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Title: Y's Men's Clubs. Y's Men and Women's Clubs. Encouraging an

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Y Service Clubs Ys Mens Clubs Ys Men and
Womens Clubs Encouraging and providing
leadership to build a better world for all
mankind based on the teachings of Jesus Christ
and as partners with the YMCA.
Pride Through Service
Pride Through Service Ys Men are dedicated to
the mission of the Y and to serving the
community. Every Y Service Club is unique,
serving the special needs of the local
community, just as every Y does.
Westfield Ys Mens Club Westfield, New
Jersey Building a better community by raising
approximately 30,000 annually from Christmas
tree sales. The number of trees sold by the Ys
Men would fill Giants Stadium!
Westfield Ys Men continued The money is
committed to a YMCA Capital Projects Fund, and to
community youth clubs and organizations. Many
other clubs in the US Area sell Christmas trees
as their fundraiser.
Burbank Ys Men
Carondelet Y Service Club St. Louis,
Missouri Making a community contribution
through a Book Fair fundraiser now an annual
city-wide eventthat has raised more than
1,000,000 in 30 years. Thousands of books are
sold each year.
Carondelet Y Service Club continued The funds
raised support the YMCA, community service
projects, literacy projects, and programs of Ys
Men International. On average, according to
Rolando Dalmas, International Secretary-General,
US Y Service Clubs give 90 of funds raised to
their local Y.
Seal Beach Leisure World Ys Mens Club Los
Altos YMCA, California Empowering seniors with
quality service, this unique Ys Mens Club is
dedicated to helping residents of the Seal Beach
retirement community who are unable to
accomplish tasks of normal home activities for
Kankakee Area Ys Mens Club Kankakee,
Illinois Supporting families for more than
thirty years by distributing free coats to
children unable to afford appropriate attire for
the cold winters.
Kankakee Area Ys Men continued The Coats for
Kids campaign blossomed into a significant
collaboration with large area vendors, and set an
example for other community organizations to
conduct similar clothing campaigns.
Y FOCUS Club The Ys Mens Club in Ottawa,
Canada In an effort to reach out to the
international community, Y FOCUS Fair Trade
Sports has been able to send over 500 used
soccer balls, 690 soccer shirts and 150 pairs
of socks to refugee camps, schools, orphanages
and YMCAs in 12 different developing countries.
Y FOCUS Club continued Because of these
donations, soccer matches are now a part of the
regular curriculum in some schools in Tanzania,
providing a significant boost in morale for these
HIV/AIDS orphans.
  • How Y Service Clubs Assist Local Ys
  • Ys Men/Women are a source of Y Board and
  • committee members.
  • They cooperate with the Y in maintenance and
  • of Y camps and other facilities.
  • They spearhead leadership for World Service
  • activities, and the international emphasis of
    the Y
  • (hosting international visitors and exchange
  • Ys Men/Women recruit and train volunteer
  • Ys Men/Women organize and lead youth clubs.
  • They participate in campaigns for new members
  • and sustaining memberships.

Reaching Out to the World Y Service Clubs
provide greater international understanding
through links with clubs around the world. They
have helped alleviate human crises by providing
105,000 for Tsunami relief, and have accepted a
Universal Global Project HIV/AIDS International
Y Service Clubs working as a recognized NGO by
the United Nations has adopted the Roll Back
Malaria project seeking to donate 20,000
packages of mosquito netting. These kits
contain a) routine immunizations b) Vitamin A
(or multiple micronutrient) supplementation, c)
insecticide-treated nets and pretreatment kits
d) Anti-malaria blister packs for at home fever
management. These nets will be distributed by
the World Health Organization (WHO).
Tsunami relief in Alumnae
  • International Programs
  • Time of Fast
  • Supports projects in developing countries
  • Members fast for one meal, contribute meal cost
  • An international committee selects and monitors
  • projects proposed by YMCAs worldwide.
  • During its history, this project has distributed
    4 million.
  • Annual contributions approximate 220,000.

  • International Programs
  • Brotherhood Fund
  • Personal contributions enable members to
  • another culture first-hand by
  • visiting clubs in other parts of the world,
  • being hosted in members homes,
  • learning about their projects.
  • Members apply for these travel grants.
  • Annual contributions approximate 175,000.

International Programs Alexander Scholarship
Fund International headquarters receives and
distributes funds raised by clubs for education
and training of YMCA professionals in developing
areas. Annual contributions to this fund named
for the founder of Ys Men International
approximate 15,000.
Alexander Scholarship Fund continued In the US
Area, the Fund is available for college
scholarships for potential YMCA staff. Money
typically spent on member-to-member Christmas
greetings can be contributed to the Dollars for
Scholars Fund used for training YMCA
professionals in the US.
  • International Programs
  • Endowment Fund
  • Contributions made to honor members
  • Memorial statements placed in the the
  • Golden Book of Ys Men International
  • Funds develop the Ys Men movement
  • Annual contributions approximate 115,000

International Brother Clubs Strengthening
International Understanding Joins members from
all parts of the world by communication,
visitation, and shared project support. Clubs
sign official charters indicating their Brother
Club status.
Ys Menettes Clubs Support local Ys Mens
Clubs. Conduct their own local and
international projects.
  • What We Believe
  • Our members pledge
  • to display idealism
  • to support the activities of the YMCA and other
  • worthy organizations
  • to be world-minded
  • to be enthusiastically active
  • to live out our motto To acknowledge the duty
  • that accompanies every right.

  • Y Service Club Structure
  • Membership Types
  • General Members
  • men and women age 25
  • Youth members
  • men and women 16-25
  • Family members
  • children of members

  • Y Service Club Structure Dues
  • International, Area and Region dues paid twice
  • Clubs set local dues
  • Youth and Family members pay reduced rates

  • Y Service Club Meetings
  • Weekly, every two weeks, or monthly,
  • often with a meal
  • Can include speakers, service projects and
  • International and YMCA topics included
  • Emphasis months suggested by the International
  • President (examples include Time of Fast and
  • Y Service Church Sunday)

  • US Area Awards
  • for Service to the YMCA
  • Clubs receive awards based on reports
  • their service to
  • Camp service
  • Community service
  • Youth service
  • The Award of Excellence honors a club which
  • sponsors a new club in addition to the
  • service awards listed above.
  • YMCA World Service
  • Y staff training
  • Y membership service

  • Keeping in Touch
  • Several forms of communication are available
  • Regular club bulletins
  • Ys Alliance (U.S. Area newsletter)
  • Ys Mens World (International newsletter)
  • Youth World (International - information on
    Youth Convocations
  • and Youth Clubs)
  • Websites
  • www.ysmen.org
  • (International - project and organization
  • www.ysmenusa.com
  • (US Area - information and news from other clubs)

Working Together
  • Beyond the
  • Local Club
  • An Overview
  • Clubs are joined in
  • Districts
  • Several Districts form
  • a Region
  • Regions are joined
  • into an Area
  • All Areas are
  • represented on the
  • International Council

  • Leadership
  • All officers are nominated and elected by the
  • All officers are expected to demonstrate the
  • qualities
  • Idealism and devotion to the movement
  • Interest in the work of the organization
  • Initiative in formulating ideas and executing
  • Industry - untiring effort to reach the goals
  • during the term of office

  • District Officers
  • District meetings are called
  • by the District Governor to
  • Share information
  • Assist with club revitalization,
    membership recruitment and
  • Conduct club officer
  • training
  • Offer opportunities
  • for fellowship

Regional Officers Regional Directors work
through District Governors. Clubs host annual
Regional Conventions for leadership training,
club development and fellowship. Regional
Directors appoint Service Directors for
International and Area fundraising and service
  • US Area Officers
  • Area President, Area President-Elect and
  • Past Area President along with the Corporate
    Secretary, Chief Financial Officer conduct Area
    business and meetings.
  • Regional Directors serve as Area Council members
    and are the only person eligible to make and vote
    on motions.
  • Area Presidents appoint Area Service Directors
  • for International and Area fundraising
  • and service projects. He or she also serves as
  • International Council Member.

US Area - 9 Regions North Atlantic 10
clubs South Atlantic 11 clubs Mideast 10
clubs Mid-America 13 clubs North Central 10
clubs Pacific Northwest 6 clubs Pacific
Central 9 clubs Pacific Southwest 35
clubs Hawaii 9 clubs
1,915 club members Regional Directors comprise
the Area Council
Ys Men International 30,000 members in 72
countries located in these Areas Africa 405
members Asia 9,680 members Canada 460
members Europe 6,850 members India 7,370
members Latin America / Caribbean 590
members South Pacific 260 members USA 1,915
  • International Leadership
  • International leaders plan for and direct the
  • organization worldwide
  • International President
  • International President-Elect
  • Past International President
  • International Treasurer
  • Area Presidents
  • International Council Members

Ys Men International The International
Secretary General administers from headquarters
in Geneva, Switzerland The 21-member
International Council, the governing body, is
composed of the 8 Area Presidents and 13 other
council members allocated by Area membership.
  • International Leadership
  • International Conventions
  • For members
  • Every two years
  • Experience the diversity of cultures
  • in the movement
  • Enrichment and realization of goal
  • to build a better world for all mankind

Pride in our Membership www.ysmen.org www.ysmenus
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