SBGC Newsletter | March 2019

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

Dear Supporters

Dear Supporters,

Last month was the beginning of a New Year and Mother Nature has not disappointed us this year. Cold weather brings school and club closures, and make us mindful of how we do things. We as a staff and organization got together and shifted our thought process. In the past, we have always taken cue from the school districts and closed when they closed due to weather. We have come to realize that this may also cause an additional burden to our members and families. Starting this month, we will be open during the day when schools are closed due to weather on a case-by-case basis. We will certainly err on the side of caution and if the weather is too extreme, we will close. This also goes in line with an old club motto, “when school is out, clubs are in.”

Congratulations to our 2018 SBGC Youth of the Year Katherine Elizalde. She was the organizations winner and will now go on to compete at the State competition in March in Madison, with hopes of advancing to National competition in Orlando! Very proud of you Katherine.

As always, thank you for all of your continued support of our clubs and our kids! Together we are helping to provide GREAT FUTURES for the youth of the Stateline Area!

Thanks for all you do,

Mark Rand | Chief Professional Officer - Stateline Boys & Girls ClubMark A. Rand
Chief Professional Officer

Congratulations to our Youth of the Year!

Katherine is this year’s Stateline Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. She is 15 years old and is in the 9th grade attending South Beloit High School. Katherine’s favorite class is art. She loves that she is encouraged to be creative and try new mediums in art class. She also really enjoys how wacky her art teacher Mr. Eckburg is. Outside of school her favorite thing to do is watching movies. Her favorite movie is The Odd Life of Timothy Green. She loves how it encourages people to dream and gives the feeling that even the craziest dreams could possibly come true. After school Katherine is involved in Drama Club. She loves joking around and being silly with her friends, they have many laughs while in Drama Club. As of right now, Katherine is still searching for her “dream career”. Katherine is hoping that by going to Hendricks CareerTek and taking her CR classes she will be able to figure out what she is most passionate about. If she could tell todays youth one thing she would say everyone should try to focus on staying in school and graduating. School is the key to starting a successful life and finding out what you are most passionate about.

Welcome Emily Peterson!

My name is Emily Peterson and I’d like to introduce myself as the new Director of School-Aged Programs. I started with the Club in January after spending the past 8 years teaching Preschool, Kindergarten, and 5th Grade in area schools. I have a passion for children and am honored to be a part of an organization that does so many positive things for youth in our Community. Currently, we are in the process of getting our Beloit location licensed with the State as a child care center. In addition to increased safety, better quality programming, and more opportunities for youth engagement, meeting these regulations will allow us to provide programming to children who may not otherwise be able to come to the Club for financial reasons. The ability to pay for child care at the Stateline Boys and Girls Club in Beloit using the State of Wisconsin child care subsidy program (WI Shares) should be available for those who qualify starting Summer 2019. Please feel free to contact me for more information at 608-365-8874 or Stay tuned for further information and make it a phenomenal year! See you at the club!

Thank You South Beloit Fire Dept. for First Aid Training

Thank you South Beloit Fire Department for providing CPR/AED/First Aid training for all of our new staff!

South Beloit News

We are proud to present Katherine Elizalde as our Youth of the Year for 2018! She will be attending the State Youth of the Year Conference in March!

Please remember that all members need to have a 2019 membership. Information for 2019 memberships can be found at our Front Desk.

Today’s Dreamers Tomorrow’s Leaders Classes First Year Classes will be happening at the South Beloit Location on the dates listed below.

Please Call the South Beloit Location to sign up for a week of classes: (815)389-3634

South Beloit Week 1: January 21st, 23rd & 25th – 4:00-5:30pm

South Beloit Week 2: February 4th, 6th & 8th- 4:00-5:30pm

South Beloit Week 3: February 18th, 20th, 22nd- 4:00-5:30pm

South Beloit Week 4: March 4th, 6th, 8th- 4:00-5:30pm

South Beloit Week 5: March 18th, 20th, 22nd- 4:00-5:30pm

South Beloit Week 6: March 25th, 27th, 29th- 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-3:30pm

Upcoming Dates:

Feb 6 & 7- Early Open Day- We will open at 1:30pm

February 8- No School Day Open 7am-5:30 Pm, 7-12: $10.00 AM Fee, 12-5:30- Free for all 2019 Members

February 11th– Family Night Valentine’s Day Party (5-7)

Meghan Moffett-Minter / Unit Director

Upcoming Dates:
Feb 6 & 7- Early Open Day- We will open at 1:30pm
February 8- No School Day Open 7am-5:30 Pm, 7-12: $10.00 AM Fee, 12-5:30- Free for all 2019 Members
February 11th– Family Night Valentine’s Day Party (5-7)

Meghan Moffett-Minter / Unit Director

Meghan Moffett Minter | Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs

Beloit News

Winners for last month’s riddle was:

Florence Haley

Amy Truttman


Thank you for participating! Please stop in the Beloit Boys & Girls Club location to pick up your prize!


Riddle me this:

I am a dreamlike fairyland but I can be horrific to many when I cover the land with ice. What am I?

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

We are quickly approaching Spring Break and have five seats left for the Washington DC trip. This is an all-expense paid trip funded through the Herb Kohl Foundation of Wisconsin, April 1st – April 5th2019.  We have 40 spots and five left to our members ages 11-18 years old (5th grade and up), and they are going to fill up fast. To fill those last five spots, I have extended the deadline to February 8th, 2019 to have 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 / Unit Director

Caris Haley | Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs

Hendricks Career Tek and Beloit Health

Calling all future nurses! On February 8, Hendricks CareerTek and Beloit Health are taking a field trip to Epic and BTC. Go behind the scenes at one Wisconsin’s premier health care information companies, and visit the number 1 nursing program in the country. A great way to see how the world of nursing intersects with technology.…/health-career-field-trip-…/

Today‘s Dreamers Tomorrow’s Leaders

Inspiring young ladies to embrace their futures. This will be a special evening and dinner pairing young women in grades 5-10 with local business women.

When: April 18, 2019

Time: 5:30-7:30PM

Where: Eclipse Center

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.

Parents with daughters…this information is for you! Help your daughter explore her future with Today’s Dreamers, Tomorrow’s Leaders. A wonderful event focused on helping young women think about and prepare for their future. Young ladies in grades 5-10 are eligible for the event. This year’s event will give young ladies a plated dinner, a free dress (if needed) for the young ladies and a chauffeured ride.

First year attendees must take six Career & six Etiquette classes at either the Beloit or South Beloit Club location. Once the classes have been taken first year attendees are able to attend the formal Today’s Dreamers Tomorrow’s Leaders dinner at the Eclipse Center on April 18th 5:30-7:30pm.

Beloit Location Classes

1851 Moore St. Beloit Wi 53511

(608) 365-8874

Beloit Week 1: January 28th, 30th & February 1st- 4:30-5:45pm

Beloit Week 2: February 11th, 13th & 15th – 4:30-5:45pm

Beloit Week 3: February 25th, 27th, & 29th- 4:30-5:45pm

Beloit Week 4: March 11th, 13th, & 15th- 4:30-5:45pm

Beloit Week 5: March 25th, 27th & 29th- 4:30-5:45pm

South Beloit Classes

1161 Dorr Rd, South Beloit 61080

(815) 389-3634

South Beloit Week 1: January 21st, 23rd & 25th – 4:00-5:30pm

South Beloit Week 2: February 4th, 6th & 8th- 4:00-5:30pm

South Beloit Week 3: February 18th, 20th, 22nd- 4:00-5:30pm

South Beloit Week 4:March 4th, 6th, 8th- 4:00-5:30pm

South Beloit Week 5:March 18th, 20th, 22nd- 4:00-5:30pm

South Beloit Week 6:March 25th, 27th, 29th- 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-3:30pm

Gingerbread House Competition was a Success!

Gingerbread House Competition was a success! Thank you to all the families that attended! It was great seeing all the amazing creativity that went into your houses!

Thank you for your continued support

Thank You!


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