Howard Amend has been affiliated with Boys’ Club’s since he joined the Pasadena, California, club when he was 7 years old.

Howard has given 42 years of continuing dedication to the Vista Boys’ Club and the Vista Boys & Girls club, as it was renamed in 1990.

Prior to being hired as director for the Boys’ Club of Vista as of May 1, 1970, he was employed by the Boys’ Club of Pasadena in 1953, with time out for military service, and served as director until he left to come to Vista.

He retired as director of the Vista Boys & Girls Club in January 2002. He currently serves on the board of directors and is chairman of the Vista Boys & Girls Club Foundation, the major funding agency for the Club.

Howard and Anne celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March 2012. Anne retired in 2011 as a school nurse for Lincoln and Rancho Minerva middle schools. They have three children Peter, the oldest, and twins Merrill and Sharon.