PHOTO: (Left to Right) Brett Shaffer, Kat Williams, Jan Jarrell, Eric Bush
Boys & Girls Club board of directors welcomes new members
Four new board members provide diverse perspectives,
expertise and commitment to youth in Henderson County
Hendersonville, NC – January 14, 2015 – At their final meeting of the year, the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County’s board of directors unanimously accepted the nominations of four new board members. Initial 1-year terms for all four begin in January, 2015.
Jan Jarrell, an established Boys & Girls Club volunteer, High Tea committee member and Champion Hills resident, will be joining the board alongside newly elected colleague Brett Shaffer, President of Morrow Insurance Company. Also new to the panel is Emmy-nominated jazz singer, Kat Williams, whose professional background beyond music includes a decade of work in law enforcement as a correctional officer. Eric Bush, Executive Director of Henderson County Department of Social Services, rounds out the slate of incoming board members.
“We’re thrilled to welcome these individuals to the Boys & Girls Club family,” said board president-elect Paige Boyd. “Not only do these people bring impressive skills, perspectives and talents to our organization, they are committed to our mission, serving the children who need us most in Henderson County. We are excited about the future.”
Also at the December meeting, renewing board members Erica Allison, Blair Craven and Julie Nease were unanimously approved to serve their first, 3-year term. Veteran board member, Chris Smith, was approved for a second, 3-year term.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County
The club opened in 1993, serving a handful of members in a 2,000 square foot building. Today, the downtown Hendersonville campus has expanded to 35,000 square feet and served more than 1,600 young people annually. The Club has been recognized with top program awards at the state and national levels by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Members benefit from more than 50 programs focusing on Education & Career Development, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, Health & Life Skills, Character & Leadership, and the Arts. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to inspire and enable young people, especially those most in need, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. An all-inclusive membership to the club costs $5.00 per child, per year.