A letter from our Executive Directorby Kristi Potts on 04/11/20
To YMCA members, guests, and supporters,
I hope that this finds you and your family doing well. It has been 25 days since the YMCA facility closed but to me personally, it feels like it’s been 25 weeks. And knowing that we are closed for at least another 3 weeks, makes it seem longer.
I would also like to provide you WITH an update on what’s happening at the YMCA facility. The YMCA board of directors at their March 26 meeting decided that the gymnasium floor repair project should move forward with the facility being closed. As you may or not be aware of, the gymnasium floor experienced water damage last spring causing major buckling of the floor in the northwest section of the gym. Egan Supply Company of Omaha was awarded the project and a work crew was at the YMCA on Wednesday and Thursday of this week to start removing the damaged section. The work will not only have the damaged part replaced but the rest of the floor will be sanded down, repainted and refinished as well. There is also a plan in place to prevent this type of damage from reoccurring in the future. The timeline for the work to be completed is approximately 4 – 5 weeks. I’ve attached some pictures from the work this week.
I also wanted to share a personal note with you. I woke up this morning and felt a tinge of sadness. It was not that the YMCA facility itself was closed but that an important annual event hosted by the YMCA would not be taking place. This morning the YMCA was to celebrate the 8th Annual Good Friday Breakfast with an inspirational message from Reverend Alan Dean and musical inspiration from Susan Brown. This annual event draws 75 - 100 people to the YMCA to celebrate the Easter season and to remind us what the “C” in YMCA stands for. My message to you as Easter Sunday approaches is that you take time to reflect not only your own life but also those around you and maybe those that you have forgotten about. Maybe this would be a good time to reach out to an old friend, a relative or even a neighbor that you haven’t visited with in a while to find out how they’re doing because maybe there’s something you can do lift their spirits.
Continue to take care of yourselves, stay safe and have a Happy Easter!