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January 1998 - first capital campaign gift is given to the YMCA of $176,000 for endowment fund program from Tom & Catherine Carder of Red Oak, Iowa.
September 1998 - YMCA public capital campaign kick-off event was held with an announcement of a $1 million gift given to the YMCA from Charles & Norma Wilson of Red Oak, Iowa, bringing campaign funds to $1.5 million raised.
December 1998 - capital campaign reaches $2.3 million dollar goal and YMCA secures $500,000 endowment goal.
July 1999 - ground is broken for site of YMCA at Legion Park in Red Oak, Iowa.
September 1999 - Oakview Construction of Red Oak, IA is hired by the YMCA to serve as our Project Manager for construction of $4.3 million dollar construction project and later to construct four (4) indoor tennis court project.
September 30, 1999 - YMCA reaches enough funding to start a full facility construction for the YMCA building of $4.3 million dollar construction cost.
October 1999 - YMCA construction begins in full force with anticipated grand opening of October 2000 for a full facility YMCA.
November 1999 - YMCA formulated transitional plans through thirteen (13) volunteer committees to assist the YMCA to move from a storefront operation to a full facility YMCA of 34,000 square feet.
December 1999 - YMCA capital campaign funds reach $4.8 million dollars.
January 2000 - YMCA Board of Directors announce the final phase of having indoor tennis courts fund-raising efforts begin from grants, special events, through children's events, etc.
January 2000 - YMCA staff changes begin within the front office, membership & marketing and program staff.
February 2000 - YMCA capital campaign funds reach $4.8 million and YMCA has committed pledges of $225,000 for indoor tennis center.• March 2000 - YMCA hires first time ever Aquatic/Program Director
June 2000 - YMCA Capital Campaign funds reach $5.2 million and YMCA has committed pledges of $420,000.
June 2000 - YMCA hosts a Sneak Peek Preview of the YMCA construction project during Junction Days 2000 - over 500 residents tour the facility.
July 2000 - YMCA hires first time ever property manager.
July 2000 - YMCA hosts another Sneak Peak Preview of the YMCA construction project during the Montgomery County Fair with another excellent turnout.
July 2000 - YMCA announces to the public the new full facility membership rates and what a membership will include.
August 2000 - part-time staff is hired in various departments to meet the needs of the YMCA members and the service area.
August 2000 - YMCA Capital Campaign funds reach $6.3 million and YMCA has committed pledges of $1.3 million for (4) four-court indoor tennis center.
September 2000 - YMCA Auxiliary formed. The club is designed to help and meet the needs of our members.
September 2000 - staff training.
September 2000 - first ever After School Programs was implemented to the youth of the area.
October 2000 - YMCA conducts several Pre-Membership Sale Nights to allow customers the opportunity to purchase their memberships prior to the YMCA opening its doors.
October 2000 - YMCA hosts Great Plains Cluster Fall Assembly. Over 160 people attending.
October 2000 - YMCA opens its doors "to build healthy body, mind, and spirit for all"
October 2000 - first ever YMCA of Montgomery County Iowa formed a Winter Swim Team.
November 2000 - YMCA hosts the official Grand Opening and Dedication of the YMCA.
December 2000 - YMCA receives anonymous endowment gift of $500,000 to bring the Montgomery County Family YMCA's total endowment investment fund to 1 million dollars.
January 2001 - Montgomery County Family YMCA hosts its first ever indoor swimming meet in Red Oak, Iowa or Montgomery County, Iowa on Saturday, January 6, 2001. YMCA Stingrays Swim Team vs. Southern Prairie YMCA Youth Swim Team.
2001 - (pending) anticipated four indoor tennis court center opening.
April, 2001- Dr. Ray Pugh served as the YMCA's 2001 Annual Campaign Kickoff Speaker to help the YMCA raise our goal of $37,000 for the year of 2001.
April 2001 - Montgomery County Family YMCA awarded $400,000 grant from the State of Iowa Vision Iowa Board of Directors -Community Attraction Tourism Grant program. 6.8 million dollars raised in capital campaign funds ($500,000 Endowment, 1.8 million indoor tennis center and 4.3 million for phase I & II.)
April 2001 -YMCA learns that it will receive $8,838 grant through the State of Iowa Boost4Families Program to run 2001 summer camping program.
May 5, 2001 -Montgomery County Family YMCA breaks ground of 14,000 square foot plus four indoor tennis center - With anticipated opening November 2001.
July, 2001- YMCA learns that it will receive $15,083 in grant funding through the State of Iowa Boost 4 Families Program to run the Before & After School Program. This grant will run from July 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001.
August, 2001- YMCA hires a full-time Tennis/Program Director to run the year round tennis programs along with other YMCA responsibilities as assigned. The YMCA also hires a part-time Before & After School Director through the Boost4Families Program.
August, 2001- The YMCA paid off the community-lending loan of borrowed funds against the committed pledges for the construction of the original 34,000 square foot facility of the YMCA.
September 21, 2001 - YMCA learns of receiving $21,000 grant from the Variety Club of Des Moines, IA, for a 15-seat passenger van with chair lift/transportation service for youth and residents in need that could not be able to enjoy the YMCA.
October 29, 2001 - YMCA held its first Endowment Heritage Club Dinner with Keynote Speaker John Brooks, CEO of Greater Metropolitan YMCA, in El Paso, Texas.
November 11, 2001 - The YMCA hosts a Sneak Peak Preview of the Carder Indoor Tennis Center with Special guest appearance by Andy Roddick, the #15 ranked Men's Tennis Player in the world. Hundreds of people from the Midwest attend this event.
November 21, 2001 - The YMCA learns that it will receive $13,676.31 in grant funding through the State of Iowa Boost4Families Program. This grant will run from January 1, 2002, - May 31, 2002.
December 9, 2001 - The Four Court Carder Indoor Tennis Center is officially opened through the YMCA's Grand Opening and Dedication of the center. A great day of speakers, tennis and fellowship.
​December 2001 - The Four Court Indoor Tennis Center opens for open tennis play and later in December Holiday Tennis Tournaments will be held for youth and adults.
December, 2001- The YMCA surpasses its 2001 Annual Campaign goal of $37,000 and raised over $43,000 for the 2001 "No One Denied" program.
December, 2001- The YMCA entered into a community-lending program for the final construction payments of the $1.8 million dollar indoor tennis center project. Only funds borrowed against committed pledges for the construction of the 34,000 square foot indoor tennis center.
February 2002 - YMCA, Red Oak Chamber and Red Oak Industrial Foundation host Leadership Iowa at YMCA
April, 2002- John Knicely, the evening news anchor for WOWT-Channel News 6, serves as the YMCA's 2002 Annual Campaign Kickoff Dinner to help raise $41,000 for the 2002 year for the "No One Denied" program.
October 28, 2002 - YMCA held its second Endowment Heritage Club Dinner with Keynote speaker Ken Gladish, CEO of the YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL. 
November 2002- Nick Zimmer, YMCA Executive Director is appointed for a 14 month term as YMCA of the USA Civic Engagement Fellow to spread the word of having teens getting involved with the community. The Montgomery County Family YMCA receives $7,500 grant funding to be involved with the Civic Engagement Program and carry on the work of Civic Engagement forever.
January 2003 - YMCA hosts YMCA of USA Civic Engagement Workshop with Spencer Bonnie.  
April 2003- YMCA kicks off $71,500 Capital Campaign Project for Racquetball/Squash/Wallyball Court.
September 2003- YMCA secures over $45,000 of pledges for the Capital Campaign Project for Racquetball/Squash/Wallyball Court to begin construction plans for October 2003. Major donor will secure the balance of what is owed for the $71,500 project.
October 2003- YMCA retires $175,000 community lending loan against committed pledges for the indoor tennis center.
October 2003- Construction begins for the $71,500 Racquetball/Squash/Wallyball Court.
October 27, 2003- Mike Bussey speaks at the 3rd Annual Heritage Club Endowment Dinner.
December 2003- YMCA retires $54,000 community lending lean for racquetball/squash/ wallyball court against committed pledges.
​December 2, 2003- New Racquetball/Squash/Wallyball Court is open for play.
December 14, 2003- The YMCA hosts and official ribbon cutting and dedication ceremonies for the newly constructed $71,500 Racquetball/Squash/Wallyball Court. The court is named the Kent & Jean Webb Family Court for Kent Webb's campaign leadership and serving as the projects largest donor.
December 31, 2003- The YMCA surpasses the goal of $32,000 for the "We Build People" campaign that provides assistance with memberships and programs for people with financial limitations. The YMCA hosted several events including golf tournaments, raffles, and cookouts to raise money for this fund.
2001-2004 - run a very smooth and effective YMCA to meet the needs of our members and service area.
2004- Complete a risk management plan with manual and training. Conduct a 3-5 year long- range plan for issues of second gym, funding. Focus on membership growth and retention, volunteers, staff development. Build an endowment fund of $3 million dollars.
2004 - first surplus budget.
August 2005 - Luke Jensen, 1993 French Open Men's Doubles Tennis Champion and current ESPN Tennis Commentator, performed youth and adult indoor tennis clinics at the YMCA Indoor Tennis Center.
2005 - YMCA launches website www.mcymca.com. The YMCA has earned grant funding with the Montgomery County Endowment Fund program to assist YMCA programming needs and operational needs.
2007 - YMCA is now raising $35,000 of annual support funds. Annual operating budget is now at $570,000. YMCA completes final payments to pay off committed pledges for the racquetball/wallyball/ squash court.
2008 - YMCA Executive Director Nick Zimmer is elected to the North American YMCA Development Organization, dedicated to commitment to Philanthropy and strong financial practices, for a three year term. Zimmer serves as 2009 NAYDO Conference, Dallas, Texas, co-chair of the Exhibitors and will continue to provide leadership to the Exhibitor efforts for future conferences. 
2008 - The YMCA kicks off an endowment enlargement campaign called "Future Is in Your Hands" with dedicated volunteer leadership. YMCA secured a top gift of up to $500,000 and to benefactor will provide .50% additional contribution to any designed gift up to $500,000. Total campaign goal is $1.5 million and campaign timeline is to be completed by 2011 to earn incentive gift of up to $500,000. Campaign team works on Phase I and by the end of December 2008 the YMCA has raised $191,000 for designated endowment funds to be used for long term deferred maintenance projects.
January 2009 - YMCA kicks off a $38,000 annual support campaign.
April 23, 2009 - The Montgomery County Family YMCA earns the 2009 NAYDO Eagle Award, the highest award in Philanthropy and Financial practice, at the 2009 NAYDO Conference in Dallas, Texas on April 23rd, 2009.  
May 2009 - The YMCA's endowment enlargement campaign "Future Is in Your Hands" campaign has raised $326,000 by May 1st, 2009.  
May 2009 - YMCA receives a $23,433 grant gift from the Montgomery County Endowment Organization for new cardiovascular health wellness fitness equipment.
July 2009 - YMCA plays host to hundreds of RAGBRAI riders (bicycle riders across Iowa) and support member for shower and overnight stay at the YMCA; The YMCA raises over $3,600 for the one night stay.
August 2009 - The YMCA's endowment "Future Is In Your Hands" Campaign reaches campaign figures of $370,000 campaign goal is $1.5 million by December 31st, 2011. All funds directed for long term maintenance needs.
October 5th, 2009 - The YMCA holds its annual Heritage Club dinner at the Red Coach Inn to celebrate the YMCA's endowment program - key note speaker – Louie Warren CEO of the Greater Omaha, Nebraska Association.
November 11th, 2009 - YMCA receive a $6,000 grant from the Endowment Funds of Southwest Iowa for lap top computer/ projector for OHAS staff training's staff training's for webinar participation/ for new pool/ family/ youth water toy.
December 31st, 2009 - YMCA reaches its 2009 Membership for Everyone Campaign goal of $38,000. So no one is denied YMCA program or membership services sue to financial limitations.
December 31st, 2009 - The YMCA's endowment "Future Is in Your Hands Campaign" reaches $378,000 figures campaign goal is $1.5 million by December 31st, 2011. All funds directed for long term maintenance needs.
January 1st, 2010 - The YMCA announces its 2010 Membership for Everyone Campaign goal of $39,000. So no one is denied YMCA program or membership services due to financial limitations.
March, 2011 - Red Oak City Council approves $56,000 partnership for performed services for the Montgomery County Family to provide property ground assistance at Red oak Legion Park home of the YMCA/city of Red Oak Sports complex management/managing the outdoor city swimming pool, and providing countless recreational and program services to the community residents of all ages and background.
April, 2011 - the YMCA under the leadership of Mary Jo Piller, kicks off the YMCA's Annual Campaign on one denied program to the YMCA due to financial limitations the 2011 campaign theme was "Chipping In For The Y" friends asking friends with a campaign goal of $50,000. The campaign had over 80 campaigners that made personal campaign visits from April 14, 2011 - May 6, 2011.
March, 2011 Red Oak City Council approves $56,000 partnership for performed services for the Montgomery County Family to provide property ground assistance at Red oak Legion Park home of the YMCA/city of Red Oak Sports complex management/managing the outdoor city swimming pool, and providing countless recreational and program services to the community residents of all ages and background.
April, 2011 the YMCA under the leadership of Mary Jo Piller, kicks off the YMCA's Annual Campaign "No One Denied" program to the YMCA due to financial limitations the 2011 campaign theme was "Chipping In For The Y" friends asking friends with a campaign goal of $50,000. The campaign had over 80 campaigners that made personal campaign visits from April 14, 2011 - May 6, 2011.
April, 2010 - The YMCA receives $15,000 grant from the Montgomery County Endowment Foundation for new locker room flooring.
May 2010 – The YMCA’s endowment “Our Future Is in Your Hands Campaign” reaches $433,000 figure; the campaign goal is $1.5 million dollars by December 31st, 2011. All funds are directed for the long term maintenance needs.
May 2010 - The YMCA’s Membership for Everyone Campaign reaches $15,000 of its $39,000 campaign goal. 
October 4th, 2010 – The YMCA hosts it’s annual Heritage Club Dinner with keynote speak Vernon Delpesce – CEO of the Greater YMCA of Des Moines, Iowa.
November 7th – 9th, 2010 the YMCA hosts the 2010 Fall NAYDO North American YMCA Development Organization - council meeting at the Red Coach Inn & Restaurant in Red Oak, IA.
November, 2010 The YMCA receives a $3,000 grant from the Montgomery County Endowment Foundation for membership/program enhancements.
December 31st, 2010 the YMCA surpasses the “Membership for Everyone” annual campaign goal of $39,000 by reaching slightly over $42,000 to assist families, youth, adults, couples of all ages that need financial assistance to enjoy YMCA program and membership services. 
December 31st, 2010, the YMCA has now raised $480,000 for the YMCA’s “Our Future is In Your Hands” Endowment Enlargement Campaign to assist the YMCA’s long term maintenance needs. 
April, 2011 the YMCA receives a $10,000 grant from the Montgomery County Endowment Foundation for membership/program/facility enhancement. Funds were used for new main floor carpet.
​•July, 2011, The YMCA collaborated with the Red Oak Chamber/Industrial Association of Red Oak, Iowa for an economic and fiscal impact of events and tournaments that the YMCA held in 2011 and nearly $200,000 impacted was provided the community of Red Oak through these events.
September, 2011, “Our Future in Your Hands Endowment Campaign” has raised $485,000.
October, 2011, The YMCA hosts its annual Heritage Club Dinner with keynote speaker Fred Hauser, Small and Mid-Size YMCA Executive/Certifications & Membership Standards Director.
October, 2011 The YMCA’s Endowment “Enlargement Committee just held its second annual mystery drop event. All went very smoothly and raised $43,000 for the second straight year. The “Our Future Is in Your Hands” Endowment campaign now has raised with pledges and cash on hand $565,159.17 to assist with major maintenance/repairs of the facility.  
December 2011: YMCA’s annual campaign raises $49,000 for the campaign in 2011. The campaign goal was $50,000. Funds raised for the campaign to assist the Y’s long last policy that “no one is denied” Y membership or program services.
December, 2011: The YMCA raised $30,000 plus through an endowment enlargement campaign effort to earn another 50% to each new gift made to the Y’s “Our Future Is In Your Hands” since the campaign started in October 2008 the campaign now has raised just shy of $6000,000 for the interest funds to be used for long-term maintenance needs.
January, 2012 the YMCA plans for the 2012 Y annual campaign under the director of Kevin and Angela Britten with the campaign goal set for $50,000 and to mobilize 90 plus volunteers from mid March to mid May to raise these funds to honor the Y’s long lasting policy that “No One Is Denied” a Y membership or program services.  
June 2012: the YMCA receives $5000 E. F. & Sylvia Schildberg Foundation to assist with various Y programming and YMCA annual campaign “Strength in Numbers” program.
June 2012: the YMCA receives a $5000 gift from the William T. Shields Revocable Trust for the Y’s annual campaign “Strength in Numbers” program.  
June 2012: the YMCA installed a new computer software program “DAXKO” for membership services, financial & program services needs.
June 2012: reaches the $44,000 mark of the 2012 Annual Campaign “Strength in Numbers” program to help reach the $50,000 campaign goal.
September 22, 2012: The YMCA held its annual fall Four Best Ball Golf Tournament. The Tournament was very successful and the YMCA raised
$5,000 to assist the YMCA”s annual campaign needs to honor the YMCA’s “No One Is Denied Policy” for programs, services, and memberships.
​March, 2014: The Montgomery County Family YMCA kicks off the 2014 “ The Y. So Much More” annual campaign on March 13th, 2014. The campaign goal has been set for $56,000.
March, 2014: The Montgomery County Family YMCA receives and earns a $18,000 grant from the Montgomery County Endowment Foundation for assistance with the YMCA’s goal to raise $70,000 for new flooring and wellness equipment for the YMCA’s wellness center. The grant that was submitted by the YMCA was for $20,000. The YMCA also received a lead gift of $1,000 from Montgomery County Memorial Hospital to assist the YMCA’s wellness center equipment and flooring project. The YMCA also earned a $5,000 grant from the Red Oak Tourism & Recreation committee from the cities hotel/motel tax program to assist the YMCA’s wellness center improvement project. This brings our total raised to $66,000 and the YMCA will kickoff the public phase of the campaign in late May as the goal is to have the new flooring, lighting and equipment installed by mid August, 2014.
• April, 2014: The YMCA’s 2014 annual campaign “ The Y. So Much More” has raised $ 22,000 of the campaign goal of $56,000.
April, 2014: Nick Zimmer, CEO of the Montgomery County Family YMCA successfully completed his 2nd three year term to serve on the North American YMCA Development Organization Council and chairing the sponsorship's and exhibitor program for six year’s. Nick and Nancy Zimmer attended the 2014 NAYDO Conference held in San Antonio, Texas on April 9th – 12th, 2014.
• May, 2014: The YMCA’s 2014 annual campaign “ The Y. So Much More” has raised $33,000 of the campaign goal of $56,000.
• May, 2014: The Montgomery County Family receives and earns a $2,500 grant from the E.F. & Sylvia Schildberg Foundation of Greenfield, Iowa along with another lead gift of $5,000 from one of the YMCA’s top benefactors. This brings the total for the new wellness center equipment and center enhancements to $77,000 of a now $90,000 project. The public phase of the campaign will be kicked off in late May and the centers new “look” should be ready to go by mid August, 2014.
• June, 2014: The Montgomery County Family YMCA receives and earns a $250 grant from The Redwoods Foundation to purchase a case that can be mounted on one of the YMCA lobby walls for our AED machine. 
• The YMCA reaches the $39,000 level of funds raised for the annual campaign program at the end of June. The campaign goal is $56,000.
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