Club Development – May/June 2018

Club Recognition First of all, thank you to those who applied for club recognition.  We had another record number of applicants.  The year long dedication to YMCA service and leadership at the home YMCAs can be seen in the supporting documentation shared each year.  With a new year on the horizon, it is time to [...]

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Club Development – April 2018

Club Recognition The calls, text and emails regarding club recognition are picking up.  Club recognition supporting documentation is being gathered by club officers and teen directors across the South.  The thought of photocopying old agendas and rosters is making many sick to their tummies.  Budgets are being stretched because tens of dollars are being spent [...]

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Club Development – March 2018

March Madness Registrations are in and the anticipation of BRLS 2018 is in the air. Thanks to the veteran Leaders and YMCA staff at your home YMCA your club is already prepared for success on the mountain this year. Much like March Madness, the freshmen of six months ago have learned a great deal throughout [...]

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Club Development – February 2018

Enrollment Process Thanks to the hard work of your Blue Ridge Leaders’ School Registrar Brianne Pietronicco, the BRLS’ 18 Registration Forms have been shared with the masses.  There are not enough ways to thank Brianne for the amount of time and energy she devotes to the school each year. Brianne, please accept the beginning of this [...]

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Club Development – January 2018

Club Recognition Club recognition is the manner in which the work at the home YMCA is measured. Club recognition is an excellent way to celebrate and calculate the impact your Leaders’ Club has served and lead throughout the year. As registration packets information is being gathered in preparation for BRLS 2018, we have already had [...]

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Club Development – MobileServe

Friends, Colleagues, LEADERS! I have the pleasure of expounding on the many joys that come with using the website and App called MobileServe. I will start by saying that our club is quite large – we have just under 150 Leaders in our club. The numbers dictate that we have systems in place to make [...]

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Club Development – November 2017

Volunteer Recognition Happy Belated Thanksgiving Leaders, As the year comes to a close, the tendency is to reflect on the past year and start focusing on the year ahead.  Before we wrap 2017, we should celebrate it.  In an effort to share ideas, recognize our Leaders, and celebrate their accomplishments, we would like to#CelebrateOurImpact. We [...]

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Club Development – October 2017

"Budget Time: The Benefit of Leaders' Club" If you are reading this and are a YMCA Director, thank you for taking the time out of budget season to enjoy the Express.  Rest assured all your hard budget work and time invested in the young men and woman of your club will yield results for years to [...]

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Club Development – September 2017

"Taking It Beyond BRLS" That is a wrap folks. Summer is in the rear view mirror. Memories of BRLS 2017 are three months behind us. Much like the rear view mirror, those memories are closer than they appear due to impact the school has made. It is time to pay that impact forward to our home YMCA members and [...]

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Club Development – May/June 2017

"Advisor Advice Continued" Kendra Fuentes Being a first year Advisor who has been to BRLS before. Be sure to have your focus on your teens - while BRLS is something you are familiar with and love, it is your job to pass that along to your teens. Your time on the mountain should be spilt 80/20 80% on your teens [...]

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