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Snoball Breakfast

11:00 pm -1:00 am | Spearfish Park Pavillion - City Park

Food & Fun!   All Spearfish High School youth are invited to join us for late night breakfast after the Sno-ball dance!  We will serve pancakes, sausage, and juice!  All are welcome, even if you do not attend the dance!  This is a safe, drug and alcohol FREE event - a great place to hang out after the dance!

We will have karaoke and games available if you want something to do or you can just hang out and eat and visit with your friends!

Cost is $2.00 per person.  Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the school when you buy your Sno-ball ticket or you can purchase them at the door.

Hope to see you there!





Coalition Board meeting

5:00 pm | Coalition Office

Coalition Board of Directors Meeting



President’s Day Holiday - SCC Closed

All Day |

The Coalition office will be closed Monday for the observance of President's Day



Coalition Monthly Meeting

7:00 am or Noon | Spearfish Rec Center

Join us for our monthly Coalition meeting!

This will be a special meeting with a visit from our Evaluators Deacon and Kelli



Techniques of Alcohol Management Training

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Chiesman Center for Democracy - 1641 Deadwood Ave. Rapid City

Training for anyone wanting information about alcohol management as it relates to alcohol servers, sellers and alcohol license holders.

Cost: $15.00 - Includes Lunch


Contact Vonnie or Joan for questions


Click here for the registration form.



Public Town Hall Forum - How Underage Drinking Affects YOU

5:30 pm | Spearfish City Hall - City Council Chambers

An informational public forum about underage drinking in Spearfish and the Black Hills

Hear from South Dakota native Joyce Glynn as she discusses her personal experience with underage drinking and how her role in introducing a Social Host law is impacting underage drinking in South Dakota.

Panelists will be on hand talking about and answering questions about the impact of allowing underage drinking, social hosting, underage drinking problems in Spearfish and what you can do to help change it!

Featured Panelists include representativees from:

Spearfish Police Department
State Farm Insurance
The Honorable Judge Percy
Lawrence Count District Attorney's Office

The forum is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



Nonprofit Strategies Training

8:00 am - 4:30 pm | BHSU Young Center, second floor - Look for signs

DATE CHANGE!!  Due to weather, the nonprofit training has been moved to Thursday, April 18th!!

Susan Hyatt, founder and CEO of Core Thought, a Denver based training company will be presenting nonprofit strategies at a training in Spearfish on Wednesday April 17th at BHSU.  The Spearfish Community Coalition in conjuction with the Retired Senior Volunteers Program at BHSU, will host the training which is open to Spearfish community members and the surrounding area.  The day will feature the outstanding Susan Hyatt who works with organizations to provide ideas and tools for actively managing ther community impacts and giving stategies.  Susan is a four-time award winning author of Strategy for Good: Business Giving Strategies for the 21st Century.  

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Susan present strategies for nonprofit organizations to improve their organizational health and marketability.

Funding from the John T. Vucrevich Foundation,  Black Hills Power, and the Spearfish Community Coalition has enabled us to offer this training at a very low cost to attendees, just $30.00.


8:00 - 9:00 am    :  Check in, Jacket Legacy Room  in the BHSU Student Union

9:00 -11:00 am   : "Telling Your Story to Leverage Support"

11:00 - noon      :  "Performance Measurement and Data Collection"  Part I

                  (Lunch on your own)

1:15 - 2:30 pm    : "Performance Measurement and Data Collection" Part 2

2:30 - 4:30 pm    : "Sustainability and Business Partnerships"

Please click the image below for the registration form and map.  

Registrations and payment may be returned to RSVP by mail to:

1200 University Unit 9089
Spearfish, SD 57799

Registration must be made by April 8th, 2013. 

Questions?  Please call BHSU RSVP at 605-642-5198 or 1-877-293-0039 (toll free)



Connect Spearfish Informational Luncheon

11:30-1:00 | Tretheway Park Pavilion - Spearfish City Park

Please join us!

Connect Spearfish, recipient of the CDC's ACHIEVE grant, will host an informational luncheon on Wednesday, April 24th at 11:30 am at the Tretheway Park Pavillion.  The purpose of this luncheon will be to share the mission and vision of Connect Spearfish, goals, initiatives and spark interest and feedback from the community.  The invitation asks, "What is your Passion?" Connect Spearfish is seeking support for healthy community change and has some exciting initiatives for Spearfish!


Please join us for this event as we move forward in connecting our community and creating healthy opportunities!



Now Hiring!

| Spearfish Community Coalition Office

The Coalition is now hiring for two contract positions within the organization!

We are looking to hire a summer intern with a focus on social media and environmental strategies!

SPEARFISH COMMUNITY COALITION is looking for a dynamic, motivated intern interested in exploring nonprofit coalition work. Qualifications include: Excellent writing and communication skills; Background in Microsoft Office, basic HTML code, Internet searching, social media sites, and other design software is a plus (InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe, etc.); Familiar with various social media applications; Organized and detail oriented; Able to work independently, balance multiple tasks simultaneously and meet set deadlines; Demonstrates interest in coalition work, social media marketing and public relations; Willingness to learn new things; Sense of humor and a hardworking positive attitude; Demonstrates creativity and flexibility and the ability to work well with others; Must be able to commit to 15-20 hrs per week and attend regularly scheduled meetings. Please Contact Janelle at 605-641-2550 or email resume to


We are also looking to hire a Tobacco Prevention Strategist to address tobacco specific strategies through October.

SPEARFISH COMMUNITY COALITION is looking for a Tobacco Prevention Strategist to provide overall support and training to coalition, community, youth, property owners and committees on best approaches for effective prevention strategies and social marketing campaigns. Some duties include, but are not limited to: 1) Develop and train youth/adults in tobacco prevention strategies (2) Assist in creating and training on prevention strategies to raise awareness in the Spearfish community (3) Present/report community trends in youth/community tobacco usage reduction. Grant Funded Contract Ends October 25th.  Part-time position; $12-$17 per hour. Pay based on experience and education.  Please Contact Janelle at 605-641-2550 or email resume to


Both positions will be open until filled and we are looking to fill them ASAP.



Youth Day Leadership Summit

11:30 am - 4:30 pm | Spearfish Rec & Aquatic Center

DATE CHANGE!  3rd Annual Youth Day Leadership Summit - MAY 10TH

Calling all Black Hills Middle and High School Students!

The Spearfish Community Coalition is partnering with the Crow Peak Valley Rangers 4-H Club and 4-H Youth Council Teens to host the 3rd annual Youth Day Leadership Summit.  This exciting half day event will kick off with lunch for all attendees followed by an inspiring presentation from Eureka, SD native and former Survivor reality TV contestant Holly Hoffman who will share her motivational message “Never Give Up! The Survivor Way.”  

The rest of the afternoon will be filled with active workshops presented by:

     Malcom “Chap” Chapman who will lead a hands-on workshop focused on “The Power of Commitment.” Chapman is a former Marine and has served on the Rapid City city council. 
     Kristi “Cricket” Palmer will lead an interactive session creating awareness for the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. She coordinates the South Dakota National Guard Counterdrug program.
     Youth Empowerment Team (YET) members & 4-H Youth Council members who will present substance prevention and leadership activities.

The closing presentation will be led  by Vicki Buehler, sharing her story as "Rocky's Mom."

Youth planning to attend the event are asked to pre-register by May 8th.
There is a $10 registration fee which includes lunch, a t-shirt, gift bag, snacks and eligibility for door prizes.  (Scholarships will be available - please call for more information)

Informational Brochure: Click Here 

Registration forms:   Student Registration      Participant Expectations

For more information or questions, please call  Janelle Rauterkus at 717-1417 or 641-2550.

**Because school is in session for some students on April 12, students should visit with parents and teachers about an excused absence or earning extra credit for participating in this event.

Youth Day is being sponsored by the Spearfish Community Coalition as part of their continuing effort to support positive, healthy and drug free youth.
Additional support and coordination for Youth Day is being provided by the Crow Peak Valley Rangers 4-H club, 4-H Youth Council Teens, student members of the Youth Empowerment Team (Y.E.T.) and Vicki Buehler with the Front Porch Coalition for suicide prevention.


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