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Fitness Update – March 2019

A few years ago when we adjusted the Fitness Assessment to focus on meeting Leaders where they are and to encourage continued improvement year over year, it was a significant change. We were hopeful that this approach would encourage Leaders and Advisors to take a positive approach to healthier living and to strive to be [...]

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Club Development – March 2019

Rallies! A huge shout out to the clubs and associations that have hosted rallies and multi-club training sessions since we last gathered on the mountain in June. Thank you for all the hard work and planning that goes into hosting such events. The Spring Rally season is upon us now and there are a [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – March 2019

March already?? I don’t know about you but the SLT is really excited for this year’s BRLS. And with the amazing new online registration process under way we continue to listen to the clubs and try to make Leaders' School better every year. And with so many Leaders getting better every year, it’s only natural [...]

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Counselor Update – Winter 2018/19

Being a counselor is about learning skills, developing character and making friends while leading peers to do the same.  It is a wonderful opportunity for growth while at the same time challenging both mentally and physically. This year 200 teens have applied for approximately 80 counselor positions. The counselor selection process works to find qualified and dedicated teens to [...]

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Club Development – Winter 2018/19

Club Recognition Update The roll out of the new club recognition has resulted in a great deal of energy and excitement regarding the amazing work that is being accomplished at the home YMCAs. The excitement of raising the bar has caused us to pump the brakes some as we are trying to align data [...]

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Registration Update – Winter 2018/19

Hello! I am sure by now everyone is getting antsy anticipating BRLS 2019 registration!  Here are a few highlights for this year: *Registration will be online! More specific details on how this will work will be available February 19th when all registration materials are finalized. (This means no more mailing registration packets-although there will be some forms to [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – Winter 2018/19

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Can you believe that 2019 is upon us? I hope that the excitement and energy of the new year stays with all of us as we speed our way to BRLS this June. This time of year we make new goals, creative ideas, and fresh approaches. We also take time to celebrate the [...]

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Honor Leader Retreat Recap – November 2018

Even in the days leading up to the HL retreat, Greg and Jess really don’t tell us much about what we were going to be doing last weekend. All we knew going in was the big things we had to figure out like the theme (Get Excited!!). We soon figured out that’s because so much of the [...]

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Club Development – November 2018

Advice From a Fellow Club Officer Hello all! My name is Marc Weinstein and my transition from club member to officer was a rather difficult one. My first year in club was the first year that my YMCA (South Tampa) had a Leaders’ Club, and as part of the first group I had [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – November 2018

WOW, what a busy month we have had as we prepare for BRLS 2019! I am happy to report that the School Leadership Team met and spent two and a half days pouring over all the feedback and notes pertaining to this past year’s school. Thanks to everyone who filled out a survey, or emailed a [...]

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