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THIS IS YOUR Y - June Newsletter

by Kristi Potts on 06/14/17


Montgomery County Family YMCA Member Newsletter  June 2017

Nick Zimmer, Executive DirectorBoard of Director President Mike Olson has announced the resignation of Montgomery County Family YMCA’s Executive Director Nick Zimmer. Zimmer has been the only executive director for the Montgomery County Family YMCA in its 22 year  history and before that had served in the communities of Fremont, Nebraska, El Paso, Texas and Niles, Michigan. Under Zimmer’s tenure the YMCA has raised over $10 million dollars through capital funding, annual giving, special events, and  endowment development in a service area of 13,000. Nick’s final day on site will be the week of June 26th.

During Zimmer’s tenure as the Executive Director of the YMCA, the staff and 
volunteers were a part of developing and offering a wide range of activities for all ages and moved from store-front operations into a state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot YMCA that is ADA accessible that includes: indoor 
swimming/lap/zero depth fun area, full court gymnasium, four indoor tennis courts, racquetball, walleyball and squash court, suspended running /walking track, elevator, state-of-the-art health & wellness center, special needs/family locker room, men’s/boy’s locker room, women’s/girl’s locker room, dedicated fitness exercise/dance center, lighted parking, whirlpool, multi-purpose and kitchen area. 

Zimmer has accepted a positon with American City Bureau (West Dundee, 
Illinois) as a consultant that will utilize Zimmer’s leadership qualities and 
passion for philanthropy. American City Bureau is a family owned business 
developed in 1913 and the nation’s oldest fundraising firm. ACB believes in taking a more personal approach to philanthropic growth with a mission 
statement of: “Build a culture of philanthropy – together, with our clients”. The positon with ACB allows Nick and his wife Nancy to continue to stay in Red Oak and to be involved with the community, county, and area.

Zimmer indicated he has truly enjoyed his years at the Montgomery County Family YMCA making numerous friendships, relationships, and being able to assist people of all ages and backgrounds. The YMCA is truly for youth 
development, healthy living, and social responsibility based on the mission, principals, and practices of Christian values.

President Olson and the Montgomery County Family YMCA Board of Directors through a recently developed strategic plan in August, 2016 are in a position to explore various options for the next steps for the Montgomery County Family YMCA.



RockiesThe Montgomery County Family YMCA is sponsoring a drawing for a 2 night stay in a lodge room at either YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch or Estes Park Center in Colorado.  Winner can stay from September 4th through December 11th, 2017 with blackout dates for holidays. The winning name will be drawn on Friday, July 28th. The winning name will be drawn on Friday, July 28th, 2017.  Proceeds will benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign. Each year the Montgomery County Family YMCA coordinates an annual campaign program so that we can honor our long-lasting policy that “no one is denied a YMCA membership or programming opportunities” due to financial 

For more information, please contact your Montgomery County Family YMCA.

Ticket Prices:
1 TICKET—$5.00
6 TICKETS—$10.00

Tickets can be purchased at the front desk of the Y,  from any Y Staff member, or Board member. 


AmazonSmileDid you know that you can contribute to our Montgomery County Family YMCA using  AmazonSmile when you make purchases? 

The link to the account is: 
Thank you for any support you give to our YMCA through this program!



The Montgomery County Family YMCA of Red Oak, Iowa recently received a $2,000 grant from the E.F. & Sylvia Schildberg Foundation from Greenfield, Iowa. 

The grant will assist the YMCA with the purchase of a new health and 
wellness tool that will serve as another staff member for us. It is a exercise fitness analysis machine that is called the InBody model 570 which goes 
beyond body composition analysis. It not only analyzes how much fat and muscle a member has, but it also measures the total body water and divides it into intracellular water and extracellular water – values important to 
understanding a member’s fluid distribution in medical, wellness or fitness contexts. Our staff can then use these water values to identify and track inflammation, swelling, and even injuries.

The Schildberg Construction Company of Greenfield, Iowa was founded in 1936 by a great husband and wife team, E.F. and Sylvia Schildberg. E.F. and Sylvia always gave a great share of credit for their success to their 
employees and customers. On September 30th, 1986, fifty years after the founding of the Schildberg Construction Company, the Schildberg Foundation was created by Sylvia Schildberg as an expression of appreciation to the people of this area. The purpose of the Foundation is to give financial 
assistance to non-profit, charitable, educational or other causes that better the human condition and encourage community betterment.  

To learn more about the E. F. & Sylvia Schildberg Foundation one can contact the foundation office in Greenfield, Iowa at 641-743-2131.



Bright red kayaks are now available for use in the pool with the following rules: 
1. You must be age 10 & have a PINK 
SWIMMING BAND to use a kayak unless 
approved by YMCA Management.
2. Kayaks will be brought to the water and put away by those using them - NOT the lifeguards.
3. NO flipping is permitted.
4. Kayaks are on a first come, first serve basis. 
5. Only 3 kayaks allowed in the pool at a time.
6. There will be NO swimming in the kayak area. 
7. Kayaks must STAY OUT of the lap lane.
8. The lifeguard has the authority to ask that the kayaks not be used at anytime without prior notice.



Jan BurnisonThe drawing for the Montgomery County Family YMCA’s Mother’s Day prizes was held Friday, May 12th at Noon. The winner for a second year in a row was Jan Burnison of Red Oak, IA whose name was submitted by family.
The gift package included: a French Lavender soy-based candle and a Pure Factory Shea Butter Hand Cream Lime Sugar Collection from the Pudgy Pumpkin Patch. Sponsors for the Mother’s Day drawing were: Pudgy Pumpkin Patch, located at 512 N. 4th St. in Red Oak and the Montgomery County Family YMCA.


A group of Red Oak High School freshmen and sophomore class members along with Red Oak High School History Instructor John Gambs, Mark Benda, Marcia Benda, and the YMCA staff were able to mulch a lot of Red Oak Legion Park, the Red Oak City Swimming Pool front entrance, and the entrances into the Legion Park off of Broadway around the entire YMCA for the first annual George Maher Day of Service on Wednesday, May 10th.
George Maher did so much for the YMCA it was only fitting that many youth gave back to one of George’s community passions. He was very proud of the services provided by the Montgomery County Family YMCA.


The current volunteer opportunities at the Y are:
· Junction Day’s Parade  
Saturday, June 24th, 2017, meet at the YMCA at 9:15 a.m. to get lined up by 9:30 a.m. on 4th Street in front of the Gold Fair Building. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m.  
· July Can/Bottle Month 
Meet at the Rotary/ Optimist Club Can/Bottle Shed northeast of the Fareway Grocery parking lot to clean out the shed and take the boxes and bags of cans/bottles to the Red Oak Redemption Center at 8:15 a.m. on the following dates: July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th, & August 1st, 2017. All proceeds benefit the YMCA’s annual campaign. 
· County Fair Bingo 
Friday, July 21st, 2017 at the Gold Fair Building. Give out prizes and call bingo numbers. Shifts 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.,12:45 p.m.- 2:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.- 4 p.m. are available. The YMCA sponsors this event annually. 
· YMCA Annual Maintenance Clean Week 
August 7th – 13th, 2017. If anyone would like to help with yard work, cleaning inside, painting etc., anytime during 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
· YMCA 4 Person Best Ball Benefit Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 16th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Red Oak Country Club. The YMCA needs betting hole volunteers and help with set-up, registration, and take-down starting at 8:15 a.m. and throughout the event. All volunteers are treated to a meal.
For more information on how you can help, please call John Blomstedt at 712-623-2161 or e-mail him at 

Our 2017 Annual Campaign “A Better You Makes A Better Us” goal is to raise $59,000. Currently, donations are at $34,179. This program helps honor our long-lasting policy that “No One Is Denied” YMCA membership or program services due to financial limitations.  If you would like to donate please visit

Boredom is banished at Montgomery County Family YMCA, where children can have their best summer ever. Day camp at the Y provides kids with adventure, healthy fun, personal growth and friendships that can take a so-so summer and turn it into a memory that lasts a lifetime. 
Ages: For children entering grades 1st through 5th 
When: Week long camps starting the week of June 5th and running through August 4th. YMCA CLOSED JULY 4TH, but camp will be open the rest of the week! Day camp hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration: Member: $75/week, sibling $60/week
Potential member: $90/week, sibling $75/week

This program has been designed to bring tourism into Red Oak and to “Stay & Play” in Red Oak. 
For only $99+ applicable taxes, (double occupancy) you will enjoy: 
• One (1) Night stay at the Red Coach Inn 
• $10 Food Voucher at the Red Coach Restaurant 
• Voucher for your choice of indoor tennis, golf or a live performance at the Wilson Performing Arts Center. 
This is a great opportunity to invite friends, family, plan a business retreat, or maybe plan your own little local getaway. For more great places to visit while you’re in town, go to! Visit or call 1-800-544-6002 for details & reservations! 
**Advance Reservations required. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.** 

During the month of June, all Roger’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning employees and their immediate families will receive a free one month membership to the YMCA. (DOES NOT APPLY TO CURRENT MEMBERS)
You give so much to our community, it’s time for us to give back to you! All you have to do is show us proof that you are a Roger’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning employee at the Front Desk to receive your free one-month pass.

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June 1st & 2nd
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Starts June 5th - August 4th
Group Swimming Lessons
June 5th - 9th
YMCA Founder’s Day
June 6th

173 years ago on June 6th, the Y began helping people live better lives when George Williams founded the organization. Today the Y is addressing some of the most pressing social issues facing our country: diabetes, obesity and chronic disease, the educational achievement gap, and the lack of civic engagement in our communities. 
The Y is the organization that…
· …has served the military and military families in every U.S. conflict since the Civil War.
· …inspired the formation of the U.S.O., Peace Corps and Father’s Day.
· …invented group swimming lessons, basketball, volleyball and racquetball, and gave them to the community.


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