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2017 Annual Meeting

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, Staff, Volunteer, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development, Youth Sports | 0 comments

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Annual Meeting at the Lincoln Center this week! While at the meeting we reviewed the 2016 Annual Report, recognized our Community Partner Award Winner, Washington Trust Bank, and highlighted staff and volunteer award winners. Below are some photos from a fun morning that featured wonderful people making a difference in the Spokane...

Staff Spotlight – Brad

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, Staff, Uncategorized, Y Stories, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development | 0 comments

Brad Bushy is the Membership & Wellness Director at our South Y. Brad is from Spokane and attended the University of Idaho to study sports medicine and played rugby. His athletic ability does not stop there, Brad played competitive hockey from 8-16 years-old and even played in Europe! After college, he moved to Arizona and worked his way up to fitness club management. He met his wife, Rosalie, in Phoenix and they have 4 children.  He loves the relationships he builds by helping people with their fitness and health goals. Brad says “the gym is my temple to help nourish my mind, body, and soul. I believe it is an...

My Y Story – Carole

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Active Older Adults, Aquatics, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Membership, My Y Story, Social Responsibility, Y Stories, Y Stories, YMCA of the Inland Northwest | 0 comments

Carole first heard about the YMCA through her physical therapist; he suggested she attend daily. After consulting with her family physician, she joined the Y through the National MS Society. She has enjoyed making friends and being out in the community. “There is always opportunity for laughter, and this membership has provided me with community involvement that is so important to my emotional well-being,” she said. She enjoys a number of our group exercise and aquatics classes and credits the YMCA’s staff with helping her every step of the way. With improved coordination and better balance she hasn’t had a “kissing concrete” moment in a long time. As a...

My Y Story – Julie Kubat

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Impact In Action, Membership, My Y Story, Y Stories, Y Stories, YMCA of the Inland Northwest |

Julie learned to hate crowds, rules, and closed-in spaces due to her war-torn childhood. Born in a Japanese-occupied island prison during World War II, she has overcome struggles that only few could relate. After finding a career in education, she enjoyed outdoor recreational activities with friends and kept busy with her church. Suddenly, her husband fell terribly ill and could no longer care for himself. With no local family, Julie was the sole caregiver to her sick spouse. She eventually withdrew from society completely, as both she and her husband became isolated in utter despair. The stress of tending to his mental, emotional, and physical devastation all alone became...

YMCA voted “Best Health Club”

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Healthy Living, Membership, Social Responsibility, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development |

A huge thank you to all of our members for voting us “Best Health Club” in The Inlander‘s 2017 Best of the Inland Northwest issue. We believe we are much more than a health club and this quote rings true for so many of our members (via The Inlander)  “Yes, the YMCA was historically pitched at young men looking for a fun place to stay when they’re new in town. But the biggest strength of the “Y” is how great it is for the whole family. It’s not unusual to see dad lifting weights, mom swimming in the pool, your sister in a Zumba class, and the baby in...

Annual Campaign Celebration

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Healthy Living, Membership, Social Responsibility, YMCA Gives Back, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development |

Last night we hosted over 100 people at Hugo’s On the Hill to say thank you to all of our hardworking volunteers for working on the Annual Campaign. It was a night filled with friends, fun and food! YMCA of the Inland Northwest CEO Steve Tammaro gave a couple shout-outs to some of the best fundraisers including those that had the most donors, new donor money raised and overall money raised. Currently we are at 88% of our goal to help fund the most crucial programs for people in our community. To learn more about our Annual Campaign of if you would like to help us make our $500,000 goal,...