Happenings 3/6/14

Happenings 3/6/14

Iceskating pic

Laurie Fowler, Sports and Fitness Director
It has been soooo wet out that the kids are coming in with wet clothes. I have a hard time taking them outside here at the Club for this reason.  However we have found a lot of things to do inside that keep them busy. We are celebrating Dr.Suess Birthday on Thursday March 6th. All of the Directors are all working super hard on getting some funtastic rotations for the kiddos.  We had a lot of Cats in their Hats at the club on Thursday:)  “Because when you stop and look around this life is pretty amazing”…Said beautifully by the DR. himself.

LaVonne Limpus, Resource Development
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The BACK A KID CAMPAIGN pledge drive continues. Our goal is $60,000!

A message from the Director, Abby Franks
The Boys and Girls Club, along with many other entities of the community, are hosting an event for all community members on Saturday, March 15th from 1:00pm to 4:00pmat the Fergus High School. The event is called “Family Matters”. The event has breakout sessions that are for both kids and adults on topics varying from school success, budget management, safety and more.   Pre- registration is encouraged, but not required.  If you would like to pre-register or if you have questions, call Central MT Education Center at 535-9022.  The event is free and has tons and tons of prizes and incentives for attending.

A Note from Crystal Tyler, Executive Assistant
This week we had a guest speaker, Dr. Jill Bolstad come in and speak about her profession. We really appreciate her taking the time to help us learn more
Hoopfest-our annual three on three basketball tourney, is coming up on April 12th.  If you would like to get your 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade kids signed up we have registration packets at The Club. They are also available at Basin State Bank. Entry fee is $50.00 per team. Deadline to register is April 8th. Call us with questions: 535-2257.

The Club would like to thank the Lewistown Ice Skating Association, the anonymous donor who provided new ice skates for many of our kiddos to use, Chris Merker, Scott Kirsch, Diann DeRosier, David Maier, Tracy Manseau and Ted Murray for their coordination and help with the afternoons of ice skating. The kids had a blast and look forward to next year.

Parents: Coupon Card Sales incentive for the month is an awesome boom box! If your child would like to be in the drawing to win this prize they must sell at least 20 tickets by March 14th. These must be new sales and cannot include sales made before February 14th.

Social Recreation
Our Boys and Girls Club “Kids of the Month” for January were 2nd Grader Alyssa Cooler and 5th Grader Webb Zang. (We printed their pictures last week.)
Webb’s interests are reading, math, computers and science fiction movies. His food of choice is dumplings and to drink, apple juice. Webb’s favorite color is blue and his favorite animal is the Fox. Sir Isaac Newton is the person he is interested in and his favorite place to be is Guangzhou, China. Webb enjoys the Rec Room and the Subway Room here at the Club.

Alyssa likes the color pink and her choices of food is cake and to drink, Sprite. Christmas and summer are the things she looks forward to and she loves Art. Alyssa has two brothers and two puppies and she says she likes all four of them. Alyssa likes to play with friends, go to the park and swim in the summer.
Both Webb and Alyssa are very involved in all their activities here at the club and are more than welcomed by their friends and our staff. We all look forward to them being with us each day.

Teen and Volunteer Coordinator, Kelly Henderson
Last week, the teens began talking about the dangers of using drugs. They took an anonymous survey that asked several thought provoking questions. Do you know someone that has used marijuana? 95 percent of them did. Do you feel drugged driving is as dangerous as drunk driving? They all answered yes. The truth is, all drugs effect motor skills, balance, coordination, perception, attention, reaction time and judgment, so the kids are correct in their answer. The last question on the survey was: what can you do to help your friends, peers and families say no to drugs? They almost all answered don’t do them myself. This is so true! Sometimes our greatest statement in life doesn’t come in terms of the words, but our actions and living by example.

The teens also continued their bowling series and participated in the “Crystal Pool Challenge”. The executive assistant in the building, Crystal Tyler, is being challenged by the entire club in her pool savvy.

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