(Official Newsletter of the Pittsburg Y)
Happy New Year! Hard to believe another year has come and gone. I hope everyone survived the holidays in good shape and that you have a prosperous new year in 2020. I just finished my 20th month as director of the Pittsburg Family Y and I couldn’t be more proud to say that. It doesn’t seem like it’s been almost two years since I was fortunate enough to land here. I’m enjoying meeting the members of the Y and people in the community. I am very excited about what’s ahead of us at the Y. For January, the big focus is on the Membership Drive. After a one-year hiatus we have brought the drive back. With that effort, we can use a little help from everyone, so if you know someone that might be thinking about joining a place to exercise please talk to them about the Y. We’re looking to get things started off right in the new year so we hope everyone will renew their membership when the time comes and try and recruit a new member. As in drives of the past, we are utilizing the team concept to contact members both old and new. If you are interested in helping let me know.
Also, in early 2020 we are working on plans to do some work on our appearance and improve some infrastructure. As soon as we can get plans finalized, we’ll get going. This will be just the beginning. I want to thank those of you who have continued to be members of the Y while we work on the many things that have needed attention. I know progress is slow sometimes but we’re working to do things the right way and in your best interest long term.
As I have been saying the board is working on some exciting things for our future. I can’t say it enough, Thank You for staying loyal and patient through this transition as we work to revitalize the Y. If at any time you have questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me. I want to wish everyone the best in the new year.
Matching Funds Program for Scholarships - This program is still going. We have collected $63,130 of our $100,000 goal. Please spread the word about this effort. The goal is to raise these dollars in hopes of creating more access for children and families. A big thank you to all our contributors who have generously given to this program.
Membership Drive - The drive will run through the month of January. Keep this in mind as you navigate your day to day. We are our best recruiters. Let people know that we are also looking for new members. The future is bright, we have a lot going on in 2020.
In-House Monitors - Thank you to the sponsors of these monitors. This has been a great tool to help us get the word out to our members on all the Y activities.
These are some of the things that are in-progress. Your help in adapting to the changes and taking care of the facility will make for a smooth transformation and a better Y for all members to enjoy.
If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact me.
Thank you for your support!
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"The Buzz" - January 2020
Pittsburg Family YMCA Welcomes Chaplain
At the end of September, Adam Parrish will join the Y staff as a volunteer chaplain. Adam has been the Discipleship Pastor at PittNaz Church in Pittsburg since January of 2017. He and his wife, Sarah, who is an elementary teacher at Meadowlark Elementary have been married since 1997 and have three sons. Having grown up in Central Texas, Adam moved to the Midwest in 1993 to attend college. He has been here ever since, mostly in southern and north central Missouri. Holding various ministry positions since 1996, he received his master’s degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 2010. His passion in ministry is any kind of teaching, preaching, writing, or one-on-one conversations where people encounter God’s truth and are helped and transformed because of it.
In his spare time, Adam enjoy sports, working out, woodworking, and hanging out with his family. Coming from Texas, Adam says he bleeds the burnt orange of the Texas Longhorns and the Silver & Blue of the Dallas Cowboys! Regarding joining the Y staff, Adam commented, “I have been a member at the YMCA since arriving in Pittsburg, and I am thankful to now be part of the YMCA family as a volunteer chaplain!” Executive Director Mike Moore commented, “Adam came to me and asked if he could act as our chaplain. I thought it was a great idea. His presence will help us provide a more well-rounded environment for our members and anyone else who wishes to take advantage of Adam’s services.”
Beginning September 30th, Adam will be at The Y on Mondays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. and Wednesday’s from 8:00-9:30 a.m. to speak with anyone who wishes to utilize his services. His office will be upstairs on the south end of the hallway.
National Gymnastics Day
Shooting Stars Gymnastics participated in the annual Fall Festival Parade in Girard, then hosted a National Gymnastics Day Celebration. The event was free to the public and had fun activities such as bounce houses, hot dogs and snacks, drinks, face painting and games.