Winter CEO Letter
YMCA member and/or program participant,
As we approach the winter months we want to remind you of our hours of operation, holiday schedule and inclement weather policy. More importantly, we want to share with you the five goals we are focusing on to improve your YMCA and community experiences and to keep our lines of communication open.
Continue enhancing the facility to ensure member satisfaction
- We recently purchased 13 indoor cycling bikes and have updated Group Exercise Studio B to add more value to our group exercise offerings and add more usable space within our facility.
- We have updated our operating system to allow us to track membership and program registrations more effectively and provide our customers with a higher level of user friendliness. We expect this to be fully functioning January 1, 2014.
- Please accept our apologies as we will be asking for updated contact information, taking new photos, and providing everyone with new membership cards.
- We are currently researching the best available options for cardio equipment as a majority of our cardio equipment is leased and is set to expire August, 2014. It is our goal to provide our membership with the best equipment possible and we welcome feedback on the types of equipment that you wish us to explore. Please contact Drake D’Angelo, Senior Program Director for your input.
Provide innovative programming for youth, families, and active older adults
- We have created new regulations/policies related to usage of the facility for our youth to allow for them to access the facility, after attending an orientation (attached).
- We are creating family friendly group exercise classes that will encourage parent and child participation.
- The Child Watch service will be more “tween and teen” friendly which will encourage greater usage.
Collaboration with other local organizations to better serve the community
- We are actively talking with and looking for additional opportunities to collaborate so we can make a stronger impact within our community.
Increase awareness of the Y’s impact and all the Y has to offer the community
- We are planning many more community events, like our Charley Family Shop ‘n Save Fall Fest (photos on the back) that will be free to the community. Our goal with these events is to add value to our membership and to put Christian principles into practice through events that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
- We are pleased with the direction of our printed materials and are focusing on our electronic marketing. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we actively update our followers on new programs and important updates including cancellations (as highlighted within our inclement weather policy). We also are going to be requesting email addresses so we can communicate through Constant Contact.
Board and volunteer development
- As previously communicated, we are a non-profit volunteer lead organization that encourages volunteerism. Please contact Joyce Shaffer, Human Resource Generalist to express your interest.
Peak Season Hours of Operation which began October 1st
|Monday – Thursday||Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|Hours of Operation||5 am – 10 pm||5 am – 9 pm||6 am – 7 pm||6 am – 4 pm|
|Pool Hours||5 am – 9:30 pm||5 am – 8:30 pm||6 am – 6:30 pm||6 am – 3:30 pm|
|Child Watch||8:30 am – noon|
5 pm – 8:30 pm
|8:30 am – noon |
No PM Shift
|8 am – 10 am|
Holiday closures and modifications between November 1st and May 31st
|Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years’ Eve, New Years’ Day, Good Friday, and Memorial Day||6 am – noon|
|Christmas Day and Easter Day||Closed|
Please note that during the holiday closures and modifications listed above we will NOT be offering Child Watch and there will be NO regularly scheduled classes, including programs and group exercise. We will however, be offering special events that may include group exercise and youth programming. Please continue to check our website for more information or like us on Facebook to get current information.
One last exciting announcement – you have made our 2013 Strong Kids Campaign a success. We have had 136 donors contribute $43,566.07 to assure that no child is turned away from the Greensburg YMCA.
Our 2014 campaign is in the beginning stages and we are recruiting volunteers. Please contact Jen Tinsman for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-834-0150, ext. 116.
We are thrilled to announce that longtime educator and community activist Dr. Barbara Ferrier will be leading our 2014 campaign. Dr. Ferrier invites you to join her in applying “The Olympic Spirit of Working Hard for a Goal” and in making a difference.
George O’Brien, CEO