Celebrating Back to School at the Aztec Boys & Girls Club
The Aztec Boys & Girls Club hosted a Back to School Carnival for all youth in the community on Friday, August 19, 2011. This event was free to the public and a wonderful way to welcome back the kids after a great summer. Youth participated in games and were able to win prizes and snacks. Thank you to members of the Aztec High School Key Club who helped face paint and run games. The Club will host a pig roast on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in honor of National Kids Day. For more information on the Aztec Boys & Girls Club or to become a member, please call 334-8861.
Our 7th annual walkathon was a success.
We enjoyed a beautiful day representing the Club in the parade and after the parade continued to walk for 5K. Raising awareness about our organization and the good things we do for the kids in our community. Thanks to all who participated and especially to our many sponsors.
A Special Thanks To All of Our Sponsors!!!
Aztec Feed & Supply
Bill Moss Excavation
Davis Plumbing and Mechanical
Dugan Production Corp.
Flying M Construction & Trucking
Four Corners Harley Davidson
Main Street Music
Main Street Spirit
Rig Equipment and Supply Company
Title Services of San Juan County
Beery's Compression Services Inc.
The Aztec Boys & Girls Club is partnering with Hidden Valley Golf Club to offer an exciting new Junior Golf Program this summer for all youth ages 6 – 18 years. Registration will begin June 1st at the Aztec Boys & Girls Club located at 311 Ash St. in Aztec from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program will run from June 13th – June 17th. The cost is only $20 for members and $35 for non-members. The Aztec Boys & Girls Club will provide transportation for members of their Summer Program. This is a great introductory course into the game of golf with opportunity to continue learning skills and fundamentals throughout the summer. For more information on the Junior Golf Program or how to become a member of the Aztec Boys & Girls Club, please call 334-8861.
Heritage Softail Classic
Montezuma Creek, UT
Ultra Classic Electra Glide
Fat Boy Low
Estes Park, CO
Sportster 883 Lo
Pictures of the Event on our Facebook PageClick Here
Thanks to Everyone who Participated!!
Our Members Are The Real Winners!!!!!
YouTube Video of the Drawing
And The Early Bird II Winner is .....
The Winner Was:
Thank you so much to everyone who is able to help support us!!!!!!!!
On June 4th 2010 the walkers gathered at the Club to help us raise some needed funding for our Club
The walkers paused at the new walk bridge before returning to the club for a BBQ dinner.
A Special Thank You To All of the Participants
In our 2010 Walkathon.
The Aztec Public Library held a sidewalk chalk art contest on June 10-11th right outside our doors. We had several of our members joining in the Amateur Division. Summer Employee and Fine Arts Major at UNM, Jaycee Beyale, also participated and drew this creative picture using the Boys & Girls Club logo for the Mountains and the Zia Symbol for the sun. The kids have really enjoyed Jaycee’s creativity so far this summer.
And The Winners Are.......
First Prize: W. R. Cook, Jr.
Mr. Cook Chose The Ultra Classic Electra Glide
2nd Prize: Donald Ray Hodges
Donald Chose The 2010 Heritage Softail Classic.
Donald and his wife Tracy picked up their bike on 4/5/10
3rd Prize: Roger W. Smith
Roger Chose The Fat Boy Lo
4th Prize: Scott Ritzema
Scott Picking Up His Road King Classic
5th Prize: Fernando N. Sanchez
Fernando Got The Softail Custom
6th Prize: Ken Lewis
Colorado Springs, CO
Ken Recently Picked Up His Sportster - Looks Great!!!
Surprise 7th Harley Winner
Bill Dusenbery Rode Home on a Dyna Super Glide Custom
Executive Director, Joy Nee and husband Martin Placing The Tickets In The Tumbler
Some Of The Local Riders Breaking Into The Chorus of "Anticipation"
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for this raffle.
Without each and every one of you we wouldn't have our Club.
And The Early Bird Winner Was ..........................
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Ticket #00185 Purchased 11/3/09
Please Click on the You Tube Movie
To View A Short Clip of the Drawing
If you have trouble viewing the video please click the link below.
Early Bird Drawing You Tube Clip
Alana Nichols, a member of the USA Women’s Olympic Paraplegic Basketball Team, visits our Teens.
The Winner Is:
Las Cruces, NM
Ticket Purchased 8/6/08
Nadia was very excited and has been purchasing raffle tickets for years!
It's that determination that pays off!!!!!
Thanks So Much To Everyone!
You Make Our Club What It Is!
Here's Our Very First You Tube Video - Check It Out!
Our Walkers Pose at the Boys & Girls Club
Our Leaders - Lori Scott & Millie Howle
Walking On Main Street In The Fiesta Days Parade
We just can't talk about our Walkathon without mentioning our two wonderful Co-Chairs, Millie Howle and Lori Scott. This is the second year that Millie and Lori have chaired this event for us and there is no doubt that they are the reason for its success. Lori is a VP at Citizens Bank and Millie is one of the owners of Millennium Insurance Agency. Both individuals and business have supported our organization for many years. Besides being hard workers, Millie and Lori are a lot of fun and always have a smile on their faces. Thank you both for taking time from your busy schedules and helping us to strengthen our community, its families and build strong kids!
A Special Thanks To Our 2009 Walkathon Sponsors
Main Street Music
Millennium Insurance Agency
Four Corners Harley-Davidson
Main Street Spirit
Rig Equipment & Supply
Polaris Services, Inc
Allstate Insurance-Kelly Berhost
San Juan Regional Medical Center
Members Pose For A Picture With "Scruffy" While Volunteering At The Aztec Animal Shelter.
Please Click On Above Picture To See More Pictures of our 2009 Summer Programs
We Sold All 3,500 Tickets
Thanks to Everyone Who Participated This Year
You Definitely Make Our Club Special!!!!
Board Members Tina Edwards
and Deanna Cooper Sell The
Last Few Tickets.
Attendees Check Out The Harleys
Trying To Decide Which One
They Will Choose.
Our Executive Director,
Joy Nee Getting Things
Ready For The Drawing.
Director of Operations, Erin Collins,
Is Finally Enticed Out On The Floor
For The Last Song.
Joy's Husband, Martin, Oversees
Joy and Board Members
Kassadie Gastgeb and
In Prepping The Tumbler.
Joy Works Diligently Stuffing Tickets
Into The Tumbler and Is Cheered
On By Martin, Board Member
Lynn Lane and Kassadie.
That Softail Custom Looks Great,
But Maybe I Could Pick This
Sporty For Around Town!
Teen Director, Maegan Sanders
Smiling As She Helps Get
Ready For The Drawing.
Brent Byrum Holds Ticket
Number 3500 That He Auctioned
Off To Kenneth Martin.
Thanks Guys, Every Dollar Helps!
Mr. Willfred Billey reaches deep into the tumbler to pull out the winning tickets!
And The Winners Were..............
1st Prize Steve Paul - Harpers Ferry WV
Ticket #1001 - Road King Classic
Steve picked up his Harley Saturday April 11th at Four Corners Harley-Davidson.
He did a little shopping and then headed home for West Virginia. Congratulations Steve!!!
Mr. Paul generously donated his $1,000 cash prize back to our Club. That is so awesome. Thank you Steve!!!!
2nd Prize Randall Weston - Farmington, NM
Ticket #3184 - Street Glide
3rd Prize Brian Rasnick - Naples, FL
Ticket #1772 - Heritage Softail Classic
4th Prize Steve Briggs - South Pasadena, CA
Ticket #1378 - Fat Boy
Steve came to town to visit family and pick up his
2009 Fat Boy. He's ready to ride!
5th Prize Kenneth Weil - Mesa AZ
Ticket #1687 - Softail Custom
Kenneth picked up his new Softail Custom
At Four Corners Harley-Davidson!
6th Prize Donna Wallace - San Antonio, TX
Ticket #230 - Sportster 1200 Custom
Donna has been riding since she was 17 and is very excited!
She will be here soon to claim her Sporty!!!
7th Prize Surprise Bike Winner - Richard Davis - Aztec, NM
Oh yeah, Richard is already riding his!!!
Pictured Above, Mr. Willfred Billey participated in the invasion of Tarawa
, Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa with the 2nd Marines.
Mr. Billey was our guest 2009 'Ticket Puller'.
A Fun Summer Program Outing To Wolfs Wood Refuge
Sean and Marcos get up close and personal!
Olivia found a new friend.
A Fresh New Look At The Aztec Boys & Girls Club
Thanks to a very generous donation from our friends at ConocoPhillips Company we opened our doors for our Summer Programs with a new floor in our entry way and new carpet in our game room and reception area. The makeover was badly needed as these are high traffic areas and were looking pretty shabby after almost nine years of wear and tear by lots of very active members. ConocoPhillips philosophy is that “A company’s ability to grow depends not only on its business success but also its reputation as a corporate citizen." This reputation is built largely by responsible civic actions, social investment and environmental stewardship.” ConocoPhillips commitment to our community is evident by their continued contributions. It’s nice to have partners like ConocoPhillips who continue to help us meet the needs of our members.
A very special THANK YOU to ConocoPhillips Company!
Teens & Tweens Help Clean Up San Juan County
On June 18, 2008 25 members of the Teen Center and The Aztec Boys & Girls Club headed out to help Williams Exploration and Production clean up a 5 mile stretch of Rosa Road. This clean-up project is something that Williams sponsors every year involving kids from the community and we felt very honored to have been selected this year. Participants were treated to a fantastic lunch provided by Triple S Trucking and will all have their way paid to Cliffs Amusement Park in Albuquerque by Williams for their help. Not bad wages for a day of picking up trash!
Thank You To Our Friends At XTO Energy
The Aztec Boys & Girls Club has been fortunate to partner on a couple different ventures with XTO Energy in recent months. XTO is committed to maintaining good will and to being a good civic neighbor, which they do in a variety of ways with both the contribution of both money and time.
XTO Energy sponsored our recent Barbecue fundraiser that we held in conjunction with our Walkathon on May 31st. It was a perfect way to wrap up our Walkathon with a hearty barbecue beef sandwich, potato salad and a brownie. Coca-Cola supplied the cold drinks to accompany the meal. Thanks to XTO the Aztec Boys & Girls Club raised almost $4,000 from the barbecue!
On June 19th members of the Summer Program and a group of members from our Teen Center drove over to Animas Park for a field trip to the Nature Center. They had a great, but hot afternoon of studying the flora and fauna to be found along the Animas River. At the end of their hike they were met by three XTO Energy employees, Dashelle Graves, Mike Marriott and John Weaver who supplied cold drinks and ice cream for everyone. After cooling down a bit they visited one of XTO’s working well sites right in Animas Park and Mr. Weaver and Mr. Marriott explained the different equipment on the well site and stressed how important it is be safe and to NEVER play near a well site. It was an interesting talk and it was amazing to see how many wells there are in San Juan County. After the talk our members were given “gifts“ from our friends at XTO, a key chain, notebook and pen and a drink cozy. A lot of our members have parents who work in the oil industry and several expressed on their way home that the visit to the well site was their favorite part of the day.
Thank You For All You Do For Our Members!!
The Aztec Boys & Girls Club’s 4th Annual Walkathon was held on May 31st. Our walkathon is not only a fundraiser for our organization, but is intended to promote awareness of our Club and Teen Center and our mission: “To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.” Everyone met at the Club on Ash St. first thing Saturday morning to turn in their pledge money and get their tee shirts and then walked as a group in the Aztec Fiesta Days parade. We were joined by our 2008 Champion for Children, Wink Meador. Mr. Meador is a long time supporter of the Aztec Boys & Girls Club as well as many other youth related causes in Aztec and typically does not like a lot of recognition for his good works, but he graciously accepted our award and walked with all of the walkers to encourage others to support the Aztec Boys & Girls Club. XTO Energy provided a great barbecue meal as part of the fundraising event and meals were served both at the Club on Ash St. and at Minium Park as part of the Fiesta Days celebration. Between the walkathon and the barbecue we raised nearly $30,000 for our organization! Many thanks to the numerous corporate sponsors, XTO Energy, Wink Meador, all of the Walkathon Team Captains, Walkers and those who pledged and especially to our 2008 Walkathon Co-Chairs, Millie Howle and Lori Scott! Lori and Millie worked very hard to make this event the success that it was.
Special guest 'ticket puller' home from an 11-month tour of duty with the
NM National Guard in Iraq, Specialist Braiden Waggoner.
Braiden, a former Aztec student, received a standing ovation from the huge crowd.
Braiden also served with the the NM National Guard during hurricane Katrina cleanup efforts.
What a special moment for everyone. THANK YOU BRAIDEN!
Thank You For Supporting Our Club!
Some of Our Members Posed To Say 'THANK YOU' For Supporting Our Club. They Know They Would Not Have It Without Your Support.
Our Teens Also Wanted To Express Their Appreciation To All of Our Raffle Supporters For Making The Newly Renovated Teen Center A Reality!
Congratulations to all of our winners and a very heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who purchased tickets for this raffle. It is because of you that we are able to continue to offer the wonderful programs that we do for the youth of our community. Without you purchasing our raffle tickets we wouldn't have the wonderful facilities that we have and we wouldn't be able to offer the great programming with the professional staff that we have at our Club. There were well over a thousand winners in this raffle. The lucky six whose tickets were pulled from the tumbler and each and every member of the Aztec Boys & Girls Club.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF YOU.
YOU DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OUR MEMBERS!!!!