The 2015 YOY will be decided at the February board meeting. A panel of three community judges with questions determined by an outside party will interview two candidates and select the organizations Youth of the Year.
The board, staff, and guests will hear personal testimonials of the obstacles youth members Cole Tamba, and Courtney Gosset have overcome; and how the Club has impacted their lives. Cole representing PAU is a senior at Port Angeles High School and Courtney a sophomore at Sequim High. Both outstanding members, and more than able to represent our organization at the state competition in March; and at several community engagements all year long.
Stairway to Heaven
The 4th annual Daddy Daughter Dance was a hit like all the others. Nearly 100 girls and their father figures packed the Clubhouse and danced the night away. The grins on their faces were priceless. The young ladies loved putting on their fancy dresses and spending one-on-one time with their dads, uncles or grandpas. this year Cupid's Cafe served up a past bar and ice cream sundaes. Out on the dance floor all generations were grooving to hits from today and some old favorites like YMCA, Stairway to Heaven, and Abba's classic, Dancing Queen. there were all sorts of contests, raffles and of course the classic dance photo. Kudos to Tessa Jackson and CCK staff for producing the amazing event enjoyed by young and old!
B l u e B l i t z
Our new bus is here and better than ever!
Our kids have been waiting a long time for our new bus to arrive in Sequim. After raising the funds, finding the perfect bus it is finally integrated into the fleet. Before the end of the year our 2008 bus was delivered; and Club members were allowed to weigh in on the new color. After much discussion Boys & Girls Clubs trademark blue was chosen and visibility on the road shouldn't be an issue. Not only did our generous community allow the Clubs to purchase the bus but help from Evergreen Collision Center afforded us the new paint job to make the bus our very own. The members are really enjoying a blue bus and the simplified transportation Greywolf elementary. Prior to arriving, 70 children boarded two smaller Club vehicles and others were sprinkled on the school district's buses; for some the ride took 45 minutes or more. Riders are excited to all be together with driver and Unit director Mr. Miller on their bus. They rock out to their favorite songs, enjoy snacks, and best of all arrive safely to the Club within 15-20 minutes. We can thank the Seahawk's and the 12th man spirit for the "Blitz" nickname that seems like it's going to stick.