2Y’s Men and Women’s Clubs Y Service ClubsY’s Men’s ClubsY’s Men and Women’s ClubsEncouraging and providing leadershipto build a better world for all mankindbased on the teachings of Jesus Christand as partners with the YMCA.
4Pride Through Service Y’s Men are dedicated to the mission of the Y and to serving the community.Every Y Service Club is unique,serving the special needs of thelocal community, just as every Y does.
5Westfield Y’s Men’s Club Building a better community Westfield, New JerseyBuilding a better communityby raising approximately$30,000 annually fromChristmas tree sales.The number of trees soldby the Y’s Men wouldfill Giants Stadium!
6Westfield Y’s Men continued The money is committed to a YMCA Capital Projects Fund, and to community youth clubs and organizations.Many other clubs in the US Area sell Christmas trees as their fundraiser.Burbank Y’s Men
7Carondelet Y Service Club Making a community contribution through St. Louis, MissouriMaking a communitycontribution througha Book Fair fundraiser—now an annual city-wideevent—that has raised morethan $1,000,000 in 30 years.Thousands of booksare sold each year.
8Carondelet YService Club continuedThe funds raised support the YMCA, community service projects, literacy projects, and programs of Y’s Men International.On average, according to Rolando Dalmas, International Secretary-General, US Y Service Clubs give 90% of funds raised to their local Y.
9Seal Beach Leisure World Y’s Men’s Club Empowering seniors with Los Altos YMCA, CaliforniaEmpowering seniors withquality service, this unique Y’s Men’s Club is dedicated to helpingresidents of the Seal Beachretirement community who areunable to accomplish tasks ofnormal home activities forthemselves.
10Kankakee Area Y’s Men’s Club Supporting families Kankakee, IllinoisSupporting familiesfor more than thirty yearsby distributing free coatsto children unable to afford appropriate attire for thecold winters.
11Kankakee Area Y’s Men continued The Coats for Kids campaign blossomed into a significant collaboration with large area vendors, and set an example for other community organizations to conduct similar clothing campaigns.
12Y FOCUS Club In an effort to reach out to the international community, The Y’s Men’s Club in Ottawa, CanadaIn an effort to reach out tothe international community,Y FOCUS Fair Trade Sportshas been able to send over500 used soccer balls,690 soccer shirts and150 pairs of socks to refugeecamps, schools, orphanagesand YMCA’s in 12 different developing countries.
13Y FOCUS Club continuedBecause of these donations, soccer matches are now a part of the regular curriculum in some schools in Tanzania, providing a significant boost in morale for these HIV/AIDS orphans.
14How Y Service Clubs Assist Local Y’s: Y’s Men/Women are a source of Y Board andcommittee members.They cooperate with the Y in maintenance and supportof Y camps and other facilities.They spearhead leadership for World Serviceactivities, and the international emphasis of the Y(hosting international visitors and exchange students).Y’s Men/Women recruit and train volunteer leaders.Y’s Men/Women organize and lead youth clubs.They participate in campaigns for new membersand sustaining memberships.
15Reaching Out to the World Y Service Clubs provide greater international understanding through links with clubs around the world.They have helped alleviate human crises by providing $105,000 for Tsunami relief, and have accepted aUniversal Global Project: HIV/AIDSInternational Y Service Clubs working as a recognized NGO by the United Nations has adopted the “Roll Back Malaria” project seeking to donate 20,000 packages of mosquito netting. These kits contain: a) routine immunizations; b) Vitamin A (or multiple micronutrient) supplementation, c) insecticide-treated nets and pretreatment kits; d) Anti-malaria “blister packs” for at home fever management.These nets will be distributed by the World Health Organization (WHO).Tsunami relief in Alumnae
16International Programs: Time of Fast Supports projects in developing countriesMembers fast for one meal, contribute meal costAn international committee selects and monitorsprojects proposed by YMCA’s worldwide.During its history, this project has distributed $4 million.Annual contributions approximate $220,000.
17International Programs: Brotherhood Fund Personal contributions enable members to experienceanother culture first-hand by:visiting clubs in other parts of the world,being hosted in members’ homes,learning about their projects.Members apply for these travel grants.Annual contributions approximate $175,000.
18International Programs: Alexander Scholarship Fund International headquarters receives and distributes fundsraised by clubs for education and training of YMCA professionals in developing areas.Annual contributions to this fund named for the founderof Y’s Men International approximate $15,000.
19Alexander Scholarship Fund continuedIn the US Area, the Fundis available for collegescholarships for potentialYMCA staff.Money typically spent onmember-to-member Christmasgreetings can be contributedto the Dollars for Scholars Fundused for training YMCAprofessionals in the US.
20International Programs: Endowment Fund Contributions made to honor membersMemorial statements placed in the theGolden Book of Y’s Men InternationalFunds develop the Y’s Men movementAnnual contributions approximate $115,000
21International Brother Clubs: Strengthening International Understanding Joins members from all parts of the world bycommunication, visitation, and shared project support.Clubs sign official charters indicatingtheir Brother Club status.
22Y’s Menettes Clubs Support local Y’s Men’s Clubs. Conduct their own localand international projects.
24What We Believe Our members pledge: to display idealism to support the activities of the YMCA and otherworthy organizationsto be world-mindedto be enthusiastically activeto live out our motto: To acknowledge the dutythat accompanies every right.
25Y Service Club Structure: Membership Types General Members:men and women age 25+Youth members:men and women 16-25Family members:children of members
26Y Service Club Structure: Dues International, Area and Region dues paid twice yearlyClubs set local duesYouth and Family members pay reduced rates
27Y Service Club Meetings Weekly, every two weeks, or monthly,often with a mealCan include speakers, service projects and fundraisingInternational and YMCA topics includedEmphasis months suggested by the InternationalPresident (examples include Time of Fast andY Service Church Sunday)
28US Area Awards for Service to the YMCA Clubs receive awards based on reports highlightingtheir service to:Camp serviceCommunity serviceYouth serviceThe Award of Excellence honors a club whichsponsors a new club in addition to theservice awards listed above.YMCA World ServiceY staff trainingY membership service
29Keeping in Touch Several forms of communication are available: Regular club bulletinsY’s Alliance (U.S. Area newsletter)Y’s Men’s World (International newsletter)Youth World (International - information on Youth Convocationsand Youth Clubs)Websites:(International - project and organization information)(US Area - information and news from other clubs)
31Beyond the Local Club Clubs are joined in Districts An OverviewClubs are joined inDistrictsSeveral Districts forma RegionRegions are joinedinto an AreaAll Areas arerepresented on theInternational Council
32Leadership All officers are nominated and elected by the members. All officers are expected to demonstrate the followingqualities:Idealism and devotion to the movementInterest in the work of the organizationInitiative in formulating ideas and executing plansIndustry - untiring effort to reach the goalsduring the term of office
33District Officers District meetings are called by the District Governor to:Share informationAssist with club revitalization, membership recruitment andConduct club officertrainingOffer opportunitiesfor fellowship
34Regional Officers Regional Directors work through District Governors. Clubs host annual Regional Conventions for leadershiptraining, club developmentand fellowship.Regional Directors appointService Directors forInternational and Areafundraising and service projects.
35US Area Officers Area President, Area President-Elect and Past Area President along with the Corporate Secretary, Chief Financial Officer conduct Area business and meetings.Regional Directors serve as Area Council members and are the only person eligible to make and vote on motions.Area Presidents appoint Area Service Directorsfor International and Area fundraisingand service projects. He or she also serves as anInternational Council Member.
36US Area - 9 Regions North Atlantic 10 clubs South Atlantic 11 clubs Mideast 10 clubsMid-America 13 clubsNorth Central 10 clubsPacific Northwest 6 clubsPacific Central 9 clubsPacific Southwest 35 clubsHawaii clubs1,915 club membersRegional Directors comprise the Area Council
37Y’s Men International30,000 members in 72 countries located in these Areas:Africa membersAsia 9,680 membersCanada membersEurope 6,850 membersIndia 7,370 membersLatin America / Caribbean 590 membersSouth Pacific membersUSA 1,915 members
38International Leadership International leaders plan for and direct theorganization worldwide:International PresidentInternational President-ElectPast International PresidentInternational TreasurerArea PresidentsInternational Council Members
39Y’s Men InternationalThe International Secretary General administers from headquarters in Geneva, SwitzerlandThe 21-member International Council, the governing body,is composed of the 8 Area Presidents and 13 other council members allocated by Area membership.
40International Leadership International ConventionsFor membersEvery two yearsExperience the diversity of culturesin the movementEnrichment and realization of goal:to build a better world for all mankind