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local parent

Naperville, IL

#1 Sep 9, 2012
Yesterday there was a benefit at the park for the boys and girls club put on by crosspointe biker church. I am not sure of the number of people there but I am sure of a few things. One this was to raise money to help support a positive organization for this community. Two this was a very well planned event. It was advertised in the news paper. Three several bikers from New Castle and Muncie came to show their support. These bikers have no children that benefit from the b&g club but came. The community FAILED to show their support. I am saddened to say that I am ashamed of this town. How many of your children or grandchildren have been involved in some form of activity sponsored by the b&g club? Youth basketball soccer or just went there to hang out. How many children has this place kept off the streets. I mean come on people even adults go there and play basketball at nights and on weekends. Where were you Mr. Leonard Urban or your wife Pearle. ALL OF YOUR CHILDREN PLAYED A SPORT THROUGH THE CLUB. This is a very sd situation. The ONLY thing in this town that's GOOD for our children and this town couldn't show support. THIS TOWN SHOULD BE ASHAMED. Thank you to the biker church for being a stand up church. For those of us that attended we salute you. You put on a fabulous event and showed just how big your hearts are. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.. Im grateful to attend this church. I am sure on day my grandchildren will want to be in one of the many programs the b&g club offers. I just pray its still available. And to close if we don't have a positive influence for the children of this town then what will happen to the future. As we all MUST REMEMBER the children of today are the future. So PLEASE TAKE A LITTLE TIME AND A LITTLE MONEY AND SUPPORT THIS CAUSE.. OUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT......
HaleyLucas

Richmond, IN

#2 Sep 9, 2012
It's wonderful that your church supports causes, but the Boys & Girls Club of America has grown into a huge bureaucracy that cares only about
profits over children. Our support should be for the Regenstrief Youth Club of Connersville. I, for one, will not support a Boys & Girls Club that has grown too big for it's britches! My support and donations WILL go to the the Regenstrief Youth Club!!
strange

Valparaiso, IN

#3 Sep 9, 2012
HaleyLucas wrote:
It's wonderful that your church supports causes, but the Boys & Girls Club of America has grown into a huge bureaucracy that cares only about
profits over children. Our support should be for the Regenstrief Youth Club of Connersville. I, for one, will not support a Boys & Girls Club that has grown too big for it's britches! My support and donations WILL go to the the Regenstrief Youth Club!!
I was under the assumption that the "club" they were trying to save was one in the same
Sally Mander

Chicago, IL

#4 Sep 9, 2012
strange wrote:
<quoted text> I was under the assumption that the "club" they were trying to save was one in the same
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It is some people never read before they bitc$$.The old club is the same as gone as of now!!.
starchild

Connersville, IN

#5 Sep 9, 2012
Then your donation moeny will go to Regenstrief payroll, not to kids programming. Have you not ever set your foot in the building or looked at what they actually have to offer..
HaleyLucas wrote:
It's wonderful that your church supports causes, but the Boys & Girls Club of America has grown into a huge bureaucracy that cares only about
profits over children. Our support should be for the Regenstrief Youth Club of Connersville. I, for one, will not support a Boys & Girls Club that has grown too big for it's britches! My support and donations WILL go to the the Regenstrief Youth Club!!
starchild

Connersville, IN

#6 Sep 9, 2012
Its not fair to rip people for not going to this benfit. It is a little early, people not for sure what this new Boys & Girls club is all about, plus we have an existing Club already in town,they may not know the difference. I think people like to see a plan and goals for this new group, before they just layout a bunch of money... The regular person on the street just not sure what is going on...
local parent wrote:
Yesterday there was a benefit at the park for the boys and girls club put on by crosspointe biker church. I am not sure of the number of people there but I am sure of a few things. One this was to raise money to help support a positive organization for this community. Two this was a very well planned event. It was advertised in the news paper. Three several bikers from New Castle and Muncie came to show their support. These bikers have no children that benefit from the b&g club but came. The community FAILED to show their support. I am saddened to say that I am ashamed of this town. How many of your children or grandchildren have been involved in some form of activity sponsored by the b&g club? Youth basketball soccer or just went there to hang out. How many children has this place kept off the streets. I mean come on people even adults go there and play basketball at nights and on weekends. Where were you Mr. Leonard Urban or your wife Pearle. ALL OF YOUR CHILDREN PLAYED A SPORT THROUGH THE CLUB. This is a very sd situation. The ONLY thing in this town that's GOOD for our children and this town couldn't show support. THIS TOWN SHOULD BE ASHAMED. Thank you to the biker church for being a stand up church. For those of us that attended we salute you. You put on a fabulous event and showed just how big your hearts are. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.. Im grateful to attend this church. I am sure on day my grandchildren will want to be in one of the many programs the b&g club offers. I just pray its still available. And to close if we don't have a positive influence for the children of this town then what will happen to the future. As we all MUST REMEMBER the children of today are the future. So PLEASE TAKE A LITTLE TIME AND A LITTLE MONEY AND SUPPORT THIS CAUSE.. OUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT......
just saying

Mokena, IL

#7 Sep 9, 2012
Maybe if the would quit paying bob and ann gibbs 100k a yr to run that place then the boys club wouldnt be going under/ just some food for thought hire some younger people who will work for less and attract a younger crowd. I think if they had a workout center like the ymca does then it would be doing alot better..
Sonny Barger

Fort Wayne, IN

#8 Sep 9, 2012
Maybe, it's counter-productive for a bunch of Harley tattooed freaks in dewrags, trompin' around in their 'leathers', proclaiming to be a 'church', thinking they can gather the community for the aid of saving the girlieboy club?

It's a shame that such a 'church' can stay and a community center for our kids crumbles.
just saying

Mokena, IL

#9 Sep 9, 2012
Sonny Barger wrote:
Maybe, it's counter-productive for a bunch of Harley tattooed freaks in dewrags, trompin' around in their 'leathers', proclaiming to be a 'church', thinking they can gather the community for the aid of saving the girlieboy club?
It's a shame that such a 'church' can stay and a community center for our kids crumbles.
who are u to judge how a church is ran because of the clothes they wear and the way they look? It is hypocrits like u that make people want to attend a church like cross pointe because u arent judged by what u wear u are there to learn about god and worship him..
Sonny Barger

Fort Wayne, IN

#10 Sep 9, 2012
Whether you think so or like it, you and everyone else will ALWAYS BE JUDGED BY THE WAY YOU LOOK!

My point is that if you want to help the 'community' come to the aid of the Boys and Girls club, it would only be common sense to adhere to the average accepted dress. You know as well as I do that the majority of people do not want to wade in on a bunch of 'biker lookin' people whether it's a 'church'(as you claim) or not.

I, personally, wouldn't support you as a church or anything you considered as a 'community event'. I do hope that something is done for the youth of this city and that it isn't based on how much money someone gets.

Oh. And if you 'worship', you should know that you capitalize GOD.
wake up

Rushville, IN

#11 Sep 9, 2012
This is just another plan to get all activities through the Miller Building/Park Department so they can charge what they want, too much for the poor or middle class can afford. Again wanting to compare to Carmel and the upper class. I heard one of our councilmen say this. I would like to be like Carmel but we're not. Get money and jobs in here, not preppy sports.
local parent

Naperville, IL

#12 Sep 9, 2012
HaleyLucas wrote:
It's wonderful that your church supports causes, but the Boys & Girls Club of America has grown into a huge bureaucracy that cares only about
profits over children. Our support should be for the Regenstrief Youth Club of Connersville. I, for one, will not support a Boys & Girls Club that has grown too big for it's britches! My support and donations WILL go to the the Regenstrief Youth Club!!
I believe that's the only b&g club in Connersville. I mean Regenstrief..
local parent

Naperville, IL

#13 Sep 9, 2012
I am not here to judge any one person their clothes vehicle nor anything else. Nor am I here to pass judgement on any church or any one church goers. If you were truly a religious person you would know that we as Gods children are suppose to love everyone. And further more we have only one true judge. He is our God. And if I am not mistaken I don't believe its you. So before you play as though you are religious look in the mirror. And remember that overtime you point one finger you have four more pointing back at you. Just saying .....
True poser

Valparaiso, IN

#14 Sep 9, 2012
Sonny Barger wrote:
Whether you think so or like it, you and everyone else will ALWAYS BE JUDGED BY THE WAY YOU LOOK!
My point is that if you want to help the 'community' come to the aid of the Boys and Girls club, it would only be common sense to adhere to the average accepted dress. You know as well as I do that the majority of people do not want to wade in on a bunch of 'biker lookin' people whether it's a 'church'(as you claim) or not.
I, personally, wouldn't support you as a church or anything you considered as a 'community event'. I do hope that something is done for the youth of this city and that it isn't based on how much money someone gets.
Oh. And if you 'worship', you should know that you capitalize GOD.
See thats what I've been saying all along, another true poser thats what this town is all about. " My point is that if you want to help the community come to the aid of the the Boys and Girls club, it would only be common sense to adhere to the average accepted dress code----------WTF is that the posers code----------button up shirt and khakis----------you are truly an idiot. and only the majority of the posers wouldnt want to "wade " in on a bunch of biker lookin people. This isnt the 60s with the Hells Angels terrorizing the streets, stupid. These people are professionals with good jobs raising families with good values. They are also helping those who truly need it like little Sydney who had a serious medical condition and very expensive medical bills for example. You posers are the ones who are beyond evil helping no one and talking about people like you are better. Got news, you are not better in fact your attitude makes you far worse than what you make any of these people out to be. Grow up and wake up. If I knew who you were Sonny Barger I would beat your ass up and down the street just for being " that guy "
HaleyLucas

Richmond, IN

#15 Sep 9, 2012
The Regenstrief Youth Club and The Boys and Girls club are NOT the same entity. Regenstrief dropped their affiliation and membership from The Boys and Girls Club a few years ago. Money and control was the reason, as the Boys and Girls Club wanted more money for membership and wanted more control. As I said in an earlier post, The Boys and Girls Club of America is all about profits and, much like our government, has turned into an out of control bureaucracy!
THE REPUBLICAN

Connersville, IN

#16 Sep 9, 2012
No matter how you slice it, the so called board of directors and the dynamic Gibbs duo have drained the resources of the boys and girls club. I mean rally, how much should someone get paid so kids can play? it should not be a families # 1 source of income or a full time job. There is not enough to do to warrant the salaries they receive. I'm looking for an embezzlement charge to come out of this
agree

Fort Atkinson, WI

#22 Sep 9, 2012
just saying wrote:
Maybe if the would quit paying bob and ann gibbs 100k a yr to run that place then the boys club wouldnt be going under/ just some food for thought hire some younger people who will work for less and attract a younger crowd. I think if they had a workout center like the ymca does then it would be doing alot better..
Very well said. I agree, if they hired a young college graduate for much less a year, added a work out area, use the grant money appropriately (not for payroll) and had younger blood running the show, the Boys and Girls Club would be doing much better. Actually I thought the current directors made mistakes and it is no longer associated with the Boys and Girls Club Assoc.
Anyway, I think it's too late for our ideas, and it wouldn't matter anyway, they had a large panel of board members who did not save the club because they didn't see the importance of changing staff to reduce payroll and get fresh ideas. Where else can you work from 10-3, 4 days a week, get a lunch hour and go for an hour jog in that 5 hour shift for 90,000 a year?????????
WE QUESTION WHY THE CLUB IS CLOSING????? REALLY?????

“What's not to love?”

Since: Aug 12

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#23 Sep 9, 2012
It breaks my heart to see so many of you failing to set aside your prejudices, blame and pride instead of focusing on the children. Concentrate on the children and the love they possess. It will all come together with love.

Love. It's just that simple.
Hope

Chicago, IL

#24 Sep 9, 2012
As far as City Parks and Rec- they are cheaper than Regenstrief Youth Center is on the costs for sports. It only costs $20 for soccer and the fields are kept in nice condition. The Parks also runs it with more organization than the Gibbs do. As far as the benefit and being ashamed of the city, have you had kids in sports recently? It is aweful! For basketball, you pay $40 for your kid to play on a court that is deteriorating with refs that are only there to make some extra cash and coaches there to make their kids the stars- and you still have to pay $2 each watch your kid play a 20 or 30 minute game. Then there is flag football, t-ball, cheer- all over priced and put together just for payroll sake at the last minute and organized horribly! Nothing they (the Gibbs and the board) do is for the kids. The only one there that truly cares for the kids is Kirt. The ones you should be ashamed of are the board members, the Gibbs and some of the refs (that are only there to pad their wallets). Mr. Regenstrief did not fund this club to be ran in such an aweful and selfish way. I'm sure he never visioned the club being ran into the ground so soon. To the club, I say so long! Now we can rebuild our sports programs. While I don't agree with everything the Parks Department does, it is the better alternative to Regenstrief Youth Center until something better comes along. As far Cross Point, quit smoking and cussing on the church league ball field. It makes you look bad.
observer

United States

#25 Sep 9, 2012
I'm not donating a penny until they get a new director.

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