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Summer is Coming

Posted on June 9, 2015 - 11:12

By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA

At the time of this writing, it is Monday morning. We just had a beautiful weekend. The sun was shining and the temperature was in the mid 80’s. School is almost out, and the kids are looking forward to a fun summer.

Dancing with God

Posted on April 22, 2015 - 14:38

By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA
Reprinted with permission

The wind was blowing the other day, and I noticed a leaf being carried along. It blew one way, then another.

I watched as it went back and forth, tumbling over its stem, then over its tips. I sat for quite a while observing this leaf.

At first I was amused by the back-and-forth action, and thought about how the wind changed direction, causing the leaf to change with it. I thought about how the leaf had no say in where it wanted to go.

“For all” In our Mission Statement

Posted on March 24, 2015 - 16:06

By Bob Reichen, Vice President, Mission Advancement and Chaplain

A couple of weeks ago we hosted a Leadership Academy at our YMCA in Vancouver. This event brought together key leaders from various branches of our Association. We began this two day event with a focus on our mission with an emphasis on the last two words of our mission statement – “for all.”

Andra – February Employee of the Month

Posted on March 9, 2015 - 13:54

Congratulations to Andra – February Employee of the Month at our Beaverton Hoop YMCA. Andra is one of our awesome personal trainers. She leads hard core boot camp groups during our fitness challenges. She works one-on-one with members in their free orientation sessions and conducts many personal training sessions. Not to mention all the behind-the-scenes work she does on the Healthy Living Floor from cleaning to Activtrax training.


Things a horse taught me

Posted on February 27, 2015 - 14:25

By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA

I pray the day is finding you well.

My friend, Chuck, and I take an annual ride on our motorcycles. We spend the better part of two weeks riding around the country seeing the sites. One day we rode from Mountain Home to Filmore, Utah.

Do you know what is in Filmore? Not much.

As I rode along on my bike I started thinking about Tinker.

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