In For the kids
Dec. 12, 2017 at 6 a.m.
Updated Nov. 16, 2017 at 2:02 p.m.
By Shelly Meisenheimer, Director of Operations
2017 is my 15th year with the Boys & Girls Club and to be honest I would not change a thing. I began my career as a Summer Camp Director in May of 2002 and it truly does seem like yesterday. I have seen club kids come and go during my time with the club and am reminded often by young adults, who now range in age from 21-33, who come up to me and ask me if I remember them from 15 years ago. Of course, I remember, who they are; they were and still are the light of my life. I cannot tell you how good it makes me feel for these kids to come up to me and say hi and tell me a story of what happened when they were a member of the Boys & Girls Club. I'm sure there were times when I got on their nerves, but I know they always knew how much I loved and cared for them. I believe this club and its staff has helped them realize their full potential and they've grown up to be responsible adults and parents. I pray that I have made a huge difference in their lives and was a positive influence. I know without a doubt they have made me a better person. I love this club and I love these kids.