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Steamboat Springs

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Steamboat Community Center
1605 Lincoln Ave
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
United States of America
Meetings in January to March, 2023 will be held at the Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. Please bring your own water bottle/beverage.
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Boys & Girls Club

2022 Year End Review
 
One of the Clubs' amazing volunteers, Kit, brought an idea of a "Rhinestone Roundup" to our holiday plans. She asked her Steamboat Rotary Club for their unused jewelry, and created a shopping experience for our Club members to pick out something special for their moms, aunts, grandmothers, sisters or other special person. 
A room that normally serves as a reading space was transformed into a beautiful store full of earrings, necklaces and bracelets complete with shimmery gold boxes and wrapping paper. Each young person was empowered to pick out 2 gifts and wrap them with the help of a volunteer. "This is the joy of giving," said Ann, one of the volunteers. "I was touched by how each kid took time to pick out something their loved one would enjoy." 
One young member, I will call her Mia, is being raised by her grandparents. "My Memaw (grandmother) loves blue. I think this is the perfect gift for her," said Mia. After a few minutes, Mia wanted to go back and "exchange" her gift. "I don't know if this is the right one. I need to look again." Our kind volunteers took Mia through one more time, and they helped her see that she did make the right choice the first time. When faced with so many options, it can be hard to make a decision, but the Club helps build decision making skills in everyday interactions like choosing a gift. 
Three brothers shopped for their aunt after their mom passed. My aunt is pretty and I want to get her something just as pretty, I think I should wear this," said 6 year old Todd as he saw a large, gold chain. 
Another young person picked out a brooch for his dad because he is being raised by a single dad. "My dad will wear this on his coat," he said. 
After about 3 hours of shopping and wrapping each member of the Clubs walked out with a couple of pieces of jewelry for their loved ones. I can only imagine what happened when it was time to open gifts at some of those homes. 
The holidays can be challenging for youth and families, but the Clubs provide a safe and positive place where worries are left behind and joy is found. A place with a hot meal or nutritious snack, a caring adult mentor and fun programs that make the difference surround each young person. This year was extra special because of the Rhinestone Roundup. Thank you Kit, all of the volunteers and each person who donated jewelry to help make the holidays extra special for our Club members. 
At the Clubs, I am constantly reminded about the strength of our communities, and the potential of each young person who enters our doors. Thank you for believing in our Clubs, our young people and the power of giving, Your support enables the youth of Northwest Colorado to reach their full potential. As the year comes to a close, I want to thank you for helping our local youth thrive. 
I wish you and your families a happy, healthy and joyous New Year. 
Dana Duran
Executive Director
dduran@bgcnwc.org
 

 
Rhinestone Roundup at the Boys & Girls Club in Steamboat.  Today the gifts were chosen by the kids and they wrapped them for Christmas gifts to family and friends.
 
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WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!! Kristen and I just want to thank you all for all your hard work today. Hopefully we can make this an annual event!
 Kit - you're amazing! Thank you all for orchestrating and executing this all!!!!!
We have some happy happy kiddos today! Happy Holidays everyone!
 
 
Two Community leaders who are not Rotarians became Paul Harris Fellows awarded by the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs at our meeting on Aug 9.
Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary International in 1905 in Chicago, IL which now has 1.2 million members in 200 countries around the world.
Awards were made to:
 
Jason Peasley is the Executive Director of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority who has helped bring much needed housing to the Steamboat area.
 
Mark Kovach has made two humanitarian trips to Ukraine since the conflict began there.  He has assembled Care Kits for refugees and has personally distributed them.  He also helped arrange evacuations of women and children from some of the threatened towns.
 
These two community leaders embody the "Service Above Self" spirit of Paul Harris and are being recognized for their work.
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Paul Majors at The Community Center
Jan 31, 2023
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Feb 14, 2023
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Feb 21, 2023
The Chief Theater Reinvented
Nich Cornwell & Joel Cobb at The Community Center
Feb 28, 2023
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Mar 07, 2023
The Cycle Effect
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Mar 14, 2023
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