From the Director’s Porch – January 2018

Welcome to 2018!! It’s getting real now, registration information drops in a couple of weeks, and then time will fly until we are back on the mountain. If you’re a Leader hopefully you are well on your way to meeting your clubs requirements and doing lots of great work in your YMCA. If you’re an [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – December 2017

Happy New Years to everyone. I hope this newsletter finds you counting all the many blessings you have seen in 2017. Certainly being able to serve you as the Director of BRLS is at the top of my list. Work on the 2018 school is well underway with numerous planning meetings/webinars/calls. After reviewing lots of [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – December 2017

Happy New Years to everyone. I hope this newsletter finds you counting all the many blessings you have seen in 2017. Certainly being able to serve you as the Director of BRLS is at the top of my list. Work on the 2018 school is well underway with numerous planning meetings/webinars/calls. After reviewing lots of [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – November 2017

2017 is coming to an end and that means many holiday celebrations! I hope by now you have worked off all of the Thanksgiving calories but retained all the memories of time spent with family and friends. I want to give thanks to the hundreds of Leaders and Seniors that gave us feedback on BRLS2017. Because [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – October 2017

As Fall makes it's way to the mountains, the leaves explode with color and the views are even better than in June! If you get the chance to see Blue Ridge Assembly in October, don't miss it. And as we keep counting down the months until BRLS 2018 lets add a couple other announcements for all of us [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – September 2017

Wow, what a summer! We studied the work of the YMCA and of Blue Ridge Leaders’ School. We grew as Leaders' Clubs whose calling it is to serve others. Lastly, we've discovered that what we've gained at Leaders' School needs to be used the other 51 weeks of the year, “Beyond BRLS!” Speaking of last [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – May/June 2017

June 1st??? Really?? Right now the pages are flying off the calendar at a furious pace as we count down the days to another amazing year on the mountain! No doubt, BRLS '17 will be one of the best and I am excited to see what the week will hold for everyone. I have heard [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – April 2017

Springtime greetings from colorful Asheville. The earth has fully awakened from the winter slumber and is growing and blooming quickly. The pace around BRLS is quickening as well. Counselors are being named, staff are finalizing class plans and the Honor Leaders are working on their Vespers/Devotions. As we close the few remaining weeks, here are [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – March 2017

This is the time of the year when most folks really rush outside and enjoy shrugging off the winter chills and get ready for spring sports and other YMCA programs. It’s also that time of the year when the BRLS registrar ages about 5 or 6 years in just 2 months! I want to lift [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – February 2017

Wow, what an exciting time of the year. First the Grammy's, then the Oscars and now it's Leaders’ School registration time! It really does just seem like yesterday that Steve was telling all of us to be on the lookout for bears. And now we're talking about revised fitness assessments, exciting new clinics, and a [...]

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