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Big Brothers Big Sisters Announces New Board Members and Officers

ST. CLOUD, MN (June 30, 2017) –

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota has announced new additions to the Board of Directors as well as the executive committee of the board.

The Board of Directors is comprised of 19 local professionals – including four executive committee members.

Newly-appointed members of the board include:
Photo 1- Alex Schoephoerster

Alex Schoephoerster, Stinson Leonard Street

Photo 2- Andy Knoblauch
Andy Knoblauch, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Coborn’s Inc.

Photo 3- Lee Hurd
Lee Hurd, Executive VP/COO, Bursch Travel Agency

 

The newly elected officers for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Board of Directors are:

Marie Schmitz, Kern, DeWenter, Viere LTD, President

Vicky Welty, SCR, Vice President

Jeff Gannon, Miller, Welle, Heiser & Co., Treasurer

Bryan Bauck, CentraCare, Secretary

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Executive Director, Jackie Johnson, states “We are thrilled to welcome outstanding new members and distinguished leaders to our board. We are confident that our board’s strategic guidance and thoughtful counsel will ensure Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota continues to grow our program while providing safe, high-quality mentoring services to youth in our community.”

Informational Session

Join us for a informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Tuesday August 1 from 6-7:30pm.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.

Bigs Night Out

Bigs Night Out-New

Informational Session

Join us for a informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Saturday August 26 from 9-10:30am.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.

Informational Session

Join us for a informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Wednesday August 23 from 7-8:30pm.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.

Summerland

Summerland

Hosted by the Darkhouse Angler Association

When: Wednesday, August 9th 5:00-8:00pm

Where: 1050 28th Ave NE. Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Who: MATCHES ONLY

A picnic dinner will be provided.

We will have unlimited access to bumper boats, Go-Karts, and mini golf. The waterslide will be open from 5:00-6:00pm. The batting cage will also be available if Matches are interested - we can rent it out by the hour. If you or your Little would be interested in using the batting cage, please mention it when you RSVP!

Limit: 60 people

RSVP By: August 2nd

Informational Session

Join us for a informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Wednesday July 19 from 6-7:30pm.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.

Informational Session

Join us for a informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Saturday July 15 from 9-10:30am.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.

Transition to College Workshop

Thursday, July 20th from 6-8pm
FREE – pizza provided

Congratulations on your acceptance into college! Join us for this important workshop where you will learn how to become your own advocate in college, helping make your college experience positive and enjoyable!

Presentation by Kelly Radi author of Out to Sea: A Parent’s Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage along with a panel of experts who will cover topics such as:
  • College Life—hear directly from college students
  • Campus safety
  • Living away from home for the first time
  • Financial aid
  • Classes and homework load – what to expect
  • Student engagement/services
  • Reality of independence and responsibility
Who: Graduating Seniors who will be attending college in the fall; parent/guardian/mentor welcome to attend as well! **also open students not involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters**

Where: St. Cloud Technical & Community College—Enter Door 4

Please RSVP by July 19th by contacting Ann Matvick at amatvick@bbbscentralmn.org or (320) 258-4517

Twins Bus

When: Saturday, August 5th 4:00-10:00pm

Who: Matches, Waiting Littles, and Families (Littles must be accompanied by an adult)

Where: Target Field (1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403)

Bus will leave Shopko East at 4:00pm. Game time is 6:10pm. We will make a stop in Rogers to pick up attendees.

What: We will take a bus to go watch the Minnesota Twins take on the Texas Rangers!

Cost: $5 per person—needs to be paid ahead of time to hold your spot

Limit: 47 people

RSVP By: July 28th

Please RSVP to Mary at mbechtold@bbbscentralmn.org or 320-258-4538

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