Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Celebrates Iowa YMCA Appreciation Month
[Marshalltown, September 2018]— Governor Kim Reynolds is signing a proclamation this month designating September 2018 as YMCA Appreciation Month, in recognition of more than 150 years of helping build a healthy Iowa. As a result, the Iowa YMCAs initiated a statewide effort to engage community leaders with their local Ys to share the organization’s three focus areas: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
“The Marshalltown YMCA has been serving Central Iowa since 1876,” said Carol Hibbs, YMCA-YWCA CEO. “As an organization we welcome all into our programs, and we support efforts to strengthen our community.”
The Y has been posting social media messages in September to highlight this month. For more information about the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA, visit www.ymca-ywca.org or call 641-752-8658.
Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA 2018 Heritage Club Awards
Presented to Kevin & Kim Swartz and David & Valerie Clark
[September, 2018] – The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Heritage Club held its annual recognition event, “Sip. Savor. Support.” recently at Elmwood Country Club. Awards were presented to individuals who have made a lasting impact on the Y.
The 2018 Martha-Ellen Tye Friend Award was presented to Kevin & Kim Swartz. The Swartz family has been members and supporters of the Y for over 25 years. Kim has been active in many of the Y’s programs and served as a volunteer for the annual campaign. Kevin has provided leadership with the Y Board and the Heritage Club Board. Presenter Joel Greer stated, “They have been generous with their expertise, time, as well as their financial support.”
The 2018 Ryden Service Award was given to David & Valerie Clark. Among other things, they have been heavily involved with the Y’s swim program over the years, serving as volunteers and supporting as donors. Since 2004, Dave has been the ‘voice of state girls swimming & diving’, serving as the announcer. Val has been Clerk of Course each year, ensuring meets are well-organized and running smoothly. In addition, Dave has served as annual campaign chair and on the Heritage Club Board of Directors.
The YMCA-YWCA Heritage Club was established in 1982 is to assure a stable, long-term financial base for the Marshalltown Y so that the missions of both the YMCA and the YWCA can be secured. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to make a legacy gift to the organization.
Mike Bloom, Valerie & David Clark
Joel Greer, Kim & Kevin Swartz