Nearly 80 members of the community joined the YMCA of Greater Nashua for its 129th Annual Meeting on November 17 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Nashua. During the annual breakfast meeting, YMCA CEO Mike LaChance inducted John Callahan of Hollis into the Y’s Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for those who have dedicated their time and talent to fulfilling the mission of the YMCA. LaChance said, “In choosing John Callahan, the Hall of Fame committee chose a member that truly represents the spirit of the Y and has provided opportunities for members of our community for lifelong personal growth and the development of a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. For more than 20 years, John Callahan has been actively engaged as a volunteer to drive the YMCA to a higher level of impact to our members and the community. As an active member using the facilities on a regular basis he has provided a perspective to assist the staff in continually improving the Y. He has held virtually every role a volunteer can possibly have in an organization like Y, including Board of Trustees Chairman (2013-2016); Chief Volunteer Officer (2003-2004); and Board of Directors Member (1993-2005, 2007-2009).”
This year’s Volunteers of the Year are: Anna O’Herren of Nashua, YMCA Board member: Diane Loudenback of Nashua, YMCA Storm Swim team volunteer; and Christian Anderson of Hudson, Nashua YMCA program volunteer.
Also, at the Annual Meeting, the YMCA of Greater Nashua announced its newly elected members of the Board of Directors. Elected to a three-year term are:
Elected to the Board of Directors (3 year term):
Rich Hillman, Product Manager, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Deane Navaroli, Principal, Harrington and Reeves
Gloria Sevitella, Regional Vice President, Farley White Management Company
Kyle Schneck, Vice President of Commercial Lending, Merrimack County Savings Bank
Re-Election to the Board of Directors (3 year term):
Lydia Foley, Broker/Owner, Purple Finch Properties
Steven King, Health Plan CEO, United Healthcare
Joseph Thomas, Retired, CEO of Macom Technology Solutions, Inc.
The role of YMCA volunteers is to provide leadership, guidance and financial support to the organization as it works to provide programs and services to youth and families of the Greater Nashua area. Board members work with staff to develop a long range strategic plan that guides the implementation of programs and initiatives that support the Y’s efforts to nurture the potential of youth, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and give back and support neighbors. “I am excited to have these wonderful community leaders joining our Board of Directors to aid us in our great work and service to the Greater Nashua region,” said Michael LaChance, YMCA of Greater Nashua CEO.
To find out how to get involved or to donate, visit the Support the Y page or call 603-598-1533.
2016: A Year in Review
The YMCA of Greater Nashua is 129-years-old and 129-years-strong. As our community has grown, so has our YMCA. We have been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive. We don’t just strengthen individuals, we strengthen entire communities.
Every day the YMCA gives our community the support it needs to learn, grow and thrive. From advocacy to aquatics, child care to camps, family fun to fitness, mentoring to multicultural experiences, sports to safe places, water safety to wellness, everything we do helps strengthen our community and the people who live here. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Everyone is welcome; our goal is to not turn anyone away due to the inability to pay.
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