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BGC to host National Fine Arts Exhibit

The public is invited to a free art show featuring Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri members. The National Fine Arts Exhibit will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., December 6 at the Liberty Center Association for the Arts. “Art education is very important to us at Boys & Girls Club, especially because many of our members …

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Club names October Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our October Youth of the Month nominees. We’d also like to give a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Eighth grader Annmarie is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “she is a true believer in what the Club stands for …

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BGC member named state Youth Ambassador

A Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri member has been named a state Youth Ambassador by the Missouri AfterSchool Network. Annmarie Flett, 13, will have the opportunity to build leadership, public speaking and advocacy skills while representing the values and importance of afterschool programs across Missouri. Flett has been a Boys & Girls Club member since third grade …

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Tyson named Community Partner of the Year

Tyson Foods has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Community Partner of the Year, during a special celebration event October 19. “Tyson has not only helped support our fundraising events, but was also instrumental in helping us secure a $100,000 grant for the La Monte Club Site in 2015,” said Executive Director Gary Beckman. “They …

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BGC names September Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our September Youth of the Month nominees. We’d also like to give a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Fifth grader Abby is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “she is always the first to get involved in programs and …

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BGC raises nearly $10,000 at golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri raised nearly $10,000 during its fifth annual Putting “Fore” The Kids Golf Tournament, presented by the WK Family of Dealerships and Kohl’s. Held Saturday at Royal Oaks Golf Course in Knob Noster, the event featured 15 golf teams competing for prizes and bragging rights, all to benefit the Boys & Girls …

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BGC seeking teams for golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is seeking teams for its fifth annual Putting “Fore” The Kids Golf Tournament, presented by the WK Family of Dealerships and Kohl’s, slated for September 15 at Royal Oaks Golf Course in Knob Noster. The four-person scramble features a day on the links for a great cause, and includes carts, prizes …

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BGC Board of Directors receives award

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Board of Directors has been named a 2018 League of EAGLES silver award winner, by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The prestigious award measures six key elements of a strong board of directors: EAGLES or Engagement and attendance at board meetings, Asking others face-to-face for funding, Giving back by making …

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BGC to open new Club Site in Dresden

Families in Dresden will soon have a new option for afterschool care with the opening of a new Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri Club Site. The Dresden Site will offer high-quality afterschool programs to all students at Pettis County R-XII, beginning August 23. “We are very excited to expand our services to the Dresden community,” said Director …

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BGC names Youth of the Month nominees for May

Congratulations to the May Youth of the Month nominees! And a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a special treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Eighth grader Makenna is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “she is a great member and said she was honored to be named Youth …

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BGC raises $12,000 with Hero Run

A morning filled with storms didn’t stop more than 120 area runners and walkers from helping to raise more than $12,000 for local children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Hero Run, presented by McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia. The 5K, which took place on the campus of State Fair Community College, was held Saturday as a …

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BGC names April Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the March Youth of the Month nominees! And a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a special treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Fifth grader Victor is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “he is very active in Torch Club and always has great ideas for getting …

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BGC taking Summer Program applications

The school year may be winding down, but Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is gearing up for Summer Program, a 10-week long learning program designed to keep children’s minds active and busy. “We’re really looking forward to a summer filled with fun,” said Director of Operations Tyler Hudson. “Boys & Girls Club staff are working hard to …

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BGC Club Site to relocate

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri Board of Directors has announced the relocation of The CLUB, the middle and junior high school age Club site, effective June 1.  During a regular board meeting April 20, board members formally voted to relocate The CLUB’s current location at 314 S. Washington Ave. in the old Community Center building, and …

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Club names March Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the March Youth of the Month nominees. A special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring Youth of the Month!  The CLUB Fifth grader Draven in The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “he has a very positive attitude and is enthusiastic about trying new programs at The CLUB.” Cole Camp Eighth grader Vivian is the Cole Camp Site’s Youth …

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BGC member competes at State Youth of the Year event

Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri was well-represented during the State Youth of the Year competition, held April 4-5 in Jefferson City. Cole Camp Site member Jake Rogers competed against several other Boys & Girls Club members from across the state to be named the Missouri State winner. Rogers has been a member of BGCWCM for several years …

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Club names February Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the February Youth of the Month nominees. The CLUB Fifth grader Isaac is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “he is always willing to help the staff and other members when needed. He also gets involved in programs and has really great ideas during them!” Heber Hunt Fourth grader Melissa is the Heber Hunt Site’s Youth of …

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Club names January Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the January Youth of the Month nominees. The CLUB Seventh grader Haley is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “she always comes right in and starts on her homework. She’s also very helpful and the first one to volunteer.” Heber Hunt Third grader Piper is the Heber Hunt Site’s Youth of the Month because, “she comes to …

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2018 Youth of the Year winners named

After months of preparation, practice and hard work, three Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri members have succeed in receiving the Club’s highest honor – Youth of the Year. La Monte Site member Gabby Buretz, Green Ridge Site member Olivia Harrison, and Cole Camp Site member Jake Rogers were named the Elementary, Junior and Teen Youth of the …

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Club names December Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the December Youth of the Month nominees. The CLUB Fifth grader Lance is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “he comes to CLUB every day with a big smile and hello for everyone. He gets done what he needs to and always asks if other members need help with their homework.” Heber Hunt First grader Kaylene is …

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Boys & Girls Club names new Director of Development

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is excited to announce Cherie Beltran as the organization’s new Director of Development. Beltran has a background in higher education with a focus on working with community partners and industry leaders. She recently relocated from Ranger, Texas with her two children and husband Jaime, who was recently named the men’s and …

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Club names November Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the November Youth of the Month nominees. The CLUB CLUB member Trinady was chosen as the November Youth of the Month because, “she is very involved in Torch Club and always willing to volunteer whenever she can help.” Heber Hunt Fourth grader Alexandria is the Youth of the Month because, “she brings a great attitude to the program, …

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Club names October Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our October Youth of the Month nominees! The CLUB Brianna is The CLUB’S Youth of the Month for October because, “we have seen positive changes in her participation in programs and an eagerness to help new members.” Heber Hunt First grader Isabella is the Heber Hunt Site’s Youth of the Month because, “she is a very sweet girl …

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Club names September Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the September Youth of the Month nominees. The CLUB Seventh grader Daijah was chosen as The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “she is always willing to help where she can and she’s taken a real interest in being part of The CLUB. She’s has joined Torch Club and is engaging more in group conversations with her peers.” …

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Club raises $12,000 at golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri raised more than $12,000 during its fourth annual Putting “Fore” The Kids Golf Tournament, held Saturday at Triple Creek Golf Course in Cole Camp. The annual event featured 19 golf teams competing for prizes and bragging rights, all to benefit the Boys & Girls Club, which served more than 2,000 children …

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