One down, 11 to go. Happy February everyone!! Everyone knows what early February means each year. Maybe you didn’t like the outcome last year and it took you awhile to get over it. Or maybe you were very happy with the outcome and celebrated for months. Regardless how can you not enjoy all the fanfare, celebration, parties, music and performances, and most of all watching your favorite icon take the stage. Of course I’m talking about Groundhog Day and whether or not Phil will see his shadow this year (if you thought I was referring to the Super Bowl – Go Rams!!!). Winter has certainly arrived, and depending on what happens on February 2nd this year, could be here for another 6 weeks. Go Phil Go!
While the weather outside might be brutally cold, snowy, and icy, the temperature at the Y is red hot! Jack and Team have done a great job wrapping up another successful year and are setting their sights high for 2019. And boy are they off and running. We have so many great things going and although we slowed down a bit for the Holidays we are firing on all cylinders once again. Soon we will have 3 different Campaigns going on at one time – Annual, Capital, and Endowment respectively. Each Campaign has its own goals and expected outcomes. We are so excited for our future and what God has in store for us.
Thank you to those who participated in our Feasibility Study as part of the Capital Campaign. It was very clear this community needs, wants, and will support the expansion of our facility. We are so blessed to have so many great people helping us lead the charge. The expanded facility will allow us to grow membership and offer more programs than ever before, while continuing to collaborate with other community organizations to make Armstrong County the place to be.
The Annual Campaign will soon get under way and we’ll set out to achieve a 3rd robust campaign in a row. Our goal this year will be $100,000. We will achieve this goal due to the efforts of all of you. Thank you in advance for your support. As you know the Annual Campaign puts many members and community members into classes and offerings free of charge that otherwise would not be available to them. When you give you aren’t just make a donation, you are changing lives.
Finally, the Endowment Campaign. This campaign will allow us to have sustainability into the future and will assist the Y and community members for many years to come. This campaign is unique in that it sets out to raise the Endowment fund to a level we have never seen before, which will make us one of the strongest Y’s in the Country. The Endowment is vital to our future success.
As we head into the 2nd month of the year, I want to thank everyone for all they do to contribute to the Y in your own special way. Not all contributions are financial, but all contributions are crucial to our continued success. Now is our time. And together we will achieve greatness.
2019 – Right Here. Right Now.