Lake County Women’s Civic Club donates $10,000 to Northshore Youth Club

From left to right, Northshore Youth Club President Mike Smith, Northshore Youth Club Board Member Dani Penda with her sons Isiah, Grayson and Ryker, and at far right is Lake County Women’s Civic Club President Helen Finch presenting the $10,000 check. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Women’s Civic Club has donated $10,000 to the Northshore Youth Club.

The women’s club opened up applications for the $10,000 to all local nonprofits in Lake County to apply.

“There were numerous applications that came in and are all worthy causes and missions. It was difficult narrowing it down as there are so many needs here in Lake County,” said board member Connie Conser.

“Once we narrowed down the applications to the top six, we had each organization come to a board meeting to present on the need/project request of how the $10,000 will make an impact,” said President Helen Finch.

At a recent civic club monthly meeting, they presented the Northshore Youth Club with a $10,000 check.

The Northshore Youth Club, or NYC, is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing and sponsoring local academic and extracurricular enrichment activities to all youth — ages 5 to 18 years old — to the Northshore and beyond.

NYC provides high quality programs with a wide range of free or affordable opportunities for all Northshore families including but not limited to basketball league, football, cheer and a rock music camp to name a few.

Northshore Youth Club is 80% funded through donations and sponsorships and 20% funded through the minimal registration fees which cover the insurance and individualized gear that is needed to conduct various programs.

“The funding provided by LCWCC is going to make a huge impact and will fund the following needs: financial sponsorship of underprivileged youth, purchase of much-needed equipment and start of new programs such as arts, performing arts, poetry and photography programs and will provide much-needed gear for the newly established and growing NYC wrestling team,” said Mike Smith, the president of the Northshore Youth Club Board of Directors.

The Lake County Women’s Civic Club’s mission is to serve in ways that will make our community a better place for citizens.

“By enhancing the lives of youth, we are working towards enhancing the future of Lake County,” said Past President Julie Hernaez.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our club and the organization that we chose for the $10,000 donation. We know this is going to make an impact for years to come,” said Finch.

If you are interested in learning more about Northshore Youth Club, contact Mike Smith and follow Northshore Youth Club on Facebook or visit

If you are interested in learning more about the Women’s Civic Club or would like to attend a meeting contact Finch at 707-972-1807. Be sure to like the club on Facebook to keep up with the latest activities, events and beyond.

Kim Baldwin is president-elect of the Lake County Women’s Civic Club.