Posted by Fr. John Munson on Jul 14, 2020
Tim and KatieTim Cornelius was the Rotarian of the Day. Tim's guest was Katie Ford, director of the Burkburnett Boys and Girls Club.  The doors have been closed for a while, but a lot has happened in the building during the pandemic. The kitchen was remodeled, some new appliances were installed, and a lot of construction was accomplished.  A fire suppression system has been installed. The second floor has been remodeled with new access ways installed. The club invested in an app that allows anonymous reporting of abuse.  The app allows kids to check in with the club and notify their parents of their arrival. Announcements can be broadcast to all members and parents. 
On June 1 the club opened for summer session, with a limited involvement. There is a health check for each kid before they enter, and they are required to wear a mask. The staff is involved in disinfection and cleaning in the building while the department is outside. There is frequent hand washing by department, as well. Free hot lunches are offered every day, and there are some new activities.  On Aug 17 the club will open as after school program as the schools open.  Guidance is provided by the Boys and Girls Club of America, and Katie is also monitoring the Governor's page and the CDC to ensure that all of the kids are safe.