Dear Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Supporter:
As many of you know, fall is our biggest fundraising season. Cruz'n Eureka and Bids for Kids Masquerade Ball, brought in much more money than expected and it is due to our dedicated committee members and our giving community. I want to thank everyone who volunteered their time, donated, attend or sponsored our events!

As we move from the fall into winter, we are gearing up for our holiday festivities as well as our coat drive put on by Katy Boham from Benchmark Realty. We are looking for new or gently used coats ranging in sizes from 4t- Adult XL. You can drop off coats at Benchmark Realty during regular office hours. These coats will be distributed to youth at all four of our location prior to the holidays. 

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner, November 27th. Giving Tuesday is a national movement and provides an opportunity to support the work we are doing here locally for our children and families. If you are interested in donating please 

If you have any questions or would like to become involved in the Club, please contact our office at (707) 441-1030. 
Sincerely, Monica Rose, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Jason Chand
Nancy Kay     
Lance Morton
Dylan Sacco 
Dr. Keith Snow-Flamer   
Rod Strom
Ryan Sundberg 
Betsy Totten
Mark Wetzel 
Natasha White

President: Phillip Nicklas

In This Issue

Save the Date! 

Giving Tuesday 
November 27th, 2018


Sharing Talents

One of our volunteers  has been teaching the members to play guitar. The Clubhouse has five guitars, and the members have been doing a fantastic job sharing and encouraging each other to learn. So far, they have mastered the A chord and are having a ton of fun! We are very grateful to have volunteers share their special talents with our youth.


Halloween Fun

Our Klamath Club members enjoyed making crafts for their Halloween party. Youth created ghosts, witches, and scary pumpkins to decorate the walls of the Teen Center. 

Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Fun

On October 29th, the McKinleyville Teen Center took some of their members who regularly participate in the Power Hour, homework and tutoring, program on a field trip to the pumpkin patch at Organic Matters Ranch.
Organic Matters farmers generously donated a pumpkin to each member, which members were allowed to pick out themselves. The kids enjoyed walking the grounds hunting for the perfect pumpkin. They also navigated the sunflower maze, took pictures with their faces in the festive wooden cut outs, and took a group photo on the hay bales. They all carved their pumpkins at the Teen Center the following day, and their jack-o-lanterns were used to decorate for the center's Halloween party.

Clean Up, Everybody Do Your Share

On Monday September 17th, Keystone members from our Eureka Teen Center jumped into the community to clean up the streets. Twelve members focused on a three block radius of the Teen Center for 2 hours.  As a team, they removed litter, recycling, and other debris.  Keystone Club give  teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience, and conduct activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration and community service. 


Leaders Meeting

Youth and members practiced and assigned roles for jury training; subcommittee of teens met outside of Teen Court to discuss court disruptions and solutions; facilitated jury training on Oct 2nd.  Teen Court holds court cases at the Humboldt County Court House monthly. 




Elders Assistance

Our Klamath Club members have a Elders Assistance program, where they go into the community and help Elders.  Youth assist with tasks such as yard work, folding clothing, house cleaning and stacking firewood.  Youth and staff also take time to site and listen and talk to the Elders.   


New or gently used wish list items:

Folding tables

Incentives- Toys, game cards (all sorts), gift cards, movie passes, etc. 

Electronics- Headphones,  X-Box 360 controllers/ Wii controllers/ PS3 controllers 
Desk top computers 2015 or newer

Instruments- Guitars, ukuleles, flutes, drums.

Board Games ages 5-18
Kitchenware- Silverware, bowls and plates, mixing bowls and utensils .

Sports Equipment- Footballs, flags, hula hoops, jump ropes,  Dodgeballs (Soft), Whiffle balls, handballs, basketballs. 

Art Supplies- Paint, brushes, pastels, canvas, construction paper, tissue paper, colored pencils and washable markers. 

Books- Comic/Anime, sets for 2-5 graders. 



Eureka Teen Center
Youth of the Month
Forest Hagler-Langdon

Forest Hagler-Langdon. Hagler has demonstrated not only impeccable leadership skills, but he is well organized and is task orientated. Hagler has a way to make others fill comfortable with his jokes, but also made several positive changes in his life over the years like his grades, attitude and hanging around positive people and joining Keystone. If he's not at the Teen Center, he likes to hang out with one of our other members Dawson Hanes while playing magic at the card shop. Great job Hagler keep it up.


Cristal Gonzalez 
Eureka Teen Center
Program Assistant

Cristal moved to Humboldt County from Los Angeles to attend Humboldt State University where she is getting her degree in Child Development.  While at the Teen Center she runs a multitude of programs including SMART Moves, Art, SMART Girls, and Money Matters. In her spare time she enjoys the hiking in the outdoors, playing sports and painting. 


The first ever Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Masquerade Ball was a huge success to say the least.  I am honored the board asked me to chair this year's event and am humbled by the generosity and support from our community.

Over the years my husband and I have attended dozens of fundraising events throughout the area and although all unique and important, for the most part they all felt the same.  When I was approached to chair this event, I knew we needed to make our event different... we needed to have a party, and that is exactly what we did!  The amount of work that went into planning this shin-dig was tremendous, but it was all worth it.  We raised over double the amount raised last year, but more importantly, we gained incredible new supporters from this community and created an event that is sure to sell out in the years to come (FYI, we have already had several calls wanting to reserve tables for next year so get on the list now!).

I would like to thank everyone who helped make the BGCR Masquerade Ball possible.  Our "Dream Team" includes, Sharon Buck, Amanda Fernandez, Natasha White, Monica Rose, Amber Larsen and Cary Knudsen.  Special thanks to Ryan Sundberg who not only was awarded with the Lance Madsen "Champion of Youth Award" but also helped tremendously on securing auction items.  I also want to thank Jaison Chand, Elan Firpo, Mayghann Galleger, Moonlight catering, Cheers to you Mobile Bar Service, Humboldt State University Greek Organizations, Rex Bohn, Nazy Javid, Dylan Brown and the rest of the channel 7 North Coast News team who helped make the night one to remember.   Alcohol donations were provided by Harris and K Market- Jim Pastori, Humboldt Distilleries, Humboldt Craft Spirits, Humboldt Cider Company, Redwood Curtain Brewery, Mad River Brewery, Six Rivers Brewery and Lagunitas Brewing Company.  The full list of "Thanks You's", including those who donated to the action are below, but I want to make sure I give a big shout out to our spouses and kids who spent many late nights without "Mom" around as we planned and prepared for this event after working all day at our 9-5's. 
I truly believe the only way to be successful is to have a village of people around you who are all working for the same goal.  The BGCR Masquerade Ball took in a net profit of $72k.  This money will go directly to the club kids and the programs the Boys & Girls Club provides to our local youth.  The amount raised proves that every single donation makes a difference and that it truly does take a village.   

Those in attendance saw tears running down my face as I saw the amount of hands go up volunteering to sponsor a child with our 504 club.  I knew we would all have a lot of fun while sharing our message about what the club does for our community, I did not expect so many to graciously give like everyone did.  In the world we live in right now, it is beautiful to know that over 200 people, from different backgrounds and with opposing political views, can come together and care about our kids so much.  You all have touched the hearts of so many, including mine, and words cannot describe the gratitude I have. 
Gratefully yours,
Betsy Totten,
BGCR Board Member
Masquerade Ball Chair 

Thank You Masquerade Ball Sponsors!

Masquerade Donors...

Ace Hardware of McKinleyville
Axiom Hotel
B & B The Color Salon
Bear River Casino
Because Coffee
Becker Insurance
Bee Queen Naturals
Bev's Real Kids
Blue Ox Boutique
Blue Stone
BMW of Humboldt Bay
Boot Legger
Campground Restaurant
Carriage Car Wash
Cash & Carry
Central Ave Service Center
Coast Central Credit Union
Chapman's Bookery Ferndale
Cheers To You Mobile Bar
Cher-Ae-Heights Casino
Coke Cola
College of the Redwoods
Coming Attractions Theater
North Coast Co-op
Cypress Grove
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate
Dutch Bros Coffee
Eagles FOE 103
Eel River Brewery
E.G. Ayers Distributing Inc.
Fabulous Salah
Farm House
Farm House on Main in Ferndale
Fit NorCal
Five Eleven Bar & Grill
Five More Studios
Flight Over Humboldt- Jaison Chand
Foot Logic
Francisco Creek Inn
Furniture Design Center
Garden Gate
Good Relations
GR Sundberg Inc.
Guy Fieri- Knuckle Sandwich
Harper Motors
Harris & K- Jim Pastori
Holly Yashi
Honeydew Farms
Hooven & Co. Inc.
Humboldt Distillery
Humboldt Cider Company
Humboldt Herbals
Humboldt Sanitation & Recycling
Ivanhoe Hotel, Restaurant, & Saloon
John Jameton
Kathleen Bryson
LashOut by Starsha Marquez

     Les Schwab
      Life Maid Right
Mad River Brewing Co.
Madaket - Dalene & Leory Zerling
                  Mantova Music
Massage by Heather Landon
Matilda Jane by Kristen Golt
Mirador Glass
Moonstone Crossing Winery
Moonstone Land
Mr. & Mrs. Bella
Murphy's Market
Natasha White
O&M Industries
Old Steeple
Old Town Carriage
Old Town Coffee & Chocolates
Om Shala Yoga
Otto Plus Olive
Owsley Electric
Pacific Outfitters
Parlor Salon
Patrick Clearly
Paul Rickard
Premier Oil
Ramone's Bakery & Cafe
Redwood Curtain
Redwood Roots Farm
Renner Petroleum
Rex Bohn
Ryan Sundberg
SALT Fish House
Sammy's BBQ
San Francisco 49ers
Farmer's Daughter
Sammy's BBQ
Sara Bareilles
Scentsy by Idyath Yessemi
Seapod Studio & Boutique
Six Rivers Brewery 
Something Borrowed Event Rentals
Soul to Soul Spa & Foot Bar
South Side Mikes BBQ
Stars Hamburgers
Surfside Burger Shack
Tag Nordstrom
Take Back Eureka
Tetrault Tire Center
The Board Room Eureka
The Detail Doctor
The Green Lilly
The Spa at Personal Choice
The Toy Box
Tosha Yoga
Virginia Bass
Win River Casino
Wood Lab


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