As I begin my ninth week here at the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, I want to take a moment to mention just how impressed I am with everyone working and volunteering at the facility. You are all incredibly dedicated, and you all have my sincerest thanks and gratitude. Without you, we could not bring the services of the YMCA to the Simcoe/Muskoka community.
Since I have become CEO, it has been my privilege to meet and speak with more than 325 people in the area, and I have learned a lot from this experience. Many of the residents have questions about the Barrie facility and how the project is progressing. It is our number one priority to address the issues that are brought to our attention, keep lines of communication open and to promptly respond to areas of concern.
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Board Makes Member Expectations Priority One
I am working very closely with the board to answer all of your concerns and this remains our number one priority. We are committed to the rejuvenation of the Barrie YMCA, and will make sure it meets the highest standards the members of our organization expect and demand. We will be unveiling our full vision and strategy by January, 2012.
Barrie YMCA Continues Tradition of Commitment to Community
We have formed a committed work group consisting of members of the board to help us complete the development plan as quickly as possible. We are committed to keeping communications open during this process and are looking forward to your feedback while the plan is being developed. It is only through you that the YMCA is able to contribute to the community.
As the development plan progresses, you will find plenty of updates here on the blog or on my Twitter account @RobYMCASM. I look forward to meeting more of you and learning what we can do to improve your experience with the YMCA here in the Simcoe/Muskoka area. I encourage you to provide any feedback or suggestions through the comments here on the blog.