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3rd Annual Perforce Foundation ImageMakers photo exhibit

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 3rd Annual Perforce Foundation ImageMakers photo exhibit! A great time was had by all who viewed the wonderful photographs taken by members of our photography group. The winning images were taken by Luciana-age 9, Siyah-age10 and Diego-age15 for their photos in Culture &Tradition, Nature & Surroundings and Portraits categories, and will be sent to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national ImageMakers competition. Thank you to Alameda Hospital for hosting and Herbs & Spices Catering for catering the event! #GreatFuturesStartHERE

Alameda Boys & Girls Club Honored

We were honored to receive the Alameda Social Services Human Relations Board’s Community Service Award for Non-Profit Organization. This award recognized an outstanding non-profit organization that has provided extraordinary service to Alameda’s community over a period of 3 years or more, and has made Alameda a better place in which to live.

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Google X, Makani team Visit

Their faces say it all! Our 6-12 year old youth members had a blast as they learned about Makani Power, an Alameda-based company that developed airborne wind turbines with the support of Google X. They enjoyed a presentation about their prototyping pathway, then spent time prototyping objects to fly in the tubes. Thanks to the entire Kate Stirr and the entire Google X, Makani team for giving our members an introduction into aerodynamics, prototyping and scientific-

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Kid for Life

Our Kid For Life members came together to celebrate our youth and teen members. The reception included hearing personal stories of struggle and triumph from two of our teen girls, JaNylah, 16 and Zariah, 16 – our 2016 Club Youth of the Year. Thanks to Jeannie Graham for hosting and Asena Restaurant for catering.

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Italo’s Garden

We dedicated our edible garden to Italo Calpestri for his extensive philanthropic service as one of our Board Members for the past 49 years. Youth members took Italo’s guests on a tour of the garden and shared some of their Club made snacks with its fresh ingredients. We cannot thank Italo enough for all he has done to serve and support Alameda youth.

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8th Annual Ted Hendricks & Friends Charity Bowling Event

Some lucky members got to participate in the 8th Annual Ted Hendricks & Friends Charity Bowling Event that supports The Ted Hendricks Foundation which is dedicated to providing health, recreational and educational support to groups serving both youth and seniors.

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Shop with a Kid

This weekend we partnered with Argosy University to put on the inaugural ‘Shop with a Kid’ event at Kohl’s. Thirty-five youth members got paired with adults from Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area and the Alameda Boys Girls Club to purchase needed back to school clothes and shoes. A big Thank You to Argosy University and all those who sponsored a child’s shopping. This was a very rewarding experience for all involved and we hope to grow it bigger for next year.

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Music Lessons at the club!

Music lessons have resumed at the Club! Girl Scout Isabelle Cohn, working toward her Gold Award, secured donations to get 10 brand new acoustic guitars which she uses to teach our youth members how to play the guitar twice a week. Open to all ages, Isabelle teaches the group the fundamentals of chords, finger picking and rhythm, while demonstrating her favorite songs.

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