Nearly 100 members of the community joined the YMCA of Greater Nashua for its 130th Annual Meeting on November 16 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Nashua.
During the annual breakfast meeting, YMCA CEO Mike LaChance inducted former YMCA General Executive Director David Dougherty 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. Mr. Dougherty joined the Y of Greater Nashua in 1986, when the organization was operating out of a building on Prospect Street in Nashua, a building shared with the YWCA. “When Dave assumed leadership of the Y, we had 1,700 members, and when he left the YMCA in 2002, we were serving more than 13,400. During his 16 years at the helm, two of his greatest accomplishments were the acquisition of the former Merrimack Athletic Club in 1998, which became the Merrimack Branch of the YMCA of Nashua and the purchase of the remaining half of the Nashua branch on Prospect Street in 1995,” said Mike LaChance, YMCA CEO.
This year’s Volunteers of the Year honored at the Annual Meeting are:
Policy Volunteer of the Year: Gloria Selvitella of Nashua, YMCA Board member
Financial Development Volunteers of the Year: Trustees Earl Prolman of Nashua and John Callahan of North Woodstock, NH (formerly of Hollis)
Program Volunteer of the Year: June Fung of Manchester
Volunteer Family of the Year: Iraida Munoz, Nesto DeJesus and Ruben DeJesus of Nashua
Also, at the Annual Meeting, the YMCA of Greater Nashua announced its newly elected members of the Board of Directors.
Re- Elected to the Board of Directors (3 year terms):
- Jill Gage, Co-owner of Fortin-Gage Flowers and Gifts in Nashua
- Mark Levesque, Associate Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab
- Dr. Kenneth Weintraub, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua
Elected to the Board of Directors (3 year term):
- Margaret Morris, Practice Administrator, Merrimack Smiles dental practice
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.
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