YMCA Gears Up At Annual Meeting

Caption: The Service to Youth Award was presented to Maria Henry for her exemplary leadership in the YMCA Youth & Government Program and service to the community. Pictured (L to R) Hon. Ed Day, Board Chair Julie Prevost, Board Member and Youth & Government Advisor Lynnette Marshall with Maria Henry and CEO Chuck Maze. (Photo by Dr. Arnold Roufa)

The Rockland County YMCA held its 124th Annual Meeting at the Nyack Seaport to recognize outstanding volunteers and elect new members.

Jeffrey Keahon received the George Schofield Distinguished Service Award for his dedicated service to the YMCA and the community. “I am proud to serve as a YMCA volunteer because of the positive impact the “Y” has on so many children and families in our community,” said Keahon during his remarks.

Keahon, a native of Pearl River and long-time member of the YMCA Board of Trustees, continues to actively serve on the YMCA Capital Campaign Committee, Golf Committee and Night of MAGIC Committee.

The Service to Youth Award was presented to Maria Henry for her leadership in the YMCA Youth & Government Program. Henry, a senior at Nyack High School, was elected President Pro Tempore of the Senate at the Statewide Youth & Government conference in Albany. She also serves as president of the Nyack High School Rotary Interact Club.

The YMCA also recognized retiring board members John Fitzpatrick, and Jim Gilbert for their leadership of committees and long-term service on the YMCA Board of Directors.

In addition to the awards, the YMCA presented a memorial tribute to the family of Loring K. Manley, Past Chairman of the Trustees and Board of Directors. Manley was a lifetime member who served on the YMCA Boards for more than 50 years. His wife, Sylvia Manley and daughter Lisa Manley received the award on his behalf.

The YMCA also held its annual election of new members to serve on the Board of Directors, which included:

·       Kevin Metcalf, Social Studies Department Coordinator at North Rockland High School
·       Miguel Roman, Branch Manager, Key Bank in Stony Point
·       Jen Wheeland, Associate Admissions Director at Nyack College
  • Dan Keeley, Athletic Director at Rockland Community College

Current Board Members Kim Coons, Max Jacobs, Peggy Koval and Julie Prevost were re-elected to serve a three year term. Edward Grant and Jeffrey Keahon were also re-elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Trustees.