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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Boys & Girls Club Closing; May Reopen In Fall

Boys & Girls Club Closing; May Reopen In Fall

boys_girls_clubs_america_logoLack of funds has forced directors of the Potter County Boys and Girls Club to suspend operations for the remainder of the school year, effective Feb. 1, with hopes of reopening when the 2013-14 school year starts in the fall. 

A spokesman said the non-profit organization will continue to raise funds and seek grants over the next several months. “We hope we made a positive influence on our members and our community,” club president George Dubots said. “We will stay positive and focus all efforts on reopening. Thank you to all who have donated money, time and effort.” 

Coudersport Area Lions Club has pledged a $200 monthly donation, contingent on the club securing other funds, and is encouraging other organizations, businesses and individuals to follow suit.


Anonymous said...

What tyoe of funds need raise? How much do they need total or monthly? How many kids do they have taking advantage of the facility. I think the Boys and Girls club is a great thing...I think they need to mix up their options in fundraising.
Maybe they could prepare something to explain the situation a little more. I know I have heard people say that the Alliance barn is donated (is that true) and what type of expenses could they have. Maybe a nice piece explaining the expenses and need in this area would help.
Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

This is such a valuable resource for kids in this area. Seems likes so many of us don't think twice about spending $5-$10 on lottery tickets, fast food or a number of other things that don't last. Maybe if we gave up just one of the these purchases and donated those few bucks to the Boys and Girls Club, we could help get them what they need to provide a safe and constructive place to go for our kids. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Was no one thinking of future funding all last year? Looks like not!

Anonymous said...

If you would like to learn more about the Boys and Girls Club and how it operates, become a board member, or join our fundraising committee please join us at our next board meeting. We will meet on Feb 6th at noon at Kaytee's Family Restaurant.

Anonymous said...

Where they went wrong was to establish a full-time position with a very nice salary attached to it. That worked for a short time while they had a very big grant but once the taxpayer subsidy expired they had a model that could not be sustained.