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Feb. 12, 2016

Gala: An Evening of Love for Our Kids

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We can't wait to celebrate with you.

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Thank you STEM sponsors and volunteers.

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  • Our mission: Inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

  • Our priorities: Help youth achieve academic success, adopt healthy lifestyles and develop good character and citizenship.

  • Our plan: Provide a safe and engaging place where youth develop positive relationships with caring adults and peers.

News and events

2016 Gala Registration

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RSVP now for the 2016 Gala: An Evening of Love for Our Kids. Click here for the 2016 Gala Invitation and Registration. Or follow the links below to learn more or become an event sponsor. Registrations for the Gala will be accepted through Feb. 5.

Be a Gala sponsor

You can be an individual or corporate sponsor of the 2016 Gala, the Club’s premiere event to raise funds that help children and teens achieve academic success, embrace healthy lifestyles and build good character and citizenship. Sponsorships will be accepted through Feb. 5. You can use this 2016 Gala Sponsorship Form to get started or contact Becky Bergquist, resource development director, 218-444-4171.

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2016 Bowl-a-thon

Register now for the 2016 Bowl-a-thon Jan. 31 at Bemidji Bowl. All proceeds will support youth at the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area. Click here for the 2016 Bowl-a-thon Invitation and 2016 Bowl-a-thon Registration. We’d love to see you there.

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Member notices

Important dates for 2015-2016

Feb. 10 Open early at 12:50 p.m.

Feb. 15 Open 12:30-5:30 p.m.

March 3/4 Open 12:30-5:30 p.m.

March 9 Open early at 12:50 p.m.

March 25 Open 12:30-5:30 p.m.

March 28 Open 12:30-5:30 p.m.

May 30 Open 12:30-5:30 p.m.

June 8 Summer hours start, 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Membership fee increases

Annual membership for Club membership will increase to $25 effective Jan. 1, 2016. This is the first increase in more than five years and will help the Club meet the growing gap between membership fees and actual cost, which averages about $850 a year per member. Parents will receive a letter outlining the change in advance of membership renewals, which take place in January. The 2016 Membership Form reflects the new fee. Learn more about membership.

Your gift in action


  • “Everything about the Boys and Girls Club is good. It’s good people taking care of young people. It’s a blessing.”

    -Ed Nynas, board member

  • “All the places to go and things to do – makes it good. And you can play with your friends because they come here, too.”

    -Jameson, 4th grade

  • “I like visiting with Josh and Shelby – they’re fun and good listeners. It’s a good place to be to help stay away from bad things.”

    -Jewel, 10th grade

  • I come every day. I like the gym – basketball, jump roping and four square. I read with Josh. He reads some and I read some.

    -Jared, 1st grade

  • You can play a whole bunch of games in the games room – I usually play a game with my friends.

    -Kylie, 2nd grade

  • My three kids love the Club because it’s a fun place to hang out, a place where they feel safe and accepted.

    -Crystal, Club parent

  • My son has grown tremendously at the Club. He’s gained self-confidence and teamwork skills while learning the value of giving back to the community.

    -Chanel, Club mom