educa- nis, and trading properties in Monopoly. Come join tions and become life-long learners. We would the fun, you’ll be glad you did! like to say “thank you so much” to Charity Lewiston Phase II Lapwai Projects Fund/AmericaGives Back for this ex- The teen center moved down the south hall into The Lapwai Club has been jam packed with so ceptional grant opportunity. the Fine Arts Center and obtained a new name, many fun activities in 2008 and we are ready to Phase II. Phase II, an area for members ages 11 to have a ton more fun in 2009. In addition to all of 18, is designed to help members grow into produc- our phenomenal core areas the club has offered tive adults while still in their prime years of youth. some pretty amazing programs funded by grants. Dates to Remember: This opportunity comes with added responsibilities We are implementing the Mentoring Program with February 20th and expectations and all Phase II members are over 20 successful one-on-one matches with sev- Spring Soccer Registration Deadline working through it well. Since the name change and eral special events: An ice cream social, bus trips March 14th new location, Phase II members are basking in to fun places, and Christmas baking. We would Family Fun Day Josh’s Wii tournaments and taking advantage of the like to thank Chad Zollman for making this pro- Spring Soccer Pictures homework help room, equipped with a laptop bar gram such a huge success. We are also imple- March 21st & 22nd and comfortable stools. Art projects with Natalie are menting our 4th year of our Diabetes Prevention Thunderbird Golf Tournament always a sure favorite with our older crowd. During Program (T.R.A.I.L.) that teaches our youth about March 21st the Christmas break, members enjoyed trips to the making good decisions in regards to food and Spring Soccer Games Begin movies and cooking treats in the kitchen. In order to exercise and how to be healthy physically, spiritu- March 22th-28th enhance the Phase II area with new faces, the staff ally, mentally and emotionally. National Boys & Girls Clubs Week had contests to get members to bring their friends. March 30th Lapwai Phase II Summer Registration Begins If you brought a friend your name went into a jar and Phase II is always fun with several activities at the end of the contest, the winner received a gift and programs as well. We have extended hours March 30-April 3rd card to Wal-Mart. Members are now looking forward for Teen Nights Wednesday through Friday and Spring Break to upcoming Teen Nights and exciting new programs have Ballers Nights from 8-11:30pm on pre- April 23rd in the spring. Annual Breakfast for Kids selected Friday’s which is funded by the Clarkston G.R.E.A.T. and T.R.A.I.L. grants. We are also Club members have been doing some exciting implementing the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Congratulations Staff of the Year! things here at the Clarkston Club. Over Christmas Education and Training) program within Lapwai Management Staff: Beverly Yochum break club members had the opportunity to go Schools by our GREAT officer, Victoria Shults, Clarkston Program Staff: Mike Miller swimming and skating with the club as well as who has been such a wonderful person to work Lapwai Program Staff: Angela (Sissy) Seideman Check out our website at www.bgclcv.net with and a great addition to our team. Lewiston Program Staff: Molly Murphy 2008 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS YOUTH OF THE YEAR William Haines, age 14, was chosen as our ‘YOUTH OF THE YEAR’. Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. The title recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club. William will now compete in Olympia for the title of Washington State Youth of the year in April. He attends Lincoln Middle School in Clarkston, Washington and hopes to attend Washington State University in the future. Good luck William! Also competing this year was Elizabeth Fernandez from the Lapwai Club and Kaitlyn Crea from the Lewiston Club. Congratulations to both of them for becoming their local branches Youth of the Year. All three candidates will receive Kip McQuary Scholarships. 2008 Boys & Girls Clubs Awards LEWISTON GIRL OF THE YEAR LEWISTON BOY OF THE YEAR Bethany Huminsky-Laib Jacob Baker Bethany Huminsky-Laib daughter of Cheryl Humin- Jacob Baker, son of Diane & Matthew Baker is a 4th sky is a 4th grader at Camelot Elementary. She has grader at Orchards Elementary. He has been an active been an active club member since summer 2006. club member since winter of 2006. He can be found daily She is very soft spoken but willing to speak her in the Venture center working hard on homework during mind when needed. Bethany is extremely polite to l Power Hour. Garfield books and magazines are usually a members and staff and always ready to excel in sure way to catch Jacob’s interest. The gym is one of his Power Hour and Arts and Craft projects. Bethany favorite areas to meet up with friends to play Dr. Warball. can be seen with a smile on her face and energetic He is courteous, respectful and willing to help wherever attitude any day she is at the club. Congratula- needed. Way to Go Jacob! tions Bethany! CLARKSTON GIRL OF THE YEAR CLARKSTON BOY OF THE YEAR Amanda Davis Zakariah Bautista Amanda Davis was selected because she always Zakariah Bautista was selected as our boy of the year has a great attitude. One thing that stands out because of his positive attitude. Zak can be found help- about Amanda is her respect she shows towards ing staff members and being an active member in our Jr. everyone at the club. She is a great role model to Staff program. He shows leadership in all areas at the other club members. Amanda is always willing to club with his sportsmanship. He is a very well man- help and is a top member of Jr. Staff. Amanda is a nered club member and shows respect towards staff, fourth grade student at Parkway Elementary and club members, and himself. Zak is a fifth grade student the daughter of ZoAnne and Darren Byers. Great at Parkway Elementary and the grandson of Linda Job Amanda! O’Dowd. Good Work Zak! LAPWAI GIRL OF THE YEAR LAPWAI BOY OF THE YEAR Evelyn Bohnee Cylen Moses Evelyn Bohnee is a 4th Grader at Lapwai Elementary Cylen Moses is a Senior at Lapwai High School and is the and is the daughter of Gabe and Carmalita Bohnee. son of Aaron and Aimee Moses. Cylen has been a club Evelyn is a friendly, hard working and fun loving club member for over 10 years and has been very active in member who loves to help staff and members alike. several special initiatives such as the Immersion Project, She is involved in Power Hour, T.R.A.I.L. and the T.R.A.I.L., Smart Moves and Junior Staff. Cylen is a very Little Helpers Program. Evelyn always has a positive helpful, respectful and kindhearted young man who is attitude. She is involved in all of the areas of the club always willing to help whenever asked. Club members and it’s programs and is well liked by all. Congratu- look up to him and love to be around him. Congratula- lations Evelyn! tions Cylen! ATHLETE OF THE YEAR COACH OF THE YEAR Gavin Smith Ken Bunce Gavin is a 5th Grader at Centennial Elementary and 2008 was Ken’s first year coaching in the Athletic pro- is the son of Nate Smith & Jessica Six. Gavin has gram. He coached his son Aaron’s team in spring and been actively involved in participating in Boys & fall soccer. Throughout the two seasons Ken’s ability to Girls Club athletics over the past few years. In coach and encourage has not gone unnoticed. Ken has 2008 Gavin was a participant in our basketball demonstrated commitment toward his players and par- league. He also played both spring and fall soccer. ents alike. We really value Ken’s heart toward youth, and He has a positive attitude and shows great commit- his desire to see them succeed. Ken works for Clearwa- ment and character. Way to go Gavin! ter Paper Corporation, is married to Chris, and has two sons. Thank You Ken! Board of Directors WINTER SPORTS ! ! ! The Boys & Girls Club Coca-Cola Basketball League participants are quickly Jim Kubiak President playing their way through another Basketball Season. The Basketball League Michelle Bly 1st Vice President participants include area boys and girls in 3rd-6th grades and Jr. High Boys. Tim Broemeling Past President These participants will be hitting the hardwood through the first week of March. Philip Charlo Secretary/Treasurer Our younger basketball players have been learning basic basketball fundamen- Pat Nuxoll Executive Committee tals in our weekend clinic at the Bennett Jr. Branch in Clarkston. The Saturday Cindy Parks Executive Committee morning clinic began on January 3rd and concluded February 7th. Scott Hoffman Executive Committee Spring Small-Sided Soccer registration is currently underway and we will be Steve Carlton * Darcy Nelly accepting registrations until February 20th. You can pick up registrations at any Tobe Finch Teri Nesset of our three Boys & Girls Clubs or visit our website at www.bgclcv.net. Mary Lee Frazier Bill Neumayer We are always in need of volunteers to coach! For more information, you may Cathy Greene Jackie Norton contact Kelly Carlstrom at 746-2301 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Larry Greene Jr. McCoy Oatman Our volunteer coaches are a vital part of our athletic programs. We would Joe Hall Steve Orr like to thank all of our coaches for all their commitment and time to supporting Jennifer Holley Gary Prasil the youth in the Lewis Clark Valley and surrounding areas. John Horner Melva Prasil Jutta Hughes * Sue Pring 3RD GIRLS 4TH GIRLS 5TH GIRLS 6TH BOYS Christopher Jacks Karen Robinson * Jill Ralstin Jason Blazzard Vern Offt Chris Bann Cindy Judd Bobette Ruddell Justin Jones Tony Mastroberardino Doug LaMunyon Paul Lowry Bob Keller * Kristin Tanata Darce Vassar Nick Druffel Jeff Briney Troy Richard Denniz Lenz Brian Denton Mary Swan Chris Zwerneman Jennifer Krall Alex Tibbits Mike Murphy John Roy Josh Smith Kurt Peer Joe Lillard John Sullivan * Mary Swan Brent McLeod 5TH BOYS Keith Brink Carolyn Lorentz Diane Turnbow * Adrian Moody 3RD BOYS Carlo Chimburas Rebecca Scheuermann Laura Lumley Jamie White Carlo Chimburas Mike Bishop Doug LaMunyon Mike MacDowell * Director Emeritus Karen Forsman Dana Hagestad Todd Blake JR. HIGH BOYS Justin Bennett Michael Baldeck Management Staff Dan Garrett 4TH BOYS Doug Smith Jon Evans Executive Director Clarke Bradley Bill Stevenson John Gehring Mike Renzelman Doug LaMunyon Bradley Overberg Unit Dir./Field Services Darrell Robinett Keith Brink Sarah Bales Mike Murphy JR. HIGH AAU Debby Bott Development Director Steve Farrell Koleen Wagner Rick VanLeuvan David Miles BOYS Joelle Dinubilo Finance Director Clarke Bradley Tim Lane Bob Hasenoehrl Michael Baldeck Kelly Carlstrom Athletic Director Phil Charlo Lane & Monte Phillips 6TH GIRLS Guy Compton Josh Tyler Technical Director Dave Keil Bob Wiggin Phil Charlo Cammie Tenwich Anna Calkins Lapwai Unit Director Doug LaMunyon Jeff Heitzman Gene Straughan Mike Madrid Isaac Sisto Lapwai Prog. Director Emmit Taylor Doug LaMunyan Wes Nicholas Nathan Titus Clarkston Unit Director Tess Green Amber Delaney Clarkston Prog. Director Michael Miller Lewiston Prog. Director A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR BASKETBALL SPONSOR: Administration 208.746.2301 Lewiston Club 208.743.4568 Clarkston Club 509.758.9647 Lapwai Club 208.843.9371 Website www.bgclcv.net Annual Board of Directors Auction “Hollywood Glamour & Glitz” This year’s auction was again a huge success! We could not achieve this success without the financial generosity of our sponsors, our contributors, and those who attended the event. We netted over $179,000!! A special “Thank You” to our major sponsors: Event: Banner Bank Gold: Potlatch Corporation Silver: ATK-Speer-CCI, Clearwater River Casino & Resort, D.A. Davidson & Co./Jeff & Teri Nesset Raffle: Pepsi, Syringa Bank Gameboard: Regence We are grateful for the support of our community and their willingness to provide resources for the youth in our valley.
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