Menomonie Center

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2016
Healthy Habits Through Dancing and Movement
During the holiday break in December, members were excited to have the Community Education Mayo Clinic team visit the Club to teach them about different fitness styles that are both fun and effective.  Tina and Katie taught members how to dance the "Reggaeton", which is a traditional rhythm that originated in Puerto Rico. After learning some fun facts about Reggaeton, the members were eager to learn a few dance moves. Members quickly learned that there is a lot of jumping, bouncing, shouting and quick body movements to get their heartbeat racing!

This fun and educational way to teach fitness allowed members to learn that fitness can be fun and non-traditional.  With body movements and fun music, they can burn calories and stay fit without needing special equipment or a gym space. 

Thank you to Mayo Clinic Health System for giving our members this opportunity to learn skills that will lead them to Healthy Lifestyles! 



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Sponsor Spotlight

WESTconsin Credit Union is a committed partner in the communities they serve. Their philosophy of practicing good corporate citizenship helps raise the social and economic well-being of community residents.

WESTconsin Credit Union recognizes the importance of reaching out to our youth about personal development matters and proudly supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

As the Presenting Sponsor of the KidStock campaign, now in its third year, WESTconsin Credit Union has made a significant multi-year financial commitment to the Boys & Girls Club. KidStock is our largest individual giving campaign that annually helps support programs for our members attending the Mary Markquart Center in Eau Claire, the Menomonie Center, and the Chippewa Falls Center.

In addition, WESTconsin has supported the Clubs through their participation in major fundraising events such as Steak & Burger, Evening of Wine & Cheese, Great Futures Dinner, Men Who Cook, & Ugly Sweater Party.

Thank you, WESTconsin!


Member of the Month
Congratulations to Eddie R., the December Youth of the Month!  

Eddie is a 4th grade Club member who was chosen as the youth of the month due to excellent behavior and citizenship.  Not only does Eddie enjoy coming to the Club because of the sports programs and the homework help, he explains that it is a great place to meet new friends.  When Eddie graduates from school, he wants to work in a Maintenance department because he can work individually but still interact with people daily.


 Volunteer Opportunities!  
Interested at helping out at the Club?

We would love to give you the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a youth.  If you are looking to share a hobby or simply help out with homework and provide positive mentoring, we have the place for you!

 

Click here to find out how!
 Club Wish List
Many members are in need of cold-weather gear.  Please consider making a donation   of new or gently used winter coats, hats, mittens, boots and snow pants to help a member in need.  

Sizes for coats/snowpants: Youth M, L, XLG
Sizes for snow boots: Youth 4-7

Menomonie Center

The Menomonie Center provides positive and productive programming for community youth in 3-5 grade who are at least age 8.  Over 100 youth members participate in after school and full day summer programming in five core areas of focus: Character & Leadership, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Recreation & Fitness and Education & Career Development.  The Club provides free transportation for youth in the School District of the Menomonie Area, to the Club each day after school, giving youth throughout the community an opportunity to attend the Club each day.  

It is the vision of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley to become an ongoing community resource to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. With your help, it is possible!