About fifty people dropped by the Boys & Girls Club, located at 901 N. Railroad in Santa Maria, for an Open House event on Thursday Nov. 16th. BGCSMV showed off their recently renovated Operations Center as well as the recently completed exterior beautification project.
Staff members moved into the beautiful new Operations Center a couple of months ago. The Operations Center includes a conference room, lobby/reception area, a copy room, storage room, and dedicated workspace for 7 staff members. Aera Energy, BGCSMV’s Foundation Board, the Santa Barbara Foundation, and private donations funded the project. The former outcomes office which housed 4 of those staff members will be converted into a new STEM Lab courtesy of a grant from Phillips 66.
The exterior beautification project started approximately a year ago with the replacement of the club’s roof. The building was then painted, new signage and exterior lighting was installed, and BGC themed exterior window coverings were added. Drought tolerant landscaping and a new monument sign will complete the project in the weeks to come. Our donor recognition wall was updated in the courtyard to honor the individuals and companies in the community who support BGCSMV on a consistent and regular basis.
BGCSMV would like to thank the following sponsors for their help with these two major projects: Aera Energy, BGCSMV’s Foundation Board, Santa Barbara Foundation, Bob & Barbara Ogden, Greg & Donna France, Buddy & Terri Jacquith, David & Kelli Cox, Tim & Katy Murphy, Jesse Peralez, Tom Martinez & Associates, Hanson Aggregates, Jesse Manriquez, Cal Coast Palm, Vince Lopez Jr & Sons, Famco, Tileco, Cooper Chase, Airvol Block, Alliance Ready Mix, Al’s Pump Service, Milagros Landscaping, Reggie Marmalejo (Club Alumni and Painter), Sherwin Williams, Next Day Signs, Bendele Electric, Trinity Landscaping, and Apex Window Tinting.