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					       Spring 2009
                                           Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida
                                                           Celebrates Major Milestone
       Inside
 Board Chair Perspective

        Anniversaries

      Annual Meeting

        SMART Girls                                                                                                   Today
 Battle of the Brokerages

     County to County

     Youth of the Year                Yesterday
      Club Connection




 The mission of Boys & Girls
Clubs of Central Florida is to     Since 1944,              Boys & Girls Clubs of       legacy and making a positive impact in the lives
                                   Central Florida (BGCCF) has been renowned as         of many more youth in the Central Florida area.
 inspire and enable all young
                                   a leading nonprofit organization and safe-haven
people, especially those from
                                   for youth in the local community—an accom-           Everyone at BGCCF is deeply grateful for how
disadvantaged circumstances,       plishment only achieved through years of hard        far we have come as a movement and we look
 to realize their full potential   work from devoted staff & volunteers, generous       forward to the many more joys, successes and ex-
as productive, responsible and     supporters and tireless board members.               periences that await us and our Club members in
                                                                                        years to come. Thank you to each and every per-
        caring citizens.
                                   This year, in commemoration of our 65th              son who has given of their time, resources, guid-
                                   Anniversary, BGCCF will recognize and cel-           ance and heart to BGCCF. We could not be The
                                   ebrate these special people and work toward          Positive Place For Kids for over 65 years without
   www.bgccf.org                   inspiring others to join us in building a stronger   friends like you!
Board Chair Perspective
There are moments in one’s life that can truly be described as “life-
altering.” One of those special moments is when my family and
I joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (BGCCF) seven
years ago in their efforts to enhance lives and provide hope and
opportunity to disadvantaged youth in our community.
Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to visit a Club or spend
one-on-one time with a young member understands that you leave
knowing your life is just as impacted, if not more, than the lives of
the members served at each Club. You walk away inspired and positively changed because
you gave of your time and of yourself.
Another life-changing moment took place earlier this year; I am both proud and humbled
to assume the important responsibilities of BGCCF Board Chair for 2009—a privilege I
take very seriously.
This nonprofit organization has played a crucial role in my personal and professional life,
and because of that I am determined to take on whatever challenge or obstacle that may
come my way in order to help better the lives of our members.
Every day we are reminded of the negative effects of the economic downturn. As leaders,
we cannot allow this poor economic climate affect the work we do for youth in our local
community. Instead, we must double our efforts to ensure success and optimal results for
what we believe in—I believe in BGCCF.
BGCCF has grown to be one of the most respected nonprofits in the country, serving more
  than 13,000 youth who have been touched by the dedication, compassion and love that
        can be found at all 31 Clubs in the Central Florida area.
              The opportunity to serve this organization and its members is a great honor
                and I will give my all and work hard to ensure that our Clubs continue
                  to thrive and grow. It is up to all of us to help create hope and a lasting
                   impact in those who need it most; I have faith that those goals are
                    attainable and more in reach every day.
                     Sincerely,




                     Gary Kaltbaum
                     Board Chair 2009
                     Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida
Board Member
Anniversaries
                        A Time to Shine                      Annual Meeting 2009
Celebrating 30 Years
                        This past February, BGCCF honored the suc-           from 2008 Board Chair Mike Hatcher to this
Bob Calcutt
                        cesses and accomplishments of the past year, as      year’s Chair Gary Kaltbaum. Awards were also
20 Years                well as recognized board members, volunteers         announced for: Board Member of the Year, Robert
David McKinney          and staff for their role in helping to impact our    Utsey; Volunteer of the Year, Josh D’Amato;
Jack Swope              organization and for making a significant differ-    Branch Board of the Year to Brevard County and
                        ence in the lives of our over 13,000 members.        Rookie of the Year, George Lehning.
10 Years
Steve Appel             At an intimate dinner at the Grand Bohemian          In addition, our distinguished Partnership Awards
Mike Hatcher            Hotel, emceed by Club Members, Shawntae Key          were presented to Bank of America, Tupperware
                        and Ahkeem Hollimon, Annual Meeting guests           Brands Corporation and Walt Disney World
5 Years
                        were spotlighted for their outstanding service and   Resort for their above and beyond attitude and
Julie Anderson
Robert Ansley           commitment to BGCCF.                                 tremendous contributions to our organization.
Jim Atchison
Jeff Bush               Highlights of the evening included the installa-     BGCCF congratulates our volunteers and board
Eric Carlson            tion of our 2009 Board Members and officers by       members for their continued service and dedica-
Elizabeth Dvorak        Bob Calcutt, a 30-year BGCCF Board Member,           tion, and commends our staff for their tireless
Cherie Greer            followed by the ceremonial passing of the gavel      work and compassion.
Gary Kaltbaum
Dr. Rebecca Moroose
Dr. Jeraldine Perkins
Deborah Rios-Barnes
Jeff Sweeney


Staff Anniversaries
10 Years
Karen Atkinson
Martha Avalo
Tasha Robinson Banks
Kimberly Caldwell         2008 Board Chair, Mike Hatcher, presents the
Betty Cromartie         Board Member of the Year Award to Robert Utsey.
                                                                                     Members of the Brevard County
Dinah Diaz                                                                           Branch accept the Branch Board
Daisy Haddock                                                                        of the Year Award from BGCCF
                                                                                          president, Gary Cain.
Santricoa Nelson
J. Mack Reid
Dolores Terrell

5 Years
Tracy Anthony
Betty Bolden
Margery Fils-Aime
William Fitch
Patricia Green
Britt Henderson           Members of the Winter Park Branch led
                          guests in the pledge of allegiance with
Tommie Lynum               BGCCF’s Darlese Pender at their side.
Bart McFadden
Lillian Morales                                                                      The Volunteer of the Year Award
                                                                                    was presented to Josh D’Amato by
                                                                                        BGCCF’s Anna Dieuveuil.
                                                                               Earlier this year, proud family members watched on as their “SMART
                                                                               Girls” took the stage at Tupperware Brands Corporation’s headquar-
                                                                               ters in Orlando to accept their meaningful and well-deserved SMART
                                                                               Girls program certificate of completion.


                                                                               Initiated by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, SMART Girls is a com-
                                                                               ponent of the national organization’s SMART (Skills Mastery &
                                                                               Resistance Training) Moves family of programs and is generously spon-
                                                                               sored by Tupperware Brands Corporation.


                                                                               Thanks to the backing and encouragement of Tupperware Brands
                                                                               Corporation, teen girls from our Osceola Branch were offered a men-
Thank you to all of our friends at Tupperware Brands Corporation               torship and self-esteem building opportunity unlike any other. Paired
                 for believing in our SMART Girls.                             with Tupperware associates and sales force members, our SMART Girls
                                                                               took part in a ten-week Toastmasters International Youth Leadership
                                                                               program. The goal was to help them develop public speaking and lead-
Tupperware Brands Corporation                                                  ership skills, as well as better prepare them to meet the demands and

   Believes in                                                                 challenges of today’s world.


                                                                               A special thanks to Tupperware Brands Corporation and to SMART
                                                                               Girls coordinator, Raquel Berberena, for their tremendous contribu-
                                                                               tions to our Osceola Branch and to BGCCF as a whole.




                                               The 7th Annual Battle of the Brokerages Softball
                                               Tournament was hugely successful, garnering
                                               nearly $16,000 for our diverse youth development
                                               programs and year-round operational needs.
                                                                                                        Congratulations to winning team, Banc of
                                               The co-ed tournament held at the City of                    America Investments Services, Inc.
                                               Altamonte Springs’ Merrill Park, kicked-off with a
                                               first pitch by Altamonte Springs Mayor, Pat Bates,      Many kudos to the day’s ultimate winning team,
                                               and brought together teams of players from a vari-      Banc of America Investments Services, Inc., for
  Our volunteer co-chairs, Steve Schelling &
                                               ety of National financial institutions, such as: Banc   taking home the coveted championship trophy
       Steve Fricke, get the job done.
                                               of America Investment Services, Merrill Lynch,          and to Raymond James & Associates for the title
                                               Morgan Stanley, Raymond James & Associates,             of top fundraising team with $3,180. BGCCF
                                               SunTrust Investments, UBS, Wachovia Securities,         also acknowledges all of the pre-game support-
                                               and a team of independent investors.                    ers for their contributions, office drives and in-
                                                                                                       kind donations. Thanks to the combined efforts
                                               Spearheading the event from local brokerages            of each financial institution and their teams, 32
                                               were volunteer co-chairs Steve Fricke and Steve         Club members will have the chance to participate
                                               Schelling. Their time and leadership efforts are        in our all-important 2009 Summer Programs.
         Bat Boy & Bat Girl for a day!         greatly appreciated and ensured that our event          Thank you to all of our participating teams for
                                               was a homerun victory for everyone involved.            your continued belief in our mission.
County to County Updates
   Brevard County                                                            Orange County
   Harris Corporation, an inter-                                             BGCCF offers competitive
   national communications and                                               and well-structured youth
   information technology com-                                               development programs at
   pany, has to date donated over                                            each of our 31 Club loca-
   $7,000 to help underwrite the Triple Play program at our Brevard          tions. What many may not
   County Boys & Girls Clubs.                                                know is that 13 of these
                                                                             Club sites are in middle schools across Orange County.
   Triple Play, a game plan for the mind, body & soul, is a dynamic well-
   ness program that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit and          The partnership began over a decade ago thanks in part to the Orange
   forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle—a view-      County Citizens’ Commission for Children and the Orange County
   point that Harris Corporation also takes stock in.                        public school system, who both continue to support our services and
                                                                             programs today, including the After School Zone.
   Cindy Kane, director of Corporate Relations and Global Inclusion
   for Harris Corporation, has been a long-time supporter of our             The After School Zone not only provides concentrated academic tu-
   Brevard County Clubs and is forever helping to bring in more funds        toring, professional adult role models and a focus on our core program
   and awareness to our cause.                                               areas, but also harvests positive results from the youth who take part.
                                                                             90% of participating members have improved their overall grade point
   Thank you to Cindy and to Harris Corporation for your ongoing dedi-       average with 48% reaching a 3.0 or higher. Our middle school Clubs
   cation to helping improve the lives of our young members in need.         serve over 6,800 members and continue to flourish with each passing
                                                                             year. Robinswood middle school was even accredited by the National
                                                                             Afterschool Association—a distinguished recognition BGCCF is
                                                                             proud to highlight.




   Osceola County                                                            Seminole County

   This winter, Keystone Club                                                Our friends at Staples
   members from the Osceola                                                  demonstrate that giving
   and Taft Branches organized                                               back to youth programs in
   and led a myriad of fundrais-                                             the local community is “easy” and a way of doing good business.
   ers with the hopes of raising
   enough funds to pay their                                                 The time and effort Staples has invested in BGCCF, and in our East
   way to the National Keystone                                              Altamonte Branch in particular, are more than what meets the eye.
   Club conference in Atlanta,                                               Staples has donated much-needed school & offices supplies, computer
   Georgia. Fortunately, their hard work paid off.                           accessories, book bags, board games and much more. But what makes
                                                                             them stand apart is the personal care and attention they give to our
   Keystone Club, a leadership development group for members ages 14         Club members.
   to 18, is strongly present in many of our Clubs. “Keystoners” elect of-
   ficers, choose their own activities, as well as plan and implement com-   Recently, our East Altamonte members had the good fortune to tour
   munity service projects—great experience for what lies ahead in life.     the Staples offices and warehouse, as well as meet & greet with store
                                                                             employees and managers. They were welcomed with such warmth and
   In early April, after endless hours of planning and fundraising, six      compassion that you would believe celebrities had entered the build-
   members from each Branch had the opportunity to attend the con-           ing. The constant concern for the well-being of our Clubs and mem-
   ference. Each member returned with a new-found drive to improve           bers is at the forefront for Staples and that is why we appreciate them
   their leadership role within their respective Club and in their neigh-    as a corporate partner and most importantly as a community friend.
   borhood community.
                                                                    Introducing our
                                                                     Youth
                                                                      of the
                                                                                      Year                                Local Youth of the Year Finalists
                                                                                                              Back: Jacklyn Fry, Tiesha Williams, Christopher Pembleton,
                                                                                                                      Roderick Hollingsworth & Chardinal Bain.
           Roderick Hollingsworth
                                                                                                                 Front: Chris Persaud, Kelvon Davis, Shawntae Key,
                                                                                                                           Tonjanika Smith & Thierry Attis.

   BGCCF is pleased to introduce Roderick                               skills. It was a tight and challenging competition,   community involvement and even through his
   Hollingsworth, a Taft Branch member for over                         but ultimately, Roderick came out on top.             work at the Club as a mentor to younger members
   nine years, with the coveted title of Boys & Girls                                                                         and as Keystone Club president. Roderick is set to
   Clubs Youth of the Year for the state of Florida.                    In April, BGCCF hosted the state Youth of the         graduate high school this May with a 3.7 grade
                                                                        Year competition in Orlando where Roderick            point average and intends to follow a career path in
   The Youth of the Year process began locally with                     represented the Central Florida Boys & Girls          hospitality when he enters college in the fall.
   the best of the best being selected from ten local                   Clubs and faced even more rigid competition.
   Clubs to compete for the title of BGCCF 2009                         When stacked up with finalists from across the        The next step on Roderick’s path is to compete at
   Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation Youth of                          state of Florida, Roderick once again shined and      the regional level in June with the hopes of moving
   the Year. Through a panel of judges, all selected                    claimed the state moniker.                            on to the national Youth of the Year competition
   for their professional leadership roles in the com-                                                                        later in 2009. A college scholarship and even the
   munity, each of the ten finalists were considered                    Roderick has encountered many hurdles in his          chance to visit the White House in Washington,
   based on their one-on-one interview, grades, writ-                   young life, but has always persisted through chal-    D.C. are the ultimate incentives for earning the
   ten essay and overall personality and presentation                   lenging times in order to reach his many goals. In    national title. BGCCF is proud of Roderick’s
                                                                        recent years, Roderick has demonstrated Youth         major accomplishments and wishes him well in
                                                                        of the Year qualities through consistent hard         competition and in life. Follow Roderick’s story


   Club Connection
                                                                        work and immense dedication to his education,         at www.bgccf.org.



   Learn more about BGCCF at one of our on-site Club Connection Tours
   and make a difference in the life of a child. For more information, visit
   www.bgccf.org or call 407.841.6855.

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     Thank You to All of our Sponsors & Auction Donors
                                                                                                     P.O. Box 2987
                     Presenting Sponsor                                                            Orlando, FL 32802

                                                                                                   407.841.6855
                                                                                                  www.bgccf.org
                         Diamond Sponsors
                  Darden Restaurants • Progress Energy
          Publix Super Markets Charities • Turner Construction
United Trophy Manufacturing / The Art and Phyllis Grindle Foundation, Inc.
                    VanderWeide Family Foundation

                         Event & Media Sponsors



   To learn more about Celebrate The Children 2009, please visit
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