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Newton Federal Bank Shares Passion for Youth

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Newton Federal Bank knows first-hand the importance of providing for the community’s youth, as several employees personally put youth first. 

“We see the need in the community for Newton County Boys & Girls Club to be here – it’s a natural fit,” John Smith, Newton Federal Bank President, shared. “I’ve been involved in youth all my life. It’s very important to me and my family.”

Nita Thompson, a NCBGC board member, shared her excitement in Newton Federal Bank’s partnership. 

“It says a lot for a community business to have the foresight to see the importance of a Boys & Girls Club being here in Newton County,” she said. “Their continued support will help us provide the opportunity to make positive impacts in the lives of Newton County children.” 

“Because of community members like Newton Federal Bank we are able to bring hope & opportunity to Newton County youth,” Bob Mackey, Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia CEO & President shared. “We are excited for the ongoing partnership we will have with Newton Federal Bank.”

To learn more about Newton County Boys & Girl Club, visit www.bgcncg.com/newtoncounty or call 770-267-8034

BD Awards $5k to Newton Boys & Girls Club

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  Pledges Ongoing Support

“We are very excited to support Newton County Boys & Girls Club’s doors opening and are thrilled to support moving forward as well,” Calvin Klitz, Vice President of Human Resources for BD shared.

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BD, a global medical technology company, recently donated $5,000 toward NCBGC doors opening this year. It’s part of an ongoing partnership, Klitz mentioned, through Legacy Bard’s social giving program. 

“Community support is key to the success of Newton County Boys & Girls Club changing the lives of Newton’s youth,” Bob Mackey, CEO & President of Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia said. “We are so grateful to BD for making the pledge to be supporters in our ongoing mission to serve the Newton youth with unique engaging programming that helps youth become productive adults.”

To learn more about Newton County Boys & Girls Club, visit Newton County’s club page!

United Bank Believes in NCBGC

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“There’s nothing else like Boys & Girls Club,” Thomas Kephart, United Bank President shared recently to a room of Newton County Boys & Girls Club board members. The occasion was the awarding of $2,500 check toward the opening of the Club’s doors this year. 

For Thomas believes in the difference Newton County Boys & Girls Club will make in Newton’s youth. 

“United Bank is pleased to be a sponsor of the Newton County Boys & Girls Club.  We have seen firsthand the increase in the western Newton County population density, and we feel that the Boys & Girls Club will meet an immediate need in that geographical area,” he said. “The organization has a tremendous reputation as a community resource, and the success stories from youth who have been impacted through the Boys & Girls Club are truly exciting and motivating.”

Bob Mackey, CEO & President of Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, shared his appreciation toward United Bank’s commitment to Newton County youth. 

“Community support is the life blood of what we do and without businesses, like United Bank, we wouldn’t be able to say that this year we’re opening the doors to a place where our youth can become in Newton County.” 

Thomas shared United Bank is confident that “the Newton location will provide huge immediate opportunities for the youth in the area.”

To learn more about Newton County Boys & Girl Club, visit our NEWTON COUNTY Club page.


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BGCNCG hosts fall Safety Training for staff & volunteers

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Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia recently held an organization wide safety training session for staff and volunteers at its Walton County Club location. Staff and volunteers were provided with educational tools to determine the best course of action regarding safety measures for the youth who attend BGCNCG Clubs. 

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A review of BGCNCG safety regulations, which is upheld and guided by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, was provided by Karen Robertson, Senior Executive Club Director for Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club. 

“The safety of our youth is our No. 1 priority in providing safe spaces for our youth to learn, grow and prosper into young adults,” Karen Robertson shared. “It was a delight to also be facilitating this training alongside a Boys & Girls Clubs of America representative, who’s purpose it to monitor, give feedback and provide resources for us to utilize at our Clubs.”

Bob Mackey, President and CEO of BGCNCG, closed out training by giving the staff and volunteers a talk about teamwork and commitment.

“I’m so proud of the team we have for BGCNCG. Changing a child’s life starts with these individuals who see our youth day in and out at our Clubs,” he shared. “We truly strive for excellence in our commitment to the youth, which is why training is such a vital way of being successful at impacting the youth of North Central Georgia.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia serves Morgan, Greene, Putnam, Jasper and Newton Counties. To learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, visit www.bgcncg.comor call 770-267-8034.

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Duck Derby will land someone $10,000 richer June 30

Duck Derby will land someone $10,000 richer June 30

Some lucky duck will win $10,000 June 30 at Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia’s Duck Derby event in Porterdale. Shortly after 7 PM June 30 the first rubbery ducky to cross the finish line around the bend of Porterdale’s Yellow River will be named the winner.

There’s still time to adopt your rubber duck at www.bgcncg.com/duckderby.