By: Brandon Coppernoll—
Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie has 10 returning board members in 2018, eight new members, including three who migrated from the Roy C. Buley Center when the organizations merged last month, and a four-member executive committee.
“One of the remarkable aspects of this organization is the commitment and consistency among our board of directors,” said Jason Newman, Boys & Girls Clubs CEO.
New board members include:
- Char Hawkins, YOC
- Bob Weaver, Wayne Bank
- Jason Walker, Muncie Sheriff’s Department
- Lori Mathis, Meridian Health Services
- Matt Kantz, Elsevier
- Robert Phillips, Ontario Systems
- Ben Hotmire, Taylor University
- Ryan Hunter, TechWise Academy
They join the following board of directors:
- Steven Baule, Muncie Community Schools
- Jeff Bird, Ball Memorial Hospital / IU Health
- Michelle Antobella, Ball Memorial Hospital / IU Health
- Caleb Churchill, Pete’s Bar & Grill
- Brandon Coppernoll, Ball State University
- LaKoya Rochelle, Ivy Tech Community College
- Andrea Wells, United Insurance Agencies
- Angela Beck, Old National Bank
- Angelia Stone, Hope for Women Magazine
- Katie Wray, Coldwell Banker Lunsford
- Chase Winkle, Muncie Police Department
This year’s executive committee are:
- President, James Mitchell – Ball State University
- Vice President, BJ McKay – Advisa and founder of the Arsenal
- Secretary, WaTasha Griffin – YWCA
- Treasurer, Ross Swallow – Whitinger
Boys & Girls Clubs programming is now offered at Buley and, because of a new partnership with Muncie Community Schools, also at locations for K-5 and middle school kids at East Washington Academy and Southside Middle School, taking critical before-school supervision and after-school, high-impact programming where it’s needed most.
New this year also are changes to the Madison Street club including a weight room, made possible by donations of the YWCA, a performing arts area equipped with a recording studio, video recording area and a dance studio. Newman said the new spaces would allow the students to grow physically and mentally and provide them with a space to creatively express themselves.
Founded in 1933, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie is an active community partner, collaborating with entities across the city. For other questions, please contact Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie at (765) 282-4461 ext. 103 or bgca.org.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie works with more than 200 children every day, helping to enable all young people, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.