Summer 2010

The Boys & Girls Club traveled an hour to Troy to watch the Trojans play Bowling Green University on college football's opening day - Saturday, September 4th. Fifty four people made the trip to watch our own Jerrell Jernigan play. The Trojans won 30-27.
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Six Flags Over Georgia Fun

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Below: (L) BGC Director Corey Jones with Peggy Stocks HRDC
(R) HRDC Staff and Club members that were in the teen program during the summer partially funded by HRDC
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2010 End of the School Year Celebration
Pictures below include our end of the year show entitled "When I grow up." Also, a drama from the movie "Color Purple."

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2010 Member of the Year Maggie Whitehead
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2010 Youth of the Year
Devon Crawford
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2010 Scholarship Winner
Kayla Person

Boys & Girls Club members recently participated in the local Relay for Life - May 2010

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Football Star Makes Visit
May 2010

National championships are expected at the University of Alabama. After 18 years, Alabama claimed another. Eufaula’s very own Courtney Upshaw, linebacker for the national champions, made a visit home where he once was a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lake Eufaula. Upshaw returned with his national championship rings rings and signed autographs for the kids. Congratulations Courtney and thanks for coming home!
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Kiwanis Charters Builders Club
By Tiffiny Woo
Published: April 7, 2009

The Kiwanis Club of Eufaula chartered Eufaula’s first Builder’s Club on Monday.

Builder’s Club is a student-led organization comprised of middle school-aged students. The purpose of the club is to build character, develop personal values and promote responsibility, leadership and “right choices” in area youth.
This Builder’s Club will work closely with members of the Boys & Girls Club here in Eufaula.

Officers were installed by the Kiwanis District 11 Lieutenant Governor Kay Barbaree, and included President Keyona Corbett, Vice President Skyler Jackson, Secretary Jasmine Rumph and Treasurer Keyon Sheppard.

Boys & Girls Club Reaches Milestone
By Anastasia Harbuck
Published: December 10, 2009

Tom Wachs, chief volunteer officer for Eufaula’s Boys & Girls Club, was happy to announce Tuesday that Eufaula’s Boys & Girls Club will now be called the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake Eufaula.

Below - Tom Wachs passes the gavel to incoming President Mary Barrows

Tom Wachs passes gavel to incoming President Mary Barrows

Though known locally as the Eufaula Boys & Girls Club for several years, the club was officially a branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Alabama (Ozark). This year, that changed when the organization became its own club.

“We’ve worked hard to become our own club,” said Wachs Tuesday morning during the Boys & Girls Club Breakfast of Champions event. “We had to begin (this club) under the wing of the (Boys & Girls Club) in Ozark.”

Wachs thanked all the dedicated citizens who made this achievement possible, including Clyde McGuire, “a driving force behind us becoming a stand-alone club,” said Wachs, and Teresa Sheffield, who sparked the idea of a Boys & Girls Club in Eufaula almost a decade ago.

“Look where we are now, Teresa,” Wachs said to Sheffield, who attended the breakfast event.

Wachs reminded the audience that with this honor comes the responsibility of spawning new clubs in a seven-county area in the surrounding Alabama/Georgia region.

Below Left: Boys & Girls Club Regional Director Clyde McGuire speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony; Below Right: Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake Eufaula is official)