The committee behind that push recently received our Articles of Incorporation, our State tax exempt status and our application is in with the IRS for final 501C3 designation.
"We know this is a huge need," said Sue Kristjansson, the committee chair and former councilwoman. "We don't have activities for kids outside of organized sports. This is another opportunity for different types of activities for our kids."
Kristjansson said they have been working closely with the regional director of Boys & Girls Club of America to launch this club, and in talks with MUSD regarding the use of Menifee Elementary School as our club location. This facility is amazing and perfect for our needs, and would allow us to open much quicker.
In addition to securing a facility, the committee -- which includes residents, business owners and law enforcement officials -- will have to hire a staff and raise money to run a youth club.
The Boys & Girls Club's regional office estimates that a limited-programs club, without transportation services, could operate on about a $200,000-per-year budget, Kristjansson said.
To date, Kristjansson said the only money that the committee has secured has been a $1,000 contribution from Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley to conduct a survey.
"Menifee families would use and support the Menifee Valley Boys & Girls" Kristjansson said. “But we need your help to make this happen.”
Some notable members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Charity Poker Tournament
July 26th at 7 p.m
Lake Elsinore Casino
28930 Malaga Road
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Entry Fee: $60 Pre-paid/ $75 at the door
Unlimited $10 rebuys for first 60 minutes.
50/50 draw, Silent Auction
To register contact Sue Kristjansson
(951) 282-4717 or
Steve Glynn, (951) 551-2180
“SUPPORTING YOUTH ACTIVITIES”
I am writing this because of what happened today at my office. It brought home how truly unaware most people are about scam artists who out there just waiting for you to fall for one of their lies and steal your money time and trust.
My phone recently rang, and I began talking with a young lady who had many question regarding a property we have available for rent. The first thing that alerted me was that she asked for my boss using his name. Since it was my phone she was calling, how would she have his name, and be asking for him, on my phone?
As I began to ask her questions, she claimed that she had answered an ad for one of our properties, yet was quoting a price that was unbelievably low, i.e., $600.00 for a 3 bedroom 2 bath here in Menifee. When I asked her to confirm the address, it was immediately obvious that something was suspect, as that property is listed by us at $ 1,550.00.
As It turned out,, she had followed up on a bogus ad and she was led to believe that the $600.00 was a charge for finding the property . The supposed owner had called her at 1am from Africa and gave her an address for her to wire the money to.
She said that he then went on to tell her he was putting the keys immediately in the mail to her, and he hoped and prayed that she would not rip him off, and get the keys without sending the money.He repeated this several times..
With today’s advances in print-on-demand technology and endless resources at our fingertips, more people are enjoying the option of self-publishing. However, it means finding the right solution that fits your needs but not taking short cuts.
Not every author is a good writer or even a writer at all but that doesn’t mean you can’t become published. If you are not interested in writing, that is where a ghostwriter comes in. The right person can take your basic story idea and turn it into a full manuscript. The most important thing to consider is your genre. All writers are not created equal. Just because someone may be a good mystery novelist doesn’t mean they can write a children’s book.
For those who love to write, here are two tips you might consider.
1. If you write on some electronic device, don’t use the backspace or delete key. Instead, hit the enter key a few times and write your new text. Sometimes your first thoughts and words are your best ones. Remembering exactly what you wrote after it’s deleted is nearly impossible.
2. If you write on paper, use a pen instead of a pencil for the same reasons as above. Plus, erasing words slows down your thought process. I have a system where I cross out words, use arrows, asterisks, a bullet or number system for inserting sentences or paragraphs, and I even write in margins sometimes. I use a spiral notebook, date each story or each version of the story, and I never rip out pages or throw any away.
Regardless of who writes your story, the next step, which should never be skipped, is editing. Just like ghostwriters, all editors are not created equal and again, it’s important to find one that works with your genre.
Milestones are often difficult to attain in the current economic environment, so successfully growing a business for 10 years is viewed as quite an accomplishment!
Brian E. Walker has been an agent with Farmers Insurance for 10 years, including 8 years located in the city of Menifee. "My first 2 years were spent in Riverside training at a Farmers district office but when it came time to find a home for my agency, my wife Jennifer and I felt Menifee was the perfect choice" stated Walker.
In addition to winning numerous Farmers awards for agency performance, Brian has been an active member in the Menifee community. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce, a Taekwondo instructor, Cubmaster, Lion's Club President, and Vice President for his Toastmasters Club. Brian also enjoys coaching his 2 young children in basketball, football and soccer. His community service has yielded an unexpected bonus to his Farmers agency. Brian explains, "I don't volunteer for the return of business, but it is nice to know people appreciate the service."