Meeting Minutes: October 24, 2013

Conference Room – Downtown Branch | Download minutes

Members: Don Beckman, Paul Davison, Rick Gentil, Felicity Hilmer Joe Johnston, Dave Keenan, Brian Lawrence Michael Lusk, Mary Menkedick, Jon Philbrick, John Rush, Kyle Sharp, Marty Sweterlitch, Tom Terveer, & Mike Whaling.

Staff: Sue Darby, Amanda Owen, Bob Vanover, Shawn Gunnoe, Joel MacCaughey

Jim Creps, Micheal Carroll, Tim Gusler, Austin Hholt, Matt McClennan and Francis Pompey

Call to Order:
Paul Davison called the meeting to order at 12:01.

Tom Terveer led the invocation.

Mission Impact Moment:
Laronn Zimmerman shared about the YMCA Drop-out prevention program. For a detailed report, contact

Minutes were approved

Executive Committee Announcement:
Tim Gusler is stepping down as Chair of the board. Paul Davison has accepted the position as Chair and Austin has accepted the position of Vice-Chair.

2014 Annual Giving Goals:
Rick Gentil, Chair of 2014 Annual Giving Campaign and Micheal Carroll has accepted the position of Vice Chair and will assume Chair position in 2015. Henceforth the position will be a one year term. Rick, Paul, Adam Burk and Sue met to review 2014 goals. The downtown branch annual giving goal for 2014 is $116,000. The individual goal for each board member is $1,500 including a personal gift of $400. Rick reported that he and Michael will help everyone achieve their give/get goals. Commitment forms are due on Dec 1st or on the next board meeting December 5th. The campaign will run from January through May. Rick also reported that the downtown annual giving campaign would have a specific budget monitored by the chair to ensure clear and up-to-date information about goals and actual donations.

90th Anniversary Celebration:
Based on the recommendation of board members the downtown Y will hold a 90th year celebration. The event will be Friday May 2nd 5:00 – 7:00pm. This event will serve as a fundraiser and collaborative event involving the entire board. Ticket prices will be $25 per persona and $40 for couples. The format will involve showcasing historic chapters of the Y’s involvement in the community. The December 5th board meeting will include committee assignments and working time to establish ideas and deadlines. We are going to package tickets to companies for sale in bulk will raise money by auctioning off donated sporting and culture & arts event tickets. Catering for the event has already been secured but servers will be an additional cost. Each board member has a goal of selling 10 tickets. The Youth Development committee is tasked with obtaining a guest speaker.

Downtown members and staff are showing a strong presence in the Ridestrong 2013 event. 55 riders out of a goal of 50 have logged over one thousand three hundred miles. Sue is working on a Ride Strong planning committee and a running themed fundraising fitness challenge for 2014. The goal for each event will be to raise $12,500.

Nominating Committee:
Beth Tsvetkoff works for the Ohio Alliance of YMCA’s as an advocate. She is a prospective board member and will be voted on at Decembers Board meeting.

Winter Overflow:
The 2013 Winter overflow is modified from previous years. Men are being housed at a local hotel and women are being housed at the Downtown YMCA resource room. Questions about how receptive the community around the site of the 2014-2015 permanent homeless overflow shelter were raised. Sue Darby reported that community response has been very positive. The site exists in a predominantly international neighborhood who is eager to support the community based initiatives.


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Thursday December 5th, 2013 at noon

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