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On September 30th, we closed the books on our Fiscal Year 2017. By virtually every measure, the year was another success! Your belief in the Y and continued commitment to this community organization has allowed us to make a difference in the lives of many. Over the last year a lot has happened at the Y that makes us say thanks. Here are a few highlights.

Sarah Bush Lincoln Center for Healthy Living Collaboration -

Through a partnership with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon YMCA members now have the option of working out at the Center for Healthy Living if they choose.

New Programs -

We are always looking for innovative programs to offer to the community. This year we added several programs including: Precision Combat Kickboxing, Family Fitness Classes, and Total Y Wellness. All are wonderful new offerings.

Nationwide Membership -

Your membership at the Mattoon YMCA now allows you to access 95% of all Y’s across the country through the new Nationwide Membership. Simply scan your card at other facilities and you have access free of charge.

New Equipment -

New equipment can be found in our Wellness Center as we continue to ensure that our facility remains in top notch shape. SYNERGY360 equipment is now available for you to use in the Wellness Wing. This equipment will allow a wide variety of new workout options.

Neal Center YMCA -

We will soon be breaking ground on a new facility in Toledo, Illinois. The Neal Center YMCA will have many of the same offerings that we have today, but in Cumberland County. All members of the Mattoon YMCA will have access to this new facility when it is complete.

Young Adult Membership -

We recently changed our College Membership category into one that encompasses all Young Adults regardless if they attend college or not. This new category is for individuals ages 18 to 26.

In this time of Thanksgiving we are grateful to all of our volunteers. This year hundreds of volunteers served the Y and community by coaching, teaching, cleaning, building, directing, leading, creating, soliciting, and in many other ways. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of our YMCA.

Holly Bailey, Gayla McDaniel, and John Inyart are three of the wonderful volunteers that have served at our Y. Holly, Gayla, and John all three served on the YMCA Board of Directors that had terms come to an end. Holly was involved with the Y since 2008 and was instrumental in our construction project and served one year as President. Gayla served one term on the board and was actively involved with our annual fundraising and appreciation committee. In John’s time with the Y, he provided great insight from his experiences as former mayor of Charleston. Our YMCA will miss the input of these fine individuals and thank them for their many years of service to our organization.

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