From the Director’s Porch – May/June 2018

ONE WEEK???? Is it really just one week until we are all together up on the mountain? Wow, what an exciting thought. Soon we will see old friends and begin to make new ones. We will take in the amazing views and learn from some amazing staff how to better serve our local YMCAs. But [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – April 2018

WOW, summer is just around the corner! I hope everyone is as excited as the SLT for BRLS 2018! I wanted to take a moment to lift up the hard work of this fine group of men and women. They volunteer hundreds of hours over the course of the year to plan, and produce the [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – March 2018

Spring has sprung!!! Can you believe it is April already? We are under 90 days away from BRLS 2018 and the days will count down fast from here. No doubt all the Leaders are focused on spring break, last minute fund-raisers, getting in much needed hours, and what to do the rest of the summer. [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – February 2018

Spring is just around the corner and so is the opening of registration for BRLS 2018! Speaking for the SLT, this is when the work seems to really get exciting. We are ramping up our work to make sure everyone has the best possible experiences. And we know that Leaders and Advisors are looking over [...]

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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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