Once again the the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township held it's Tennies & Ties Gala at historic OTTO building, with the theme "50's Hollywood Glam" on Veterans Day. The nearly 400 guests were treated to the BGCDT Color Guard presenting our Nations colors and a incredible rendition of "God Bless America"by our very own Blue Voices Choir.
The mission of the Board “Blitz” Challenge, held annually during a two-week time frame in October, is to encourage Board Members to visit our BGCDT Club Units, meet with staff and club members, and witness a regular day at club. Board Members score points through the number of visits, length of their visit, bringing guests, and if their guest makes a financial contribution during the visit. The purpose of bringing guests to our club sites is to raise awareness of our organization and the impact it has on the families in our community.
By:Erin Sauder – Elgin Courier-News
While hats, gloves and warm coats are winter wardrobe staples for most, not all children have access to them. Every year the Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning tries to fill the void by partnering with Operation Warm to provide hundreds of children in the Carpentersville community with new winter coats. Made out of 100 percent recycled material, the outerwear is paid for through various fundraising events held by the Rotary Club.
The BGCDT Color Guard is one of our newest programs at BGCDT. The program currently runs at our Meadowdale Elementary school site location, lead by Unit Director Isaiah De La Cruz and Krystal Harro. The program focuses on leadership, teamwork, displine, and citizenship. The group has performed at several events including; Windy CIty Bulls, Kane County Cougars, Arlington Race Track, Wounded Warriors Golf Outing, and the BGCDT Tennies & Ties Gala. If you are interested in having the BGCDT Color Guard at your event or would like to get involed in the color guard, please contact us.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township board of directors was recently presented with the League of EAGLES Gold Level award at the BGCA Leadership Conference. The award is broken into 3 different levels, bronze, silver and gold and the gold level is given to clubs nationally that have 95-100% involvement from their board of trustees in 6 key areas, Engage, Ask, Give, Lead, Evaluate, and Serve.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is proud to announce a deepening partnership with the Carpentersville Police Department. Starting this fall a on duty Police Officers will be assigned to each of our 8 club locations.
If you step foot into our Teen Center, you will see tech lab and sound studio filled to the brim with teens! Our technology programming has been a big addition to our Teen Center programming, and the amount of participation from our teens can prove it. Our teen members have been learning about 3D printing, animation, creating short videos and podcasts, recording music and music videos, photoshop and social media marketing, and more! These technology programs are led by Mike Sein, our Technology Program Staff at the Teen Center.
BGCDT staff had an amazing opportunity to attend the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), a two day event held Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. The GLS provides participants a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills. Over the two days we heard from many speakers including Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Marcus Lemonis, star of "The Profit," Bryan Stevenson, Founder & Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative, Laszlo Bock, Senior Advisor at Google and many more great speakers.