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2015 BGCDT Gatorade – Track & Field Day Event

 

The 3rd Annual BGCDT Gatorade – Track & Field Day event featured nearly 150 participants from our four (4) CUSD 300 Elementary School Club Units, including Golfview, Meadowdale, Parkview and Perry Elementary School.

Participants competed in numerous activities from the 100 meter dash to the long-jump.  All BGCDT participants received a “Champion” ribbon and each of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female finishers across grades 1 – 4 received engraved medallions.

BGCDT Board & Staff attend 109th Annual BGCA National Conference

 

The 109th Annual BGCA National Conference, recently held in Chicago, played host to over 2,500 BGCA professionals and Board volunteers.  The Conference featured exciting keynote speakers, such as Jim Collins (“Good to Great”) and Rob Manfred (Major League Baseball Commissioner).  The Conference also was highlighted by the 25th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame that included celebrities, entertainers and athletes, including:  Andre Reed (NFL Hall of Fame), Trey Songz (Entertainer) and Vince McMahon (WWE Founder & CEO).

BGCDT 2015 Spelling Bee

BGCDT 2015 “Spelling Bee”

The 4th Annual BGCDT Spelling Bee, held recently at Dundee Township Senior Center, featured finalists from each of our five (5) Elementary Unit locations all competing for the title of BGCDT Spelling Bee Champion.  Our staff worked diligently for months leading up to the event, prepping and preparing our Club members along the way. 

BGCDT Staff Takes Action Against Bullying

 
One of our Program Specialists (Brandon Lee) was made aware of some bullying that had taken place during school towards one of our Club members (Sebastian).  
 
Sebastian cut his hair recently and was teased for this new look.  Brandon spoke to Sebastian after Club on Tuesday night and then decided to go home and do something that makes me incredibly proud that he is on our staff...he went home and shaved his head to support Sebastian.
 

Staff Spotlight: Erika Kwasny

Erika Kwasny
Area Director for Meadowdale and Sunny Hill Sites
 
Short Bio:  I have been a lifelong resident of the Carpentersville/Dundee area.  I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a BA in Elementary Education and National Louis with a MA in Curriculum and Instruction-ESL.   I have a wonderful supportive husband Josh, and one year old son, Walker. In my free time I enjoy drinking tea, reading and cooking.
 

BGCDT Board President, Joe Smedinghoff, Named 2015 Illinois Board Volunteer of the Year

Joe Smedinghoff has served as the Board President for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township since his installation in October, 2013.  Joe’s tenure has included two (2) consecutive fiscal year surplus budgets, as well as record numbers of both registered Club Membership totals and overall Youth Served.  Perhaps most importantly, Joe presided over the expansion of the Club’s eighth (8th) overall Club Unit and first Club Unit within Barrington School District at Sunny Hill Elementary School.

"Gold Card" Day

 

One of the most joyous days of being a Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township Club member is receiving your “Gold Card”.  The magical number for this achievement is attending Club for 104 days, which is double the amount of days (52 days) that serves as the benchmark for attendance within Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

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