From the Director's Porch

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 that [...]

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 year [...]

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 letter. [...]

From the Director’s Porch – October 2019

What a fantastic BRLS 2018 we had this summer!! From an amazing and inspiring opening devotion from the Honor Leaders to the joyful and energetic closing video by our brand new media clinic leaders, it was a week full of memories. Thanks to all that made the week such a success. And now we begin the real [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]