Spend Your Summer at the Boys & Girls Club!
Summer Programming at the Menomonie Center runs from June 13th thru August 24th. Serving grades 3rd thru 5th, the summer includes full-day programming, Monday-Friday from 7:30am-5:30pm (with pick-ups from 5:30-6:00pm). The Menomonie Center offers half day programming from 1:00pm-6:00pm when SDMA Summer Academy is in session June 18th-29th & July 9th-20th, and full-day programming when SDMA Summer Academy is not in session.
This is Keygan, and he is now the Member of the Month for March here at the Boys & Girls Club. Keygan is eleven years old, in fifth grade, and has been a Member of the Club since 2018. He is always such a positive person when he is here, and can cheer up anyone’s day with his infectious smile and funny jokes. Keygan says that he comes to Club, not only because it is fun and he can hang out with friends but also because he can get help with homework and the Club makes homework time fun.
Keygan’s favorite programs are Suzie Hoops and Making Stories Come Alive. “In Suzie Hoops we get to be active and waste energy and have fun. In Stories Come Alive, I get to write a book with my partner and when the book is finished we get to show people by making it into a play!”
The Boys & Girls Club has helped Keygan meet new friends and it gives him the ability to achieve his goals of always getting his homework done for school. We asked Keygan what the BEST part of the Boys & Girls Club was, and he said “SNACK…we get to eat, and while we are eating we get to talk to our friends and drink chocolate milk!”
Congratulations Keygan on being the Member of the Month!
This month we would like to highlight Dianna Fiergola as our Advisory Council Member of the Month. Dianna is the Owner of Mainstream Boutique and Prince & Princesses in Menomonie. She has been on the Advisory Council for just over 1 year now and has brought so much energy and passion to the Club. She is passionate about mentoring children because she was unable to have any of her own. She has had many wonderful mentors in her life who were instrumental in shaping her into the person she is today and that is her driving force for being involved with the Club.
Dianna is very involved in helping to plan all our events from Winner Dinner to Comedy Night. She enjoys mingling, raising funds and sharing the Club’s mission & vision with community members.
“It is always a joy to sit and chat with the kids of the Club. Listening to their kind hearts tell stories always makes me smile. The opportunity to host a table at Winner Dinner and connect with the members is a highlight each year. All the members have such special qualities and the potential to be anything they set their minds to.” -Dianna F.
When Dianna is not working or volunteering at the Club she enjoys traveling. She is a total foodie and loves the opportunity to travel and learn more about other cultures. Fun fact, Deb has visited all 50 states before she turned 50!
Thank you, Dianna, for making a difference and bringing your positive energy to the Club! We truly appreciate all you do!
The Boys & Girls Club's Menomonie Center officially opened October 27th of 2014. Boys & Girls Club programs will be offered to River Heights 3-5 grade students and offers transportation from Oaklawn, Wakanda, Downsville and Knapp Elementary schools to the Club afterschool each day, to provide outreach to additonal youth in the area.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley oversee the Mary Markquart Center in Eau Claire, the Jackson County Center in Black River Falls, and the Chippewa Falls Center. The Menomonie Center is the fourth organization under the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley’s umbrella. Currently, the entire organization is serving over 1,100 members through membership, community outreach and special events.
The Menomonie Center is open during the school year from 3pm – 7pm on school days, from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on select non-school days and during the summer from 12:30pm - 6:00 pm on half days and from 7:30am – 6pm on full days . The Club provides daily snack during the school year along with breakfast, lunch and two snacks during non-school days and the summer months. To participate in all of the programs, meals and special events, youth must enroll as a Boys & Girls Club member which includes a fee of only $15 per person or $30 per household annually.