The Boys & Girls Clubs of Marshall County is happy to introduce three new members to their Board of Directors.

Annette Haining is the Tobacco Education Coordinator for Marshall County with Saint Joseph Health System informing the community of the dangers of nicotine. Annette specializes in education, prevention programs, cessation for schools, multi-unit housing, and other organizations. In her free time, she loves to watch her granddaughter play soccer, go camping, and spend time with family and friends.

Doug Gehrke has been a Certified Financial Planner with Paladin Legacy Advisory Group for the last 11 years.  He is married to his wife, Lindsay and they have a 3-year-old daughter, Cora!  Doug is a lifelong Plymouth resident and is a former Boys and Girls Club member.  He is excited to see the Clubs continue to grow in all ways, by providing a foundation for kids of all ages.  As an avid classic car enthusiast, he looks forward to helping kids gain interest in learning how things work and finding their passion early in life!  The Boys and Girls Clubs can provide so many unique opportunities to our communities, and he is excited to play a role in that!

The third new board member is Heather Newcomb.  Heather has been a resident of Plymouth since 2001.  A graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education Heather was a schoolteacher in the Plymouth area for almost 20 years. Currently, she works for the American Red Cross as an account manager in Marshall County and surrounding areas.  She is a mother of three, two at Plymouth High School, and one at Indiana University-Kelly. She decided to join the Board because she desires to offer her experience with children to support the needs of our Clubs. She has always recognized and greatly appreciated the impact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marshall County have on families in our communities.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Marshall County was founded in 1995 by Leonard and JoAnn Isban. Housed in a former restaurant that Leonard refurbished, the Club initially saw 40 kids daily. In August 2009 a Bremen Club was opened within the school starting with 78 kids. In 2016 a capital campaign began, and in 2018 the JoAnn and Leonard Isban Center for Youth was opened for members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marshall County. With the ongoing support of the community the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marshall County has been able to operate the two sites since 2009, serving close to 1000 kids annually.