VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ON SATURDAY, APR. 30!

The Club needs a bit of an extra hand for this weekend’s Great Outdoor Adventure Raffle.  We are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with walking the floor and selling 50/50 and side raffle tickets from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  If you are interested or know someone that is, please contact us at 926-2119.  Thank you!

ALL NEW PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB!

The Lake Shore Club will now be offering a Photography Club, thanks to a grant received from Pizza Hut’s “Raising Dough For Kids” campaign.  This class is for kids in 5th grade or higher.  Middle Schoolers are encouraged to participate as well!

Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 PM (May 3 – June 21)

Due to a limitation of 10 spots, it’s extremely important that you fully intend on your child making most or all of the sessions.  If your child misses more than 2 sessions, his/her spot will be given to another willing participant. 

This course is designed for kids to become familiar with the basics of photography and photo equipment and some principles of the artistry behind it.  It also gives them a chance to use the camera kit provided by the grant to take photos, edit them using computer software, and actually print them to keep and take home.  It is important that you and your child both understand that the camera equipment that will be loaned to each participant for the duration of the sessions must be cared for.  Each child will be able to “check out” a photo kit to take home and bring to the Club with them every Tuesday.  When it is time to return the cameras at the end of the year, you are responsible for paying the cost of any damages that may result from negligence or misuse, so please take very, very good care of them!  Kids must bring appropriate attire for the weather conditions outside on each Tuesday as they will often be roaming the school grounds to shoot pictures as part of the club.

If your child is interested, please sign him/her up at the front desk (first-come, first-served: deadline is MAY 3)

GARDEN CLUB PROJECT UNDERWAY!

As part of Earth Day, our newly founded Garden Club was hard at work potting some plants and flowers to beautify the main entrance of the W.T. Hoag (Club) building.  Thanks to KeyBank, the Club received a grant to operate our very own Garden Club that has started meeting weekly.  The kids are in the beginning stages of learning about different kinds of plants, plant parts, how to properly care for plants, and much more!  Our members did a very nice job in taking an interest in helping the Earth by adding more plants, and making the building grounds an even prettier sight.  Stay tuned for more Garden Club updates!

EARTH DAY CLEAN-UP: A BIG SUCCESS!

All of our Club kids did a tremendous job cleaning up garbage for Earth Day and sprucing up the areas and fields around our schools, as well as some locations in the village of Angola.  Not only did they have fun competing to collect the most trash, but they also learned the importance of community service and keeping the environment clean and free of debris!  Kudos to all of our members that participated in making this Earth Day a success and for all their hard work =)

EARTH DAY AT THE CLUB THIS FRIDAY

Earth DayEarth Day Permission Slip

HELP NEEDED FOR OUTDOOR (EVANGOLA) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

LS Boys & Girls Club to partake in EVANGOLA “I LOVE MY PARK” DAY!

SIGN UP NOW! (open to all members and their families)

On SATURDAY, MAY 7th at 9:00 AM, Evangola State Park will be participating in “I Love My Park Day”.  This is an exciting statewide event, organized by Parks & Trails NY and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and local Friends groups, to celebrate and enhance NY’s parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.  Our portion of the event will likely last until about 11:30 AM.

The Boys & Girls Club has the opportunity to participate by helping install blue bird boxes (bird houses) that our kids (including our Nature Club) have worked on assembling here at the Club.  The tools will be provided – all we need is for you and your children to show up and lend a helping hand!  This is a wonderful chance for kids to see how they can make a simple, yet powerful impact on the state of wildlife here in our own prized park.

We strongly encourage anyone interested to come help out!  Transportation will NOT be provided, so we do ask that parents stay and enjoy the event with their kids.  Food will be provided following the event’s conclusion.  If you know of anyone else that might be interested, please spread the word.  If you would like to participate and attend this event, a SIGN-UP SHEET WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE FRONT DESKWe would like to have a rough head count, as would the park service.  There will be other groups volunteering too, including the Boys Scouts of America, AmeriCorps, and Cradle Beach, so we would love to have good representation on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore.  If you have further questions, please contact Justin Simet (Unit Director) at 926-2119.

LEGO ROBOTICS CLASS

The Club recently kicked off its second LEGO Robotics class of this school year and the kids have been plenty busy, as you can see!  The LEGO Robotics program is a grant-funded opportunity thanks to Pizza Hut and their “Raising Dough For Kids” campaign.  The members that participate meet every Thursday from 4:30-5:30 PM and are able to select various projects that they work on.  They can then follow the instructions that describe/show how to assemble the mechanical creations, all the while learning and utilizing science, math, technology, and engineering concepts.  The kids’ vote for the first project of this session was a “Walker” bot that they built and tested its rate of speed, facing off in competition.  In all, there are over 15 different projects the members can select from with these LEGO Robot kits.  The kids are doing a great job and we can’t wait to see their next creations!  If you are interested in having your child participate, contact Justin (926-2119) to have your name added to the waiting list.

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