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ALLIANCE UPDATE: 
OCTOBER 2017

In this edition:

- Year Round Advocacy - Committee Weeks
- 2017 Florida Leadership Conference - Postponed
- Tampa Y & Highlands County Y Welcome new CEOs
- 2018 National Leadership Opportunities
- Funding Opportunities

BUILDING COMMUNITIES 
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE -
COMMITTEE WEEKS BEGIN

The start of the 2017-2018 Florida Legislative Session is upon us! Committee weeks kicked off Monday, October 9th 2017, after being postponed from Hurricane Irma. 

This year, Committee weeks will fall on the following weeks:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 12-Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 (Cancelled)
  • Monday, Oct. 9-Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
  • Monday, Oct. 23-Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
  • Monday, Nov. 6-Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
  • Monday, Nov. 13-Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
  • Monday, Dec. 4-Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

During the non committee weeks, Ys have the opportunity to meet with their legislators in their districts, invite their legislators to Y events and engage them outside of Tallahassee.

The Florida Alliance of YMCAs Advocacy Team will be reaching out to local Ys to work with your local association to schedule & attend meetings per usual.  

For a complete guide check out Y-USA's Engaging with Public Officials Toolkit

FLORIDA STRONG
2017 FLORIDA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE - POSTPONED 

Based on the feedback received, we will be postponing the Florida Leadership Conference. In its stead the CEOs will be getting together to review and establish a continuing vision, and strategy for the Alliance. 

This is an exciting time for our YMCAs as we craft the next generation of community development.

In addition to this, CEOs & CVOs are encouraged to attend a Board Capacity Building Workshop, November 16th, 2017 at the Hilton Lake Beuna Vista.  

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD
TAMPA & HIGHLANDS YMCAs WELCOME NEW CEOs

The Tampa Metropolitan YMCA & Highlands County YMCA both welcome new CEOs!

WELCOME MATT MITCHELL,
TAMPA METROPOLITAN YMCA

The Tampa Metropolitan YMCA has named Matt Mitchell as its  new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 16th. 

Matt comes to the Tampa Y with more than 20 years of experience with the Y. Most recently, he has served as the Executive Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer of the YMCA of Greater San Antonio for the past five years. While there, Matt orchestrated and strengthened community collaborations and partnerships, increased annual charitable contributions by $700,000, grew member retention by 16 percent and attained 65 percent growth in family memberships and 40 percent growth in overall memberships. Prior to that, Matt worked for the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee in various leadership roles including vice president of center operations, group vice-president, senior branch executive director and branch director.

WELCOME MIKE BATIATO, 
HIGHLANDS COUNTY YMCA

Highlands County YMCA has named Mike Batiato as CEO, effective September 18th. 

Mike has 30 years of YMCA experience. He served as vice president of operations for the YMCA of St. Petersburg from 2011 to 2015. In the past, he has been responsible for the leadership of five YMCAs and 21 childcare locations.

Batiato led the design and construction of the new $8 million Bardmoor YMCA, and led the $3 million renovation of a six-year-old preschool acquired from the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, which is now known as the Speer YMCA Preschool Academy.

Prior to that, Mike has been the vice president of operations at the YMCA of Orange County in Tustin, California, executive director at the Katy Family YMCA in Houston and executive director of the Williams Family YMCA of Florida’s First Coast. 
 

WELCOME MATT & MIKE!

NEW YEAR, NEW OPPORTUNITIES
2018 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) has released their 2018 National Leadership Development Opportunities. These opportunities provide high-quality leadership development opportunities to ensure Y staff at all levels can continue their growth as committed, cause-driven leaders in the Y.

See a preview of the 2018 National Development Opportunities and consider how they can help you reach your career goals next year.

TRANSFORM YOUR GAME 
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Community Centered Approach to Health
This focus area of the Kresge Foundation has three initiatives underway:

  • Community-based collaborations, which brings together health care, public health and local and grass-roots organizations to improve population health and health equity.
  • Leadership development, which aims to build the next generation of public health leaders.
  • Innovative population health programs and policies, which advances efforts to spread successful program models and policies that link clinics and communities.

More Information here

Shade Structure - Sun Protection Grant
The American Academy of Dermatology (AA) Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure. 
More Information Here

Membership Forum
November 7-9, 2017
New Orleans, LA

Financial Managers Conference
November 13-15, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Build Your Board Capacity Workshop for CEOs & CVOs

November 16, 2017
Lake Buena Vista, FL


Florida YIG: Fall Delegation Convention
November 17-18, 2017 
Lake Buena Vista, FL


CEO Meeting
November 30, 2017 
Orlando, FL


Small & Midsize YMCAs Conference
January 31- February 2, 2018
Clearwater Beach, FL

Program & Membership EXPO 
February 27 - March 2, 2018
Denver, CO




Tampa Fall Regional Training Event
October 1 - December 31, 2017
Event Information



Contact Rhonda McVey, Regional Training Director, YUSA Training Partner YMCA, for more information.

FLORIDA YMCAs:
  • Central Florida Metro YMCA  
  • Florida's First Coast YMCA
  • Highlands County Family YMCA  
  • Lake Wales Family YMCA
  • Manatee County Family YMCA
  • Greater Marco Family YMCA
  • Greater Naples YMCA
  • North Central Florida YMCA
  • YMCA of Northwest Florida
  • Palm Beaches Metropolitan YMCA
  • YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg
  • Sarasota Family YMCA
  • The SKY Family YMCA
  • YMCA of South Florida
  • YMCA of South Palm Beach County
  • YMCA of the Suncoast
  • Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA
  • YMCA of the Treasure Coast
  • Volusia/Flagler Family YMCA
  • YMCA of West Central Florida
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