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THIS IS YOUR Y - June Newsletter

by Kristi Potts on 06/14/17

THIS IS YOUR Y

Montgomery County Family YMCA Member Newsletter  June 2017
NICK ZIMMER RESIGNS

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.

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YMCA OF THE 
ROCKIES RAFFLE

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 
limitations. 

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. 

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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: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-1433436 
Thank you for any support you give to our YMCA through this program!
 




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$2,000 E. F. SYLVIA SCHILDBERG GRANT

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.

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NEW AQUATIC TOYS & POLICY

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.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT UPDATE
JAN BURNISON

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.


 
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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
GEORGE MAHER DAY OF SERVICE VOLUNTEERS

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.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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 johnb@mcymca.com. 
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ANNUAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

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 www.YMCA.com/GIVE
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BEST SUMMER EVER! 

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
DAILY DROP IN COST AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
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STAY & PLAY 

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 www.redoakiowa.com! Visit www.redcoachredoak.com or call 1-800-544-6002 for details & reservations! 
**Advance Reservations required. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.** 
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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

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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BUILDING HOURS

Monday-Friday ......5 am - 8 pm
Saturday..................8 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday....................MEMBERS ONLY 2 - 5 pm
POOL HOURS

Monday - Friday......5:30 am - 7 am
                                 9 am - 1 pm
                                 3 pm- 7 pm 
Saturday.................9 am - 12 pm
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SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Lifeguard Class
June 1st & 2nd
Summer Day Camp
Starts June 5th - August 4th
Group Swimming Lessons
June 5th - 9th
YMCA Founder’s Day
June 6th
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YMCA FOUNDER’S DAY

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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We could use some helping hands!

by Kristi Potts on 06/13/17

Volunteer for 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 beautiful 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. It’s fun and all volunteers are treated to a wonderful  meal.

For more information on how you can help, please call John Blomstedt at 712-623-2161, e-mail him at johnb@mcymca.com, or stop by the Montgomery County Family YMCA, located in the beautiful Red Oak Legion Park at 101 East Cherry Street, Red Oak IA.

Y Executive Director Resigns

by Kristi Potts on 05/26/17

Executive Director Nick ZimmerMontgomery County Family YMCA’s Board of Director’s Chief Volunteer President Mike Olson has announced the resignation of Nick Zimmer of the Montgomery County Family YMCA’s current and only Executive Director in the 22 year history of the Montgomery County Family YMCA located in Red Oak, Iowa. Zimmer has 31 years of YMCA service in Nick’s career also able to serve the communities of Fremont, Nebraska, El Paso, Texas and Niles, Michigan before coming to Red Oak in March of 1995. Nick’s final day on site at the Montgomery County Family YMCA will be the week of June 26th, 2017.
During Zimmer’s tenure as the Executive Director of the YMCA, the YMCA staff and volunteers were a part of developing and offering as wide range of programming for everyone of all ages, moved from a store front operations from 1995 to October, 2000 into a state of the art full facility 70,000 square foot YMCA that includes: Indoor Swimming/Lap/Combined – Zero Depth Fun area, full court gymnasium, four indoor tennis courts, racquetball, wallyball 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 and the entire YMCA is ADA accessible.
Relate to philanthropy development under Zimmer’s tenure the YMCA has raised through capital funding, annual giving, special events, and endowment development in a service area of 13,000 population over $10 million dollars of contributions to allow for residents in Red Oak, Montgomery County, Southwest Iowa and the region to have a better place to live, work, play and learn in.
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 as a consultant with American City Bureau. American City Bureau a family owed business which was developed in 1913 is the nation’s oldest fundraising firm. ACB’s believes in taking a more personal approach to philanthropic growth with a mission statement of: “Build a culture of philanthropy – together, with our clients”. In the beginning American City Bureau focused on organizing and strengthening Chamber of Commerce. Over the next few years ACB has branded out to working with libraries, YMCA’s and other community organizations to healthcare, education, community and the arts. American City Bureau credits its rich history, exceptional service, strong relationships and innovative services in helping nonprofits realize the promise of growth.
The position with ACB allows Nick and his wife Nancy to continue to stay in Red Oak and continue 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 base 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.
To learn more about the Montgomery County Family YMCA and how to become a member, volunteer, donor and involved in YMCA programming, simply stop into the YMCA located at 101 East Cherry Street in the beautiful Red Oak Legion Park, phone the YMCA at 712-623-2161 , visit the YMCA’s website @ www.mcymca.com or like the YMCA on Facebook.

Red Oak Rotary Club and The Y's TOGETHERHOOD Committee Team Up

by Kristi Potts on 04/26/17

Montgomery County Family YMCA Press Release (Red Oak, Iowa)
Friday, April 21st, 2017

The Red Oak Rotary Club made a visit to one of the Red Oak Senior High School Boy's and Girl's Tennis Team's practices on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at the Carder Indoor Tennis Center located in the Montgomery County Family YMCA. Water was given out to all players and coaches Dan Martinez and Nita Martinez. The Red Oak Rotary Club committee in partnership with the TOGETHERHOODTM committee coordinated visits at various Red Oak Community School extracurricular activities, other area schools, and special community / area projects where the participants and/or volunteers can use a break for refreshments and at the same time learn about the Red Oak Rotary Club and their mission of Service Above Self.

The TOGETHERHOODTM social responsibility program provides Y members with an easy, fun, and rewarding way to volunteer for service projects that strengthen our community. The program is run by a committee of Y members that helps organize and run four service projects a year with only a one year commitment.

Area residents that are involved with the TOGETHERHOODTM program from youth to older active adults can volunteer to help coordinate and/or be a part of worthwhile community/area events. It’s fun, rewarding, and a great way to give back to one's community/area for what the community does for us as residents of the community, county, and area.

The TOGETHERHOODTM program has offered the following three programs this term:

The Cheer program which provided holiday cards to patients at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak Rehab & Care facility, Regency, Arlington Place, and Good Samaritan Center.

The Adopt a Child program which provided a brighter Christmas for children in need to receive a holiday gift through a sponsor.

Provided coordinated times with coaches, instructors, and community leaders to attend a practice or program for the youth of our community/county and/or area or adults within the community/county that are working hard on worthwhile community projects to enjoy some light refreshments provided by the Red Oak Rotary Club and the YMCA TOGETHERHOODTM committee while learning about each respective program and organization. Recently water was given out to the Red Oak Youth Soccer Club teams, the YES Mentoring program and water to the Boy’s Jr. High School Track team of Red Oak, Red Oak Boy’s and Girls Golf teams and Red Oak Boy’s and Girls Track teams.

The final project for the 2016-17 year started early April, 2017 and will end on May 10th, 2017 with the Walking School Bus program/activities. The walking school bus program is being coordinated with Southwestern Iowa Community College, Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak Public Library, and other community organizations. The walking sites are the YMCA – Physical Activities, Red Oak Public Library – Literacy, the Red Oak History Museum, and at a site TBA where SWICC & ISU Extension Office would hold Career Exploration classes. 

If you are interested in volunteering with the TOGETHERHOODTM program, please call 712-623-2161, e-mail Gerry Lundgren at gerrylun@myfmtc.com, or stop by the Montgomery County Family YMCA, located in the beautiful Red Oak Legion Park at 101 East Cherry Street, Red Oak IA.

To learn more about becoming a Red Oak Rotarian, simply come to a Tuesday noon meeting at the Red Coach Inn and Restaurant located at 1200 Senate Avenue on Highway 34 in Red Oak or contact Co-Membership Directors of the Red Oak Rotary Club Nick Zimmer at the Montgomery County Family YMCA at 712-623-2161 ext. #13 or Chris Amos at Rubey Realty & Auction in Red Oak at 712-623-2724 to receive more information about all that the Red Oak Rotary Club is dedicated to doing for the Red Oak Community, area, region, United States, and world.  You are always welcome!  
 
For more information on how one can become a member, volunteer, donor, or simply involved with the Montgomery County Family YMCA, please stop in for a visit or tour of the YMCA, call 712-623-2161, or visit us on Facebook, or the Y’s website at www.mcymca.com.

YMCA Corner - Kai Swanson

by Kristi Potts on 04/26/17

YMCA Corner

Kai Swanson has been a member for over 10 years and would recommend it to anyone. Being able to choose between working out individually or joining any of the available Y Fitness Classes which are now free for members makes it accommodating for everyone. Exercise has always been important to her both physically and mentally.

“The YMCA for me has always been a great way to start my day. It offers a wide variety of activities for anyone who enjoys exercise and overall wellness. Our Y is a great place with a friendly, helpful atmosphere.” She said.

When dealing with life’s daily demands, it’s important that individuals have support they can lean on. Adults need help finding balance in life and managing their health. Children need safe environments where they’re nurtured and motivated to reach their full potential. Seniors need a place where they can be active and find camaraderie. Families need opportunities and places to connect and strengthen relationships with one another.

At the Montgomery County Family YMCA, we have something for everyone. The Y offers a unique combination of programs that improve health, nurture youth, and connect you to the community that you’ll only find at the Y. Programs include Boot Camp, Express Pump, Yoga, Chair Yoga, Aquacise, Lifestyle Splash, Swim Lessons, Adult & Youth Tennis Lessons, and Summer Day Camp to name a few.

 

For more information on how one can become a member, volunteer, donor, or simply involved with the Montgomery County Family YMCA, please stop in for a visit or tour of the YMCA, call the YMCA at 712-623-2161, visit the YMCA on Facebook, or the Y’s website at www.mcymca.com.