Village allocates additional $5,000 to Boys & Girls Club
The council already allocated $10,000 as start-up money for the group in exchange for providing youth programming and services.
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#1 May 11, 2012
It is a shame that Lincoln County and Ruidoso Downs can't see the benefit that the Boys & Girls Club is offering to the communities. Children left unattended after school tend to get in trouble and then head to the legal system.
My child is a member of the Boys & Girls Club. My child is not perfect and unfortunately has been in trouble. Things have changed in the last 2 month though. Homework is completed, I get a smile and I have been getting a lesson in recycling.
This is the best thing that has happened to our community for the youth in a long time.
To the staff of the Boys & Girls Club, THANK YOU and keep up the good work.
#2 May 11, 2012
I can no longer be silent. I read in the paper today that the Golden Palace has managed to allocate an additional $5000 for the Boys&Girls club. Why? Because the Downs and the County can't be bothered to do their part to provide a safe, healthy environment for our children. The Village's contribution is a GOOD thing, and I ABSOLUTELY support spending tax payer money on something like this.
However, this brings up another issue on which I cannot be silent. While the powers that be at 313 Cree Meadows squawk about budgetary constraints, eliminating overtime for even emergency responders, they are now trying to cut the Victim's Advocate position, as well as the School Resource Officer.
The Victim's Advocate costs the village 8,700 per annum, roughly, and the S.R.O.'s salary is paid partially by the schools. So, while the City admin can afford to to pay for non emergency personnel to take home City owned vehicles, and can afford salaries for a City Manager and Deputy City Manager that are more suited to Cities of a MUCH larger size, and can afford an additional $5K because the other municipalities around her can't be bothered with their own children, it CANNOT afford to fund two of the most valuable, yet cheapest, positions in the Village?
Remember that the next time YOUR wife is found raped, stabbed, and left for dead behind McDonalds, or the when YOUR child comes home and tells you about the kids who brought a gun to school. I. AM. DISGUSTED.
#3 May 11, 2012
When our child got kicked out of the Boys and girls club we were told It was because we were from a Anglo intact "good" home and they had to make room for Mexican Americans from broken homes,because their mission was to provide a safe after school place for the kids to be so that the parents could work.This was the same year that the CEO paid himself a million dollar bonus.I hate the Boys club because it discriminates against Anglos.The rub is that we Also needed a place for about an hour a day .The School district program was about 400.00 per month and boys club was only 150.00 per month.If I would leave my wife she would be eligible for many many programs.I think the goverment has it`s priorities wrong.
#4 May 12, 2012
The year this happened the Senate asked to know why so much money was wasted on travel meetings and high bonuses for the top guys.In the same year many boys and girls clubs were not able to pay their bills because of cutbacks from the money wasters on top down to the clubs themselves.We were told that in that our son went to soccer on the weekends we must have money and the director kicked out all the white kids who`s parents sent their kids to sports.We were so mad (I don`t think the lady kept her job who was the local director)People have to be really carefull with these"non profits"There are some bad players out there who ignore mission statements and the strings that come with the money.In our case we lost out because of the perception that we had more money than the more" deserving kids "(non of whom were anglo)I called my senator and complained but nothing came from it that I know of.It is very hard to call up and say that the lady who runs the place is a bigot without looking like a bigot yourself.We were the Allan Bualkies of the boys and girls club.
#5 May 14, 2012
I don't know where or when this happened but it must have been quite awhile ago. I base that on your comment "the CEO paid himself a million dollar bonus". The President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America has been Roxanne Spilette for quite a few years under she stepped down a few months ago. Being kicked out because you are Anglo seems so far fetched that it is hard to believe, if that is what happened you had a case against the Club your child belonged to. Each and every Club is a separate entity have received a charter to operate as a Boys & Girls Club. The Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca does not care about the race, sex or income levels of the members and their families. Every group has had issues in the past, their are some youth sports teams that have had issues, etc but you can't blanket them all with the actions of a few. If you are local to the Ruidoso area, I invite you to call the local Club and schedule a tour and meeting with their Director. You will see that any issues you had experienced in a different area in the past do not exist in this club.
#6 May 14, 2012
I know that was not the policy ,We also thought it was so far fetched as well ,If things are better now I am very happy.,We think we were dealing with a bad person.She just felt that we had more money and she thought that`s what she should be doing.I think she was fired or let go.It happened a few years ago when there were big cutbacks. What made us the most angry is that the upper management was living "high on the hog" while the small clubs suffered .Who ever added all those dumb little symbols.What would you have me do rewrite history to make you happy.?This did not happen in NM and I should have said that, I am sorry if I caused any confusion.I went back and looked at their web page and all of those people are gone now.I guess what happened is that they had an after school study hall and got a grant for ESL and our son spoke english and had good grades in school so he didn`t help them get the grant money and I think that was her reason because that is what she told us.Again I don`t think it was a club goal was to kick out anglos to make room for spanish speaking children but that was the end result.
Since: Jul 11
#7 May 14, 2012
Here's how it works. I was in line at a well-known cafeteria with my puny little three year old grandson where age three and under eat free. In front of me was a family of Mexican descent with a pudgy little boy about a half foot taller than my grandson. I noted that he was not charged for his meal by the Hispanic cashier. However, she charged me full price for my grandson's miniscule meal~ Oh yes, I had something to say about it and the charge was deleted. Innocent mistake?
#8 May 15, 2012
After some research I found the main web site I guess that there are grants from large companys that promote various anti gang and latino based programs.Perhaps this lady was trying to get this money.I really don`t know ,But I tried to read all the info on the main site .I think you need to be an expert in grant writing and the law to figure it out.From the person who thought we had a case ,we thought we did too but what would be the end result if we won, except to teach them a lesson for the future?
#9 May 15, 2012
Rate Payer, thanks for your response.
There are many grants available for Hispanics, Native Americans, Blacks, women, gays, transgenders, etc thru the Federal government and others. To me these are all forms of discrimination and should be stopped.
#10 May 15, 2012
Maybe we should just declare everyone equal and be done with it .Now some people are more "equal" than others.!I have said enough on this subject.
#11 May 15, 2012
Dear Rate Payer,
Stop checking boxes. Refuse to conform.
Dear All Others,
Ruidoso Downs needs to be barred from participating since they do nothing except kiss hubbard's ass and operate his ridiculous museum.
On that note, if hubbard wasnt stealing 750K a year from yax payers, every boy and girl could go to boys and girls club free. And we could fix our problematic water pipes.
But glad that the fat man's bank account gets bigger.
I pray for a disasterous racing season. A water outage that shuts down the track would be super. Police investigating the rapes, assaults, meth manufacturing and prosititution would be helpful. The FBI investigated racketerring would also be encouraged.
Oh wait, was I supposed to bend over and thank Hubbard for donating to the boys and girls club?
That's a mail scheme. I send you $100 bill and you send me a dime back.
Glad RD and Joan's lifestyle continues to increase in luxury appointments.
#12 May 15, 2012
I never was in favor of that stupid tax,but if you mean stop voting because some things don`t work ,I am not to that point yet.I don`t want to drop out(if that is what you meant)?I am painting and doing other boring jobs and I like to post stuff to pass the time but I hardly think It will do any good except to make me feel better.
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