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9/7/2018 Member News
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Honors Supporters at 4th Annual Board Installation Breakfast

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Honors Supporters at 4th Annual Board Installation Breakfast

Oceanside, CA (SEPTEMBER, 2018) – On Thursday, September 6th, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) held their 4th Annual Board Installation Breakfast to recognize and honor individuals, organizations and corporate partners for their commitment and dedication to the Club over the past year and to induct the 2018-2019 Board of Directors. City of Oceanside Councilmembers Jack Feller and Jerry Kern were present to pin the incoming Board of Directors, and Shon Dorsey was present from Boys & Girls Clubs of America to conduct the ceremony.

Robert Botkin was installed for his 3rd term as Board President. The following community members will also serve as leaders for the Board of Directors in the 2018-2019 year: Gigi Gleason, Tom Garcia, Jennifer Kreml, Michael Klein, Vignette Matthews, Robbie Hass, Tori Fishinger, Pablo Holguin, Roseanne Kiss, Joan Llanes, Sharon Schultz and Donal Yasukochi.

Not only do Board Members serve and represent BGCO, they also are held to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s standards and requirements.  Recently BGCO’s Board of Directors was awarded Gold Level of the League of EAGLES Award. This award recognizes organizations for achieving 95% or more of the Key Performance Indicators for Strong Boards. It is a testimony to dedication and commitment of the organization’s board to serving the youth of our community at the highest level.

2018-2019 Committee Members were also recognized at the breakfast: Jay Williams, Audit Committee; Scott Kreml, Facilities Committee; Winston Elton, Facilities & Finance Committee; Jeremy Wilson, Facilities & Finance Committee; Chad Marentette, Finance Committee; Kelly Kimbrel, Gala & Outreach Committee; Janie Newsom, Gala Committee and Beverly S. Randolph, Gala Committee.

Previous Board Members Serge Duarte, Laurie Hatfield, Kathleen Houck and John Quinly were also honored for their service.

Awards were presented to several instrumental community individuals and organizations who continue to support the mission of BGCO and the youth in Oceanside.

The Community Partnership Award was presented to Legacy Foundation, the City of Oceanside and the Elks Lodge in appreciation of their support, dedication and commitment to BGCO.
“We are so fortunate to have many wonderful community partners; this year we chose these three to honor today,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO. 

The Corporate Partnership Award was presented to Southern California Edison and Nordson Foundation in appreciation of their substantial donation of time, talent and resources to BGCO. “We are so fortunate to have the support of local companies to help us in our efforts to ensure our youth have bright futures,” said Diamond.
The Community Impact Award was presented to individuals in appreciation of their substantial donation of time and resources to BGCO. Volunteers from Kohl’s and Dr. Edward Taub received this award. 

The Media Partnership Award, was presented to North County Kids Magazine. Diamond explains the award is given to “recognize our media partners who have taken notice of what we are doing and have made sure that the great and positive things happening in our community gets the coverage it deserves.”

The Vendor Award, a new honor this year, was given to Branded360 for their continuous support of BGCO.

The Chairperson’s Award was presented to Pablo Holguin, who has gone above and beyond as an ambassador of the Club in meeting the roles and responsibilities while serving on the Board of Directors. Robert Botkin, Board President chose Mr. Holguin for this honor.
“Pablo, we appreciate your dedication to our youth, commitment to the Club and on behalf of the Club and Board of Directors, we thank you for your service and leadership,” said Botkin.

Lastly, the Jeremiah Milbank Award, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s highest award, was presented to Robert Botkin, Keith & Robbie Hass, Laura Galinson, Gigi Gleason, William & Evengeline Rego, Herb Solomon & Elaine Galinson. The award was also given to Joseph Glickman in Memoriam. The award is named after a life-long volunteer, Jeremiah Milbank who personified extraordinary, long-term concern for youth and those in difficult circumstances.  “Today, those that we honor personify the spirit and dedication of Jeremiah Milbank. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do for the youth in our community” said Diamond.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Hannah Moss at, call (760) 433-8920, and visit our website or Facebook page at: .

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours.  During the school year, we serve 1,400 youth daily, providing stimulating and quality Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STREAM) activities. In addition, we offer a unique program to adults with disabilities, called R.O.A.D.’s. 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a local, independent organization affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCO raises 100% of the funds that support our life changing programs through individual giving, events and grants.  100% of those funds stay right here in North County to serve youth in our local communities. 
We continue to uphold our mission: To inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their fullest potential as confident, responsible, caring members of society.