BGC Group 2Happy Holidays from
Boys & Girls Clubs
of North San Mateo County

Season's Greetings 


Welcome to our first e-newsletter! We're excited to tell you about the wonderful things happening here. But first: the most important message I have to share with you today is THANK YOU. Your support has helped to enrich the lives of nearly 3,000 children and youth in Pacifica and South San Francisco this year. We hope you enjoy this edition of the newsletter, and will share it with your friends, neighbors and family. . We wish you and your loved ones a joyous and peaceful holiday season.

Sharon Dolan
Executive Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County


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2011/2012 Board of Directors 
Mark AddiegoMembers
Chief Volunteer OfficerBill Benavides
Tamar T. Draper
Pedro GonzalezBrian J. Finn
Vice PresidentElliot Fischer
Martha Gilmore
Robert MulveyMichael O'Neill
Acting TreasurerMaryilyn Richardson
Adan Rosillo
John "Jack" HelfrichMarc C. Teglia
SecretaryJimmie Wilson
In This Issue
It Just Takes One
Youth of the Year
Club Highlights
Our Funding Partners
About Us
It Just Takes ONE

 It just takes one person to make a positive impact in the life of a child.  But the gifts you give - large and small - add up to make a difference for nearly 3,000 children each year.


The Board of Directors will be kicking off our first annual fundraising campaign in February, 2012.  We hope that you will join us in supporting kids to BE GREAT!


Please be on the lookout for ways to make a donation to the It Just Takes One Campaign in 2012.


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Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo Co.
Youth of the Year
January 26, 2012

You're invited to the First Annual Youth of the Year Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 26th at 5:30 pm at the Basque Cultural Center located at 599 Railroad Avenue at Magnolia Avenue in South San Francisco. It's a FREE community event that will feature speeches by youth, awards to honor outstanding members from each of our 5 Clubhouses, and performances by youth from the Clubs. The winner of our local Youth of the Year Award will have the opportunity to advance toward the state, regional and national Youth of the Year titles. We appreciate our Platinum event sponsors: Forever Young Foundation and Basque Cultural Center. If you're interested in supporting this event with a donation please email or call Lisa DeMattei at (415) 938-6870 for more information.

Club Highlights

Orange Park

Ready...Aim...PLAY!! The Orange Park Clubhouse SMART Girls sweat and had fun at a recent Dart OPs field trip. SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in grades 3 - 5 and 6 and up.

Art Showcase 2011


Through dynamic, participatory activities, field trips, and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.


We held our annual Winter Fine Arts Night on December 15, featuring children's art displayed in a gallery-like setting, performances, and "artists at work" demonstrating various visual art media.


Sunshine Gardens
The Sunshine Gardens Clubhouse has 70 club members ages 6 to 10 years old with 5 veryBGC Member 4 dedicated teen volunteers who help create a family environment. During the holiday season, the Club hosted a multicultural potluck, and children made and decorated gingerbread houses to take home and share with their families during the winter break.


Paradise Valley

The tiny Paradise Valley Club held a Peace Dinner for children and families the week before Thanksgiving that was attended by nearly 100 people.  Art from a recent "Family Art Contest", in which children and families worked together to create a piece of art, was displayed. 


Our Funding Partners

 Thank You So Much 

Boys and Girls Club Foundation
Adobe Youth Voices
Atkinson Foundation
Avid DigiDesign
Best Buy
Blume Foundation
CVS Pharmacy
Elks Foundation
Gellert Foundation
Genentech Foundation
Crescent Porter Hale Foundation


JC PenneySSF Elks Lodge #2091
Kaiser Family FoundationSSF Host Lions Club
Kiwanis Club of SSFSSF Rotary Foundation
Rodney Lough Jr. StudiosStaples
Michael'sTakeda San Francisco, Inc.
Miranda Lux FoundationTaube Family Foundation
Old NavyTorani
David & Lucile Packard FoundationU.S. Bankcorp Foundation
Rebuilding Together PeninsulaWestern Growers Foundation

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About Us

The Boys and Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County is a place where children and youth can discover their passions and pursue their dreams.  We serve over 3,000 youth each year - at 3 sites in South San Francisco and 2 in Pacifica.


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