Pictured Left to Right: Northshore Youth Club President Mike Smith, Northshore Youth Club Board Member Dani Penda with her sons Isiah, Grayson, and Ryker, and far-right is Lake County Women’s Civic Club President Helen Finch presenting the $10,000 check.
Lake County Women’s Civic Club opened up applications for $10,000 to all local nonprofits in Lake County. “There were numerous applications that came in and are all worthy causes and missions. It was difficult narrowing it down as there are so many needs here in Lake County,” Connie Conser, Lake County Women’s Civic Club Board Member, stated.
“Once we narrowed down the applications to the top 6, we had each organization come to a board meeting to present on the need/project request of how the $10,000 will make an impact,” stated President Helen Finch. On Friday, at the Lake County Women’s Civic Club monthly meeting, they presented the Northshore Youth Club with a $10,000 check.
Northshore Youth Club (NYC) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing and sponsoring local academic and extracurricular enrichment activities for all youth (ages 5-18 years old) to the Northshore and beyond. NYC provides high-quality programs with a wide range of free or affordable opportunities for all Northshore families, including but not limited to: basketball league, football, cheer, and an amazing rock music camp, to name a few.
Northshore Youth Club is 80% funded through donations and sponsorships and 20% funded through the minimal registration fees, which cover the insurance and individualized gear that is needed to conduct various programs. “The funding provided by LCWCC is going to make a huge impact and will fund the following needs: financial sponsorship of underprivileged youth, purchase of much-needed equipment and the start of new programs such as arts, performing arts, poetry and photography programs and will provide much-needed gear for the newly established and growing NYC wrestling team” stated Mike Smith, the President of the Board of the Directors for the Northshore Youth Club.
Lake County Women’s Civic Club’s mission is to serve in ways that will make our community a better place for citizens. “ By enhancing the lives of youth, we are working towards enhancing the future of Lake County” said Julie Hernaez, LCWCC past President.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our club and the organization that we chose for the $10,000 donation. We know this is going to make an impact for years to come,” stated President Helen Finch.
If you are interested in learning more about Northshore Youth Club, please reach out to Mike Smith, follow Northshore Youth Club (NYC) on Facebook or visit their website.
If you are interested in learning more about the Women’s Civic Club or would like to attend a meeting, please reach out to President Helen Finch at 707.972.1807. Be sure to like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest activities, events, and beyond at “Lake County Women’s Civic Club.”
Written by: Kim Baldwin, President-Elect, Lake County Women’s Civic Club