Dec. 28, 2011
-- Four community leaders have joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s board of directors, helping to create an expanded, more diversified board. The new members include Stephen MacIntosh, general manager of Republic Services, Inc.; Stuart Nielson, attorney with Arnold LaRochelle Mathews VanConas & Zirbel LLP; Robert Sills, community advocate; and Police Chief Jeri Williams, Oxnard Police Department.
“Our existing board had a goal of increasing the board with community leaders from different business areas to enhance our board’s capabilities in serving our youth,” said BGCOP Chief Professional Officer Tim Blaylock. “The board has done a great job in recruiting nine impressive board members this year, many of whom are younger so our board has the benefit of different generations’
depth of knowledge.”
Board members who joined earlier this year include Ben Alaniz, Rabobank; Danielle Everson, Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP; Lisa Cortez, Saalex Solutions; Laurie Eberst, St. John’s Medical Center; and Kathleen Sheehan, Port Hueneme Police Department.
The Club currently serves more than 8,500 members between the ages of 6 and 18 at its three full-service facilities, and 15 other locations in partnership with a local school district, a public housing complex and a juvenile detention center. Membership costs only $15 per year for all programs and support, and no child is ever turned away due to inability to pay. The actual cost of delivering its programs is about $500 per year, per child.
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By involving parents, volunteers, educators and the business community, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme helps youth reach their full potential through a positive environment, lifelong learning and programs dedicated to the arts, education, character and leadership development, health and recreation. Programs are based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs, and are designed to expand participants’
areas of interest. For more information, visit www.positiveplace4kids.org.