Menomonie Center

Monthly Newsletter 

A Month of Leadership
University ROTC Visits Club Members
One of the more memorable moments for members this year was a visit from Nate, one of the Club's Spring Youth  Development Interns, along with his ROTC group from the University of Wisconsin Stout. Members learned about the U.S. Army rankings, what they do for the country, and about the training the troops go through. During the program the members did the Army preparation drill of stretching, battle buddy carries of moving the injured, and rope climbing. Members also learned the importance of leadership skills, responsibility, and communication necessary to be successful both in the ROTC and in school. The members were very excited to learn how to salute; the ROTC members went around making sure they were doing it correctly. One Club member excitedly expressed, "I learned how to salute, I thought your hand was in the middle of your forehead but I was wrong". It was a great opportunity for members to interact with ROTC members and learn about future opportunities for leadership, as well as schooling.  

Upcoming Events
Tickets on Sale for the Winner Dinner
All Club kids are winners and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley - Menomonie Center will be hosting the very first Winner Dinner to celebrate members on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  

This special fundraiser will take place at the University of Wisconsin - Stout and feature an evening of delicious food, silent auctions, exciting games and most importantly, the opportunity to get to know Club members.  Come hear stories of success directly from the youth that attend the Club and show your support of their personal triumphs!

Sponsor Spotlight

Thank you to our sponsor, Culver's of Menomonie.  Culver's continues to be an active supporter of the Club. They have provided opportunities for members to learn about the restaurant business through tours and Club visits. The restaurant owner, Gary Theelke is a member of the Board of Directors and he and the Culver's staff have helped the Club in it's first year of programming. Culver's has also been a Lemonade Day site, supporting the budding entrepreneur and education of members.  In April, Culver's promoted the Boys & Girls Club through a week of donations for the Boys & Girls Club, offering a tip jar by their registers. The week was kicked off by a $1 ButterBurger promotion that had great success.  Club staff had a great time delivering meals to customers at tables and acting as car hops for the drive through traffic.  
Thank you Culver's for your passion to 
create great futures for community youth!

Summer Program Registration is open!

Do you have a child that is exiting 2-5 grade this spring and is at least age 8?  Call our office or visit our website today for more details about the summer program enrollment!

The summer program at the Boys & Girls Club in Menomonie is held right within the River Heights Elementary School, providing engaging activities for youth to participate in, snacks and meals and field trips around the community.  During the summer, the Club operates both on a half day and full day schedule around the SDMA Summer Academy.  Bus transportation is available from summer school in Menomonie to the Club each day, making it a smooth transition for parents who are unable to bring their youth the Club immediately following summer academy. Youth are not required to stay from open to close, but may be dropped off or picked up anytime during program hours. During registration, parents/guardians also choose which days child(ren) will be attending, creating flexibility for other summer activities. Join in on the fun this summer! 

Registration materials can be found on the Club  website at, by calling our office or by requesting them from your Elementary School office.

Summer Program Schedule 

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Kaiden, Youth of the Month!  

Meet Kaiden, the Club's Youth of the Month!  Kaiden started coming to the Club after the Winter holiday break and attends each day after school.   Kaiden has been a very active member at the Club since joining, engaging in activities with contagious enthusiasm!  

Kaiden is always upbeat and willing to go the extra mile to help out both friends and staff.  When asked what his favorite part about the Club is, Kaiden explained that he enjoys the extra time he has to read and complete homework and the Club has helped him to make lots of new friends.  

Congratulations again, Kaiden!
 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
The Club is gearing up for summer programming and is in need of some supplies to enhance every-day activities. We are happy to accept both new and gently used items! 

Arts & Craft Supplies
Markers and Crayons
Scrapbook Paper
Tempera & Watercolor Paint
Pattern & Color Duct Tape
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!