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73rd Annual Meeting/Recognition Celebration
September 15, 2017

Time: TBA


Venue: TBA

 

For more information, please call Ryan Sitko, Special Events Coordinator at 810-235-7227

To Download a Sponsorship Form, please click the following link:  Annual Meeting Sponsorship Commitment Form

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrates its 73rd annual Meeting and Recognition Celebration.The annual meeting will honor the volunteers, supporters and donors that have helped the institution and report on how the agency has assumed greater responsibility and undertaken major initiatives to change the lives of youth, for the better, forever.  The event will include volunteer recognition, a celebrity speaker, live entertainment and Hors D’oeuvres.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has served the Genesee County community since 1944 and provided a no-cost peer mentoring program to thousands of youth and families facing adversity. With a focus on academic excellence, the agency has been able to help shape the lives of the youth in the Genesee County community. Big Brothers Big Sisters has, through the Big and Little mentoring programs, uplifted the community and provided the youth an opportunity to boost self-esteem and confidence while building mentor relationships and friendships that can last a lifetime.

Congratulations to all of our 2016 Award Winners!

5 Years of Service: Kenneth Bransford, Connie Bloxsom, Mary Woods, Shelley Hufton, Luke Watson, David Bennett, Kyle McCree, Karen Lopez, Matika Fisher, Eric Little, Meg Prieur, Linda Ellis, Helena Hunt, Ilse Hayes

10 Years of Service: James Hollingsworth, Becky Ford, Sidney & Constance Roman, Cindy Fazio, Sharon Materia, Amy Morse 

15 Years of Service: Kurt Dunckel

40 Years of Service: Mary Todd

Jim Mitchell Big Brother of the Year: Lawrence Townsel

Florence Riddell Big Sister of the Year: Cindy Fazio

High School Big of the Year: Lauryn Leflore

Site Based Big of the Year: Bradley Darling

Celia Turner-Above and Beyond Award: Delta Sigma Theta Inc.

Start Something Award: Flint & Genesee Literacy Network

For Kids Sake Award: H&R Block

Joe Ryder Leadership Award: Joseph D. Klobucher (In Honor of "Big John" Klobuchar)

Joe Shovels Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert Edgar

Michigan Big Brother of the Year: Raul Garcia

Corporate Sponsor of the Year: O'Reilly Auto Parts

 

 

 


To: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint

I can’t think of anything more important than being a Big Brother by providing a positive and safe influence in the growth of a child’s life. Some may say I am bias because I am a volunteer for the agency. I have several unselfish good reasons. The kids. I have been a Big Brother for 25 years and I have seen the positive impact this agency has on the kids in our community. Furthermore, I have experienced many priceless moments with several Little Brothers I have been matched with over the years. I almost melt like butter every time a Little Brother runs to me with a smile from ear to ear because he is so excited to see me; or I arrive to pick him up and he is waiting for me outside. Wouldn’t you feel the same way too?

I could write a book on how much fun and exciting times we have had. We have gone to sporting events, Lions training camps, amusement parks, museums, plays, school events, bowling, etc. etc. etc. One thing I have learned from being a Big Brother is sure kids want to do the things I just mentioned and may not experience otherwise. More importantly, all kids want is somebody to take the time to do things with them and know that someone other than a family member cares about them.  Sometimes helping them with their homework, watch them play baseball or just talking and listening makes a difference. These invaluable moments would not take place without the guidance of Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Even though they match kids with mentors on a regular basis, this agency needs more community and financial support for the 100’s of kids who are not matched. One wish I have is every child’s life is filled with happiness and kindness void of loneliness and danger. Wouldn’t the world be a better place?

With Utmost Sincerity,
Dean Knoodle
Big Brother Volunteer
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