February 2019
What's Happening at CMC
2019 has been very busy! CMC is celebrating 45 years and we could not do this without all of our amazing mentors. We started off the year with a Grand Re-opening on January 21 and a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Chamber Ambassadors. As we were looking through our history books we found a newspaper article of the Grand Opening of our office on Lincoln St.
2018 Volunteers of the Year Award
At our Annual Board Meeting on January 22, CMC recognized Sheana Jones and Samantha Boose as our Volunteers of the Year award. Sheana entered our program about 5 years ago and was a quiet girl living with her mom and brothers. She was matched with Sam and their relationship grew over the years as did Sheana's confidence. Sam encouraged Sheana through may things over the years. Sam encouraged her as she set a goal to attend college after graduation from high school to become a teacher. Sheana's interest in becoming a teacher fit nicely into our High School mentoring program. Sheana took the steps to become a High School Mentor at Jacobs School. She enjoyed this experience and it helped her realize she was on track with a career in education. Sheana recently completed her first semester at BGSU. (High School Mentor- Local High School Students who mentor children at our School Based Programs or our PALS program working with kids on the waiting list. This program is open to any High School student in Hancock county)

Celebrating our Alumni
In honor of our 45th year CMC would love to reconnect with friends of the agency. We are working with students from The University of Findlay this semester to share your mentoring stories. Please stop in our office or reach out through email to help us gather your story. We would love to hear from families, mentees, mentors, Big and Little's, staff, and board members.

Kathy and Heidi stopped in this week to sign our Alumni Wall. They were matched in 1983! Relationships that are making an impact not only, today and tomorrow but well into the future. Thank you for taking the time to stop in and say "Hi" and sign our Alumni Wall.

Bowling For Kids
March 9 & 10, 2019
The 36th Annual Bowling For Kids is set to Roll in on March 9 & 10, 2019. Thank you to everyone who has registered their team. Pledge sheets were sent out last week.

If you haven't had a chance to register yet this year. Please join us! We have open lanes on Sunday at 3:00 PM. To register you can give us a call at 419-424-9752 or register online.

If you can't join us you can donate online to the EVENT, A TEAM or a Bowler

Door Prizes, Raffle Baskets, 50/50 tickets

Upcoming Mentoring Activities
Join the CMC Town and Country Kids 4-H Club
If you are looking for some fun activities to do with your mentee join the club! It is also a great way to connect with other mentors from CMC. Mentors and mentees work together to pick a project to work on maybe even something to enter in the fair. The possibilities are endless from cake decorating to chickens. It is more than just agriculture. Our amazing advisor and mentor is Sabrina Kirk. She will support you both through the process. Registration is now open and you can get an application from your Case manager or Contact Sabrina directly. No previous 4-H involvement necessary.

Mentors and Mentees giving back
Sometimes we are asked by Mentors for volunteer activities you can do with your mentee in our community to give back. We think that is awesome. Here is an opportunity that is coming up on Sat. 2/23/19 from 1 - 3 at the City Mission. Mentees must be at least 12 years old to participate. For more information contact your Case Manger

Findlay YMCA - Member Partnership
Did you know that if you are a member of the Findlay YMCA you can take you mentee with you as a guest for no additional cost. If you would like to know how you can sign up contact your Case Manager

CMC is partnering with Hancock County Veterans Service Office
One of our Mentors Jay who is also a veteran came to us with an idea of bringing together mentees and veterans. We are working on a summer golf outing event. We are asking that if you are a mentor and also a veteran to let us know as we begin to work on this project. We would like to thank you for your service.