2015 YMCA Advocacy Week

The 2nd annual YMCA Advocacy Week was held August 3-7, 2015 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Local Ys invited local, county, state and federal elected officials to their facilities for a host of different activities ranging from “meet and greet” sessions to reading to children to facility tours and presentations.

Haverford YMCA 

John Flynn, State Alliance Chair and CEO of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, welcomes Congressman Chaka Fattah and local dignitaries to the Haverford Y.

John Flynn, State Alliance Chair and CEO of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, welcomes Congressman Chaka Fattah and local dignitaries to the Haverford Y.

Yael Lehmann, Executive Director of The Food Trust speaks about the partnership between her organization and the YMCA.

Yael Lehmann, Executive Director of The Food Trust speaks about the partnership between her organization and the YMCA.

Tri Valley YMCA

Megan Doughtery (L), Branch Executive and Kim Johnson (R), President and CEO of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County welcome State Representative Barry Jozwiak.

Megan Doughtery (L), Branch Executive and Kim Johnson (R), President and CEO of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County welcome State Representative Barry Jozwiak.

Rep. Jozwiak tours the Tri Valley Y with Kim Johnson (L), Jennifer Frees, Rep. Jozwiak District Office Manager (2nd from R) and Marta Gabriel (R), Regional Manager for U.S. Senator Pat Toomey

Rep. Jozwiak tours the Tri Valley Y with Kim Johnson (L), Jennifer Frees, Rep. Jozwiak District Office Manager (2nd from R) and Marta Gabriel (R), Regional Manager for U.S. Senator Pat Toomey

 Greater Scranton YMCA

State Senator John Blake is welcomed to the Y by an enthusiastic group of children!

State Senator John Blake is welcomed to the Y by an enthusiastic group of children!

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Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County

State Senator Tom McGarrigle visits with summer campers and staff.

State Senator Tom McGarrigle visits with summer campers and staff.

Sen. McGarrigle takes a tour of the CYEDC

Sen. McGarrigle takes a tour of the CYEDC with Michael Ranck, Chief Executive Officer

House Appropriations Chair, State Representative Bill Adolph, visits the Ridley Area YMCA with Chief of Staff, Jeannie Smyth, who also serves as a Community Y board member

House Appropriations Chair, State Representative Bill Adolph (L), visits the Ridley Area YMCA with Chief of Staff, Jeannie Smyth (R), who also serves as a Community Y board member

 

Garver Memorial YMCA

State Senator John Eichelberger (L) and Executive Director Rod Feather (2nd from L) visit with Y day campers and Roaring Spring Summer Recreation Program kids during Advocacy Week event.

State Senator John Eichelberger (L) and Executive Director Rod Feather (2nd from L) visit with Y day campers and Roaring Spring Summer Recreation Program kids during Advocacy Week event.

Sen. Eichelberger and Rod Feather with Y day campers and Roaring Spring Summer Rec participants

Sen. Eichelberger and Rod Feather with Y day campers and Roaring Spring Summer Rec participants

 

Mifflin Area YMCA

State Senator Judy Schwank tours the Mifflin Area YMCA in Mohnton, Pennsylvania

State Senator Judy Schwank tours the Mifflin Area YMCA in Mohnton, Pennsylvania

(l to r) Erica Moyer, Program Director; James Ulrich, Board President, Governor Mifflin SD School Board; State Senator Judy Schwank; Sen. Schwank intern; Lauren Pinson, Intern, State Alliance of YMCAs

(l to r) Erica Moyer, Program Director; James Ulrich, Board President, Governor Mifflin SD School Board; State Senator Judy Schwank; Sen. Schwank intern; Lauren Pinson, Intern, State Alliance of YMCAs

Wilkes Barre Family YMCA

Chief Executive Officer Jim Thomas and Meghan Davis, Mission Advancement and Marketing Director welcome State Representative Jim Thomas to their advocacy event.

Chief Executive Officer Jim Thomas and Meghan Davis, Mission Advancement and Marketing Director welcome State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski to their advocacy event.

 

Upper Bucks YMCA

State Representative Craig Staats (center) joins other local elected officials in listening to CEO Patricia Edwards.

State Representative Craig Staats (center) joins other local elected officials in listening to CEO Patricia Edwards.

 

Sinking Spring YMCA

(l to r) Craig Lutz, Aide to Sen. Argall; Josh Bushkie, Sinking Spring Y staff; State Senator David Argall; Kim Johnson, President and CEO of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County; Rick Wagner, Executive Director, Sinking Spring YMCA; and Lauren Pinson, Intern, PA State Alliance of YMCAs

(l to r) Craig Lutz, Aide to Sen. Argall; Josh Bushkie, Sinking Spring Y staff; State Senator David Argall; Kim Johnson, President and CEO of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County; Rick Wagner, Executive Director, Sinking Spring YMCA; and Lauren Pinson, Intern, PA State Alliance of YMCAs

Branch Executive Rick Wagner leads Sen. Argall on tour of the Y with WFMZ Channel 69 cameras recording

Branch Executive Rick Wagner leads Sen. Argall on tour of the Y with WFMZ Channel 69 cameras recording

 

Schuylkill YMCA

Chief Executive Officer Bob Oravitz discusses the impact of the Y with State Senator David Argall

Chief Executive Officer Bob Oravitz discusses the impact of the Y with State Senator David Argall