Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

21st Century Announcement

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on November 26, 2013

The Rio School District and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme seek to Continue Excellence in Afterschool Programming!

The Rio School District and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme (BGCOP) will be working together again to submit an application to the CA Department of Education 21st Century Learning Centers Program to not only continue to provide afterschool programming for nearly four hundred students within the district, but also to expand funding to support our dynamic after school programs and extend programming to the nearly four hundred more students currently on a waiting list.  The deadline for submission is December 12, 2013 and, as always, we welcome input from parents, family and all of our community members all year long. To learn more about afterschool programming in the district, provide feedback on current programs and services, or volunteer, please contact your school’s principal, the district’s Educational Services Department or the Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme.

Elementary Schools




Rio Lindo


Veronica Rauschenberger

2131 Snow Avenue

(805) 485-3113


Rio Plaza


Robert Guynn

600 Simon Way

(805) 485-3121


Rio Real

Maria Hernandez

1140 Kenney Street

(805) 485-3117


Rio Rosales


Kalli Miglis

1001 Kohala Street

(805) 983-0277


Rio del Mar


Raul Ramirez

3150 Thames River Dr.

(805) 485-0560


Rio del Norte


Jacob Waltrip

2500 Lobelia Avenue

(805) 604-1412


Middle Schools




Rio del Valle

Joanne Davidson

Paul Libby

3100 Rose Avenue

(805) 485-3119

Rio Vista


Cassandra Bautista

Adrienne Peralta

3050 Thames River Dr.

(805) 981-1507


Educational Services

Jeff Turner

2500 East Vineyard Avenue

(805) 981-1507

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Omar Zapata

1900 West Fifth Street


Message from Tim Blaylock

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on November 11, 2013

Message from Tim Blaylock

I am honored to serve as Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s Chief Professional Officer and to lead this highly effective organization through an important period in its history.

BGCOP owes so much to our founders and the stewards of our mission. Today, we benefit from an exceptional reputation for our life-enhancing programming, caring staff, and welcoming facilities, a reputation that was developed and nurtured by staff and board members who served our organization before us. We take very seriously our responsibility as caretakers of this legacy.

We are deeply inspired by the productivity of so many of our Club alumni who have made life-long commitments to serving the community. We are grateful for the ongoing generosity and dedication of our board members, volunteers and investors.

Outside forces may have made the past few years challenging, but our community is rising to meet these challenges.  I am so proud to be part of an organization in which the staff is rallying around our mission with so much creativity, passion and teamwork, and our supporters who ask, “How can I help?”

We continue to renew our commitment to the youth and families we serve and express our gratitude to our many friends who make our work possible.  If you have already shown your support for our work, thank you very much.

If you are just getting to know us, we hope you will be inspired by what you read and learn in this monthly newsletter and hope that you will take a moment to review our website at for more information on our organization.

Together, we can create a culture of Kids First!



Tim Blaylock


Club News Highlights

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on November 11, 2013

Club News Highlights


  • Our teens conducted a blanket drive to benefit the rescue mission and donated more than 200 blankets


  • Our keystone club will be going to the Nickelodeon Halo awards on November 17th


  • We held a volunteer recognition dinner to recognize all the hard work and dedication of our volunteers


  • Winter basketball sign-ups begin November 4th


  • United parents conducted “understanding the IEP process” for our parents





Video: ‘The Stream’ Premiere!

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on November 8, 2013

Video: ‘The Stream’ Premiere!

From, Teen Reporters Amber H. and Paloma G, BGCOP participated

Blue Carpet movie premiere for The Stream


 For this unique movie with BGCA ties & Club kids, our Teen Reporters capture the scenes in LA & NYC!

The premiere of the movie “The Stream” was enough to flow from coast to coast! And our Teen Reporters were at both the New York premiere and the L.A. premiere to capture the details of this movie with a message. “The Stream” featured an awesome cast and crew that included Boys & Girls Club members from around the country!

“The Stream” is a coming-of-age story about teens who enjoy each other’s company while growing up and learning life lessons, from their daily “Star Wars” battles to facing real-life bullies. But it’s also much more than that. The production company, Dreaming Tree Films, used Club kids to work behind the scenes throughout the movie, giving them jobs working with sound equipment, editing and more!

And another added bonus is that Dreaming Tree Films will donate most of the film’s profits to Boys & Girls Clubs of America!

Teen Reporter Amauris P. of New Jersey had the unique pleasure of not only having a role in the film’s production, but also being on hand in NYC last week to interview the cast when the film premiered there. And Teen Reporters Amber H. and Paloma G. also got in on the act during the film’s bi-coastal premiere when “The Stream” landed in Los Angeles the next night!

See their wonderful interviews with the movie’s teen stars such Jacob M. Williams, Noura Jost, Louis Stancil and even with Miss New York, Amanda Mason, who dropped by to support the Boys & Girls Clubs’ effort!

Check out our wonderful teens from all angles of the camera at “The Stream” premieres from both NYC and LA! Exclusively on!


Run for fun while helping our youth

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on November 8, 2013

Run for fun while helping our youth

For a third year in a row, the Club is taking part in the Santa to the Sea half marathon Charity Challenge, where race participants can help raise money for the Club. Anyone can donate money; you don’t have to be a runner.

BGCOP is one of five designated charities for the December race event and is fortunate to be partnering with Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, who is our team captain. He will help motivate runners and community members to donate to the Club during the race.

Race participants can choose BGCOP as their charity when they register. Participants who help raise money for the Club can receive a number of prizes and incentives, including an iPod shuffle, movie passes and Boys & Girls Club T-shirts. The top three fundraisers will receive a gift certificate and an award.

There is also a separate donation section on the Santa to the Sea website where anyone in the community can help raise money during the race by choosing BGCOP.

The Santa to the Sea race takes place Dec. 8 in Oxnard and offers four different types of races for people to walk or run: half marathon, two-person relay race, 5k run and a 1k fun run.

Help us make Santa to the Sea a successful event and help BGCOP at the same time!

For more information, click Charity Challenge or paste into your browser. Or contact BGCOP’s Kelly Ventimiglia at 815-4959 x 205.

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Win a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, help a great cause!

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on November 8, 2013


Help youth succeed in school, the community and life. Our Harley-Davidson motorcycle raffle is still going on and you could still win a 2013 bike. Tickets are only $30 each, and we are only selling 2,000 tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Club’s youth development programs and services.

Tickets are available at the Martin V. Smith Clubhouse (1900 West Fifth St., Oxnard) or from any BGCOP board member.

The drawing will take place on Nov. 16 at the 24th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction at the Residence Inn by Marriott, Oxnard. The winner does not need to be present to win.

This opportunity is thanks to a partnership with Ventura Harley-Davidson, which donated the motorcycle.

For more information on the raffle, contact the Club at 805-815-4959 x200 or visit

Harley raffle


Boys & Girls Clubs of America Honors BGCOP Leader

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on November 8, 2013

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Honors BGCOP Leader


Congratulations, Tim! The Boys & Girls Clubs of America recently presented the prestigious Horizon Award to Tim Blaylock, the Club’s chief professional officer.


The Horizon Award is presented annually to the chief professional officer in the Pacific Region who exemplifies professionalism through their work including organizational development and advancement of the Boys & Girls Club Movement both regionally and nationally.


Blaylock was nominated by BGCA staff and peers and selected from among 189 chief professional officers in the region with five or more years of experience. Angela Ware, vice president of the BGCA Pacific Region, presented him the award on Oct. 18 at the 2013 Pacific Leadership Conference.


“A Horizon winner has the vision to go beyond the everyday and sees beyond the horizon. These individuals become mentors and role models not only within their local organization, but are leaders throughout the BGCA Movement,” said Ware during the presentation. “As a leader, Tim realizes this vision by inspiring and investing in his professional staff, and enlisting caring and committed volunteers toward a shared goal and hope for building great futures for kids.”


“I was humbled, grateful and really surprised by this honor. We do this work because it is important, not for the recognition,” said Blaylock. “I’m proud to work for a great organization, a wonderful board of directors and an incredible staff. This award represents all of our collective work to help those children that need us most.”

Blaylock has led BGCOP through a period of dramatic growth, with particular emphasis on serving children in nontraditional environments, including public housing, schools and a juvenile justice facility.

His proudest accomplishments include refurbishing the Harriet H. Samuelsson Clubhouse, starting the first Boys & Girls Club located inside a juvenile justice facility in California, and leading the charge with the SHAPE program to eradicate childhood obesity. He has had one youth who was selected as the National Youth of the Year award, and one National Youth of the Year Runner-up, as well as many youth who have won county, state and regional awards in various program areas, thanks to his guidance during his years in the Boys & Girls Club Movement.


Join us this Saturday for the 24th Annual Don Facciano Kids Auction!

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on November 8, 2013

Join us this Saturday for the 24th Annual Don Facciano Kids Auction!

When the Club holds its Black and White Gala and 24th Annual Don Facciano Kids Auction this Saturday, three Club alums will be inducted into the newly created BGCOP Alumni Hall of Fame.


The honorees include Judge Manuel Covarrubias, former Oxnard City Councilman Andres Herrera and Freddy Saldana, the first Oxnard Club member.


“This year’s Black Tie Gala celebrates 59 years of service to youth,” said Michele Pettes, chair of this year’s Kids Auction. “We hope that businesses, corporations, Club alumni, parents of members, and people all over the county who are concerned for the well-being of children will consider making a contribution to this worthwhile and important fundraising event.”


We hope you can join us for the Black and White Gala, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year and raises money for all 18 Club sites, which serve more than 9,000 youth annually. The event is held at 5:30 p.m. at the Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. The evening will include a gourmet dinner, cocktails and wine, along with silent and live auctions. Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise.


Click here ( for more information, to view this year’s auction items or order tickets.


Join us for an evening of fun, while helping the youth in our community!



A donation to help change kids’ lives

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on November 8, 2013







volante_tony-2As a board member for nearly 20 years, Tony Volante has a special connection to our Boys & Girls Club and knows how important it is to preserve the hard work that is done here.

“We recognize what a great organization the Club is; they have an incredible CPO, staff and board members,” said Volante. To help the Club maintain its important programs that impact the lives of our community’s youth, Tony and his wife, Barbara, have made a charitable gift annuity of $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Huemene.

“We know that the donation will help change kids’ lives. The Club assists children that have no place to go, or get in trouble and they completely turn these kids’ life around. The Club serves 9,000 plus kids, and I want to help them reach 30,000 more,” said Tony, who retired in 1993 after 40 years in the military and served on the Port Hueneme city council and as the city’s mayor.

As a Club board member, he has provided us with service, support and commitment in helping our youth and giving them the opportunity to become caring, responsible adults. In recognition for his dedication, Tony was honored as Board Member of the Year at the Club’s 59th Annual Board Member dinner and installation in July.

A charitable gift annuity, like the one from Tony and Barbara, is like a contract. You transfer your cash or property to the Club and we pay you income for life at a rate based on your age. Payments may be set up for you alone or for you and your spouse. Once all annuitants have been paid, we receive the remaining value.

“A lot of people don’t realize that donations, such as a charitable gift annuity, can actually benefit the donor as well,” explained Tony.

One benefit of the gift annuity is that your payment is fixed at the very beginning. This means that your income does not change with investment returns. You have the confidence of knowing that your income will never change. Depending upon your gift, you may receive the added benefit of mostly tax-free income. And you will receive a charitable deduction at the time you make your gift to us.

“This is something anyone can do,” said Kelly Ventimiglia, director of major gifts and annual giving at the Club. “These types of donations are greatly beneficial the Club and our kids and, at the same time, the donor receives a type of fixed income.”

Tony said that he and his wife are looking to make another charitable donation soon.

For more information on charitable gift annuities, contact Kelly Ventimiglia, BGCOP director of major gifts and annual giving, at 805-815-4959 or