Boys and Girls Club seeks volunteers


B&G Club

Thanks to the Kingston High School Key Club, we’ve got a pretty good corps of volunteers helping out with our varied Boys & Girls Club programs.

And we could still use an experienced person willing to step in on an as-needed, will-call basis in the event of schedule conflicts or illness on the part of our permanent program staff.

The club activities are after school, Monday through Thursday, until parent pick-up — 6 p.m. at the latest. Program registration forms are available at the Kingston Middle School. The Boys & Girls Club participants at Kingston Middle School have:

• Cooked once a week;

• Quilted;

• Taken guitar lessons;

• Learned carpentry;

• Played active games like volleyball;

• Done arts and crafts at least one day a week;

• Enjoyed the use of a pool table, ping-pong table, and foosball table;

• Taken time to do homework if needed; and

• Held a Monopoly tournament.

The Suquamish Tribe has come through with another grant of Appendix X funds, for which we’re very grateful. Those funds are helping us make sure we’re solvent through this school year and into the next.

We submitted an application for a Kitsap Cares About Kids grant, which would make it possible for us to offer a part-time summer program. Ginny Bell’s been doing outstanding data-gathering for these grant applications, and we’re grateful for that.

Finally, you might remember that the program at Kingston Middle School is affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County. We just learned in February — with the help of County Commissioner Steve Bauer — that the Snohomish chapter intends to take an active role in raising capital funds for the community center at the Village Green, which will provide a permanent home for a fully capable Boys & Girls Club for all school-aged kids. We’re looking forward to working with the experienced folks in Snohomish.

If you’re interested in working with our local Boys & Girls Club advisory board in any way, contact Bobbie Moore at (360) 297-2845 or