SBGC Newsletter | February 2019

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

Dear Supporters

Dear Supporters,

December brought closure to 2018. What a terrific year it was. If you have been following our newsletters, we hope you have been able to keep up with all of the amazing activities here at our clubs. In December we had holiday parties, as well as, Gingerbread House making, and of course our Coat Drive. Along with the Samra Family from Beloit Mobil, we were able to gather and distribute over 200 new coats to deserving young people, just in time for winter. We would like to send A Huge Thank You to the Samra Family!

As of January 2019, I would also like to welcome aboard Emily Peterson. She is assuming our new position of Director of Licensed School Aged Programs, as we move towards becoming a fully licensed School Aged Childcare Center by May of 2019! This will open our doors to even more young people who need us most, and will increase our impact on the young people of the Stateline Area. Stay tuned!

Here is to an exciting, fun and impactful 2019. As always, Thank you to all of you whose support of our clubs, it is so instrumental in enabling us to do what we do!

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

Thank You to Play Monster and CEO Bob Wann and Finley Dencker CEO Tom Finley

Huge Thank You to Play Monster and CEO Bob Wann and Finley Dencker CEO Tom Finley for their generosity and donation of toys for both the Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs and CASA of Rock County!

Thank You Amy Loudenbeck!

Rep. Amy Loudenbeck stopped by our club. She has been a Champion for Kids. Thank you Amy!

Holiday Door Decorating at the South Beloit Club

The South Beloit Club had a door decorating contest and these are the three winners.

South Beloit News

South Beloit Club would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Play Monster and Finley Dencker for donating all the amazing games to our members! It definitely brought a smile to all our members’ faces.

This month the South Beloit Club had the Youth of the Year interviews for the South Beloit members. Members had to be a part of the club for at least two years and had to be 14 years or older in order to interview. This year Katherine won the opportunity to go to the State Youth of the Year Conference! She now has the hard task of writing three essays and memorizing her speech! Wish her luck!

This month the Teens competed in our Christmas Door Decoration Contest. During teen night our teens had a blast creating their door masterpieces. Three winners were chosen for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and the winners were given Walmart gift cards for a job well done! All the doors looked amazing so it was a very hard choice!

This Month our Club got into the Holiday Spirit by door, window, and tree decorating! Our members have been busy helping us create ornaments for the tree. The last week of December before break the South Beloit Staff participated in Christmas Spirit Week. Staff came in each day dressed in Christmas spirit; we had Santa Hat Day, Christmas Socks Day, Reindeer Day, Christmas pajama day and Ugly Sweater Day. Staff had a fun time getting in the Christmas spirit at the club!

Parents do not forget that a New Year marks our members needing a NEW MEMBERSHIP for 2019! Membership fees are $20.00 per member or $30.00 for a family.

Upcoming Dates:

On the dates below the South Beloit Club will be open 7AM-5:30PM. From 7AM-12PM there will be a $10.00 AM Fee, from 12-5:30AM all 2018/2019 members are free to attend. Please remember to bring a lunch!

  • December 27th
  • December 28th
  • January 3rd
  • January 4th
  • January 18th
  • January 21st

Meghan Moffett-Minter / Unit Director

Meghan Moffett Minter | Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs

Beloit News

Beloit Club

Riddle me this!

Q: What has a face and two hands, but no arms or legs?

(E-mail your answers to and the first five people will win something special)

 Tis the Season to be jolly!! Remember this time of the year is a season to give to others.

On December 15 we partnered with the Samara family and Mobil Stations and hosted our 1st Coat Drive to families in the community. We were able to give out over 200 brand new free coats to our kids in the Beloit Community. A special thank you to the Samara family, and the Kohl’s store for helping make this event a success to our families.

December 20 was our 2nd Winter Wonderland! Santa joined us and handed out gifts to our kids, we played fun games, and provided sweet treats. Families spent quality time together which is always a joy in the Christmas season.

Happy Holidays

During the holidays the Beloit Club will be closed during the holiday season December 24th, 2018 – January 1st, 2019. We will return to regular hours on January 2.

Teen nights will resume Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 6:00-8:00PM for youth 11-18 years of age. We serve a hot meal and provide fun activities. Join us and see what it is all about!!

January 18 and 21 are No School Days for the Beloit School district. The Club’s operating hours will be 10:00AM-4:00PM free to all members. Before Care is 7:15-10:00AM or After Care from 4:00-5:00PM $10.00 per child or $20.00 per family.

The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.-M. Grundler

Caris Haley / Unit Director

Caris Haley | Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs

Congratulations Katherine for winning South Beloit Youth of the Year!

Congratulations to Katherine for winning Youth of the Year for the South Beloit Site! It was a very difficult decision for our judges to chose between Luis and Katherine, but we are super excited to see her speak at the Youth of the Year State Competition. Thank you to Mrs. Weinberg, Mrs. Laue, and Mr. Fago for being our amazing judges this evening and thank you to Ms. Lucy and Ms. Jessica for being Luis and Katharine’s Youth of the Year mentors!

Thank you for your continued support

Thank You!


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