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1 If you have driven down Buena Vista Street lately, you may have noticed our new sign, which is located at the front of our building in a flower bed planted by Turner Broadcasting employees. Our new sign was a gift from Jack O’Neill, Vice President of Faculties for NBC/Universal. The sign gives the club greater sense of pride in their club. We are also in the process of finishing i[ our remodeling program utilizing CDBG funds. Most recently the club received new games room doors, new flooring, a new motorized fence and a new P.A. system and phone system. Our next job involves rebuilding our existing deck and creating a new front office area. If you haven't been by the club lately, please stop by and see all of the great changes for yourself. Boys and Girls Club of Burbank The club continues its renovation After School Enrichment Programs This school year marks the third year Boys and Girls Club has been on the B.U.S.D. campus. Now with six elementary school sites and the middle school program at the Burbank Adult Center. The club has impacted the lives of over 500 children because of our program. The program continues to grow and serve more children as time goes on. The programs objectives are homework assistance, one on one tutoring, computer enhancing programs, arts, and athletics. The partnership with other enrich ing programs, such as Junior Achievement, Project JAMBO, Peace builders, and Warner Bros. Time to Read have continued to work hard on assisting children to gain more knowledge that is available for them. Boys and Girls Club of Burbank Fall 2005Volume 1, Issue 4 Boys and Girls Club of Burbank Of Burbank Newsletter Special points of interest:  B&G Club continues its renovation  Macy’s “Thanks for Sharing” Campaign names Boys and Girls Club of Burbank a helping Charity  Turner Broadcasting gives the club a make over  Chess Team Recap Inside this issue: Turner Broadcasting Plants a Garden 2 Thanks for Sharing Campaign 2 Upcoming Events 3 Inside Story 3 Sports Update 3 Chess Club Update 3 Donations: Wish List 4

2 Volunteers spent all morning and afternoon digging out old bushes and replacing them with flowers. Club members have taken a likening in the new gardens and take turns watering and cleaning around the garden. In September 2005, Turner Broadcasting approached the club wanting to work on a club project. The project turned out to be a “Garden Project.” Volunteers from Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, and CNN stopped by and planted flowers and put up white picket fences at the club. Turner Broadcasting plants a project at the club Macys Thanks for Sharing Campaign place to develop their education and social skills. The club was also able to scholarship many children, as we never turn any child away. If you are interested in contributing to the campaign go to your local Macys Dept. Store and shop using your Macys Credit Card. If you don't have one apply for a new Macy Card, while ten dollars will go to the charities chosen. Visit for an application. Macys Department Store has began their “Thanks for Sharing” Campaign. For the fifth consecutive year the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank has been chosen to be a benefactor for the campaign. With the proceeds from last years donation, the club was able to continue with their mission in reaching out to as many children in the community and give them a Page 2 Boys and Girls Club of Burbank Garden in front of the Boys and Girls Club As we enter in to the busy holiday season let us all take time to remember what it means to give. Regardless of our religion or have we celebrate the holidays, the most important thing to remember is that the true gift for the holidays, is to give of yourself. Whether it be through volunteering friendship, family, etc and we at the Boys and Girls Club are extremely grateful to all of you that have given to the youth in our community. Happy Holidays! Shanna Vaughan A Message from our Executive Director

3 Our Deaf & Hard of Hearing program continues to reach out to the DDH students throughout the Foothills and San Fernando Valley. The program is available to all DDH students who would like to come out and receive homework assistance and one on one tutoring. Also available are computer classes, arts & crafts, games room activities, and athletics, such as flag football and basketball leagues. The cost of the program is $100.00/month. tos. On Oct. 1 Adnan Chowdhury, Devon Watson, Perry Watson & Arthur Dzhermakyan competed in the 6-Pak Chess Tournament that was held at the Chess Palace in Los Alamitos. Adnan achieved 1st place while Perry achieved 2nd place. On Oct. 15 Reb Migletz, JW Halliday, Alivar Chowdhury, Javier Vazquez, Joshua Baldacci, Perry Watson, Devon Watson, Arthur Dzhermakyan & Adnan The month of October was a very active month for our Chess Team. We welcomed Reb Migletz, JW Halliday, Javier Vazquez, Joshua Baldacci, Vince Ho & Shane & Jarrett Raphael to our chess team. Additionally, the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank Chess Team competed in 4 tournaments from Stevenson Ranch to Los Alami Chowdhury competed in the Chess Fest that was held at the Rancho Pico Jr. High School in Stevenson Ranch. For Reb & JW this was their first competitive tournament and they both did well. Reb & JW both achieved 5th p lace in their divisions. Trophies were distributed to the top 15 winners so every one of our members of the Boys & Girls Club Chess team received a trophy. On Oct.16 the Chess Team competed in a Bughouse Tournament that was held at the I-Cafe in Arcadia. Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Chess Club Recap Sports Update Our Fall/Winter Basketball League will start November 7th and run to January 31st, 2006 A new program beginning November 4th will see a 10 week Tennis Clinic held at our enrichment sites for fourth and fifth graders, culminated by a Tennis Tournament. If you should have any questions feel free to contact Jay Jackson, Athletic Director (818) Our Athletic Department has implemented the new dynamic program being offered by National Boys and Girls Club. TRIPLE PLAY, demonstrates how keeping fit, forming positive food choices, increases confidence, and enhances the ability to relate well to others. The first component being ran is the Jump Rope Challenge. Page 3 Volume 1, Issue 4 On December 3rd, the Swoosh Club will make their annual visit to the LA Mission. This year the Swoosh Club will be decorating the mission building, while getting ready for Christmas. Friday November 18 * Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner December 2005 * Kids Holiday Party Winter Break * December 19—December 30 The Boys and Girls Club would like to invite all members and their families to join us in our Thanksgiving Dinner. This event will take place on Friday November 18, 2005 at 6:30PM, at the main clubhouse on Buena Vista Street. If you are interested in volunteering on helping us set up, serve, or clean up contact Anna Ayala, at Upcoming Events Each one of our members were paired in teams of 2 for the tournament. Adnan & Perry achieved 1st in the under 1000 section, Arthur & Jose achieved 1st in the under 800 section & Devon Watson & Alivar Chowdhury achieved 1st in the under 600 section. Alivar achieved 3rd in his division. Our Chess team travels to Bakersfield in November to compete for their first club trophy for the school year. We always welcome & encourage new members to join our chess team.

4 2244 N Buena Vista St. Burbank, CA Phone: Fax: " Every day at 3 p.m. many of our young people lack meaningful and safe things to do after school. Research shows youth-related crime nationwide doubles between 3 and 8 p.m. every weekday. Boys & Girls Clubs have a profound impact on the lives of youth, yesterday, today and far into the future." --Denzel Washington Boys and Girls Club Supporter/Club Alumni Boys and Girls Club of Burbank Our Wish List Art Supplies TV s New Athletic Equipment VCR/DVD Player Educational Supplies CD Players Cooking Equipment Canvas for Painting X-Box Magazine Subscriptions appropriate for children Snacks The Boys and Girls Club of Burbank accepts: * Gifts of cash, checks, money orders, charges, and new or near new items that can be used in our programs or offices. * Computers with Pentium III or greater processors in working condition. * A letter will be mailed within 14 days of receipt of any gifts. Pool Sticks Ink Cartridges Office Supplies Basketball & Tennis Balls For more information on what you can donate call or to make a donation online please visit our website at: Donations Of Burbank "the positive place for kids" We’re at Winter Break kicks off on Monday December 19—30, 2005 at the Boys and Girls Club. Our program will be open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. The cost of our program is $16.00/daily or $80.00/weekly. New members must pay the membership fee of $75.00/school year. Contact Anna Ayala, Membership Director, for more information. Winter Break 2005


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