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Winter 2009-2010

Capital campaign announced for a new Club in Indiantown! Officials with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County have announced a $3.5 million capital campaign to construct a state-of-the-art community facility in Indiantown. The new branch, likely to be located on a donated tract of 6.5 acres on Southwest Farm Road, is designed to be a 20,000-square-foot “green” community resource . Club officials intend to focus on an environmentally friendly construction program, pursuing a LEED building certification and creating educational programs centered on renewable energy. Currently, Club development officials have raised nearly $900,000 toward the goal of $3.5 million needed to construct a Club complete with an indoor gymnasium, performing arts space and a warming kitchen for an already-thriving culinary arts program. There has been a Club in Indiantown since 1994, when it was housed in small trailers in Booker Park. Today, we lease space in the New Hope Community Center. “We are looking to bridge the gap between these underserved, talented children and the high-tech industry moving into the area,” said Executive Director Anne McCormick. “A state-of-the-art facility will help us make a greater impact on children and families in Indiantown. The community deserves this.” Want to support this important and exciting project? Contact Renee Booth at Corporate Board (772) 545-1255 to learn more! of Directors

Margaret Cole, co-founder Peter S. Pauley, president Kathy Adair Marian Carpenter Audrey H. Charlson William C. Cox, Jr. Dr. Charles A. Falcone Lawrence Flinn, Jr. Lynn Frank Robert S. Kramer, Esq. Jane Krebs Elizabeth H. Marsh Valerie McNeely Charles V. Moore Leonard S. Platt Jane Pratt Robert Ranieri Richard Sands Jean Laws Scott Rachel Scott Eleanor R. Seaman Ralph B. Vogel William F. Whitman Frederick C. Witsell, Jr. David A. Wojcieszak Bob Zaccheo

New prep kitchen in Hobe Sound makes for a tasty addition! Members of the Cole-Clark branch in Hobe Sound are ready to get cooking, now that construction is finished on the newly expanded teaching kitchen. Thanks to a grant from the Asofsky Family Foundation, Club officials expanded the small utility room next to the gym into a kitchen outfitted with everything needed for a program to teach culinary arts and etiquette while fighting obesity. A grand opening — with appetizers catered by our culinary club — is planned for January 15th! Should be a delicious event!

Cole-Clark branch members love the new kitchen and expanded culinary program!

From the desk of the Executive Director: Happy New Year! As we look forward to an exciting 2010, we will continue to focus our priorities on academic success, healthy habits, family programs and the many all-important youth development programs that impact the lives of our youth. Thank you for supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County and for joining me in investing in the future of our children. Your generosity and support will change lives! ~ Anne McCormick

~ Anne McCormick


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Congratulations to our Youth of the Year nominees! We are so excited to announce the Youth of the Year nominees for 2010! This hallmark Boys & Girls Club program, which honors community service, character and leadership in our teens and pre-teens, includes individualized mentoring with volunteers from the ToastMasters of Stuart. The judging will take place on February 11th at our Cole-Clark branch, and the winner — our Martin County Youth of the Year — will represent the Club at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stephany Serrano, 15, from America’s state competition in Sarasota. We are East Stuart, is a dedicated Junior very proud of these nominees, and we wish Staff volunteer who wants to be a them all luck! pediatrician when she graduates! Anthony Darnell Smith, 16, from Port Salerno, is a good student and a role model for his friends! He was the Junior Staff president last summer.

Uzziah Davis, 13, of Indiantown, is vice president of his class, drummer at his church and possibly a future football star!

Ashley Bilodeau, 15, from Palm City, has been nominated for a second year for her giving spirit. She wants to be a chef or a cosmetologist!

Marian Harriel, 12, of Hobe Sound, is helpful at the Club, active in her church and even the editor of a community newspaper! She hopes to be a lawyer or a preacher.

Don’t Smoke!

And they’re OFF! East Stuart’s new track program a popular new activity With the opening of the new Russell Holloway track behind the city of Stuart’s East 10th Street Recreation Center, our Club staff have begun a new track program! Thanks to volunteer Roy Stevens, the field is filled with Club members training with weights, wind resistance parachutes and sprinting drills to get them in shape for their first competition against schools and other Clubs on Jan. 16th. Come out and see them. They are FAST! Go team!

Our Club branches participated in the Great American Smokeout, organized with our friends in the Tobacco-Free Partnership, QuitDoc. Club members learned the dangers of smoking and using other kinds of tobacco by making body outlines in chalk as well as other drawings.

Have your party or meeting at the Club! The Cole-Clark branch in Hobe Sound, the John & Marge Bolton branch in Port Salerno and the Palm City branch are now available for rental! Our facilities are perfect for birthday parties, religious services and meetings both small and large! Our flexible schedule allows us to open the Clubs during the weekends, mornings and many afternoons. Plus, our rates are extremely competitive. Stop by for a tour or to learn more!

Khania Rozier, 10, Jammeria Henry, 11, and Taylor Hagans, 8, practice as part of the new track team in East Stuart. Here, they’re pulling weights to strengthen their hamstrings! 2


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See what it’s like… On The Bright Side!

Congrats to Miss Max!

We are excited to announce plans for our 16th Annual Gala celebration, held this year at the Jupiter Island Club on Jan. 29th. Themed “On the Bright Side,” this extra-special event will feature the music of Peter Duchin and his orchestra, a live and silent auction, dinner and dancing! It’s the perfect way to celebrate the bright new colors of our Clubs’ walls and the bright futures of the children we serve everyday! Our Annual Gala is always a fun way to make a difference in the life of a child. Tickets are $500 each, with sponsorships also available. Even if you can’t attend the festivities, consider supporting our low-cost, after-school and summer programs during this time of year. It’ll put a bright smile on your face! Want to learn more? Contact Juliet Ciaravino for tickets and other information at (772) 545-1255.

Our very own Kathy “Max” Adair was honored at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon recently for her dedication to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County! Anyone who knows Max knows that she deserves the praise! Often seen in a brightly colored Boys & Girls Club T-shirt and cap, Max is a member of both the Corporate Board and the Cole-Clark branch board. She also volunteers to teach Club members tennis each week and participates often in Club holiday events. She is a great role model, a dedicated volunteer and someone who makes children feel special, and for that, we applaud her! We also praise Peter S. Pauley, our Corporate Board president, who was also nominated at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon for his dedication of time, money and energy to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County. His knowledge and leadership are invaluable to this organization, and we are so thankful to have him on our team. Congratulations — and thanks! — to you both!

Learning new skills is SEW easy!

Welcome!

Thanks to our talented Program Coordinator Marta Giambrone, Indiantown Club members, including Jonathan Montelongo, 14, are learning how to crochet beautiful blankets and other gifts!

We are pleased to welcome Jean Laws Scott to the Corporate Board! Ms. Laws Scott, an attorney with Greening up our Clubs! more than 15 years combined We are grateful for the time and leadership and legal efforts of Christopher Milu, a certified experience, usually focuses Green consultant with Malakoo, Inc. her time on criminal defense, and the president of the Martin personal injury, wrongful Jean Laws Scott County Green Business League. He’s death and family law matters. been working to help the Clubs be We are happy to have her skills to help with many more environmentally conscious with tasks at the Boys & Girls Club. As someone who has tips and talks with Club members. We hope to been active with a number of organizations over the become officially “green certified” in 2010! years, Ms. Laws Scott said a call from a fellow board Christopher even helped get the paper dumpster, at member “answered her prayers” as she searched for our Cole-Clark branch, that pays the Clubs for every the next mission to support. We too are blessed that load of donated paper. Donate your recycling today — she’s willing to give her time and talents to the Clubs! you can help the Earth and help the Clubs! 3


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Visit our locations: Cole-Clark branch 11500 S.E. Lares Ave., Hobe Sound East 10th Street Recreation Center 724 E. 10th St., Stuart Indiantown branch 14555 S.W. 174th Ct. John & Marge Bolton branch 4731 S.E. Flounder Ave., Port Salerno Palm City branch 1150 S.W. Martin Downs Boulevard Congratulations to two Cole-Clark members who are basketball stars! Chad van Donkelaar, 8, came in first place and Taia Trommenschaler, 10, came in second for the NBA/WNBA Dribble, Dish & Swish competition in Miami! Chad has a chance to go to regionals! Good job Chad, Taia and all our stars!

You can be a Goddess more than once a year! We are now holding quarterly, womenonly luncheons at our Palm City branch. Women can network, learn and get involved! Our next Gathering of Goddesses event, with spa services and more, is planned for the Mansion at Tuckahoe on May 21st! Log on to www.bgcmcfl.org to learn more!

Mark Your Calendars! CLUBS CLOSED: Jan. 18 TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Jan. 16 at North River Shores Tennis Club — organized by Seacoast National Bank, benefiting the Club’s Indiantown plans 16th ANNUAL GALA: Jan. 29, at Jupiter Island Beach Club GOLF TOURNAMENT: Feb. 5 at Piper’s Landing YOUTH OF THE YEAR JUDGING: Feb. 11 in Hobe Sound GOLF TOURNAMENT: April 23 at Willoughby Golf Club to benefit the East Stuart Club GATHERING OF GODDESSES: May 21 at the Mansion at Tuckahoe 4


Winter 2009-2010 Newsletter