Club December Half-Day Signups

Attention Club Parents & Guardians :

The Club will be open for children to attend on the school half days, December 4th & 5th. If you are interested in sending your child to the Club on either or both of these days, please sign up on the sheet available at the front desk and be sure to ask the staff if you have any questions. The cost is $12 per day and is due by Tuesday, December 2nd. If a payment is not received on or before December 4th, your child will not be able to attend on December 5th. If interested, pizza will be for sale ($1.25/slice) for the kids so please indicate this when signing up and send your child with money on the days they attend. Normal Snack Shack options will still be available as well, or you may send your child with a bag lunch.  Thanks!right-nav-email-half-day-event2

Boys and Girls Club Partners With Family Dollar!

Photo: Support Boys & Girls Clubs of America when visiting your local Family Dollar this holiday season! Through Nov. 30, your $1 donation at check-out helps Open the Door to #GreatFutures for America's youth!

Attention Club Families and Community Members:

The Boys and Girls Club of America has partnered with Family Dollar to ask customers to donate a dollar to local Boys and Girls Clubs. The Gowanda and Derby Family Dollar locations have been assigned to the Lake Shore Club, so we will receive some of these donations!

If you happen to be shopping at either one of these businesses please consider helping out the club by making a donation, or spreading the word to let other members of the community know about this wonderful opportunity!

Details can be found at the link below:

http://investor.familydollar.com/investors-relations/news-releases/Press-Release-Details/2014/Family-Dollar-to-Make-the-Holidays-a-Little-Brighter-for-Millions-of-Children-Served-by-Boys–Girls-Clubs/default.aspx

Club Student Council

New at the Club this year is our Club Council group (like a Student Council or Student Government), which has taken off with great success.  Several Club Council members are running for election as candidates to represent the Club and serve as model members.  Candidates have been hard at work preparing speeches, creating election posters, and participating in open Q&A sessions with the whole Club.  Club members will be casting their votes next week!  In addition, the Club Council is working on various projects including service opportunities, and November’s theme is “Baking For Bravery.”  Club Council members will be helping to bake cookies for firefighters at several local volunteer fire companies!  The Club Council and the Club staff running it should be commended for their early accomplishments and future goals.  kkids

Help The Club by rounding up your KidCents at Rite Aid Pharmacy!

KidCentsWe’re proud to announce that we are an official KidCents charity! Go to your local Rite Aid to support this amazing initiative. http://kidcents.com.

As an official KidCents charity, we need your support! Enroll now at Rite Aid to donate your change to the Boys & Girls Club of Eden and the proceeds will be split between the Lake Shore and Eden Clubs!

Your small change makes a big difference with these few simple steps:.

  1. Sign into your wellness+ account to participate in the KidCents program. (Not a wellness+ member? Enroll for free at kidcents.com)
  2. After you are logged in, choose the “select a charity” option in the menu and pick “Boys & Girls Club of Eden” as our KidCents charity to receive your change.
  3. Use your KidCents dashboard to see how much you have given to your selected KidCents charity or to change your preferences.
  4. Encourage friends and family to enroll in wellness+, join the KidCents program and round up their change to the “Boys & Girls Club of Eden” KidCents charity.

What is KidCents & who does it help?

KidCents is an effort by The Rite Aid Foundation that helps children in the local communities Rite Aid serves. Rite Aid customers can choose to round-up purchases at Rite Aid to the nearest dollar and donate the change to help support kid-focused charities. In addition, wellness+ members can designate where their change goes by choosing the approved KidCents charity: the Boys & Girls Club of Eden.

Through KidCents , we can make a meaningful difference in our communities for years to come!

Meet Our New Unit Director: Justin Simet!

The advisory council of the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore is excited to announce the appointment of Justin Simet as our new unit director, taking over for Andrea Sunday who served The Club in that capacity since it opened in October-2011. Please join us in thanking Andrea and wishing her the best in her new endeavor as a pre-school teacher for the Lake Shore YMCA program, and in welcoming Justin to The Club.

Justin will oversee club staff and operations and will work in collaboration with Mary Schaefer-Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Eden – the parent organization of the BGCLS.

Following is Justin’s introduction in his own words: Continue reading

5th Annual Connors’ 5K Wiener Run Registration is LIVE!!!!

Attention all wiener racers: we now have ONLINE REGISTRATION available for the race! Go to http://www.raceroster.com and search for the Wiener Run. You can register yourself, someone else, your team, sponsor a racer, or make a donation to our cause THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF LAKE SHORE. We are very excited about this option and we hope that it make it easier for our participants and volunteers. Please note that there will be a processing fee (as there is for most races)for all transactions completed on raceroster.com. We encourage you to use raceroster; but if you would prefer, registrations will still be accepted at the Club-42 Sunset Blvd. Angola, NY 14006 and in person the day of the race. We can’t wait to see everyone there!!!

2014-2015 Membership

The Club is so excited to open our doors again for our 4th season in September! We will be open on September 2nd for the very first day of school. We can’t wait to see our returning members and meet the new! The month of September is always free so check us out and see what all the buzz has been about over the last 3 years. Read on for more information about the Club.

Club Operations Calendar:
The BGCLS follows the Lake Shore Central School District calendar. In the event of a school closing, the Club will be closed. In the event that after-school activities are cancelled, THE CLUB WILL REMAIN OPEN. In the event that the Club closes unexpectedly we will contact the schools and make our best effort to contact our families. Due to the large amount of families that we serve, please be sure to include your email as well as the best available contact person on your membership application so that we can inform everyone in a timely manner. Please follow us on Facebook to get up to date information about emergency closings, Club news, fundraising information, etc.

We have made some policy changes this year in order to ensure that we are able to continue providing quality programming at an affordable cost.

Please take note of the following:
Membership Dues:$125/ child for the entire school year. Limited scholarships will be available. Membership applications are available at the Club or by clicking the following link:14-15 membership application

1/2 Day/ Early Dismissal: This year the fee to attend early extended hours at the Club will be $12/child. Please remember to send your child with a lunch or money to buy lunch from the Snack Shack on these days.

Volunteer Fee: A mandatory volunteer fee of $30 will be charged per family. All volunteer opportunities will be posted on the parent information board by the front desk. Information about volunteering can also be found on our webpage and Facebook page. Once you complete your volunteer hours (3-4 hours), you can choose to donate the $30.00 to the Club or you will be issued a check. All checks will be written within a month of volunteering. For record keeping purposes you will not be able to roll your volunteer fee into your account.

Fundraising: Please understand that in order to keep our membership fees low and to keep our doors open the Club must be successful in its fundraising endeavors. Our Club is only open because of fundraising, donations, and grants.
NEW THIS YEAR: Mandatory Ticket Sales: This year each family will be responsible for selling either 4 Chicken BBQ Tickets 10 raffle tickets for the chance to win a brand new snow blower. If you do not sell either, your family will be charged a fundraising fee of $40.

If you have any further questions about the Club or you would like more information, please feel free to contact our Unit Director, Andrea Wincenciak anytime.
Andrea can be reached at the Club:926-2119 or through email: andrea@bgclakeshore.org.

We look forward to seeing everyone in September!

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