The Brookings Rotary Club is grateful to the Boys and Girls Club of Brookings for hosting our meeting last week, since the Activity Center was closed for renovation! Not only did we hear a great program about an exciting new collaborative childcare effort between the B&GC, the Brookings School District and the City of Brookings, we received a personal tour of the B&GC facility. Jody Hernandez, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Plains, presented the details of the childcare collaborative plan, which will involve innovative use of school buildings and the B&GC of Brookings to increase childcare capability. Implementation of the plan is scheduled to begin in Fall 2024 and is a multi-year plan. Special guest of Brookings Rotarian and Assistant Governor Don Norton was Past 5610 District Governor Loren Boyens (Rotary Club of Sioux Falls West), who serves on the Board of Directors for the neighboring Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire.
Pictured from left, Jody Hernandez, Loren Boyens, Don Norton.