SBGC Newsletter | December 2018

Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs
Beloit, WI & South Beloit IL

Dear Supporters

Dear Supporters,

November is a time to be thankful. As I sit down to write this, I am thankful for so many things. I am thankful for the continuing opportunity to lead this truly impactful organization in our community. I am thankful for our Leadership Team, along with our amazing staff who make an impact on young people on a daily basis. I am thankful for our supportive Board of Directors who work so hard behind the scenes to guide us on our mission. I am also thankful to all our volunteers who help out in our clubs. But mostly, I am thankful to all of you who support our clubs. You truly are superstars in your own right. We truly couldn’t do what we do without your support.

I am also sad to announce the passing of a longtime board member, trustee and supporter of our clubs, Thomas J. Burke who passed away in October. Tom’s generosity continues on even after his passing. In lieu of flowers or gifts, he asked that donations be made to our clubs. We are also in conversations with his family on ways to continue to remember Tom’s name and generosity, so stay tuned.

By the time we pen another newsletter, we will have gone through another holiday season. From all of us here at the Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs, I want to wish you and your families a Happy Holiday Season.

Thanks for all you do,
Mark Rand | Chief Professional Officer - Stateline Boys & Girls ClubMark A. Rand
Chief Professional Officer

Thanksgiving Dinner

On Tuesday, November 20 both clubs prepared and served Thanksgiving meals to club members and their families. We served around 200 people. Thank you to those who prepared and volunteered on that night. We had a lot of nice compliments on the food. A BIG thank you to Regal Beloit for donating ten turkeys!

South Beloit News

South Beloit had a fantastic November. We served on average 100 members this month. On November 20th we served thanksgiving dinner to 105 of our members and their families. The South Beloit Library joined us for dinner as well, and planned a book walk for our members and families. A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who made turkeys and dessert, and another huge thank you to our staff for helping serve the amazing dinner. We were so glad to see so many families come to this event! We hope to see you all next month for our Gingerbread House Competition.

Upcoming Dates in December:

December 21-Gingerbread Hour Competition- Please sign up at the front desk.

December 24 & 25-Closed for Christmas

December 27 & 28– Open 7am-5:30pm: 7am-12pm- AM Fee $10.00, 12-5:30- Free for all current members.

December 31 & January 1– Closed for the New Year

January 3 & 4– Open 7am-5:30pm: 7am-12pm- AM Fee $10.00, 12-5:30- Free for all current members.

Meghan Moffett-Minter / South Beloit Unit Director

Meghan Moffett Minter | Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs

Beloit News

The 2nd annual Thanksgiving Day Family Night for our members and their families was great! We had over 100 people we served that evening. We served turkey, ham, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and more, along with plenty of sweet treats. In addition, to the donation of the turkeys, I would like to thank: Tim Schmiechen, Eric Sims, the Rhodes family, Latoya Anderson, Florence Haley, Darnisha Haley, and the Beloit staff for helping make this event a success for our families.

Teen nights every Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-8:00PM for youth 11-18 years of age. We serve a hot meal and provide fun things to do!

December 7, 2018 is the registration deadline for basketball with the Stateline YMCA. If your child is interested in playing this coming season, you can stop by the club to pick up a registration form or go to the YMCA. The deadline is next week.

On December 15, 2018 11:00AM-3:00PM, we have partnered with the Samara family and Mobil Stations to provide free coats to families in need. All Families in the Beloit community are welcome to attend. The children must be present with an adult age 18 years or older to receive a coat. All coats are FREE to FAMILIES in need! We would like for families to sign up ahead of time, so we can ensure we have the sizes needed (pre-sign up is not required but strongly encouraged). You can sign-up at the Stateline Boys & Girls Club by calling (608)365-8874.

December 20, 2018 5-7PM, we are hosting are 2nd Winter Wonderland! Come join us for Santa, games, and sweet treats.  We are looking for donations of holiday treats to make this event a success. If interested, please contact the Beloit Club for additional information.

The Beloit Club will be closed during the holiday season Dec 24th, 2018 – Jan 1st, 2019.

Exciting news; The Stateline Boys & Girls Club has been selected to attend an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. through the Herb Kohl Foundation of Wisconsin. April 1– April 5, 2019 “Spring Break.”  We only have 40 spots open to our members ages 11-18 years old. The spots are going to fill up fast. The deadline is December 21, 2018 for having all required materials turned in by. If your child is interested in participating in this trip and is currently an active member, please contact Caris Haley for additional information (608)365-8874.

Caris Haley / Beloit Unit Director

Caris Haley | Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs

Sips & Treats

Thank you to all who have planned, donated, volunteered and attended the 2018 Sips and Treats that took place at the Beloit Club on November 15, 2018. It was another successful fundraiser and fun time.

Today‘s Dreamers and Tomorrow’s Leaders

Inspiring young ladies to embrace their futures.

This will be a special evening and dinner pairing young women in grades 4-10 with local business women.

WHEN: April 12, 2019

TIME: 5:30-7:30 PM

WHERE: Eclipse Center

COST: $75

For more information:

For first year attendees call Beloit 608/365-8874 or South Beloit 815/389-3634. Second & Third year attendees call Hendricks Career Tek 262/203-3942.

Today’s Dreamers Tomorrow’s Leaders Dinner

Hendricks CareerTek

November 2, 2018

UW Madison School of Nursing

On November 2, there were 32 students from the greater Beloit area traveled with Hendricks CareerTek and Beloit Health System to UW Madison. The students had the opportunity to tour the campus, interact with a hands-on learning opportunity in the university stem cell lab, learn the basics of suturing and more. It was an amazing opportunity. Stay tuned for the next UW Madison trip in the spring.

November 8, 2018

Health Care Academy with Beloit Memorial Hospital

Hendricks CareerTek in partnership with Beloit Memorial Hospital held its monthly health care academy onsite at Beloit Memorial Hospital. Participants experienced an emergency room setting, how to start an IV, blood typing, a hospital lab setting and more.

CPR Training

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) training has started with the Cunningham Intermediate after school program. Following instruction on the heart and respiratory system, students have been practicing compression only CPR on adult size manikins. Keeping up with the appropriate compression rate has been a challenge. Students have also been introduced to AED (Automated External Defibrillator) CPR. Infant CPR will be covered in the month of December. All students will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Fruzen Intermediate School has just started the heart and respiratory system instruction. All students received their own stethoscope allowing them to practice listening to each other’s heartbeats and breaths. CPR and AED CPR training will soon follow.

Upcoming Events:

  • December 5—Architecture and Construction Career Panel
  • December 6—Mini Business World
  • January 18—Health Care Academy 9:00-3:30pm at Beloit Health
  • January 22—Spring Certified Nursing Assistant courses start at BTC—contact us if you have a

qualified high school student who is interested

  • February 8—Field Trip to Epic and Blackhawk Technical College
  • January 9 & 23—Today’s Dreamers Tomorrow’s Leaders Speaker Series from 5:00-6:00PM—young women in their second year of participation must attend four professional speakers to qualify for this year’s Today’s Dreamer event on April 18.

Hendricks CareerTek

Thank you for your continued support

Thank You!


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