Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the plan?
Our main and immediate Goal is to have the two Branches of the Y - Berlin and ESJ - remain open past the stated September 13th deadline. Please plan to stay put!
How will you do that?
We will create a totally new organization separate from the current board, while still retaining our valued staff.
Where is the money going that we are donating?
Right now we are only taking PLEDGES to show board and potential partners that the membership and our community are behind the plan to create a separate organization but when we do collect money it will kept in a separate account that will only be used by the new management not the current one.
How will this be different?
We are negotiating a proposal with the current board whereby the Save Our Y Advisory Council will devise a new plan of management that will be transparent, member-inclusive, and will provide for growth of our two health and fitness centers.
What is the Save Our Y Committee doing?
We are working on a business plan that will be attractive to investors and financial supporters that will enable us to be successful in our mission to keep our Y open. We have former CEO’s and COO’s from YMCA’s on our fabulous team to assist us in making the new business plan as well as other talented professionals in finance, marketing, fundraising and other areas or expertise.
What can I do to help?
1. We need you to remain members and encourage your exercise pals to stay.
2. Personally invite 10 friends to pledge and join our “Sharing Campaign” to share the site on social media
3. We need financial commitments (pledges) from you. No monies are being collected at this time and remember:
ALL PLEDGES ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NEW “SAVE OUR Y” entity.
4. Stay current with goings-on by checking our website. www.saveoury.org and like our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/saveoury or Instagram at: www.instagram.com/saveourymca
Find ten friends to pledge, return to their beloved Y, or become a new member.