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New club and new leadership-

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News, People in the News

Published on July 05, 2017 with No Comments

Ron Ranta, former Club Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s South Haven Club, is now the Club Director of the Duneland Club. Angie Barber served in Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Kidstop Before and After-School Childcare program is partnering with Ron as the Club’s Program Director.

As the Chesterton Club is still celebrating the grand opening of their new Duneland Boys & Girls Clubs, not only are they seeing changes to the facility, itself, but new faces of Club leadership! In May, Ron Ranta was named Club Director for the new Duneland Club. A veteran in our Boys & Girls Clubs organization, Ron Served as Club Director for the South Haven Club for eighteen years growing its membership, average daily attendance, and programs such as athletic leagues. Ron developed a talented pool of youth development professionals where his South Haven Program Director, Jason Kegebein, easily moved in the Club Director position at the South Haven Club when Ron transferred to Duneland.

Additionally, it is with great pleasure that Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County announces Angie Barber as the Duneland Club’s new Program Director. Angie has been with the organization for over two years working as a youth development professional in our organization’s Kidstop before and after-school childcare program, KidsCamp, and as the Administrative Assistant for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Administrative Office. Prior to joining the Boys & Girls Clubs Movement, Angie served as a Children’s Director for seven years overseeing programming and events for youth pre-K through high school.

“We are very happy with Ron and Angie, a dynamic team leading our new Duneland Club,” states Mark Jones, director of operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. “Their experience and talent is bringing quality programming to our Chesterton community, and we look forward to sharing new and exciting programs with our membership, other youth, and their families as our Club in Chesterton grows and expands.”

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County:
Opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter County’s youth since 1971, our mission is to inspire and enable the youth of our communities to realize their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County operates four Club locations in Chesterton, Portage, South Haven and Valparaiso; manages a Club in Culver, Indiana; and houses before and after-school childcare programs, known as Kidstop, in nine school locations throughout three school districts. Clubs are open after school and provide a great place for youth in grades K-12 to meet friends and have fun while in a safe, supervised environment. When school is out, our Clubs are in! Clubs are open during holidays and in the summer. For information on membership, volunteer opportunities, please contact your local Club, call (219) 464-7282 or visit bgcpoco.org. Great Futures Start HERE.

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