How can you begin to measure the impact Ralph has had on the Club? Anyone who has ever met Ralph knows that he’s one of the most caring and selfless people you will ever have the pleasure of knowing. As a boy he was a member of the Club and as a grown-up he has been the architect of its incredible growth. As Club director, Ralph has always led by example and continues to be an inspiration to the kids, the staff and all the volunteers. Click here to read , “Casual Joy”: An Interview with Ralph Campagna.
Arnett (on the right) is a shining example of the good that comes out of the Club. He has grown from a Club member into an inspiring role model, leader and assistant director. One day Arnett will step into Ralph’s shoes to become the Club executive director, ensuring that the Club will remain in the very best of hands.
Fred wears many hats: blues musician, teacher and computer guru. But his most important position is that of role model. For the past eight years Fred has been a respected leader in the life of the Club and in the lives of its many young members. Fred truly loves the kids and they love him. It’s what the OTSC family is all about.
Payson Wild is Off The Street Club’s development advisor. With his great expertise built on many years of experience in the development field, Payson is a tremendous asset to Off The Street Club and its future.
For more than 25 years Dale has been the “Rock of Gibraltar” at the Club. Generations of girls have looked up to her as an important role model and the Club wouldn’t be the same without her. “Ms. Holmes,” as the kids call her, is a true institution at OTSC. Her love, strength and compassion are something the kids know they can always count on.
12/22/67 – 9/25/99
Roy was called home on September 25, 1999. He leaves behind a lasting legacy of service to the children who adored him and to a community and, indeed, a city that will remain more humane because of being graced by his presence for 31 memorable years. Read more on the Roy Dunbar tribute page.
Cass is another great example of the positive influence the Club has on its members. As a young man, Cass made the decision to turn to the Club instead of the streets. Now he helps kids in the neighborhood make the same positive choice. It’s hard to tell what is more moving – Cass’s life story or his amazing singing voice. Both are an inspiration to us all.
As athletic director, Ron uses sports to teach kids about teamwork, good sportsmanship and the importance of giving it your all. Like the rest of the Club staff, Ron grew up at OTSC. Today he is a shining example of the Club’s value system. Whether he’s holding court in the brand new Athletic Center or organizing a roller hockey game, Ron is always on top of his game.
5/1/84 – 5/1/04 Best friend, goodwill ambassador. Our loveable friend was rarely seen without his necktie and a smiling child at his side. He was part welcome committee, part counselor, part lifeguard and part social chairman. He carried himself with dignity and dedication and we’ll never forget the love and joy he gave us every day of his long life.