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2017 Mid-Year Report

20 years of Clubs in Skagit County!

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A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SERVICE CLUBS

AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS

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“Since being involved with Kiwanis, I’ve had the opportunity to be more fully engaged

with this community. Not just about giving back, Kiwanis has given me an appreciation

for the role citizens play in working together to help their communities grow, and

thrive– sometimes not an easy endeavor, but necessary. With it’s focus on serving youth,

specifically, Kiwanis has provided me with the opportunity to see all the ways kids are

being served, locally, and how I can make a bigger difference.” ~Ian Faley

Service Clubs not only provide important support

and resources to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit

County, they also play an important role in the development

of key staff in the organization. As leadership

staff settle in their positions, they are given opportunities

to engage in their local Service Club’s, attending

a meeting with a current staff member, board

leader, or other volunteer, making their introduction

purposeful and relevant.

Currently, Club staff are members in the Rotary Club

of Anacortes, Rotary Club of Mount Vernon, and

Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon. Past participation

has included Kiwanis Club of La Conner, Burlington

Mid-day Rotary, Soroptimist International, and Rotary

Club of Sedro-Woolley. There are many different

kinds of service clubs in our area, including the Eagles,

Lions, and others. Each contribute to the success

of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County in

support of the mission: to enable all young people,

especially those who need us most, to reach their full

potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Rotary is an international service organization whose

stated purpose is to bring together business and professional

leaders in order to provide humanitarian

services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations,

and to advance goodwill and peace around

the world. Rotarians usually gather weekly for a meal

to fulfill their first guiding principle to develop friendships

as an opportunity of service. CEO Ron McHenry,

and Anacortes Club Director Taylor Bannister are

members, and McHenry was named Rotarian of the

Year in 2012 for service to his Club.

Ian Faley, Associate Executive Director, is a member

of Kiwanis, a global organization of volunteers

dedicated to improving the world, one child and one

community at a time. “Since being involved with

Kiwanis, I’ve had the opportunity to be more fully

engaged with this community. Not just about giving

back, Kiwanis has given me an appreciation for the

role citizens play in working together to help their

communities grow, and thrive– sometimes not an

easy endeavor, but necessary. With it’s focus on

serving youth, specifically, Kiwanis has provided

me with the opportunity to see all the ways kids are

being served, locally, and how I can make a bigger

difference,” Faley says.

Founded in 1921 in Oakland, CA, Soroptimist International

is a worldwide volunteer service organization

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