Boys and Girls Club Happenings

Youth Respect awards are given to (back row) Kolt Lensing, Jaxson Moe, Blaine Petzak, Chaz Walsh, Bradyn Barth and Holden Barth. Front row: Cheyenne Espinoza, Cooper Foucher and Hailey Dengel. Not all children who received this award were present this day.

Photo courtesy of Crystal Tyler

From Abby Franks, club director:

Volunteers make our world go 'round

It was a special day on Monday to honor various volunteers of the Boys and Girls Club. Listed are the Volunteers of the Month, as well as information about a couple other recognized, special volunteers.

• January: Emily Green for all of her work with the Montana Island Challenge social media graphic design.

• February: Bill Steele and Ryan Hansen for their excellent work recruiting and organizing beef for the 30 Days of Beef.

• March: Alice Green for her 30 Days of Beef entry of raffle tickets as well as Laurie Bentley for her work with transporting around the tickets that were for sale.

Additional special volunteers honored: Janet Gardner, who makes banana bread for the great youths of our organization who eat different meals and snacks here at the Club; and Tim Norling, who received special appreciation for his time volunteered as a dad to install flooring into our new reading room in the lower level.


From Crystal Tyler, office manager:

We are gearing up for summer. The Club will be closed the last week of school to prepare for this year's summer program's earlier opening to help our working parents. "Summer Safari" begins Wednesday, June 7 at 7:40 a.m. Summer information packets will be mailed to summer enrollees the first part of June.


From Christina Foucher, STEAM director:

Hello from the STEAM Room.

Every month we recognize our children with various awards from each room. We have: the Bookworm award from the Homework room, Life Skill Accomplishments from the Life Skills room, Gamer of the Month from the Social Rec room, the Einstein award from the STEAM room, and Bear Paws from the Rec room.

We each select one boy and one girl for the month that has exceeded our expectations and recognize them with an Award Assembly. We also do special noteworthy awards on an as needed basis (such as the Excellent Friend Award and Homework Helper Award).

Each room, including the kitchen, also acknowledges children for great manners. This is something we try very hard to encourage. We recognize children who were exceptionally respectful on a continual basis, starting from the beginning of the year. These particular children continually follow the rules, don’t have tantrums or outbursts, use their manners, and are respectful children to their peers and the staff. Keep up the good work. We look forward to giving out future awards.



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