Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Announcing our Raffle Winners!

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on July 23, 2014

Announcing our Raffle Winners!



The winning raffle tickets were drawn June 30 at the Martin V. Smith Clubhouse.


Our first place winner was: Chris Fulwider from Ventura, who got to choose a vacation destination of Hawaii, Costa Rica or Disneyworld.


Our second place winners: Francisco Garcia from Oxnard and Sara Mayerson from Westlake Village both won roundtrip airfare tickets for two to anywhere in the continental United States.


Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket! Good luck on our next raffle!


Congratulations to our high school graduates!

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on July 23, 2014

Congratulations to our high school graduates!

In June, more than 70 Club teens graduated from high school. Congratulations! Our members graduated from the following area high schools Oxnard, Channel Islands, Pacifica, Hueneme and Frontier.

Click here to see graduation photos on the Club’s teen Facebook page.

Here is a list of our graduates:

Channel Islands High School

Hersay Garabito

Janette Hernandez

Vanessa Sanchez

Octavio Leon

Isaac Soto

Daniel Valle

Silvia Lara

Cuauhtzin Gomez

Jocelyn Salinas

Sarai Trujillo

Santiago Lopez

Yurica Zuniga

Monica Tejeda

Pedro Mosqueda

Cynthia Pina

Sandra Martinez

Giovany Marron


Frontier High School

Manuel Madrid

Kris Viera


Hueneme High School

Alejandra Vega

Alejandro Naja

Brian Alcazar

Bulmaro Aguilar

Caroline Gonzalez

Christian Diaz

Erica Dabao

Gabriel Del Villar

Jacob Galindo

Jaqueline Herrera

Jaydon Gaines

Jazmine Garcia-Espinoza

Jovita Lopez

Jonadab Martinez

Joshua Morales

Karina Duran

Karla Cruz

Kevin Corona

Marily Conde

Rosario Hurtado

Ryan Poupard


Oxnard High School

Claire Benson

Karen Cernas

Millicent Conteh

Jacqueline Galvan

Jordan Gipson

Andrew Gonzalez

Elena Gonzalez

Luis Guerrero

Dora Gutierrez

Kathy Gutierrez

Karen Hernandez

Aleena Hussain

Fatima Hussain

Claritza Juarez

Michael Lopez

Leana Roman-Pantoja

Jossimar Tapia

Victoria Zuniga


Pacifica High School

Carmen Ramos

Christabel Carlos

Jocelyn Zarate

Julio Rodriguez

Kyle Sims

Laura Aguillon

Marco Tapia

Marilyn Rincon

Martha Villalva

Paola Quintero

Rosie Camarillo

Sandra Cisneros

Selena Torres

Tania Sanchez

Yahaira Uvalle

Yasmine Ibarra








Club Highlights for July/August

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on July 23, 2014

Club Highlights for July/August

– We had our music performance on June 17 at the PAC, they presented Teen Beach Movie. The kids and staff did a great job!

– Our YEP youth finished their workshops for the year; our class at Hueneme High School had 19 graduates, seven of whom are going to UC’s and 12 are going to community college.

– Five of our teens were chosen to attend the Taco Bell Business Camp July 8-9.

– Summer basketball started July 1.

– Hardy Brain Camp will run its Word Quest program at three sites this summer.

– Our Seaperch program just ended; ten kids participated and launched their floating submarines at Ventura Aquatic Center.

– We held grade progression celebrations at each site at the end of June to honor our Club members’ academic success.





Supervisor John Zaragoza and the Ventura County board of Supervisors gave the Club a check for $38,000 to go towards the summer programs at our Nyeland Center.

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on July 23, 2014

Zaragoza_County check presentation

Supervisor John Zaragoza and the Ventura County board of Supervisors gave the Club a check for $38,000 to go towards the summer programs at our Nyeland Center.

Fore the Kids Golf Classic – Thank You!

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on July 23, 2014


Fore the Kids Golf Classic – Thank You!

Golf tourney_Staples Construction_check presentation

More than 100 community members helped the Club raise nearly $60,000 at the 2014 Fore the Kids Golf Classic presented by Staples Construction Company held on June 2 at the Spanish Hills Golf Course, Camarillo.


Congratulations and thank you for helping us help kids! Our winners:


Putting Contest: Mark Winter


Closest to the Pin: Jay Carmody


Long Drive: Jeromy Pierroz and Vicky Carmody


1st Place Callaway: Scott Winter, Mark Winter, Mike Newton, Daryn Kinney


2nd Place Callaway: Steve Kinney, Tom Laubacher, Dean Maulhardt, Matt Danko.


3rd Place Callaway: Bill Locker, Mitchell Crespi, Charles Sandlin, Ryan Sandlin


1st Place Gross: Gary Cowles, Rick Cobb, Craig Hood, Johnny Rutherford


2nd Place Gross: Jerry Hannigan, Steve Rodriguez, Andrew Kiefer, Bryon Nelson.


3rd Place Gross: Travis Bartle, Earwin Binis, Dan Poole, Tony Ellis



World Cup Win: Brazil Trip

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on July 23, 2014

World Cup Win: Brazil Trip

Brazil kids viewing party 1


Chance of a lifetime! After winning a local essay contest sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, Club members John Heath and Alberto Lemus, both Pacifica High School students, were selected to serve as official U.S. Flag Bearers during the 2014 FIFA World Cup representing the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and the United States. Club team director Cody Bowen, who wrote the winning essay on the teen’s work in the Triple Play program, went with them.


John wrote an essay about his experience on the BGCA’s Club site, Click here to read his article.


Click here to see more photos of the trip on BGCOP Teens’ Facebook album 


The Club held its own viewing party of the game on June 26 where more than 100 people came to cheer on John and Alberto.Read more about the viewing party in this Ventura County Star article.

Board and staff honored at 60th annual installation

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on July 23, 2014

Keystone president Amber Holmes installed the Club’s 60th Board of Officers and Directors on July 17 at the Martin V. Smith Clubhouse. Longtime board member Nancy Mayerson was honored as Board Member of the Year at the annual dinner and installation, and Kelly Ventimiglia, Roderick Rosario, Annie Huyhn and Eric Pastores received Most Valuable Staff Member awards.



The 2014-15 executive board will be Richard Duarte, president; Sean Leonard, (S.L. Leonard & Associates) immediate past president; Nancy Mayerson, (Mayerson Marketing & Public Relations), vice president; Mike Orman, (Ojai Community Bank), treasurer; and Sean Copeland, (Scanlon, Guerra, Burke), secretary.

Executive committee members include Don Facciano, (Youth Advocate); Rigoberto Vargas, (Ventura County Public Health); Robert Sills, (Youth Advocate); Dean Maulhardt, (Quality Packaging & Supplies, Inc.); Steve Kinney, (EDCO); and Carmen Ramos-Soriano, (City National Bank).

Additional awards handed out at the event include:

From the Heart Award – Richard Duarte

Helping Hand Award – David Wellik



Staff CECIL awards were given to Fernando Garcia, Wendy Clyde, Mayra Rincon, LaCresha McManus, and Stephanie Corbett.

Tim Blaylock, former BGCOP Chief Professional Officer, was presented with the Lifetime Champion for Youth Award.

Honors were also given to staff members who celebrated five or more years of service to the Boys & Girls Clubs. Sean Leonard and Michelle Pettes received five-year service to youth awards, while Peter Zierhut was awarded a 15-year service to youth award. The entire board, full time staff and coordinators received appreciation awards.


Message from Erin Antrim, Interim Chief Professional Officer

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on July 23, 2014


This is a very special year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. On June 11, 1954, we opened the first Boys and Girls Club in Oxnard. We are celebrating 60 years of inspiring and enabling all young people in this community to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. We are proud of what has been established for our youth but we still have a lot of work to do, we need your help to continue serving those youth who need us the most!

We believe that every child deserves a great future; we provide programming in health and life skills, sports fitness and recreation, education and career development, character and leadership and the arts to allow our members to have a positive and enriching experience when the school bell rings to put them on a path to success.

There is a very scary trend here in Ventura County, only 26 percent of economically disadvantaged kids in the third grade score proficient or above in English on state tests, compared to 66 percent of non-economically disadvantaged kids ( kids That is a 40 percent skills gap. The good news: there is something being done about this. When school is out, BGCOP is in to lessen this growing achievement gap by providing enriching academic programs and much more, all for only $20 a year! Our kids are proven to have great results, 96 percent of our kids graduate from high school (Damooei economic impact study 2010).

There are 72,000 kids between the ages of 6-18 in Oxnard and Port Hueneme, we are currently serving 9,000. We need your help to serve more kids and lessen these startling achievement gaps; these gaps have a long lasting economic impact on our communities. For every dollar invested in our clubs, there is a $17 return on investment. There is no better investment than that for our Kids!!


With passion for kids,

Erin Antrim