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“When school is out, Clubs are in” . . . .

Message from Executive Director, Mike Wurm

I love Reno! We have had spring weather all winter and now that Spring is here it is getting cold! Only in Reno!! It has been a very busy time for all of us at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. I recently spent time in Washington DC as part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America ‘Day of Advocacy’.  For a week, Clubs from all across the country come together to talk about issues pertaining to kids and how legislation being proposed may affect them. Once well-versed, we all hit the Hill to talk to our respective legislators. It was a fun and educational experience to say the least!

“When school is out, Clubs are in,” is our mantra at the Boys & Girls Club. This week our Clubs are full of kids on Spring Break! While staff is busy leading kids through activities and fun programs, we are also busy preparing for Summer Camp. May is a big month for parents and kids as they make their summer plans. Below are some important dates for you to remember…

If you’re participating in Moms on the Run this year, be sure to stop by our Moms on the Run Brunch following the run. Check out the article below for details. Also in this issue, you’ll find everything you need to know about our Summer Camp program, from hours of operation to specialty camp details to how to sign up for a free membership.

Enjoy this chilly Spring as we look forward to a warm, fun-filled summer!

National Boys & Girls Club Week!

During National Boys & Girls Club Week, March 22 – March 28, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows joins thousands of other Clubs across the nation to show how Print‘Great Futures’ begin at Boys & Girls Clubs.

Click here to download the Boys & Girls Club Week activity schedule

Boys & Girls Nite Out, Wednesday, March 25, is an opportunity for volunteers to come into the Club and spend some quality time with Club members. Volunteers and members are matched and join in on a fun-filled evening with carnival games, snacks, activities, and awesome circus acts from Circus Circus Reno.

This is a great opportunity for corporate and community groups looking for a fun way to give back to the community. Volunteering can be an enjoyable way to engage coworkers and employees in team building as well as bonding outside of the workplace. If you, or anyone you know, would like to be a part of this fun evening, please contact Nichelle Hull, Volunteer Coordinator at (775) 360-2449 or email.

Click here to download Boys & Girls Nite Out Flyer

35th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction – PHOTOS

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows held their 35th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction, February 28, 2015. The sold-out event with approximately 1,650 attendees featured hundreds of silent, mobile and live auction items. The event raises nearly 15 percent of the Club’s annual operating budget.

BGCTM Photos by Calvert PhotographyBGCTM_cioppino_00041

BGCTM Facebook Photo Album 

BGCTM Flickr Album (non-Facebook users)

Reno Gazette-Journal – Photo Album

 

 

New Year brings new opportunity . . .

Message from Executive Director, Mike Wurm 

ND5A2876After all the excitement in 2014, we cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. Following a highly successful summer, the new Pennington Facility is operating at a high rate. Staff has not missed a beat as the afterschool program has been experiencing similar record-breaking success. The success continued into the winter as 71 youth basketball teams came together on Saturday, January 17, 2015 and officially christened the gym on Foster Drive by kicking off our annual Winter Basketball League. It was a milestone of sorts since for 50 years; youth basketball had been synonymous with this property. After a nearly 10 year hiatus, we are honored to be part of the effort to bring this component back to life!

While the success at Foster Drive has been astounding, it brings light to the fact that there is still so much unmet need in our community. Going into this project, we had hoped to build a facility that would allow us to work with around 300 kids a day. It surprised even us when we met those numbers after one week and by the end of summer were serving, on some days, nearly 600 youth.

What is so ironic is being surprised by the numbers really shouldn’t be surprising at all. If I have not learned anything after 20 years with the organization, I have learned each New Year brings another opportunity for new successes and new growth. Since the beginning of the Boys & Girls Club in 1976, we have seen many accomplishments. Every time we open a new site or reach into a new part of our community, we meet one need only to discover another need exists. The best analogy I could make is one of a mountain climber who works so hard to get to the top of the mountain. When they finally reach the summit, they look out over a valley full of more, larger peaks. Similarly, we have reached a summit of sorts with the opening of the Pennington Facility and while we are excited, we are anxious to move on to the next mountain!!

Our mission remains to “serve the kids who need us most,” and there are still kids in our region who need the programs and activities the Club has to offer. While we are working on new opportunities as we speak, I want to assure you with each of these opportunities, sustainability is always top of mind. We have to make sure any new project we decide to pursue can be maintained for the long haul.

Together, we can provide access to life-changing programs after school and during the summer that enable kids to be successful in school and in adulthood, to be healthy and active, and to develop the strong character skills needed to become Nevada’s future leaders. Together, we can transform individual lives as well as the future of our community.

Please take a few minutes to read the stories inside the Club Chronicle. As usual, there are lots of tremendous activities and events happening at our Club sites. We look forward to seeing you all at the 35th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction. Thank you for your continued support of the Club and kids throughout northern Nevada!