Change in leadership at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

(L-R) Doug Allred, past chairman of the Foundation; Doug Hall, past president of the Foundation; Eric Nelte, new Foundation president; and Terry Lingenfelder, newly elected chairman of the Foundation.

Doug Hall, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation, is retiring after 47 years of dedicated service. Hall was the first executive director of the San Dieguito Boys & Girls Clubs in l966. The first club was opened in a former motel building on Highway 101 and A Street in Encinitas. The club opened with approximately 50 members. Today, the organization has seven branches, an Aquatics Center, a Montessori School, a Youth Arts Academy, Center for a Healthy Lifestyle, a BIG EI8HT Middle School Sports program, and serves over 20,000 local youth! Hall will still volunteer his services and continue to work with the scholarship program and relations with current and past contributors. He will also serve as president emeritus of the Foundation.

Replacing Hall is Eric Nelte, who will take over the leadership for the Foundation. Nelte will be concentrating on fundraising for the Heritage Club and capital needs. He has been a volunteer at the club for some time and a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees for five years. Nelte is active in Del Mar Rotary and lives in Del Mar with his wife, Jan.

Doug Allred is stepping down as chairman of the Foundation’s board of trustees. Allred served as chairman of the board of directors from 1984 to 1991. He has served as chairman of the Foundation since 1992. Allred will serve as chairman emeritus of the Foundation. Because of his generous personal giving (major contributor to the swimming pool project and many others) and his outstanding leadership, the Allred Branch was named after him. He and his wife, Ann, live in Del Mar.

Replacing Allred is Terry Lingenfelder as the Foundation’s new Chairman. Lingenfelder has been a board member since 1968 and chairman of the board from 1979 to 1981. He took the reins of the club again in 1998 and 1999. He was instrumental in financing the first swimming pool project and initiated the “Bucks for Boys” fund raiser. Lingenfelder is an outstanding promoter, supporter, and major contributor to all programs and activities. He and his wife, Dale, live in Solana Beach.

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