PITTSBURG -- The East County Boys & Girls Club is expected to have its charter revoked by the national organization on Friday, creating additional uncertainty as it tries to regain its financial footing and resume operations.

Club leaders have already initiated an appeal over the pending action by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

"To be clear, we have not received any formal revocation letter but were informed by BGCA that it was their intention to do so. With our appeal, the board provided an action plan that we intend to follow in order for BGCA to continue to charter our club," Joel Moreno, president of the club's board of directors, wrote in an email Thursday. "We specifically need persons who are interested in joining the East County Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors. Keeping our charter depends strongly on board development."

The 67-year-old club on Stoneman Avenue closed its doors last month as a result of financial difficulties and a lack of community support. It is hoping to reopen June 15 for summer programs through a possible collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of Diablo Valley.

An official letter revoking the charter will go out Friday, Kristine Morain, an attorney and senior vice president for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, wrote in an email.

"As with any organization whose charter has been revoked, East County Boys & Girls Club has the opportunity in the future, if they can meet all the requirements for membership and operating standards, to reapply for membership and charter," she wrote in the email.

In April, the club's nonprofit status was revoked as a result of not filing income taxes for three years. In January, the club got up to date with its tax returns, according to a club official, and is seeking to have its nonprofit status restored, which would allow it raise funds and seek grants.

Revocation of its charter means that the East County club can no longer use the Boys & Girls Club name, according to Morain.

The East County Boys & Girls Club has operated in Pittsburg since 1947, first at a location on West Eighth Street off Montezuma Street. When fire destroyed that building in 1985, community donations made it possible to build the current facility, which opened in 1992.

Five years ago, the club amended a lease agreement with the Pittsburg Unified School District and transferred ownership of the Stoneman building to the district for its adult education center. The district leased back the clubhouse at a dollar a year to the club through 2032.

Contact Eve Mitchell at 925-779-7189. Follow her at Twitter.com/EastCounty_Girl.