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FOUNDATIONS

Spring 2018

WHY VOLUNTEER? Whether it is important to you to solve a community problem, advance a worthy cause or to develop as a person, volunteering offers many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise. Volunteers give freely of their time and expertise in order to make a difference. Volunteering can help you: 3 Develop new skills or enhance previous skills

3 Feel valued and needed

3 Gain experience

3 Make a difference in someone’s life

3 Build self-esteem and self-confidence

3 Say “Thanks” to an agency that may have helped you out in the past

3 Improve health 3 Help you meet new people

3 Make important networking contacts

With commitment from capable volunteers, we are able to offer safe, high quality, diverse and successful programs to our Club members. We strongly believe in volunteerism as a way of gaining meaningful work experience in addition to developing skills and connections that can further professional employment. As well those with work and life experience can share a skill and make an impact. You make a difference. The skills and abilities you bring as a volunteer will support and enhance the services we offer to children and youth. We ask that you be an enthusiastic and friendly mentor to children and youth and take pride in the contributions you make to the Club’s success. Ultimately, volunteering gives you the chance to vote every day about the kind of community and world you want to live in. It gives you the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself and use your civic responsibility for the greater good.

SWING INTO SUMMER For the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Kelli Mitchell Camp Fund

The Quarry Golf Club Friday, June 1, 2018

1:30 Shot Gun Start $115 Includes:

18 Holes & Cart Dinner (Burger, Fries, Caesar Salad) On Course Product Demo On Course Events & Prizes $50 Tax Receipt, Golf Balls

Register: lrichards@bgckl.com 705-324-4493 ext 238 Hole Sponsor: $125

It is the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation to support the aims of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes by acquiring the necessary financial resources to meet local youth service needs.


MY VOLUNTEER STORY My first connection with the Club was on the first day I became the principal of King Albert Public School in February 2002 when our secretary read several students names over the PA system who were to meet the van that arrived at the end of the day to take them to the Club’s after-school program. It was merely the first service to the school I noted. The next connection was with a staff member from the Reach Program offered by the Club who asked me for names of students at our school who would benefit from group counselling through social/recreational activities: sports, board games, arts and crafts, etc. This staff person came to the school each week and met with this group of students to help them cope with their day-to day lives which were often more complex than we would wish a child’s to be. At the end of the year, I would be asked for a list of our grade six students with social, emotional or mental health issues who might benefit from the BGCKL program Adventure Quest as they transitioned to Central Senior Public School. At that time, King Albert Public School did not have a gymnasium. The school had a portable mini-gym that was adequate for our primary students but not for our grades 4-6 students. I approached Scott Robertson, the Clubs’ Director, to see if we could rent some gym time at the Boys and Girls Club facility. Scott and I worked out an arrangement that we could pay a minimal hourly fee and exchange time in the Club gymnasium for meeting space in our school and use of our mini-gym by the Club’s summer camp programs. Having access to the Club’s gym not only gave our students the opportunity to reach their full potential in sports but also equal access to County-level volleyball and basketball tournaments. I witnessed the change in our students’ increased confidence, self-esteem and positive outlook through participation in sports. This was my first realization that The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes was a good place to be. It was due to these connections to the Clubs that I approached Scott about becoming a board member. I wanted to contribute to the services the Clubs were providing for my school and for the community. It has been my privilege to serve on the Board of Directors for the past fifteen years. I have participated alongside the Clubs’ Board of Directors, with the support of the BGCKL Foundation, in fulfilling more than three strategic plans to promote positive outcomes in the lives of children, youth and families at the Clubs. I greatly admire the administrative staff who write the proposals for grants from the government and other funding sources since the accomplishment of these long-range goals requires heavy reliance on acquiring these grants as well as donations from the public. During my time on the Board, the Club has been transformed from resembling a factory-like facility (which it was) into an inviting environment with playground equipment, sun shelters, beach volleyball, indoor rock climbing …with more to come. New entrances and sidewalks make entry and exit for students safe and accessible. All spaces, including rental spaces, within the building are now dedicated to youth and children’s programs. As a board member, realizing the fulfilment of these plans brings me joy. From the youngest at Kids In Motion to the oldest in the Warehouse Youth Centre BGCKL programs offer children and youth of all ages a safe, welcoming SUMMERS good place to be. And the best part… START HERE Club programs offer the guarantee that no child will ever be denied access due to financial difficulties. Watch for the campaign I have valued my time as a member of in your mail in June or donate the Board of Directors and will carry the online now bgckl.com/donate experience of the exceptional people I Your donation will ensure that no have worked with in my heart. I remain child is denied a camp experience committed, as a volunteer, to Club and wish you all continued success. due to financial barriers. E. Jane Avery, B.A., M.Ed.

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Helping make the Club a good place to be


WHAT IS A VOLUNTEER?

MONTHLY GIVING FAQS

A Volunteer at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes is a role model. A volunteer is someone who gives time, energy and talents to others expecting nothing in return. Volunteers must have an open mind, be willing to embrace wisdom learned from others and also let the experience of volunteering lead to personal inner growth. Volunteers realize the importance of time and kindness. With a wide range of opportunities available, volunteers have the freedom to find an organization that best suits their needs. It is important for you to serve as an example of the values, attitudes and behaviours associated with the Club. Club role models are individuals who will distinguish themselves in such a way that others admire and want to emulate them. Volunteer Opportunities at the Club: 3 Before School/After School

3 Member’s Christmas Party

3 Registered Evening Sports

3 Shamrock Sprint

3 Sports Programming

3 PEAK Indoor Rock Climbing

3 Summer Day Camps

3 Licensed Child Care

3 HIGH FIVE Junior Leadership

3 Administration

3 Leader in Training Program (LIT)

3 Maintenance

3 Fundraising Endeavours

3 Warehouse Youth Centre

3 Placement/Co-op Students

3 Board Member

Q: What is monthly giving? A: Monthly giving is a way of making regular donations via pre-authorized payments, either deducted from your credit card or debit credit card or by 12 post-dated cheques. Q: Can I designate my monthly gift to a particular program ? A: Yes, you are able to designate your monthly gift to one of our many programs. Q: Will I still receive a tax receipt? A: Yes, you will receive a consolidated tax receipt that reflects your contributions for the entire year, in February, before your tax return is due. Q: When will my monthly payments be charged? A: You can choose the day of the month you wished to be charged on, though you may be charged on the next closest business day. Q: How do I sign up? A: By email: lrichards@bgckl.com By phone: 705 324-4493 ext 238

Fill in the enclosed reply card

More Information: bgckl.com/donate

THANK YOU!

Sponsors, Volunteers and Participants!

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Photos courtesy of Jackie Ellis

Since 1935

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Helping make the Club a good place to be


24th Annual

Jeff Beukeboom Charity Classic Thursday August 2, 2018

Presented by:

Wolf Run Golf Club

Shot Gun Start 11:30am Lunch & Dinner Prizes & Auction

Registration: $160 Privilege Card: $25 Hole Sponsor: $200

Register: lrichards@bgckl.com 705-324-4493 ext: 238

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dianna Scates, Foundation Board President

On behalf of the Foundation Board, we would like to applaud the work of the staff of the Club in contributing to the healthy development of young people in our community. These individuals work tirelessly making sure that the Club is “a good place to be”. They are positive role models for our youth and we want them to know how much they are valued and appreciated. The Foundation Board would also like to gratefully acknowledge the support we receive from our loyal and dedicated donors. Without all of you, the Club would not be where it is today. We appreciate your continued support because we know that all of you appreciate that “it takes a village to raise a child”. To the many businesses in the community that sponsor our fundraising events and make significant contributions to the Foundation, thank you for believing in the Club and for supporting the children in our community. As a community we can make a difference for our children and someday our children’s children. This is no easy task but your volunteerism and your financial support are what contribute to making this Club’s dreams become a reality. We would also like to take this opportunity to reach out to new donors and new businesses in hopes of having you join in our mission. If everyone who reads this newsletter would consider becoming a monthly donor of even $5 a month (less than the cost of a coffee per week) we could significantly impact the financial support for this valuable Club. You can join our mission through monthly giving with a simple phone call: 324-4493 ext 238 or send in the enclosed reply card. FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS To businesses in our community, we would love your support by Dianna Scates Chris Schweitzer partnering with us on a third party event or by making us one of President Director your charities of choice. If you have an idea to share or you would Linden Mackey Bjorn Alfredsson Vice President Honourary Director like to consider being one of our sponsors, please contact ext 203. Your continued support of our upcoming signature events and fundraisers like the Jeff Beukeboom Charity Classic, our Swing into Summer Golf Tournament, the Send a Kid to Camp/Kelli Mitchell Camp Fund, or our In From the Cold campaign would be greatly appreciated. If you took part, volunteered, or were a sponsor of our third annual Shamrock Sprint, thank you for making the day a successful one. Together we can make a difference in our community! Designed by Heather McCullough Resource Development Coordinator Printed Locally

Emily Avery-Graves Past President

Jason Ward Honourary Director

Geoff Grier Treasurer Janice Loeb Secretary

Mike Fiorini Honourary Director

Greg Murphy Director

Scott Robertson Executive Director

Ray DeNure Honourary Director

107 Lindsay Street South Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2M5 (705) 324 - 4493

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Charitable Organization No. 89919 8873 RR0001


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