September 2019 CEO Message

September 3, 2019

Dear friends,

It is an honor to serve the members, staff, volunteers, and donors at the Findlay Family YMCA.  Over the past 15 months I have come to appreciate the importance of this organization to our community.   I have met so many members of the Y community who have made the “Y” a part of their lives for decades.   It is the people of the “Y” executing on our cause-driven mission who promote Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.  Each day we look to our mission for clarity of purpose.  “To put christian principles into practice through programs that build strong spirit, mind, and body for all.”  Our challenge will always be to deliver excellence across our broad range of programming serving a diverse community from infants to seniors.  We truly have something for everyone with membership and scholarship opportunities giving access to all.  We are grateful for the many who support our cause through membership and financial support. 

               We hope our members have supported our rolling shutdown approach to maintenance and repairs.  This year we have chosen to keep all facilities open with temporary shutdowns of specific areas of operation rather than taking a complete one-week shutdown at each branch.   For example, the east pool has been out of service for 12 days for repairs, painting, and deep cleaning while the downtown branch has remained open. 

               Please encourage your friends and family to consider becoming members of the “Y” family to experience all the programing designed to create family experience through wellness and socialization.  We have skilled instructors, coaches, teachers and trainers for youth sports, racquet sports, aquatics, group exercise, aerobics, personal training, family group activities, childcare and so much more. 

               We encourage feedback to help the “Y” team create a better member experience for all.  Please know that each of you as a stakeholder play a role in making our community a better place through delivering everyday on our mission promise.

                                             With much gratitude,

                                                                           Paul