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Thankful for your continued support . . .

Message from Executive Director, Mike Wurm  

Fall is upon us and the leaves are beginning to turn. This always evokes thoughts and feelings about friends and family and all we have to be thankful for at the Boys & Girls Club. This past year we have been able to accomplish some amazing things. We had hoped to see 300 kids a day at the new Pennington Facility, and there were days this past summer we saw between 500-600 kids. With the addition of the new property, we are well on our way to serving over 13,000 youth, which is up considerably over last year’s total of more than 12,000.

AwardsBanquet_1200x1200_PostImageWhile the opening of the William N. Pennington Facility created a great deal of excitement at the beginning of the year, we still have so much to accomplish before 2014 closes. My favorite event of the year, the Annual Awards Banquet, is just around the corner. This year’s Male and Female Youth of the Year are as incredible as any we have had in the past. The kids are poised to tell their stories about the obstacles they have overcome in their lives and how the Club and our community have helped put them on a path to success. We will also be honoring this year’s Distinguished Service Award winner, which annually goes to the organization’s top volunteer. This year’s recipient is Nick Rossi. Nick is part of a multigenerational Nevada family, runs the successful LP Insurance Services business, and supports many great causes in Northern Nevada, including the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. He joins a very prestigious list of those who have won this award in the past.

While people support the Boys & Girls Club year-round, the beginning of December also marks the beginning of our Holiday Help program. If you want your support to go directly to kids and families, then Holiday Help is the program for you. We are currently looking for individuals that want to be matched with families in need over the holidays. Last year, we were able to help hundreds of kids and families, and this year we hope to help even more. If you want to adopt a family at Christmas, call Kathleen Vanderziel at (775) 360-2450. Your support again is greatly appreciated.

If you want to make an impact in person, once again we are partnering with Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill to offer our annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility on Wednesday, November 26. If you want to volunteer your time to help serve more than 1,500 meals to those in the community that are in need of a Thanksgiving meal, then call Anne Studebaker, Volunteer Coordinator, at (775) 360-2449. Call soon, as there are limited volunteer spots available.

And finally, we are also running our annual It Just Takes One campaign. Currently, Board members are in the community asking individuals to give generously to this year’s campaign. Our goals are lofty, but there are still many more kids that we can serve. So as you reflect and give thanks for the things in your life, perhaps you can make a little room to help a child in need at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. You will be glad that you did!

 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB CELEBRATES ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET, NOV. 13 WITH “GREASE” THEMED EVENING

Awards Banquet presented by Hot August Nights Foundation Honors local businessman, Nick Rossi and Female and Male Youth of the Year

BGC_NickRossi_096The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows recognizes the best in volunteerism and community support at this year’s “Grease” themed Annual Awards Banquet presented by Hot August Nights Foundation, Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Cocktail service begins at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 6 p.m.

The Annual Awards Banquet honors Nick Rossi, president, LP Insurance Services, with the 2014 Distinguished Service award and Youth of the Year, Nikita Cleveland and Eric Cruz. The night also honors children who make a difference in the lives of friends and peers by living the Club’s mission each day, leading by example and helping others. Nine members from the Club’s youth and teen centers are set to receive a Member of the Year award, saluting his or her service and guidance among the Club’s 12,000 members. In addition, select Club members will receive college scholarship awards from various funders through the Club’s scholarship program.

“Each year at the Awards Banquet we honor those that go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of children in our community,” said Mike Wurm, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “It’s also our time to highlight two amazing Club members that will share their stories of perseverance and success with the help of the Boys & Girls Club.”

The Annual Awards Banquet presented by Hot August Nights Foundation includes hosted cocktails from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by dinner and awards program featuring performances from Club members. The Varsity Sponsor level is available for $1,300 and includes a 10-person table and full-page program ad, while the $1,200 Junior Varsity sponsor level receives a 10-person table and half-page program ad. The Freshman Sponsor level receives a 10-person table for $1,000 and individual tickets are $100 per person. Click here to purchase tickets online or contact Allyson Bolton at (775) 360-2448 or abolton@bgctm.org.

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Nikita Cleveland, 2014 Female Youth of the Year

Nikita describes the Boys & Girls Club as the first stable environment she’d had in her life, and through many ups and downs, the Club has remained that constant source of support. Nikita is a senior at Hug High School and is proud to share her story of the Club’s essential role in her life.

Eric Cruz, 2014 Male Youth of the Year

Despite challenges at home, Eric has found the Club to be a refuge full of supportive mentors, exciting opportunities and chances for personal growth. He is highly active at the Club as a Leader in Training and will graduate this spring from Coral Academy of Science.

Nick Rossi, 2014 Distinguished Service Award Winner

Born in Reno and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Nick Rossi is a lifetime resident of northern Nevada. Nick has seen a highly successful 34-year career in the local insurance industry. Today, as President of LP Insurance Services, Nick manages a team of over 100 employees at five locations throughout Nevada and northern California.

Nick joined the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Board of Directors in 1991 where he tirelessly works on behalf of our local youth. He has sat on numerous committees, including the Executive Committee, as well as served as Board President in 2008. Nick also sits on the Board at Catholic Community Services, which he joined in 1991, and spent six years on the Bishop Manogue High School Board.

With his extensive record of service to the northern Nevada community and the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, we are pleased to honor Nick Rossi with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

BARRELS & BITES EVENT BENEFITS BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF TRUCKEE MEADOWS

Northern Nevada’s premier event for wine, beer, spirit and food connoisseurs

One of Northern Nevada’s most celebrated events returns Sept. 26 with a new moniker, Barrels & Bites (formerly named Vintage Nevada). The ultimate festival of drinks and auction runs from 5 – 8 p.m. at the TuscanyBarrels & Bites Ballroom at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is the official benefactor of the 24th annual event where attendees enjoy hundreds of specialty wines, beers and spirits, alongside a large selection of hors d’oeuvres and desserts and partake in silent and live auctions. The event organized by Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada raises funds for the Club, which serves more than 12,000 children annually in northern Nevada. Tickets are available online at www.BarrelsandBites.com for $50; $65 at the door.

“This event has evolved into the most amazing experience of fine wine, spirits and beer to be had in northern Nevada,” said Tony King, general manager, Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada. “Each year we are excited to raise the bar on the event and additional funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.”

The 24th annual event features wines from around the world, specialty beers, ales, lagers and premium liquors from a variety of purveyors. Barrels & Bites also offers attendees festive hors d’oeuvres and elegant desserts from Reno’s finest casino restaurateurs and retail establishments as well as exciting auctions including culinary trips, VIP winery visits and other cultural experiences. In addition, all Barrels & Bites attendees receive free admission to Edge Nightclub following the event.

Barrels & Bites tickets can be purchased online or at these retail locations: L’Uva Bella Wine Shop, both Whispering Vine Wine Shops, Ben’s on Lakeside and Ben’s on South Virginia. In Carson City, tickets can be purchased at Aloha Discount Liquor Store.

For more information about Barrels & Bites please visit www.BarrelsandBites.com or contact Donna Wylie, Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada at (775) 353-5314.

Tickets on sale for Barrels & Bites, Sept. 26

Barrels & Bites, presented by Southern Wine and Spirits, is northern Nevada’s premier event for food, wine, beer and spirit connoisseurs. The event takes place Friday, Sept. 26 at the Peppermill Resort Hotel. In addition to more than 500 wines from world-renowned vineyards, attendees sample fine beers, spirits, specialty cocktails and fantastic cuisine within themed areas in the venue. A silent and live auction rounds out the event with all proceeds from the evening benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. Barrels & Bites

Tickets are only $50 in advance, $65 at the door. In addition to event entry, each ticket grants free admission to the after party at Edge Nightclub to keep the festivities going. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.barrelsandbites.com or contact Allyson Bolton, (775) 360-2448 or abolton@bgctm.org.

DRINK WINE
Over 500 wines from around the world; plus boutique wines, trendy varietals and impressive labels

SIP ON SPIRITS
Ultra-smooth whiskies, premium vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and specialty cocktails

INDULGE IN A FAVORITE BEER
Internationally renowned specialty ales and lagers

EXPERIENCE CULINARY CREATIONS
Festive hors d’oeuvres, entrees and elegant desserts

BID ON AMAZING AUCTION ITEMS
Culinary trips, cultural experiences, VIP winery visits, collectible wines and more

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Free admission to Edge Nightclub following the event

Purchase tickets today at www.barrelsandbites.com!