The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville will host an Alumni Luncheon and Open House Sept. 8.
The event will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, 1448 Conner St., and will begin at 11:30 a.m.
The event will feature a panel made up of local alumni and other members of the BGCN extended family who will share their memories of being a club kid – how the Club impacted them and why they feel the Club is an important part of our community today.
Michaelangelo’s Italian Bistro will provide a complimentary lunch at noon. This event is open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Guided and self-guided tours of the club will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Three awards will be given to distinguished Boys & Girls Club Alum for their service to the club and the community as follows:
The Founders Award honors pioneering members who have made exceptional contributions to the Club, inspiring and influencing their fellow alumni and members. It honors alumni who embody the Club’s core values of good character and citizenship, academic success and healthy lifestyles. This year’s recipient will be Sen. Luke Kenley. Kenly was a club member, and he currently serves on the board of directors, which he joined in 1977. He has led, or been involved, in many of the major projects the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville has conducted over the years and is the current honorary co-chair of the Build & Grow Capital Campaign with his wife, Sally.
The Great Futures Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional and sustained leadership in his/her community, professional field or personal commitments and has given a significant contribution of time and talent to BGCN. Lauri Waldner has been selected as this year’s winner for her dedication to the club, its mission and the youth of the community. Waldner joined the board of directors in 1993, serving as president in 2009-10. She has since retired from the board of directors but continues to support Boys & Girls Clubs and works to connect students and families from Noblesville Schools to the services and programs at the club.
The Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni who are under the age of 50 and have distinguished themselves in their profession and community through their philanthropic activity. This year’s recipient is Kenny Wilson. Wilson‘s experience as a club kid has carried over into being an instrumental part of the BGCN family. He volunteers as a coach in local basketball leagues and referees games as well. He serves on the club’s Resource Development Committee and has been on the Alumni Committee since its formation in 2014.