Assemblywoman Russell Shares BIG News

The establishment of a Boys and Girls Club in Massena took a huge step forward Friday with an announcement from NYS Assemblywoman Addie Jenne Russell that she has submitted a request for $250,000 through the Community Capital Assistance Program on behalf of the Club.

You read that right… $250,000.

Check out the details: PressRelease_RussellJuly2014R


Pictured at the future home of the Club on Bayley Road for the July 18th press conference are (l to r) Tricia Wilson, 1st Vice President; Tim Lashomb (2nd Vice President); Gabe Hinkley, Program Committee Chair; Assemblywoman Russell; Tim Currier, President; Loren Nowak, Finance Committee Chair; Betty Wolfe, Director; Anne-Marie Lucid, Director; Richard Cook, Director; Rhonda Rodriguez, Secretary; and, Carina Cook — future Club kid!

We’ve Missed You!

And, just as likely, you’ve probably missed us… but we are definitely still here! Things have seemed kind of quiet in recent months but we’ve been really busy working on our Club funding and preparing to welcome kids to a September start date for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. More details will be coming soon!

100 Ways to Celebrate Boys & Girls Club Week


It’s National Boys & Girls Club Week with 4,000 doors nationwide swinging open so communities can see for themselves how Great Futures begin at Boys & Girls Clubs. Even though our Club’s doors aren’t open just yet, you can still celebrate the spirit of Boys & Girls Clubs by spending time with an important kid in your life.

Here is just one idea … more will come in the days ahead.

Just being there for a kid or teen is the simplest way to show you care.

Celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week With Us!

National Boys & Girls Club Week is March 23 – 29th and we invite you to help us celebrate!

First, visit our Helping Kids Become Great page and click on the very first video to Open the Door. Take a Tour.  At the end of the video, you just need to click on the logo and enter to win. It’s that easy!

The video tour will help you learn how great a Club will be right here in our community AND three sweepstakes entries will be selected at random to win prizes from Lowe’s and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft. (The winner also gets to select a Club to receive $1000 … that would be awesome for Massena!)
Time’s a-wasting! View the video to Open the Door. Take the Tour. And maybe win yourself (and Massena’s Club) a special prize!

Vote Now for your Fav Blue Door

There are more ways you can celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week between now and March 29th!

Take a gander at the finalists in the 2014 Blue Door Contest, read their stories by clicking on their door images and vote for your favorite.

Just click on the image below to view the Blue Doors. Remember: the Blue Doors of the Boys & Girls Club represent Great Futures for kids … we look forward to our doors opening in Massena!


Our Blue Door Means Great Futures for Kids

Our Blue Door Means Great Futures for Kids

Nationwide, the Blue Door of the Boys & Girls Club represents the opportunities that all kids can realize when they open the doors to their local Club: Great Futures Start Here.

With our sincere appreciation to Warren LaValley, Store Manager of Triple A Building Center for donating all of the materials and Boys & Girls Club Board Member Tim Lashomb for his craftsmanship in putting it all together, our Blue Door also symbolizes the effort to open the doors of Massena’s Club.

Look for our Blue Door on display at special events and at businesses who have offered their support.

If you’d like to help open the doors by making a donation, volunteering your time or hosting a fundraising event, just let us know.

Trivia Night Results in Fun and Funding

ImageThe response was outstanding and everyone had an absolutely great time at the Trivia Game Night to benefit the Boys & Girls Club on January 18th.  In fact, we’ve heard from most of the participants that they want us to do it again… soon!

Thanks to the support of everyone who played, bought raffle tickets, made donations, purchased shirts & wristbands and showered our singing Board President with tips… you all helped us raise a bunch of money that will go toward opening our doors.

We will definitely do this again and we hope to see you there!